BLAKE VS BERDYCH AT THE US OPEN
Fans of James Blake (USA) who is seeded fifth, cheer him on between serves as he takes on Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic during their quarterfinal match at the US Open held at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 6, 2006 in New York. (UPI Photo/Monika Graff)
Rafael Nadal moves to the No. 4 spot in the men's world tennis rankings in the final update before the seedings and pairings for the French Open are determined.
Rafael Nadal reached his eighth final in as many tournaments and second-seeded Roger Federer also notched a semifinal victory Saturday at the Italian Masters.
Tomas Berdych ended a 12-match losing streak to world No. 1 Novak Djokovic with a three-set win Friday in the quarterfinals of the Italian Masters in Rome.
Rafael Nadal overcame a poor start Thursday before posting a three-set win in third-round action at the Italian Masters tennis tournament in Rome.
Top seeds Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer each rolled through second-round wins Tuesday at the Italian Masters tennis tournament in Rome.
Andy Murray is back at No. 2 in the rankings and Stanislas Wawrinka returned to the Top 10 Monday when the men's tennis rankings were updated.
Fifth-seeded Rafael Nadal will face off against No. 15 Stanislas Wawrinka for the Madrid Open title after each won their semifinal matches Saturday.
Rafael Nadal moved closer to his fifth championship of the year Friday by coming from behind to defeat David Ferrer in the quarterfinals of the Madrid Open.
World No. 2 and defending champion Roger Federer was the stunning upset victim of Kei Nishikori Thursday in the third round of the Mutua Madrid Open.
Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer each won in straight sets Wednesday in second-round action at the Madrid Open tennis tournament.