MADRID, Spain -- Rafael Nadal finally won another clay-court title, although not in a manner that alleviated any concerns about his recent form on his favourite surface. http://www.officialraidersgear.com/Raiders-Jim-Otto-Draft-Jersey/ . The top-ranked Spaniard won his fourth Madrid Open on Sunday after Kei Nishikori was forced to withdraw with a hip injury when trailing 2-6, 6-4, 3-0 in the final. And Nadal, who is coming off to uncharacteristic quarterfinal losses on clay, said his mental strength is still lacking just two weeks ahead of the French Open. "I was blocked. There were some moments where, I dont know, I couldnt find myself," said Nadal, whose victory guarantees he will stay No. 1 in the rankings heading into Roland Garros. "It wasnt that I didnt want to play or I was missing intensity, I was just mentally blocked." Earlier, Maria Sharapova bounced back from a poor start to defeat Simona Halep 1-6, 6-2, 6-3 to win the womens title. Nadal became the first repeat winner in Madrid but it was only his second clay-court title of the year, and third overall in 2014. Nishikoris aggressive start allowed him to jump out to a 5-1 lead as his powerful groundstrokes overwhelmed Nadal, who struggled to find an answer against his Japanese opponent. "We dont deserve the victory, (Nishikori) deserves it, he played better than us the whole time," Nadals uncle and coach Toni Nadal told Antenna 3 TV. "We had a lot of luck today. We didnt really come back, he was hurt." Nishikori broke Nadal again to start the second set to leave the Magic Box centre crowd, which included Queen Sofia, dumbfounded to find Nadal struggling so badly. Nishikori first experienced discomfort while leading 4-2 and Nadal took advantage to break back. Nishikori soon needed a medical timeout for treatment on his back and hip, and his energy then looked sapped as he hit a shot long to concede the set. Nishikori, who withdrew from next weeks tournament in Rome to recover in time for the French Open, visibly struggled in the third before eventually retiring. "It was very sad, especially (since) I was winning, playing almost best tennis in my life," said Nishikori, who will become the first Japanese player in the top-10 when the new rankings are released. "It was very tough mentally for me. But I get a lot of confidence from this tournament. "You never know what happens today if Im not hurt. I may have chance to win." Sharapova, who lost to Serena Williams in last years final, crumbled in the opening set when she held her serve just once. But Haleps serve dipped in the second set, and Sharapova started hitting pinpoint ground strokes that kept the fifth-ranked Romanian running. The ninth-ranked Russian converted both her break points in the set to even the match. Sharapova then pulled away in the deciding set with an early break to follow up her triumph in Stuttgart with a maiden title in Madrid. Since the 2011 French Open, Sharapova has a 47-3 record on clay -- with all three defeats coming to Williams. The top-ranked American was the two-time defending champion in Madrid but withdrew with a leg injury on Friday. "I dont know how I pulled it off," Sharapova said after winning her 32nd career title. "I came close last year, and I didnt have a great first set today, but I knew it wasnt over until the last point was played." Sharapova planned to continue her centre court celebration on the plane ride to the Rome Masters. "They better have some champagne for me," Sharapova said. "I need a drink." Donald Penn Jersey . -- Its been 21 years since Joe Gibbs Racing celebrated its only Daytona 500 victory. 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The right-hander struggled after winning the honour in 2008 and 2009, but a retooling of his game has begun to pay off and has the San Francisco Giants thinking about the Lincecum of old.MELBOURNE, Australia - During Novak Djokovics Australian Open quarterfinal, a photo of his three-month-old son started making the rounds on social media.The photo posted by his wife showed the hairless head of young Stefan in a baby chair, with knit booties and a giraffe blanket watching his dad play tennis on TV.On-court interviewer Jim Courier asked the No. 1-ranked player about his No. 1 fan after the match, directing his attention to the big screens overhead at Rod Laver Arena.Djokovic looked up to see the picture of his son, and smiled.See how he enjoys watching TV? Hes daddys boy definitely, said Djokovic after beating the big-serving Milos Raonic 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-2, to advance to his 25th Grand Slam semifinal.I didnt know he was watching me this way, but I felt his energy. So that helped me tonight, definitely.By Jocelyn Gecker -- http://twitter.com/jgecker___MADISONS WISH LIST: Now that Madison Keys has advanced to her first Grand Slam semifinal, the big question is what to do with her prize money.The question came up first when the 19-year-old had reached the Australian Open quarterfinals earlier in the week.Im thinking Im going to buy a new handbag, said Keys, who had previously never gone beyond the third round of a major. I told myself if I make second week, Ill go out and buy a Louis Vuitton bag.The rest, she said, will go into her bank account.Im pretty good with my money, said Keys, who is listed by the WTA as having earned $630,000 in prrize money. Howie Long Jersey. That changed Wednesday, when she reached the semifinals by beating her childhood idol Venus Williams 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, meaning shell collect a check of 650,000 Australian dollars, or $510,000.Does the win mean shell upgrade to a pricier purchase?Im just going to stick with the handbag for now, said Keys. On second thought, Maybe when Im out shopping for that handbag, maybe Ill see something else.Perhaps a new house? — asked the on-court presenter after her match.Lets not go that far, said Keys. I dont think I need to buy a house right now.By Jocelyn Gecker -- http://twitter.com/jgecker___ROGERS ABSENCE IS FELT: While the capacity crowd was filling Rod Laver Arena for the start of Wednesdays play at the Australian Open, someone was remembering a four-time champion who wont make it five titles — at least this year.We miss you Roger, said the sign held up by a young woman who frowned when she realized the television cameras were on her.That could only be Roger Federer, who lost in the third round here to Andreas Seppi in a big upset last Friday.Federer, a 17-time Grand Slam singles champion, hadnt packed his bags to leave Melbourne Park that early since 2001. But five days later, someone was still thinking of him.By Dennis Passa -- http://twitter.com/DennisPassa_____Australian Open Scene follows tennis Grand Slam tournament in Melbourne as seen by journalists from The Associated Press. It is updated throughout the day. 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