Weary Nadal bows out of Wimbledon with pride

Weary Nadal bows out of Wimbledon with pride

Rafael Nadal (ESP) leaves the court after his match against Novak Djokovic (SRB) on day 12 at All England Lawn and Croquet Club on July 14. (Reuters via Susan Mullane-USA TODAY Sports)   LONDON, July 14 (Reuters): Rafael Nadal said he was proud and had nothing to reproach himself for after losing a top-quality Wimbledon […]

Djokovic outlasts Nadal in classic Wimbledon semi-final

Djokovic outlasts Nadal in classic Wimbledon semi-final

Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates winning his semi final match against Spain’s Rafael Nadal. (REUTERS/Andrew Boyers)   LONDON, July 14 (Reuters):  Serbia’s Novak Djokovic reached his fifth Wimbledon final as he resisted everything great rival Rafael Nadal could throw at him to win 6-4 3-6 7-6(9) 3-6 10-8 in a two-day classic that concluded in nerve-jangling […]

Nadal is second seed at Wimbledon, Federer first

London, June 27 (IANS): Rafael Nadal of Spain was on Wednesday named second seed for the upcoming 2018 Wimbledon tennis tournament, despite currently holding the top spot in the ATP rankings, due to the special classification system used by the English Grand Slam event.   Switzerland’s Roger Federer, world No.2 and eight-time Wimbledon champion, was […]

Nadal eases into Barcelona quarters, Dimitrov edges Jaziri

Nadal eases into Barcelona quarters, Dimitrov edges Jaziri

Spain’s Rafael Nadal celebrates winning the final against Japan’s Kei Nishikori REUTERS/Eric Gaillard   BARCELONA, April 27 (Reuters): World number one Rafael Nadal eased into the Barcelona Open quarter-finals after dispatching compatriot Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-1 6-3 and winning a record-extending 40th consecutive set on clay.   The top seed, who has won the tournament 10 […]

Nadal begins new era without mentor Toni Nadal in Australia

Nadal begins new era without mentor Toni Nadal in Australia

Spain’s Rafael Nadal talks with his coach Carlos Moya during a practice session ahead of the Australian Open tennis tournament. (Reuters Photo) BARCELONA, JANUARY 10 (REUTERS): Rafael Nadal showed that talk of his demise had been exaggerated by winning the French and U.S. Open titles last year although he faces a battle to repeat those […]

Tennis: Nadal’s season ends in painful defeat by Goffin

Tennis: Nadal’s season ends in painful defeat by Goffin

Tennis – ATP World Tour Finals – The O2 Arena, London, Britain – November 13, 2017 Spain’s Rafael Nadal reacts after losing his group stage match against Belgium’s David Goffin Action Images via Reuters/Tony O’Brien   LONDON, November 14 (Reuters) – Rafael Nadal’s unforgettable season came to a painful end when he withdrew from the […]

Nadal makes hardcourts look easy for third U.S. Open crown

Nadal makes hardcourts look easy for third U.S. Open crown

Tennis – US Open – Mens Final – New York, U.S. – September 10, 2017 – Rafael Nadal of Spain holds the trophy after defeating Kevin Anderson of South Africa. REUTERS/Mike Segar   NEW YORK, September 11 (Reuters) – Rafa Nadal has long been king of the Paris clay but he was just as dominant […]

Nadal gets his revenge, ends Del Potro dream run

Nadal gets his revenge, ends Del Potro dream run

Tennis – US Open – Semifinals – New York, U.S. – September 8, 2017 – Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates his win against Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina. REUTERS/Mike Segar   NEW YORK, September 9 (Reuters) – It took eight years but Rafa Nadal gained his revenge, ending Juan Martin del Potro’s hopes of […]

Tennis – Nadal schools young Russian, awaits Federer

Tennis – Nadal schools young Russian, awaits Federer

Sep 6, 2017; New York, NY, USA; Rafael Nadal of Spain waves to the crowd after his match against Andrey Rublev of Russia (not pictured) on day ten of the U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports   NEW YORK, September 7 (Reuters) – […]

Nadal, Federer move on at US Open

Nadal, Federer move on at US Open

Roger Federer of Switzerland reacts in the third set during his third round match against Feliciano Lopez of Spain.     New York, September 3 (AFP): Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer edged closer to a US Open semi-final blockbuster on Saturday as controversial Italian Fabio Fognini was kicked out for a vile, misogynistic tirade at […]

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