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Rafael Nadal


Aus Open: Beating Nadal in the fifth is no child's play

February 18, 2021 12:11 am

The last time Nadal lost a five-setter after winning the first two sets was to Fabio Fognini at 2015 US Open.

With history in sight, Rafael Nadal seeks to scratch 12-year itch in Melbourne

February 04, 2021 1:51 pm

Rafael Nadal will be wary of 2020 Australian Open runner-up Dominic Thiem, who has won their last two encounters, including their meeting in last year's Melbourne Park quarter-final.

Rafael Nadal sidelined, team Novak Djokovic wins to open ATP Cup defense

February 02, 2021 2:13 pm

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic recovered from blisters that disrupted his preparation and was in his element on Rod Laver Arena as Serbia opened its ATP Cup title defense with a 2-1 win over Canada.

Tennis in 2020: Novak Djokovic's mixed year to Rafael Nadal's record 20th Slam

December 26, 2020 6:36 am

The Tennis Yearender: The covid interruption, main result, standout moments, talking points

Rafael Nadal overpowers Stefanos Tsitsipas to reach ATP semis

November 20, 2020 8:04 pm

The last round-robin match in the London Group had become a straight knockout with both men having lost to Dominic Thiem and beaten Andrey Rublev earlier in the week.

Explained: Why does Djokovic want only three sets at the Grand Slams?

November 19, 2020 7:14 am

The World No. 1 says tennis audiences are old, and the matches need to be shorter in order to grab the attention of younger people who are more restless. But the premise of the ‘old’ audience may be faulty.

Dominic Thiem masters tiebreakers again to beat Rafael Nadal in ATP Finals

November 18, 2020 8:13 am

Nadal, who beat Rublev in straight sets in their opener, missed a chance to qualify with a match to spare and next will play Tsitsipas on Thursday with a semifinal place at stake.

Paris Masters: Rafael Nadal rallies to reach semis and face Alexander Zverev

November 07, 2020 9:13 am

Nadal’s victory also ensured Diego Schwartzman the last slot at those finals, and at his rival Carreno Busta’s expense. Schwartzman advanced to the finals in London from Nov. 15-22, despite earlier losing to Daniil Medvedev 6-3, 6-1 in their quarterfinal.

Rafael Nadal reaches Paris Masters quarters, chasing elusive title

November 06, 2020 8:46 am

Rafael Nadal has won 86 career titles, including 35 in Masters events, but lost his only final at the Bercy Indoor Arena in Paris 13 years ago.

Nadal joins 1,000 wins club: Clay master has won most on hardcourts

November 06, 2020 7:51 am

A month ago Nadal created history by becoming the second male player to win 20 Grand Slam titles – taking him level with Federer’s tally. But getting to the 1,000-win mark is indeed a testament to his longevity.


The more things change the more they stay the same for French Open king Rafael Nadal

October 12, 2020 1:37 pm

The more things change the more they stay the same for French Open king Nadal

Shanghai Masters: Rafael Nadal, Marin Cilic through to semis

October 13, 2017 3:11 pm

Shanghai Masters: While Rafael Nadal takes on Grigor Dimitrov in the quarterfinals, Marin Cilic (Croatia) beat Albert Ramos (Spain) 6-3 6-4 in the first match on Friday.

Roger Federer leads Team Europe to Laver Cup title win

September 25, 2017 10:32 pm

World number two Roger Federer handed Team Europe the maiden Laver Cup title after beating Team World's Nick Kyrgios.

US Open final, Rafael Nadal vs Kevin Anderson: Sweet 16 for Rafa Nadal

September 11, 2017 6:22 am

Rafael Nadal beat Kevin Anderson 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 to win the 2017 US Open title.

US Open 2017: Rafael Nadal's road to men's singles final

September 09, 2017 5:50 pm

Rafael Nadal will play his third Grand Slam final of the year when he faces the in-form South African Kevin Anderson at the Arthur Ashe stadium on Sunday. He will look to clinch his third US Open title and 16th Grand Slam title of the career.

Wimbledon 2017: Winners of Men's title in ten previous editions

June 28, 2017 8:37 pm

Wimbledon 2017 is all set to commence from July 3. Where Andy Murray is the defending champion, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal are strong contenders. Federer and Djokovic have won thrice in the last 10 editions.

Rafael Nadal's day out with kids in Delhi

December 10, 2015 4:56 pm

Spanish tennis sensation Rafael Nadal was at a 'Tennis clinic' held at the national capital on Thursday.

French Open: Novak Djokovic goes past Rafael Nadal; Serena Williams drowns Sara Errani

June 03, 2015 10:30 pm

Nadal and Errani were no match to Djokovic and Williams respectively.

Australian Open: Stan stuns Rafa in final

January 27, 2014 3:12 pm

Wawrinka becomes first in over 20 years to beat first and second ranked players to win Slam after getting past injured Nadal.

Australian Open: Ruthless Rafael Nadal dominates Roger Federer

January 24, 2014 7:53 pm

Rafael Nadal dominated proceedings in the semis, and marched into the final.