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Rafael Nadal


Dominic Thiem slays nemesis Rafael Nadal to reach Australian Open 2020 semi finals

January 29, 2020 8:28 pm

After pulling off a nerve-shredding win that quashed doubts about his prowess on hardcourts, the 26-year-old Austrian will face Alexander Zverev for a place in the final, a match-up scarcely imaginable at the start of the tournament.

Australian Open Day 8: Rafael Nadal knocks out Nick Kyrgios, to play Dominic Thiem in quarters

January 27, 2020 7:28 pm

Thiem, twice a French Open finalist, came into the fourth-round clash against the 10th seed having won all five of the matches they have previously played and did not face a single breakpoint against the Frenchman on the Rod Laver Arena.

Nadal vs Kyrgios: A feud of ice and fire

January 26, 2020 11:19 am

When asked about the upcoming clash with his arch-rival, Kyrgios said, “Regardless, if we don’t like each other or whatever, I think there’s a layer of respect. He’s one of the greatest of all time. I also read that he thinks I’m good for the sport,” he said.

Australian Open Day 6 Men Singles: Nadal, Kyrgios advance to fourth round

January 25, 2020 7:37 pm

Top seed Nadal has not been beaten by a fellow countryman since losing to Fernando Verdasco at Melbourne Park in 2016 and extended his winning streak against Spanish players to 18 matches with his win over 30th-ranked Carreno Busta.

WATCH: Rafael Nadal hits ball girl in Australian Open, apologises with kiss

January 24, 2020 11:44 am

When Rafael Nadal was already en route to a second-round victory by straight sets against Federico Delbonis, leading 4-1 in the third set, one of his scorching forehands hit a ball girl on the head.

Laureus Awards: Lionel Messi up against Rafael Nadal, Sachin Tendulkar in line for Sporting Moment

February 17, 2020 11:43 pm

For the Laureus 'World Sportsman of the Year' award, the nominees are Rafael Nadal, Lewis Hamilton, Marc Márquez, Lionel Messi, and Eliud Kipchoge.

ATP Cup: Rafael Nadal secures comeback win for Spain to set up final against Serbia

January 11, 2020 6:18 pm

While Spain's Rafael Nadal recovered to win 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 against Australia's Alex de Minaur, Serbia's Novak Djokovic picked apart Russia's Daniil Medvedev at the inaugural ATP Cup by 6-1, 5-7, 6-4.

ATP Cup: Rafa Nadal made to sweat by Yoshihito Nishioka, Novak Djokovic has it easy

January 08, 2020 2:33 pm

Nadal's long-time rival, world number two Novak Djokovic, had an easier outing in Brisbane, strolling past Chile’s Cristian Garin 6-3 6-3 to stay undefeated in the new year and to ensure Serbia will travel to Sydney for the knockouts having won all three of their ties.

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal rally for merger of ATP Cup and Davis Cup

January 03, 2020 10:32 am

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal urged organisers of the ATP Cup and Davis Cup Finals to consider a possible merger, saying it makes little sense to have two men's team competitions on the tennis calendar.

Rafael Nadal, Ashleigh Barty claim season-ending ITF awards

December 19, 2019 10:16 pm

Rafael Nadal claimed the season-ending ITF world title for the fourth time after sealing an historic 12th French Open and a fourth U.S. Open, as well as helping Spain to their sixth Davis Cup title.


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.