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#Rafa Nadal

# rafa-nadal - Sunday 27 January, 2019

It's Sunday so here are 10 of our favourite images from the sporting week

It’s been a busy few days of sport.

# rafa-nadal - Thursday 24 January, 2019

Ruthless Nadal routs Tsitsipas to reach Australian Open final

The Spaniard will face either Novak Djokovic or Lucas Pouile in the Melbourne Park decider.

# rafa-nadal - Tuesday 23 January, 2018

Injured Nadal retires on day of Aussie Open upsets

The Spaniard called it a day in the fifth set.

# rafa-nadal - Friday 13 October, 2017

Rafa Nadal sues ex-French minister for €100,000 over dope test cover-up allegations

Former sports minister Roselyne Bachelot alleged that Nadal faked an injury in 2012 in order to hide a positive drug test.

# rafa-nadal - Monday 10 July, 2017

Nadal stunned by magnificent Muller in five set Wimbledon epic

It was a marathon on Court One.

Rafa Nadal gave his head an awful whack before taking the court today That's Gotta Hurt! This post contains videos

Rafa Nadal gave his head an awful whack before taking the court today

Giles Muller had every right to laugh, the head knock may have helped him end Nadal’s run of 28 straight set wins.

# rafa-nadal - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

Murray recovers from slow start to advance to his fifth French Open semi-final

He’ll play Stan Wawrinka on Friday for a place in the decider.

# rafa-nadal - Sunday 4 June, 2017

Nadal matches Federer's record at French Open as he powers into quarters

The Spaniard made light work of Roberto Bautista Agut.

# rafa-nadal - Saturday 21 January, 2017

Nadal fights back to down Zverev in five sets

The Spaniard was given an almighty shock but survived.

# rafa-nadal - Wednesday 28 September, 2016

Rafa Nadal shows his soft side by stopping match to allow mother find her missing child Serve And Rescue This post contains videos

# rafa-nadal - Friday 27 May, 2016

Emotional Nadal withdraws from French Open as injury strikes again

‘It’s a tough moment but it’s not the end.’

# rafa-nadal - Tuesday 26 April, 2016

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Rafa Nadal suing former minister who said he failed a drugs test

Roselyne Bachelot, former French sports minister, said the tennis player faked an injury in 2012 to hide a positive drug test.

# rafa-nadal - Sunday 24 April, 2016

Nadal equals long-standing record with another tournament victory

The Spaniard’s Barcelona Open win was his 49th clay-court title.

# rafa-nadal - Saturday 12 March, 2016

Real Madrid issue support for Rafa Nadal following doping accusation

The club have defended the tennis star after recent allegations about him.

# rafa-nadal - Tuesday 19 January, 2016

Rafa Nadal is OUT of the Australian Open already

Fernando Verdasco wins five-set thriller on day two in Melbourne.

# rafa-nadal - Wednesday 18 November, 2015

# rafa-nadal - Sunday 28 June, 2015

Wimbledon's top 10 most memorable moments

From Goran Ivanisevic winning on a wild card to the epic 2008 final between Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal.

# rafa-nadal - Friday 26 June, 2015

If Andy Murray wants to win Wimbledon, he's going to have to do it the hard way

Murray is on the opposite side of the draw to Novak Djokovic, but could meet Tsonga, Nadal and Federer on route to the final.

# rafa-nadal - Tuesday 2 June, 2015

Rafael Nadal wears this €700,000 watch while he's playing tennis

Rafa’s been splashing out again.

# rafa-nadal - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

Nadal loses to 19-year-old Kyrgios at Wimbledon

The 144th-ranked Kyrgios, a wild-card entry, hit 37 aces.

Kyrgios' between-the-legs winner against Nadal is shot of the tournament at Wimbledon

Drop your racquet, take a bow and walk away while you’re on top, son.

# rafa-nadal - Thursday 26 June, 2014

Rafa's Wimbledon revenge as Caroline Wozniacki welcomes Niall Horan to SW19

The Westmeath native has certainly been keeping in touch with his sport during One D’s world tour.

# rafa-nadal - Saturday 17 May, 2014

The best bits from Murray and Nadal's clay court epic in Rome last night Rafa Reigns This post contains videos

The best bits from Murray and Nadal's clay court epic in Rome last night

Nadal won five of the final six games to set up a semi final against Grigor Dimitrov this evening.

# rafa-nadal - Sunday 26 January, 2014

Wawrinka sees off Rafa rally to claim first Slam

The Spaniard battled through the pain barrier when two sets down, but ultimately lost out to the superb Swiss.

# rafa-nadal - Friday 24 January, 2014

Nadal dominates Federer in straight sets at Australian Open semi-final

Blisters or no blisters, the Spaniard ensured today would be no epic contest.

# rafa-nadal - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

15 images to make you happy you're not melting at the Australian Open this week

Temperatures at the Rod Laver Arena soared as high as 42 this week.

# rafa-nadal - Sunday 15 September, 2013

The legend of ‘Canelo’ and 3 points for a win: some of the week’s best sportswriting

Once the kettle’s boiled, these six pieces should keep you going for the next little while.

# rafa-nadal - Tuesday 10 September, 2013

Rafa Nadal loses gruelling 54-shot rally but captures US Open

Both players were shattered after another classic tennis encounter at Flushing Meadows.

# rafa-nadal - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

Rafa Nadal has already hit a real contender for shot of the US Open

Rafa turns straight-sets win over Ryan Harrison into something a little bit special.

# rafa-nadal - Wednesday 26 June, 2013

VIDEO: 2nd seed Azarenka out of Wimbledon after splits go horribly wrong Gotta Split This post contains videos

VIDEO: 2nd seed Azarenka out of Wimbledon after splits go horribly wrong

Steve Darcis, conqueror of Rafa Nadal, was also forced to pull out with a shoulder injury.

# rafa-nadal - Monday 27 May, 2013

Our sport is clean, insists Rafa Nadal

The Spaniard called for testing in tennis to be made more transparent to win over a public made increasingly sceptical by a deluge of doping controversies.

# rafa-nadal - Monday 29 April, 2013

Andre Agassi is 43 today and he still knows how to throw down Real As Steel This post contains videos

Andre Agassi is 43 today and he still knows how to throw down

Chang, Sampras, Courier, McEnroe and the master blaster from Vegas – America doesn’t produce ‘em like they used to.

# rafa-nadal - Monday 22 April, 2013

Looks like Novak Djokovic enjoyed beating Rafa Nadal in Monte Carlo You've Been Serbed This post contains videos

Looks like Novak Djokovic enjoyed beating Rafa Nadal in Monte Carlo

“I beat the best player ever in the history of this tournament,” said the chuffed Serb.

# rafa-nadal - Monday 18 February, 2013

He's back! Nadal on the trophy trail again after 7 month absence

“If the pain is bearable like it was today, then it’s fine.” Said the Spaniard after seeing off David Nalbandian in two sets.

# rafa-nadal - Monday 15 October, 2012

9 pictures celebrating Roger Federer's 300 weeks as World Number 1

The Swiss tennis star climbed to the top of the rankings in 2004 and has dominated them ever since.

# rafa-nadal - Wednesday 22 August, 2012

Roger Federer named top seed for US Open

The world number one will be looking for his 18th Grand Slam title at Flushing Meadows.

# rafa-nadal - Sunday 19 August, 2012

Federer beats Djokovic in straight sets to re-assert his dominance

The Swiss maestro pulverised the Serb in the first set before a contest developed.

# rafa-nadal - Saturday 18 August, 2012

Cincinnati Kid: Federer rolls back the years to reach semi-final and maintain top ranking

The Swiss will face fellow countryman Stanislas Wawrinka in the last four, safe in the knowledge that he will remain world number one.

# rafa-nadal - Wednesday 15 August, 2012

Sidelined: Rafa Nadal out of US Open

The Spaniard is having ongoing knee trouble and must wait to reprise the title he won in 2010.

# rafa-nadal - Monday 9 July, 2012

Federer sets his sets on Olympic Gold as Murray compares him to Muhammad Ali

The Swiss ace won the men’s doubles in 2008 but craves a centre court win at SW19 to crown a golden summer.

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