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#Rafael Nadal

# rafael-nadal - Thursday 28 February, 2019

Nadal irked by lack of respect from Kyrgios in dramatic defeat

Nick Kyrgios was victorious but prompted criticism from the Spaniard at a post-match press conference.

# rafael-nadal - Sunday 27 January, 2019

Djokovic dismantles Nadal to win seventh Australian Open title

Top seed Novak Djokovic eased to a straight-sets victory over Rafael Nadal in a one-sided final at the Australian Open.

# rafael-nadal - Friday 25 January, 2019

Djokovic loses just four games en route to setting up mouth-watering Nadal final

The world number one continued his quest for a record seventh title as he overcame Lucas Pouille.

# rafael-nadal - Tuesday 22 January, 2019

Relentless Rafa Nadal crushes giantkiller Tiafoe to set up Tsitsipas semi-final

The Spaniard is aiming to become the third man in history to win each of the Grand Slams twice.

# rafael-nadal - Sunday 20 January, 2019

3-time Slam champion Kerber stunned as Nadal powers into quarter-finals

American Danielle Collins had never won a Grand Slam match before this year but defeated Kerber.

# rafael-nadal - Wednesday 16 January, 2019

Nadal overcomes slow start to progress in Melbourne as Sharapova books clash with rival Wozniacki

The pair will now move on to the third round of the Australian Open.

# rafael-nadal - Monday 14 January, 2019

Nadal happy with new serve after comfortable win

The Spanish ace looked good in beating a local wildcard.

# rafael-nadal - Monday 31 December, 2018

'The four guys still have probably the best chance to always win Slams' - veterans eye 2019 prizes

The first Grand Slam event of the year begin on 14 January when the Australian Open commences.

# rafael-nadal - Monday 5 November, 2018

Rafael Nadal confirms that his season is over as he's set to undergo surgery

The Spaniard has withdrawn from the ATP Finals.

# rafael-nadal - Tuesday 30 October, 2018

'It was a very quick decision': Federer reveals he turned down invite to Saudi exhibition

As Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic consider their involvement in an exhibition in Saudi Arabia, Roger Federer confirmed he too was invited.

# rafael-nadal - Wednesday 5 September, 2018

Nadal outlasts Thiem in US Open classic to reach semi-final

Rafael Nadal played the longest match of this year’s US Open as he survived to beat Dominic Thiem in the quarters.

# rafael-nadal - Monday 3 September, 2018

Nadal, Del Potro, Serena, Stephens into US Open last 8, dad-to-be Isner keeps home hopes alive

Dominic Thiem is the first Austrian in the last-eight at the US Open since Thomas Muster in 1996.

# rafael-nadal - Tuesday 28 August, 2018

Nadal through as Ferrer retires in final grand slam match

Serena Williams is up and running too meanwhile.

# rafael-nadal - Saturday 14 July, 2018

Djokovic sees off Nadal in epic Wimbledon semi-final

Novak Djokovic is through to his fifth Wimbledon final after overcoming long-time rival Rafael Nadal in a five-set thriller.

# rafael-nadal - Friday 13 July, 2018

# rafael-nadal - Wednesday 11 July, 2018

Nadal takes just under five hours to clinch Wimbledon semi-final spot as Raonic bows out

Rafael Nadal played out a five-set epic Juan Martin del Potro on centre court.

'Follow your dreams': Anderson issues South Africa rallying call after stunning Federer

Next up is a semi-final on Friday against John Isner, the ninth seeded American.

# rafael-nadal - Monday 9 July, 2018

Nadal ends 7-year wait to return to Wimbledon quarter-finals

He secured a 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 win over Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic.

# rafael-nadal - Monday 11 June, 2018

Federer hails Nadal's 'unimaginable' achievement but targets reclaiming top spot

Rafael Nadal’s French Open heroics on Sunday earned praise from on-court foe Roger Federer.

# rafael-nadal - Sunday 10 June, 2018

'King of Clay' Nadal clinches 11th French Open title despite injury scare

The Spaniard defeated Austria’s Dominic Thiem in three sets at Roland Garros.

# rafael-nadal - Friday 8 June, 2018

Majestic Nadal crushes Del Potro to reach 11th final at French Open in Paris

The Spaniard conjured up yet another clay-court masterclass to set up a showdown with Dominic Thiem in Paris on Sunday.

# rafael-nadal - Saturday 2 June, 2018

Sharapova sets up potential Serena clash, Nadal downs childhood friend

The five-time Grand Slam champion hadn’t played on Roland Garros’ showpiece arena since a quarter-final exit in 2015.

# rafael-nadal - Saturday 12 May, 2018

'This is my final goal: to be happy' - Nadal unfazed by losing number one status

Losing his position at the top of the rankings is not the end of the world.

# rafael-nadal - Friday 11 May, 2018

Nadal surrenders world number one to Federer as Thiem ends remarkable clay run

Roger Federer will move back to world number one after Dominic Thiem stunningly ended Rafael Nadal’s remarkable clay-court run.

# rafael-nadal - Thursday 10 May, 2018

Nadal breaks McEnroe's 34-year record in Madrid but Del Potro, Sharapova and Halep beaten

The Spaniard’s victory means he establishes a new Open era best for consecutive sets won on a single surface.

# rafael-nadal - Sunday 21 January, 2018

Nadal battles past Schwartzman as Wozniacki cruises through in Melbourne

The world number one was below his best in a fourth-round clash.

# rafael-nadal - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

Nadal backs move for financial parity but silent on boycott talk

World number one Rafael Nadal kept his cards close to his chest when quizzed on the prospect of boycotting the 2019 Australian Open.

# rafael-nadal - Tuesday 9 January, 2018

'The knee is fine' - After injury ruined end of 2017, Nadal back ahead of Australian Open

The first Grand Slam of the year starts next Monday at Melbourne Park.

# rafael-nadal - Thursday 16 November, 2017

Nadal wins damages in case against ex-French minister who claimed he hid positive drug test

Roselyne Bachelot made the accusations on French television last year.

# rafael-nadal - Wednesday 1 November, 2017

Best of the best! Nadal's win in Paris means he'll end 2017 as world number one

‘For sure, I never dreamed about being world number one again at the end of the season.’

# rafael-nadal - Tuesday 31 October, 2017

Nadal hoping for improvements in Spain-Catalonia relations amid political tension

With tensions between Spain and Catalonia rising, tennis icon Rafael Nadal hopes for a positive outcome.

# rafael-nadal - Saturday 14 October, 2017

'I don't want to thank Nadal, but he made me go back and rework my game'

Fans at the Shanghai Masters will be treated to a Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal showpiece on Sunday, and the Swiss is relishing the prospect.

# rafael-nadal - Sunday 24 September, 2017

Dream Team: For first time Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal join forces for doubles match

Jack Sock and Sam Querrey put up a decent effort but Europe consolidated their lead over the Rest of the World team at the Laver Cup.

# rafael-nadal - Saturday 9 September, 2017

Nadal one win away from third US Open title following defeat of Del Potro

The Spaniard will will face South African debutant Kevin Anderson in Sunday’s final in New York.

# rafael-nadal - Thursday 7 September, 2017

Del Potro shatters Federer's dream of Nadal US Open showdown

The Argentine giant won his only Grand Slam title in the city in 2009 by beating the Swiss star.

# rafael-nadal - Sunday 3 September, 2017

Federer and Nadal edge closer to intriguing US Open semi-final meeting

The pair could face one another in Friday’s semi-final in New York.

# rafael-nadal - Sunday 23 July, 2017

Like watching Picasso: Roddick reflects on a career spent in the shadow of greatness

Roger Federer and the rest of the ‘big four’ prevented Andy Roddick from adding to his lone slam win, but the American has no regrets.

# rafael-nadal - Monday 19 June, 2017

You cannot be serious: Murray hits back at McEnroe claim

The American legend may have given the Scot a little extra motivation with his criticism.

# rafael-nadal - Monday 12 June, 2017

'I have doubts every day:' Nadal explains the mentality behind his French Open victory

It has been far from plain sailing for Rafael Nadal in recent years and he credits his response to those troubles with his resurgence.

# rafael-nadal - Sunday 11 June, 2017

Perfect 10 for Rafael Nadal as he cruises to record-breaking French Open title

It was a 15th Grand Slam crown in all for the Spaniard.

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