# Rafael Nadal

This year
# Setback
Rafael Nadal to be sidelined for at least six weeks with Australian Open injury
A scan in Melbourne on Thursday showed the Spaniard suffered a tear to the iliopsoas muscle in his left hip.
# rallied
Rafael Nadal ‘mentally destroyed’ as Australian Open defence ends in injury
American Mackenzie McDonald got the better of the stricken Spaniard with a 6-4 6-4 7-5 second-round victory.
Last year
# Upset
Nadal crashes in season-opening match as Swiatek cruises at United Cup
Cameron Norrie sealed the biggest win of his career by defeating Nadal in Sydney.
# rivalry renewed
'Highly motivated' Nadal ready for Djokovic challenge in Australia
Spaniard brushes off suggestions this may be his last tilt at the season-opening Grand Slam.
# Farewell to a legend
Roger Federer teams up with Rafael Nadal for farewell match
The 20-time Grand Slam champion will play doubles alongside his great rival at the Laver Cup.
# Flushing Meadows
Nadal stunned by Tiafoe at US Open as Alcaraz survives epic
Nadal, bidding for a 23rd Grand Slam title, lost 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 in the last-16 to 26th-ranked Tiafoe.
# Flushing Meadows
Perfect Nadal, battling Swiatek into US Open fourth round
Four-time champion Nadal took his record over Richard Gasquet to a perfect 18-0
# US Open
Nadal overcomes self-inflicted injury, Williams sisters lose in doubles
A round-up of the overnight action at Flushing Meadows.
# ostracised
Belarus star Azarenka axed from US Open Ukraine benefit
The former world number one was to have joined the likes of Rafael Nadal, Coco Gauff, John McEnroe, Carlos Alcaraz and Iga Swiatek at the event.
# slow road
Rafael Nadal loses to Borna Coric in gruelling return from injury
The 36-year-old Spaniard was pushed to the limit and beyond in what was his first match since an abdominal tear forced him out of Wimbledon.
# different outlook
'He was happy to sit in his room and play video games' - Kyrgios' rise hailed
The richly-talented but deeply divisive Australian is through to the biggest match of his career.
# Out
Rafael Nadal withdraws from Wimbledon due to injury
The 22-time grand slam winner struggled with an abdominal problem during his quarter-final win over Taylor Fritz.
# grin and bear it
Nadal battles on despite 'seven millimetre' tear to abdomen - report
The two-time champion intends to play Nick Kyrgios in tomorrow’s semi-final.
# Sw19
Nadal into Wimbledon quarters as Kyrgios lurks
Meanwhile, 2019 champion Simona Halep demolished Spanish fourth seed Paula Badosa in just 60 minutes.
# Sorry scenes
Rafael Nadal apologises after heated exchange on Centre Court
The two-time Wimbledon champion beat Lorenzo Sonego in straight sets to reach the fourth round.
# Sw19
Nadal and Swiatek survive wobbles to progress at Wimbledon
Nadal is chasing a calendar Grand Slam.
# On track
Nadal says his 'intention is to play at Wimbledon'
The Spaniard is hoping to make his first appearance at the All England Club in three years.
# Putting his best foot forward
Nadal undergoes foot treatment ahead of Wimbledon
Nadal has for years suffered from a problem in his foot called Muller-Weiss syndrome.
# longevity
Nadal vows he will 'fight to keep going' after historic Roland Garros success
The record 22-time Grand Slam champion has been suffering from a chronic left foot problem and said earlier this week he was not sure how long he could continue.
# relentless
Nadal wins 14th French Open and record-extending 22nd Grand Slam title
His straight-sets rout of Casper Ruud means saw the Spaniard become the oldest male champion at Roland Garros.
# french open
Alexander Zverev says injury suffered against Rafael Nadal is ‘very serious’
The world number three’s participation at Wimbledon this month is in major doubt following the incident in Paris.
# blockbuster
Nadal, Djokovic set up French Open quarter-final clash
Nadal and Djokovic will meet for the 10th time at Roland Garros.
# tantalising
Djokovic overcomes French Open taunts to close in on Nadal's grand slam record
The Serbian gave the perfect response with a 6-1 6-3 6-3 demolition of 15th seed Diego Schwartzman to book his place in the quarter-finals.
# Box Office
Djokovic, Nadal and 19-year-old Alcaraz reach French Open last-16
Reigning champion Djokovic and 13-time winner Nadal are on course to meet in the quarter-finals.
# Disappointment
Defending champion among the big names to crash out early at French Open
Barbora Krejcikova tumbled out in the first round on Monday.
# teenage dreams
'Best in world' Alcaraz is heir to idol Nadal
‘I would say this is the best week of my life,’ the Spaniard said.
# Winning run
Nadal reaches last 16 at Indian Wells as Medvedev crashes out
The 35-year-old Spaniard has won all 17 of his matches in 2022.
# mexican open
Nadal matches best career start, Zverev expelled after striking umpire's chair
The 35-year-old Spaniard defeated American Denis Kudla 6-3, 6-2 in his first match since winning the Australian Open.
# Fall-out
Barca official who said Rafael Nadal 'represents the enemy state' resigns
The La Liga club’s president Joan Laporta today confirmed the resignation of Alfons Godall.
# History in the making
Nadal stages stunning comeback to win record-breaking 21st Grand Slam title
The Spaniard came from two sets down to beat Daniil Medvedev in an epic Australian Open final.
# One to go
Nadal on brink of history after beating Berrettini to reach Open final
The Spaniard will face either Daniil Medvedev or Stefanos Tsitsipas in Sunday’s final.
# Hitting Out
Shapovalov slams Nadal time tactics after 'corrupt' umpire jibe
The Spanish great battled to a five-set victory in a dramatic Australian Open quarter-final.
# Down Under
Ailing Nadal outlasts Denis Shapovalov in dramatic Australian Open quarter-final
Madison Keys pulled off another big upset with a straight-sets, last-eight victory.
# Mixed Fortunes
Osaka stunned as Nadal sends warning
The 20-year-old American Anisimova saved two match points to win on a deciding tie-break against the defending champion.
# Melbourne
Justice has spoken so Djokovic should play in Australian Open: Nadal
The Australian government has warned it could still force the Serb to leave by cancelling his visa for a second time.
All time
# Covid-19
Rafael Nadal’s Australian Open plans in doubt after positive Covid test
The former world number one is working his way back from a left foot problem.
# melbourne summer set
Nadal and Osaka to return to action in Melbourne
Nadal, competing with Djokovic to be the first man to reach 21 Grand Slam titles, has hardly played since losing in the semi-finals of the French Open.
# Calling Time
Nadal ends season due to foot injury, meaning another big name misses US Open
The world number three has 20 major titles to his name, including four in New York.
# Race Against Time
Rafa Nadal's US Open in doubt as he pulls out of Toronto Masters
Nadal, who has already skipped Wimbledon and the Olympics, could miss the final Grand Slam of the year.
# Eyes on the Prize
Novak Djokovic turns his attention to Tsitsipas after epic semi-final
The Serb handed Rafael Nadal just his third defeat at Roland Garros and will challenge for a 19th grand slam title at the French Open.