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Thiem, slays, Nadal, reach, Australian Open, semis

Thiem slays Nadal to reach Australian Open semis

01 January, 2020 8:02 pm 8:02 pm

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Dominic Thiem ended six years of Grand Slam frustration against Rafa Nadal on Wednesday with a seismic 7-6(3) 7-6(4) 4-6 7-6(6) upset that booked his maiden Australian Open semi-final and rocked the old guard of men’s tennis. After pulling off a nerve-shredding win that quashed doubts about his prowess on hardcourts, the … Read More


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Nadal eases into third round of Australian Open

01 January, 2020 8:31 pm 8:31 pm

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Rafa Nadal passed up a good few chances for an earlier finish to his night before muscling his way into the third round of the Australian Open with a commanding 6-3 7-6(4) 6-1 victory over Argentine Federico Delbonis on Thursday. The match lacked nothing in quality power tennis but was almost entirely … Read More


Nadal, surprised, still, top, game

Nadal surprised to still be on top of the game

01 January, 2020 11:46 am 11:46 am

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australian Open top seed Rafa Nadal entered his third decade as a professional ranked No 1 in the world and the 33-year-old Spaniard says he is surprised to be at the summit of the men’s game given his long and varied history of injuries. Enjoying a rare period of full fitness, Nadal … Read More


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Nadal delivers glory for Spain as Davis Cup starts new era

11 November, 2019 11:18 am 11:18 am

MADRID (Reuters) – Spain’s talisman Rafael Nadal sealed a sixth Davis Cup title for his country on Sunday when they beat Canada 2-0 in the final of the revamped event. After a week of relentless tension and late-night heroics it was perhaps asking too much for the first final in the Davis Cup’s new guise … Read More


LONDON (Reuters) - For the second time in three days Rafael Nadal fought off one of the game’s rising powers, beating Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-7(4) 6-4 7-5 to stay alive at the ATP Finals on Friday.

Nadal outlasts Tsitsipas, must wait for ATP Finals semis spot

11 November, 2019 11:38 pm 11:38 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – For the second time in three days Rafael Nadal fought off one of the game’s rising powers, beating Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-7(4) 6-4 7-5 to stay alive at the ATP Finals on Friday. However, the 33-year-old Spaniard will not know until later on Friday whether his Herculean effort was in vain. The world … Read More


Nadal, travel, ATP finals, despite, injury

Nadal to travel to ATP finals despite injury

11 November, 2019 6:37 pm 6:37 pm

MEDRED (Reuters) – Rafael Nadal has said he will travel to the ATP finals in London after undergoing a scan on an abdominal injury that forced him to retire from last week’s Paris Masters at the semi-final stage. “Yesterday I had a scan in Mallorca and despite having a small strain in my right abdominal, … Read More


Nadal reclaims world number one tag from Djokovic

11 November, 2019 5:59 pm 5:59 pm

PARIS (Reuters) – Rafa Nadal dethroned Serbia’s Novak Djokovic to reclaim the number one spot in the ATP rankings on Monday following the Spaniard’s semi-final run at the Paris Masters. Nadal withdrew minutes before his semi-final match against Canada’s Denis Shapovalov with an abdominal injury, with the 33-year-old deciding not to take any risks ahead … Read More


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Impressive Djokovic beats Dimitrov as Nadal pulls out in Paris

11 November, 2019 11:16 pm 11:16 pm

PARIS (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic reached the Paris Masters final for the sixth time when he downed Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov 7-6(5) 6-4 but Rafael Nadal pulled out injured on Saturday. Serbia’s world number one, who will be supplanted by Nadal at top of the ATP rankings on Monday, won a high-octane first-set tiebreak before wearing … Read More


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Nadal takes five-set US Open thriller for 19th Slam title

09 September, 2019 9:09 am 9:09 am

NEW YORK (AFP) – Rafael Nadal captured his 19th career Grand Slam title in thrilling fashion on Sunday by winning the US Open final, outlasting Russia´s Daniil Medvedev 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4 to seize his fourth crown in New York. The 33-year-old Spanish left-hander moved one shy of Roger Federer´s all-time men´s record 20 … Read More


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Nadal to meet Medvedev for Montreal title after Monfils injury

08 August, 2019 9:53 am 9:53 am

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Rafa Nadal will play Russia’s Daniil Medvedev for the Rogers Cup title in Montreal on Sunday after injured Frenchman Gael Monfils withdrew from his semi-final match with the Spanish top seed. Medvedev topped Karen Khachanov in an all-Russian semi-final before Monfils announced he was no shape to face Nadal a couple of … Read More


Federer, seeded, second, Wimbledon, Nadal, three

Federer seeded second at Wimbledon, Nadal drops to three

06 June, 2019 5:46 pm 5:46 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Eight-time champion Roger Federer was confirmed as the second seed for Wimbledon on Wednesday, bumping Rafael Nadal down to third despite being ranked below the Spaniard. Defending champion Novak Djokovic tops the draw while new world number one Ash Barty is top seed in the women’s singles. South African Kevin Anderson, runner-up … Read More


Nadal, Thiem, 12th, French, crown, Roland Garros

Nadal racks up 12th French crown at Roland Garros

06 June, 2019 8:41 am 8:41 am

PARIS (Reuters) – Defying the years and one of the most fierce onslaughts he has ever faced at Roland Garros, Rafa Nadal won his 12th French Open crown on Sunday, leaving Dominic Thiem crushed and a packed Parisian stadium shaking their heads in wonder. The first set had been one for the ages, the second … Read More


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No sweat for Nadal and Federer, Bertens pulls out

05 May, 2019 9:35 am 9:35 am

PARIS (Reuters) – Defending champion Rafael Nadal continued to chomp his way through the French Open draw on Wednesday and Roger Federer also maintained his smooth progress into the third round. Spaniard Nadal, the second seed, as for the second match running he dispatched a German qualifier named Yannick in brutal fashion. After beating Yannick … Read More


Nadal, Djokovic, ninth, Rome title

Imperious Nadal blows away Djokovic to land ninth Rome title

05 May, 2019 8:05 am 8:05 am

ROME (Reuters) – Rafael Nadal proved that he would still be the man to beat when the French Open begins later this month after he humbled Novak Djokovic 6-0 4-6 6-1 in the Italian Open final on Sunday to win a record 34th ATP Masters 1000 title. The Spaniard, who had shared the record of … Read More


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Djokovic, Nadal and Konta progress to Rome semis

05 May, 2019 10:30 am 10:30 am

ROME (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic, Rafa Nadal and Johanna Konta progressed to the Italian Open semi-finals , but Roger Federer and Naomi Osaka were forced to withdraw with injury problems. World number one Osaka pulled out of her quarter-final meeting with Kiki Bertens due to a thumb injury before 37-year-old Federer announced his withdrawal because … Read More