Rafael Nadal

Britain's Andy Murray reacts as he plays against Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka during their men's singles match on day one of The French Open tennis tournament on Court Philippe-Chatrier at The Roland Garros Complex in Paris on May 26, 2024. (Photo by Alain JOCARD / AFP)

Nadal bidding to avoid early French Open exit

Rafael Nadal admits he will be facing "one of the toughest opponents possible" when he plays Alexander Zverev in the French Open first round on Monday.
2 months ago
Spain's Rafael Nadal plays a forehand return as he practices during the French Open tennis tournament on Court Philippe-Chatrier at the Roland Garros Complex in Paris on May 25, 2024. (Photo by Alain JOCARD / AFP)

Osaka off to winning start at Nadal-dominated French Open

Naomi Osaka swept to her first victory at the French Open in three years on Monday, setting up a potential showdown with world number one Iga Swiatek, as Roland Garros prepared to
2 months ago
Spain's Rafael Nadal serves the ball to Czech Republic's Jiri Lehecka during the 2024 ATP Tour Madrid Open tournament round of 16 tennis match at Caja Magica in Madrid on April 30, 2024. (Photo by Thomas COEX / AFP)

Nadal to make Rome return against qualifier

Rafael Nadal was drawn on Monday with a qualifier in the first round of the Italian Open as the 22-time Grand Slam winner continues his comeback from injury on clay in Rome.
3 months ago
Spain's Rafael Nadal gives a press conference on the eve of his match during the ATP Barcelona Open "Conde de Godo" tennis tournament, in Barcelona, on April 15, 2024. (Photo by PAU BARRENA / AFP)

Returning Nadal wants to enjoy comeback ‘gift’

Tennis superstar Rafael Nadal said Monday returning to action at the Barcelona Open is a "gift" and he wants to enjoy every moment of what he expects to be the last year
3 months ago
Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates victory after his men's singles match against Jason Kubler of Australia at the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane on January 4, 2024. (Photo by William WEST / AFP) / --IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE-- - --IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE--

Nadal overpowers Kubler to reach Brisbane quarters

Rafael Nadal continued his impressive comeback by overpowering wildcard Jason Kubler 6-1, 6-2 to move into the quarter-finals of the Brisbane International on Thursday.
7 months ago
Spain's Rafael Nadal attends a training session ahead of the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane on December 31, 2023. (Photo by Patrick HAMILTON / AFP)

Nadal leaves door open to playing beyond 2024

Rafael Nadal left the door ajar Sunday to continuing after the 2024 season, but conceded there was "a high percentage" that he was on his last trip as a player to Australia.
7 months ago
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 01: Rafael Nadal of Spain in action against Fabio Fognini of Italy during their Men's Singles Second Round match on Day Four of the 2022 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 01, 2022 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Julian Finney/Getty Images/AFP (Photo by JULIAN FINNEY / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP)

Nadal faces ‘five months recovery’ after keyhole surgery on hip

Rafael Nadal's keyhole surgery on his injured hip was "positive" but he will require a five-month recovery period before playing again, his spokesman said Saturday.
1 year ago
Spain's Rafael Nadal leaves after losing his third round match against Canada's Denis Shapovalov at the ATP Rome Open tennis tournament on May 12, 2022 at Foro Italico in Rome. (Photo by Andreas SOLARO / AFP)

Nadal to miss Rome Masters as French Open fears grow

Rafael Nadal on Friday withdrew from the Rome Masters tournament as he continues his recovery from injury, casting serious doubts over his fitness for the French Open.
1 year ago
Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates with the ATP number 1 player trophy after winning to Norway's Casper Ruud during their single match of ATP Finals' first round at the Pala Alpitour venue in Turin on November 15, 2021. (Photo by Marco BERTORELLO / AFP)

Djokovic eyes record-equalling sixth ATP Finals title

Novak Djokovic is looking for a “perfect ending” to 2022 in Turin, while Rafael Nadal does not need extra motivation to win the ATP Finals for the first time in his legendary
2 years ago
Frances Tiafoe of the US reacts after a point against Yasutaka Uchiyama of Japan during their men's singles match at the Japan Open tennis tournament in Tokyo on October 3, 2022. (Photo by Yuichi YAMAZAKI / AFP)

Confident Tiafoe ‘flying high’ after Tokyo opener

US Open semi-finalist Frances Tiafoe said he was "flying high on confidence" after beating Yasutaka Uchiyama 6-3, 6-4 in the first round of the Japan Open on Monday.
2 years ago
Switzerland's Roger Federer acknowledges the applause as he walks onto court ahead of the evening's matches in the 2022 Laver Cup at the O2 Arena in London on September 23, 2022. - Roger Federer brings the curtain down on his spectacular career in a "super special" match alongside long-time rival Rafael Nadal at the Laver Cup in London on Friday. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP)

Federer bids emotional farewell to tennis at Laver Cup

Roger Federer will bring the curtain down on his spectacular career in a "super special" match alongside long-time rival Rafael Nadal at the Laver Cup in London on Friday.
2 years ago
Spain's Rafael Nadal waves as he leaves the court after being defeated by USA's Frances Tiafoe during a 2022 US Open Tennis tournament men's singles Round of 16 match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on September 5, 2022. (Photo by KENA BETANCUR / AFP)

Nadal stunned by Tiafoe at US Open as Swiatek makes last-eight

Rafael Nadal fell to his earliest US Open loss in six years on Monday when he was knocked out by Frances Tiafoe while Iga Swiatek became the first Polish woman to reach
2 years ago
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