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2023 Australian Open / Nadal victorious but heartbreak for Kyrgios

Rafael Nadal launched his Australian Open title defence with a four-set victory over Britain's Jack Draper as home hope Nick Kyrgios exited through injury without hitting a ball.

Top five contenders for the Australian Open men's crown

 Five top contenders for the men's title at the Australian Open, which starts on Monday:

Undercooked Nadal targets Grand Slam number 23

Rafa Nadal will head into the Australian Open undercooked and with only one win to his name since September's U.S. Open, but it would surprise nobody if he retained the title he won for the second time last year.

Nadal slumps to second-straight defeat in United Cup

World number two Rafael Nadal slumped to a second-straight defeat at the United Cup Monday in a setback to his Australian Open preparations, but Stefanos Tsitsipas and Iga Swiatek were both on song.

Ruud sets up French Open final against 'idol' Nadal

Casper Ruud became the first Norwegian man to reach a Grand Slam final on Friday when he set up a French Open title clash with 13-time champion Rafael Nadal, the man he described as his "idol".

Nadal says his 'old machine' takes time to fire up

Rafa Nadal's return to action after more than a month out due to injury saw him lose to teenager Carlos Alcaraz in the Madrid quarter-finals but the 21-times Grand Slam champion always knew it would take some time for his "old machine" to fire up.

Nadal wins on own court to reach Barcelona Open third round

Rafael Nadal saw off Rogerio Dutra Silva 6-1 6-2 on Wednesday to reach the last 16 of the Barcelona Open, while Andy Murray advanced after opponent Bernard Tomic withdrew.

‘Nadal among favourites for French Open’

Nine-time winner Rafael Nadal remains among the favourites for this year's French Open -- but Roger Federer is stronger than ever at 35, according to Spanish great Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario.

Querrey stuns Nadal at Acapulco

Unseeded American Sam Querrey stunned second-seeded Rafael Nadal 6-3, 7-6 (7/3) on Saturday to win the ATP Mexico Open and end the Spaniard's run of perfection in Acapulco.

January 16, 2023
January 16, 2023

Nadal victorious but heartbreak for Kyrgios

Rafael Nadal launched his Australian Open title defence with a four-set victory over Britain's Jack Draper as home hope Nick Kyrgios exited through injury without hitting a ball.

January 16, 2023
January 16, 2023

Top five contenders for the Australian Open men's crown

 Five top contenders for the men's title at the Australian Open, which starts on Monday:

January 12, 2023
January 12, 2023

Undercooked Nadal targets Grand Slam number 23

Rafa Nadal will head into the Australian Open undercooked and with only one win to his name since September's U.S. Open, but it would surprise nobody if he retained the title he won for the second time last year.

January 2, 2023
January 2, 2023

Nadal slumps to second-straight defeat in United Cup

World number two Rafael Nadal slumped to a second-straight defeat at the United Cup Monday in a setback to his Australian Open preparations, but Stefanos Tsitsipas and Iga Swiatek were both on song.

June 4, 2022
June 4, 2022

Ruud sets up French Open final against 'idol' Nadal

Casper Ruud became the first Norwegian man to reach a Grand Slam final on Friday when he set up a French Open title clash with 13-time champion Rafael Nadal, the man he described as his "idol".

May 10, 2022
May 10, 2022

Nadal says his 'old machine' takes time to fire up

Rafa Nadal's return to action after more than a month out due to injury saw him lose to teenager Carlos Alcaraz in the Madrid quarter-finals but the 21-times Grand Slam champion always knew it would take some time for his "old machine" to fire up.

April 27, 2017
April 27, 2017

Nadal wins on own court to reach Barcelona Open third round

Rafael Nadal saw off Rogerio Dutra Silva 6-1 6-2 on Wednesday to reach the last 16 of the Barcelona Open, while Andy Murray advanced after opponent Bernard Tomic withdrew.

April 20, 2017
April 20, 2017

‘Nadal among favourites for French Open’

Nine-time winner Rafael Nadal remains among the favourites for this year's French Open -- but Roger Federer is stronger than ever at 35, according to Spanish great Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario.

March 5, 2017
March 5, 2017

Querrey stuns Nadal at Acapulco

Unseeded American Sam Querrey stunned second-seeded Rafael Nadal 6-3, 7-6 (7/3) on Saturday to win the ATP Mexico Open and end the Spaniard's run of perfection in Acapulco.

March 4, 2017
March 4, 2017

Nadal races into Acapulco ATP final

Two-time champion Rafael Nadal rolled into the final of the ATP Mexico Open on Friday with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Croatian Marin Cilic that extended the Spaniard's unbeaten record in Acapulco.