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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Djokovic upset, Nadal reaches semis

    Rafael Nadal booked his semi-final spot at the Mexico Open by battling past Yoshihito Nishioka in straight sets, while top seed Novak Djokovic suffered another stunning exit in a shaky start to 2017.

  • Nadal, Cilic into ATP Acapulco semi-finals

    Rafael Nadal bounced back from a break down in both sets to defeat Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka 7-6 (7/2), 6-3 and book a spot in the semi-finals of the ATP Mexico Open.

  • Djokovic, Kyrgios in lead roles at star-stripped Davis Cup

    Novak Djokovic and Nick Kyrgios hope the Davis Cup heals the wounds of their painful Australian Open exits this weekend when they will be the only two men in the top 15 taking part.

  • Federer drops hints that the end may be nigh

    Roger Federer dropped hints that his great career may be drawing to a close after his age-defying win over his Grand Slam nemesis Rafael Nadal at the Australian Open.

  • 'Playing Rafa would be unreal'

    Roger Federer made it as clear as he politely could that he would welcome the chance to renew his epic rivalry with Rafa Nadal, who plays Grigor Dimitrov in the second semifinal today, as he chases his 18th grand slam title.

  • Nadal bests Zverev in five-set thriller

    Rafael Nadal's ageing legs outlasted German teenager Alexander Zverev in an epic five sets as Serena Williams sailed into the last 16 at the Australian Open on Saturday.

  • Healthy Nadal overcomes Mayer

    Rafael Nadal powered into the second round of the Australian Open with a commanding straight-sets win over Germany's Florian Mayer on Tuesday.

  • Murray, Kerber top seeds at Aus Open

    World number ones Andy Murray and Angelique Kerber were named the top seeds on Thursday for next week's Australian Open with organisers aligning with the current rankings.

  • Nadal praises new generation

    Rafael Nadal says the emergence of a new generation is just what tennis needs, while welcoming back old foe Roger Federer to help him keep them at bay.

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    Nadal hopes schedule change brings success

    Spanish superstar Rafael Nadal hopes a dramatic change to his longstanding schedule will lead to success in the Australian Open later this month.

  • Nadal, Murray win China Open first round matches

    Rafael Nadal storms through his opening match of the China Open as he seeks to redeem his injury-blighted season with a strong run in Beijing.

  • Hackers publish medical data for Farah, Nadal and Rose

    Mo Farah, Rafael Nadal and Justin Rose are among athletes targeted in the latest leak of confidential medical documents that the world anti-doping agency (WADA) says were hacked by a Russian cyber espionage group.

  • Nadal, Djokovic face Russian obstacles

    Novak Djokovic, well rested after not playing since Monday, resumes his US Open title defence against fiery Russian Mikhail Youzhny, a two-time semi-finalist in New York.

  • Djokovic, Nadal and Phil Collins kick-off US Open

    Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal get their US Open campaigns under way Monday in the shadow of Arthur Ashe Stadium's spectacular $150 million retractable roof and alongside rock music legend Phil Collins.

  • Rio Olympics: Nadal hails 'unforgettable' golden return

    Rafael Nadal describes his second Olympic gold as "unforgettable" after marking his return from his latest injury misery by partnering close friend Marc Lopez to the men's doubles title in Rio.

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    Nadal still doubtful

    Rafael Nadal concedes he is not yet sure that he will be able to represent Spain at the Rio Olympics as his fitness concerns linger.

  • Nadal will be ready for Rio

    Rafael Nadal will be fit and ready for Rio, the head of the Spanish Olympic Committee insisted Thursday, even though the 14-time Grand Slam title winner is still sweating on his place in the squad.

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    Nadal intends to attend Rio

    Spanish tennis ace Rafael Nadal has said that he had no intention of missing out on the Olympic Games starting from August 5 in

  • Nadal out of Wimbledon

    Rafael Nadal will miss Wimbledon after failing to recover from the wrist injury which forced his withdrawal from the French Open, he announced on Facebook.

  • ‘Being part of the Fed/Rafa era a career booster’

    The moment Novak Djokovic accepted that being part of the Roger Federer/Rafael Nadal era was a chance, not a curse, everything improved for him. After winning his first French Open title, world's number one tennis player holds all four grand slams at the same time.

  • Novak staves off Rafa threat

    World number one Novak Djokovic fends off a resurgent Rafael Nadal 7-5 7-6 (4) in a pulsating battle on Friday to reach the semifinals of the Italian Open.

  • Nadal in Rome quarterfinal

    Spain's Rafael Nadal set up a likely quarterfinal clash with defending champion Novak Djokovic at the Rome Masters on Thursday after battling past Australian upstart Nick Kyrgios 6-7 (3/7), 6-2, 6-4 in the third round.

  • Rome next for Djokovic

    Novak Djokovic heads for Rome this week crediting an unscheduled pause in his claycourt season with helping him clinch a record 29th Masters title.