Nadal

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.

January 27, 2017
January 27, 2017

'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.

January 22, 2017
January 22, 2017

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.

January 17, 2017
January 17, 2017

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.

January 12, 2017
January 12, 2017

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.

January 11, 2017
January 11, 2017

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.

January 3, 2017
January 3, 2017

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.

October 4, 2016
October 4, 2016

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.

September 20, 2016
September 20, 2016

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.

September 2, 2016
September 2, 2016

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.

August 29, 2016
August 29, 2016

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.