Rafael Nadal

January 18, 2023
January 18, 2023

Nadal hobbles out of Australian Open

Defending champion Rafael Nadal crashed out of the Australian Open in round two to 65th-ranked American Mackenzie McDonald in a major upset Wednesday, his worst Grand Slam result in seven years.

January 14, 2023
January 14, 2023

'Vulnerable' Nadal says Djokovic clear favourite at Australian Open

Defending champion Rafael Nadal admitted Saturday he felt vulnerable heading into the Australian Open after two straight defeats in the build-up and said that Novak Djokovic was clear favourite.

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.

December 27, 2022
December 27, 2022

Djokovic back in Australia a year after being deported

Former world number one Novak Djokovic arrived in Australia on Tuesday almost one year after he was deported for refusing to be vaccinated against Covid-19, tennis officials said.

December 27, 2022
December 27, 2022

Djokovic, Nadal to kickstart bid for 2023 supremacy in Australia

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal kickstart their 2023 campaigns this week in Adelaide and Sydney respectively, with the superstar veterans and great rivals eyeing up yet more Australian Open glory.

November 16, 2022
November 16, 2022

Nadal ready 'to die' to return to his tennis peak

Rafael Nadal says he is "going to die" trying to return to the level of tennis that saw him capture a record 22 Grand Slam singles titles after his hopes of a first-ever ATP Finals title and becoming year end world number one were extinguished on Tuesday.

October 3, 2022
October 3, 2022

Roger Federer: The legend, the person

Federer the person was even more important to me than Federer the tennis player.

September 25, 2022
September 25, 2022

Curtain falls on Federer and Nadal ultimate rivalry

When we think about Rafa vs Federer, we think elegance vs swagger, endurance vs aggression. The contrasting playing styles of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal has played a vital part in determining the competitiveness of their rivalry, Nadal with his heavy topspin centred ground strokes at the clay courts against Federer’s single-handed backhands at grass courts, it felt like they were destined to do this forever.

September 23, 2022
September 23, 2022

Federer to partner Nadal in his last dance

Some of the most iconic moments of Roger Federer's glittering career featured Rafa Nadal across the net but on Friday his great Spanish rival will be alongside him for his final bow.

September 15, 2022
September 15, 2022

Nadal wished 'this day would never have come’

Rafael Nadal said it was "an honour" to share "amazing moments" with Roger Federer after the Swiss great announced his retirement from tennis on Thursday.