Rafael Nadal edges Casper Ruud in Brazil

Rafael Nadal beat Casper Ruud 7-6, 7-5 at Mineirinho Arena in Belo Horizonte. Ruud led 3-0 in the opener before Nadal pulled the break back for 3-3 in the first set. Casper saved a set point at 4-5 in the second set before Rafa broke him in game 12 to seal the deal.
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3 days ago

"Rafa is going to need a bit of luck"- Mats Wilander on Rafael Nadal's future

Mats Wilander says Rafael Nadal still has three or four years left in his career. The 36-year-old Spaniard won two Grand Slams in the 2022 season. World No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz dismisses comparisons with Nadal, saying there is no point comparing him with the Spaniard.
#Rafa #Spaniard #GrandSlam #News #Sports #Tennis

6 days ago

"Rafa's Australian Open loss in 2012 against Novak" - Casper Ruud on one thing he would change in tennis

Rafael Nadal lost to Novak Djokovic in the 2012 Australian Open final. Casper Ruud is currently in Argentina's capital city, Buenos Aires, with the Spaniard for their South American exhibition tour. The 23-year-old was asked about the one thing he has always wanted to change in the tennis world.
#Rafa #AustralianOpen #Spania #Argentina #News #Sports #Tennis

1 weeks ago

"The real question is, how long is he gonna play Rafa?" - Patrick Mouratoglou on why Novak Djokovic can win up to 10 Grand Slams in the next 3-4 years

Patrick Mouratoglou said Novak Djokovic could win up to 10 Grand Slams by the time he retires. The French tennis coach said Djokovi could play in three of four more years. He also questioned how long Nadal would be able to swing his racquet and win Slams to increase his tally.
#Rafa #GrandSlam #French #News #Sports #Tennis

1 weeks ago

"That's not normal that Rafa is acing me three times a game" - Taylor Fritz on how important serving is on indoor hardcourts

Taylor Fritz advanced to the semifinals of the ATP Finals in Turin on Thursday, defeating Felix Auger-Aliassime 7-6(4) 6-7(5), 6-2. Fritz will play Novak Djokovic in the semifinals in the season-ending tournament. The American is making his ATP Finals debut.
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1 weeks ago

"You can never feel comfortable playing against Rafa, no matter what form he's in" - Casper Ruud ahead of his match against the Spaniard

Casper Ruud beat Taylor Fritz 6-3, 4-6, 7-6(6) in his second round-robin match of the 2022 ATP Finals at the Pala Alpitour in Turin. The Norwegian ensured the year-end No. 1 ranking for Carlos Alcaraz after Rafael Nadal's elimination. Earlier in the day, Felix Auger-Aliassime downed Nadal in straight sets to hand him his fourth consecutive loss on the tour.
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2 weeks ago

Novak Djokovic helps elderly person carry baggage in Paris

Novak Djokovic is the huge favorite to win the 2022 Paris Masters. He has played, the most matches played in Paris belong to him. His great goal is to overtake Rafa.
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4 weeks ago

"I remember even today watching Roger vs Rafa in my old apartment with my dad"- Borna Coric recalls watching idol Roger Federer on TV

Borna Coric revealed that he was one of his idols growing up. He played his final match at the laver cup last month. His farewell was highly emotional, with colleagues, fans, friends, and family paying tribute.
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1 months ago

'Daniil Medvedev choked against Rafael Nadal,' legend recalls

Rafael Nadal beat Daniil Medvedev 6-2, 7-6, 3-3, 40-0 in the Australian Open final. John McEnroe said that Medvede choked in the crucial sixth game of set number three. The match's turning point was when Rafa served at 2-3 in the third set, he said. The Spaniard faced three break points in the sixth game, and it would have been over for him had he lost any of those.
#DaniilMedvedev #AustralianOpen #Spania #News #Sports #Tennis

1 months ago

Novak Djokovic has one goal in race with Rafael Nadal, says Mouratoglou

Novak Djokovic has been seen playing lower-level tournaments for a reason. He needs rhythm to prepare for his long term goals. His goal is to win as many Grand Slams as possible because he's into a race with Rafa.
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1 months ago

Nadal fan almost gets hit by car in front of Rafael and his sister

Rafael Nadal and his sister maribel got through an airport with fans all around them. One of the fans almost got hit by a car as he focused his attention on greeting Rafa. 'my sister and father told me to retire, but I hate that,' he said.
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2 months ago

Rafael Nadal reveals his favorite victory over Roger Federer

Roger and Rafa squandered a match point and suffered a 4-6, 7-6, 11-9 loss. The pair met 40 times between 2004 and 2019, forging one of the greatest rivalries in tennis history and pushing each other to the limits. Rafael Nadal ousted Roger Federer after an epic battle at Wimbledon 2008.
#Roger #Wimbledon #News #Sports #Tennis

2 months ago

Rafael Nadal reveals when he will compete again

The 36-year-old is ranked 2nd on the ATP Race list behind Carlos Alcaraz. He won two major titles and passed Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic. Rafa fractured his rib and had to skip Monte Carlo and Barcelona.
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2 months ago

Roger Federer: 'I will return next year'

Two legends lost to Frances Tiafoe and Jack Sock after squandering a match point. He and Rafa broke Frances in game ten to claim the opener 6-4 in 42 minutes. The americans bounced back and moved 4-3 up.
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2 months ago

'Rafael Nadal had to move on,' Toni Nadal recalls

Toni Nadal introduced his nephew Rafa to tennis at three or four. He would explain to him that many are not in the game anymore. The young Spaniard moved to the verge of the top-200 by the end of 2003.
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2 months ago

"It's great to be here, probably once in a lifetime to be in a team along with Rafa, Roger and Andy" - Djokovic ahead of Laver Cup

Novak Djokovic is back at the laver cup and he'll team up with some of his biggest rivals. He wanted to bring the big four together and succeeded as all four accepted to come together and play for the same team. The event was hosted by the iconic O2 Arena in London.
#NovakDjokovic #LaverCup #O2Arena #News #Sports #Tennis

2 months ago

"Screaming I thought she was mentioning Rafa again" - Tennis fans left puzzled over the mention of 'Nadal' in Iga Swiatek's US Open celebration message

Iga Swiatek won her third grand Slam singles title at the 2022 US Open. The polish player captioned her post in both English and Polish. It turns out that 'Nadal' is a Polish word meaning 'still'
#IgaSwiatek #grandSlam #USOpen #News #Sports #Tennis

2 months ago

'With Novak Djokovic I have already had dinner and...', says legend

Novak Djokovic will not be able to play the last Slam of the season. He announced the forced retirement shortly before it was drawn. The three-time champion is chasing Rafa in the fight for the most number of Slam titles.
#NovakDjokovic #Slam #News #Sports #Tennis

3 months ago

Canada Flashback: Novak Djokovic spoils Rafael Nadal vs

Rafael Nadal claimed the first ATP title on hard court in style. The 19-year-old toppled Andre Agassi in the 2005 final to make a name for himself. It was the second victory for Novak over Rafa in seven encounters.
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3 months ago

'I thought there's no way Rafa can play as hard after 30

Rafael Nadal won the Australian Open and French Open titles this year, taking his Grand Slam tally to 22. The Spaniard was forced to withdraw from Wimbledon last week with an abdominal muscle injury. Former US tennis star Andy Roddick said he didn't think Nadal would be competing at this age.
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4 months ago

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