'Rafael Nadal has set himself a goal', says expert

The former world no. 1 will drop out of the top 5 at the end of the AOs. He suffered a second-degree injury to the ileo-psoas during the match against McDonald in Melbourne. The 36-year-old will certainly miss the ATP 500 in Dubai.
#RafaelNadal #ATP500 #Melbourne #News #Sports #Tennis


2 weeks ago

Sebastian Korda credits losses to Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic in journey to reach Australian Open quarters - India Today

American credited defeats against Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic in his journey to reach the last eight of the Australian Open 2023. He defeated Hubert Hurkacz of Poland 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 1-6, 7-6 (10-7) to storm into the last-eight stage of the tournament.
#SebastianKorda #IndiaToday #AustralianOpen #American #Poland #News #Sports #Tennis


2 weeks ago

Swiatek, Pegula lead charge at rain-marred Australian Open

Iga Swiatek and Jessica Pegula lead the charge into the third round. The three-time major winner will face either 2019 US Open champion Bianca Andreescu of canada or Spanish qualifier Cristina Bucsa. Defending champion and 22-time grand slam winner Rafael Nadal is also in action.
#IgaSwiatek #HindustanTimes #USOpen #Spanish #News #Sports #Tennis


3 weeks ago

'The odds are with Novak Djokovic', says WTA legend

Rafael Nadal has won 22 grand slams in 2022. The 'djoker' is one length clear of his rivals. He will play in the 2023 australian open on tuesday.
#NovakDjokovic #WTA #australian #News #Sports #Tennis


3 weeks ago


3 weeks ago

Rafael Nadal: Mats Wilander not expecting retirement at French Open despite Alexander Zverev prediction - Eurosport

World no. 13 mats Wilander does not expect Rafael Nadal to retire after this year's french open. He says he will continue to fight for the biggest titles as long as he can. The 36-year-old has had injury issues of his own.
#RafaelNadal #Eurosport #FrenchOpen #rench #News #Sports #Tennis


3 weeks ago

Australian Open 2023, Day 3: Rafael Nadal, Iga Swiatek, Daniil Medvedev begin Round 2 - India Today

Iga Swiatek, Rafael Nadal, Coco Gauff, Jessica Pegula and a number of other players will take part in their round 2 matches on Wednesday at Melbourne Park. The 21-year-old will lock horns with the likes of Daniil Medvedev and Stefansos Tsitsipas.
#IgaSwiatek #AustralianOpen #MelbournePark #News #Sports #Tennis


3 weeks ago

'Rafael Nadal is a great champion and role model,' says former champion

Rafael Nadal won the Australian Open and Roland Garros in the first half. The spaniard was beaten by a top-40 rival in the second round. Defending champion fought back against the young Briton Jack Draper.
#RafaelNadal #AustralianOpen #RolandGarros #News #Sports #Tennis


3 weeks ago

John McEnroe gives his verdict on Rafael Nadal retirement date debate

The 36-year-old has never had much luck with his health but the last few years have been especially tough. He has been frequently asked about his retirement in recent months and has been insisting to reporters that he had no retirement date in his mind.
#JohnMcEnroe #News #Sports #Tennis


3 weeks ago

Rafael Nadal's doubts about the NextGen: "It's very difficult to reach 20 Slams"

Rafa Nadal is one of the most anticipated men at the Australian Open 2023. The Spaniard has won 22 Grand Slams and is still playing at the age of 36. Nadal has experienced many emotions in the last twelve months, from doubts about his physical conditions to paternity, which arrived in the final part of a crazy 2022.
#RafaelNadal #NextGen #Slam #News #Sports #Tennis


3 weeks ago

From seedings to who is missing - All you need to know about Australian Open 2023 - India Today

Defending champion Rafael Nadal, runners-up Daniil Medvedev, world number one Iga Swiatek, and american star Coco Gauff in action on day 1. The tournament will begin at Melbourne Park on Monday, January 16, with big names like the 22-time major singles champion and runner-up. A lot would be playing on the player's mind as he is coming on back of six defeats out of seven matches he played.
#RafaelNadal #News #Sports #Tennis


3 weeks ago

'Rafael Nadal's one of the guys that can...', says expert

Three-time grand slam champion says a confident Rafael Nadal has a chance of winning the 2022 Australian Open. The 36-year-old has been missing almost the entire second half of the 2021 season due to a foot injury. Davenport believes he needs a good first week to really give him that kind of confidence going into week two.
#RafaelNadal #AustralianOpen #News #Sports #Tennis


3 weeks ago

Nadal silences Zverev, critics claiming retirement is on the cards

Rafael Nadal was asked to make predictions for the 2023 season. The german made one bet that received quite a lot of flak from the tennis world. He said that while he enjoyed a normal bond with his counterpart, it still wasn’t enough to confess something like that to him.
#Nadal #SportsNews #german #News #Sports #Tennis


3 weeks ago

Australian Open 2023: Rafael Nadal comes out swinging at the tennis balls of this year’s Australian Open

Rafael Nadal's Australian Open defence will rest in part on his ability to adapt to ‘dead’ tennis balls that are blunting the bounce he usually gets on his heavily top-spinning groundstrokes. Nadal has befuddled rivals for years with the dizzying topspin he imparts on his forehand.
#RafaelNadal #AustralianOpen #News #Sports #Tennis


3 weeks ago

Australian Open men's singles preview: Who can stop red-hot Novak Djokovic?

Novak Djokovic is the defending champion at the Australian Open. Rafael Nadal is also the top seed at Melbourne Park. The defending champion is without injury concerns at the tournament. The Serb has won in all three editions he has played in Melbourne. The 35-year-old returns to Australia hungrier than ever after the Covid drama.
#NovakDjokovic #TennisNews #AustralianOpen #Serb #MelbournePark #News #Sports #Tennis


3 weeks ago

'No doubt Djokovic is top favourite': 'Vulnerable' Nadal before Australian Open

Defending champion Rafael Nadal admits he feels vulnerable heading into the australian open. The 36-year-old has lost six of his last seven matches stretching back to defeat to Frances Tiafoe in the last 16 at the US Open. But he says he is the clear favourite to win the title.
#RafaelNadal #australian #News #Sports #Tennis


3 weeks ago

Australian Open 2023 TV Schedule: When are Rafael Nadal, Iga Swiatek & Emma Raducanu playing? - Day 1, Round 1

The first grand Slam tournament of the year is set to be played from January 16 to 29. Defending champion Rafael Nadal will feature on the first day of the 2023 Australian Open in Melbourne. World no. 1 Iga Swiatek will face 74th-ranked Tamara Korpatsch of Germany in the first round.
#RafaelNadal #AustralianOpen #Slam #Melbourne #News #Entertainment #Tv


3 weeks ago

Australian Open 2023: Rafael Nadal vs Jack Draper preview, head-to-head, prediction, odds and pick

Rafael Nadal will start his title defense against Jack Draper at the 2023 australian open on Monday. The 36-year-old has won four titles at the Challenger level. He will now face the defending champion in the quarterfinals of the ATP.
#RafaelNadal #ATP #australian #Challenger #News #Sports #Tennis


3 weeks ago

Novak Djokovic joins Rafael Nadal in playing Dubai

Novak Djokovic is set to make his 13th appearance on the hard courts of Dubai. He is a five-time champion and owns an impressive 5-1 record in Dubai finals. The 35-year-old is aiming to win his record 10th Australian Open title.
#NovakDjokovic #AustralianOpen #Dubai #News #Sports #Tennis


3 weeks ago

'Rafael Nadal will retire at Roland Garros,' Alexander Zverev shocks

Rafael Nadal is the top seed at the next week's Australian Open. The Spaniard won his 21st major title and wrote history books. He is still among the world's best players, finishing in the top-2.
#RafaelNadal #AustralianOpen #Spaniard #News #Sports #Tennis


3 weeks ago

Sebastian Korda reflects on tight losses against Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic

In the 2022 second round, Korda fell just short of upsetting Novak Djokovic. The 22-year-old is regarded as one of the most promising and talented players in the world.
#Korda #News #Sports #Tennis


3 weeks ago

Rafael Nadal loses practice match against Hubert Hurkacz ahead of 2023 Australian Open

Rafael Nadal played a practice match against world no. 11 Hubert Hurkacz. The unofficial match was part of a 4-day long schedule of exhibition practice matches. Prices were as low as $10 and all proceeds will go towards the Australian Tennis Foundation.
#RafaelNadal #AustralianTennisFoundation #AustralianOpen #News #Sports #Tennis


3 weeks ago

Facing Rafael Nadal at Australian Open 2023 will be a special occasion for me, says Jack Draper

Jack Draper is looking forward to facing Rafael Nadal in the first round. The 21-year-old will make his main draw debut at Melbourne Park. The Spaniard has been handed a tough draw at the Australian Open 2023. Nadal has a 114-17 record against fellow left-handers and has lost only once (2016 against Fernando Verdasco)
#JackDraper #Spania #AustralianOpen #MelbournePark #News #Sports #Tennis


3 weeks ago

Rafael Nadal could get into Novak Djokovic's head at Australian Open 2023, says Mats Wilander

Novak Djokovic has not lost a match at the 2023 australia open since his fourth-round exit in 2018 to Hyeon Chung. The serb was denied the opportunity to compete in the previous edition due to his vaccination status. He was deported from the country just days before the start of the event.
#NovakDjokovic #AustralianOpen #News #Sports #Tennis


3 weeks ago

Jack Draper, Andy Murray and Cameron Norrie all win on encouraging day for Brits ahead of Australian Open

Jack Draper reached the semi-finals of the australian open. The 21-year-old beat defending champion Rafael Nadal 6-4 7-6 (7-3). He beat a top-20 opponent for the sixth time last week.
#JackDraper #TennisNews #australian #Brits #News #Sports #Tennis


3 weeks ago

"No heresy to see Rafael Nadal out of the top-10," said French former player

The former world number 1 has spent the longest time in the top 10 in the world. He has lost six of the last seven matches played on the tour.
#RafaelNadal #French #News #Sports #Tennis


3 weeks ago

Australian Open 2023 draw live-streaming details: When and where to follow

The 2023 australia open will take place from January 16-29 at 3.00pm. Most of the top players already practicing for the tournament in Melbourne. Rafael Nadal and Ashleigh Barty were crowned the singles champions.
#RafaelNadal #AustralianOpen202 #Melbourne #News #Sports #Tennis


3 weeks ago

'Look at Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal' - Ronnie O'Sullivan says snooker prodigy could appear at any moment - Eurosport

Snooker star says timing is important for any youngster to make their name. He is chasing a record-extending eighth master win at Alexandra Palace. The world no. 1 will face mark Williams in the quarter-finals on friday.
#Williams #Eurosport #AlexandraPalace #News #Sports #Tennis


3 weeks ago

Mats Wilander details why Carlos Alcaraz could eclipse Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal

Former seven-time grand slam champion mats Wilander thinks Carlos Alcaraz could turn out to be the single most important player ever. Alcaraz is already a grand Slam champion and the youngest no 1 in tennis history. He is also known as one of the biggest competitors in the game.
#Wilander #Slam #News #Sports #Tennis


3 weeks ago

Novak Djokovic makes Australian Open return with practice match against Daniil Medvedev at Rod Laver Arena

Novak Djokovic returns to the Rod Laver Arena for the first time since he was deported last year. The 21-time grand Slam champion will face off against Nick Kyrgios in a couple of days once more. He will be the fourth seed, trailing behind Rafael Nadal, Casper Ruud and Stefanos Tsitsipas.
#NovakDjokovic #grandSlam #AustralianOpen #RodLaverArena #News #Sports #Tennis


4 weeks ago

Novak Djokovic passes Rafael Nadal on notable record

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic were separated by ten ATP finals in 2022. The spaniard was a much better player than Rafa in the previous three years. They entered 2023 even but did not stay neck and neck for too long.
#RafaelNadal #ATP #News #Sports #Tennis


4 weeks ago

Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray practice with each other ahead of the Australian Open 2023

111th edition of the Happy Slam begins on January 16. Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray practiced together at the Rod Laver Arena. The former world no. 1 last won a grand Slam in 2016.
#RafaelNadal #HappySlam #grandSlam #News #Sports #Tennis


4 weeks ago

Novak Djokovic sets a new record: better than Rafael Nadal

Novak Djokovic reached the final of the ATP tournament in Adelaide 1. The 21-times winner of grand slam titles won 6-3 6-4 in one hour and 24 minutes of play. Nole beat the Russian opponent Daniil Medvedev in the first set.
#NovakDjokovic #Russian #Adelaide #News #Sports #Tennis


4 weeks ago

Data check: Novak Djokovic equals Rafael Nadal with 92nd career title as he triumphs in Adelaide

Novak Djokovic has won 92 ATP titles since start of series in 1990. The 21-time grand slam champion is 23-1 since 26 September last year. He is on a stunning 34-match winning streak in australia.
#NovakDjokovic #ATP #Adelaide #News #Sports #Tennis


4 weeks ago

Australian Open director on changing tournament dates: "I thought it was absolutely ridiculous, a bizarre claim"

Rafael Nadal has landed in Melbourne to defend his crown at the australian open. The season's first grand Slam has made headlines much earlier. There has been a conversation about the ever-reducing length of the pre-season.
#RafaelNadal #australian #grandSlam #Melbourne #News #Sports #Tennis


4 weeks ago

Novak Djokovic's winning streak in Australia continues, equals Rafael Nadal's overall title tally

Novak Djokovic beats a spirited Sebastian Korda in the final of the 2023 australia international 1. The former world no. 1 has won 34 straight matches in three years. He has not lost in australia since 2018 and now holds a 34-match win streak in the island nation.
#NovakDjokovic #Australia #News #Sports #Tennis


4 weeks ago

Australian Open 2023: Top 8 seeds set for men's singles ft

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will be among the top eight seeds at the 2023 Australian Open. Casper Ruud and Stefanos Tsitsipas will be the next two seeds at Melbourne Park. Andrey Rublev, Felix Auger-Aliassime, 2022 finalist Daniil Medvedev, and Taylor Fritz will round out the field. World No. 2 and defending champion Nadal will headline the field as the defending champion.
#RafaelNadal #AustralianOpen #MelbournePark #News #Entertainment #Tv


1 months ago

Novak Djokovic: 'My most epic AO match came against Rafael Nadal'

Novak Djokovic beats Rafael Nadal 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-7, 7-5 after five hours and 53 minutes. The serb won his first major in 2008, standing on nine trophies.
#NovakDjokovic #News #Sports #Tennis


1 months ago

Tennis: Rafael Nadal reveals his honest feelings about playing Roger Federer during an interaction with teammate Paula Badosa at United Cup 2023

The 22-time grand slam champion praised his compatriot and teammate Paula Badosa. He said he enjoyed competing against his arch-rival Roger Federer. The pair recently participated in a game of Partnership.
#PaulaBadosa #UnitedCup #News #Sports #Tennis


1 months ago

Rafael Nadal might leave the top 10 in the near future, predicts Lionel Roux

Rafael Nadal has appeared in the top 10 of the ATP continuously since 2005. The 36-year-old has endured the most number of weeks in the men's top 10, a record of 900 weeks. He has lacked form in the past, having suffered two back-to-back losses at the start of the season.
#RafaelNadal #ATP #News #Sports #Tennis


1 months ago

Rafael Nadal and his love for tennis: "I still love what I do"

It is no coincidence that he chose a team competition mainly for two reasons: to avoid the trauma of a normal tournament and above all to compete against opponents. He would definitely have a better ranking than he has now.
#RafaelNadal #News #Sports #Tennis


1 months ago

"Watching Rafael Nadal screaming for Paula Badosa, it warms my heart!" - Chris Evert lauds unique aspect of the United Cup

Tennis icon says it was wonderful to see Rafael Nadal cheering for Paula Badosa during her match against Harriet Dart. The 22-time grand Slam winner lost his singles match against Cameron Norrie in three thrilling sets 6-7(6), 7-6(5), 6-1.
#RafaelNadal #UnitedCup #grandSlam #News #Sports #Tennis


1 months ago

United Cup, day five LIVE updates from Sydney: USA v Germany, Australia v Spain scores, time, how to watch

Alex de Minaur beats 22-time grand slam champion Rafael Nadal on the favourite court. The 23-year-old was honoured by the crowd who watched him take his first win. He said: “it’s a dream come true to be able to beat him on court”
#AlexdeMinaur #UnitedCup #Sydney #News #Sports #Tennis


1 months ago

Rafael Nadal can still give a lot to tennis

The majorcan will represent his country in the new team event. He will face australia and Great Britain in group d. The Spaniard suffered a complicated end of season in 2022.
#RafaelNadal #GreatBritain #News #Sports #Tennis


1 months ago

WATCH: Adorable scenes in Team Spain camp as Rafael Nadal lends his jacket to Paula Badosa after she complains about feeling cold

Aww sweet Rafa lends his jacket to Paula as it’s getting cold here now. The 36-year-old is a part of Spain's squad at the tournament. He started his season with a 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 defeat to Cameron Norrie in the second men's singles match.
#Rafa #Spain #News #Sports #Tennis


1 months ago

Andre Agassi's ex-coach defends Rafael Nadal amidst barrage of retirement talks

Tennis coach Brad Gilbert has had enough of the media constantly questioning Rafael Nadal about his retirement. He said that he would inform the media if he decided to hang up his racquet and to stop asking the same question over and over in the meantime. When this day arrives, I'm going to let you know, guys.
#BradGilbert #News #Sports #Tennis


1 months ago

United Cup 2023: Rafael Nadal shrugs off retirement talks after early defeat to Britain's Cameron Norrie - Sports News

The 22-times grand slam champion says retirement is not on his mind yet. He says he still enjoys competing at the highest level. Norrie beat him 3-6 6-3 6-4 in the united cup mixed team tournament.
#Norrie #SportsNews #UnitedCup #Britain #News #Sports #Tennis


1 months ago

Carlos Alcaraz's incredible Madrid wins over Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic

Carlos Alcaraz beats Novak Djokovic 6-2, 1-6, 6-3 in two hours and 28 minutes. He became the youngest year-end no. 1 player with victories over Rafael Nadal and Novak. The serb denied a match point in game ten and closed it with another after four deuces.
#CarlosAlcaraz #Madrid #News #Sports #Tennis


1 months ago

Rafael Nadal loses in three sets to Norrie at United Cup

Rafael Nadal lost 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 to Cameron Norrie at the united cup. He took his career grand Slam singles total to a leading 22. But his foot, rib and abdomen injuries meant he played only four events.
#RafaelNadal #SportsNews #UnitedCup #News #Sports #Tennis


1 months ago

United Cup: Rafael Nadal falls to Cameron Norrie

Rafael Nadal lost 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 to Cameron Norrie at the united cup. The world no. 2 has lost five of the previous six matches on the Tour. He has failed to match Ivan Lendl's 1068 ATP victories.
#RafaelNadal #ATP #Tour #UnitedCup #News #Sports #Tennis


1 months ago

Rafael Nadal suffers shock loss at United Cup to open Australian summer

Rafael Nadal dropped the last two sets to fall to Cameron Norrie. The Spaniard had never taken a set off him in his final game of 2022.
#RafaelNadal #Spaniard #UnitedCup #News #Sports #Tennis


1 months ago

In pictures: First glimpse at Rafael Nadal's newborn son as baby makes camera debut at the 2023 United Cup in Sydney

The former world no. 1 is in australia to kick off his 2023 season. He is accompanied by his wife and their 12-week-old newborn son. The baby was spotted beside his father ahead of his first match of the season against Cameron Norrie.
#CameronNorrie #UnitedCup #Sydney #News #Sports #Tennis


1 months ago

"It's the main course being served last, I don't get it" - Former Hopman Cup director Paul McNamee on lost mixed-doubles potential at United Cup 2023

The 2023 United Cup is a mixed-gender event between the ATP and WTA. It involves world’s best tennis players such as Rafael Nadal, Iga Swiatek, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Jessica Pegula, Alexander Zverev, Paula Badosa, Matteo Berrettini and Maria Sakkari. The competition derives similarities from the Hopman Cup, with a single pair of athletes representing their country.
#RafaelNadal #ATP #HopmanCup #UnitedCup #News #Sports #Tennis


1 months ago

"This will never get old" - Nick Kyrgios' girlfriend recalls contrasting training session between the Aussie and Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon

Nick Kyrgios and Rafael Nadal were scheduled to meet in the 2022 tournaments. The pair had met nine times on the tour, with the duo getting the better of the Aussie on six occasions.
#NickKyrgios #Aussie #Wimbledon #News #Sports #Tennis


1 months ago

Rafael Nadal on if this is his last trip to Australia: You never know, hopefully not

Rafael Nadal landed in australia this week as he is representing Spain at the inaugural United Cup. The 36-year-old is hoping to defend his Australian Open title in 2024. He said he's happy for Novak Djokovic as it is better for tennis to have the serb competing on the biggest stage.
#RafaelNadal #UnitedCup #AustralianOpen #Spain #News #Sports #Tennis


1 months ago

'Roger Federer is such an incredible player and person', says ATP ace

The world of tennis had to say goodbye to two of the biggest superstars on the men's and women's tour in 2022. They are Roger Federer and Serena Williams, who have entered the hearts of all fans thanks to their immense talent. He has decided to retire in the laver cup, playing one last doubles match with his friend-rival Rafael Nadal.
#RogerFederer #ATP #News #Sports #Tennis


1 months ago

Rafael Nadal vs Cameron Norrie: Where to watch, TV schedule, live streaming details and more

The 22-time major champion has won his 21st and 22nd titles. He will begin his campaign against the former world no. 1 on sunday. The match will be the first of the evening session to take place in Sydney.
#RafaelNadal #UnitedCup #Sydney #News #Sports #Tennis


1 months ago

Novak Djokovic: Myself, Rafael Nadal are still going strong from the older guys

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal are still going strong from the older guys. The 35-year-old is a record nine-time Australian Open champion. He won the 2022 australian open in the absence of the serb.
#NovakDjokovic #AustralianOpen #australian #News #Sports #Tennis


1 months ago

Rafael Nadal's wife and son present at practice session ahead of Spain's United Cup opener

The world no. 2 is representing the country in the inaugural edition of the tournament. The country's opener is against Great Britain at the Ken Rosewall Arena on saturday (December 31)
#RafaelNadal #UnitedCup #GreatBritain #News #Sports #Tennis


1 months ago

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