ATP Finals Flashback: Rafael Nadal falls to Roger Federer

Roger Federer defeated Rafael Nadal 6-4, 7-5 in the 2006 ATP Finals semi-final in Shanghai. Federer becomes the first player since Ivan Lendl with four straight ATP Finals title matches. The Swiss beat the Spaniard in straight sets in an hour and 53 minutes.
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8 hours ago

WATCH: Rafael Nadal receives special hat, ice cream for one-month-old son in Ecuador leg of his Latin America tour

Rafael Nadal and Casper Ruud visited Quito, Ecuador, on the fourth leg of his Latin America tour. The Spaniard was given two paja toquilla hats – one for him and one for his child. Nadal was also gifted with a personalized ice cream in the colors of Spain's flag and a baby porridge flavor in honor of his son.
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11 hours ago

'Roger Federer helped me a lot to...', says Grand Slam champion

Rafael Nadal regrets not being able to finish at the top of the world rankings. Nadal is the only tennis player in history to have won 22 Grand Slam titles. The Spaniard also regrets not having won the ATP Finals. The ATP Finals are the one thing he truly regrets and the thing he has never won.
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Tennis news: Rafael Nadal: "After all, the personal issue, respect and affection with which you can treat people is above the professional issue"

Rafael Nadal is on the Quito (Ecuador) leg of his Latin American exhibition tour with Casper Ruud. The Spaniard says he's more interested in leaving behind good memories of himself than being called the best player of all time. Nadal and Ruud will play an exhibition match in Bogota, Colombia, on Tuesday. The tour will conclude in Mexico City on December 1.
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ATP Finals Flashback: Rafael Nadal misses his debut due to injury

Rafael Nadal broke his foot in the 2005 Madrid Masters final against Ivan Ljubicic. The Spaniard needed injections to win his 22nd Major title at Roland Garros. Nadal was forced to withdraw from his first ATP Finals after suffering from the injury. He has been dealing with the injury for almost two decades.
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2 days ago

'I think it will be really hard to digest 2022 for Carlos Alcaraz', says expert

Rafael Nadal has called Carlos Alcaraz someone very special. The Spaniard is pleased that his country has a young talent who is likely to achieve great things. Alcarz is already a Grand Slam champion and is the youngest number 1 in tennis history. Mats Wilander has said that Alcarraz shouldn't be compared to Federer, Nadal and Djokovic. The Swede has never seen anything like it.
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2 days ago

Rafael Nadal on Roger Federer retirement at 'emotional' Laver Cup – 'A part of my life left with him' - Eurosport

Rafael Nadal has revealed a part of his life left him when Roger Federer retired from tennis earlier this year. The pair have played each other 40 times over the last two decades in one of sports greatest ever rivalries, with the Spaniard leading the head-to-head 24-16, having won 14 of the 24 finals they have contested. The 22-time Grand Slam champion is 36 years old, compared to Federer who retired at 41.
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3 days ago

Tennis news: In Pictures : Rafael Nadal visits fashion museum in Chile during Latin America exhibition tour

Rafael Nadal stopped by a fashion museum in Santiago, Chile during his ongoing South American exhibition tour. The Spaniard is currently on a Latin America exhibition tour, where he plays in six different countries across South America. The 22-time Grand Slam champion will continue his tour on November 26 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and in Quito, Ecuador.
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3 days ago

Carlos Alcaraz moves closer to Boris Becker

Carlos Alcaraz is spending his 11th week as world no. 1. The 19-year-old Spaniard won his first Major title at the US Open in New York. Carlos is the 20th player with 11 No.1 weeks since 1973. The Spaniard is hoping to kick off the 2023 season injury-free.
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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.
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4 days ago

'When Rafael Nadal arrived at the Australian Open...', says top coach

Rafael Nadal ended his season with a two-set victory against Casper Ruud at the ATP Finals in Turin. The Spaniard had already been beaten in two sets by both Taylor Fritz and Felix Auger-Aliassime. Nadal was unable to play the Wimbledon semi-final against Nick Kyrgios due to an abdominal tear. The 36-year-old was also beaten in the US Open in the second round.
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5 days ago

Tennis news: "I like another type of sport more" - Rafael Nadal on why he doesn't prefer today's style of tennis

Rafael Nadal rues lack of tactical flexibility in tennis despite being one of the best players in the sport. The Spaniard is currently in Buenos Aires, Argentina, for an exhibition tour with Casper Ruud. Nadal is a record 22-time Grand Slam winner and has not left the top ten since 2005. The 36-year-old is coming off a group-stage exit at the ATP Finals in Turin.
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6 days ago

"Maybe we can call Novak and he can send the trophy" - Rafael Nadal on Casper Ruud's wish to overturn 2012 Australian Open result

Rafael Nadal and Casper Ruud are set to kick off their Latin America exhibition tour today. The two players will play in six different countries, starting in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Ruud stated that if he could, he would change the result of the 2012 Australian Open finals in Nadal's favor. The Norwegian grew up idolizing the Spaniard.
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6 days ago

Roger Federer recalls Rafael Nadal loss: 'I will not trash the locker room'

Rafael Nadal defeated Roger Federer in four sets at Roland Garros in 2005. The Spaniard won only 11 points more, serving at 73% and defending the second serve nicely to emerge at the top against the more experienced rival. The youngster saved six out of 12 break points and grabbed nine breaks from 13 opportunities.
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6 days ago

"I’d take Rafael Nadal's two Slams over anyone else’s year" - Andy Roddick clashes with a fan over who was the best player of 2022

Rafael Nadal won two Grand Slam titles this year. The Spaniard returned to the court after a six-month layoff due to a chronic foot injury. The 36-year-old went on to win a record 14th French Open title. He also bagged ATP 250 and 500 titles in Melbourne and Acapulco (Mexico)
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1 weeks ago

'Carlos Alcaraz had the ability to pass...', says former No.1

Juan Carlos Ferrero's protégé won the US Open, as well as two Masters 1000 titles. The 19-year-old Spaniard became the youngest number 1 in the history of men's tennis. The Murcian will lead Spain to the conquest of the Davis Cup in the absence of Rafael Nadal.
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1 weeks ago

Rafael Nadal scores first victory as a father

Rafael Nadal defeated Casper Ruud in the last round-robin match at the ATP Finals. The Spaniard ended his losing streak of four straight matches with a 7-5 win over Ruud. It was Nadal's first triumph as a father, welcoming his son in October.
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1 weeks ago

"I finally won a match as dad" - new father Rafael Nadal exhilarated by lone ATP Finals win over Casper Ruud

Rafael Nadal defeated Casper Ruud in his final match at the ATP Finals in Turin. The Spaniard was on a four-match losing streak, his first since 2009. Nadal and his wife Maria Francisca Perello welcomed their first child, a baby boy, on October 8, 2022. The 22-time Grand Slam winner was already eliminated from the competition.
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1 weeks ago

ATP Finals: Charged-up Rafael Nadal decimates Casper Ruud to finish season with win - India Today

Rafael Nadal beats Casper Ruud in final match of ATP Finals in Turin on Thursday, November 17. The Spaniard defeated Ruud 7-5, 7- 5 in an hour and 42 minutes in the season-ending tournament. The 22-time Grand Slam champion also snapped a 4-match losing streak on the tour with the win.
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1 weeks ago

Why Rafael Nadal's place in the GOAT debate won't be affected even if he never wins ATP Finals

Rafael Nadal's wait for an ATP Finals title continues for at least another year. The Spaniard was eliminated from the group stage of the 2022 edition of the ATP Finals in Turin. The 36-year-old will continue to prioritize the four Grand Slams going forward. The Mallorcan continues to play with a chronic foot injury that was first detected when he was a teenager.
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