Stories tagged: Rafael Nadal
Sun., Jan. 27, 2019, 6:06 p.m.
In a breathtakingly mistake-free performance that yielded a remarkably lopsided result, No. 1-ranked Novak Djokovic overwhelmed Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 on Sunday to win a record seventh Australian Open …
Tue., Jan. 22, 2019, 8:03 a.m.
Rafael Nadal is back to feeling healthy. Probably not a coincidence that he’s back in the Australian Open semifinals. Nadal claimed 20 of his first 23 service points and saved …
Sun., Jan. 13, 2019, 10:25 p.m.
Rafael Nadal has missed a lot of tennis since last September. He hasn’t missed a beat. The No. 2-seeded Nadal had a 6-4, 6-3, 7-5 win over Australian wild-card entry …
Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 7:20 p.m.
Rafael Nadal felt the pain sear into his right knee early in his U.S. Open semifinal, on what he called “a bad movement.” It was a familiar pain, one that …
Sun., Sept. 2, 2018, 9:27 p.m.
Serena Williams reached the quarterfinals at Flushing Meadows for a 10th consecutive appearance – she wasn’t there last year because she gave birth to her daughter during the tournament – …
Sun., Aug. 12, 2018, 5:26 p.m.
Top-ranked Rafael Nadal beat unseeded Greek upstart Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-2, 7-6 (4) for his fourth Rogers Cup crown and fifth victory this year.
Sat., July 14, 2018, 8:09 a.m.
Novak Djokovic sent the strongest signal yet he is back at full strength by reaching his fifth Wimbledon final with a 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (9), 3-6, 10-8 victory over rival …
Mon., July 9, 2018, 8:28 p.m.
They roared for Roger Federer just for showing up, greeting his arrival at Wimbledon’s main stadium as if his mere presence were enough to justify the price of admission.
Sun., June 10, 2018, 6:10 p.m.
Nadal won his record-extending 11th championship at the French Open on Sunday, overcoming a late problem with a finger on his racket-swinging hand and displaying his foe-rattling best for a …
Sat., June 9, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
The only man to beat Rafael Nadal on clay this year was Dominic Thiem. And the only man to beat Nadal on clay last year was Thiem. So if anyone …
UPDATED: Wed., June 6, 2018, 11:12 a.m.
Garbine Muguruza overwhelmed Maria Sharapova in the French Open quarterfinals and won 6-2, 6-1. Simona Halep needed to work a lot harder for her three-set comeback victory over Angelique Kerber. …
Sun., May 20, 2018, 5 p.m.
Rafael Nadal came out on top in a matchup of this year’s top two clay-court players, beating defending champion Alexander Zverev 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 Sunday to win a record-extending eighth …
UPDATED: Sat., May 19, 2018, 4:50 p.m.
Rafael Nadal is challenged in the first set by Novak Djokovic before pulling away for a 7-6 (4), 6-3 win to reach the Italian Open final. In the women’s final, …
Sun., April 29, 2018, 8:36 p.m.
Rafael Nadal extended his dominance on clay with a 6-2, 6-1 win over 19-year-old Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas on Sunday to win his 11th Barcelona Open title.
Sun., April 22, 2018, 7:41 p.m.
Rafael Nadal won a record 31st Masters title after beating Kei Nishikori 6-3, 6-2 in the Monte Carlo Masters final on Sunday.
Thu., April 19, 2018, 7:38 a.m.
For now, Rafael Nadal doesn’t see himself skipping Wimbledon the way Roger Federer has the French Open. The veterans are back at the top of world tennis, with Nadal needing …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 16, 2018, 6:26 p.m.
Roger Federer has added another highlight to his age-defying career resurgence by returning to the top of the world rankings after more than five years and becoming the oldest No. …
UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 14, 2018, 10:14 p.m.
Roger Federer prefers to think of Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic as the favorites for the Australian Open title, despite entering as defending champion and coming off a worry-free preparation.
Tue., Jan. 9, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
Rafael Nadal struggled with his timing and normally potent shot-making as he started his delayed preparations for the Australian Open with an error-filled 6-4, 7-5 loss to Richard Gasquet in …
Wed., Dec. 27, 2017, 7:36 p.m.
Top-ranked Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the Brisbane International due to his “late start of preparation” for the new season. Brisbane International tournament director Cameron Pearson said that he had …
Mon., Nov. 13, 2017, 7:49 p.m.
Rafael Nadal will have to wait another year to win the ATP Finals. The world No. 1 has withdrawn from the elite, season-ending tournament after losing his opening match to …
Mon., Oct. 30, 2017, 9:32 p.m.
Hyeon Chung of South Korea swept aside Mischa Zverev 6-0, 6-2 at the Paris Masters on Monday to set up a second-round match against Rafael Nadal.
Sun., Oct. 15, 2017, 5:43 p.m.
Roger Federer extended his winning streak over Rafael Nadal this year to four matches after beating the top-ranked Spaniard 6-4, 6-3 to win the Shanghai Masters on Sunday.
Sat., Oct. 7, 2017, 7:27 p.m.
Simona Halep will take over the top ranking after reaching the China Open final on Saturday, and Rafael Nadal will play Nick Kyrgios for the men’s title.
Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 8:27 p.m.
Garbine Muguruza made her debut at No. 1 on Monday, joining U.S. Open champion Rafael Nadal in making Spain the first country since the United States 14 years ago to …
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 10, 2017, 10:54 p.m.
Rafael Nadal entered the 2017 Grand Slam season on a 2
Sat., Sept. 9, 2017, 8 p.m.
U.S. Open finalists Rafael Nadal and Kevin Anderson are both professional tennis players who were born in 1986. Not much else in common.
Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 9:30 p.m.
Rafael Nadal went into his U.S. Open semifinal against Juan Martin del Potro with a relatively simple game plan: Stay away from the big guy’s flat, fearsome forehand and instead …
Mon., July 10, 2017, 7:20 p.m.
First, Rafael Nadal erased a two-set deficit. Then, he erased four match points. Nadal could not, however, erase the fifth.
Sun., June 11, 2017, 5:09 p.m.
King of clay Rafael Nadal hammered Stan Wawrinka, 6-2, 6-3, 6-1, to earn an unprecedented 10th title at the French Open on Sunday.