Stories tagged: Rafael Nadal
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.
Sat., June 10, 2017, 1:50 p.m.
Rafael Nadal can win a record 10th French Open title if he beats 2015 champion Stan Wawrinka in the final. Nadal is 9-0 in finals at Roland Garros. Wawrinka is …
Sat., June 10, 2017, 1:49 p.m.
According to his longtime coach, Rafael Nadal did not play very well in his French Open semifinal. Yet the nine-time Roland Garros champion dispatched up-and-coming Dominic Thiem 6-3, 6-4, 6-0 …
Sun., June 4, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
Rafael Nadal eased into his record-equaling 11th quarterfinal at the French Open by swatting aside Roberto Bautista Agut 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 on Sunday. The nine-time champion matched Roger Federer’s Open …
Mon., May 29, 2017, 10:19 p.m.
Back on the court where he completed his career Grand Slam, Novak Djokovic showed no sign of the crisis of confidence that has affected his game since winning the French …
Sun., May 14, 2017, 9:32 p.m.
Rafael Nadal defeated Dominic Thiem 7-6 (8), 6-4 Sunday in the Madrid Open final to win his third straight title and continue his good form heading into the French Open.
Sun., April 23, 2017, 4:56 p.m.
Rafael Nadal easily beat Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-1, 6-3 in an all-Spanish final on Sunday to win the Monte Carlo Masters for the 10th time and clinch the 70th title of …
Sun., April 2, 2017, 5:22 p.m.
Weary from three months of winning, Roger Federer hit one last shot Sunday, whacking a celebratory forehand into the stands to punctuate his victory over Rafael Nadal in the Miami …
Fri., March 31, 2017, 9:01 p.m.
Roger Federer’s season of resurgence took another thrilling turn Friday night when he won a seesaw semifinal against Nick Kyrgios at the Miami Open, 7-6 (9), 6-7 (9), 7-6 (5).
Sun., March 26, 2017, 7:18 p.m.
The oldest player in the women’s draw at the Miami Open, Venus Williams is looking forward to the next round. And next year. And the year after that.
Tue., March 14, 2017, 10:45 p.m.
Roger Federer edged Steve Johnson 7-6 (3), 7-6 (4) in a hard-serving duel at the BNP Paribas Open on Tuesday, setting up a fourth-round match against Rafael Nadal.
Sun., Jan. 29, 2017, 6 p.m.
So here was Roger Federer, down a break in the fifth set in a Grand Slam final. Across the net was his nemesis, Rafael Nadal, the left-handed Spaniard he hadn’t …
Fri., Jan. 27, 2017, 7:59 p.m.
It is as good as it gets, and I’m not just talking about tennis. It is as good as it gets, and I’m not just talking about sports.
Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, 10:44 p.m.
Rafael Nadal beat sixth-seeded Gael Monfils in four sets Monday to reach the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam tournament for the 30th time, prompting talk of a potential Australian Open …
Tue., Jan. 3, 2017, 11 p.m.
Rafael Nadal was in need of some sleep, so he didn’t waste much time against Alexandr Dolgopolov on Tuesday.
Mon., Nov. 7, 2016, 7:11 p.m.
Rafael Nadal will return from a wrist injury to play an exhibition in late December in United Arab Emirates.
Sun., Sept. 4, 2016, 9:04 p.m.
Nadal was upset in the U.S. Open’s fourth round by 24th-seeded Lucas Pouille of France 6-1, 2-6, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (6) on Sunday, prolonging the 14-time Grand Slam title winner’s …
Thu., Aug. 11, 2016, 9:21 p.m.
What was shaping up as a very long day of Olympic tennis for Rafael Nadal began shortly after 11 a.m., when he played the first point of what would become …
Fri., July 15, 2016, 4:52 p.m.
Rafael Nadal is on the final entry list for the Rio Olympics.
Thu., June 9, 2016, 6:46 p.m.
Rafael Nadal pulled out of Wimbledon on Thursday, citing the left wrist injury that forced him out of the French Open.
Fri., May 27, 2016, 5 p.m.
For a decade, Rafael Nadal ruled Roland Garros the way no other man has dominated any Grand Slam site.
Fri., May 27, 2016, 12:38 p.m.
For a decade, Rafael Nadal ruled Roland Garros the way no other man has dominated any Grand Slam site. On Friday, his powerful left wrist wrapped in a blue brace, …
Tue., April 26, 2016, 7:08 a.m.
Fed up of being accused of doping, Rafael Nadal has written to the president of the International Tennis Federation and asked for all of his drug-test results and blood profile …
Mon., April 25, 2016, 1:09 p.m.
Extra security measures may be needed to protect athletes staying outside of the Olympic Village during the games in Rio de Janeiro, including Rafael Nadal, who will be staying at …
Sun., April 17, 2016, 5:29 p.m.
Rafael Nadal overcame a sloppy performance on his serve to beat Frenchman Gael Monfils 7-5, 5-7, 6-0 on Sunday and win the Monte Carlo Masters for the ninth time.
Sat., March 26, 2016, 6:23 p.m.
Rafael Nadal faded in the subtropical heat and retired after falling behind in the third set of his opening match Saturday at the Miami Open against Damir Dzumhur.
Sun., Nov. 1, 2015, 5:48 p.m.
Roger Federer mastered Rafael Nadal in their first meeting in almost two years to win the Swiss Indoors final 6-3, 5-7, 6-3.
Sat., Sept. 5, 2015
NEW YORK – Can’t count out Serena Williams, no matter how big the deficit, no matter how off-target her strokes, no matter how much the pressure might be mounting as …