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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Video: Nadal Monte Carlo interview

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Video: Nadal Monte Carlo interview

Watch World No. 1 Rafael Nadal explain why he is so excited to be back in Monte-Carlo for the first clay-court ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event of the year, the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters.

Video: Nadal Assists At Monte-Carlo Draw Ceremony

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Video: Nadal Assists At Monte-Carlo Draw Ceremony

Watch ten-time Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters champion Rafael Nadal assist at this year's draw ceremony, at which he found out he will begin his campaign against Slovenian Aljaz Bedene or a qualifier.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Challenger Vault video: Rafael Nadal

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Challenger Vault video: Rafael Nadal

In this edition of the Challenger Vault, Rafael Nadal reflects on the impact the ATP Challenger Tour had on his career.


Video: 10 Best Celebration Moments

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Video: 10 Best Celebration Moments

ATP World Tour Uncovered looks back at some of the best celebation moments. Which one is your favourite?

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Nadal faces possible Djokovic clash in Monte Carlo quarter-finals

Nadal faces possible Djokovic clash in Monte Carlo quarter-finals
Nadal faces possible Djokovic clash in Monte Carlo quarter-finals

Rafael Nadal could face old rival Novak Djokovic in the Monte Carlo Masters quarter-finals next week after Friday's draw.

The top-seeded Spaniard, who claimed his 10th Monte Carlo title last year, has a bye for the first round and will open his tour claycourt season against either Slovenia's Aljaz Bedene or a qualifier.

"I have won the Monte Carlo Masters 10 times, that's a good number. But one more victory, why not?" said Nadal, who played his first matches since January's Australian Open in Spain's Davis Cup quarter-final win over Germany last weekend.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Nadal beats Zverev to set up Davis Cup decider with Germany

Nadal beats Zverev to set up Davis Cup decider with Germany
Nadal beats Zverev to set up Davis Cup decider with Germany

Rafael Nadal kept Spain's Davis Cup hopes alive by beating Alexander Zverez on Sunday in the fourth rubber of their quarter-final against Germany.

Nadal's 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 win in Valencia draew the tie level at 2-2, with Spanish world number 33 David Ferrer up against Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber in the fifth and decisive rubber.

Two breaks in each set were enough for Nadal to seal an impressively comfortable victory over Zverev in what was only the 31-year-old's second outing since returning from a hip injury.

Nadal said after the match he is still regaining sharpness.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Rafa Nadal wins Davis Cup match

Rafa Nadal wins Davis Cup match

Rafael Nadal returned to action with a 6-2 6-2 6-3 Davis Cup win over Germany's Philip Kohlschreiber on Friday to set a record for the longest winning streak in the competition's history.

World number one Nadal had not played since he retired from his Australian Open quarter-final against Marin Cilic in January with a leg injury, but made light work of Kohlschreiber to draw five-time winners Spain level at 1-1 in the tie.

Victory meant Nadal set the record for the longest Davis Cup winning streak in combined singles and doubles rubbers with 23 matches in a row.

Holders France were tied 1-1 with Italy in Genoa and 2005 winners Croatia were also deadlocked against visitors Kazakhstan after a day of thrilling action on indoor red clay in Varazdin.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Rafa Nadal is back, plays Davis cup

Rafa Nadal is back, plays Davis cup
Rafa Nadal is back, plays Davis cup

Rafael Nadal faces a potentially season-defining Davis Cup weekend as the 16-time Grand Slam champion returns for his first appearance since hobbling out of the Australian Open in January with a crippling hip injury.

Nadal leads Spain into a home quarter-final against Germany at Valencia's iconic Plaza de Toros bullring, boasting a remarkable record in the tournament.

He is on a 22-match winning streak in singles with his only loss coming on debut for five-time champions Spain back in 2004.

Nadal reclaims ATP top spot as Federer slips

Nadal reclaims ATP top spot as Federer slips
Nadal reclaims ATP top spot as Federer slips

Rafael Nadal reclaimed top spot in the men's ATP rankings on Monday a day after Swiss rival and defending champion Roger Federer crashed out early in Miami.

Nadal, who hasn't hit a ball in anger since pulling out of the Australian Open quarter-finals in January, saw Federer take over top spot on February 18.

The Swiss veteran, however, slipped 10 points behind his Spanish rival and into second place after a second round defeat to Thanasi Kokkinakis. Towering American John Isner leapt eight places to ninth thanks to his eventual victory Sunday in the Masters 1000 event.

Isner thus equals his previous best ranking of ninth, reached in April 2012, while beaten finalist Alexander Zverev of Germany moved up one place to fourth.

South Korea's Hyeon Chung meanwhile continued to chip away at the rankings, the 21-year-old breaking into the top 20, to 19th, for the first time in his fledgling career thanks to his quarter-final appearance in Miami.

ATP rankings at April 2(change in ranking in brackets):

1. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 8.770 pts (+1)
2. Roger Federer (SUI) 8.670 (-1)
3. Marin Cilic (CRO) 4.985
4. Alexander Zverev (GER) 4.925 (+1)
5. Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) 4.635 (-1)
6. Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG) 4.470
7. Dominic Thiem (AUT) 3.665
8. Kevin Anderson (RSA) 3.390
9. John Isner (USA) 3.125 (+8)
10. David Goffin (BEL) 3.110 (-1)

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Video Flashback: Federer vs Nadal Miami 2005 Final

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Video Flashback: Federer vs Nadal Miami 2005 Final

Friday, March 2, 2018

Video: Stars Pay Tribute To Andre Sa

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Video: Stars Pay Tribute To Andre Sa

Rafael Nadal and other ATP World Tour stars pay tribute to Brazil's Andre Sa, who transitions from a playing to coaching career.

Nadal pulls out of Indian Wells and Miami

Nadal pulls out of Indian Wells and Miami
Nadal pulls out of Indian Wells and Miami

Rafael Nadal withdrew from Indian Wells and Miami Open after aggravating the leg injury that forced him out of the Australian Open in January.

Nadal suffered his latest setback during a training session on Tuesday that forced him to pull out of this week's Mexican Open in Acapulco.

“I'm sorry to write this, but my worst possible scenario has been confirmed. The injury I suffered during training right before Acapulco is in the same basic area as the injury I suffered in Melbourne [during the Australian Open].

“I won't be playing at Indian Wells or in Miami and the goal going forward is to recover in time for the clay-court season. It hurt to retire in Acapulco, where I get so much support, but it's also painful not to be with my fans in the U.S. for the American swing in March, something that has always been important to me.”

This marks the latest setback for Rafa, who has not competed since retiring from his quarter-final against Marin Cilic in Melbourne and recently lost the world number one ranking to Roger Federer.

“We are disappointed that Rafa will not be able to compete for the title at this year’s BNP Paribas Open,” said Tommy Haas, the Indian Wells Tournament Director. “We wish him all the best for a speedy recovery, and hope to see him back in action at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden next year.”

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Video: Nadal Explains Withdrawal From Acapulco 2018

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Video: Nadal Explains Withdrawal From Acapulco 2018

Rafael Nadal is forced to withdraw from the Abierto Mexicano Telcel presentado por HSBC due to a hip injury.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Nadal pulls out of Mexican Open

Nadal pulls out of Mexican Open

Rafael Nadal's comeback from a hip injury is on hold after the second-ranked Spaniard pulled out of the Mexican Open, saying he needs more time to recover.

Nadal was forced to retire during the Australian Open quarterfinals and hasn't played since. He was set to play Feliciano Lopez in his opening match on Wednesday but said he felt pain during his final training session on Tuesday.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Video: Rafa Nadal and Rod Laver strut the halls | Australian Open 2018

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Video: Rafa Nadal and Rod Laver strut the halls | Australian Open 2018

Rod Laver gives Rafa a private walk through of his namesake arena at the Australian Open 2018.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Video: Rafael Nadal post match interview (2R) | Australian Open 2018

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Video: Rafael Nadal post match interview (2R) | Australian Open 2018

Rafael Nadal answers questions about his match against Leonardo Mayer and his hopes for the grand final at the Australian Open 2018.

Video: Rafa Nadal hits Ballkid | Australian Open 2018

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Video: Rafa Nadal hits Ballkid | Australian Open 2018

A close call for one of the Australian Open Ballkids.

Video: Rafael Nadal press conference (2R) | Australian Open 2018

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Video: Rafael Nadal press conference (2R) | Australian Open 2018

Following his winning match, Rafael Nadal talk about competing against Leonardo Mayer in the second round at the Australian Open 2018.

Video: Rafael Nadal on court interview (2R) | Australian Open 2018

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Video: Rafael Nadal on court interview (2R) | Australian Open 2018

Rafael's on court interview following his match against Leonardo Mayer in the second round of the Australian Open 2018.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Video: Nadal v Mayer match highlights (2R) | Australian Open 2018

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Video: Rafael Nadal v Leonardo Mayer match highlights (2R) | Australian Open 2018

Match highlights from Rafael Nadal's victory against Leonardo Mayer in the second round of the Australian Open 2018.