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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Rafael Nadal announced his marriage with Xisca Perello

Rafael Nadal announced his marriage
Rafael Nadal announced his marriage with Xisca Perello

Rafael Nadal will marry his girlfriend of 14 years Maria Francisca Perello, better known as Xisca.

The couple got engaged in Rome, last May and will get married between September and December of this year in Mallorca, where they were both born, according to the magazine ¡Hola!

"Obviously I have intentions of forming a family, I love children and I would like my children to do what they like," Rafa said.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Djokovic claims record seventh Australian title

Djokovic claims record seventh Australian title
Djokovic claims record seventh Australian title

Novak Djokovic claimed a record seventh Australian Open crown after beating Rafa Nadal 6-3 6-2 6-3.

Moving past Pete Sampras into outright third on the all-time list of Grand Slam winners, Djokovic will head to Roland Garros looking for a second "Nole Slam", having already swept all four majors in 2015-16.

Only Federer's 20 and Nadal's 17 outstrip Djokovic's tally of Grand Slam trophies, but on the strength of the champion's virtuoso performance at Rod Laver Arena, they will be looking nervously over their shoulders.

Friday, January 25, 2019

Djokovic into Australian Open final, faces Rafa next

Djokovic into Australian Open final, faces Rafa next
Djokovic into Australian Open final, faces Rafa next

Novak Djokovic was about as perfect as can be in his semifinal at Rod Laver Arena. Didn't miss much. Almost couldn't, really.

It was a performance so flawless, so fantastic, that it was easy to feel as if only one man on the planet might have a chance of preventing Djokovic from claiming a record seventh Australian Open title: Rafael Nadal. As it happens, that is who he'll face in Sunday's final.

Djokovic never relented, not for a moment, while making an unheard-of total of five unforced errors against an overmatched Lucas Pouille en route to a 6-0, 6-2, 6-2 semifinal victory that lasted less than 1 1/2 hours.

"I guess you're driven by some force that takes over you, and you feel divine. You feel like in a different dimension," Djokovic said. "It's quite an awesome feeling that we all try to reach and stay in. Probably the biggest challenge, I think, is how to repeat that, how to stay there for as long as you possibly can."

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Nadal beats Tsitsipas for fifth Australian Open final

Nadal beats Tsitsipas for fifth Australian Open final
Nadal beats Tsitsipas for fifth Australian Open final

Rafael Nadal beat Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-2, 6-4, 6-0 to reach the Australian open final.

Coming into the match, it seemed like Tsitsipas would give Nadal a challenge. In the round of 16, Tsitsipas came back from a set down to beat Roger Federer. But Nadal looked masterful throughout. In the final set, Tsitsipas didn’t win a single game.

Nadal is 32, and is doing his part to rebuff the narrative that younger tennis players — the next generation of stars — is ready to take over. Three of Nadal’s last four Australian Open opponents have been young. He beat 19-year-old Alex de Minaur in the round of 32. He beat 21-year-old Frances Tiafoe in the quarterfinal. And Tsitsipas, Nadal’s most recent vanquished foe, is just 20.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Nadal beats Tiafoe, reaches Australian Open semis

Nadal beats Tiafoe, reaches Australian Open semis
Nadal beats Tiafoe, reaches Australian Open semis

Rafael Nadal defeated Frances Tiafoe 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 in just 107 minutes to advance to the Australian Open 219 semis.

Nadal will next play Stefanos Tsitsipas, who knocked out Roger Federer in the fourth round and Roberto Bautista Agut in the QFs.

"For me is always the same: you are in the semi-finals of a Grand Slam, you can't expect an easy opponent," Nadal said.

Monday, January 21, 2019

Tiafoe takes on Nadal hoping to keep dream alive

Tiafoe takes on Nadal hoping to keep dream alive
Tiafoe takes on Nadal hoping to keep dream alive

Having already changed the lives of his immigrant parents, Frances Tiafoe is hopeful to build on his own stature in the game as he prepares for an Australian Open quarter-final clash with Rafa Nadal on Tuesday.

American Tiafoe, the son of immigrants from Sierra Leone, recalled his humble beginnings after stunning Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov on Sunday to reach the last eight at a major for the first time in his career.

"I told my parents 10 years ago I was gonna be a pro tennis player and change their life. Now I'm in the quarter-finals of a Slam. I can't believe it," world number 39 Tiafoe said.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Del Potro into US Open final as Nadal quits with knee injury

Del Potro into US Open final as Nadal quits with knee injury

Juan Martin del Potro reached the US Open final on Friday afterRafael Nadal quit their last-four clash with a knee injury.

Del Potro, the champion in 2009, was 7-6 (7/3), 6-2 ahead when Nadal retired.

The Argentine will face Novak Djokovic, who beat Kei Nishikori.

"I hate to retire," said Nadal who has endured a series of knee injuries throughout his career.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Video: Nadal Defeats Thiem at US Open

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Video: Rafael Nadal Defeats Dominic Thiem at US Open

Rafael Nadal defeats Dominic Thiem 0-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-7(4), 7-6(5) in Arthur Ashe.

Video: Rafael Nadal practice| 2018 US Open

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Video: Rafael Nadal practice| 2018 US Open

World No. 1 and defending champion Rafael Nadal warms up for his QF match vs Dominic Thiem.

Friday, August 31, 2018

Video: Rafa Nadal practices at 2018 US Open

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Video: Rafael Nadal Ready To Go Under The Lights At 2018 US Open

World No. 1 and defending champion Rafael Nadal is practicing ahead of his R2 match-up against

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Video: Nadal Practices | 2018 US Open

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Video: Rafael Nadal Practices | 2018 US Open

World No. 1 and defending champion Rafael Nadal is on P1 as he gets ready for his R2 match.

Nadal, Wawrinka and del Potro winners at US Open

Nadal, Wawrinka and del Potro winners at US Open
Nadal, Wawrinka and del Potro winners at US Open

Rafael Nadal beat Vasek Pospisil 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 and reached the third round at the US Open.

His only hiccup came in the second set, when he dropped his serve to fall 2-4 down.

"The conditions are tough," Nadal said. "It was important to start very well with that break. To win in straight sets is always very positive, especially in these conditions. It's almost midnight, very happy about the victory."

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Video: Nadal beats Ferrer | 2018 US Open

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Video: Rafael Nadal beats David Ferrer | 2018 US Open

Despite a retirement, the fans in Flushing Meadows were treated to top tennis between fellow Spaniards, Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer.

Video: David Ferrer Bids Farewell to Flushing Meadows

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Video: David Ferrer Bids Farewell to Flushing Meadows

Sweet, parting words from David Ferrer, a 2-time US Open semifinalist, whose fighting spirit will be missed in Flushing Meadows...


Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Video: Rafa Practice | 2018 US Open

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Rafa practicing in Ashe.


Video: Rafael Nadal 2018 US Open Arthur Ashe Kids Day Practice

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World No. 1 and defending champion Rafael Nadal is practicing in Ashe.

Video: Nadal and Anderson practice | 2018 US Open

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Video: Rafael Nadal and Kevin Anderson practice | 2018 US Open

Rafael Nadal and 2017 US Open finalist Kevin Anderson practice in Arthur Ashe ahead of their 2018 campaigns.

US Open Throwback video: Rafael Nadal vs. David Ferrer (2007)

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US Open Throwback video: Rafael Nadal vs. David Ferrer (2007)

With the impending duel ahead of us, we flash back over a decade ago to David Ferrer and Rafa Nadal's 4th round battle at the 2007 US Open!

Video: Rafael Nadal Practice | 2018 US Open

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Video: Rafael Nadal Practice | 2018 US Open

World #1 Rafael Nadal putting in the work today on the practice courts in Flushing Meadows.

Nadal through to round two after Ferrer retires

Nadal through to round two after Ferrer retires
Nadal through to round two after Ferrer retires

Rafa Nadal progressed to the second round of the U.S. Open on Monday after fellow Spaniard David Ferrer retired midway through the second set due to a calf injury.

Nadal, the world number one, breezed through the first set without facing a break point but the 36-year-old Ferrer fought back in the second, breaking Nadal twice before the injury forced him to stop with the score at 6-3 3-4.
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Ferrer, whose decision to retire brings the curtain down on his final appearance at a Grand Slam, said he had taken an injection before the match but was in obvious discomfort and need treatment courtside before he decided to quit.

"I feel bad," he said in a courtside interview. "I had one shot in my calf and there was pain. I tried to play. I tried.

"I'm so sorry because I can't finish the match, but anyway, thanks a lot."

Nadal, who like his opponent was sweating profusely in the oppressively humid conditions, paid tribute to Ferrer, whom he beat in the 2013 French Open final.

"I'm very sorry for him. He's one of my closest friends on the tour and we faced many amazing moments together," Nadal said. "It's sad for him to finish like this."


Article from Reuters