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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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Video: Rafa Practice | 2018 US Open

Rafa practicing in Ashe.


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

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

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

Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic on opposite sides of U.S. Open shot-clock controversy

Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic on opposite sides of U.S. Open shot-clock controversy
Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic on opposite sides of U.S. Open shot-clock controversy

In an effort to accelerate pace of play, the U.S. Open introduced a shot clock — the first of its kind at a Grand Slam tennis event — and two former champions are on opposite sides of the net on the issue.

The 25-second timer between shots begins when the official announces the score after each point. If a player does not serve before the clock strikes zero, he or she is issued a warning. A second violation results in the loss of a first serve. Whereas officials previously counted down in their heads and rarely enforced a time limit, actual clocks appear on the courts in New York City for attendees to follow.

Ferrer's last Slam ends with injury

Ferrer's last Slam ends with injury
Ferrer's last Slam ends with injury

There was something bittersweet about David Ferrer's last Grand Slam match. Yes, he got to depart by sharing the court with his friend and Spanish Davis Cup teammate Rafael Nadal, under the lights on the big stage of Arthur Ashe Stadium at the U.S. Open.

He also was forced to quit for the first time in 208 contests at major tournaments, an ironic adieu for a guy known as one of the most indefatigable players in tennis.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Video: Rafael Nadal 10-Year Anniversary Of Rise to World No. 1

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Video: Rafael Nadal 10-Year Anniversary Of Rise to World No. 1

Rafael Nadal looks back on first rising to No. 1 in the ATP Rankings for the first time on 18 August 2008.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Video highlights: Nadal Beats Tsitsipas In Rogers Cup Final

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Video highlights: Nadal Beats Tsitsipas In Rogers Cup Final

Watch highlights of the Rogers Cup final, as Rafael Nadal secured his 33rd ATP World Tour Masters 1000 crown.



Photo Credit: Peter Staples/ATP World Tour.

Video: Rafa's Rogers Cup final interview

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Video: Rafa's Rogers Cup final interview

Watch as Toronto champion Rafael Nadal discusses his straight-set victory over Stefanos Tsitsipas at the Rogers Cup.

Video: Nadal's Emotional Match Point Reaction Toronto 2018

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Video: Nadal's Emotional Match Point Reaction Toronto 2018

Rafael Nadal shows that even after 33 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 titles, success at this level doesn't get old.