Showing posts with label rafael nadal. Show all posts
Showing posts with label rafael nadal. Show all posts

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Video Interview: Nadal Beats Kyrgios in Rome 2016

Video Interview: Nadal Beats Kyrgios in Rome 2016

Rafael Nadal cannot stop smiling! Hear what Nadal had to say after his big third-round win against Nick Kyrgios and what the Spaniard thinks about his quarter-final contest against Novak Djokovic at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia.


Video: Djokovic, Nadal Advance Thursday Highlights Rome 2016

Video: Djokovic, Nadal Advance Thursday Highlights Rome 2016

Relive third-round Thursday at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia and watch highlights of Roger Federer, Dominic Thiem, Rafael Nadal, Nick Kyrgios, Novak Djokovic, Juan Monaco and Kei Nishikori.

Video: Nadal Hits Back To Back Hot Shot Rome 2016

Video: Nadal Hits Back To Back Hot Shot Rome 2016

Watch Hot Shot as Rafael Nadal covers the net brilliantly, then whips a forehand winner against Nick Kyrgios.

Video: Nadal Leads Top Six In Rome R3 Action

Video: Nadal Leads Top Six In Rome R3 Action

Rafael Nadal plays Nick Kyrgios in a star-studded line-up on Thursday at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia in Rome.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Video Interview: Nadal Downs Kohlschreiber In Rome 2016

Video Interview: Nadal Downs Kohlschreiber In Rome 2016

Rafael Nadal scores his 13th win over Philipp Kohlschreiber.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Video Interview: Nadal Looks Ahead To Rome 2016

Video Interview: Nadal Looks Ahead To Rome 2016

Seven-time champion Rafael Nadal looks ahead to competing the Internazional BNL d'Italia in Rome.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Murray beats Nadal, reaches Madrid Open final again

Murray beats Nadal, reaches Madrid Open final again

Andy Murray defeated Rafael Nadal 7-5, 6-4 to reach his second straight Madrid Open final.

Nadal had his chances but failed on the decisive points, falling short on his attempt to win a third consecutive title this season.

"In general, he was a little bit better than me, and we have to congratulate him for his victory and recognize that he has played better than me in the important moments," Nadal said.

Murray became the first player to ever beat Nadal at the same clay tournament in consecutive years.

"Not loads of players have won against Rafa on clay throughout his career," Murray said. "Very few in the last year for sure when he wasn't playing his best. To beat him in Spain on a clay court is obviously a big, big challenge for any player. Very pleased to have beaten him this year."

Friday, May 6, 2016

Photos: Rafa and Nole watching Real Madrid vs Manchester City

Photos: Rafa and Nole watching Real Madrid vs Manchester City

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal were both in attendance as Real Madrid booked their place in the Champions League final with a 1-0 win over Manchester City at the Bernabeu.

Enjoy the pics....

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Video Interviews from Madrid: Djokovic, Nadal, Murray and more

Video Interviews from Madrid: Djokovic, Nadal, Murray and more

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic, competing at the Mutua Madrid Open for the first time since 2013, aims to capture at 29th ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title.



Thursday, April 28, 2016

Nadal to carry Spain flag at Rio Olympic Games

Nadal to carry Spain flag at Rio Olympic Games

Rafa Nadal, 14-times grand slam singles tennis champion, will carry Spain's flag at the opening ceremony for this year Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, he said on Wednesday.

"I'm really proud to be Spain flag bearer in #Rio2016," Rafa said on Twitter.

Nadal won the Olympic gold medal in Beijing in 2008, beating Chile's Fernando Gonzalez in straight sets in the final.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Nadal asks for all doping tests to be revealed

Nadal asks for all doping tests to be revealed

Rafael Nadal asked for the results of all drugs tests he has taken in his career to be released to the public in a letter to the International Tennis Federation (ITF) on Tuesday.

Nadal filed a lawsuit against former French sports minister Roselyne Bachelot on Monday after she accused him of covering up a failed drugs test.

"It is necessary that our sport becomes a flagship in a world where TRANSPARENCY and HONESTY are two pillars of our conduct and way of living," Nadal wrote in the letter addressed to ITF president David Haggerty.

Bachelot alleged that Nadal -- one of Spain's most loved and admired sportsmen -- faked an injury in 2012, when he missed the final six months of the season due to knee problems, in order to hide a positive drug test.

Nadal wins Barcelona Open

Nadal wins Barcelona Open

Rafael Nadal beat defending champion Kei Nishikori 6-4, 7-5 to win the Barcelona Open for the ninth time on Sunday, equaling Guillermo Vilas' record of 49 career clay-court titles.

Nadal added this title to his trophy from Monte Carlo last week as the 14-time Grand Slam winner regains form on his favorite surface ahead of next month's French Open.

"I'm very happy because besides this being one of the most important tournaments that I have won, this is another week that I am playing very well," Nadal said. "These have been two fantastic weeks, weeks I have been striving for for a long time.2

Nishikori had won the tournament for the last two years after early exits by Nadal.

In an entertaining clash of the two top-seeded players, Nadal proved more decisive under pressure, saving seven of eight break chances in the first set while converting the two chances he got.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Nadal overcomes Monfils to win 9th Monte Carlo Masters title

Nadal overcomes Monfils to win 9th Monte Carlo Masters title

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.

This was the Spaniard's first tournament win in Monte Carlo since winning the last of his eight straight titles there in 2012. It is also the record-equaling 28th Masters title for Nadal, bringing him alongside top-ranked Novak Djokovic.

Nadal sank to his knees after sealing victory with a brilliant forehand winner. It took him 2 hours, 46 minutes to finally see off Monfils, who had never won a set against Nadal on clay and lost 11 of their 13 previous matches.

"You just have to accept he's a bit better." Monfils said. "He increased his intensity and changed the way he was playing."

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Photos: Monte-Carlo Masters Launch Party at Zelo's Monaco

Photos: Monte-Carlo Masters Launch Party at Zelo's Monaco

ATP Tennis Players like Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Rafa Nadal, Andy Murray and others enjoyed the Photos: Monte-Carlo Masters Launch Party at Zelo's Monaco at the Monte-Carlo Country Club.... Enjoy the pics...

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Video: Nadal Goes Golfing in Indian Wells

Video: Nadal Goes Golfing in Indian Wells

Rafael Nadal golfs only a few times a year. One of those? In Indian Wells. We tagged along with the 3-time BNP Paribas Open champion to see how his golf swing compares to his tennis strokes.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Rafael Nadal says weary of doping rumors

Rafael Nadal says weary of doping rumors

Rafael Nadal defended his training methods and vehemently denied he had ever used a banned substance to get an edge or to speed up recovery from injury.

"I have never had the temptation of doing something wrong. I am very far from that, doping," said Rafa. "I am a completely clean guy. I worked so hard during my career that when I get injured I never take nothing (banned) to be back quicker."

Throughout his trophy-laden career Nadal, 29, has been periodically dogged by whispers of doping.

"I heard it a few times again about doping from my person and I am a little bit tired with that," Nadal said, adding that he sees himself as an ambassador for tennis and wouldn't tarnish his image as a role model for young players.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Rafa beats Monaco in Buenos Aires

Rafa beats Monaco in Buenos Aires

Rafael Nadal defeated lose friend Juan Monaco 64 64 in Buenos Aires, and advanced to the quarterfinals where he will play against Paolo Lorenzi.

During the match Nadal dropped serve three times and committed 15 unforced errors in the first set.

“I’m happy for the victory,” Nadal said. “The start was tough, as Juan is a good player and the big humidity here in Argentina made it difficult. I am happy to be through and hope to be ready for tomorrow.”

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Video and photos: Rafa meets Argentine president, Mauricio Macri

Video and photos: Rafa meets Argentine president, Mauricio Macri

Rafael Nadal was present to greet the president Mauricio Macri yesterday afternoon. The Spaniard arrived just after 17 accompanied by a large group of people.

Nadal , former world number one and leading figure of the current tournament Argentina Open, was pleased to go out to the legendary balcony of the Casa Rosada with the president.

Check out some pics and Video


Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Rafa will defend his title in Buenos Aires

Rafa will defend his title in Buenos Aires

Rafael Nadal has had his first hit out ahead of his Argentina Open title defence, practising with compatriot David Ferrer in Buenos Aires on Monday.

It was the first look at Nadal in action since his first-round exit to another of his countrymen, Fernando Verdasco, at this year’s Australian Open. The Spaniard downed his good friend Juan Monaco to claim last year’s title in the Argentine capital and the pair could be set for a rematch in the second round provided Tandil native Monaco wins his first match.

Nadal to warm up for Wimbledon at Queen's Club

Nadal to warm up for Wimbledon at Queen's Club

Rafael Nadal will sharpen his grasscourt game at London's Queen's Club ahead of Wimbledon in June, organizers of the Aegon Championships said on Tuesday.

The 14-times grand slam champion, ranked fifth in the world, has fond memories of Queen's, having won the title there in 2008 before going on to beat Roger Federer a few weeks later and claim his first Wimbledon crown.

Defending champion Andy Murray is also confirmed for the traditional warm-up event which starts on June 13.