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Monday, April 14, 2014

Djokovic looks to maintain edge over rival Nadal

Djokovic looks to maintain edge over rival Nadal

Novak Djokovic looks to continue his recent dominance over archrival Rafael Nadal at the Monte Carlo Masters and boost his confidence as he bids to win his only missing major at the French Open.

Monte Carlo is the first of three Masters tournaments played on clay and is followed by Madrid and Rome in May, leading up to the French Open, which starts May 25.

Nole narrowly lost to Nadal in a dramatic semifinal last year at Roland Garros, where a clumsy error at the net late in the fifth set curtailed the Serbian player's comeback, and then Nadal beat him in their next two meetings.

"Winning this title last year in the final against Nadal was definitely one of the highlights of my career. I really love playing in this tournament," Djokovic said Sunday. "My family comes in big numbers during this week so it makes me feel very comfortable, and at home."

Monday, March 31, 2014

Nole Djokovic wins 4th Miami Open title

Nole Djokovic wins 4th Miami Open title

Novak Djokovic beat Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-3 to claim the Miami Sony Open 2014 title.

Nadal fell to 0-4 in finals at Key Biscayne while Djokovic is a regular winner here after winning his 4th title.

Djokovic erased the only break point he faced, committed just 15 unforced errors and won a scrambling, 30-shot rally on the final point. He completed a March sweep after beating Roger Federer in the final at Indian Wells two weeks ago.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Rafa Nadal wins Rio Open

Rafa Nadal wins Rio Open

Rafael Nada defeated Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-3, 7-6 (3) to win the Rio Open 2014 titl.

Nadal looked comfortable in the final and improved his record on clay to 298 wins and 21 losses, the best in the Open Era.

The Spaniard declined to talk about his back, focusing instead on the victory.

"Clearly, it was important for me to get back and win after what happened in the final in Australia," Nadal said.

He said the heat, the court preparation and the quick balls used in the event made it difficult. He has complained about the fast balls all week.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Wawrinka wins Australian Open title

Wawrinka wins Australian Open title

Stan Wawrinka defeated Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 to win the 2014 Australian Open title.

Wawrinka had never taken a set off Nadal in 12 previous meetings, but attacked from the start and regained his nerve after dropping the third set against the injured Spaniard.

Nadal appeared to be on the verge of retiring in the second set, when he hurt his back and needed a medical time out, but he refused to quit.

"It's really not the way you want to win a tennis match, but in a Grand Slam final I'll take it," said Wawrinka.

"'Rafa, I'm really sorry for you, I hope your back is going to be fine, you're a really great guy, good friend and really amazing champion," Wawrinka said as he accepted his first major trophy. "Last year I had a crazy match, I lost it. I was crying a lot after the match. But in one year a lot happened - I still don't know if I'm dreaming or not but we'll see tomorrow morning."

Wawrinka lost in five sets to Novak Djokovic in the fourth round of the 2013 Australian Open, in the longest Grand Slam match of the season. Djokovic went on to win his third consecutive title at Melbourne Park, and then beat Wawrinka again in five sets in the U.S. Open semifinals.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

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Friday, January 24, 2014

Nadal beats Federer in straight sets to make Australian Open final

Nadal beats Federer in straight sets to make Australian Open final

Rafael Nadal crushed Roger Federer 7-6 (4), 6-3, 6-3 to advance to his third Australian Open final where he will meet Stanislas Wawrinka.

Nadal beat the Swiss maestro in a match that was simply vintage Nadal, with the '09 winner hitting jaw-dropping winner after jaw-dropping winner that was simply too much for Federer.

The first set was tight and exciting, but when Nadal finally took it in the tiebreaker the numbers started to lean his way. It's that first set that is so important when these two go at it, with Nadal moving to 7-0 in Grand Slams against Federer when he takes the first set.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Nadal vs Federer in Australian Open semifinal

Nadal vs Federer in Australian Open semifinal

Roger Federer beat Andy Murray 6-3, 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-3 to advance to his 11th consecutive Australian Open semifinal.

Federer set up a showdown with Rafael Nadal, who beat Grigor Dimitrov 3-6, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (7), 6-2.

Murray, who saved two match points in the third-set tiebreaker, has an 11-10 edge over Federer in head-to-head matches and won their last match in five sets in the Australian Open semifinals last year, but Federer has won four of five matches in majors.

The Wimbledon champion became agitated after a ruling while dropping serve late in the third set when he indicated that he thought the ball had bounced twice before Federer kept it in play.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Rafa Nadal Interview | 2014 Australian Open 4th Round

Rafa Nadal Interview | 2014 Australian Open 4th Round Q. Each set took more than one hour. How difficult was it to keep your concentration against Kei? RAFAEL NADAL: I think the concentration for me was okay the whole match. I think I played very focused, fighting for every ball. Kei played fantastic match, in my opinion. Just a few mistakes in some moments that was tough ones. But for the rest, he played very aggressive, he went for the shots. He came on court with determination to take the ball very early and go for the winners. He really had the right feelings to do it. So just was a tough match, a very important win. Very happy. Q. The game looked a lot closer than the scoreboard suggested. Is that how it felt out there? RAFAEL NADAL: 3 hours 16, the score says that the match was very tough. Is true that it was in three sets. I felt like I won in three sets today because every set was very tough. But playing for every set more than one hour is because the match was very close. He was playing great. Was a lot of tough points. I had to run a lot. Q. Is that the sort of workout you wanted for the first day of the second week? RAFAEL NADAL: I don't prepare. I looking forward to play my best and try to win every day. I go on court trying to play my best every day, trying to play aggressive. Sometimes works better, sometimes works a little bit worst.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Rafa Nadal Press Conference | Australian Open 2014 1st Round

Rafa Nadal Press Conference | Australian Open 2014 1st Round

Q. How does it feel to be back in Australia after missing out last year?
RAFAEL NADAL: Great, no? First of all, is fantastic new to be back here in this great tournament after missing last year. I missed a lot be here. Is a place that I really love so much. I enjoy a lot being here in this city.

The organization with the players is, my opinion, the best. They always are improving things. Every year something is new and something is better. Just congratulate them for everything.

Q. Having that extended time off, did that help you fall in love with tennis again?
RAFAEL NADAL: I think I always played with a lot of passion, with a lot of love for the sport.

No, the period off didn't create me more love for the game or more passion for the game. I always played with that intensity, in my opinion.

But is true that when you have a period of time outside of the competition and you are back, the mental part is little bit fresher than ever. Seems like everything is little bit new again.

So for one way bad feelings because you are coming back and you always have problems when you are back. But for another part is great, no? The feelings are great. To come back to the stadiums, playing full stadiums, the best stadiums of the world, and something that you get used. But when you are out for a while you really missed a lot and you appreciate more when you are back.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Rafa Nadal wins Qatar 2014 title

Rafa Nadal wins Qatar 2014 title

Rafael Nadal defeated Gael Monfils 6-1 6-7(5) 6-2 to win the Qatar Open 2014 title.

After this win Nadal past Andre Agassi into eighth spot on the all-time list of ATP Tour title winners and helped him extend his lead at the top of the world rankings over Novak Djokovic who opted not to play this week.

"Every victory is important and the title today means a lot to me. It is the first time in my career that I am able to start the season with a victory. That's always important," Nadal said.

Monfils's two career wins over Nadal were in Doha in 2009 and 2012 but, apart from the second set, he was outmuscled by the Spaniard who moved smoothly on the hard court and was far too rugged.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Djokovic Desperate to Hang onto Top Spot

Djokovic Desperate to Hang onto Top Spot

Novak Djokovic has warned the in-form Rafael Nadal that he will not give up the number-one spot in the rankings without a fight. The pair headline the men's draw at the ATP China Open, with defending champion, Djokovic, desperate to finish 2013 at the top of the rankings.

Nadal, a perennial favourite in the Betfair odds, is just 260 ranking points behind the Serb and could replace him for the first time since July 2011 with a strong week in Beijing.

The Spaniard has been in incredible form since returning from a seven-month injury break, collecting 10 titles since his return to action - including a record eighth French Open crown - before going on to beat Djokovic in the final of the US Open earlier this month.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Rafa helps Spain back into the Davis Cup World Group

Rafa helps Spain back into the Davis Cup World Group

Rafael Nadal and Marc Lopez gave Spain an unassailable 3-0 lead over Ukraine in the Davis Cup World Group play-off after defeating Denys Molchanov and Sergiy Stakhovsky 6-2 6-7 (6-8) 6-3 6-4.

It was Rafa's third best-of-five sets match since his 13th Grand Slam title in New York on Monday.

But the Majorcan said that having made the effort to come and play in Spain after the rigours of his US Open campaign, it was only a small extra demand to play in the doubles.

Nadal said: "We had the match under control, but at the start of the second set I had a bit of a slump. But we got the breaks in the third and fourth sets at the right moment and were able to finish the match off. We are still in the World Group and I think that a country with so many players in the top 100 deserves it."

Rafael Nadal wins 2013 US Open title

Rafa wins 2013 US Open title

Rafael Nadal beat Novak Djokovic 6-2, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 to win the 2013 US Open title.

Just eight months after there was speculation as to whether he would ever play again because of his troublesome knees, he is even poised to reclaim the world No 1 ranking before the end of the season.

Rafa has now won four on hard courts, he played 22 matches on hard courts this year and won them all.

This was a record 37 meeting between Rafa and Nole as senior professionals and for periods of the match the quality of tennis they provided was arguably better than ever, although Djokovic was unable to sustain that level in the closing stages.

During this final, the two men were both wonderful athletes and they treated the crowd to a succession of stunning rallies, repeatedly retrieving shots which had looked certain to be winners.

Nadal has been at the peak of his powers throughout the north American hard-court campaign and again played with consistent brilliance. Nobody gets out of difficult situations more effectively than the world No 2, who can turn defence into attack with the flick of his wrist.

Monday, September 9, 2013

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Men's Singles - Final
Novak Djokovic (SRB) [1] vs. Rafael Nadal (ESP) [2]

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Rafa Nadal US Open Semifial Interview | 9/7/2013

Rafa Nadal US Open Semifial Interview | 9/7/2013

Q. Each of the remaining men and women have won one Grand Slam this year. What would winning a second title mean towards determining who had the most successful 2013 season?

RAFAEL NADAL: No. Well, at the end, you know, not everything is about Grand Slams. That's the first thing. Not all the tennis depends only on the Grand Slams, so we have to look not only at the four Grand Slams to see how the season goes. For me, I was able to play three Grand Slam this season. I won one; I lost in the third round in another. That's a great result for me. Happy the way that I played since I came back. I gonna try my best to win on Monday. But be the second will not make the difference. What makes the difference is win the US Open. That's most important and win one or second, no? Either one for me means the same. That match means the same if I already had one or doesn't matter. At the end, for me the only important thing is the US Open. That's the most important thing.

Q. I asked you earlier in the tournament about wins in Montreal and Cincinnati, and I phrased it in such a way as, are they great confidence builders for this. You very clearly said, They're more than that. They're great accomplishments in their own right. Then I just heard what you were saying here. So do you think that too many times we make greatness all about Grand Slams and maybe put too much emphasis on the Grand Slams?

RAFAEL NADAL: I am nobody to say what you are doing or if it's right or if it's not right.

Q. What's your opinion?

RAFAEL NADAL: But my opinion is at the end, no doubt that the Grand Slams are the bigger tournaments that we have on the tour. But at the same time, is no doubt that in the other tournaments all best players are playing too in the Masters 1000s. Is more important to win Grand Slam? Yes. 100 percent. Is fair says, for example I will say I don't know. I don't know how to say. Let's say if Richard is having a great season, but if Richard beat me today and win the final tomorrow and this year I won five Masters 1000s, three more tournaments and I don't win not one Grand Slam, you will say that he had a better season than my one? I don't think so (smiling). So that's what I mean when I say Grand Slams are important, yes, but are not everything, no? For me, what makes me happy is for sure be in the final of a US Open. Makes me very happy. Is big result for me. Very happy for everything the way that I am playing. But what really makes me happy is be competitive in every tournament that I am playing, and that's why I am very happy today, because in this season I was able to play all finals and one first round. That means I was very competitive in every tournament, and makes me more happy have the chance to win every time that win one Grand Slam and then lose in early rounds the rest of the tournaments.

Videos: Rafael Nadal US Open Semifinal Highlights and Press Conference

Videos: Rafael Nadal US Open Semifinal Highlights and Press Conference

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Saturday, September 7, 2013

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Monday, July 1, 2013

Rafael Nadal Tshirts | Support Rafa All the way all the time

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Rafael Nadal Wimbledon 2013 Interview | Video and Transcrip

Rafael Nadal Wimbledon 2013 Interview | Video and Transcrip



Rafa Nadal was upset by Steve Darcis in the first round of Wimbledon 2013 last Monday... Let's remember what he said about this match during the press conference...

Rafael Nadal gives his Wimbledon press conference following his 7-6(4) 7-6(8) 6-4 first round loss to Steve Darcis.

Q. What would you say went wrong today and what went right, if anything? What happened?

RAFAEL NADAL: Happen that is sport. And sometimes you play well and you have the chance to win. Sometimes you play worst and the opponent play well and you lose.

That's the good thing about the sport. That's all.

Good things today for me was not a lot of things good. But, you know, just congratulate Darcis. I think he played with the right decision, played well, and that's all.