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

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Nadal inaugurates tennis academy with Federer's help

Nadal inaugurates tennis academy with Federer's help

Rafael Nadal has inaugurated the Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar, led by uncle Tony and Carlos Costa, a former top-10 tennis pro, in Mallorca.

Nadal was accompanied by Roger Federer at the event .

The academy, which opened for business in June, combines tennis training with schooling for promising players from the age of 12-18. Among its goals is to help its students who don't turn professional after leaving the academy to find scholarships to study at universities in the United States.


Sunday, October 16, 2016

Federer and Nadal both outside top four for first time in 13 years

Federer and Nadal both outside top four for first time in 13 years

The ATP world rankings have a very unfamiliar look to them today, with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal both out of the top four for the first time since 2003.

Federer and Nadal have 31 grand slam titles between them and have for so long been permanent fixtures in the top four, along with world number one Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray.

But, while Djokovic and Murray have continued to dominate at the top of men's tennis, Federer and Nadal have seen their powers decline, with both hampered by injuries in recent times.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Video: Rafael Nadal Sports Centre Launch Uncovered 2016

Video: Rafael Nadal Sports Centre Launch Uncovered 2016

ATP World Tour Uncovered presented by Peugeot is on hand as Rafael Nadal launches his new Sports Centre at home in Manacor.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Video: Nadal Shanghai 2016 Interview

Video: Nadal Shanghai 2016 Interview

Rafael Nadal is ready to enjoy the Shanghai Rolex Masters, which he credits as having some of the most enthusiastic fans in the world.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Video: Rafael Nadal vs Adrian Mannarino China Open Highlights 2016

Video: Rafael Nadal vs Adrian Mannarino China Open Highlights 2016

Watch and enjoy some tennis highlights from the match between Rafael Nadal and Adrian Mannarino at the 2016 China Open ...


Video: Nadal China Open Interview

Video: Nadal Reflects On Mannarino Challenge

Beijing second seed Rafael Nadal talks about his level of play in his second-round win at the China Open and looks ahead to facing Grigor Dimitrov.

Video: Nadal And Dimitrov Move Into Beijing 2016 QF's

Video: Nadal And Dimitrov Move Into Beijing 2016 QF's

Watch highlights as Rafael Nadal and Grigor Dimitrov win hard-fought matches on Thursday at the China Open.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Video: China Open 2016 Player Party

Video: China Open 2016 Player Party

Milos Raonic, Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal, among other ATP World Tour players, enjoy the player party at the China Open in Beijing.

Video: Rafa Nadal Hits Hot Shot In Beijing 2016

Video: Rafa Nadal Hits Hot Shot In Beijing 2016

Rafael Nadal is stretched wide before threading a vintage forehand down the line against Paolo Lorenzi in the China Open first round.

Video: Murray, Nadal and Raonic Roll In Beijing 2016

Video: Murray, Nadal and Raonic Roll In Beijing 2016

Watch highlights of Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal and Milos Raonic at the China Open in Beijing.

Video: Rafa Nadal Eyes Strong Beijing 2016 Bid

Video: Rafa Nadal Eyes Strong Beijing 2016 Bid

Rafael Nadal is back in Beijing and looking ahead to the ATP World Tour 500 event.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Video: Rafa Nadal stops match to look for a lost girl

Video: Rafa Nadal stops match to look for a lost girl

The usual moments of tension during a match this time had it's epicenter in the stands.

Rafael Nadal was playing an exhibition match with John McEnroe in Manacor when the cries of a mother who had lost her daughter in the audience and was asking for help from a member of the security team made Rafa stop the game.

With the encounter on hold, and everyone looking for the girl in a few minutes, Clara, who was lost and crying, was once again in her mother's arms.

The mother was very emotional and thankful to Rafa for his kind gesture of stoping the match to help.

Rafa and McEnroe were very happy to find the girl well.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Nadal ready for Davis Cup tie

Nadal ready for Davis Cup tie

Rafael Nadal is ready for the Davis Cup to help his country earn promotion back to the World Group.

Spain faces India and Rafa will be out first in New Delhi where he will play Ramkumar Ramanathan followed by Saketh Myneni vs David Ferrer.

For the doubles Myneni teams up with Leander Paes to take on Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez.

Should the tie still be live going into Sunday it will be Nadal up first against Myneni and Ferrer to play Ramanathan in the fifth rubber.

Rafa has won his last 22 Davis Cup singles rubbers and his only loss came in his first ever rubber in 2004 against Jiri Novak.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Rafael Nadal Interview US Open Day 1 First Round

Rafael Nadal Interview US Open Day 1 First Round

Monday, August 29, 2016

R. NADAL def D. Istomin 6-1, 6-4, 6-2
THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. If you can, assess the match. How you feel you played today?

RAFAEL NADAL: Normal. That's the real thing. Not very good; not very bad.
I think I played -- was a good start for me obviously winning here in straight sets. I have been dominating the match comfortable after 6-1, 4-1, and I think in that game I could have the second break in the second set, no, and go 5-1.
Didn't happen. And then the second set was tougher, no? Was tough at the end. He had some chances in the 4-All. Happy that I finally saved that game. I had the break in the last one. In the third I think I finished playing well. Last couple of games I played a little more aggressive with my forehand.
I feel that I was changing a little bit, you know, playing a little bit longer the cross shot, and then changing down the line, like last point. It was positive one.

Federer and Nadal to play doubles at the Laver Cup 2017

Federer and Nadal to play doubles at the Laver Cup 2017

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal plan to team up as doubles partners next year during the inaugural Laver Cup.

Federer and Nadal have committed to the team event, which attempts to create a tennis version of golf’s Ryder Cup.

The competition pitting a squad of European men’s players against a group from the rest of the world was first announced in January.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Video: Nadal Commits To Playing Brisbane

Video: Nadal Commits To Playing Brisbane

Rafael Nadal will start his 2017 season contesting the Brisbane International for the first time.



Photo: Getty Images

Friday, August 12, 2016

Video: Nadal vs Simon Round 3 Hightlights - Rio 2016 Olympics

Video: Nadal vs Simon Round 3 Hightlights - Rio 2016 Olympics

Friday, August 5, 2016

Nadal making big push to get ready for Rio Olympics

Nadal making big push to get ready for Rio Olympics

Rafael Nadal is training intensively to get his game in shape for the Rio Olympics tennis competition, which gets under way tomorrow.

Nadal confirmed he would compete in Rio in singles, doubles and mixed doubles, he has not played a tournament since being forced to withdraw from Roland Garros with a wrist injury,.

The Spaniard, who trained Tuesday with teammates Marc Lopez, his doubles partner, and David Ferrer, is opting for two practice sessions daily to get his game in shape to take on a field that is headed by Novak Djokovic and 2 Andy Murray.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Video Flashback: Murray Punishes Nadal In 2010 Toronto Classic Moment

Video Flashback: Murray Punishes Nadal In 2010 Toronto Classic Moment

In this Toronto Classic moment, Andy Murray produces some of his best tennis of 2010 with a stunning win over World No. 1 Rafael Nadal.


Thursday, July 14, 2016

Video: Murray, Nadal Win ATP World Tour 500 Titles 2016

Video: Murray, Nadal Win ATP World Tour 500 Titles 2016

Relive the best of the best from this season's ATP World Tour 500 tournaments, including Andy Murray winning his fifth title at The Queen's Club in London.