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

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.



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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.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Video Flashback: Federer VS Nadal - Wimbledon Final 2007

Video Flashback: Federer VS Nadal - Wimbledon Final 2007

I just love to see Roger Federer winning Wimbledon ♥ I hope he can win it one more time... Let's remember Wimbledon 2007 final between Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal...

Friday, June 17, 2016

Nadal set for Toronto return before Olympics

Nadal set for Toronto return before Olympics

Rafael Nadal is on track to make the Olympics and plans to return from a wrist injury at the Toronto Masters at the end of July, days before the Games begin, his coach said Thursday.

"The plan is to play in Toronto because that's what suits us," Toni Nadal, who is also Nadal's uncle, told a press conference in Mallorca, adding the 14-time Grand Slam title winner could start training on court again in two weeks.

"It's following the normal recovery schedule and now he has to strengthen the wrist and the arm again," said Toni Nadal.

"(Nadal) will arrive in form in Rio. It will give him time to prepare."

Nadal, 30, will miss Wimbledon after failing to recover from the wrist injury which also forced his early withdrawal from the French Open last month.

He pulled out of the French Open, where he has been champion on nine occasions, after injuring a tendon in his left wrist after just two rounds.

Nadal, the world number five, is keen to play at the Rio Olympics after being unable to defend his gold medal at the 2012 London Games because of a knee injury.

He had been scheduled to be Spain's flag-bearer at the opening ceremony.

The Spanish federation announced earlier Thursday that Nadal and Garbine Muguruza will lead Spain's charge for Olympic tennis glory and could play together in the mixed doubles.


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Monday, May 30, 2016

Video: Rafael Nadal - Top 5 Dramatic Match Points Saved

Rafael Nadal - Top 5 Dramatic Match Points Saved

Friday, May 27, 2016

Rafael Nadal pulls out of French Open with wrist injury

Rafael Nadal pulls out of French Open with wrist injury

Rafael Nadal pulled out of Roland Garros due to an injury to his left wrist.

The left-handed Spaniard wore a blue brace on his wrist during what he called "one of the toughest press conferences in my career."

Nadal said he would not even have tried to compete at any other tournament with the injury, "but it's the most important event of the year for me."

He won his second-round match in straight sets Thursday, playing after getting an injection to numb the pain in his wrist.

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.