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

Friday, December 19, 2014

Video: Rafa training

Video: Rafa training

Rafa Nadal is getting ready for 2015 and posted the following video :)

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Rafael Nadal Signs With Tommy Hilfiger

Rafael Nadal Signs With Tommy Hilfiger

Rafael Nadal and Tommy Hilfiger agreed on a partnership Wednesday that will promote the designer’s underwear and tailored collections.

The campaign will be photographed early next year and will be introduced in Spain in the fall.

Rafa said, “I’ve always admired Tommy Hilfiger’s cool, all-American designs which are sophisticated and easy to wear, and I’m excited to be partnering with the brand.”

Hilfiger is thrilled to have Nadal serve as the company’s global brand ambassador. “This exclusive partnership brings one of the greatest athletes of this generation into our Tommy family. Rafael embodies an effortless sense of style that exemplifies and reflects our brand spirit – he’s confident, fun and cool.”

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Moya bets on Rafa to comeback stronger

Moya bets on Rafa to comeback stronger

Rafael Nadal has managed to win a remarkable 14 Grand Slam titles despite an injury-stricken career and he is only going to come back stronger from his latest setback, feels fellow countryman and former world number one Carlos Moya.

Nadal is back to practice following his injury to remove appendix and a stem cell treatment for his ailing back.

"He (Nadal) is starting to practice now. I have been in constant touch with him. He has been very unlucky with the injuries. Having said that, every time he has had an injury he has come back stronger than before. There is no reason to think it is going to be any different," Moya said.

"For sure, he will be back at the top soon. For the past 10 years he has been winning with all the injuries," he added.

Nadal was unable to defend his US Open crown this season due to a wrist injury before being sidelined for the rest of the season in October.

The 28-year-old, who won the French Open for the record ninth straight time this season, is eyeing a competitive return to the Australian Open.

Nadal was supposed to play the IPTL but his injury made way for another great Roger Federer.

Nole and Rafa headline Qatar ExxonMobil Open

Nole and Rafa headline Qatar ExxonMobil Open

The Qatar ExxonMobil Open tournament heralds the return of the defending champion Rafael Nadal and world No1 Novak Djokovic.

The tournament has four players ranked in the top 10 with the addition of regular visitors Tomas Berdych and David Ferrer.

Berdych won his second ATP World Tour doubles title by partnering Jan Hajek to success in the final at Doha in 2014.

Other players of note in the entry list include Ernests Gulbis and Richard Gasquet.

The cut off for the tournament direct entrants is Nicolas Almagro ranked 71.

Qatar ExxonMobil Open tournament director, Karim Alami believes it is one of the best tournaments ever with plenty of talent on display.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Video: Rafa Nadal's new move... Babolat

Video: Rafa Nadal's new move... Babolat

Rafa is ready. Are you? #TheNewMove

Monday, December 15, 2014

Photos: Nadal and Murray at The Mutua Madrid Open Charity Day

Photos: Nadal and Murray at The Mutua Madrid Open Charity Day

During the 2014 Mutua Madrid Open Rafa Nadal and Iker Casillas were part of the Charity Day were they raised money for their Foundations... Andy Murray and Serena Williams were there to help too... Let's remember some pics of the event...

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Rafa to play Buenos Aires 2015

Rafa to play Buenos Aires

Rfael Nadal commited to play in Buenos Aires, for the first time since 2005, starting on 21 February 2015.

“I’m very excited to return to Argentina in February to play the Argentina Open,” said Nadal. “I love playing in Latin American because it feels like home. After having to pull out at the last minute this season due to stomach problems, I’m very excited to go back in 2015. I hope I can play my best tennis there and see all the Argentine fans, who love our sport so much.”

Nadal will be joined by Leonardo Mayer, who is set to make his fifth main draw appearance at his hometown tournament.

“It’s an honour to play at home in front of my people,” said Mayer, who reached a career-high World No. 25 in the Emirates ATP Rankings this year. “The Argentina Open is an extremely important tournament for us and I hope to be at my best to give my all on the court. Having Rafa in Argentina is a great honour and a luxury for everyone that likes tennis.”

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Rafa Receives 'Favourite Son Of Mallorca' Award

Rafa Receives 'Favourite Son Of Mallorca' Award

Rafael Nadal has been named the 'Favourite Son of Mallorca' in a ceremony attended by his girlfriend, Xisco, and family members at the Consell de Mallorca.

"I appreciate being a Mallorcan," said Nadal, who is the 11th person to receive the award. "The first thing that I do when I'm playing in other countries, whether I win or lose in the tournament, is to seek for the fastest way to go back to Mallorca."

Rafa started training again on Monday, following surgery to remove his appendix on 3 November.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Rafa Nadal has surgery

Rafa Nadal has surgery

Rafa posted a Little while ago a pic of himself getting ready for surgery.

"Thanks for all your support! On my way to the operation room for a small surgery." He posted on Facebook.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Coric upsets Nadal in Basel

Coric upsets Nadal in Basel

Borna Coric upset Rafael Nadal 62 76 to reach the semifinals of the Swiss Indoors in Basel.

Coric next plays David Goffin, who beat beat Milos Raonic 6-7 (3), 6-3, 6-4.

Nadal, who announced after the match he will have season-ending appendicitis surgery and was playing just his third tournament since Wimbledon due to a wrist injury, looked nowhere near his best while Coric was in sparkling form.

"It was difficult in the whole match, in the whole tournament," Nadal said. "Every day I felt more tired, I tried to practice, to get fit but it was not possible. The past four, five months have been very tough for me. It's been difficult to play and compete."

"It's an unbelievable feeling," Coric said. "I'm so proud of myself and I hope I can play the same game tomorrow.

"There was pressure but I didn't have anything to lose, because if I lose I lost to the No. 1 in the world. I never played against him so I didn't know what would happen, whether he would kill me or not."

Monday, October 6, 2014

Roger, Rafa and Nole to play Shanghai

Roger, Rafa and Nole to play Shanghai

Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have already qualified to the seasons end Masters tournament where the best eighth tennis players of the year will be competing but this week they will be playing at the Shanghai Rolex Masters taking place at the Qizhong Tennis Center, which was the site of the Tennis Masters Cup from 2005-'08.

The star-studded field includes the entire Top 10 in the Emirates ATP Race To London, led by World No. 1 and two-time defending champion Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.

Nadal was runner-up in Shanghai in 2009 and Federer, in ’10. The other former Shanghai champion in the field is 2010-'11 winner and ’12 finalist Andy Murray, who is making a late-season push to qualify for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals.

Thi will be an amazing tournment, an event you don't want to miss.... Watch it online and FREE at Bet365

Monday, September 29, 2014

Rafa returns at China Open

Rafa returns at China Open

Rafael Nadal's right wrist is healthy enough to allow him to compete again, the Spaniard said as he prepares for a tough first-round match against Frenchman Richard Gasquet at the China Open.

Nadal hasn't played a match since losing in the fourth round of Wimbledon to Australian teenager Nick Kyrgios. He injured his wrist while practicing on his home island of Mallorca in late July and was forced to drop out of the U.S. Open, where he was the defending champion.

"The injury in my wrist, as I said before, I cannot say 100 percent because I still feel something when I start for the first five minutes of the practice," he told reporters in Beijing on Saturday. "But in general the injury is not limiting me to compete."

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Rafa Nadal out of US Open 2014

Rafa Nadal out of US Open 2014

It is very sad to write about Rafael Nadal pulling out of the 2014 US Open.

The defending champion and great tennis player from Spain won't be able to play in New York this year because of a wrist injury.

"I am very sorry to announce I won’t be able to play at this year’s US Open, a tournament on which I’ve played three consecutive finals in my last participations," the world No. 2 said in a statement. "I am sure you understand that it is a very tough moment for me since it is a tournament I love and where I have great memories from fans, the night matches, so many things. … Not much more I can do right now, other than accept the situation and, as always in my case, work hard in order to be able to compete at the highest level once I am back."

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Photo: Rafa Nadal US Open 2014 Outfit by Nike

Photo: Rafa Nadal US Open 2014 Outfit by Nike

Check out what Rafael Nadal will be wearing at the 2014 US Open....

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Is Andy Murray ready to defend Wimbledon title?

Is Andy Murray ready to defend Wimbledon title?

Andy Murray became the first British to win Wimbledon in 77 years but if I have to bet I wouldn't bet on him to win the title again at the men's Wimbledon betting market.

The Scott crushed out of Roland Garros badly against Rafa Nadal and suffered an early defeat at Queen's .

“In some ways, it can be good [to have the extra time], providing I use next week properly,” he explained after his defeat. “For me, it’s probably going to get quite hectic towards the end of next week. So over the next few days it will be nice just to have a bit of peace and quiet.”

At Wimbledon Murray will have a difficult time as Roger Federer is playing at a very high level and Wimbledon is his place.

Let's have a look at some early predictions for the fantastic four going into tennis' grass season.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Rafa wins 9th French Open title

Rafa wins 9th French Open title

Trying to beat Rafael Nadal at the French Open is, without a doubt, the toughest task in tennis. Indeed, must be among the greatest challenges in all of sports.

The pressure he applies, from set to set, game to game, point to point, shot to shot. That bullwhip of a high-bouncing, topspin lefty forehand. Those quick-reflex returns that help him break an opponent's serve - and his will.

Doing what he does so well on the red clay of Roland Garros, a surface and site he dominates so completely, the No. 1-seeded Nadal wore down No. 2 Novak Djokovic 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4 in a muggy final Sunday to win his ninth French Open championship and fifth in a row, both records.

''For me,'' Nadal said, ''playing here in Roland Garros is just unforgettable, forever.''

It is also his 14th Grand Slam title overall, tying the 28-year-old Spaniard with Pete Sampras for the second most by a man, behind only Roger Federer's 17.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Andre Agassi has Rafael Nadal ahead of Roger Federer on his all-time greatest list

Andre Agassi has Rafael Nadal ahead of Roger Federer on his all-time greatest list There is nothing sports fan like doing more than comparing generations. We compare the 1985 Bears to the 2013 Seahawks. Golf fans talk about Tiger Woods versus Jack Nicklaus as much as they talk about who is leading the current golf tournament, and in tennis, the debate rests with Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. Federer has 17 career Grand Slam titles, the most ever, while Nadal sits with 13 Slams which includes eight French Open titles. That is enough for Andre Agassi, who has eight career Slams himself, and told Singapore's Straits Times just that this week. Agassi was asked to rank the best in the world, and he had Nadal as his top pick, with Federer coming in second, and his reasoning is pretty sound.

Rafael Nadal wins Madrid Masters

Rafael Nadal wins Madrid Masters Rafael Nadal won his fourth title at the Madrid Masters, 2-6, 6-4, 3-0 when Kei Nishikori retired with a lower back injury. The Japanese player won the first set and had the top seed in trouble after breaking to start the second set before the lower back problems which have bothered him all week began to kick in late in the second set. Nadal held on to win his first title of the spring season over Nishikori, the champion last month at Barcelona.

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.