Found February 10, 2013 on Juiced Sports Blog:
PLAYERS: Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal lost to Horacio Zeballos in three sets in the VTR Open final on Sunday, settling for a runner-up finish in his first tournament after being sidelined for seventh months with a left knee injury.

Nadal doesn't like new rule

Rafael Nadal spoke out against a new rule implemented on tour. He thinks enforcement of the rule will be detrimental to fans and players.

Nadal says he wants drug cheats caught

Rafael Nadal says he wants drug cheats caught so all sports can improve their image. Nadal was asked about drug testing on Friday at the VTR Open in Chile. He said he was in favor of the results of drug tests being made public as long as the athletes involved were respected. Nadal said earlier this week that he had passed six blood and urine tests since losing on June 28 at Wimbledon...

Nadal in Chile singles, doubles finals

Rafael Nadal has reached both finals of the VTR Open in Chile, a perfect return to tournament tennis for the Spaniard after a seven-month layoff with a left-knee injury and a stomach virus. Nadal defeated Jeremy Chardy of France in Saturday's singles semifinal 6-2, 6-2. Nadal and Juan Monaco won their doubles semifinal on Friday, meaning Nadal is scheduled to play twice on Sunday...

Zeballos Stuns Nadal to Win Chile Title

  Rafael Nadal   (February 10, 2013) Argentina’s Horacio Zeballos stopped Rafael Nadal from winning the first tournament of the Spaniard’s comeback on Sunday at Vina Del Mar. Zeballos, ranked 73 in the world stopped the eleven-time major champion and winner of a career 36 clay court tournaments 6-7(2), 7-6(6), 6-4 to win his first ATP World Tour tournament. The win also marks...

Nadal wants drug cheats caught

Rafael Nadal says testing for performance-enhancing drugs in sport should strike a balance between catching the cheats and respecting the athletes. ''Not everyone has to pay for some sinners,'' Nadal said Friday at the VTR Open in Chile. Nadal said earlier this week that he had passed six blood and urine tests since losing June 28 at Wimbledon. He took seven months...

Nadal is back, but the old game isn't the same

After seven months away treating a torn and inflamed tendon in his left knee, Rafael Nadal left many questions unanswered in his comeback tournament. Nadal lost both the singles and doubles finals in the space of a few hours on Sunday at the VTR Open in Chile. And Horacio Zeballos, whose three-set victory over Nadal in singles brought him the first title of his career, repeated...

Nadal Gains Singles Semifinals and Doubles Final in Chile

(February 8, 2013) Rafael Nadal has moved into singles semifinals and the doubles final on Friday in Vina del Mar, Chile.  Nadal took out fellow Daniel Gimeno-Traver 6-1, 6-4 and paied up with Juan Monaco to win his doubles match 6-3, 6-3 over the Argentine pair of Carlos Berlocq and Leonardo Mayer. Nadal feels that he’s making progress with the left knee. Which kept him off the...

Nadal Advances to Chile Final

    (February 9, 2013) Rafael Nadal dismissed Frenchman Jeremy Chardy 6-2, 6-2 in 63 minutes to move into the Vina del Mar final in his 2013 debut after a 7 month layoff due to a knee injury. The Spaniard will also play the doubles final on Sunday. The Spaniard will be going for his 37th clay court title when he plays Horacio Zeballos. Nadal will be going for a Chile doubles on...

Alves Fails to Qualify, Questions About Court Conditions at Brasil Open

By Barbara Galiza   (February 10, 2013) Even with an impressionable run in the Davis Cup play-off against America last week, Brazilian Thiago Alves still failed to quality for his home tournament. The 135th player in the world fell in the second round of qualifying and his reaction hinted the indoor clay at São Paulo was to blame. After his loss, the Brazilian smacked his racket...
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