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Tommy Hilfiger signs Rafa Nadal

Today the Tommy Hilfiger Group announced that Rafael Nadal will...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

The 2014 tennis year in review

Consistency may be the name of the game but a quick look at tennis in 2014 seems to prove otherwise. This year showed a departure from the big name tennis players and allowed players outside the top ranks to break through. There wasn’t a dominant player in 2014; no one player on the men or women’s side of the game won multiple grand slam titles. But there was a dominant country...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Rafael Nadal to open tennis academy in home town in 2016

MADRID -- Rafael Nadal will open a tennis academy on his home island of Mallorca in 2016. The 14-time Grand Slam winner has held a groundbreaking ceremony for the academy in his home town of Manacor. Nadal says ''this is a special day for me, this project that we have been working on for many years is finally a reality.'' He says the plan is to ''begin with a summer camp in 2016...
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November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Nadal to open tennis academy in home town in 2016

MADRID (AP) Rafael Nadal will open a tennis academy on his home island of Mallorca in 2016. The 14-time Grand Slam winner has held a groundbreaking ceremony for the academy in his home town of Manacor. Nadal says ''this is a special day for me, this project that we have been working on for many years is finally a reality.'' He says the plan is to ''begin with a summer camp in 2016...
Via AP on Fox
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Nadal criticizes captain for 'false' sexism debate

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Rafael Nadal criticized Spain's female Davis Cup captain on Tuesday for feeding a ''false and absurd'' debate that started when his coach and uncle questioned whether a woman could coach in the men's game. The 14-time Grand Slam winner struck out at both captain Gala Leon and the Spanish tennis federation. ''It seems strange to me, as Davis Cup captain, that...
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November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Rafael Nadal to return to action in January's Abu Dhabi exhibition

  Rafael Nadal says he will return to playing at the start of the year. The 14-time Grand Slam champion hasn't played since having his appendix removed this month, forcing him to miss the season-ending ATP finals. Nadal says ''I will play in Abu Dhabi in January, and after that I will play my first official tournament in Doha.'' The Abu Dhabi exhibition tournament...
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November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Rafael Nadal to return to playing in January

MADRID (AP) Rafael Nadal says he will return to playing at the start of the year. The 14-time Grand Slam champion hasn't played since having his appendix removed this month, forcing him to miss the season-ending ATP finals. Nadal says ''I will play in Abu Dhabi in January, and after that I will play my first official tournament in Doha.'' The Abu Dhabi exhibition tournament is scheduled...
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November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Rafael Nadal to receive stem cell treatment for back pain

BARCELONA, Spain -- Rafael Nadal's doctor says the 14-time Grand Slam winner will receive stem cell treatment on his ailing back. Angel Ruiz-Cotorro told The Associated Press by phone on Monday that "we are going to put cells in a joint in his spine" next week in Barcelona. The Spanish tennis star was already sidelined for the rest of the season after having his appendix removed...
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November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Nadal to receive stem cell treatment for back pain

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Rafael Nadal's doctor says the 14-time Grand Slam winner will receive stem cell treatment on his ailing back. Angel Ruiz-Cotorro told The Associated Press by phone on Monday that ''we are going to put cells in a joint in his spine'' next week in Barcelona. The Spanish tennis star was already sidelined for the rest of the season after having his appendix removed...
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November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Rafael Nadal leaves hospital two days after appendectomy

  Rafael Nadal was released from a Barcelona hospital on Wednesday, two days after undergoing surgery to remove his appendix. ''Everything went well. It was simple, ordinary surgery,'' Nadal told reporters after walking out alone from the Quiron Teknon hospital. Nadal gave no timetable for his return to tennis, saying he would start training when he had recovered...
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November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Rafael Nadal leaves hospital after appendectomy

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Rafael Nadal was released from a Barcelona hospital on Wednesday, two days after undergoing surgery to remove his appendix. ''Everything went well. It was simple, ordinary surgery,'' Nadal told reporters after walking out alone from the Quiron Teknon hospital. Nadal gave no timetable for his return to tennis, saying he would start training when he had recovered...
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November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Rafael Nadal leaves hospital after appendectomy

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Rafael Nadal was released from a Barcelona hospital on Wednesday, two days after undergoing surgery to remove his appendix. ''Everything went well. It was simple, ordinary surgery,'' Nadal told reporters after walking out alone from the Quiron Teknon hospital. Nadal gave no timetable for his return to tennis, saying he would start training when he had recovered...
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November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Rafael Nadal has successful appendix surgery in Spain

BARCELONA, Spain -- Rafael Nadal has had successful surgery on his appendix and will remain in the hospital for up to two days to recover. Nadal's spokesman says the operation took place Monday at the TEKNON Medical Center by Dr. Segura Movellan and his team. Nadal first experienced symptoms related to his appendix four weeks ago during a tournament in Shanghai. Because of the surgery...
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November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Rafael Nadal has appendix surgery in Spain

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Rafael Nadal has had successful surgery on his appendix and will remain in the hospital for up to two days to recover. Nadal's spokesman says the operation took place Monday at the TEKNON Medical Center by Dr. Segura Movellan and his team. Nadal first experienced symptoms related to his appendix four weeks ago during a tournament in Shanghai. Because of the...
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November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

OnTheGo with Borna Coric

We got a chance to catch up with 17-year-old Borna Coric, who just stunned Rafael Nadal in Basel, before his quarterfinal match.  Enjoy! When you return next year, what ranking do you want to be?Number 1! I’m joking. I want to be top 50 in the world. What is your strength?Backhand!  Your next match is with Nadal with whom you practiced? We had an unbelievable 7 days. He’s...
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October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Nadal to have season-ending appendicitis surgery

  Rafael Nadal will have season-ending appendicitis surgery next month, ruling him out of the upcoming Paris Masters and the ATP finals in London. Nadal announced the decision Friday after losing to 17-year-old Borna Coric in a sub-par performance in the quarterfinals of the Swiss Indoors in Basel. He said he made the decision last week to undergo surgery on Nov. 3, and that his...
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October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Rafael Nadal pulls out of Paris Masters

PARIS (AP) Paris Masters organizers say third-ranked Rafael Nadal has pulled out of the tournament next week for ''personal reasons.'' The organizers did not elaborate. Nadal was playing in the quarterfinals of the Swiss Indoors in Basel on Friday, his third tournament since Wimbledon, when a wrist injury curtailed his schedule. The Spaniard also needed treatment for appendicitis...
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October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Rafael Nadal beats Simone Bolelli in first round of Swiss Indoors

  Rafael Nadal marked his return to the Swiss Indoors after a 10-year absence with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Italian qualifier Simone Bolelli in the first round on Monday. The second-seeded Spaniard, playing just his third tournament since Wimbledon because of a wrist injury, had little difficulty against the 75th-ranked Bolelli despite having to contend with appendicitis earlier this...
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October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Berdych topples Dimitrov to claim Stockholm Open title

Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic defeated Bulgarian, Grigor Dimitrov in three sets at the If Stockholm Open final. Dimitrov was the champion in 2013 but Berdych overcame him to lift the If Stockholm Open trophy for a second time. With this victory, Berdych is one step closer to qualifying for Barclays ATP World Tour Finals. Berdych is looking to make an appearance at London for...
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October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Rafael Nadal Gets Hit With Golf Ball, Loses Memory?

Everyone knows who Rafael Nadal is, right? Well, most sports fans do. And surely everyone in the tennis legend’s homeland of Spain does too, right? Everyone except Nadal himself, apparently. The owner of 14 grand slam titles (tied for second all time) came down with a case of amnesia after being hit by a golf ball on a course in Majorca, an island off the coast of Spain. When the...
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October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Nadal to hold off on appendectomy

Nadal is struck with another ailment; doctors have diagnosed him with appendicitis It’s been 10 days since I’ve last written about Rafael Nadal but he’s a subject I just can’t escape. Nadal was diagnosed with appendicitis this past week but still played in the Shanghai Rolex Masters tournament. He fell in the second round to fellow Spaniard, Feliciano Lopez. Following Nadal’s...
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October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Rafael Nadal on antibiotics after suffering from appendicitis

  Rafael Nadal will stay on antibiotics for appendicitis for at least five more days after seeing a Spanish tennis federation doctor on Thursday in Barcelona on his way home to Mallorca. Nadal stopped by the clinic a day after losing in the first round of the Shanghai Masters. A statement by Nadal's spokesman said the 14-time grand slam winner will continue ''antibiotic treatment...
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October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Nadal to stay on antibiotics for 4-5 days

MADRID (AP) Rafael Nadal will stay on antibiotics for appendicitis for at least five more days after seeing a Spanish tennis federation doctor on Thursday in Barcelona on his way home to Mallorca. Nadal stopped by the clinic a day after losing in the first round of the Shanghai Masters. A statement by Nadal's spokesman said the 14-time grand slam winner will continue ''antibiotic...
Via AP on Fox
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Post US Open blues for some, Tour Finals upcoming

As we get set up for the Tour Finals in a couple of weeks, let’s take a look at the contenders as they have done since the end of the US Open. Serena Williams, the 18-time Grand Slam champion who will be defending her title at the Finals, took a few weeks off only to return and withdraw from her first two tournaments, at the Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open and at the China Open, which...
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October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Nadal to play Shanghai despite appendicitis

SHANGHAI (AP) Rafael Nadal has been diagnosed with appendicitis but has decided to play the Shanghai Masters this week after receiving antibiotics at the hospital to treat the inflammation. The second-ranked Nadal began feeling pain in his abdomen late Saturday, and the next day went to the hospital where the doctors confirmed he had the early stages of appendicitis. Nadal said he...
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October 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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