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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...
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2 days ago  |  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 is scheduled for...
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2 days ago  |  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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2 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 ATP Season In Review: Federer’s Revival, Hardcourt Chaos, And The Big Three

In reviewing a full year of men’s tennis, there’s no need to cover new ground — it’s been covered. You know the major stories. The time spent looking back at 2014 on the ATP World Tour is best used in the service of perspective and, in spots, appreciation for what’s happened since early January. The Davis Cup is its own separate drama — that will be written about next...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 ATP Season In Review: Federer’s Revival, Hardcourt Chaos, And The Big Three

In reviewing a full year of men’s tennis, there’s no need to cover new ground — it’s been covered. You know the major stories. The time spent looking back at 2014 on the ATP World Tour is best used in the service of perspective and, in spots, appreciation for what’s happened since early January. The Davis Cup is its own separate drama — that will be written about next...
Via Bloguin Best
3 days ago  |  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...
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10 days ago  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  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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15 days ago  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  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...
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17 days ago  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Nadal takes on the world and then Ronaldo

We all know sport stars like to play a few rounds of cards in their down time. From on the team bus to in the changing room, the likes of Teddy Sheringham, Shane Warne, and Boris Becker all enjoy calling a bluff, but two men have taken it beyond the casual game and moved on to something a little more serious. Sporting legends Rafael Nadal and Ronaldo are all set to go head-to...
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October 20, 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...
Via AP on Fox
October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Nadal beats Bolelli 6-2, 6-2 at Swiss Indoors

BASEL, Switzerland (AP) 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 due to a wrist injury, had little difficulty against the 75th-ranked Bolelli despite having to contend with appendicitis...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via isportsweb.com
October 19, 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...
Via AP on Fox
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 '&...
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...
Via isportsweb.com
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...
Via AP on Fox
October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Nadal Criticizes Balls in Beijing

  (October 2, 2014) Back on the court for his first tournament since recovering from a right wrist injury, Rafael Nadal is in his first quarterfinal since winning his ninth French Open in June, beating German qualifier Peter Gojowczyk at the China Open on Thursday 6-3, 6-4. After the win, the No. 2 seed criticized...
Via Tennis Panorama
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Rafael Nadal Returns with a Win in Beijing

  By Abigail Hinto (September 30, 2014) BEIJING – What rust?  Rafael Nadal didn’t show any rust in his first singles match back to the competition after being sidelined with a right wrist injury for three months.  In a comfortable 6-4, 6-0 win over Richard...
Via Tennis Panorama
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Doubles for Singles, Nadal Returns to the Court After Wrist Injury

By Abigail Hinto (September 29, 2014) BEIJING – Rafael Nadal was back on the court on Monday for the first time since injuring his right wrist in July to play a doubles match at the China Open. He partnered with Spanish compatriot Pablo Andujar in his return.   The ever enthusiastic crowd of Chinese fans greeted all four singles players, Rafael Nadal and Pablo Andujar versus Tomas...
Via Tennis Panorama
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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