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Watch Rafael Nadal pose as inept helicopter pilot, scare stuffing out of would-be riders

Tennis star Rafael Nadal serves up a pretty good prank along with his court game.  The 14-time Grand Slam title winner, who has been sidelined with a wrist injury as of late, was challenged to test his poker bluffing game by the folks over at PokerStars and gave a gaggle of unsuspecting travelers the ride of their lives.  Nadal posed as a novice helicopter pilot chartered to fly...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Federer Will Dance With France: Swiss And French To Meet In Davis Cup Final

Rafael Nadal has already compiled a legendary Davis Cup profile. See for yourself — if you click on the results tab at this link, you’ll see that he’s lost only one singles match in his Davis Cup career, and that came in 2004 at the age of 17. Novak Djokovic, though not as accomplished a Davis Cup player as Nadal, has also hoisted this trophy, which is cherished by those who...
Via Attacking The Net
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Federer Will Dance With France: Swiss And French To Meet In Davis Cup Final

Rafael Nadal has already compiled a legendary Davis Cup profile. See for yourself — if you click on the results tab at this link, you’ll see that he’s lost only one singles match in his Davis Cup career, and that came in 2004 at the age of 17. Novak Djokovic, though not as accomplished a Davis Cup player as Nadal, has also hoisted this trophy, which is cherished by those who...
Via Bloguin Best
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Injury update: Nadal and del Potro

The true nature of Nadal’s right wrist injury is still questionable. Will he be able to return to play soon? It’s been a while since the tennis world has heard any noise from Rafael Nadal or Juan Martin del Potro, who both suffered injuries to their non-dominant wrist earlier in the 2014 season.  Nadal is still healing from a detachment of a sheath in his right wrist, which...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Without big names, U.S. Open men’s final draws lowest overnight ratings in 20 years

The last U.S. Open men’s final on CBS went out with a whimper rather than a bang. First, by scheduling the final on Monday afternoon throughout the country and without a Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal or Andy Murray, the match between relative unknowns Maran Čilić and Kei Nishikori garnered little interest and resulted in a 1.9 overnight rating, the lowest since...
Via Awful Announcing
9 days ago  |  Discuss

U.S. Open Men’s Final Earns Lowest Overnight Since At Least ’94

The final U.S. Open match on CBS was a recipe for poor television ratings. The Marin Čilić/Kei Nishikori U.S. Open men’s final drew a 1.9 overnight rating on CBS Monday afternoon, down 32% from Rafael Nadal/Novak Djokovic last year (2.8), down 17% from Andy Murray/Djokovic in 2012 (2.3), and the lowest overnight ever for the [...]
Via Sports Media Watch
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Rafael Nadal shows off sleeveless shirt he would've worn at U.S. Open

Missing Rafael Nadal at the U.S. Open? You're in luck. The 2013 champion -- unable to defend his title due to an injured right wrist -- posted a collage of pictures to Facebook on Wednesday, showing what he says is the sleeveless get-up he planned to wear at this year's tourney in Flushing Meadows. Sadly, this is the only look we'll get at it: Nadal wore sleeveless shirts...
Via Fox Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

US OPEN SCENE: Nadal had planned sleeveless look

NEW YORK (AP) Even if Rafael Nadal had made it to the U.S. Open, his sleeves wouldn't have joined him. The 14-time major champion put a note on his Facebook page Wednesday saying he had planned to wear a sleeveless T-shirt for his matches at Flushing Meadows. He also posted four photos showing him practicing in the tight top, biceps in full view. Nadal wore sleeveless shirts...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Nadal’s absence drops prices for Men’s Final US Open tickets, whole tournament up 11%

The biggest tennis tournament in the country is under way. As the first round of the U.S. Open at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, Queens is in process, demand for U.S. Open tickets on the secondary market has been increasing compared to both last year and just a few weeks ago. Originally, fans planning on watching and attending were handed a big blow with...
Via Attacking The Net
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Nadal’s absence drops prices for Men’s Final US Open tickets, whole tournament up 11%

The biggest tennis tournament in the country is under way. As the first round of the U.S. Open at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, Queens is in process, demand for U.S. Open tickets on the secondary market has been increasing compared to both last year and just a few weeks ago. Originally, fans planning on watching and attending were handed a big blow with...
Via Bloguin Best
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Code Violations Almost Knock Out Kyrgios at US Open

  (August 25, 2014) FLUSHING MEADOWS – Nick Kyrgios knocked out Rafael Nadal Wimbledon in the fourth round. At the US Open on Monday, the Australian almost knocked himself out of the tournament with his conduct. The 19-year-old was hit with three code violations for fits on anger, one away from being defaulted in his victory over the 21st seed Mikhail Youzhny 7-5, 7-6 (4), 2...
Via Tennis Panorama
26 days ago  |  Discuss

US Open, minus Nadal, begins in steamy conditions

NEW YORK (AP) The U.S. Open is underway in steamy conditions. Rafael Nadal isn't around to defend his title because of a right wrist injury. Top-ranked Serena Williams is seeking her third straight championship on the women's side. Second-seeded Simona Halep, fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska and sixth-seeded Angelique Kerber are among the players with early matches Monday...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

U.S. Open Men’s Draw Analysis

Bracketed tournaments — in basketball, soccer, tennis, water polo, and anything else under the sun — always elicit certain kinds of conversations when the brackets are first revealed. Some people are bracket zealots, in that they think the draws mean everything. Other people, tired of the bracket zealots, think that draws mean absolutely nothing, or something close to it. Which...
Via Attacking The Net
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Rafael Nadal To Miss US Open Due To Wrist Injury

Huge bummer for tennis fans, defending US Open champ, Rafael Nadal, will not partake in this year’s US Open. The world number 2 player made the announcement on Wednesday. Nadal released this statement on the US Open website, via Yahoo: “I am very sorry to announce I won’t be able to play at this year’s U.S. Open, a tournament on which I’ve played three consecutive finals...
Via Geeks and Cleats
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Rafael Nadal Out of The US Open With Wrist Injury

Photo Credit: mirsasha via www.photopin.com   The last Major Tournament of the year in tennis is fast approaching and one main player won’t be participating.  Rafael Nadal pulled out of the U.S. Open due to an injured right wrist.  The defending champion injured his wrist during practice three weeks ago. His doctors informed him to wear a cast on his injured wrist for a few...
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Wrist Injury Forces Rafael Nadal to Withdraw From US Open

ESPN has announced that Rafael Nadal’s right wrist injury (which has kept him out of action since Aug. 1) will force him to withdraw from the US Open. “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 3 consecutive finals in my last participations,” Nadal said in a statement. “I am sure you understand that...
Via Thacover2
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Wrist Injury Forces Rafael Nadal to Withdraw From US Open

For only the 4th time in U.S. Open history, the reigning men’s champion will not be in competition this year as it’s been announced that Rafael Nadal’s right wrist injury (which has kept him out of action since Aug. 1) will force him to withdraw from the tournament. “I am very sorry to announce I won’t be able to play at this year’s US Open — a tournament on which...
Via BlackSportsOnline
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Rafael Nadal officially withdraws from the US Open due to wrist injury

Today Rafael Nadal officially withdrew from the US Open with the right wrist injury he sustained in practice at the end of July. He made the announcement via his Facebook page: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 3 consecutive finals in my last participations. I am sure you understand that it is a very...
Via Down the Line!
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Rafael Nadal pulls out of U.S. Open due to wrist injury

Rafael Nadal has announced he will not defend his U.S. Open crown due to his ongoing recovery from a wrist injury.In a statement posted to Facebook on Monday morning, Nadal said he won't compete at the Grand Slam event, which begins next Monday in New York. Siento anunciar que no podré participar en el US Open, torneo en el que en los últimos años he tenido muy buenos.....
Via The Other Paper
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Rafael Nadal to miss U.S. Open Championship

Via 110 Nation Sports
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Rafael Nadal Withdraws From U.S. Open, Will Not Defend Title

Rafael Nadal will not defend his title at the U.S. Open because of an injured right wrist. Nadal and the tournament announced his withdrawal Monday, a week before the year’s final Grand Slam tournament begins. The 28-year-old Spaniard was hurt July 29 while practicing on his home island of Mallorca ahead of the North American hard-court circuit. The next day, Nadal said he had...
Via NESN.com
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Defending U.S. Open Champion Rafa Nadal Withdraws From Event

Rafael Nadal announced to his Facebook page that he is withdrawing from this year’s U.S. Open because of a wrist injury. The current No.2 player in the world won last year’s event over Novak Djokovic in four-sets. Here’s Nadal’s statement: I am very sorry to announce I won’t be able to play at this year’s US […] The post Defending U.S. Open Champion Rafa Nadal Withdraws...
Via Diehardsport
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Nadal will not defend US Open title because of wrist injury

  Rafael Nadal will not defend his title at the U.S. Open because of an injured right wrist. Nadal and the tournament announced his withdrawal Monday, a week before the year's last Grand Slam tournament begins. The 28-year-old Spaniard was hurt July 29 while practicing on his home island of Mallorca ahead of the North American hard-court circuit. The next day, Nadal said he...
Via AP on Fox
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

2013 champ Nadal out of US Open with wrist injury

Rafael Nadal will not defend his title at the U.S. Open because of an injured right wrist. Nadal and the tournament announced his withdrawal Monday, a week before the year's last Grand Slam tournament begins. The 27-year-old Spaniard was hurt July 29 while practicing on his home island of Mallorca ahead of the North American hard-court circuit. The next day, Nadal said he had...
Via AP on Fox
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

2013 champion Rafael Nadal pulls out of US Open because of wrist injury

NEW YORK (AP) 2013 champion Rafael Nadal pulls out of US Open because of wrist injury.
Via AP on Fox
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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