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China Open: Nadal dominates in first match since Wimbledon loss

  Rafael Nadal made a dominant return to tennis after a two-month injury layoff, beating Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-0 at the China Open on Tuesday. Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray also advanced to the second round in vastly different fashion. The top-ranked Djokovic improved to 20-0 at the China Open with a routine 6-2, 6-1 win over Spain's Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, while Murray took...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Li Na receives teary goodbye at China Open

BEIJING (AP) Chinese tennis star Li Na received a tearful send-off on center court at the China Open on Tuesday, complete with hugs from her former competitors, cheers from home fans, and a bouquet of flowers from Rafael Nadal. Wearing a black pantsuit and her hair pulled back in a low bun, Li fought back tears as Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova thanked her for being an inspiration...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO OP: The 2014 China Open Player Party

The China Open Player Party has come a long way. So long traditional garb, hello sometimes questionable fashion choices. But I have to say, for the most part [SPOILER ALERT] these looks aren't screaming, "Wait, what the hell were you, or your stylist, thinking?!"It's safe to say our ballers have come a long way, too.THE GUYSNovak Djokovic. The Serb usually goes...
Via Down the Line!
1 day ago  |  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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nadal returns from wrist injury at China Open

BEIJING (AP) 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...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rafael Nadal (wrist) returns at China Open after two-month absence

BEIJING -- Rafael Nadal says the injured right wrist that sidelined him for two months and caused him to miss the U.S. Open is feeling better and he's ready to compete again. Nadal hasn't played a match since losing in the fourth round of Wimbledon to Australian Nick Kyrgios. He injured his wrist while practicing on his home island of Mallorca in late July. He told reporters...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rafael Nadal: "I feel much better...I'm in good shape."

Rafael Nadal returned to action today after almost three months away in an exhibition match against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in Astana, Khazakhstan. He defeated the Frenchie 6-7(2), 6-3, 6-4.After injuring his right wrist in practice, he skipped the entire North American hard-court season, including the US Open, to rehabilitate it. He hasn't played a competitive match since falling...
Via Down the Line!
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rafael Nadal, still on the sidelines

Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL), which was to be played from November 28 to December 3. A right wrist injury was cited as the cause of this action. Following Nadal’s withdraw from the IPTL, Federer agreed to fill his spot on team India This first year event is unlike the typical ATP tournament. In the IPTL, old and new players join...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Nadal's coach criticizes female Davis Cup captain

MADRID (AP) Rafael Nadal's coach has criticized the appointment of a woman as the captain of Spain's Davis Cup team. Toni Nadal, Rafael's coach and uncle, tells Onda Cero radio ''it is preferable that (the Davis Cup captain) is someone with a background in the world of men's tennis.'' He says ''the men's game isn't the same as the...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

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
13 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
17 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
17 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
20 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
20 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
22 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
28 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
August 26, 2014  |  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
August 26, 2014  |  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
August 25, 2014  |  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
August 25, 2014  |  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
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