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Paris police have recovered a $380,000 watch stolen from Rafael Nadal at the hotel where he stayed during the French Open and arrested a hotel employee.
After winning his seventh title at Roland Garros on Monday, Nadal awoke the next morning to find out the wristwatch was stolen. The Spanish tennis star wore the R3 watch— loaned to him by the luxury brand Richard Mille— after his rain-delayed victory over Croatia's Novak Djokovic in four sets.
Paris police said they Clouseau-ed the criminaliste— a hotel barman—yesterday after tracing his hotel access badge, which was used to get into the room Nadal shared with his parents during the championship.
The bumbling crook confessed to entering Nadal's room and he brought the police to the spot where he had hidden the valuable wristband along a railway track near his home in the south of Paris.
No word on if the the arrested man had to do a promenade des accuse´s— that's perp-walk in New York— but it sounds so much better in French.
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A Richard Mille watch worth an estimated $370,000 went missing from the Paris hotel room where Rafael Nadal was staying during the French Open, according to a Reuters report. The watch, loaned to Nadal by Mille, was discovered missing by Nadal when he awoke on Tuesday morning, less than a day after Nadal wore it [...]
A day after making history by winning his seventh French Open title, Rafael Nadal awoke Tuesday in Paris to discover a watch worth $374,000 had been stolen, Le Parisien newspaper reported.
The watch, which Nadal was wearing after his victory Monday, was lent to the Spanish tennis sensation by the luxury brand Richard Mille for the competition.
Nadal discovered the watch was missing...
It’s official, we can now say that Rafael Nadal is the best player on clay of all-time. At 7 win’s, he now holds the men’s record for most French Open title’s. He had previously shared the record with Swedish sensation Bjorn Borg. The weather at Roland Garros in Paris was horrible over the past few days as the match between Nadal and Novak Djokovic was delayed numerous times...
Rafael Nadal won his record seventh French Open title, returning to Roland Garros on Monday to defeat Novak Djokovic 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5 in a match that was halted the night before because of rain.
When play resumed, second-seeded Nadal promptly broke top-seeded Djokovic's serve to pull even at 2-2. The rain started falling again, and with Nadal leading 5-4 in the fourth, it...
Seven-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal says making the annual transition from clay to grass courts is his ''biggest challenge.''
The Spaniard was speaking Wednesday ahead of his first match at the Gerry Weber Open, a warm-up tournament for Wimbledon.
The ''King of Clay'' beat top-ranked Novak Djokovic at Roland Garos to claim his 11th Grand...
Rafael Nadal defeated Lukas Lacko 7-5, 6-1 at the Gerry Weber Open on Thursday in the Spaniard's first singles since clinching his record seventh French Open title.
Nadal twice broke the Slovak in a first set that lasted 50 minutes, before finally making his superiority count against Lacko in a second set that was half as long.
''In the second set I think I did everything...
Rain or shine, clay or mud, Sunday or Monday, Rafael Nadal rules Roland Garros. The man they call “Rafa” won his record seventh French Open title Monday, returning a day after getting rained out to put the finishing touches on a 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5 victory over Novak Djokovic. He denied Djokovic in his own run at history – the quest for the “Novak Slam.” The match ended...
Reigning Olympic gold medalist Rafael Nadal will lead Spain's tennis team at the London Games.
The record seven-time French Open winner will be joined by the sixth-ranked David Ferrer, Nicolas Almagro and Fernando Verdasco in singles, while Feliciano Lopez and Marcel Granollers will participate in doubles.
The second-ranked Nadal will pair with Granollers in doubles, as will...
After all of those Grand Slam finals between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, a record eight in all, there's a new tantalizing tennis rivalry.
This one, between Nadal and Novak Djokovic, offers the added benefit of being more competitive.
And given the participants' ages, it should last a while.
Nadal and Djokovic played each other to decide the titles at each of the past...
Rafael Nadal became the first man to win the French Open seven times, defeating No. 1 Novak Djokovic 6-4, 6-3, 2-6 7-5 in the final on Monday in Paris. The match which ended on a Djokovic double-fault concluded a championship final which had to be carried over a day due to rain. The Spaniard collected his 11th major title equaling Hall of Famers Bjorn Borg and Rod Laver.
Moments after his rain-interrupted French Open final against Rafael Nadal resumed Monday, Novak Djokovic netted a forehand and punished himself by smacking his racket strings against the side of his head three times.
A day earlier, Djokovic cracked his racket against his green sideline bench, sending a piece of the furniture flying.
Bidding to become the first man since 1969 to...
After Rafael Nadal won the French Open he and Pau Gasol embraced as lovers. The two are obviously proud Spaniards, but I had no idea they were this intimate.
Ok I’m just kidding. It was an intimate hug, but I thought it was cute.
2012 - Rafael Nadal (2) def. Novak Djokovic (1), 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5.
2008 - Rafael Nadal (2) def. Roger Federer (1), 6-1, 6-3, 6-0.
2007 - Rafael Nadal (2) def. Roger Federer (1), 6-3, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.
2006 - Rafael Nadal (2) def. Roger Federer (1), 1-6, 6-1, 6-4, 7-6 (4).
1984 - Ivan Lendl (2) def. John McEnroe (1), 3-6, 2-6, 6-4, 7-5, 7-5.
1978 - Bjorn Borg (1) def. Guillermo...
Rafael Nadal just won his seventh French Open title and Cristiano Ronaldo is currently competing in Euro 2012, so a video of them playing tennis – in which Ronaldo uses his feet – seems appropriate. It’s hard to tell if the footage is doctored at the beginning or not, but I’m going to tell myself that it’s all real just so I can justify watching soccer for the rest of the month.