RAFAEL NADAL RUMORS & GOSSIP

Rafael Nadal Stunned by David Ferrer in Monte Carlo Quarterfinals

(April 18, 2014) Rafael Nadal will not be winning his ninth Monte Carlo this year. The eight-time champion fell to Spanish countryman David Ferrer 7-6(1), 6-4 in the quarterfinals on Friday. The last time the world No. 1 lost in the quarterfinals of Monte-Carlo was in 2003. For Ferrer it was his first clay court win over Nadal in 10 years. Ferrer will play No. 3 Stanislas Wawrinka...
Via Tennis Panorama
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nadal, Djokovic and Federer Sail into Monte Carlo Quarters

    (April 17, 2014) No. 1 Rafael Nadal moved into 10th place on the all-time win list on clay when he notched his 300 career win on the surface on Thursday defeating Andreas Seppi  6-1, 6-3 at the Monte Carlo Masters. Defending champion Novak Djokovic dismissed Pablo Carreno Busta 6-0, 6-1 in 45 minutes. Djokovic has lost a total of two games in reaching the quarterfinals of...
Via Tennis Panorama
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nadal and Federer Move into Third Round of Monte Carlo With Easy Wins

  Rafael Nadal (April 16, 2014) The top seeds had easy wins on Wednesday at the Monte Carlo Masters. No. 1 Rafael Nadal rebounded from 1-3 down in the first set to stop Teymuraz Gabashvili 6-4, 6-1.  Roger Federer took just 52 minutes to put out Radek Stepanek 6-1, 6-2, while countryman Stanislas Wawrinka destroyed Marin Cilic 6-0, 6-2 in 45 minutes. Eight-time Monte Carlo champion...
Via Tennis Panorama
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Djokovic looks to maintain edge over rival Nadal

MONACO (AP) Novak Djokovic looks to continue his recent dominance over archrival Rafael Nadal at the Monte Carlo Masters, where he beat the Spaniard in the final last year, and boost his confidence heading into the French Open.
Via FOXSports.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rafael Nadal proves his talent goes beyond tennis

World number one Rafael Nadal proved his talent doesn’t begin and end at tennis, coming out on top 20 points to 18 against opponents from around the world, in charity event hosted by PokerStars. The Spaniard, who is used to a fast and furious pace on the tennis court, showed some real talent for fast-fold poker on his way to victory in a tournament that resulted in PokerStars donating...
Via The Sports Bank
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Sony Open: Djokovic beats Nadal to win 4th Key Biscayne title

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. -- Novak Djokovic stretched like a rubber band to hit a backhand. He sprinted into the other corner and scooped out forehands as if he was wielding a shovel. He ran forward to slice a ball off his shoetops. And he flicked a difficult half-volley past a weary Rafael Nadal for a winner. That was just on the last point. With superior offense and defense, Djokovic...
Via Fox Sports Florida
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Nadal downs Raonic to reach Sony Open semifinals

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. -- Top-ranked Rafael Nadal advanced to the Sony Open semifinals by hitting a flurry of forehand winners down the stretch to beat Milos Raonic 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 on Thursday. Nadal, who is 0-3 in Key Biscayne finals, needs one more win to get there again. His opponent Friday night will be No. 7-seeded Tomas Berdych, who advanced by beating No. 22 Alexandr Dolgopolov...
Via Fox Sports Florida
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Rafael Nadal wearing pink Nike shoes at Australian Open

Rafael Nadal turned heads with the pink shoes he wore during his semifinal match with Roger Federer at the Australian Open on Friday. Both Nadal and Federer are Nike players, so the swoosh received received double the camera time in their match. Rafa’s outfit included a black and pink shirt and matching pink sneakers. The […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Rafael Nadal dealing with nasty blisters on his hand

Rafael Nadal has been battling some nasty blisters on his hand during the Australian Open. That sort of thing will happen when you’re playing best-of-five matches in temperatures that frequently exceed 100 degrees. Nadal had to be bandaged during his fourth-round win over Kei Nishikori. He had a huge reddish/pink mark on the palm of […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Nadal’s girlfriend Maria Francisca Perello at the US Open

Rafael Nadal’s private box was full of his biggest supporters throughout his championship run at the US Open. Fans watching Rafa’s four-set win over Novak Djokovic in the finals even got several glimpses of the Spaniard’s longtime girlfriend Maria Francisca Perello, who is generally less visible than some of the other WAGs of tennis. Perello, […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 10, 2013  |  Discuss
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