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Rafael gets risqué! Nadal strips down in new commercial

Sex sells. That's why Tommy Hilfiger had Rafael Nadal take off all his clothes in this new underwear commercial. Sure, the tennis great had to remove his pants so you could see the product he's promoting, but the spot even goes a bit further than that, with Nadal removing the skivvies (to an extent) and revealing lots of skin.
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

U.S. Open 2015: Nadal says his struggles are on him, not team

  Rafael Nadal says the responsibility for his recent struggles rests with himself, not his support team. Coached by his uncle, Toni Nadal, he has won 14 Grand Slam titles. But 2015 has been a rough year in his return from injury. "I have (had) an amazing career with the team that I have today, the same team from the beginning," he said Tuesday. "So my feeling is if something's...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Nadal Working to Win Mind Game

by JAMES HENRY CINCINNATI – Each point. Each match. Each season. Rafael Nadal is taking tennis one step at a time, focusing on the future rather than the past. A strong showing at this week’s Western & Southern Open would boost his chance to enter the upcoming U.S. Open as a top-8 seed. Nadal won the Cincinnati championship in 2013. But a right wrist injury prevented...
Via Onthegotennis
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Rafael Nadal hopes to finish tough season on a high note

MASON, Ohio (AP) Rafael Nadal hopes his hard work will pay off in a rewarding end of the season, starting this week in Cincinnati and extending into the U.S. Open. The eighth-ranked Spaniard comes into the Western & Southern Open after losing to No. 4 Kei Nishikori in the quarterfinals of the hard-court Rogers Cup in Montreal. Nadal said Monday that ''this is an important week...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Nadal extends European clay-court streak with Hamburg title

HAMBURG, Germany -- Top-seeded Rafael Nadal overcame some sloppy play to beat Fabio Fognini 7-5, 7-5 and win the Hamburg Open for the second time Sunday. Nadal squandered a 3-1 lead in the final set and saved two set points before prevailing in 2 hours and 34 minutes over the eighth-seeded Italian and the 2013 Hamburg winner. Former top-ranked Nadal extended his run of having won...
Via AP on Fox
August 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Tennis: Don’t get excited by Rafa’s win

Rafael Nadal played his first tennis match since Wimbledon’s second round today, facing his countryman Fernando Verdasco in the first round of the ATP Bet-at-home Open in Germany. His return was marked by a slow first set, with Verdasco pulling off two breaks against the former world no. 1 and taking it 6-3. Rafael Nadal However, Nadal just needed to warm up, it seems. In the...
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

The Way Forward For Rafael Nadal: Respecting Limits

Those who watched Pancho Gonzales, at age 41, win a Wimbledon match in 1969 with sets of 46 (!), 30, and 20 games might regard him as the greatest fighter men’s tennis has ever known. (That 1969 match with Charlie Pasarell helped usher in the era of the tiebreaker one year later, an interesting side note to that multi-day match.) Tennis fans who saw Jimmy Connors spill his tank...
Via Attacking The Net
July 05, 2015  |  Discuss

How can Rafael Nadal regain his dominance?

Rafael Nadal’s most recent loss at Wimbledon puts a sharper focus on his inconsistent level of play. Just in this last year, he has won two titles, lost another nine to both non-ranked and top 20 players at various rounds, and didn’t make it past the quarterfinals in both the Australian and French Opens. But going out in the second round at Wimbledon against unranked Dustin Brown...
July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Rafael Nadal Ousted By Dustin Brown In Wimbledon Second Round Upset

LONDON — On the final point of the first set of his latest Wimbledon disappointment, Rafael Nadal swung his mighty, lefty forehand — and whiffed, accidentally whacking his right leg with his racket. It was a painful, embarrassing mistake, symbolic of the sort of day this was. During five trips to the All England Club from 2006-11, Nadal reached the final every time. In his most...
July 03, 2015  |  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...
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

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