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Rafael Nadal to open tennis academy in home town in 2016

MADRID -- Rafael Nadal will open a tennis academy on his home island of Mallorca in 2016. The 14-time Grand Slam winner has held a groundbreaking ceremony for the academy in his home town of Manacor. Nadal says ''this is a special day for me, this project that we have been working on for many years is finally a reality.'' He says the plan is to ''begin with...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nadal criticizes captain for 'false' sexism debate

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Rafael Nadal criticized Spain's female Davis Cup captain on Tuesday for feeding a ''false and absurd'' debate that started when his coach and uncle questioned whether a woman could coach in the men's game. The 14-time Grand Slam winner struck out at both captain Gala Leon and the Spanish tennis federation. ''It seems strange...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Rafael Nadal to return to action in January's Abu Dhabi exhibition

  Rafael Nadal says he will return to playing at the start of the year. The 14-time Grand Slam champion hasn't played since having his appendix removed this month, forcing him to miss the season-ending ATP finals. Nadal says ''I will play in Abu Dhabi in January, and after that I will play my first official tournament in Doha.'' The Abu Dhabi exhibition tournament...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Rafael Nadal to return to playing in January

MADRID (AP) Rafael Nadal says he will return to playing at the start of the year. The 14-time Grand Slam champion hasn't played since having his appendix removed this month, forcing him to miss the season-ending ATP finals. Nadal says ''I will play in Abu Dhabi in January, and after that I will play my first official tournament in Doha.'' The Abu Dhabi exhibition...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Nadal Criticizes Balls in Beijing

  (October 2, 2014) Back on the court for his first tournament since recovering from a right wrist injury, Rafael Nadal is in his first quarterfinal since winning his ninth French Open in June, beating German qualifier Peter Gojowczyk at the China Open on Thursday 6-3, 6-4. After the win, the No. 2 seed criticized...
Via Tennis Panorama
October 02, 2014  |  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!
September 25, 2014  |  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
September 11, 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

Prince watched Rafael Nadal win match while holding scepter

Prince clearly still has “it.” The former ’80s funk star has always been known for his swag, and during Rafael Nadal’s French Open match, he showed he’s still got it. Because not too many guys can pull off rocking a scepter courtside. But Prince did, as he somehow managed to bring in said scepter past security, and watched Nadal take care of Dusan Lajovic in straight sets...
Via The Sports Daily
June 02, 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
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