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OnTheGo with Borna Coric

We got a chance to catch up with 17-year-old Borna Coric, who just stunned Rafael Nadal in Basel, before his quarterfinal match.  Enjoy! When you return next year, what ranking do you want to be?Number 1! I’m joking. I want to be top 50 in the world. What is your strength?Backhand!  Your next match is with Nadal with whom you practiced? We had an unbelievable 7 days. He...
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Nadal to have season-ending appendicitis surgery

  Rafael Nadal will have season-ending appendicitis surgery next month, ruling him out of the upcoming Paris Masters and the ATP finals in London. Nadal announced the decision Friday after losing to 17-year-old Borna Coric in a sub-par performance in the quarterfinals of the Swiss Indoors in Basel. He said he made the decision last week to undergo surgery on Nov. 3, and that his...
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Rafael Nadal pulls out of Paris Masters

PARIS (AP) Paris Masters organizers say third-ranked Rafael Nadal has pulled out of the tournament next week for ''personal reasons.'' The organizers did not elaborate. Nadal was playing in the quarterfinals of the Swiss Indoors in Basel on Friday, his third tournament since Wimbledon, when a wrist injury curtailed his schedule. The Spaniard also needed treatment...
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Rafael Nadal beats Simone Bolelli in first round of Swiss Indoors

  Rafael Nadal marked his return to the Swiss Indoors after a 10-year absence with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Italian qualifier Simone Bolelli in the first round on Monday. The second-seeded Spaniard, playing just his third tournament since Wimbledon because of a wrist injury, had little difficulty against the 75th-ranked Bolelli despite having to contend with appendicitis earlier this...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Berdych topples Dimitrov to claim Stockholm Open title

Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic defeated Bulgarian, Grigor Dimitrov in three sets at the If Stockholm Open final. Dimitrov was the champion in 2013 but Berdych overcame him to lift the If Stockholm Open trophy for a second time. With this victory, Berdych is one step closer to qualifying for Barclays ATP World Tour Finals. Berdych is looking to make an appearance at London for...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Nadal to hold off on appendectomy

Nadal is struck with another ailment; doctors have diagnosed him with appendicitis It’s been 10 days since I’ve last written about Rafael Nadal but he’s a subject I just can’t escape. Nadal was diagnosed with appendicitis this past week but still played in the Shanghai Rolex Masters tournament. He fell in the second round to fellow Spaniard, Feliciano Lopez. Following Nadal’s...
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Rafael Nadal on antibiotics after suffering from appendicitis

  Rafael Nadal will stay on antibiotics for appendicitis for at least five more days after seeing a Spanish tennis federation doctor on Thursday in Barcelona on his way home to Mallorca. Nadal stopped by the clinic a day after losing in the first round of the Shanghai Masters. A statement by Nadal's spokesman said the 14-time grand slam winner will continue ''antibiotic...
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16 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...
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23 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...
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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...
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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