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Li Na receives teary goodbye at China Open

BEIJING (AP) Chinese tennis star Li Na received a tearful send-off on center court at the China Open on Tuesday, complete with hugs from her former competitors, cheers from home fans, and a bouquet of flowers from Rafael Nadal. Wearing a black pantsuit and her hair pulled back in a low bun, Li fought back tears as Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova thanked her for being an inspiration...
Via AP on Fox
4 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Doubles for Singles, Nadal Returns to the Court After Wrist Injury

By Abigail Hinto (September 29, 2014) BEIJING – Rafael Nadal was back on the court on Monday for the first time since injuring his right wrist in July to play a doubles match at the China Open. He partnered with Spanish compatriot Pablo Andujar in his return.   The ever enthusiastic crowd of Chinese fans greeted all four singles players, Rafael Nadal and Pablo Andujar versus Tomas...
Via Tennis Panorama
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nadal returns from wrist injury at China Open

BEIJING (AP) Rafael Nadal's right wrist is healthy enough to allow him to compete again, the Spaniard said as he prepares for a tough first-round match against Frenchman Richard Gasquet at the China Open. Nadal hasn't played a match since losing in the fourth round of Wimbledon to Australian teenager Nick Kyrgios. He injured his wrist while practicing on his home island...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rafael Nadal (wrist) returns at China Open after two-month absence

BEIJING -- Rafael Nadal says the injured right wrist that sidelined him for two months and caused him to miss the U.S. Open is feeling better and he's ready to compete again. Nadal hasn't played a match since losing in the fourth round of Wimbledon to Australian Nick Kyrgios. He injured his wrist while practicing on his home island of Mallorca in late July. He told reporters...
Via AP on Fox
3 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...
Via Down the Line!
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rafael Nadal, still on the sidelines

Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL), which was to be played from November 28 to December 3. A right wrist injury was cited as the cause of this action. Following Nadal’s withdraw from the IPTL, Federer agreed to fill his spot on team India This first year event is unlike the typical ATP tournament. In the IPTL, old and new players join...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Nadal's coach criticizes female Davis Cup captain

MADRID (AP) Rafael Nadal's coach has criticized the appointment of a woman as the captain of Spain's Davis Cup team. Toni Nadal, Rafael's coach and uncle, tells Onda Cero radio ''it is preferable that (the Davis Cup captain) is someone with a background in the world of men's tennis.'' He says ''the men's game isn't the same as the...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  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
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Nadal’s absence drops prices for Men’s Final US Open tickets, whole tournament up 11%

The biggest tennis tournament in the country is under way. As the first round of the U.S. Open at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, Queens is in process, demand for U.S. Open tickets on the secondary market has been increasing compared to both last year and just a few weeks ago. Originally, fans planning on watching and attending were handed a big blow with...
Via Attacking The Net
August 26, 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
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