What to expect from Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer in 2017?

When Roger Federer announced his absence for the remainder of 2016, many were quite disappointed as he has been one of the most popular players on tour these last fifteen years. It was also the first time since 2002 that he had not played at the year-end championships. The 35 year-old veteran announced this past summer that he would not play for the remainder of the season. In the...
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Nadal to return next month in Abu Dhabi exhibition

Rafael Nadal will return from a wrist injury to play an exhibition in late December in United Arab Emirates. The 14-time Grand Slam champion said Monday on his Facebook page he will compete in the six-player, $250,000 Mubadala World Tennis Championship. The event is not connected to the ATP Tour and will be held in Abu Dhabi from Dec. 29-31. Top-ranked Andy Murray is also scheduled...
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Rafael Nadal Helps Lost Child During Tennis Match, Bolsters ‘Nice Guy’ Image

Rafael Nadal reaffirmed his status as a hometown hero Wednesday by keeping tennis in proper perspective. The Tennis star briefly halted the match in which he was playing in order to allow a distressed mother to find her lost child in Mallorca, Spain. Cameras were rolling during Nadal’s act of kindness, and hte crowd crowd warmly applauded when the family united again. Rafael...
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September 29, 2016  |  Discuss

No medal, no problem: Nadal's Olympic showing still golden

On July 6, 2008, I stayed up until nearly 2 a.m. in the den of my grandmother’s Long Beach home – a house she’s owned on Pacific Avenue for the entirety of my life. The wood floors were recently re-done, but the creak on the floor next to the tower holding myriad picture frames still existed. If I got up to use the bathroom, there was a chance I’d wake someone up. So I sat...
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August 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Rafael Nadal won't play in Wimbledon due to wrist injury

Rafael Nadal’s bad luck continues. Just a few weeks after withdrawing early from the French Open with a left wrist injury, the former No. 1 men’s tennis player announced in a Facebook post Thursday that he will miss Wimbledon. The 14-time Grand Slam champion has been devastated by injuries over the past two seasons, and he hasn’t won a Grand Slam since the 2014 French...
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June 09, 2016  |  Discuss

French Open 2016: Rafael Nadal Withdraws With Wrist Injury

Rafael Nadal withdrew from the 2016 French Open on Friday because of a wrist injury. Nadal: "I have to retire from the tournament because I have a problem in my wrist that I have since couple of wks." pic.twitter.com/cR6nRYDE4E — Roland Garros (@rolandgarros) May 27, 2016 Rafael Nadal (cont.): "This is one of the toughest press conferences in my career, probably." #RG16...
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May 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Rafael Nadal withdraws from French Open due to injured wrist

The 2016 French Open will now be without the most successful singles player in its history. Rafael Nadal announced Friday that he is withdrawing from the tournament due to a wrist injury. Nadal, 29, said he attempted to play through his wrist injury, but continuing to do so could result in a more significant injury. Nadal did not explicitly say what the problem in his wrist is...
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May 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Rafael Nadal hits insane shot through legs

Rafael Nadal coasted to victory against Sam Groth in the first round of the French Open on Tuesday and, like usual, he hit a few sick shots while doing so. Nadal won easily, 6-1, 6-1, 6-1, and put on a show for fans in the dominant effort. Not too many could make the shot he pulled off in the third set for a winner, and you need to see it. After Groth hit the ball over his head which...
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May 25, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rafael Nadal hits brilliant between-legs shot at French Open

On his way to a breezy first-round win against Sam Groth, Rafael Nadal once again showed why he’s the King of Clay. Near the end of the one-sided match (he won 6-1, 6-1, 6-1), Nadal chased down a shot by Groth and made a return for the ages.   The shot was so brilliant, even Roth had nothing to offer in return but a smile. You just cannot do anything to combat that kind of spectacular...
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May 24, 2016  |  Discuss

French Open Last Chance For Nadal Comeback

For tennis players, the decline can be especially turbulent. The end is almost never pretty. Players past their prime in this sport do not get to win another major title. They lure the crowd in before inevitably crumbling. In tennis, once you begin the descent, you do not usually get to climb back up top. But when a revolutionary and universally revered player like Rafael Nadal begins...
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April 17, 2016  |  Discuss

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