Tennis’ fun new showcase teases a dream doubles pairing

Sitting onstage at the St. Regis Hotel on Wednesday were arguably five of the top seven men’s players ever to hit a tennis ball. Too bad only one of those guys, Rafael Nadal, actually will compete in the US Open, which kicks off Monday in Flushing. The other four – Rod Laver, Bjorn Borg, John...
Via New York Post
6 hours ago

Dynamic Doubles Duo: Federer, Nadal to team up in Laver Cup

NEW YORK (AP) Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal say they plan to play doubles together when the Laver Cup debuts next year. With a combined 31 major titles, Federer and Nadal have committed to the inaugural event, which is an attempt to create a tennis version of golf's Ryder Cup. Named for Australian tennis great Rod Laver, the competition was first announced in January. A team...
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Nadal knocked out at Cincinnati, Steve Johnson moves up

MASON, Ohio (AP) Rafael Nadal showed the rust from his long layoff with a wrist injury on Thursday, losing in straight sets to Croatia's Borna Coric at the Western & Southern Open. The 30-year-old Spaniard was sluggish and well off the mark with all of his shots as Coric grabbed control and won 6-1, 6-3 in an hour and 11 minutes. The 19-year-old reached the quarterfinals of...
Via Associated Press
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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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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rafael Nadal beats Pablo Cuevas in Cincinnati

MASON, Ohio (AP) Rafael Nadal beat Uruguay's Pablo Cuevas 6-1, 7-6 (4) on Wednesday night to reach the third round of the Western & Southern Open Nadal, the third-seeded Spanish star who won the hardcourt tournament in 2013, was coming off the Rio Olympics, where he teamed with Marc Lopez to win the doubles title and lost in the bronze medal singles match. Before that, the...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Nishikori bests Nadal for men’s singles bronze

Japans Kei Nishikori defeated Spains Rafael Nadal in three sets on Sunday to take bronze in mens singles. A tired-looking Nadal lacked the precision he had employed so often throughout the tournament, hitting shots into the net or sending them wide. Though he battled back from a 5-2 deficit to win the second set, he couldn't sustain it into the third. Japans World No. 7 player consistently...
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10 days ago  |  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

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...
Via The Comeback
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...
Via The Sports Daily
May 25, 2016  |  Discuss

How can Rafael Nadal regain his dominance?

By Rachel Grim 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 in 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...
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July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

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