Nadal puts end to 2016 season because of left wrist injury

MADRID (AP) Rafael Nadal is cutting short his 2016 season so he can fully recover from a left wrist injury. The 14-time Grand Slam champion said Thursday he is still bothered by the injury that kept him out of action for more than two months this season and wants to treat it properly before coming back in 2017. ''Now it is time to rest and start preparing intensively (for) the...
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Rafael Nadal ends season early to recover from wrist injury

Rafael Nadal has decided to cut his 2016 tennis season short in order to properly treat and recover from a left wrist injury in time for next year.The 30-year-old Spaniard said he is still hampered by the wrist injury — which kept him out of commission for over more than two months and forced him to pull out of the French Open and miss Wimbledon this year — and that now...
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Rafael Nadal inaugurates tennis academy in Spanish hometown

MALLORCA, Spain (AP) Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal has inaugurated the Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar on his home island of Mallorca. Nadal was accompanied by long-time rival Roger Federer at the event in his hometown of Manacor. The academy, which opened for business in June, combines tennis training with schooling for promising players from the age of 12-18. Among its goals...
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Nick Kyrgios booed in Shanghai; Rafael Nadal loses

SHANGHAI (AP) Nick Kyrgios looked completely disengaged at the Shanghai Masters, like he couldn't get off the court fast enough. Rafael Nadal fought as hard as he could to prolong his stay in China but came up short. Both players lost in the second round on Wednesday, though the effort they put forth couldn't have been more different. Kyrgios was booed by the crowd and admonished...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

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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Rafael Nadal stops match for mother looking for missing child

Rafael Nadal halted play during an exhibition match this week so that a woman could find her lost child. Nadal was teaming with Simon Solbas and facing Carlos Moya and John McEnroe at an exhibition in Mallorca at the Rafael Nadal Sports Centre. During the match, Nadal was getting ready to serve but stopped play after hearing a woman searching for her missing child. In this video...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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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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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...
Via NESN.com
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

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