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Nadal survives Shapovalov scare to keep record bid intact

Tue, 25 Jan 2022 - 10:01 GMT

Nadal drew within two wins of a record 21st Grand Slam title on Tuesday after claiming a five-set thriller against Denis Shapovalov.

Djokovic facing hostility, cold start at Melbourne Park

Wed, 12 Jan 2022 - 03:23 GMT

The dressing room might not be the most welcoming place for Djokovic either, with some players resentful that he is not vaccinated.

Detained Djokovic fights to play Australian Open, Czech player also reported held

Fri, 07 Jan 2022 - 12:16 GMT

Djokovic spent Orthodox Christmas in Australian immigration detention on Friday as his lawyers fought a government decision to remove him from the country.

Djokovic will need to be vaccinated to play Australian Open: minister

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 - 11:55 GMT

Novak Djokovic will not be able to enter Australia to defend his Australian Open title unless he is fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

Injury-hit Nadal still unclear when he'll play again

Thu, 14 Oct 2021 - 11:37 GMT

Nadal said he still does not know when he will play tennis again as he works to complete his recovery from a recurring foot injury that cut short his 2021 season.

I regret U.S. Open and Roland Garros failures, says Djokovic

Fri, 23 Oct 2020 - 01:48 GMT

Djokovic has played some of the best tennis of his life in 2020 but he regrets the failure to win either the U.S. Open or the French Open.

Djokovic pulls out of Paris Masters with no points to win

Wed, 21 Oct 2020 - 11:51 GMT

Djokovic has decided not to enter the Paris Masters because he has no points to win at the Nov. 2-8 event as he bids to retain the world number one spot come end of season.

Kyrgios tells bitter rival Nadal: 'Let's do Insta'

Mon, 04 May 2020 - 04:37 GMT

Australian tennis maverick Nick Kyrgios invited Rafael Nadal to take part in a cosy video chat on Sunday despite their stormy on-court relationship.

Nadal frustrated by tennis lockdown, Federer happy with surgery recovery

Tue, 21 Apr 2020 - 06:58 GMT

Rafael Nadal on Monday expressed his frustration that tennis players remain unable to practise due to the coronavirus pandemic, while Roger Federer revealed he was happy with his recovery from knee surgery.

Nadal cruises past Fritz to win Acapulco title

Sun, 01 Mar 2020 - 11:50 GMT

World number two Rafael Nadal captured his first ATP Tour title of 2020, easily defeating unseeded Taylor Fritz in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2, in the final of the Mexico Open on Saturday.

Nadal begins quest for 12th Roland Garros title

Mon, 27 May 2019 - 03:40 GMT

Nadal begins his French Open campaign on Monday, seeking his 12th title and 18th Grand Slam.

Nadal can't wait to return to new-look Roland Garros

Tue, 21 May 2019 - 04:00 GMT

"I am going to be there with time enough, as always," said 32-year-old Nadal, who wants to capture a 12th trophy in Paris.

Djokovic survives scare, Nadal coasts into Rome semi-finals

Sat, 18 May 2019 - 12:17 GMT

World number one Novak Djokovic saved two match points against former US Open champion Juan Martin Del Potro to advance to the semi-finals of the Italian Open in a three-set Roman thriller on Friday as defending champion Rafael Nadal swept through without

Thiem rolls to Barcelona title

Mon, 29 Apr 2019 - 07:10 GMT

Austria’s Dominic Thiem thumped Russia’s Daniil Medvedev 6-4, 6-0 on Sunday to capture the Barcelona Open title.

'We are all grateful to him': Nadal salutes retiring Ferrer in Barcelona

Fri, 26 Apr 2019 - 01:52 GMT

Rafael Nadal showed no mercy towards an emotional David Ferrer as he eased into the quarter-finals of the Barcelona Open on Thursday, describing his compatriot who is winding down his career as a "pleasure to watch".

Nadal looks strong in opening Acapulco win

Wed, 27 Feb 2019 - 11:41 GMT

The world No. 2 faces Nick Kyrgios in the round of 16 after the Australian defeated Andreas Seppi of Italy 6-3 7-5.

Nadal's Spain to face champions Croatia in Davis Cup finals

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 - 06:13 GMT

Rafael Nadal's Spain will host defending champions Croatia in the Davis Cup finals with the 17-time major winner set to be the only member of the sport's big four taking part in the controversially rebooted tournament.

Ruthless Nadal beats Tiafoe to cruise into last four

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 - 12:27 GMT

Nadal's match against Tiafoe, who turned 21 on Sunday, was billed as an intriguing clash of generations.

Federer, Kerber stunned as Nadal powers into Open quarters

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 - 01:00 GMT

Defending champion Roger Federer was stunned by fiery Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas who ended his bid for a record seventh Australian Open Sunday on a day of upsets that also saw second seed Angelique Kerber crash out.

Nadal confident about fitness for Australian Open

Fri, 28 Dec 2018 - 02:00 GMT

Rafael Nadal is "confident" he will be 100 percent fit when the Australian Open starts in less than three weeks' time despite enduring yet another tough battle with injuries over the past few months.

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