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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.

Nadal stays on track in Toronto with win over Cilic

Sun, 12 Aug 2018 - 02:00 GMT

Rafael Nadal recovered from a slow start, overcoming Marin Cilic 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 as the Spaniard's chase for a long-sought ATP Masters title on hardcourt heated up on Friday.

Nadal routs Paire to reach third round in Toronto

Thu, 09 Aug 2018 - 02:58 GMT

Nadal was made to wait before his second-round Rogers Cup match due to several rain delays.

Djokovic outlasts Nadal in classic Wimbledon semi-final

Sat, 14 Jul 2018 - 02:53 GMT

Djokovic reached his fifth Wimbledon final as he resisted everything great rival Rafael Nadal could throw at him to win 6-4 3-6 7-6(9) 3-6 10-8 in a two-day classic that concluded in nerve-jangling tension

Wimbledon men's semi-finals -- five facts

Fri, 13 Jul 2018 - 11:45 GMT

Five facts on Friday's Wimbledon men's semi-finals which see two-time champion Rafael Nadal face three-time winner Novak Djokovic and John Isner take on Kevin Anderson:

Nadal crushes Del Potro to set up Thiem final at Roland Garros

Sun, 10 Jun 2018 - 05:07 GMT

Rafael Nadal brushed aside Juan Martin Del Potro in straight sets on Friday to continue his quest for an 11th French Open title. He will face Dominic Thiem,

Halep to face Stephens in third shot at French Open final

Fri, 08 Jun 2018 - 11:58 GMT

Rafael Nadal will face Juan Martin del Potro for a place in the men’s final.

Nadal bounces back from slow start to reach Rome semis

Sat, 19 May 2018 - 01:00 GMT

Rafael Nadal continued his clay domination on Friday, rallying from a set down to reach the Italian Open semi-finals with a 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 victory over Fabio Fognini.

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