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September 8, 2018 2:41 am gmt |
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Juan Martin del Potro will compete in his first Grand Slam final for nine years after defending champion Rafael Nadal retired from their US Open semi-final. Argentine third seed Del Potro was leading 7-6 (7-3) 6-2 when Nadal quit because of a knee problem. Top seed Nadal, 32, twice needed medical att...
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July 10, 2018 4:15 am gmt |
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World number one Rafael Nadal reached his first Wimbledon quarter-final since 2011 with a straight-sets win over unseeded Czech Jiri Vesely. The second seed, 32, converted his third match point to win 6-3 6-3 6-4. The Spaniard is still on track to meet top seed Roger Federer – on the 10th anniv...
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June 11, 2018 10:52 am gmt |
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Playing the King of Clay at the French Open is akin to scaling Mont Blanc without ropes and even an intrepid adventurer from Europe’s Alpine heartland found it a peak too steep as Rafael Nadal stormed to an 11th title on Sunday. Austria’s Dominic Thiem strained every sinew trying to cling...
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May 21, 2018 4:57 am gmt |
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Rafael Nadal made the best of a rain delay to come from behind in the deciding set and beat defending champion Alexander Zverev 6-1 1-6 6-3 in the Italian Open final on Sunday (May 20). The win gave the Spaniard his 56th title on clay – eight of them in Rome – and he will […]...
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May 11, 2018 12:08 pm gmt |
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World number one Rafael Nadal broke John McEnroe’s 34-year-old record for successive set wins on a single surface as he moved into the quarter-finals of the Madrid Open. Nadal, 31, beat Argentine Diego Schwartzman 6-3 6-4 on clay to take his winning streak to 50 sets in a row. He will play Aust...
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November 20, 2017 4:49 am gmt |
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Grigor Dimitrov claimed the biggest title of his career and sent out a huge statement of intent as the stylish Bulgarian beat David Goffin 7-5 4-6 6-3 to win the ATP Finals on Sunday (November 19). The 26-year-old recovered from losing his opening two service games to finally get the better of the wi...
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November 19, 2017 4:57 am gmt |
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As if clocking up a first victory over Rafael Nadal was not enough, David Goffin continued breaking new ground by stunning Roger Federer at the ATP Finals on Saturday (November 18) to claim the biggest win of his career and reach the final. Few gave the willowy world number eight a prayer against the...
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November 16, 2017 4:57 am gmt |
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Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov outclassed Belgium’s David Goffin 6-0 6-2 to race into the semi-finals of the ATP Finals on Wednesday (November 15). The world number six looked supreme as he made it two wins from two matches on his tournament debut. At one stage, a whitewash looked a distinct ...
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November 14, 2017 5:02 am gmt |
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Belgium’s first-time qualifier David Goffin sprung a huge surprise when he beat stricken world number one Rafael Nadal 7-6(5) 6-7(4) 6-4 at the ATP Finals in London, UK on Monday (November 13). Nadal’s notorious fighting spirit and Goffin’s frayed nerves stretched the match into a t...
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November 3, 2017 4:35 am gmt |
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Rafa Nadal continued his quest for a maiden Paris Masters title when he survived a second-set blip to beat Pablo Cuevas 6-3 6-7(5) 6-3 to reach the quarter-finals on Thursday (November 2). The Spaniard, who made sure he will end the year as world number one by reaching the third round, had to dig dee...
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October 15, 2017 11:45 am gmt |
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Roger Federer brushed aside world number one Rafael Nadal 6-4 6-3 to win the Shanghai Masters on Sunday (October 15) and register his fourth victory of the year over his Spanish rival. The Swiss world number two beat Nadal in the finals of the Australian Open and Miami Masters and in the last 16 at [...
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October 15, 2017 3:39 am gmt |
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World number one Rafael Nadal squeezed past Croatian Marin Cilic with a 7-5 7-6(3) victory on Saturday (October 14) to set up a mouth-watering clash with Swiss Roger Federer in the Shanghai Masters final. Second-ranked Federer came from behind to beat Argentine Juan Martin del Potro 3-6 6-3 6-3 to en...
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October 14, 2017 4:32 am gmt |
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Top seeds Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer remain on course to meet in Shanghai after reaching the last four. World number one Nadal beat Grigor Dimitrov 6-4 6-7 (4-7) 6-4 to register his 15th consecutive win and will face fourth seed Marin Cilic in the semis. Federer will play Juan Martin del Potro in...
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September 5, 2017 3:41 am gmt |
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World number one Rafael Nadal reached the quarter-finals of the U.S. Open for the first time in four years with a 6-2 6-4 6-1 victory over Ukraine’s Alexandr Dolgopolov on Monday (September 4). Two-time U.S. Open winner Nadal is on course to win his second grand slam of the year after sealing t...
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August 29, 2017 4:37 am gmt |
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Tennis fans made their pilgrimage to the Billie Jean King USTA National Tennis Center on Monday (August 28) for the opening day of the U.S. Open. Fans said they’re most excited to see tennis greats Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Venus Williams play. The U.S. Tennis Association expects roughly ...
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May 6, 2016 4:27 am gmt |
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Spain’s Rafael Nadal produced a spirited comeback to overcome American Sam Querrey 6-4 6-2 on Thursday (May 5) and progress to the Madrid Open quarter-finals. After wins earlier in the day for Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic, the pressure was on Nadal in front of passionate home support to move ...
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January 3, 2016 10:13 am gmt |
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Rafael Nadal beat Milos Raonic 7-6 6-3 to win the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi on Saturday (January 2). It was the third time that Nadal won the exhibition tournament in the United Arab Emirates. The Spaniard, ranked 5th in the world, beat compatriot David Ferrer in the semi-finals...
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December 13, 2015 4:12 am gmt |
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Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer produced an exhilarating display of quality tennis with the ‘Man from Mallorca’ having the last laugh on what turned out to be a blockbuster conclusion to the International Premier Tennis League’s India leg in New Delhi on Saturday Nadal-led defending ...
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December 9, 2015 7:24 am gmt |
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World number five tennis player Rafael Nadal said on Tuesday (December 8) that he is feeling good after a mixed season and is ready for the start of the 2016 season. Speaking after his Indian Aces team were defeated by the Philippine Mavericks in the International Premier League Tennis (IPTL) in Mani...