ARTICLES RELATING TO RAFAEL NADAL

Nadal offers no excuses

2015-01-27 10:01

Rafael Nadal did not look for excuses after a limp Australian Open exit to Tomas Berdych in the quarter-finals.

1 game gave Nadal match - Anderson

2015-01-25 16:06

Kevin Anderson says his defeat to Rafael Nadal at the Australian Open came down to a disappointing 12th game in the first set.

Nadal wants Oz Open later start

2015-01-24 11:20

Rafael Nadal would like to see the Australian Open start later in the year to allow players more down time.

Smyczek earns Nadal's respect

2015-01-21 19:53

After a match lasting longer than four hours, Tim Smyczek didn't to beat 14-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal, but earned his respect.

Nadal survives scare at Open

2015-01-21 14:46

Rafael Nadal survived a massive scare before winning a gruelling five-setter with US qualifier Tim Smyczek at the Australian Open.

Federer, Sharapova cruise

2015-01-19 14:53

Big guns Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova successfully blasted their way into the Australian Open second round.

Nadal: I'm back, I'm healthy

2015-01-15 10:33

Rafael Nadal says he's "working as hard as I can" to be ready for the start of the Australian Open next week.

Doubles win boosts Nadal

2015-01-10 10:20

Rafael Nadal feels more confident about the Australian Open after winning the doubles title at the Qatar Open with Juan Monaco.

Nadal shrugs off Murray loss

2015-01-02 22:56

Rafael Nadal has shrugged off his defeat to Andy Murray at the Mubadala World Tennis Championships.

Nadal to return in January

2014-11-18 14:28

14-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal says he will return to playing at exhibition tournament in Abu Dhabi in January.

Nadal discharged post surgery

2014-11-05 13:55

Rafael Nadal has been released from a Barcelona hospital, two days after undergoing surgery to remove his appendix.

Nadal pulls out of Paris Masters

2014-10-24 13:18

French Open champion Rafael Nadal has pulled out of next week's ATP Paris Masters citing personal reasons.

Win just the medicine for Rafa

2014-10-20 21:54

An ongoing appendix problem didn't affect Rafael Nadal as he breezed past Simone Bolelli at the Swiss Indoors.

Nadal recovery on track

2014-10-09 20:30

Rafa Nadal is recovering satisfactorily from appendicitis in a bid to be fit for the remainder of the 2014 season.

Nadal to play despite illness

2014-10-07 15:35

Rafael Nadal is counting on antibiotics to control his appendicitis so he can get through the Shanghai Masters this week.

Nadal upset by qualifier

2014-10-03 17:21

Rafael Nadal was upset by big-hitting qualifier Martin Klizan of Slovakia in the quarter-finals of the China Open.

Nadal ready for comeback

2014-09-28 07:50

Rafael Nadal will make his return to action in China, where he'll be seeking to challenge Novak Djokovic's 100 percent record.

Nadal pulls out of US Open

2014-08-18 15:31

Reigning champion and world number two Rafael Nadal will miss the US Open later this month due to a right wrist injury.

Nadal's US Open in doubt

2014-07-30 19:12

Rafael Nadal has pulled out of the Toronto and Cincinnati Masters with a wrist injury, just under three weeks from the US Open.

Record US Open prize money

2014-07-09 19:38

The prize money pool for the US Open has been increased to a record $38.3 million, the USTA has announced.

10 amazing facts about Nadal conqueror

2014-07-02 10:39

The record books were rewritten following Rafael Nadal's Wimbledon loss to Nick Kyrgios.

Nadal, Fed eye quarter spots

2014-07-01 08:36

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer can inch closer to a Wimbledon semi-final clash when they headline a delayed last-16 schedule.

Soggy Saturday awaits SW19

2014-06-28 13:30

Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams lend heavyweight star quality to a super Saturday at Wimbledon.

Nadal revisits Rosol nightmare

2014-06-26 07:43

Rafael Nadal gets the opportunity to avenge one of his career's most humiliating defeats when he faces Lukas Rosol at Wimbledon.

Nadal to banish painful past

2014-06-24 07:40

Rafael Nadal will begin his Wimbledon campaign hoping to ease the painful memories of his past two years in southwest London.

 

Berdych stuns Nadal

2015-01-27 07:57

Czech Tomas Berdych has knocked Rafael Nadal out of the Australian Open, beating the Spaniard in straight sets in the quarter-finals.

Anderson no match for Nadal

2015-01-25 08:23

SA's No 1 Kevin Anderson has crashed to a straight-sets Round 4 defeat to Spain's Rafael Nadal at the Australian Open.

Doctor gives Nadal thumbs up

2015-01-22 10:39

Rafael Nadal should recover for his next match against Dudi Sela at the Australian Open, his doctor said.

Nadal survives on day of great escapes

2015-01-21 16:31

Rafa Nadal dug deep to stave off American qualifier Tim Smyczek and stagger into the third round of the Australian Open.

New app traces Nadal's game

2015-01-19 18:30

Rafael Nadal's new tennis racket comes with a power switch and has sensors embedded in the handle to tell him how he played.

Nadal's outfit hard to miss!

2015-01-19 11:15

After nearly six months away from the game, Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal is back. And he's hard to miss.

Nadal plays disco tennis

2015-01-14 18:33

A new format called Fast4, which some have dubbed disco tennis, has been on display as a recovering Rafael Nadal took charge.

Djokovic tests fitness in doubles

2015-01-04 18:42

Novak Djokovic will start the 2015 ATP World tour season by playing doubles to determine whether he is fit enough.

Nadal will 'surprise' us again

2014-11-25 14:46

Three-times French Open champion Gustavo Kuerten believes Rafael Nadal will come back strong from his latest ailments.

Stem cell treatment for Nadal

2014-11-10 22:29

Rafael Nadal's doctor says the 14-time Grand Slam winner will receive stem cell treatment on his ailing back.

Nadal set for January return

2014-11-03 20:03

Rafael Nadal is expected to return to competitive tennis in the new year after undergoing an appendectomy.

Nadal reaches Last 8 in Basel

2014-10-22 18:01

Rafael Nadal has reach the Swiss Indoors quarter-finals with victory over Pierre-Hugues Herbert of France.

Nadal hopes to delay surgery

2014-10-10 07:22

Rafael Nadal has begun a course of antibiotics in hopes that the treatment can help him delay appendicitis surgery.

Nadal crashes in Shanghai

2014-10-08 16:30

Rafael Nadal showed no signs of suffering from appendicitis as he was dumped out of the Shanghai Masters in his opening match.

Fed bids to dethrone Djokovic

2014-10-07 10:33

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal enter this week's Shanghai Masters bidding to unseat current champion Novak Djokovic.

Nadal returns in style

2014-09-30 13:05

Rafael Nadal has made an emphatic return to competition after being sidelined for three months, sweeping aside Richard Gasquet.

Nadal to shrug off injury

2014-09-25 21:23

Rafael Nadal has admitted he is trying to forget the wrist injury which forced him to skip his US Open title defence.

Nadal unsure about US Open

2014-08-15 19:49

Rafael Nadal, who has been sidelined with a right wrist injury, will decide early next week whether or not to play in the US Open.

Nadal highlight US Open field

2014-07-18 10:56

Defending champion Rafael Nadal and top-ranked Novak Djokovic highlight the men's field at the 2014 US Open.

Nadal refuses to give up

2014-07-02 13:37

Rafael Nadal won't turn his back on Wimbledon despite a third successive flop engineered by 19-year-old Nick Kyrgios.

Nadal dumped out by Kyrgios

2014-07-01 20:19

Australia's Nick Kyrgios has caused one of the greatest Wimbledon sensations when he sent Rafael Nadal crashing to a shock defeat.

Nadal into Wimbledon last 16

2014-06-28 17:31

Spain's Rafael Nadal has defeated Kazakhstan's Mikhail Kukushkin to reach the Wimbledon round of 16.

Nadal takes revenge on Rosol

2014-06-26 18:26

Rafael Nadal has avenged his shock 2012 Wimbledon defeat to Lukas Rosol with a tense and hard-fought win over the big-hitting Czech.

Nadal books Rosol rematch

2014-06-24 20:02

Rafael Nadal has buried the first round misery of his 2013 Wimbledon to set up a rematch with Lukas Rosol.

Nadal stays on top in rankings

2014-06-23 11:01

Spaniard Rafael Nadal continues to top the latest world rankings released by the ATP ahead of Wimbledon starting later in the day.

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