New balls, different spin: Roger and Rafa exchange shots

2019-01-17 09:44

The Australian Open's new balls are dividing opinion, with even the two greatest men's winners failing to see eye-to-eye.

Nadal shrugs off 'slow start' to accelerate past Ebden

2019-01-16 18:03

Rafael Nadal admitted he got off to a "slow start" but he still finished off Matthew Ebden to reach the third round of the Australian Open.

WATCH: Nadal pokes fun at sleeping journalist

2019-01-14 12:49

Spanish world No 2 Rafael Nadal has poked fun at a journalist who appeared to fall asleep during his post-match press conference at the Australian Open.

Nadal happy with remodelled serve after straight-sets win

2019-01-14 08:33

Rafael Nadal is delighted with his remodelled serve and his fitness levels after blazing into the second round of the Australian Open.

Nadal ready to let rip remodelled serve at Australian Open

2019-01-12 10:16

Rafael Nadal has revealed that he is back to full fitness and has a brand new serve to unleash at the Australian Open.

5 men to watch at the Australian Open

2019-01-09 14:43

Will Djokovic, Nadal and Federer dominate the Australian Open again, or is it time for a new young prince to become king?

Djokovic backs 'legend' Nadal to return from injury again

2019-01-03 06:57

Novak Djokovic says that sport needed "legend" Rafael Nadal to make another comeback.

Body first, ranking later says Nadal after ankle surgery

2019-01-01 10:31

Rafael Nadal insists he is not chasing the world's top ranking as he prepares to make a comeback from ankle surgery, with taking care of his body a key priority.

Nadal 'satisfied' despite post-surgery comeback defeat

2018-12-28 22:07

Rafael Nadal lost to Kevin Anderson at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi but said he was "satisfied" with his first match back.

Nadal looks to Australian Open with confidence after surgery

2018-12-27 13:58

Rafael Nadal is confident he can be fit for the Australian Open as he chases an 18th Grand Slam title.

 

De Minaur-Nadal clash promises 'something special'

2019-01-17 07:03

Half-Spanish Alex de Minaur said it will be special facing "king" Rafael Nadal at the Australian Open.

Clinical Nadal overwhelms Australia's Ebden

2019-01-16 14:15

A dominant Rafael Nadal overwhelmed Australia's Matthew Ebden to reach the third round of the Australian Open.

Tensions rise as Nadal backs under-pressure ATP boss

2019-01-14 09:46

Rafael Nadal has thrown his support behind ATP Tour chief Chris Kermode as he fights to save his job, and hit out at not being consulted by the players' council.

Nadal flies into Open Round 2 as Sharapova sends warning

2019-01-14 07:21

Rafael Nadal showed no mercy in a clinical first round thumping at the Australian Open as fellow veteran Maria Sharapova issued her own warning with a "double bagel" demolition.

End in sight for magnificent Murray

2019-01-11 08:32

Reaching world number one in an era of Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal speaks volumes about the drive of Andy Murray.

Nadal: 'No pain' after Sydney tie as Slam looms

2019-01-08 06:37

Injury-plagued world number two Rafael Nadal insists he is healthy and in no pain after coming through an exhibition game in Sydney.

Nadal withdraws from Brisbane because of thigh strain

2019-01-02 12:28

Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the season-opening Brisbane International after an MRI revealed a slight strain of his left thigh.

Murray, Nadal look for Brisbane bounce-back

2018-12-30 07:56

Andy Murray aims to kick-start his stalled career in Brisbane this week after an injury-plagued 2018, with Spanish great Rafael Nadal also playing.

Anderson defeats Nadal in Abu Dubai semi

2018-12-28 18:06

Kevin Anderson has defeated world No 2 Rafael Nadal in their Mubadala World Tennis Championship semi-final match in Abu Dhabi.

Federer, Nadal set to reunite at 2019 Laver Cup

2018-12-14 14:46

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will resume their iconic Laver Cup partnership at next year's event in Geneva.

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