Rafael Nadal Parera (Catalan: [rəf(ə)ˈɛl nəˈðal pəˈɾeɾə], Spanish: [rafaˈel naˈðal paˈɾeɾa]; born 3 June 1986) is a Spanish professional tennis player, currently world No. 2 in men's singles tennis by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). Nadal has won 17 Grand Slam singles titles, the second most in history for a male player, as well as a record 33 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 titles, 20 ATP World Tour 500 tournaments, and the 2008 Olympic gold medal in singles. In addition, Nadal has held

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MELBOURNE, Australia — The injuries continued for the elite of men’s tennis on Tuesday, as top-ranked Rafael Nadal retired down by 0-2 in the fifth set of his Australian Open quarterfinal with Marin Cilic. Nadal took a two-set-to-one lead after winning a third-set tiebreaker in typically combative fashion, pumping both arms and shouting after completing the task. But down by 1-4 in the fourth set, he took a medical timeout and was treated on court while lying on his back. The trainer Per Bastholt worked on Nadal’s upper right leg. At one point, Nadal placed a towel over his face as he grimaced

Rafael Nadal’s Australian Open retirement was really caused by this - Mats Wilander. RAFAEL NADAL was forced to retire against Marin Cilic, because of his opponent’s sheer aggressiveness. By Charles Perrin. PUBLISHED: 00:29, Wed, Jan 24, 2018 | UPDATED: 00:38, Wed, Jan 24, 2018.

Rafael Nadal is out of the Australian Open after retiring in the fifth set of his quarterfinal match with Marin Cilic with an upper right leg injury. Cilic will play Kyle Edmund, who upset No. 3-ranked Grigor Dimitrov, in the semifinals. ICYMI at Australian Open: Kyle Edmund making people forget all about Andy Murray. Move over, Andy Murray, because Britain has someone else leading the way at the Australian Open. Isn't that right, Kyle Edmund? Australian Open tournament schedule, scores and coverage. Get the 2018 Australian Open tennis tournament's dates, TV schedule, news coverage,   For the fourth time in his career, Rafael Nadal lost a Grand Slam match when leading two sets to one. Michael Dodge/Getty Images. "For me a big focus is to continue with my own game," Cilic said of playing Edmund.

Rafael Nadal set up a much-anticipated Australian Open final against old rival Roger Federer with an epic, five-set semi-final win over Grigor Dimitrov. The Spaniard won 6-3 5-7 7-6 (7-5) 6-7 (4-7) 6-4 in almost five hours to reach a first Grand Slam final since 2014. Dimitrov's wait to reach a maiden Slam final continues after Nadal, 30, inflicted his first defeat of the year. Nadal, who is attempting to win a 15th major title, will face Swiss rival Federer, 35, in Melbourne on Sunday. "I never dreamed to be back in the final of the Australian Open," said Nadal. "It is a v

Nadal, Rafael, Australian Open, 2009. Djokovic, Novak, Australian Open, 2012. Federer, Roger, Australian Open, 2017. Before the AO Final, there was so much talk about Nadal's semifinal of five hours vs. Fed's semifinal of three hours. Considering the ball is only in play in about 17% of a match, and that Nadal typically takes 35% more time in between points, could there be better comparison? I would even argue that running with less time between points is way more tiring than running for more hours with more time between points. —Olivia, Mountain View, Calif.

Through a press release, the Australian Open Tournament Director Craig Tiley gave an important update on Rafael Nadal's physical condition. The Spaniard is back to practice this week in Manacor and should be back to compete at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi and then Brisbane prior to the first calendar Grand Slam of the year.  We have a new ‘Player Pod’ – a massive new four-storey structure beside Rod Laver Arena – and we can’t wait to unveil it in 2019. Everything from new locker rooms, restaurants and lounges, medical, treatment and training facilities have been designed with the players’ comfort and convenience in mind.' Nadal reached the quarter-finals at this year's Australian Open retiring during the fifth set against Marin Cilic. ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: Worse players than David Ferrer won a Grand Slam title.

Nadal demolished fighting Australian wildcard James Duckworth 6-4, 6-3, 7-5. After an injury-plagued 2018, the 17-time Grand Slam champion was back to his devastating old self. Nadal pulled out of his Brisbane warm-up event two weeks ago with a thigh strain but insisted his injury woes were behind him. Rafael Nadal celebrates his victory against James Duckworth at the Australian Open. (AFP Photo). MELBOURNE: Rafael Nadal said on Monday he was delighted with his remodelled serve and his fitness levels after blazing into the second round of the Australian Open. The Spanish world number two demol

Australian Open 2019. Venue: Melbourne Park Dates: 14-27 January. Coverage: Daily live commentaries on the BBC Sport website, listen to Tennis Breakfast daily from 07:00 GMT on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and watch highlights on BBC TV and online from 19 January. Defending champion Roger Federer is into the Australian Open second round after beating Uzbek Denis Istomin. The Swiss, who has won the tournament six times, came through 6-3 6-4 6-4 and will play Britain's Dan Evans next. Meanwhile, 17-time Grand Slam winner Rafael Nadal beat James Duckworth 6-4 6-3 7-5 to reach the second rou

Rafael Nadal s-a calificat in finala Australian Open 2017 la capatul unui meci electrizant in fata bulgarului Grigor Dimitrov (locul 15 ATP). Tenismenul iberic s-a impus in cinci seturi, dupa o partida ce a durat cinci ore. Scorul final a fost 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (5), 6-7 (4), 6-4 in favoarea lui Nadal, aflat acum pe locul 9 ATP. Confruntarea dintre Nadal si Dimitrov a avut multe momente electrizante care i-au tinut cu sufletul la gura pe spectatori  Infrangerile suferite de Simona Halep si Rafael Nadal in sferturile de finala ale Australian Open au provocat ingrijorare in randul fanilor tenisului din lumea intreaga. Dupa ce romanca si spaniolul au parasit primul turneu de Grand Slam al anului, retelele de socializare au fost luat cu asalt de fani, acestia incercand sa gaseasca o explicatie pentru eliminarile neasteptate. "Ce se intampla cu ei", a scris unul dintre fani, completat imediat de un altul: "Se intampla ceva la Melbourne.

Rafael Nadal Photos - Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates winning a point in his fourth round match against Diego Schwartzman of Argentina on day seven of the 2018 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 21, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. - 2018 Australian Open - Day 7. Просматривайте этот и другие пины на доске australian open пользователя Nor Azua.  #RafaelNadal: Australian Open 2016: Rafael Nadal stunned… #RafaelNadal. Просматривайте этот и другие пины на доске usnewse пользователя Jennifer Brown. Еще. Rafael Nadal Photos Photos: 2018 Australian Open - Day 3. Rafael Nadal Photos - Rafael Nadal of Spain plays a forehand in his second round match against Leonardo Mayer of Argentina on day three of the 2018 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 17, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. - 2018 Australian Open - Day 3.

MELBOURNE - World No. 1 Rafael Nadal abandoned his Australian Open quarterfinal match after sustaining an upper right leg injury during his Australian Open quarterfinal match against Marin Cilic on Tuesday. Nadal was leading two sets to one, but was behind 4-1 in the fourth set when he took a medical timeout to have the injury attended to before serving the sixth game. Prior to the fifth set, Nadal consulted again with the trainer but went back out on the court. Nadal continued on valiantly, but his pain - and ability to move - kept getting worse. Finally, after he dropped his serve in the sec

A ball girl at the Australian Open showed lightning-quick reflexes to dodge a powerful backhand from Rafael Nadal in his second round game on Wednesday. The Spanish star apologized to the girl after making sure she was unhurt.  READ MORE: Belarusian tennis player mocked at Australian Open over on-court screams (VIDEO). Nadal, a 16-time Grand Slam winner, had little trouble in securing a solid 6-3 6-4 7-6 (7-4) victory over Mayer, sending him into the tournament’s third round, where he will face Bosnian 28th seed Damir Dzumhur on Friday. “Important victory for me, he’s a tough opponent, Leonardo is a player with big potential, he hits the ball so strong and see the last couple of games how tough was he, I had to hit some great shots in the tie-break, he’s a very dangerous opponent,” Nadal, 31, said after the game.

Rafael Nadal's Australian Open draw is pretty good! The Australian Open Draw is out. Rafael Nadal, the 2009 champion, will play in the first round against 83rd-ranked Victor Estrella Burgos of the Dominican Republic. In the second round he could face Nicolas Jarry or Leonardo Mayer. If all goes well for our champion, he could face Damir Dzumhur in the third round and in… In "Draws". Rafael Nadal And Victor Estrella Burgos Play An Exo In Puerto Rico. Rafael Nadal defeated Victor Estrella Burgos 6-4, 6-4 in an exhibition match in Puerto Rico. Here are a few photos. In "Exhibi

After incredible 2017 Australian Open final, Roger Federer defeated Rafael Nadal in 5 sets to win his 18th career grand slam and also became the second only player to have cross the $100 million mark in career prize money. Federer started stronger and looked in good shape winning the first set, Nadal came roaring back in the second set but it was Federer who prevailed in the end. It was amazing night of tennis in Melbourne Australia, although not one of the best matches between the two it will certainly be memorable for one way or the other. We are highly unlikely to see both of these playing

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