Grand Slam & Rafael Nadal

The four Major tennis tournaments, also called the Slams, are the most important tennis events of the year in terms of World Tour ranking points, tradition, prize-money awarded, strength and size of player field, and public attention. Rafael Rafa Nadal Parera (born 3 June 1986) is a Spanish professional tennis player and a former World No. 5.0/5

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Winning all four Grand Slam titles more than once. Roy Emerson (Aus). Rod Laver (Aus). Rafael Nadal (ESP) just missed out!.
Roger Federer beats old rival Rafael Nadal to win Australian Open. Roger Federer has claimed the 18th Grand Slam...
Roger Federer admits 18th Grand Slam is his greatest win after defeating Rafael Nadal
HE’S DONE IT! 🏆. Roger has defeated Rafael in the 2017 final to bring up his 18th Grand Slam s…
Champion again!. Roger Federer wins his 18th career Grand Slam (most all-time) defeating Rafael Nadal in a 5-set thriller…
It's been almost 6 years since Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer have met in a Grand Slam final
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."It’s special to play with again in the final of a Grand Slam. I cannot lie."
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[Yahoo Sports]Rafael Nadal insisted his past Grand Slam wins against Roger Federer will have no b…
A resurgent Rafael Nadal beat Milos Raonic to reach his first Grand Slam semi in three years at the Australian Open on Wednesday, as Serena…
Rafael Nadal reached his first Grand Slam semi-final since 2014 with a superb 6-4 7-6 (9-7) 6-4 victory over...
14-time Grand Slam winner Rafael Nadal says he can still be a contender at the majors for another 3 years despite anot…
Novak Djokovic makes 21st Grand Slam final, passing Rafael Nadal for the 2nd-most in men’s history.
Nadal wins 200th Grand Slam match. Nine-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal on Thursday became just the eighth man to win 200 Grand Slam…
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Rafael Nadal wants to win next Grand Slam at Roland Garros
Nadal leads Aces to 30-12 win against Mavericks in IPTL: Fourteen-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal exhibi...
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Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal: Who will win a Grand Slam next?
Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer - which player is more likely to win another Grand Slam?.
Is Nadal still capable of enjoying Grand Slam success?.
Rafael Nadal: Can the 14-Time Grand Slam winner climb back up the rankings?.
"If doesn't exist in sport" - Rafael Nadal, a Grand Slam champ in self-criticism. Read more: htt…
Tomas Berdych stuns Rafael Nadal as Spaniard's quest for 15th Grand Slam is ended in straight sets at Australi...
Rafael Nadal's worst loss at a Grand Slam tournament was his 62 62 62 loss to Juan Martin Del Potro in the 2009 US Ope…
FOR more than four hours, American qualifier Tim Smyczek fought desperately for every point against Rafael Nadal at the Australian Open, chasing down everything the 14-time Grand Slam champion threw at him.
Australian Open 2015 Live.Streaming Tennis Online hdq full day coverage January19 - February 01 , 2015 Australian Open 2015 Live.Streaming Tennis Online hdqThe 2015 Australian Open is one of the biggest tennis tournaments of the year, and the first Grand Slam of the season was made even more exciting by the fierce play on the courts of Melbourne Park. With top stars such as Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova and Rafael Nadal all advancing Wednesday and No. 1 seeds Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams on tap for Day 4, tennis fans won’t have a chance to relax with all of the elite matchups on the schedule. Here is all the vital viewing information for Day 4 at the 2015 Australian Open and a spoiler-free preview of the biggest matchups.Where: Melbourne Park, Melbourne, AustraliaWatch: ESPN 2Live Stream: WatchESPN and AusOpen.comReplay Coverage: ESPN 3 (3 to 11 a.m. ET)Full Day 4 Schedule: AusOpen.com Live Video - Video - Australian Open Tennis Championships ...Watch all the latest video on demand from the 2015 ...
The last player to beat Rafael Nadal in a Grand Slam having lost the first set was Lukas Rosol...
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Big weapons Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray effectively impacted their route into the Australian Open second round Monday yet the Grand Slam long for Ana Ivanovic was broken. Third seed Nadal and...
Arguably one of the greatest players of all time and with 14 Grand Slam singles titles under his belt, Rafael Nadal tells us what his ideal holiday would be and ...
Nadal through, but Ivanovic out: Rafael Nadal returns to Grand Slam action with a win, but Ana Ivanovic is one of eight Australian Op...
Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray both enjoyed straight sets wins, but it was different story for Ana Ivanovic, whose Grand Slam dream was shattered.
Doha: Rafael Nadal feels more confident about the Australian Open after winning the doubles title at the Qatar Open, but he cautioned that defeat in the year s first Grand Slam will not define his season.
New Delhi: World number one Novak Djokovic insists he is close to winning the French Open, the only trophy missing from his Grand Slam cabinet, even though he has a minor problem and his name is Rafael Nadal. "I have been pretty close to winning the French Open title and have played a few finals and semi-finals but I have a problem, his name is Nadal," said Djokovic, who has twice finished runner-up to record nine-time champion at Roland Garros. Djokovic, who was speaking after the india leg of the IPTL, said he has got the self-belief to go all the way in the second Grand Slam of the year. "Losing only one match in his career is credit to him (Nadal). I respect him a lot, Roger (Federer) and other guys. I am going to push. I am going to keep trying. The last couple of years the way I have played on clay courts against Rafa, it has given me enough reason to believe that I ...
US Open will host first Grand Slam final in nine years without Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic or Roger Federer.
Everything was coming up Roger Federer. From the withdrawal of Rafael Nadal, to an easy draw that didn’t include Andy Murray, to those two saved match points during a two-set comeback against Gael Monfils, to Kei Nishikori’s stunning semifinal win over Novak Djokovic, the 2014 U.S. Open was clearing the path for Federer’s return to Grand Slam supremacy. And then Marin Cilic happened.
US Open 2014 Final Showdown Nishikori vs Cilic. Kei Nishikori takes on Marin Cilic,a final that no one would have thought about with the absence of World N0 2 Rafael Nadal,all eyes were set on Djokovic/Federer's final. And to think that when Stanislas Wawrinka won his debut Grand Slam title in Australia,I looked towards the direction of David Ferrer and Tomas Berdych urging them on to pick up the mantle and tow towards that path. I didnt know the rookie Grand Slam champions I was so in search of,was in Kei Nishikori and Marin Cilic. And here they are arriving at the biggest stage of their careers. A Grand Slam Final. Nishikori came through Djokovic's draw,he got the better of Milos Raonic in five gruesome sets in the fourth round. In the quarters,the N0 10 seed produced some sublime tennis to get past Stanislas Wawrinka in a match I didn't give him the chance of winning. Against the top seed,under soaring heat conditions he got the job done in four sets under three hours. Watching Marin Cilic play,tennis ...
Kei Nishikori will play Marin Cilic for this year's US open men's singles title. It has been 38 majors and nearly a decade since a Grand Slam final failed to include at least one of the Big Four -- Djokovic, Federer, Rafael Nadal, or Andy Murray. That last occurred when Marat Safin beat Lleyton Hewitt at the 2005 Australian Open
"It was fifteen years ago exactly. Boris Becker and Steffi Graf had just retired a few weeks earlier, Roger Federer was just beginning on the tour, Rafael Nadal was losing against Richard Gasquet in junior tournaments, and Grigor Dimitrov was starting elementary school. It was summer the 1999 and Serena Williams, not even 18 yet and not a good little girl, won her first Grand Slam title at the US Open" ^^
Rafael Nadal has confirmed tennis fans' worst fears - his wrist injury will keep him out of the final Grand Slam event of the 2014 season.
Novak Djokovic became the winner of this year’s Wimbledon men’s singles competition on Sunday, defeating Roger Federer, who has won the title an astounding seven times. In 2013, Djokovic lost in the final at Wimbledon to Andy Murray, who was hoped to become first British men’s winner in 77 years. Djokovic lost his year’s U.S. Open and French Open to Rafael Nadal. Related: Wimbeldon Stars Novak Djokovic And Grigor Dimitrov Do Striptease “The most special Grand Slam final I’ve played,” the 27-year-old Serbian said. “At the time in my career, for this Grand Slam trophy to arrive is crucial, especially after losing several Grand Slam finals in a row. I started doubting, of course, a little bit. I needed this win a lot.” As he did when he won in 2011, Djokovic plucked grass from the court and ate it. “It tastes like the best meal I ever had in my life,” he said. Federer, a fierce competitor, was gracious in his defeat. “Winning or losing, it’s always something special and something yo ...
The on-going final is the first Grand Slam final since the US Open 2009 not to feature either Rafael Nada…
In the last 11 years, there have been 44 men's Grand Slam tennis championships. 23 of them have been won by Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic. Today, one of them will win Wimbledon. And in that time, only four men have won at Wimbledon- these two and Rafael Nadal and last year's champ Andy Murray.
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Kyrgios gives racism grand slam! - Piers Akerman, Sunday, July 6th, 2014 (2:16am). CANBERRA teenager Nick Kyrgios gave the lie to claims of Australian racism when he was cheered by fans across the nation and around the world after his historic victory over Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon. Kyrgios, whose father is of Greek origin and mother is from Malaysia, does not look like a whitebread Anglo sort of bloke. Yet not a commentator mentioned his features when applauding his win at the Grand Slam tournament. Nor did anyone note that Melbourne-born Musa Cerantonio, widely regarded by security forces internationally as one of the most influential ­recruiters for the ultra-violent Islamic State, formerly known as ISIL, the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, looks more like an average young Anglo-Irish bush dance caller than the spruiker for Middle Eastern terrorism that he is. But there he was, with his beaming grin shining from a youthful bushy reddish beard on the ubiquitous YouTube announcing his support for ...
Rafael Nadal: It is impossible to win a calendar-year Grand Slam
Last time a teenager beat a No.1 at a Grand Slam event was at 2005 French Open. Winner was Nadal, over Federer.
Last teenager to beat No. 1 at a Grand Slam? Rafael over Roger at 2005 French. His career turned out pretty well.
What a game! So much last minute drama! Angel Di Maria scores as Argentina defeat Switzerland 1-0 after extra time. And the same drama continues in the wimbledon where australia number 144 Nick Kyrgios caused one of the greatest Wimbledon sensations by sending world number one and 14-time Grand Slam title winner Rafael Nadal crashing to a shock defeat.
14-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal who was striving to complete the Roland Garros-Wimbledon double for the third time in his career was shocked in the fourth round of The Championships here at the All England Club on the second Tuesday of the competition in London. The Majorcan failed to find…
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Nadal into last 16 28 June 2014, 17:25 Rafael Nadal defeated Kazakhstan's Mikhail Kukushkin 6-7 (4/7), 6-1, 6-1, 6-1 to reach the Wimbledon last 16 on Saturday, shining beneath the Centre Court roof while torrential rain swept away action on outside courts. The second seeded Spaniard, the 2008 and 2010 champion, dropped the opening set for the third time in three matches before blitzing the world number 63. Nadal, the 28-year-old winner of 14 Grand Slam titles won 17 of the last 19 games and goes on to face either Australia's Nick Kyrgios or Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic for a place in the quarterfinal.
Last year's Wimbledon was the most unpredictable in memory. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova - owners of a combined 10 titles at the All England Club - were all gone by the end of the second round. Five-time champion Serena Williams left in the fourth. Add in the record-equaling withdrawals or mid-match retirements because of health problems. And to cap it all, Andy Murray finally gave Britain the men's champion it had wanted for more than three-quarters of a century. What might 2014 have in store? Here are five things to watch at Wimbledon, where play begins Monday: 'MURRESMO': The pairing of Murray and his new coach, Amelie Mauresmo, was quickly dubbed ''Murresmo,'' and their partnership is sure to draw a lot of notice. For one thing, Murray won the grass-court Grand Slam tournament - the first British man in 77 years to do so - with Ivan Lendl in his corner a year ago. For another, it's unusual for a top male tennis player to be coached by a woman. But Murray was coached for years by his ...
Gentleman's Wimbledon 2014 singles and doubles seeds as well as seeding formula used by Wimbledon. Djokovic Named Top Seed For Wimbledon, Defending Champion Murray Third Seed Wimbledon, England by ATP Staff Novak Djokovic , the 2011 titlist, has been named top seed for The Championships on Wednesday. Rafael Nadal , who clinched his 14th Grand Slam championship at Roland Garros two weeks ago and is currently No. 1 in the Emirates ATP Rankings, is No. 2 seed. Nadal's seeding was influenced by his first-round loss to Steve Darcis at Wimbledon last year and his opening-round exit to Dustin Brown at the Gerry Weber Open last week. Defending champion Andy Murray is third seed, while fourth seed Roger Federer is aiming to capture his eighth Wimbledon title. Stan Wawrinka, this year's Australian Open champion, has been named the No. 5 seed. It means that Wawrinka could meet Djokovic, Nadal or Murray in the quarter-finals. The singles draw ceremony takes place on Friday. The singles seeds reflect the Top 32 in the ...
Rafael Nadal & Andy Murray are da only 2 men in da Open Era to have met at least twice at each Grand Slam. Rafa is 7-2 in Majors vs. Andy & 15-5 overall. Wow.
Rafael Nadal wins his 9th French Open title. That's the most by any man at any single Grand Slam event.
PARIS – Still the King. Rafael Nadal of Spain won an unprecedented ninth French Open championship Sunday, denying Serbia's Novak Djokovic his quest to secure a career Grand Slam with the only major he lacks.
Yet another high-octane clash Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal in yet another Grand Slam final. O.o Rafael Nadal is seeking his record ninth French Open title. It's a compelling match in the as Djokovic has won the first set but Nadal has broke the Serb in the second Nadal has beaten Djokovic 22 times but only twice has he done so having lost the first set. :D 😜
Roger Federer's 5 Most Unbreakable Records Federer has regained his spot at the top of the world rankings and now has the all-time record for most weeks at the top. No one knows how many more weeks he will spend there before finally passing on the reins for good. Those reins may go to Nadal, Djokovic or even Andy Murray, who made an impressive showing However, some of the records Roger is leaving behind will never be broken by any of his successors. Five such records in particular are unlike anything else accomplished in the sport of tennis It is a testament to Federer's consistency and longevity that his all-time record of 17 Grand Slam wins is fifth on this list. His Grand Slam wins record is often viewed as the most important to the game and the one that sets him apart as the greatest of all time. While this is true, it is not his most dominant record. Pete Sampras got 14 Slams in his career and Rafael Nadal has 11. Novak Djokovic might get into double digits as well. Roger's 58 percent Grand Slam-winn ...
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From the Garros 2014 blog. "And that's a wrap folks! WHAT A MATCH. That's the first three-set final in 13 years, and just two minutes shy of the all-time Roland Garros women's record of 3:04, set by Steffi Graf and Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario. Sharapova was brilliant in clinching her fifth Grand Slam title in her fourth straight three-set match, while Halep was equally impressive in her first ever major final. That match will take a lot to beat in terms of quality and drama. But no doubt Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will bring a similar quality to the court for tomorrow's men's final! We look forward to you all joining us then :)
In tennis, no surprises there in the men's singles final at Roland Garros as the top two seeds will battle each other for this Grand Slam title. Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are no strangers to each other with this being their 3rd matchup in a tournament final this year alone and their 42nd career meeting. And there's going to be plenty at stake in Sunday's final. Besides the French Open title, obviously the winner of this match will also claim the World number 1 ranking.
Rafael Nadal advanced to his 20th Grand Slam championship final on a sun-kissed day in Paris, with a 6-3, 6-2, 6-1 victo…
The French Open 2014 has reached the finals stage. The main attraction of the finals though is the greatest rivalry in modern tennis - World No1. Rafael Nadal Vs World No.2 Novak Djokovic. The duo have clashed for 41 times (the most in the Open Era), with Nadal leading 22-19 over Novak. As we know, the Spaniard is the KING OF CLAY, and has won 8 of the 9 French Opens that he participated. Out of 61 matches played till date, he has lost jus a single match against Robin Soderling in 2009. So, an amazing 60-1 W-L record. Can the Serbian tame the raging Spanish bull who is lookin for his 14th career Grand Slam and 9th French Open title??.. In my opinion, it wud be a BIG NO as evident from his performances in this tournament. But, anythng can happen on the day of final as we saw in the final of this yr's Aus open. But, all the above is on Sunday. Tomoro is the women's final between Russia's Maria Sharapova and Romania's Simona Halep. Simona is the current world no.4 and Sharapova world no.7, but the latter ha ...
My boy Rafael Nadal wins 34th match in a row at Roland Garros beating Andy Murray 63 62 61 and will try to earn his 5th straight French Open title (9th overall) and 14th Grand Slam crown come Sunday vs Novak Djokovic.
Andy Murray's lost his last four Grand Slam matches against Rafael Nadal. Can he buck the trend in Paris ?
4 June 2014 Press statement by MCA Religious Harmony Bureau Deputy Chairman Ng Chok Sin What’s in a name? To JAIS, plenty! Amidst uproar over the disruption by Jabatan Agama Islam Selangor (JAIS)’s of what was supposed to be a blissful occasion, JAIS Deputy Director General Ahmad Zaki Arshad has uttered one of the flimsiest excuses to justify JAIS enforcement officers trespassing a Hindu temple to halt a marriage ceremony. By commenting that if multiple tennis Grand Slam champion “Rafael Nadal comes to Malaysia and goes to church, we have to investigate because he has a Muslim name (The Malaysian Insider, 3 June 2014),” his justification opens himself to much lampooning! How does “Rafael” even sound Muslim, when it is linked as one of the angels in Christianity? “Raphael” is also the name of a very famous Italian Renaissance painter who living from 1483 to 1520, is well known for his paintings of portraits of characters and scenes from the Bible. Moreover, tennis ace Nadal is a Spanish nam ...
Federer, the 17 time major winner, next faces Gulbis who reached the last 16 for the first time since 2008. “It was tough to lose the second set but nice to win the match,” said 32-year-old Federer, who is contesting his 58th straight Grand Slam. “It was not a straightforward win. I knew Dmitry would try different things, take big cuts at the ball but I am pleased to have played solid.” Gulbis, the 18th seed, won a fractious third round clash against 35-year-old Czech veteran Radek Stepanek 6-3 6-2 7-5 in the Court One bullring, firing 19 aces and 45 winners. Twelve months ago, Gulbis caused controversy when he described the sport’s big four of Federer, Rafael Nadal, Djokovic and Andy Murray as “boring”. He especially pointed the finger at Federer, claiming that post-match interviews were becoming so polite and inoffensive that the fire in the belly of the sport was being doused. On Friday, Gulbis turned his fire on women in tennis, claiming the sport is no place for female players. “A wom ...
Champions Williams and Nadal face tough opposition at Roland Garros 2014 The world's top ranked tennis players compete at Roland Garros, also known as the French Open. This year, reigning champions Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal face tough opposition from the likes of the Chinese Li Na and Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka who both respectively won the Grand Slam Australian Open in January. Roland Garros is the second of the four Grand Slam tournaments on the annual tennis calendar and the premier clay court tennis tournament in the world.
Sean's Report 2014 French Open The second Grand Slam of the year has seen the first major upset with No. 3 seed Stan Wawrinka crashing out in the first round. The Australian Open champion lost to Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 4-6, 7-5, 2-6, 0-6 and dished up 62 unforced errors. Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer easily progressed to the second round each recording straight sets wins. On the women's side Maria Sharapova continued her great form on clay with a 6-1, 6-2 thumping over compatriot Ksenia Pervak. Defending champion Serena Williams also progressed with a win over French youngster Alize Lim. Aussie fans will be pleased as Sam Stosur won her first round clash but Ash Barty and Nick Kyrgios unfortunately bowed out. :)
Rafa thru to 2nd round Vamos! Defending champion Rafael Nadal made a strong start in his bid for a ninth Roland Garros title, improving to a 60-1 mark at the clay-court major with victory over American Robby Ginepri on Monday. Nadal raced through the opening set in 29 minutes, after winning the first game on a Ginepri double fault on his fifth break point chance. Ginepri held his first three service game of the second set before the top seed pulled away for good, rolling through the last 10 games to clinch the 6-0, 6-3, 6-0 win. "I won this round, but it was a bit difficult because of the weather," said Nadal, "but it was very important for me, because it gave me the opportunity of having two days' break so that I can practise. That's always positive. When you win, you're always happy. Of course, as always, I had ups and downs, and I could have played being a bit more aggressive." Ginepri, a former World No. 15 who is currently ranked No. 279, was playing in just his third Grand Slam tournament since unde ...
Great reporting from the BBC: "The last Grand Slam champion to lose in the first round of their next major was reigning Roland Garros champion Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon in 2013" So its not that uncommon then? What a stupid stat...
All eyes turned to Paris yesterday for the start of the second Grand Slam event of the year, The French Open held at the Roland Garros Stadium. Fresh from his Italian Open win in Rome where he defeated Rafael Nadal in the final 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, Novak… [ 356 more words. ]
The French Open always presents a unique test. The second major of the season is the only one contested on clay, which requires a different skill set. It also starts a very busy stretch that continues through Wimbledon and the U.S. Open. Players are focused on setting a positive tone they can build from in the months ahead. Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams were the stars who accomplished that goal last year with triumphs at Roland Garros. It was Nadal's eighth French championship and Williams' second. Both the Spaniard and the American return with hope of defending their titles. There are 127 other players on each side looking to end those dreams. Where: Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France When: Sunday, May 25 - Sunday, June 8 Nadal is the unquestioned "King of Clay." He's won the French Open eight times in the past nine years, including the last four. The 13-time Grand Slam champion has defeated fellow top stars Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and David Ferrer in the last three finals. Yet, he enters the ...
Rafael Nadal had spent some time along with six-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic during training session in the Philippe Chatrier court on Friday 23rd
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PARIS — For once, not everything seems so obvious heading into the French Open. Yes, Rafael Nadal will still be favored by most to win the clay-court Grand Slam tournament yet again. He is, after all, 59-1 for his career at Roland Garros, winner of a record eight championships, including the last fo…
World No. 1 Rafael Nadal and six-time Grand Slam winner Novak Djokovic are going to lead men’s singles in the upcoming French Open championships, which will
17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer will have to face difficult challenge against hot favorite Rafael Nadal and World No. 2 Novak Djokovic at Roland
The tennis tours arrived in the capital of Spain with doubts and questions. Two weeks later, they leave the capital of Italy with a sense of order that seems both traditional and renewed. Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic, and Rafael Nadal started the clay swing slowly, but they’ll head to its final event, in the capital of France, in their familiar positions as Grand Slam favorites. These days, nothing stays unsure for long in tennis. Here’s a review of Madrid and Rome, in the form of report cards. The grade reflects a player's performance at both tournaments. As always, I can't write about everyone. If you see anyone missing, please supply your own assessment. * Serena Williams Even as Serena announced that she was pulling out of her Madrid quarterfinal with a thigh injury, she said she was already “recovering fast.” She wasn’t kidding. The world No. 1 got down to business in Rome and wiped away any doubts that we, or at least I, might have had about her desire or fitness for a French Open repea ...
It took him a while to get going but once he did, reigning champion Rafael Nadal never looked back in his match against two-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray. The Spaniard, who had struggled to find any kind of rhythm this European clay court season, finally seemed to have found his form as he pu…
Former World No.1 and 8-time Grand Slam champion Andre Agassi believes that current World No.1 Rafael Nadal is the greatest player ever, putting him ahead of the Swiss maestro Roger Federer, whom his contemporaries like Pete Sampras have claimed to be the greatest.
Former world number one and eight-time Grand Slam winner Andre Agassi has said that he ranks Rafael Nadal higher than Roger Federer if someone asks him who is b
Tennis:Rafael Nadal and Mats Wilanderare the only two players in history who have won at least two Grand Slam titles on three different surfaces—hard court, grass, and clay. By winning the 2013 French Open, Nadal became the only male player to win a single Grand Slam tournament eight times and the first to win at least one Grand Slam tournament for nine consecutive years, breaking the record of eight consecutive years previously shared by Björn Borg, Pete Sampras, and Roger Federer
Grand Slam trio get fast wins at Masters: Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka had fast opening-...
Djokovic beats Nadal to win Miami title: Six-time Grand Slam title winner Novak Djokovic claimed his fourth Mi...
Roger Federer was able to complete his career Grand Slam by winning the French Open when Robin Soderling took out Rafael Nadal. He was 27
Federer out to continue revival 23 February By Richard Eaton Dubai – Roger Federer's performance in reaching the semi-final of the Australian Open last month is the first step in a mini-revival of tennis' great legend. This week could see the second. That is the scenario Federer intends pursuing when he returns to the ATP Tour and tries to win back the title at his adopted second home at the Dubai Open. Victories over Andy Murray and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in Melbourne will be followed by a chance to challenge Novak Djokovic, the top-seeded titleholder, here. Although the formidable Serb is seeking a record fifth Dubai title, Federer has a better record against Djokovic than against Rafael Nadal, the man who halted him last month, and he feels encouraged by his performances in the first Grand Slam of the year. “I think it has been a very good start to the season for me overall, “ Federer said. “I have played some really good tennis. I still feel my best tennis is ahead of me right now. “So I'm looki ...
Six-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic hopes to overcome his best rival King of Clay Rafael Nadal in the ATP Rankings in 2014 season. Serbian will have to
Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka claimed his first Grand Slam title in the recently-concluded Australian Open, beating heavyweights like Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal.
Stan Wawrinka beats hobbled Rafael Nadal to win first Grand Slam title at Australian Open: MELBOURNE, Australi...
MELBOURNE, Australia — Stan Wawrinka added a win over Rafael Nadal to his list of firsts in a stunning run to his maiden Grand Slam title, extending his rival's injury-cursed run at the Australian O...
Rafael Nadal enters the final as the overwhelming favourite to equal Sampras’ mark of 14 Grand Slam titles – he has yet to drop a set against Wawrinka in a 12-0 head-to head record. This could be Wawrinka’s year though – he’s already shrugged off a 13 match losing streak against Djokovic, and is in the form of his life! Don’t miss the final of the Australian Open, LIVE at 2 PM on Star Sports 4, Star Sports HD 2, and www.starsports.com!
Australian Open 2014: Stanislas Wawrinka confident that he can defeat Rafael Nadal in his first Grand Slam final
Did you know, Leander Paes has won more Grand Slam titles than Rafael Nadal?
"Rafael Nadal" beat Roger Federer in straight sets to advance to the Australian Open Final[2014]. Nadal is now second on the list of players reaching Grand Slam finals, joining Ivan Lendl on 19 -- Federer leads the list with 24. Another Grand Slam title would lift Nadal to equal second on the all-time list with Pete Sampras, who was in the crowd for the match. "I tried a few things ... then again, Rafa does a good job of neutralizing you," Federer said. "So I guess at times I couldn't quite do what I wanted to do, but that's because of Rafa."
Tennis Picks: Men's 2014 Australian Open Final: Rafael Nadal is bidding for his 14th Grand Slam title, rivalin...
Rafael Nadal is through to his 3rd Australian Open Final after defeating Roger Federer in straight sets. Rafa is looking to claim his 14th Grand Slam title a...
And that's that! It takes Rafael Nadal just 2 hours and 41 minutes to beat Swiss maestro Roger Federer. He's just one match from a 14th Grand Slam title which would take him level with Pete Sampras, just three behind Federer. SPORTS Asia
Congratulations to my all time favorite tennis player, Rafael Nadal for trashing Roger Federer to set himself against Stan Wawrinka. Nadal will be vying for his 14th Grand Slam title. Best of luck, Nadal.
Blistering Nadal bursts Federer's bubble as Spaniard plays through the pain to reach Aussie Open final. Rafael Nadal put himself in sight of making yet more history as a brutally effective performance abruptly halted Roger Federer's revival at the Australian Open. The 27-year-old Spaniard is one victory away from becoming the first player in the modern era to win each Grand Slam twice after beating the great Swiss 7-6, 6-3, 6-4 in their semi-final. Watched by two all-time greats, Rod Laver and Pete Sampras, he knocked over another by registering his fifth consecutive win over Federer. Not even the continuing problems with blisters on the palm of his left hand could divert him from his task, and they are unlikely to stop him winning Sunday's final against the tournament's surprise package Stanislas Wawrinka, over who he has a 12-0 career record. A win would put him level with Sampras on 14 Grand Slam titles. A year ago Nadal was still waiting to make his comeback from long-term knee problems, yet here is, ...
Flipping the script Written By Alix Ramsay Friday, 24 January, 2014 Is it me, or have we been here before? Roger Federer against Rafael Nadal at the business end of a Grand Slam tournament? It may be the semifinals of the Australian Open and the tension may be mounting, but watching those two at work is a bit like settling into a comfy, old armchair – there is nothing quite like it. This will be the 33rd meeting for the pair, with Rafa leading the rivalry by a staggering 22-10. No matter that the Fed has more major titles than any other player in history – in his pomp, he was vacuuming them up like it was going out of fashion – he still has not beaten Raf on a Grand Slam stage since the 2007 Wimbledon final. Since then, Manacor’s favourite son has walloped Fed in four more Grand Slam finals and one semifinal. He is quite good at Grand Slams, is Raf. In this new world of celebrity coaches and high-profile advisors, good old Raf likes to keep it simple. Between them, Messrs Edberg, Becker and Lendl ...
Rafa's road meets rising star Wednesday, 22 January, 2014 By Alexandra Willis Share this Rafael Nadal has rather a lot on his plate at the moment. Blisters on his racket hand, broken shoelaces, time violations, learning new words. And the pressure of expectation. If Nadal wins this title, his second Australian Open, not only will he equal Pete Sampras’s total haul of 14 Grand Slam singles titles - which not so long ago was deemed to be an unpassable benchmark - he will also become the first player to complete the career Grand Slam, twice over. But what drives Nadal forwards each day is not records or requirements. It is his extraordinary motivation to be the best he can be. That if he just fights harder, he will come out on top. “When I am not playing that well, I run and I fight for every point as I did today,” Nadal remarked after his hair-splitting three-set win over Kei Nishikori. “I go on court trying to play my best every day, trying to play aggressive. Some days you play better, some days y ...
Day 11 preview: Great expectations Wednesday, 22 January, 2014 Eugenie Bouchard generated more hits on ausopen.com on Tuesday, after her big win over Ana Ivanovic, than either Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal. A 2012 Wimbledon junior champion, the 19-year-old Canadian will now be inside the top-20 in next week’s new WTA rankings. She plays Li Na in Thursday afternoon’s semifinals. What’s most noticeable about Bouchard is that she views her success as simply a matter of course. It’s as if she were a student who does her homework and automatically expects to get a good grade. Of course, it ain’t that easy in tennis – thousands of Eugenie Bouchards fall by the wayside every year. “It’s something I’ve been doing since I was five years old, working my whole life for and sacrificing a lot of things for,” said Bouchard, sounding almost detached about everything – including joining Carling Bassett (US Open 1984) as the only Canadian to reach a Grand Slam semifinal. “So it’s not exactly a su ...
Roger Federer regained his dominance over Andy Murray in Grand Slam matches and advanced to his 11th consecutive Australian Open semifinal with a 6-3, 6-4, 6-7 , 6-3 win Wednesday. Federer clinched it on his third match point with an ace to set up a showdown with top-ranked Rafael Nadal , who beat G...
Champion run comes to an end •Djokovic was bidding to follow Roy Emerson in winning four or more titles in a row at the Australian Open •He was also seeking to win his fifth Australian Open (only Emerson has five or more) •His last defeat was in the 2013 US Open final against Rafael Nadal •He had won his last 13 matches against top-10 opposition •The Serb had not dropped a set in reaching the last eight •Djokovic was seeking to reach his 15th consecutive Grand Slam semi-final •Wawrinka's last win over Djokovic was back in 2006
Rafael Nadal is seeking to become the 3rd man to win each Grand Slam event at least twice (Rod Laver and Roy Emerson).
A fully fit again Rafael Nadal can easily break Federer's grand slam record.
Rafael Nadal: Olympic Gold medalist, 12-time Grand Slam singles winner, multiple Davis Cup champ, and one of the best tennis players in history. Tonight, when Rafa squares off against Jesse Levine in Montreal, whether anyone believes it or not, it could be a match-up of Jew versus Jew. According...
Rafael Nadal has no intention of joining the dizzying coaching merry-go-round which has seen Novak Djokovic hire Boris Becker in just one of a raft of changes ahead of the 2014 season. World number one Nadal has been coached by his Uncle Toni since childhood and it`s a partnership which has brought 13 Grand Slam titles. Djokovic, meanwhile, stunned the sport by hiring Becker, one of a host of former Grand Slam winners from the 1980s and 1990s to be handed new leases of life over the winter. Roger Federer has been hitting with Stefan Edberg, Richard Gasquet has taken on Sergi Bruguera, Marin Cilic has renewed his partnership with Goran Ivanisevic while Kei Nishikori signed up Michael Chang. Undoubtedly, they were moves inspired by Andy Murray`s success with Ivan Lendl which has yielded the 2012 US Open title and 2013 Wimbledon triumph. "It is great to have a great champion in tour games as they bring great charisma to the game. It will be great to have Ivan and Boris around this season. It is a good thing ...
Rafael Nadal and Samantha Stosur. Woodbridge played with the balls to be used at the Grand Slam of the Asia Pacific have responded
Wed. show "serves up" Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams in a tennis highlight for 2013 that's certified Grand Slam audio! Happy Listening and Happy Holidays!
COMMENTARY | In 2013, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal took their historic rivalry to new all-time heights on the men's professional tennis tour. Aside from those impressive numbers in 2013, Djokovic and Nadal already held the record for the longest Grand Slam final in the modern era at 5 hours, 53 m...
The event titled Necker Cup 2013 starts on 12.11.2013! Stefan Edberg, along with 12 time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal and former World n.1 Ana Ivanovic, will be one of the 16 scheduled pros to play in this y
Serbia’s Novak Djokovic defeated defending champion David Ferrer 7-5, 7-5 on Sunday to win the Paris Masters after a thrilling final at the Bercy arena.   The Spaniard twice served for both sets only for the six-time Grand Slam winner to show his pedigree and break at the crucial moments before holding serve to close out the first set and then the match.   Ferrer fell short of becoming the first player to successfully defend the Paris title while Djokovic took another step towards regaining the number one spot from Rafael Nadal heading to the World Tour Finals.   It was also Djokovic’s 40th ATP title victory, the 15th player to reach this milestone.                       www.english.lakdana.lk        
In Seoul, 13-time Grand Slam tennis champion Rafael Nadal said that he found inspiration from South Korean deaf...
China Open: Serena struggles, Djokovic and Nadal sail through 01 Oct 2013 , Beijing, October 01, 2013 Top seed Serena Williams stumbled her way into the third round of the China Open on Tuesday while men's favourites Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal powered through their opening matches. The world number one Williams at times appeared agitated during her 6-4, 7-5 victory over Italian Francesca Schiavone, shouting at herself over lost points. The American only showed rare moments of her trademark power-play, gaining the upper hand in the first set via a mistake from her opponent, who double-faulted on set point. The top seed Williams was forced to become more aggressive in the second set after her serve was broken in the first game by Schiavone, Italy's first Grand Slam winner, at Roland Garros in 2010, and the current world number 50. As the competition intensified both players' tempers threatened to boil over, with Williams ranting and Schiavone smashing balls into the barriers at the side of the court in ...
Fresh off his 13th Grand Slam win, Rafael Nadal transitioned from the tennis scene to the fashion scene. He swapped out his Nike threads in favor of a tuxedo and a slicked back hairdo. Together with model Clara Alonso, he covers the latest issue of Vanity Fair Spain,which celebrates the publications...
SPORT | TENNIS - Nadal: "What makes me happy is to win with effort" The Spanish tennis player and world number two Rafael Nadal, explained after his thirteenth win 'Grand Slam' in New York, and after signing in brilliant permanence of Spain in the Davis Cup, which obviously would "like to win" but what really makes you "happy" is "do it with effort." "Obviously I like to win, but what I love is the effort to get the feel of doing the best I can. That's what makes me happy, knowing that I've done everything I could," Nadal said in an interview to 'Vanity Fair' magazine celebrates its fifth anniversary. In addition, the Mallorcan acknowledged being completely surprised with his brilliant year, after a hard injury that kept her on the tracks seven months. "Last year saw the U.S. Open on television. Nobody on my team had said in February that in August would be a return to court like this. I feel lucky," he said. "What ever you must let it loose for lack of willpower. Always have to endure, no matter how remo ...
Current Affairs : 10th September 2013 1. India is hosting the 31st meeting of Ministers of Health of countries of the WHO South-East Asia Region and 66th session of the WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia at New Delhi from September 10 to 13. 2. WHO today lauded India's efforts in eradicating polio and said the country has not reported a single case of polio in the last 30 months. 3. K N Shanth Kumar and Mahendra Mohan Gupta, two eminent media personalities, were today elected Chairman and Vice Chairman respectively of the Press Trust of India (PTI). 4. Rafael Nadal claimed his second US Open title and 13th Grand Slam crown when he defeated world number one Novak Djokovic, 6-2, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 in a lung-busting final. 5. The country’s first ‘Wagah in the East’ post, along the Indo-Bangla border, will be thrown open to the public this Gandhi Jayanti when Home Ministers of both the countries will witness a historic cultural extravaganza between the two neighbours. 6. China and Sri Lanka have agre ...
Numbers point to seasoned Federer's struggle to stay on top Mumbai, September 21, 2013 Just how far Roger Federer has fallen off pace against his main rivals is niftily reflected on the points board the ATP maintains to determine its top eight for the season-ending Masters. The Swiss, seventh in the 'Race to London', as it's called, is struggling to get entry into a tournament, which many recognise as the 'fifth' Grand Slam, he's dominated for the past decade - a record six titles from eight finals. Wildcard reserved In an attempt to help him get over the line, the ATP tournament in Vienna has reserved a wildcard for Federer in case he does not have enough points to make the cut for the season finale. Herwig Straka, tournament director of the Vienna ATP event, confirmed this, before adding: "But probably every tournament around the globe would keep a wildcard for Roger." Cushioning fall It is a measure of not just how Federer has declined this past season but also of how the tennis world is rallying to cu ...
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Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams didn’t need to win the U.S. Open, which concluded on Monday in New York, to join tennis’s pantheon; they have been a prominent part of it for some time now. Nadal had progressed from being a wrinkle in the argument that Roger Federer was the greatest male player of all time to being a contender for the honour himself. Serena, after her first-round defeat at Roland Garros last year, had dominated the women’s tour, winning three of five Grand Slam titles, an Olympic singles gold and causing former players of the stature of John Mcenroe, Martina Navratilova, and Chris Evert to suggest that there hadn’t been a better female player. Neither Nadal’s 13th major nor Serena’s 17th were records. Federer (17) and Pete Sampras (14) lead the men’s list while Margaret Court (24), Steffi Graf (22), Helen Wills Moody (19), Evert and Navratilova (18 each) top the women’s. But what Nadal’s second U.S. crown and Serena’s fifth did was advance their cases so strongly that ...
Congrats to Rafael Nadal for winning his 13th Grand Slam.
Rafael Nadal has 18 Grand Slam titles in his sights after winning US Open
Rafael Nadal is now just 1 grand slam behind the great Pete Sampras in the all time standings. Sampras is on 14 while Nadal is on 13
Even the great Rafael Nadal would have doubted himself with all those knee injuries but now a 13 x Grand Slam champion & looking formidable!
"...the most exhilarating sets of tennis to win his second US Open and 13th Grand Slam title. He is superhuman... he is Rafael Nadal." - BBC
...and Rafael Nadal did give me the ultimate birthday gift. totally annihilated Novak Djokovic. 13 Grand Slam titles and counting
"It's just more than a dream for me", says Rafael Nadal after completing injury comeback with US Open title
BREAKING: Rafael Nadal beats Novak Djokovic in U.S. Open final for his 13th Grand Slam title.
This season is probably the most emotional I've had." Rafael Nadal savours his triumph, his 13th Grand Slam
On Tennis: For Federer and Nadal, Best Debate Is Still Ahead: If Rafael Nadal can close the gap in Grand Slam...
Thus far in his career, Rafael Nadal has competed in a total of 34 Grand Slam tournaments (not including the 2013 US Open).
I predict the Men's final of the US Open will be between Andy Murray + Rafael Nadal, both players have never met in a Grand Slam final!
Rafael Nadal now ties John Mcenroe on the all-time Grand Slam wins list. Rafa’s 167-23 now. Mac was 167-38.
Rafael Nadal has never failed a drug test. Yet the 12-time Grand Slam singles champion has been dogged by rumors of doping his entire career.
Some things really puzzle me several tennis players win multiple Grand Slams and get no recognition yet just because Andy Murray wins Wimbledon he is worthy of a knighthood I think its totally pathetic, Virginia Wade won the Wimbledon title in 1977 and she was never made a Dame so what is the difference. Serena Williams & Venus Williams have won 5 Wimbledon titles, Rafael Nadal has won 2 Wimbledon titles, Roger Federer has won 7 Wimbledon titles, Maria Sharapova has won 1 Wimbledon title and do they get any recognition just for winning Wimbledon no they do not. If anyone should be knighted it should be soldiers in the army who do a far more important job fighting for their country and risk their lives on a daily basis. Andy Murray stands on a tennis court hitting a ball from one side to the other and gets paid millions just for doing that its totally out of order. Serena Williams has won 16 Grand Slams in Singles, 13 Grand Slams in Doubles, 2 Grand Slams in Mixed Doubles and 4 Olympic Gold Medals (1 in Si ...
EXCELLENT research by our pal, Chuck Culpepper on Federer's loss at the big "W on Wacky Wednesday. CHUCK CULPEPPER June 27, 2013 GRAND DEFEAT FOR FEDERER  Seven-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer lost in the second round to 116th-ranked Sergiy Stakhovsky, his earliest Grand Slam exit in a decade. (Getty Images) The long, long, long, long run began six days after the P-P-P-Pistons finished clobbering the Lakers for the NBA title, 14 days after the Stanley Cup went to the Tampa Bay Lightning, one day after Retief Goosen won his second U.S. Open as the golfers groused about the bowling alleys of Shinnecock Hills. It began while the top 10 of men's tennis included present-day retirees Andre Agassi, Tim Henman, Carlos Moya, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Guillermo Coria, Rainer Schuettler and Andy Roddick. A promising young Rafael Nadal held down No. 46. An even younger Novak Djokovic stood at No. 327. Andy Murray held down No. 535. It began so long ago that as Roger Federer began his pre-Wimbledon press confer ...
Tennis: Former world number one and three-time Wimbledon champion Boris Becker has questioned Rafael Nadal´s future on the grass courts, as the Spaniard is finding it difficult to perform well on the fastest surface with his troubling knees.
Rafael Nadal lost in the 1st round of a Grand Slam for the first time, going down in straight sets to 135th-ranked Ste…
So basically Rafael Nadal is just a clay court player. Just 4 grand slam wins out of 26 (not French Open). Won French Open 8 times out of 9.
Rafael loses in 1st round of Grand Slam for first time beaten in straight sets at by Steve Darcis
Tennis - Wimbledon Where does latest crushing defeat leave Rafael Nadal? Was he fit enough to take to Centre Court in his Wimbledon opener? Should he have warmed up for the All England Club at another grass tournament? Why didn't he? Whose decision was it to jump straight into action in SW19 following the conclusion of the clay-court season? What are the implications of this latest set-back for his future on grass? Twice champion Rafael Nadal's stunning straight-set defeat to unheralded Steve Darcis on the first day of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships raised as many questions in the immediate aftermath of the match as it did eyebrows during it. At the same time, those eyebrows were sent soaring skywards, jaws on Centre Court dropped in the opposite direction as Nadal was bumped out of Wimbledon early for the second time in two years, following his equally shocking defeat at the hands of Lukas Rosol 12 months ago. How could this happen? Surely not even the most fervent Rafa sceptic could have seen this one ...
Rafael Nadal has now lost eight times in straight sets at a Grand Slam – the last time was to David Ferrer at the Australian …
Steve Darcis had lost in the first round in 12 of his previous 18 Grand Slam appearances before defeating Rafael Nadal.
The Spaniard was knocked out in traight sets by Belgium's Steve Darcis - ranked 135th in the world - in the first round of the Grand Slam.
WIMBLEDON 2013 Huge shock on day one as Rafael Nadal goes out.what ? I am gonna boycott the rest of the tournament :(
Wimbledon Tennis Championships begins in London Jun 24 The 127th edition of the Wimbledon Tennis Championship begins in London on Monday. The top seeds like Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova are taking part in this competition. While Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupati, Rohan Bopanna with their partners will take part in men's doubles, Sania Mirza will be playing women's doubles with her American partner Leizel Huber. The duo of Divij Sharan and Purav Raja will play their first ever Grand Slam match today. A report. The first Indian who played at the Wimbledon, was Sardar Nihal Singh in 1908. Later, Vijay Amritraj from Madras has been a regular to the Wimbledon since 1969. He had the distinction of reaching the quarter-final stage in 1973 and then again in 1981. In 1999, top seeds Leander Paes and his partner Mahesh Bhupathi created history by becoming the first Indians to win a major title at the Wimbledon. Since then Paes has lifted mixed double troph ...
  Wimbledon started today, and the six-time Grand Slam champion and Ralph Lauren ambassador Boris Becker reveals his winning predictions.   Vertu customers can access this article on their Vertu Life app, along with an exclusive range of packages available so you can enjoy the utmost hospitality and the best available seats at Wimbledon.     I expect the four top men to dominate Wimbledon again this year. But while world No1 Novak Djokovic is the favourite for any hard court event, on grass I would put my money on Andy Murray. Andy finally arrived by winning Olympic Gold and the US Open in 2012 – but it would change his life to win Wimbledon. It is the next big step but he won't have stage fright any more and he's both talented and mature enough not to let it slip away.   Roger Federer beat Murray in the 2012 final and he still has a word to say as defending champion, while Rafael Nadal has come back into some form on clay. I loved the duals between Nadal and Federer and their 2008 Wimbledon final ...
The Wimbledon 2013, 3rd Grand Slam of the year. [24 June - 07 July] My Superstar and world number 1 Novak Djokovic is seeded with Jo-Wilfred Tsonga & Jaun Martin Del Porto. Roger Federer is seeded with Andy Murray & Rafael Nadal.
Individual sports rankings have always been a confusing formula. No matter if it's golf, tennis or ping-pong, rankings put together an assortment of numbers and records to try and get the most accurate interpretation of the current state of that sport, the problem being that sometimes it can't see the forest from the trees. That is the current case with the seedings of Wimbledon. Rafael Nadal, who on June 9 won his record eighth French Open title, his first Grand Slam victory since returning from a seven-month hiatus from the sport because of a knee injury, actually dropped in the ATP rankings following his Grand Slam win. On May 27, Nadal was the fourth-ranked player in the world, and following his win, when the rankings came out on June 10, he had dropped to No. 5. I understand that rankings put together a cumulative list of records and wins and focus on the whole pie as opposed to the most recent slice, but if you are telling me your ranking system works after it drops a guy that just won a Grand Slam ...
As expected Rafael Nadal of Spain captured his eighth French Open title on Sunday, defeating his fellow countryman David Ferrer. The win gave Nadal his 12th Grand Slam title, which moved him into a tie for third place with Roy Emerson behind Roger Federer’s 17 and Pete Sampras’ 14.
Nadal seeded fifth at Wimbledon Wimbledon, England (Sports Network) - Even though he's the hottest player in men's tennis, reigning French Open champion and two-time Wimbledon titlist Rafael Nadal received only the No. 5 seed at Wimbledon 2013, which will commence Monday at the All England Club. Nadal's fifth seeding means he could meet top-seeded Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic, last year's Wimbledon runner-up and second seed Andy Murray or reigning champ and third seed Roger Federer as early as the quarterfinals at the world's only grass-court Grand Slam event.
After a long clay season dominating by Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams up next is the grass season which it means its Wimbledon the oldest Grand Slam tournament.Can Roger Federer and Serena Williams defend the title, or their will be new champion emerge and written in the history of Wimbledon. Don't forget to watch Wimbledon on Star Sports starting June 24.
Tennis Roger Federer's first title in 2013 came at a place where he's had much success. The Swiss superstar rallied past Russian Mikhail Youzhny by a 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, 6-4 margin to capture his sixth Gerry Weber Open title. In the process, Federer improved to 15-0 all-time against Youzhny. Federer lost to Rafael Nadal in his other final this year last month in Rome. He was a quarterfinal loser to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga last weekend at the French Open, but was able to turn around his season on his favorite surface. Grass has always suited Federer well. Seven of his record 17 Grand Slam titles have come on the famed lawns of Wimbledon, where he will return later this month as defending champion. Federer, who is now 6-2 in title matches in Halle, improved to 121-17 on grass. Federer previously won this tournament from 2003-06 and again in 2008. He lost to Lleyton Hewitt in the 2010 finale before falling to Tommy Haas last year. "I'm very happy. It was a great week for me and my family," said Federer, who won his 7 ...
  Rafael Nadal Roland Garros champion for the eighth time, said he never imagined he could become the first player in history to win eight times the same Grand Slam tournament. His girlfriend, the beautiful and discreet Xisca Perello, again show its elegance and discretion in the stands at center court Philippe Chatrier.   Xisca Perello, girlfriend of Rafael Nadal, enjoyed and suffered as anyone during the final matches and the semifinals of Roland Garros 2013. Xisca Perello wore during the semifinals , he faced Novak Djokovic Rafa Nadal against a white tank and printed skirt. As supplements, straw hat featuring the organization, pearl drop earrings, her watch and ring silver Bvlgary Zero that stood beside the red manicure .With her hair down, wavy and parted to the side and very discreet makeup, Xisca was more emotional than other parties and was seen shouting and gesturing giving encouragement to your partner . Two days later, during the final between Rafa Nadal and David Ferrer , Xisc ...
Rafael Nadal now owns eight French Open titles--no other player has won eight times at any Grand Slam event--and he also broke a little known but significant record by winning at least one Grand Slam event for the ninth straight year, eclipsing a mark held by Borg, Sampras and Federer:
8 Grand Slam titles! Congrats Watching you rule the court is spectacular!
Perhaps now all Roger Federer fans can agree that Rafa is at the same level or even better. The only player in history to win 8 Grand Slams from a single Grand Slam tournament. Rafael Nadal = G.O.A.T.
Current Affairs 1. World Ocean Day is observed today (8 th June). The theme for 2013 is “ Together, wehave the Power to Protect the Oceans”. World Ocean day was introduced in 1992 at Rio de Janeiro with an intention of raising awareness of people towards the importance of oceans and seas in our lives. 2. US job market has added 175,000 jobs in the month of May, which is slightly lower than the economists have predicted . Unemployment rate rose slightly to 7.6% in May compared to 7.5% in April. US jobmarket has improved a lot this year due to slow by steady US economic recovery. 3. The European Central Bank (ECB) has lowered its euro zone growth forecast again. It expects euro zone to contract by 0.6% for this year comparedto earlier prediction of 0.5% contraction . Recently, the ECB’ has kept the benchmark interest rate unchanged at 0.5%, after being cut last month. 4. Rafael Nadal defeated world number one Novak Djokovic in an epic semifinal match yesterday by a very close and hard fought game 6-4 ...
Went on Skybet and they are showing that David Ferrer is 6/1 to win the French Open final v Rafael Nadal. I know it is a head to head event but he really should be at least 100/1. It is the first grand slam final on the mens side i havent been interested in for years. If Ferrer wins with Nadal not getting injured it will be the biggest shock ever.
PARIS (AP) -- Jo-Wilfried Tsonga's hopes of ending France's 30-year wait for a men's Grand Slam champion faded with a whimper, and instead it will be two players from neighboring Spain in Sunday's French Open final between Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer.
Nadal beats Djokovic in semi. Rafael Nadal has lost just once in his 59 matches at Roland Garros - a fourth-round defeat to Sweden's Robin Soderling in 2009. Waiting for 8th grand slam.
Good luck to Rafael Nadal in the French Open tennis final. If he wins (and he looks almost a sure thing) he will be the only tennis player to win the same grand slam event 8 times - fantastic effort after the serious injuries he has had over the last couple of years
David Ferrer is in the FINAL. Tyler Anderson and I are close to collecting our $1200+. It is fitting that he is playing Rafael Nadal, my favorite player. I love Rafa but I believe it is Ferrer's turn to lift a grand slam trophy.
Nadal Overcomes Djokovic, Through to the French Open Final:- Rafael Nadal has reached his 17th Grand Slam final, well on course to becoming the first player ever to win the Roland Garros eight times. The Spaniard had one of the strongest challenges
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Rafa Fans, Unite - Nadal vs Djoko Fri June 7th 7PM at Roland Garros. Excerpt from Roland Garros Website: Djokovic certain of historic win over Nadal By Kate Battersby: If Novak Djokovic tires of tennis in the near future, maybe he should go into marketing. His words ahead of his semi-final against the seven-time champion Rafael Nadal make it clear he’s selling a big idea, to tennis and to himself. And the idea is this… not merely that he can beat the Spaniard, but that he will do so, and thus become only the second man in nine years to defeat Nadal on the Roland Garros clay. There could be no more glorious way to complete the world No.1’s career Grand Slam. "I know the game plan,” announced Djokovic. “I'm going to be confident and step into the court with self-belief. I'm going to win - that's the mindset." To Rafa Nadal - Vamos! Prove Novak to be better in marketing than tennis in the future!
World number one Novak Djokovic has reached his 12th consecutive Grand Slam semi-final when he defeated a gutsy German Tommy Haas.
Novak Djokovic advanced Wednesday to the semifinals of the only Grand Slam tournament he has yet to win, beating Tommy Haas 6-3, 7-6 (5), 7-5 at the French Open.
Defending champion Rafael Nadal has once again scratched through to the next round of the 2013 French Open as the Spaniard put up a not so impressive performance on the Suzanne Leglen Court against his rival Martin Klizan. The King of Clay wasn’t his usual self during the early part of the contest as he lost the opening set, but then the Slovakian let him off the hook as he played a poor first service game in set no.2 to offer Nadal the opening that he was looking for. From there on it was one way traffic for the 11 times Grand Slam champion raised the bar of his play and accomplished a tough four set triumph in 2 hours and 44 minutes. The former world no.1 smashed 27 winners and won 74% of the points on his first serve to win his 17th match in a row.
Rafael Nadal has won the French Open 7 times — tied for the most men’s singles titles at a single Grand Slam event in the Open Era
Uncle and coach of seven-time winner of Roland Garros, Toni Nadal Rafa tells her, returned with a bang in a very long absence. Two hours of training on Saturday with Fernando Verdasco 6-3 punctuated by a net 3-0, twenty autographs for the crowd clumped, a kiss to Amelie Mauresmo ... The thread of the beautiful story of Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros quietly resumed its course. Toni, uncle and coach, is never far away. It sets the scene at the dawn of a fortnight can allow the Spanish to be the first to award eight times the same Grand Slam. A special relationship "It's very easy to cause Rafael because it has a good education. And he is aware of its responsibilities, which is why it must be the only one never to have changed coaches. J ' I was careful to start'm cool with it now It's like when you have a son.. 12 years, it does what you say, in 18 years, but you still listen to forge his own ideas. And I do not want to impose. I remember one summer, he was still very young, he wanted to train less. I said ...
The most awaited Grand Slam of the year is here! Roland Garros. Cheering for the King of clay Courts Rafael Nadal!
The 2013 French Open begins on Sunday with Round 1 play, as the 2nd Grand Slam tennis tournament of the year takes center stage on the red clay of Roland Garros in Paris. Novak Djokovic sits in the top stop on the men's singles side, and will face Belgium's David Goffin in Round 1. The man who defeated Djokovic in last year's final to capture the 2012 French Open title, Rafael Nadal, begins the tournament ranked 3rd, and will face Germany's Daniel Brands in Round 1. Roger Federer is the tournaments number 2 seed, and Spain's David Ferrer, at number 4, round out the top 4 spots. Americans Sam Querrey and John Isner are ranked number 18 and 19 respectively. Isner faces Carlos Berlocq, of Argentina, in Round 1 while Querrey takes on Slovakia's Lukas Lacko. On the women's singles side, Serena Williams holds the number 1 spot and she faces Anna Tatishvili, of Georgia, in Round 1. Williams sister, Venus, comes into the French Open with the number 30 seed. Maria Sharapova, who won her 1st French Open championshi ...
Andy Murray's coach Ivan Lendl on Monday welcomed Rafael Nadal back from a long injury layoff, but said it was too early to judge whether the 11-time Grand Slam winner would be at his best.
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The next great rivalry? -Novak Djokovic vs. Andy Murray may not be a network executive’s dream, and it may or may not be the future of men’s tennis. But it is the final that make sense here and now. By here, I mean on the medium-paced hard courts of Melbourne. By now, I mean now that these two junior rivals who were born a week apart have reached the ripe age of 25, and the peak of their powers. Djokovic and Murray will contest their second straight Grand Slam final, and their second Australian Open Final in three years. They’re currently ranked No. 1 and No. 3, but could be 1-2 before long. They know each other well—They’ve already played 17 times as pros, seven times in 2012 alone. Djokovic leads 10-7 lifetime, and was 4-3 against Murray last year. They split their last two matches at Slams, each of which went five sets. So while you may miss Roger Federer and/or Rafael Nadal, this one should be competitive, as well as an exhibition of the best that tennis has to offer in the here and now. The ...
Yay! Federer is through to the fourth round! His 35th consecutive time entering the second week in a Grand Slam! How great is it? See below for the streak of current top players (Career best / current): 1. Novak Djokovic (15/15) 2. Roger Federer (35/35) 3. Andy Murray (12/12) 4. Rafael Nadal (13/0) ... And the women... 1. Victoria Azarenka (5/5) 2. Maria Sharapova (11/5) 3. Serena Williams (9/3) 4. Angieszka Radwanska (5/3)
Competing in his 11th successive Australian Open and 41st consecutive Grand Slam, you could excuse Spain’s David Ferrer for having slightly weary legs. However, the 30-year-old is yet to show any signs of slowing down, as he powered through his first round encounter at Australian Open 2013 with a straight-sets 6-3 6-4 6-2 victory over Belgium’s Oliver Rochus. With an impressive 76 notches on his belt, Ferrer recorded the most number of wins by any player on the ATP tour in 2012, and on the back of his success in Auckland last week, has already chalked up an impressive eight victories this season. Following the withdrawal of compatriot and current world No. 4 Rafael Nadal, Ferrer enters Australian Open 2013 as the highest-ranked Spaniard. But according to the man himself, there’s no extra focus from his home country. “Of course Rafael is more important because he is the best Spanish player in history ... but (attention-wise) there’s nothing special,” he said. “I am only focused on me, my tenn ...
Novak Djokovic wins the longest Grand Slam final in history, overcoming Rafael Nadal in an epic five-set encounter.
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TENNIS:- Rafael Nadal heads into 2013 with his career in freefall and needing to summon up the no-surrender spirit that steered him to 11 Grand Slam titles, the world No 1 spot and $50 million in prize money. The 26-year-old Spaniard hasn't played since June and on Friday announced that he will skip the 2013 Australian Open because of a stomach virus. But many in the sport believe that Nadal's lengthy battle against knee injuries, which have plagued his career and kept him off tour since his shock Wimbledon second round loss to world number 100 Lukas Rosol, remains his prime concern. "He told me he's not 100 per cent right now and wants to wait a little bit," said compatriot Nicolas Almagro, who took Nadal's place at the Abu Dhabi exhibition tournament where he had been due to make his comeback this week. "He doesn't want to play in Melbourne, it's five sets, his knee's not really good, he's not ready for that.
“Are you watching this?” That was, roughly speaking, the content of at least four text messages that I received on the afternoon of June 28th. I had briefly left my TV, and ESPN’s Wimbledon broadcast, behind to keep a doctor’s appointment. This is a risky proposition for a tennis writer in the middle of a Grand Slam; you never know when a bolt will come out of the blue, Razzano-like, and turn your working day upside down. But I thought I was in luck on this day. What surprise could possibly come out of the second-round match between Rafael Nadal and Lukas Rosol, which was up last on Centre Court? Granted, Rafa hadn’t looked good in his first-round win over Thomaz Bellucci. But after his near-perfect spring and Roland Garros title, he was still my pick to win his third Wimbledon. And Rosol, ranked No. 100 in the world, seemed to have made his road easier by knocking out Ivan Dodig, a player who had beaten Nadal the previous year. Thus I had no clue what those mysterious texts were about. It wasn ...
Rafael Nadal says Andy Murray fully deserves to be a Grand Slam champion
11-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal is expecting to play his first match against his rival World No. 3 Andy Murray
With 11 Grand Slam singles titles, 7 French Open victories, & the 2008 Olympic Gold medal, Rafael “Rafa” Nadal, like many other athletes of different sports, thoroughly enjoys cycling and uses the bike to keep physically fit and mentally sharp. Why do you ride?
In the past Roger Federer has always dominated the Grand Slam title count over Rafael Nadal. But after his 2010 performance, it would seem that
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