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Tag: Rafael Nadal

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Rafael Nadal Wins Record 21st Grand Slam Title, Beats Daniil Medvedev In Australian Open Final

Rafael Nadal Wins Record 21st Grand Slam Title, Beats Daniil Medvedev In Australian Open Final

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Nadal Beats Medvedev To Win Australian Open And 21st Grand Slam Title
Nadal Beats Medvedev To Win Australian Open And 21st Grand Slam Title

Nadal now leads Medvedev 4-1 in their ATP Head2Head series, with this their second meeting in a Grand Slam final. At the US Open in 2019, Medvedev rallied from two-sets-to-love down before Nadal prevailed in the decider in a Flushing Meadows epic.

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Australian Open: Medvedev Soars Into Final After Beating Tsitsipas, Sets Nadal Showdown

Showcasing his champion mentality, World No 2 Daniil Medvedev stepped up and delivered under pressure once again, beating fourth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas to reach the 2022 Australian Open men's singles final, here on Friday.

Djokovic beats Nadal to enter French Open final
French Open: Novak Djokovic Shakes The Order, Beats Rafael Nadal To Enter Final

Novak Djokovic dashed Rafael Nadal's hopes of winning a record 21st Grand Slam title and his 14th French Open after the world No. 1 overcame the Spaniard 3-6, 6-3, 7-6(4), 6-2 in a four-hour-22-minute semi-final that was replete with moments of brilliance as well as errors.

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Rafael Nadal Beats Novak Djokovic For 10th Rome Open Title

World No. 3 Spaniard Rafael Nadal on Sunday won his 10th Italian Open title, after overcoming a second set comeback from No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the final to triumph 7-5, 1-6, 6-3 in two hours and 50 minutes.

Aus Open: Nadal Loses To Tsitsipas In Quarter Final

Melbourne: World No.2 Rafael Nadal on Wednesday fell to fifth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open in a five-set thriller that stretched to over four hours. Tsitsipas fought back from two sets down to beat Nadal 3-6, 2-6, 7-6 (4), 6-4, 7-5 at the Rod Laver Arena. This was […]

French Open: 'King Of Clay' Rafael Nadal Shares Special Moments In Roland Garros

Paris: Rafael Nadal continued his marauding run at the French Open with a record-extending 13th title win on Sunday. He beat arch-rival and world no.1 Novak Djokovic 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 and the victory took him level with Roger Federer’s record of 20 Grand Slam wins, the most for any male singles player. Nadal, however, said […]

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Nadal Equals Federer's Grand Slam Record With 13th French Open Title

Paris: Rafael Nadal on Sunday won a record-extending 13th French Open title after beating his rival and world No.1 Novak Djokovic 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 in the final. This is Nadal’s 20th Grand Slam title that equals Roger Federer’s record for most major wins for a male singles player. This was also his 100th win at the […]

French Open 2020: Polish Teen Iga Swiatek Secures Maiden Grand Slam Title

Paris: Polish teenager Iga Swiatek (19) completed her incredible run at the French Open on Saturday by winning the title after brushing aside American Sofia Kenin 6-4, 6-1 in the final. At 19, she is the youngest to win the clay court Grand Slam since 12-time men’s singles champion Rafael Nadal won his first title […]

Australian Open: Thiem Beats Nadal To Reach Semis

Melbourne: Twenty-six-year-old Dominic Thiem on Wednesday reached his first Australian Open semi-final after beating world no.1 and 19-time Grand Slam winner Rafael Nadal at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne. He will now face German world no. 7 Alexander Zverev in the semi-final, who had beaten Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka earlier in the day. In women’s […]

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Australian Open: Nadal Stopped By Security Official; Watch Video

Melbourne: World No. 1 Rafael Nadal was stopped at a checkpoint by a security person who asked the 19-time Grand Slam winner to show his accreditation. Nadal was training outside and not carrying his accreditation and it needed a colleague of the security official to intervene and familiarise his colleague with the great Spaniard. Nadal […]

Nadal beats Medvedev in marathon match to win US Open

New York: Spanish ace Rafael Nadal has won the US Open for the fourth time, slogging through a marathon five-set thriller against Russia’s Daniil Medvedev in the men’s singles final. Nadal outlasted Medvedev 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4 in four hours and 49 minutes in front of an electric Arthur Ashe Stadium on Sunday, surviving […]

Nadal, Medvedev In US Open Final Blockbuster

New York: Three-time champion Rafael Nadal advanced to his fifth US Open final with a convincing win over 24th seed Italian challenger Matteo Berrettini at the Flushing Meadows. On Friday, Nadal wore down the first-time semifinalist 7-6, 6-4, 6-1 under the lights of Arthur Ashe Stadium and sprinted into the final on Sunday where he […]

Federer Gets Past Nadal, To Meet Djokovic In Wimbledon Final

London: Swiss ace Roger Federer got the better of long time rival and fellow great Rafael Nadal on Friday to zoom into Sunday’s Wimbledon final where he will take on Novak Djokovic. It was a hard fought battle between the two decorated rivals who share 38 Grand Slam titles between them. It was their 40th […]

Nadal crushes Federer to reach 12th French Open final

Paris: Rafael Nadal reached the French Open final for the third time in a row, and a record extending 12th overall, with a straight set win over arch-rival Roger Federer, here on Friday. The Spaniard beat the Swiss legend 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 at the Philippe-Chatrier Court in the 39th meeting between the two stalwarts. While […]

Djokovic outsmarts Tsitsipas to clinch third Madrid title

Madrid: Serbian tennis superstar Novak Djokovic defeated Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3, 6-4 in the Madrid Open final, claiming his third title at the clay-court event and 33rd ATP Masters 1000 crown. “These are the best tournaments, biggest tournaments we have in our sport, in the ATP, of course alongside the Grand Slams,” Efe news quoted […]

Madrid Open: Thiem knocks out Federer, Nadal enters semi-finals

Madrid: Dominic Thiem stunned Roger Federer in the quarter-finals with a 3-6, 7-6 (11), 6-4 win in the ongoing Mutua Madrid Open on Friday. The world number five from Australia defeated the 37-year-old Swiss player in a match that lasted for two hours and 11 minutes. He will now play the semi-finals against world number […]

It's Federer vs Nadal in Indian Wells semi final

Indian Wells (California): Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, arguably the two greatest men’s tennis players of all time, have set up a dream semi-final at the BNP Paribas Open with straight-set victories. In the day’s first quarter-final on Friday, Federer quickly seized control of his match against Hubert Hurkacz by breaking the 67th-ranked Pole’s serve […]

Nadal powers past Berdych into Australian Open quarterfinals

Melbourne: Rafael Nadal pounded former Australian Open semi-finalist Tomas Berdych 6-0, 6-1, 7-6(4) on Sunday to book his place in the Australian Open quarterfinals for the 11th time. The 2009 champion was at his aggressive best and claimed the first nine games of the match against the World No 57, reports Efe news. He dominated […]

Rafael Nadal defeats Duckworth in straight sets at Australian Open

Melbourne: Spain’s Rafael Nadal defeated Australian wild card entry James Duckworth 6-4, 6-3, 7-5, in the first round of the Australian Open here on Monday. Nadal, who won the title in 2009, completed the match against the 238th-ranked Duckworth, four months after his last official match against Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro in last year’s […]

Nadal holds top spot in ATP rankings, Djokovic in 2nd

Madrid: Spain’s Rafael Nadal maintained the top spot of men’s Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world singles rankings released on Monday with 7,660 points. Serbia’s Novak Djokovic climbed one spot up to the second, after claiming the Shanghai Masters title for the fourth time in a row on Sunday, only 215 points away from Nadal’s […]

Nadal stays on top of ATP rankings

Madrid: Spain’s Rafael Nadal remained in the number one spot in the men’s Association of Tennis Professionals world singles rankings released on Monday with 8,760 points. Switzerland’s Roger Federer came in second in this week’s top 10, ahead of Serbia’s Novak Djokovic, reports Efe. Further down the rankings, Yoshihito Nishioka of Japan rocketed 76 spots […]

Nadal maintains ATP rankings top spot

Madrid: Spain’s Rafael Nadal maintained the No. 1 spot in the men’s Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world singles rankings released on Monday with 8,760 points, ahead of Switzerland’s Roger Federer. The Spaniard continued to lead the rankings despite his forced retirement at the US Open over a knee injury, which also made him miss […]

Nadal maintains 1st spot in ATP rankings

Madrid: Spain’s Rafael Nadal continued to lead the men’s Association of Tennis Professionals world singles rankings released on Monday with 9,310 average points, ahead of Switzerland’s Roger Federer. Top-10 players are holding on to their positions except for South Africa’s Kevin Anderson who dropped to the sixth, elevating Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov to the fifth spot, […]

Nadal stays atop ATP rankings

Madrid: Spain’s Rafael Nadal remained in the number one spot in the men’s Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world singles rankings released on Monday. Nadal has 9,310 points, while Switzerland’s Roger Federer maintained his second place in this week’s top 10 that witnessed no changes, ahead of Germany’s Alexander Zverev, reports Efe. Further down the […]

Paris honours Nadal after his 11th French Open victory

Paris: The city of Paris paid tribute to Spanish tennis great Rafael Nadal on Monday, a day after he won his record-extending 11th French Open title. Hours after thrashing Austria’s Dominic Thiem in straight sets, Nadal was playfully quizzed by Paris Mayor Anne Higaldo about a potential 12th French Open title, reports Efe. Nadal replied […]

Nadal clinches 11th French Open title

Paris: Rafael Nadal of Spain powered past Austrian Dominic Thiem in straight sets to clinch his record-extending 11th men’s singles title at the French Open tennis championships here on Sunday. Following his 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 victory, Nadal became the second player in history to have won 11 singles titles at any Grand Slam event after […]

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Federer back as No.1 in ATP rankings

Madrid: Switzerland’s Roger Federer took back the No. 1 spot in the men’s Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world singles rankings released on Monday after being second to Spain’s Rafael Nadal for six weeks. Nadal dropped to second place after being defeated in the Madrid Open quarter-finals by Dominic Thiem of Austria 7-5, 6-3 on […]

Nadal earns 11th Barcelona Open title as he crushes Tsitsipas

Barcelona: World No. 1 Rafael Nadal of Spain earned his 11th Barcelona Open tennis title on Sunday as he crushed the rising Greek star Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-2, 6-1. Nadal, who won his 11th Monte-Carlo Masters title last Sunday, extended his clay court winning streak to an Open Era record of 46 straight sets, while sealing […]

Rafael Nadal routs David Goffin, reaches Barcelona Open final

Barcelona: Spanish tennis great Rafael Nadal, ranked number one in the world, has ruthlessly routed Belgium’s David Goffin 6-4, 6-0 to reach his 11th final of the Barcelona Open, an ATP World Tour 500 clay-court tournament. Nadal, who has never lost a Barcelona Open final, will square off against Greek rising star Stefanos Tsitsipas, who […]

Nadal to miss Indian Wells, Miami due to lingering hip injury

Madrid:Spain’s tennis great Rafael Nadal has announced that his lingering hip injury will prevent him from playing in this month’s Indian Wells Masters and Miami Open tournaments, adding that his goal is to recover in time for the clay-court season. “Unfortunately, the injury I suffered in Acapulco before starting the tournament is in the same […]

Nadal defeats Schwartzman, to face Cilic in Australian Open quarters

Melbourne: Spain’s Rafael Nadal on Sunday defeated Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman 6-3, 6-7 (4-7), 6-3, 6-3, clinching a place in the Australian Open quarterfinals. During three hour and 51 minute match, both players faced 18 break points but world No. 1 Nadal managed to save 15 and to convert seven, reports Efe. “That’s confidence for myself […]

Nadal wins damages over doping claim

Paris: A Paris court has ordered former French Sports Minister Roselyne Bachelot to pay $14,000 to tennis star Rafael Nadal over a doping allegation. Nadal sued her for damages, saying her comments were harmful to his image. He had sought 100,000 euros ($117,798.27) in damages. The world number one said he would donate the compensation […]

Nadal secures world No.1 until year end

Paris: Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal got the better of South Korean Hyeon Chung 7-5, 6-4 to advance into the Paris Masters third round. With the win here on Wednesday evening, Nadal secures the ATP ranking’s top spot until the end of the year for the first time since 2013. Nadal’s top ranking comes after […]

Nadal pulls out of Swiss Indoors Basel tournament

Madrid: Spanish World No.1 Rafael Nadal said he was pulling out of the Swiss Indoors Basel, an ATP 500 event that starts next week. “I sadly announce that I have to pull out of the Swiss Indoors Basel, after seeing my doctor in Spain just after landing from Shanghai,” Nadal said on his Facebook page, […]

Federer beats Nadal, snatches Shanghai Masters title

Shanghai (China): Roger Federer defeated World No.1 Rafael Nadal to win the Shanghai Rolex Masters title here on Sunday. Second-seed Federer took 71 minutes to claim a 6-4, 6-3 victory over the Spaniard, who made errors and looked physically exhausted, reports Efe. “It was a very difficult match for me,” Nadal said afterwards. “He played […]

Nadal maintains No.1 spot in ATP rankings

Madrid: Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal held on to the top spot in the men’s Association of Tennis Professionals world singles rankings released on Monday. Nadal, 16-time Grand Slam champion, led the rankings ahead of Switzerland’s Roger Federer, while the United Kingdom’s Andy Murray came in third, reports Efe. There were no changes in this week’s […]

Nadal continues to top ATP rankings after claiming US Open title

Madrid: Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal remained in the number one spot in the men’s Association of Tennis Professionals world singles rankings released on Monday. Nadal, 16-time Grand Slam champion, on Sunday won his third US Open title with a dominating 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 victory over big-serving South African Kevin Anderson, reports Efe news agency. Switzerland’s […]

Nadal wins the US open to clinch his 16th Major title

Bhubaneswar/New York: World number 1 tennis player Rafael Nadal beat Kevin Anderson at the US Open to clinch his second grand slam of the year and 16th of his career. Nadal, whose resurgence after repeated periods of injury laybacks defied all odds to claim the title by beating Anderson of South Africa, 6-3, 6-3, 6-4, […]

Nadal enters US Open final

New York:  Spanish star Rafael Nadal qualified for the men’s singles final at the US Open tennis tournament with a hard fought victory over Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina here. The current World No.1 had to fight hard before winning 4-6, 6-0, 6-3, 6-2 in a semi-final match that lasted for two hours and […]