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Defending champion Injured Nadal crashes out of Australian Open in major upset

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Injured defending champion Rafael Nadal crashed out of the Australian Open in round two to 65th-ranked American Mackenzie McDonald in a major upset Wednesday, his worst Grand Slam result in seven years.                  The Spanish 36-year-old, who was struggling with a hip injury, …

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Djokovic eyes Wimbledon glory after Nadal pulls out

Nadal takes veiled swipe at Djokovic over quarantine complaints

Novak Djokovic is preparing for Friday’s Wimbledon semi-final against Cameron Norrie safe in the knowledge that his greatest rival Rafael Nadal no longer stands in the way of a 21st Grand Slam triumph.  The Spanish second seed was Thursday forced to pull out before his last-four match against Nick Kyrgios …

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Nadal unsure he will be fit to face Kyrgios in Wimbledon semi final

Nadal claims marathon-win over Djokovic in French Open Quarterfinals

Rafael Nadal admits he does not know whether he will be fit to face Nick Kyrgios in Friday’s Wimbledon semi-finals after an abdominal injury nearly forced him to quit against Taylor Fritz. The second seed had to take a medical time-out in the second set but battled through to win …

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Nadal claims marathon-win over Djokovic in French Open Quarterfinals

Nadal claims marathon-win over Djokovic in French Open Quarterfinals

Rafael Nadal secured his 15th semifinals appearance after edging archrival Novak Djokovic in an epic quarterfinals clash in the early hours of Wednesday. The No.5 seed won a breathtaking tiebreak in the fourth set to wrap up the victory in four hours and 12 minutes at 6-2, 4-6, 6-2, 7-6(4). …

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Djokovic, Nadal roll into last 16 at French Open 

Nadal takes veiled swipe at Djokovic over quarantine complaints

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal closed in Friday on a blockbuster clash at the French Open as both reached the last 16, while Carlos Alcaraz prepared to face the only man to beat him on clay this year. Reigning champion Djokovic and 13-time winner Nadal are on course to meet …

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Federer, Nadal set team up for Laver Cup 2022

Nadal Winenr Australian Open 2022

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are set to team up for Europe against the rest of the world in the fifth edition of the Laver Cup later this year. The announcement on Thursday comes despite uncertainty over Federer’s future in tennis following a long period of inaction after knee surgery. …

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Nadal makes history with with his 21st grand slam title at Australian Open 2022

Nadal Winenr Australian Open 2022

Rafael Nadal roared back from two sets down to win a titanic five-set duel with Daniil Medvedev and claim a record 21st Grand Slam men’s title in the Australian Open final on Sunday. The Spanish great looked dead and buried as the Russian world number two carved out a two-set …

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Nadal battles stomach pain to reach Australian Open 2022 semis

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Rafael Nadal dug deep into his immense reserves of resilience for the second match running to keep his dream of a 21st Grand Slam title alive at the Australian Open on Tuesday, as women’s top seed Ashleigh Barty powered into a semi-final against Madison Keys. The ruthless world number one …

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Nadal not blaming quarantine after Australian Open shock

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Spanish great Rafael Nadal said he wouldn’t blame quarantine or look for other excuses on Wednesday after his Grand Slam record bid was torpedoed by an inspired Stefanos Tsitsipas at the Australian Open. Nadal’s hunt for a record 21st major title ended in five sets against the Greek fifth seed, …

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Nadal pulls out of ATP Cup tie with stiff back

Nadal pulls out of ATP Cup tie with stiff back

World number two Rafael Nadal pulled out of Spain’s opening ATP Cup tie against Australia Tuesday, complaining of a stiff lower back. The 20-time Grand Slam champion was due to take the court against Australia’s top-ranked player Alex De Minaur, but opted to rest instead as he prepares for the …

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