Bold Roger Federer retirement claim made that Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will hate

That saw Federer become the first man ever to secure a century of match wins at one Grand Slam event, even despite Rafael Nadal being a 12-time winner at the French Open. And McEnroe - a seven-time Slam winner himself - believes Federer still has ...

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Thursday, July 4, 2019

Rafael Nadal edges past Nick Kyrgios in Center Court thriller

(CNN) Rafael Nadal and Nick Kyrgios played out a Wimbledon classic on Center Court, with the Spaniard coming out on top 6-3 3-6 7-6 7-6. It was a fiery affair at times as Nadal showed levels of on-court emotion rarely seen throughout his career, whipping ...
Thursday, July 4, 2019

Rafael Nadal Beats Nick Kyrgios In Circus-Like Environment To Advance At Wimbledon

That's what Rafael Nadal did against the enigmatic Nick Kyrgios during their second-round encounter Thursday at Wimbledon. The No. 3 seed and two-time champion outlasted Kyrgios, 6-3, 3-6, 7-6(5), 7-6(3), in a circus-like atmosphere on Centre Court to ...
Thursday, July 4, 2019

Roger Federer not looking at Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic in Wimbledon draw

Federer, much to the frustration of Nadal, leapfrogged his Spanish rival to become the second seed at Wimbledon. But the 20-time Grand Slam could still have to beat both Nadal and Novak Djokovic to win a ninth title at the All England Club. The Swiss star's ...
Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Rafael Nadal vs Yuichi Sugita LIVE: Wimbledon updates, Nick Kyrgios waits in second round

Rafael Nadal faces a tough bottom half of the draw at Wimbledon after being demoted to the No 3 seed. - Nadal hasn't won Wimbledon since 2010, but did take reigning champion Novak Djokovic to a five-set thriller last year in the semi-finals. - A second ...
Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Rafael Nadal vs Yuichi Sugita LIVE: Wimbledon updates, Nadal takes two set lead

Rafael Nadal faces a tough bottom half of the draw at Wimbledon after being demoted to the No 3 seed. - Nadal hasn't won Wimbledon since 2010, but did take reigning champion Novak Djokovic to a five-set thriller last year in the semi-finals. - A second ...
Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Rafael Nadal vs Yuichi Sugita, Wimbledon 2019: live score and latest updates

Nice improvisation from Nadal to return an awkward ball from tight on the baseline, and once again that wide first serve across Sugita proves so effective. Nadal moves into his looping return and thunders a volley to secure another service game in comfortable ...
Tuesday, July 2, 2019

'Only Mutual Respect': Nick Kyrgios Sets Tone for Rafael Nadal Wimbledon 2019 Blockbuster

London: Nick Kyrgios set the tone Tuesday for a Wimbledon blockbuster with bitter rival Rafael Nadal by stating: "We have mutual respect -- but that's about it." Kyrgios opened his Wimbledon campaign with a 7-6 (7/4), 3-6, 7-6 (12/10), 0-6, 6-1 win over fellow ...
Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Rafael Nadal sends message to Nick Kyrgios after setting up blockbuster Wimbledon showdown

Nadal made a shaky start to his match against Yuichi Sugita as he lost 11 points in a row in the early stages of the match. But the Spaniard fought back to break the Japanese player and then ran away with the match to win 6-3 6-1 6-3. Earlier in the day, ...
Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Rafael Nadal is a Cheat Code on Clay: Twitter Celebrates King's 12th French Open Title

Rafael Nadal won a record 12th French Open title on Sunday with an emphatic 6-3, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1 win over fourth seed Dominic Thiem to stamp his authority on the title 'King of Clay' - one that he has earned over the course of his career. With the win in Paris, ...
Sunday, June 9, 2019

Ruthless Nadal beats Thiem to win record-extending 12th French Open

Paris (CNN) With every French Open title comes another remarkable record for Rafael Nadal. When Nadal beat a weary Dominic Thiem 6-3 5-7 6-1 6-1 on the court he has owned since a teen, the Spaniard became the first player to ever win the same grand ...
Sunday, June 9, 2019

French Open: Rafael Nadal closes Grand Slam gap to Roger Federer, three clear of Djokovic

Nadal overcame a spirited effort from Thiem to win 6-3 5-7 6-1 6-1 on Court Philippe-Chatrier. It was his 93rd career win at the tournament and it is now the most titles won at a single event. Federer has had a stranglehold over the all-time list for several years ...
Sunday, June 9, 2019

Rafael Nadal wins remarkable 12th French Open title after four set Dominic Thiem victory

FOURTH SET (*denotes server). *NADAL 6-3 5-7 6-1 6-1 THIEM. Nadal ace, 15-0. Thiem backhand long, 30-0. Nadal long with a forehand, 30-15. Thiem backhand long, 40-15. Nadal forehand long, 40-30. Thiem forehand return long, GAME. SET. MATCH.
Sunday, June 9, 2019

Rafael Nadal vs Dominic Thiem Live Streaming: French Open 2019 Final Broadcast

Beating Rafael Nadal on clay is the ultimate challenge, but that may have already become mission impossible for his opponent Dominic Thiem, even before Sunday's French Open final gets underway. Seeking a record-extending 12th title at Roland Garros, ...
Sunday, June 9, 2019

GOAT on Clay: Rafael Nadal Lifts Record 12th French Open Title After Beating Dominic Thiem

Paris: Rafael Nadal swept to an historic 12th Roland Garros title and 18th Grand Slam crown on Sunday with a 6-3, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1 victory over Austria's Dominic Thiem. The 33-year-old Spaniard becomes the first player, man or woman, to win the same Slam 12 ...
Sunday, June 9, 2019

Rafael Nadal beats Dominic Thiem to win 12th French Open title

Rafael Nadal blew through the final of the French Open like a hurricane on Sunday, idling briefly to give Dominic Thiem false hope, before winning his 12th championship, one of the most remarkable records in sport and unlikely ever to be matched.
Sunday, June 9, 2019

93-2: Rafael Nadal French Open Legend Grows With 12th Title in Paris

Nadal has Wimbledon crowns in 2008 and 2010, an Australian Open title in 2009 and completed the career Grand Slam in 2010 by defeating Djokovic in the US Open final, becoming the youngest in the Open era to complete the four-event career sweep.
Sunday, June 9, 2019

Rafael Nadal sweeps to 12th French Open and 18th Grand Slam title

PARIS: Rafael Nadal gave ownership a new meaning at the French Open on Sunday. The Spaniard's address reads: No.12, Roland Garros, Boulevard d'Auteuil, Paris. And that fortress of a Grand Slam record will take some scaling. No player or athlete has ...
Sunday, June 9, 2019

Roger Federer gives Rafael Nadal advice to Casper Ruud after French Open win

Federer faced Ruud for the first time on Friday in the third round of the French Open and beat the young Norwegian 6-3 6-1 7-6 to book a spot in the last 16. Ruud has had a breakthrough year entering the top 100 in the ATP rankings and playing his first ...
Friday, May 31, 2019

French Open 2019: Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal target quarterfinals; Britain's Johanna Konta looks to continue ...

Paris: Roger Federer and 11-time champion Rafael Nadal target the French Open quarter-finals when they take on Argentinians Leonardo Mayer and Juan Ignacio Londero respectively on Sunday, while Britain's Johanna Konta looks to continue her surprise ...
Friday, May 31, 2019

French Open order of play DAY 8: Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer in Roland Garros action

Rafael Nadal returns to centre-court action at Roland Garros and faces Juan Ignacio Londero as he looks to take another step closer to a 12th French Open title. Nadal has seen off two German qualifiers in Yannick Hanfmann and Yannick Maden and beat ...
Friday, May 31, 2019

French Open: Rafael Nadal survives David Goffin scare to reach Round 4

Defending champion Rafael Nadal dropped his first set at this year's French Open but stayed firmly on course for title number 12 with a 6-1 6-3 4-6 6-3 defeat of David Goffin on Friday. Nadal began at a frightening pace and dropped one point on serve in the ...
Friday, May 31, 2019

French Open: Mats Wilander tells Roger Federer of Rafael Nadal worry

Federer has won 20 Grand Slam titles, three more than Nadal and five greater than Novak Djokovic. All three players are hoping to add to their collection at the French Open over the next week. However, if Nadal wins a record-extending 12th title at Roland ...
Friday, May 31, 2019

French Open: Roger Federer catches fire while Rafael Nadal survives stutter

Roger Federer, who gives the illusion of making time stop, is enjoying his return to Paris after an absence of four years, as any 37-year-old tennis genius would, and he confirmed on day six he is still dangerous going into the second week for the 14th time in ...
Friday, May 31, 2019

Rafael Nadal vs David Goffin FREE live stream: How to watch French Open 2019 at NO COST

Rafael Nadal left German qualifier Yannick Maden no hope as he booked his ticket for the third round of the French Open in ruthless fashion with a 6-1 6-2 6-4 victory. The defending champion, chasing a record-extending 12th title at Roland Garros, sailed ...
Friday, May 31, 2019

Roland Garros: Rafael Nadal Sees Off David Goffin, Stefanos Tsitsipas Stopped Due to Darkness

Paris: Reigning champion Nadal survived a blip to continue his bid for a record-extending 12th French Open title with a four-set win over David Goffin, ten years to the day since his shock 2009 exit to Robin Soderling. The 17-time Grand Slam winner bounced ...
Friday, May 31, 2019

French Open 2019: 'Incredible, fantastic', says Rafael Nadal after demolishing David Goffin

It had looked like the tennis equivalent of a heavyweight boxer taking on a lightweight, but the silky Goffin punched a few dents in Nadal's guard in the third set and delighted the crowd by extending the contest into the evening sunshine when he broke Nadal's ...
Friday, May 31, 2019

Rafael Nadal makes 'unbelievable' claim after beating David Goffin at French Open

Rafael Nadal needed four sets to beat Goffin 6-1, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3, on Friday on Court Philippe-Chatrier. The Spaniard's victory will now set up a last 16 clash against Argentine Juan Ignacio Londero as Nadal seeks to win his 18th Grand Slam of his career. Nadal ...
Friday, May 31, 2019

Rafael Nadal confirms head injury after French Open camera accident

As he walked onto Court Philippe Chatrier on Monday for his clash with Yannick Hanfmann, Nadal was hit on the head by a moving overhead camera. The bang on the head clearly hurt the Spaniard who turned around in frustration before walking to his chair.
Friday, May 31, 2019

French Open: Rafael Nadal fans fume as Roger Federer picked to play on Philippe Chatrier

Federer and Nadal opened their French Open campaigns on the newly renovated Court Philippe Chatrier on Sunday and Monday respectively. But for their second round matches on Wednesday, French Open officials have opted to separate them again and ...
Monday, May 27, 2019

Roger Federer: French Open expert reveals key to Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal upset hopes

That's according to tennis expert Simon Briggs. Roger Federer earned a straight sets win over Italy's Lorenzo Sonego in his first Roland Garros match since 2015 on Sunday. The Swiss icon won 6-2, 6-4, 6-4 in what was his first clay-court contest on the ATP ...
Monday, May 27, 2019

Rafael Nadal sends ominous Monte Carlo message to rivals with ruthless Bautista Agut win

Nadal hadn't played a match since last month when he broke down with a knee injury but he showed no sign of those issues as he raced into a 5-0 lead in the first set. Bautista Agut did eventually get on the board but Nadal took the opening set and broke his ...
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Rafael Nadal still feels pain but no limitations as he returns to favoured clay in Monte Carlo

It was a comfortable afternoon's work for Rafael Nadal as he returned from his latest knee issue and while he may still feel pain in the problem area, he certainly didn't show any signs of limitation. The 32-year-old has won 11 of his 17 Grand Slam titles on a ...
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Roger Federer talks facing Rafael Nadal after injury scare - 'There's a lot on the line'

Federer defeated Hubert Hurkacz 6-4 6-4 in the quarter-finals yesterday and saw his showdown with Nadal secured after the Spaniard beat Karen Khachanov. Rafael Nadal was left contemplating another knee injury after suffering a flare-up of tendinitis ...
Saturday, March 16, 2019

Rafael Nadal delivers response to Roger Federer question - is this a retirement hint?

Nadal edged past Karen Khachanov 7-6 7-6 in the quarter-finals of the Indian Wells Masters but suffered painful knee tendinitis during the match. The 32-year-old is hoping to be fit for the semi-final showdown with Federer later today, with play expected to ...
Saturday, March 16, 2019

Roger Federer makes Novak Djokovic admission ahead of Rafael Nadal showdown

You can't just copy and paste and play exactly the same thing again. “He's at a higher level than he was at the Australian Open… especially in a place like Indian Wells, where he feels comfortable, he's clearly very tough to play.” Federer and Nadal have been ...
Saturday, March 16, 2019

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal to meet for the first time in two years at Indian Wells semi-final

With the last-four clash taking place on Saturday, there must be a question mark over whether Nadal will be fit enough even to start the match, and certainly whether he will be able to bring his best against Federer. Assuming he does take to the court, Nadal ...
Saturday, March 16, 2019

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal proved me wrong after I spoke about them - Boris Becker

Federer and Nadal are set to renew their rivalry in the semi-finals at the Indian Wells Masters later today, with play expected to start around 19:20. Federer holds the all-time record for most Grand Slam titles with 20, although Nadal is only three behind on 17.
Saturday, March 16, 2019

Nadal, Federer set up showdown

Rafael Nadal withstood the challenge of Russian Karen Khachanov to set up a blockbuster semifinal with Roger Federer at the ATP Indian Wells Masters despite a flare-up of right knee trouble that required mid-match treatment. World No. 2 Nadal, the highest ...
Saturday, March 16, 2019

Rafael Nadal: Spaniard did THIS in warm up before withdrawing from Roger Federer clash

Rafael Nadal, who struggled with a knee injury during his win over Karen Khachanov yesterday, had admitted he may not be fit to face Federer in the semi-finals. The Spaniard turned up to practice in California without any strapping or support on his joint.
Saturday, March 16, 2019

Indian Wells: Rafael Nadal withdraws from semi-final vs Roger Federer with knee injury

Rafael Nadal withdrew of the BNP Paribas Open due to a right knee injury on Saturday, shortly before his the semi-final match against Roger Federer. It would have been the first meeting between the pair since 2017. Spaniard Nadal had required treatment ...
Saturday, March 16, 2019

Indian Wells: Rafael Nadal withdraws from Roger Federer semi-final with knee injury

Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from his Indian Wells semi-final against Roger Federer with a right knee injury. The world number two received treatment to the knee during his gruelling quarter-final win over Russia's Karen Khachanov on Friday. The Spaniard ...
Saturday, March 16, 2019

Rafael Nadal pulls out with injury before Roger Federer semi-final at Indian Wells

Rafael Nadal withdrew from the BNP Paribas Open on Saturday, done in once again by a knee injury. He had been set to play longtime rival Roger Federer in the semi-finals. A somber Nadal announced his withdrawal a couple hours before he was ...
Saturday, March 16, 2019

Rafael Nadal OUT of Roger Federer clash at Indian Wells - injury decision revealed

Rafael Nadal picked up a knee injury during his quarter-final win over Karen Khachanov on Friday night. But he was seen training today without any strapping on his injured joint. But Indian Wells confirmed the Spaniard has pulled out of the tournament, and ...
Saturday, March 16, 2019

Rafael Nadal Exits, Giving Roger Federer a Day Off and a Final With Dominic Thiem

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — The undercard became the main event at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on Saturday. The crowd arrived eager to watch Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal renew their rivalry, a few fans having paid dearly to secure a final-hour ticket ...
Saturday, March 16, 2019

Indian Wells: Rafael Nadal withdraws from Roger Federer semi-final

Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from his Indian Wells semi-final against Roger Federer with a right knee injury. The world number two received treatment to the knee during his gruelling quarter-final win over Russia's Karen Khachanov on Friday. The Spaniard ...
Saturday, March 16, 2019

First retirement or walkover in the Fedal saga: Twitter reacts as Nadal pulls out of Federer clash

A dejected Rafael Nadal pulled out of his Indian Wells semi-final against old foe Roger Federer on Saturday with a right knee injury. The Spanish superstar, who has battled knee tendinitis and other injuries throughout his career, confirmed he won't compete ...
Saturday, March 16, 2019

Indian Wells: Rafael Nadal pulls out with injury before semi-final against Roger Federer

Rafael Nadal withdrew from the Indian Wells tournament on Saturday with a knee injury, shortly before his eagerly-awaited semi-final clash with great rival Roger Federer. Federer, bidding for his 101st career title and a record sixth Indian Wells crown, ...
Saturday, March 16, 2019

Rafael Nadal casts doubt over Roger Federer meeting after latest knee injury

Rafael Nadal is unsure if he will be fit to take on Roger Federer in the semi-finals at Indian Wells on Saturday after struggling with a knee problem in his quarter-final win over Karen Khachanov. The 32-year-old required treatment on his right knee during the ...
Saturday, March 16, 2019

Data check: The Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal rivalry by the numbers

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will meet for the 39th time on Saturday when they clash in the semi-finals at the ATP Indian Wells Masters. Federer trails Nadal in their head-to-head series, 23-15, but he's won their last five meetings and that adds a nice twist ...
Saturday, March 16, 2019

Why Rafa's Return On Hard Is Still Impressive

How much better is Rafael Nadal, who seeks his fourth title at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells this week, on clay courts over hard courts? With the hard-court Miami Open presented by Itau and the clay-court Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters looming large in ...
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Rafael Nadal reaches Indian Wells quarter-finals with classy win over Filip Krajinovic

Nadal made the perfect start to the match as he raced into a 3-0 lead and though Krajinovic broke back, the world No 2 broke straight back and won the set 6-3. In the second set, the Spaniard was virtually untouchable on his own serve and he broke ...
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Rafael Nadal cruises again at BNP; so far a table leg has been his toughest opponent

Rafael Nadal has had little trouble with his opponents so far at the BNP Paribas Open. The table in the media room? That's another question. Nadal, who dispatched Filip Krajinovic 6-3, 6-4 on Wednesday to advance to the quarterfinals, was in the middle of ...
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

ATP Indian Wells: Rafael Nadal downs Filip Krajinovic to reach quarters

The world no. 2 and three-time Indian Wells champion Rafael Nadal is through to the quarter-final in the desert for the first time since 2016, defeating a qualifier Filip Krajinovic 6-3, 6-4 in an hour and 26 minutes. This was the tenth win of the season for the ...
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Rafael Nadal LIVE STREAM: How to watch Mexican Open first round match vs ...

Nadal will play his first match since losing in the Australian Open final to Novak Djokovic. The Spaniard is spent time recuperating at his base in Mallorca before traveling to Mexico last week to open a new tennis centre in an exclusive resort of Cancun.
Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Mexico Open: Rafael Nadal wins on return in Acapulco

There were signs of rust in Acapulco but Nadal - whose two Mexican Open titles came when the ATP 500 tournament was held on clay - was too good for Zverev 6-3 6-3 on Wednesday. Top seed Nadal advanced in one hour, 21 minutes as he set up a ...
Wednesday, February 27, 2019

ATP Acapulco: Rafael Nadal makes a winning return to set Nick Kyrgios clash

Fourteen years after he won the first title there, two two-time Acapulco champion and the world no. 2 Rafael Nadal is back in action for the first time since that Australian Open final loss. Rafa has earned his 925th ATP win following a solid 6-3, 6-3 ...
Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Rafael Nadal makes hand injury admission after Mischa Zverev win at Mexican Open

The 32-year-old admitted in a press conference to preview the ATP 500 event that he had been struggling with his hand which meant he could not train. The 17-time Grand Slam champion put the issue down to a “bad movement” made while he was practicing ...
Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Rafael Nadal beats Stefanos Tsitsipas to reach Australian Open final

(CNN) Lightning did not strike twice in Melbourne. After conquering defending champion Roger Federer, 20-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas could not see off two greats within a week as he was comfortably beaten by a superb Rafael Nadal, who will now compete ...
Thursday, January 24, 2019

All Hail The Rafael Nadal Banana Shot

Rafael Nadal gored YouTuber Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-2, 6-4, 6-0 today. Their Australian Open semifinal match took just 1:46, but in that span the winner erected a monument to one of tennis's historic shots: the Rafa banana forehand. Above is as pristine a ...
Thursday, January 24, 2019

Rafael Nadal claims record-extending 11th French Open title

The 24-year-old, who fought to the finish, even when outplayed, had watched Nadal win his first Roland Garros title in 2005 on television. He was 11-years-old. "For me to be here and play a final against Rafa is a dream. What Nadal has achieved here is ...
Sunday, June 10, 2018

Rafael Nadal wins 11th French Open despite late injury scare

PARIS: Rafael Nadal claimed an 11th French Open title today with a 6-4 6-3 6-2 demolition of Dominic Thiem despite a worrying injury scare in the closing stages of the final. The 32-year-old world number one now has 17 Grand Slam titles, just three ...
Sunday, June 10, 2018