Tag Archives: Rafael Nadal

Aussie Open Day 5: Dimitrov, Edmund through to fourth round


World number one Raphael Nadal breezed into the last 16 of the competition with a comfortable 6-1, 6-3, 6-1 victory over 28th seed Damir  Dzumhur in just under 2 hours. He will meet Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman next round. Grigor Dimitrov came through a tough match against 30th seed Andrey Rublev to progress to the Australian Open fourth round 6-3 4-6 6-4 ...

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ATP Finals: Rafael Nadal ends season after defeat by David Goffin

David Goffin returned to the O2 after playing one match against Novak Djokovic last year (Image credit: Getty Images)

World number one Rafael Nadal pulled out of the ATP Finals and brought an end to his season after defeat by Belgian seventh seed David Goffin in his opening round-robin match. Nadal said before the tournament his knee was “not perfect” but fought hard before losing 7-6 (7-5) 6-7 (4-7) 6-4. The Spaniard, 31, described it as a “miracle” that he took ...

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ATP World Tour Finals: Rafael Nadal to play Goffin; Roger Federer opens against Sock

Rafael Nadal has never won the ATP World Tour Finals (Image credit: Getty Images)

World number one Rafael Nadal will play David Goffin in his opening ATP Finals match on Monday. Spaniard Nadal has been grouped with Belgium’s Goffin, Dominic Thiem of Austria and Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov. The first group begins on Sunday, with six-time Swiss winner Roger Federer playing Jack Sock of the USA, and Germany’s Alexander Zverev against Czech Wimbledon finalist Marin ...

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Paris Masters: Rafael Nadal moves into quarter-finals

Nadal's French Open and US Open titles in 2017 took his Grand Slam total to 16 overall (Image credit: Getty Images)

Rafael Nadal moved into the Paris Masters quarter-finals by beating Uruguay’s world number 36 Pablo Cuevas. Spaniard Nadal, 31, beat his 31-year-old opponent 6-3 6-7 (5-7) 6-3 and faces Serbian qualifier Filip Krajinovic, 25, in the last eight. Nadal’s second-round win over Hyeon Chung on Wednesday ensured he will end 2017 as world number one. Earlier on Thursday, David Goffin became ...

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US Open 2016: Lucas Pouille beats Rafael Nadal in five sets

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France’s Lucas Pouille claimed the biggest win of his career as he beat two-time champion Rafael Nadal in a sensational US Open last-16 match. The 22-year-old recovered from a break down in the fifth before converting his fourth match point in the tie-break to win 6-1 2-6 6-4 3-6 7-6 (8-6). “It took everything. I could not dream better than ...

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Nadal out of Wimbledon


Rafael Nadal will miss this summer’s Wimbledon because of a wrist injury. The Spaniard had to withdraw from the French Open after sustaining the injury in a second-round match. A statement said Nadal’s left wrist will continue to be ‘immobilised’ for two weeks. “After that the player will start an anti inflammatory rehabilitation and physiotherapy based treatment once the cast is ...

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Rafa Nadal pulls out of French Open because of injury


Rafa Nadal has pulled out of the French Open because of a wrist injury.  Nadal, who had booked his place in the third round, was aiming to win an unprecedented tenth title at Roland Garros. But he has been forced to abandon his challenge, with his left wrist – his racket hand – the problem. The fourth seed said: “I ...

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