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Rafael Nadal invites the ITF to publish his drug test results

Rafael Nadal has won 14 Grand Slam titles (Image credit: Reuters)

World number five Rafael Nadal has invited the International Tennis Federation to publish the results of all of his drugs tests. The Spaniard is suing former French government minister Roselyne Bachelot, who accused him of doping. In a letter to the ITF, he said people should not “speak without evidence”. The 29-year-old added: “Please make all my information public, my ...

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Rafael Nadal equals clay-court title record after Barcelona Open win

Nine of Rafael Nadal's 14 Grand Slam titles have come at the French Open (Image credit: AP)

Rafael Nadal has equalled Guillermo Vilas’ record of 49 clay-court titles by beating Japan’s Kei Nishikori 6-4 7-5 in the final of the Barcelona Open. The 29-year-old Spaniard, who won the Monte Carlo Masters last week, has now won his opening 10 matches of the European clay-court season. Nishikori won this event in 2014 and 2015 but was left to ...

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Rafael Nadal wins ninth Monte Carlo Masters title

Rafael Nadal was playing in his 100th ATP World Tour final

Former world number one Rafael Nadal claimed a ninth Monte Carlo Masters title with victory over Gael Monfils. Nadal, who beat Andy Murray in the last four, won 7-5 5-7 6-0, his 68th victory from 100 finals on the ATP World Tour. “It has been a very important week,” said the Spaniard, 29. “The victory confirms that I am better.” ...

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Rafael Nadal ‘not scared’ of Zika virus

Nadal has won 14 Grand Slam singles titles (Image credit: Getty Images)

Former world number one Rafael Nadal said he is “not scared” of the Zika virus before this week’s Rio Open. The top seed and his fellow Spaniard David Ferrer claimed they were confident all was being done to control the mosquitoes that spread the virus. Number two seed Ferrer, 33, said he will be wearing long sleeves and long trousers ...

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Australian Open 2016: Rafael Nadal loses to Fernando Verdasco

Rafael Nadal and Fernando Verdasco played for four hours and 40 minutes (Image credit: Getty Images)

Rafael Nadal suffered the only first-round exit of his career at the Australian Open after Fernando Verdasco recorded a stunning five-set win. The Spanish left-handers produced an exhibition of hard-hitting to thrill those inside the Rod Laver Arena over four hours and 40 minutes. Verdasco saved a break point to prevent going 3-0 down in the decider, going on to ...

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US Open 2015: Serena Williams made to battle against Bertens

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Serena Williams took another step towards her first calendar Grand Slam with victory over Kiki Bertens in the second round of the US Open. The world number one trailed 4-0 in the opening tie-break but came back to win 7-6 (7-5) 6-3 at Arthur Ashe Stadium. Top men’s seed Novak Djokovic had little trouble overcoming Andreas Haider-Maurer 6-4 6-1 6-2. ...

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Rankings boost for Nadal after Hamburg win

Out: Defending champion Rafael Nadal will not be playing at the US Open this year because of injury

Rafael Nadal’s title win in Hamburg ensured he moved up one place in the latest ATP Tour rankings. The Spaniard defeated Fabio Fognini – who had beaten Nadal twice this season – in straight sets in the final of the German Tennis Championships on Sunday. Nadal now sits in ninth in the rankings, one place behind Marin Cilic. The duo ...

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Rafael Nadal beats Andreas Seppi to reach Hamburg Open final

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Rafael Nadal is into the final of the Hamburg Open following a comfortable 6-1 6-2 win over Italian Andreas Seppi. The world number 10, who is chasing a record 47th clay title, broke his opponent seven times to seal victory in an hour and 18 minutes. The Spaniard will now face another Italian, Fabio Fognini, in the final. Fognini and ...

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Rafael Nadal doubts Wimbledon future after Dustin Brown defeat

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Rafael Nadal says he may not be able to rekindle his former Wimbledon glories after a shock second-round defeat by German qualifier Dustin Brown. The 14-time Grand Slam winner, now the world number 10, lost 7-5 3-6 6-4 6-4 as his miserable run at SW19 continued. The Spaniard, 29, has been beaten by players ranked outside the top 100 in ...

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Wimbledon 2015: Rafael Nadal beaten by Dustin Brown

Shocker: Dustin Brown (Image credit: Getty Images)

Two-time Wimbledon champion Rafael Nadal made an early exit for the fourth year in a row as he was outplayed by qualifier Dustin Brown on Centre Court. Germany’s world number 102 won 7-5 3-6 6-4 6-4 to reach the third round of a Grand Slam for the third time. It is only the second time this year that the 30-year-old ...

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