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#Rafael Nadal

# rafael-nadal - Saturday 12 June, 2021

Novak Djokovic turns his attention to Tsitsipas after epic semi-final
# Eyes On The Prize
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# Eyes On The Prize

Novak Djokovic turns his attention to Tsitsipas after epic semi-final

Jun 12th 2021, 4:31 PM 2,819 Views 1 Comment

The Serb handed Rafael Nadal just his third defeat at Roland Garros and will challenge for a 19th grand slam title at the French Open.

# rafael-nadal - Friday 11 June, 2021

Novak Djokovic overcomes Rafael Nadal in French Open classic to reach final
# Epic
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# Epic

Novak Djokovic overcomes Rafael Nadal in French Open classic to reach final

Jun 11th 2021, 11:01 PM 7,573 Views 6 Comments

Djokovic came from a set down to end Nadal’s reign as champion.

# rafael-nadal - Wednesday 9 June, 2021

Nadal loses a set but reaches 14th French Open semi-final
# Roland Garros
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# Roland Garros

Nadal loses a set but reaches 14th French Open semi-final

Jun 9th 2021, 5:35 PM 2,578 Views 0 Comments

The 35-year-old extended his incredible French Open record to 105 wins and two losses.

# rafael-nadal - Monday 7 June, 2021

Djokovic avoids upset against teenager Musetti while Nadal cruises past Sinner
# Roland Garros
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# Roland Garros

Djokovic avoids upset against teenager Musetti while Nadal cruises past Sinner

Updated Jun 7th 2021, 9:46 PM 3,366 Views 1 Comment

Italian Musetti won the first two sets but ran out of energy as Djokovic stormed back to reach his 15th quarter-final at the French Open.

# rafael-nadal - Thursday 27 May, 2021

Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer in same half of French Open draw From The42

Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer in same half of French Open draw

May 27th 2021, 7:03 PM 2,572 Views 3 Comments

In the women’s draw, defending champion Iga Swiatek opens against Slovenia’s Kaja Juvan.

# rafael-nadal - Friday 16 April, 2021

Nadal falls to shock defeat in Monte Carlo while Evans storms into semi-finals
# Rafa Out
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# Rafa Out

Nadal falls to shock defeat in Monte Carlo while Evans storms into semi-finals

Apr 16th 2021, 8:28 PM 2,983 Views 0 Comments

British number one Dan Evans battled to a 5-7 6-3 6-4 victory over 11th seed David Goffin.

# rafael-nadal - Wednesday 17 February, 2021

Tsitsipas stuns Nadal in five sets to reach Australian Open semi-final
# Melbourne
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# Melbourne

Tsitsipas stuns Nadal in five sets to reach Australian Open semi-final

Updated Feb 17th 2021, 1:13 PM 5,338 Views 2 Comments

Earlier, a badly-cramping Daniil Medvedev won a brutal all-Russian clash against Andrey Rublev.

# rafael-nadal - Tuesday 9 February, 2021

History-seeking Nadal puts Australian Open on notice and Azarenka loses out 'after breathing problems'
# Rafa
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# Rafa

History-seeking Nadal puts Australian Open on notice and Azarenka loses out 'after breathing problems'

Feb 9th 2021, 7:56 AM 3,888 Views 1 Comment

Women’s champion Sofia Kenin also went through, but two-time winner Victoria Azarenka lost after breathing problems.

# rafael-nadal - Wednesday 4 November, 2020

Rafael Nadal claims 1,000th match win of career
# 1000 Not Out
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# 1000 Not Out

Rafael Nadal claims 1,000th match win of career

Nov 4th 2020, 8:56 PM 4,082 Views 1 Comment

The 20-time Grand Slam champion enjoyed a comeback twin over Feliciano Lopez in the Paris Masters second round.

# rafael-nadal - Sunday 11 October, 2020

Nadal crushes Djokovic to clinch French Open and equal Federer's record of 20 Grand Slam titles
# Emphatic
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# Emphatic

Nadal crushes Djokovic to clinch French Open and equal Federer's record of 20 Grand Slam titles

Oct 11th 2020, 5:10 PM 11,522 Views 12 Comments

The Spaniard won the final 6-0, 6-2, 7-5.

# rafael-nadal - Friday 9 October, 2020

Djokovic books blockbuster French Open final against old rival Nadal
# BIG GUNS
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# BIG GUNS

Djokovic books blockbuster French Open final against old rival Nadal

Oct 9th 2020, 11:32 PM 4,516 Views 2 Comments

The world number one defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas to progress to the decider.

Nadal closes in on Federer's Grand Slam record by booking 13th French Open final berth
# King Of Clay
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# King Of Clay

Nadal closes in on Federer's Grand Slam record by booking 13th French Open final berth

Oct 9th 2020, 5:50 PM 7,122 Views 11 Comments

The Spaniard brushed aside Diego Schwartzman without dropping a set to claim his 99th win at Roland Garros.

# rafael-nadal - Friday 2 October, 2020

Nadal cruises into last-16 at Roland Garros as Thiem and Halep impress
# French Open
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# French Open

Nadal cruises into last-16 at Roland Garros as Thiem and Halep impress

Oct 2nd 2020, 7:36 PM 2,797 Views 0 Comments

The Spaniard is now 96-2 at the French Open in his 16th appearance.

# rafael-nadal - Monday 3 August, 2020

Puerta reveals he lied about failed drug test after French Open final loss to Nadal
# Admission
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# Admission

Puerta reveals he lied about failed drug test after French Open final loss to Nadal

Aug 3rd 2020, 7:21 PM 9,023 Views 0 Comments

The 2005 triumph against Mariano Puerta marked the first of 12 titles at Roland Garros for Rafael Nadal.

# rafael-nadal - Wednesday 29 January, 2020

Thiem ends Nadal hoodoo in Australian Open thriller
# Monkey Off The Back
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# Monkey Off The Back

Thiem ends Nadal hoodoo in Australian Open thriller

Jan 29th 2020, 1:17 PM 7,351 Views 9 Comments

Rafael Nadal felt the heat as Dominic Thiem beat the world number one for the first time at a Grand Slam.

# rafael-nadal - Monday 27 January, 2020

Nadal beats Kyrgios in epic clash to reach Australian Open quarter-final
# Wizard Of Oz
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# Wizard Of Oz

Nadal beats Kyrgios in epic clash to reach Australian Open quarter-final

Jan 27th 2020, 12:06 PM 6,273 Views 1 Comment

The world number one weathered a fierce storm in Melbourne.

# rafael-nadal - Saturday 25 January, 2020

Kyrgios comes through five-setter to book Nadal clash
# Man At Work
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# Man At Work

Kyrgios comes through five-setter to book Nadal clash

Updated Jan 25th 2020, 1:33 PM 7,072 Views 8 Comments

Despite taking a medical time-out with a hamstring injury in the first set, the home favourite beat Karen Khachanov in five to face the Spaniard.

# rafael-nadal - Thursday 23 January, 2020

Kyrgios apologises to team for being 'a bit of a d***head'
# Remorse
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# Remorse

Kyrgios apologises to team for being 'a bit of a d***head'

Jan 23rd 2020, 7:13 PM 8,592 Views 1 Comment

The Australian hurled expletives to his players’ box during his second-round win at the Australian Open.

# rafael-nadal - Tuesday 21 January, 2020

Kyrgios seals first-round win at Australian Open after 'emotional couple of months' with bushfires
# Oz
From The42
# Oz

Kyrgios seals first-round win at Australian Open after 'emotional couple of months' with bushfires

Updated Jan 21st 2020, 12:15 PM 4,728 Views 4 Comments

The 24-year-old enjoyed a straight sets victory over Italian Lorenzo Sonego.

# rafael-nadal - Monday 9 September, 2019

Rafa Nadal emotional after 'crazy' US Open final win over Medvedev
# New York Minute
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# New York Minute

Rafa Nadal emotional after 'crazy' US Open final win over Medvedev

Sep 9th 2019, 8:05 AM 7,672 Views 15 Comments

The Spaniard edged it 7-5 6-3 5-7 4-6 6-4 in an extraordinary decider on the Arthur Ashe Stadium.

# rafael-nadal - Saturday 7 September, 2019

Nadal progresses to 27th Grand Slam final with gritty straight-set victory
# Patience
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# Patience

Nadal progresses to 27th Grand Slam final with gritty straight-set victory

Sep 7th 2019, 10:25 AM 4,727 Views 1 Comment

The second seed will meet Daniil Medvedev to battle it out for the US Open title.

# rafael-nadal - Thursday 5 September, 2019

Favourite Nadal battles into US Open semis as rising star Berrettini wins thriller
# Stateside Affairs
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# Stateside Affairs

Favourite Nadal battles into US Open semis as rising star Berrettini wins thriller

Sep 5th 2019, 8:17 AM 3,887 Views 3 Comments

The pair will do battle tomorrow after their respective victories.

# rafael-nadal - Saturday 31 August, 2019

Medvedev fined for obscene gesture, Nadal cruises into next round at US Open
# Punished
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# Punished

Medvedev fined for obscene gesture, Nadal cruises into next round at US Open

Aug 31st 2019, 10:25 PM 5,627 Views 0 Comments

Attention at Flushing Meadows now turns to the hotly-anticipated clash of Coco Gauff and Naomi Osaka.

# rafael-nadal - Saturday 13 July, 2019

'It lived up to the hype' - Federer ranks Nadal classic as one of the his all-time best
# Wimbledon
From The42
# Wimbledon

'It lived up to the hype' - Federer ranks Nadal classic as one of the his all-time best

Jul 13th 2019, 11:00 AM 9,570 Views 7 Comments

Roger Federer says his pulsating battle with Rafael Nadal “had everything” and ‘lived up to the hype’.

# rafael-nadal - Friday 12 July, 2019

Federer eventually edges out brilliant Nadal to book Wimbledon final against Djokovic
# Great Battle
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# Great Battle

Federer eventually edges out brilliant Nadal to book Wimbledon final against Djokovic

Jul 12th 2019, 7:56 PM 38,934 Views 33 Comments

The eight-time champion is heading for his 12th decider at the All England club.

# rafael-nadal - Saturday 6 July, 2019

Federer hits slam landmark as he cruises into last 16 while Nadal urges patience for challengers
# Wimbledon
From The42
# Wimbledon

Federer hits slam landmark as he cruises into last 16 while Nadal urges patience for challengers

Jul 6th 2019, 10:25 PM 11,529 Views 2 Comments

There looked to be no stopping the big names in the Wimbledon men’s draw on Saturday with big markers laid down.

Irresistible Nadal outclasses Tsonga for speedy Wimbledon progress
# Rafa
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# Rafa

Irresistible Nadal outclasses Tsonga for speedy Wimbledon progress

Jul 6th 2019, 5:50 PM 4,764 Views 2 Comments

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga proved no match for Rafael Nadal, who raced into the fourth round at Wimbledon on Saturday.

# rafael-nadal - Thursday 4 July, 2019

Nadal sees off Kyrgios in four-set grudge match, Serena Williams recovers to progress
# Thriller
From The42
# Thriller

Nadal sees off Kyrgios in four-set grudge match, Serena Williams recovers to progress

Jul 4th 2019, 8:20 PM 7,735 Views 9 Comments

Kyrgios branded the umpire a ‘disgrace’, caught out his opponent with an audacious under-arm serve…and exited Wimbledon.

# rafael-nadal - Wednesday 26 June, 2019

Wimbledon puts Federer ahead of Nadal in controversial seedings move
# Sw19
From The42
# Sw19

Wimbledon puts Federer ahead of Nadal in controversial seedings move

Jun 26th 2019, 12:23 PM 6,318 Views 10 Comments

It’s been confirmed that the Spaniard will be seeded behind Roger Federer this year despite their world ranking positions.

# rafael-nadal - Sunday 9 June, 2019

Unstoppable Nadal makes history with remarkable 12th French Open title
# King Of Clay
From The42
# King Of Clay

Unstoppable Nadal makes history with remarkable 12th French Open title

Jun 9th 2019, 6:10 PM 7,278 Views 13 Comments

Dominic Thiem produced a fine display, but the Austrian was ultimately well beaten at Roland Garros.

# rafael-nadal - Thursday 6 June, 2019

Thiem relishing last-four challenge alongside 'best players of all time' Djokovic, Federer and Nadal
# Fab Four
From The42
# Fab Four

Thiem relishing last-four challenge alongside 'best players of all time' Djokovic, Federer and Nadal

Jun 6th 2019, 7:19 PM 2,237 Views 0 Comments

A fourth French Open semi-final awaits the Austrian, but to claim the title he will have to be at his very best.

# rafael-nadal - Sunday 2 June, 2019

Nadal books quarter-final spot after 90th Roland Garros win as Federer awaits 2015 champion
# Wrap
From The42
# Wrap

Nadal books quarter-final spot after 90th Roland Garros win as Federer awaits 2015 champion

Jun 2nd 2019, 7:44 PM 4,480 Views 1 Comment

Meanwhile, Sloane Stephens will face Johanna Konta for a place in the semi-finals of the French Open after defeating Garbine Muguruza.

# rafael-nadal - Monday 27 May, 2019

Defending champ Nadal opens record-extending Roland Garros bid positively as Wozniacki crashes out
# French Open
From The42
# French Open

Defending champ Nadal opens record-extending Roland Garros bid positively as Wozniacki crashes out

May 27th 2019, 3:54 PM 3,070 Views 1 Comment

It’s all go at the French open.

# rafael-nadal - Thursday 16 May, 2019

Kyrgios tears into 'cringeworthy' Djokovic and 'super salty' Nadal
# No Love Lost
From The42
# No Love Lost

Kyrgios tears into 'cringeworthy' Djokovic and 'super salty' Nadal

May 16th 2019, 12:43 PM 8,415 Views 10 Comments

In contrast, Roger Federer received glowing praise.

# rafael-nadal - Thursday 28 February, 2019

Nadal irked by lack of respect from Kyrgios in dramatic defeat
# Mexican Standoff
From The42
# Mexican Standoff

Nadal irked by lack of respect from Kyrgios in dramatic defeat

Feb 28th 2019, 11:44 AM 8,461 Views 4 Comments

Nick Kyrgios was victorious but prompted criticism from the Spaniard at a post-match press conference.

# rafael-nadal - Sunday 27 January, 2019

Djokovic dismantles Nadal to win seventh Australian Open title
# Another One...
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# Another One...

Djokovic dismantles Nadal to win seventh Australian Open title

Jan 27th 2019, 11:09 AM 11,201 Views 13 Comments

Top seed Novak Djokovic eased to a straight-sets victory over Rafael Nadal in a one-sided final at the Australian Open.

# rafael-nadal - Friday 25 January, 2019

Djokovic loses just four games en route to setting up mouth-watering Nadal final
# Take A Bow
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# Take A Bow

Djokovic loses just four games en route to setting up mouth-watering Nadal final

Jan 25th 2019, 11:11 AM 3,280 Views 5 Comments

The world number one continued his quest for a record seventh title as he overcame Lucas Pouille.

# rafael-nadal - Tuesday 22 January, 2019

Relentless Rafa Nadal crushes giantkiller Tiafoe to set up Tsitsipas semi-final
# Relentless
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# Relentless

Relentless Rafa Nadal crushes giantkiller Tiafoe to set up Tsitsipas semi-final

Jan 22nd 2019, 12:35 PM 3,535 Views 0 Comments

The Spaniard is aiming to become the third man in history to win each of the Grand Slams twice.

# rafael-nadal - Sunday 20 January, 2019

3-time Slam champion Kerber stunned as Nadal powers into quarter-finals
# Australian Open
From The42
# Australian Open

3-time Slam champion Kerber stunned as Nadal powers into quarter-finals

Jan 20th 2019, 9:47 AM 4,992 Views 0 Comments

American Danielle Collins had never won a Grand Slam match before this year but defeated Kerber.

# rafael-nadal - Wednesday 16 January, 2019

Nadal overcomes slow start to progress in Melbourne as Sharapova books clash with rival Wozniacki
# Onwards
From The42
# Onwards

Nadal overcomes slow start to progress in Melbourne as Sharapova books clash with rival Wozniacki

Jan 16th 2019, 3:09 PM 2,244 Views 1 Comment

The pair will now move on to the third round of the Australian Open.

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