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RAFAEL NADAL RUMORS & GOSSIP

Wrist injury puts Rafael Nadal's U.S. Open defense in question

Rafael Nadal has pulled out of the upcoming Masters 1000 tournaments at Toronto and Cincinnati with a right wrist injury. In a statement published by The New York Times, the 14-time Grand Slammer flew to Spain to have an MRI done, and based on his doctor's recommendations, will have to "be out of competition for at least 2-3 weeks." The timing puts his participation...
Via Down the Line!
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rafael Nadal Withdraws from Rogers Cup

Susan Mullane – USA Today Sports One of the brightest stars in tennis, Rafael Nadal is being forced to withdraw from the Rogers Cup in early August due to a right wrist injury. Nadal captured the Rogers Cup last year, a tournament that many consider to be the ‘next in line’ in terms of prestige after the four majors. This news is coming after Nadal had a poor showing in this...
Via The Sideline
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rafael Nadal Withdraws from Toronto and Cincinnati with Wrist Injury

  (July 30, 2014) World No. 2 Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from both the Rogers Cup in Toronto and the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati due to a right wrist injury.   “I’m extremely disappointed that I am unable to defend my Rogers Cup title this year,” said Nadal through a Rogers Cup press release. “I was looking forward to coming there and playing again in Toronto...
Via Tennis Panorama
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nadal, Bryans Qualify For 2014 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals

ATP World Tour -LONDON – Rafael Nadal will return to London this November in an attempt to capture his first career season-ending Barclays ATP World Tour Finals title. Nadal joins three-time champion Novak Djokovic as the first two singles players to qualify for this year’s season finale, to be held at The O2 from 9-16 November. Nadal has qualified for the elite eight-player...
Via Tennis Panorama
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Rafael Nadal Beat Roger Federers Grand Slam Record

Rafael Nadal collapsed onto the red clay at Roland Garros for a ninth time this spring after defeating heavy favorite Novak Djokovic to claim the French Open title. Despite Nadal’s winning record in Paris, he’d been plagued by injuries over the past few years, and tennis fans had started to wonder if he could continue competing with Djokovic and Andy Murray. Now, after winning...
Via BlackSportsOnline
20 days ago  |  Discuss

SIGHTING: Tennis ballers by the water!

 After a tough Wimbledon, Rafael Nadal stole some time away in Ibiza and brought along some questionable fashion decisions. Monochromatic pink was very hit or miss with the Rafantics. I'm not even sure what to call this look. Ana Ivanovic has been looking relaxed on vacation even though she's currently without a coach. Good sign I guess. It's funny she's trying to...
Via Down the Line!
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Watch Rafael Nadal juggle a tennis ball on his racket 406 times

If you ever wanted to see Rafael Nadal juggle a tennis ball on his racket frame an astounding 406 times, this is the video for you!In a feat aptly called Wimbjuggledon, Nadal executes the challenge with one important task in mind: don't let the tennis ball touch the ground.His bid to bounce the ball for eternity is squashed after 406 successful bounces.Via For the Win
Via Bush League Chronicle
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Nike crafts Rafael Nadal statue from French Open clay (Video)

In honor of top-ranked men's tennis star Rafael Nadal winning his fifth consecutive French Open tournament title (and ninth overall), Nike Tennis has crafted a statue in Nadal's image made from the clay at Roland Garros. Photo via Twitter /@RafaelNadal.The only thing missing is the strings on the racket, which obviously would have been next to impossible. Nonetheless, very...
Via Holdout Sports
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Prince watched Rafael Nadal win match while holding scepter

Prince clearly still has “it.” The former ’80s funk star has always been known for his swag, and during Rafael Nadal’s French Open match, he showed he’s still got it. Because not too many guys can pull off rocking a scepter courtside. But Prince did, as he somehow managed to bring in said scepter past security, and watched Nadal take care of Dusan Lajovic in straight sets...
Via The Sports Daily
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Rafael Nadal dealing with nasty blisters on his hand

Rafael Nadal has been battling some nasty blisters on his hand during the Australian Open. That sort of thing will happen when you’re playing best-of-five matches in temperatures that frequently exceed 100 degrees. Nadal had to be bandaged during his fourth-round win over Kei Nishikori. He had a huge reddish/pink mark on the palm of […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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