Rafael Nadal's uncle announced he was quitting as Nadal's coach ... without telling Rafa

Toni Nadal, the uncle of Rafael Nadal who coached his nephew to 14 Grand Slam titles and an unprecedented run of dominance on clay courts, announced to a Hungarian newspaper he was retiring as Nadal's coach at the end of 2017. Only thing is, Uncle Toni forgot to tell Rafa. A Nadal spokesman said the 30-year-old hadn't heard about his uncle's departure until he first heard word...
Via FOX Sports
3 days ago

Rafael Nadal’s uncle Toni to step down as his coach after season

Rafael Nadal’s uncle Toni will step down as the coach of the tennis player after the season, the uncle told an Italian magazine in an article publicized over the weekend.Toni Nadal, who has coached Rafa throughout his entire career and helped turn him into a 14-time grand slam champion, feels like he has been marginalized by some of the people on Rafa’s team. That includes Carlos...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rafael Nadal’s uncle says he’s lost a power struggle

MADRID — Rafael Nadal’s uncle, Toni Nadal, will step down as his coach after this year’s ATP Tour, feeling he has been sidelined by other figures in the player’s entourage, he told an Italian tennis magazine. The 55-year-old has been with the 14-time grand slam champion since before the Spaniard broke into the big time by...
Via New York Post
5 days ago

Rafael Nadal pulls out of ABN Amro tennis tournament

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) Australian Open finalist Rafael Nadal has pulled out of next week's ABN Amro tennis tournament, saying he needs to rest. Organizers say the top-seeded Spaniard's doctors told him to take it easy after his surprise run in Melbourne that ended in a five-set loss to Roger Federer. In a statement, Nadal says his doctors advised rest ''to give my body time...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rafael Nadal out of Davis Cup after grueling Australian Open

MADRID (AP) Rafael Nadal has been dropped from Spain's Davis Cup team because of fatigue following the Australian Open. The Spanish tennis federation says it will replace Nadal with Feliciano Lopez for next weekend's best-of-five series at Croatia after a recommendation by the team doctor. Nadal lost to Roger Federer in Sunday's Australia Open final in five sets. Doctor Angel...
Via Associated Press
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Healthy and confident Nadal hoping for resurgent season

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Rafael Nadal has become used to making comebacks in an injury-ravaged career. This last one, though, may be the most unexpected - and satisfying. Sidelined by a wrist injury for two long stretches last year, Nadal didn't believe he'd be playing at his top level and contending again for titles until later this spring, when the tour moves to his beloved...
Via Associated Press
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Roger Federer: Beating Rafael Nadal again would make for ‘sweetest’ major win

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are meeting in a major final again, and that’s quite meaningful to at least one of them.Federer has not won a Grand Slam title since Wimbledon in 2012, and defeating Nadal would be his 18th career major championship. By his own admission, it would be very special to him. Federer vs. Nadal is one of tennis’s great rivalries, and at this point in...
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Rafael Nadal start 2017 with a victory at Melbourne?

After winning the 2014 French Open and fending off a hungry Novak Djokovic in the final, Rafael Nadal moved into a tie with Pete Sampras for all-time men’s Slam titles. Winning the tournament gave him a staggering nine- yes, nine titles at Roland Garros. There was little doubt that Rafa was the “king of clay.” At the time, however, there was a worrying trend developing: Nadal...
Via isportsweb.com
27 days ago  |  Discuss

No medal, no problem: Nadal's Olympic showing still golden

On July 6, 2008, I stayed up until nearly 2 a.m. in the den of my grandmother’s Long Beach home – a house she’s owned on Pacific Avenue for the entirety of my life. The wood floors were recently re-done, but the creak on the floor next to the tower holding myriad picture frames still existed. If I got up to use the bathroom, there was a chance I’d wake someone up. So I sat...
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August 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Rafael Nadal won't play in Wimbledon due to wrist injury

Rafael Nadal’s bad luck continues. Just a few weeks after withdrawing early from the French Open with a left wrist injury, the former No. 1 men’s tennis player announced in a Facebook post Thursday that he will miss Wimbledon. The 14-time Grand Slam champion has been devastated by injuries over the past two seasons, and he hasn’t won a Grand Slam since the 2014 French...
Via NESN.com
June 09, 2016  |  Discuss

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