No. 18: Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal is the world’s top-ranked tennis player, and one of the best to play the sport in history — he has even been nicknamed the ‘King of Clay’ for his dominance on the soft surface. He has monster endorsement deals with Nike, Armani, Bacardi, and Kia Motors, among others. He’s rich, athletic, and super successful — that’s not a bad combination...
(December 4, 2013) World No.1 Rafael Nadal has committed to play the ATP event in the Buenos Aires February 10 – 16, 2014. It’s will be the first time since 2005 that the Spaniard has participated in the event. That year Nadal fell to 2004 French Open winner Argentine Gaston Gaudio in the quarterfinals.
“I’m going to return to the Buenos Aires tournament and I’m excited...
Left hand first T…Rafael Nadal received the “Legend Award” on Tuesday night at Marca’s silver anniversary gala in Madrid, after being selected by the sport daily’s readers as the best Spanish athlete of all-time. “I would like to thank everyone behind me and all those who aren’t here tonight because as well as tennis, I’m mad about sport in general,” he said. Mad...
Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal have added another chapter to the "crazy tennis exhibition match" file.
The world's top two players were in Argentina this week for the retirement festivities for David Nalbandian and found time to play their first ever matches against each other on the South American continent -- albeit matches that won't officially count.
Argentinian tennis studs Novak Djokovic and Rafa Nadal were put on a ship in their native land as part of a promo for something called “Millennial Tennis Ice” is organized by the Ministry of Tourism of the Nation through the National Institute of Tourism.
The ship traveled through Los Glaciares National Park in southwest Argentina and – wouldn’t you know it...
Rafael Nadal clinched the year-end No. 1 ranking for the third time by defeating Stanislas Wawrinka 7-6 (5), 7-6 (6) Wednesday at the ATP finals.
Nadal, who beat Wawrinka for the 12th straight match, can't be overtaken by No. 2 Novak Djokovic. It's the first time since 2010 that the Spaniard, who returned from a seven-month injury layoff in February, will end the year as...
Via AP on Fox
November 06, 2013
Despite all of his success this year, Rafael Nadal still hasn't sewn up the year-end No. 1 ranking. At this stage in his career, though, that hardly even matters anymore.
After coming back from a career-threatening knee injury to capture 10 titles this year - including two Grand Slams - Nadal has already exceeded almost everyone's expectations in 2013. He also overtook Novak...
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November 04, 2013
Top-ranked Rafael Nadal has pulled out of next week's Swiss Indoors due to fatigue.
Nadal has played 74 competitive matches since recovering from a knee injury in February, which had kept the Spaniard out for seven months. He has lost only five times.
On his Facebook page, Nadal writes, ''Hi all, sorry to announce that I won't travel to Basel in Switzerland but...
Via AP on Fox
October 18, 2013
Rafael Nadal’s private box was full of his biggest supporters throughout his championship run at the US Open. Fans watching Rafa’s four-set win over Novak Djokovic in the finals even got several glimpses of the Spaniard’s longtime girlfriend Maria Francisca Perello, who is generally less visible than some of the other WAGs of tennis. Perello, […]
Toni Nadal admitted what everyone already knows: he breaks ATP Tour rules by coaching his nephew Rafael during matches. Tennis players are not allowed to be coached during matches per ATP Tour and grand slam rules, but “Uncle Toni” has long been advising and guiding his nephew during matches. “Hablo con Rafel durante los partidos. [...]