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RAFAEL NADAL RUMORS & GOSSIP

Rafael Nadal beats Juan Monaco to win Argentina Open

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Rafael Nadal won his first title in nearly nine months Sunday after defeating Juan Monaco 6-4, 6-1 at the Argentina Open. The top-seeded Spaniard hadn't reached a final since winning at Roland Garros last year. It was Nadal's 46th title on clay, moving him within three of the record set by Argentine Guillermo Vilas when he played in the 1970s and early...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Fognini knocks Rafael Nadal out of Rio Open semifinals

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Rafael Nadal was beaten in the semifinals of the Rio Open on Saturday, losing 1-6, 6-2, 7-5 to Italian Fabio Fognini, who will meet David Ferrer in the final. Nadal has played three tournaments this year, and has not reached a final. He lost in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open, was beaten in the first round of the Qatar Open, and is now out of Rio, on his...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rafael Nadal must recover from a late night in the Rio Open

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Rafael Nadal must bounce back from a late night if he's going to make the final of the Rio Open. Top-seeded Nadal played until 3:18 in the morning on Saturday before beating No. 6 Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay 4-6, 7-5, 6-0. The match almost set a record. The ATP says one non-Grand Slam match ended slightly later - 3:24 a.m. in Tokyo in 2006. Nadal will have only about...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Idiot screams during Nadal’s serve, opponent asks umpire to grant Nadal first serve again (VIDEO)

YouTube Let me set the scene: 2nd round of the Australian Open. Third-ranked Rafael Nadal against unranked 27-year old American Tim Smyczek (pictured).  Fifth and final set.  Nadal was serving, leading 6-5 and 30-Love. Nadal’s first serve toss went up.  Some idiot screamed.  Nadal faulted.  Enter Smyczek, a model of sportsmanship.  Smyczek told the chair umpire to grant...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Injury update: Nadal and del Potro

The true nature of Nadal’s right wrist injury is still questionable. Will he be able to return to play soon? It’s been a while since the tennis world has heard any noise from Rafael Nadal or Juan Martin del Potro, who both suffered injuries to their non-dominant wrist earlier in the 2014 season.  Nadal is still healing from a detachment of a sheath in his right wrist, which...
Via isportsweb.com
September 11, 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 impressive...
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
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