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RAFAEL NADAL RUMORS & GOSSIP

Fernando Verdasco sends Rafael Nadal packing at Miami Open

  Rafael Nadal was eliminated Sunday in the third round of the Miami Open by fellow Spaniard Fernando Verdasco, 6-4, 2-6, 6-3. Nadal, who was seeded second, has never won the tournament in 11 appearances. It's the only event he hasn't won in so many attempts. Verdasco, seeded 29th, lost the first 13 times he played Nadal but has now beaten him twice in a row. The other victory came...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nadal says ankle injury won't keep him from Miami Open

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. -- Rafael Nadal expects to compete at the Miami Open this week despite turning his left ankle in practice on Monday. Nadal has a bye and isn't scheduled to play until a second-round match on Friday. The third-ranked Nadal will play the winner of the match between Nicolas Almagro of Spain and Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine. ''It's for sure I'm going to be on court...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Nadal beats Delbonis to reach Argentina Open semifinals

  Rafael Nadal cruised to a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Federico Delbonis on Friday, advancing to the semifinals of the Argentina Open. The top-seeded Spaniard needed just over an hour to defeat the 59th-ranked Argentine at the clay-court tournament in Buenos Aires. Nadal will next face another local in Carlos Berlocq, who beat Blaz Rola of Slovenia 6-1, 6-3. In the other semifinal on...
Via AP on Fox
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Argentina Open: Nadal advances to quarterfinals on clay in Buenos Aires

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Top-seeded Rafael Nadal beat local qualifier Facundo Arguello 6-4, 6-0 on Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals of the Argentina Open. Nadal has yet to reach a final in three tournaments this season and was beaten in the semifinals last week in Rio de Janeiro, ending his 52-match unbeaten run on clay. He has had illness and injury problems the last few seasons...
Via AP on Fox
February 25, 2015  |  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

Rafael Nadal pulls out of U.S. Open due to wrist injury

Rafael Nadal has announced he will not defend his U.S. Open crown due to his ongoing recovery from a wrist injury.In a statement posted to Facebook on Monday morning, Nadal said he won't compete at the Grand Slam event, which begins next Monday in New York. Siento anunciar que no podré participar en el US Open, torneo en el que en los últimos años he tenido muy buenos.....
Via The Other Paper
August 18, 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

Here’s Rafael Nadal Posing With A Bus Driver That Looks Exactly Like Him

Rafael Nadal is currently in Madrid for a tournament later this week, but on Monday he was honored as the city’s adopted son. During the ceremony, the tennis star met a Spanish bus driver, Jose Manuel Ramiro, who told reporters he’s confused for Nadal every day. It’s not very hard to see why. [FTW] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
May 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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