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Category: Rafael Nadal

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Tsitsipas shocks Nadal in five-set thriller to reach Australian Open semi-final

Nadal crashes out after winning first two setsGreek pulls off surprise 3-6, 2-6, 7-6(4), 6-4, 7-5 winRafael Nadal’s bid for a record 21st grand slam title ended at the Australian Open on Wednesday with a quarter-final defeat to Stefanos Tsitsipas. Nada…

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Tsitsipas shocks Nadal in five-set thriller to reach Australian Open semi-final

Nadal crashes out after winning first two setsGreek pulls off surprise 3-6, 2-6, 7-6(4), 6-4, 7-5 winRafael Nadal’s bid for a record 21st grand slam title ended at the Australian Open on Wednesday with a quarter-final defeat to Stefanos Tsitsipas. Nada…

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Tsitsipas shocks Nadal in five-set thriller to reach Australian Open semi-final

Nadal crashes out after winning first two setsGreek pulls off surprise 3-6, 2-6, 7-6(4), 6-4, 7-5 winRafael Nadal’s bid for a record 21st grand slam title ended at the Australian Open on Wednesday with a quarter-final defeat to Stefanos Tsitsipas. Nada…

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Australian Open 2021 day eight: Fabio Fognini v Rafael Nadal and more – live!

Updates from the fourth round tennis clash at Melbourne ParkAny thoughts? Email or tweet @mike_hytner 5.28am GMT Second set: Fabio Fognini* 3-6, 2-1 Rafael Nadal (denotes server) Nice stuff at times from Fognini this game and a far more comfortable ser…

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Rafael Nadal overcomes discomfort to defeat dogged Cameron Norrie

No 2 seed wins 7-5, 6-2, 7-5 on day six at Melbourne ParkBritish player takes positives as Nadal praises his potentialCameron Norrie, the last British singles player standing at the Australian Open this year, was unable to pull off the improbable achie…

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Rafael Nadal overcomes Mmoh and heckler to set up tie with Norrie

Female spectator shouts foul-mouthed abuse at NadalNadal says Cameron Norrie will be his toughest test so farRafael Nadal overcame a talented young opponent and an abusive fan in the crowd to reach the Australian Open third round with a 6-1, 6-4, 6-2 v…

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Rafael Nadal overcomes serving switch to beat Laslo Djere at Australian Open

World No 2 wins after three months out 6-3, 6-4, 6-1‘I need to go day-to-day,’ says Nadal of managing back problemAfter endless days of discussion over a niggling back injury and his inability to compete in the week leading up to the Australian Open, R…

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Nadal takes veiled swipe at Djokovic over Australian Open quarantine

World No 2 responds to criticism from Guido Pella to ESPNNadal: ‘Some need to make public [what] they do for others’Rafael Nadal has responded to criticism of his silence on the ongoing imbroglio over Australian Open quarantine conditions with a veiled…

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Fire, fury and defiance: a year of disrupted sport unlike any other – in pictures

Liverpool winning the Premier League, the death of Kobe Bryant, Lewis Hamilton’s black power salute, the dejection of Lionel Messi, the agility of Ewa Pajor, Rafael Nadal’s triumph in Paris, teeming crowds at the Cheltenham Festival as the coronavirus …

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Daniil Medvedev v Rafael Nadal: ATP Tour Finals 2020 semi-final – live!

Live updates from the O2 Arena, 8pm GMT startThiem topples Djokovic in first ATP Finals semiFeel free to email Tumaini or tweet @TumCarayol 8.56pm GMT Rafael Nadal 4-3* Daniil MedvedevA much simpler hold for Nadal to retain his narrow lead. At 30-15, N…

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Dominic Thiem topples Novak Djokovic at ATP World Tour Finals

Austrian denies world No1 record eighth final appearanceDjokovic goes down despite leading 4-0 in final set tie-breakNovak Djokovic, five times a champion here, failed to reach the concluding Sunday of the ATP World Tour Finals for a record eighth time…

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Nadal rediscovers mojo to overpower Tsitsipas and reach ATP Finals last four

World No 2 wins 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 to book place in semisNadal will play Medvedev; Thiem v Djokovic or ZverevChampions love to beat champions. And Rafael Nadal, who has seen it all at 34, could not disguise his joy after beating the ebullient young incumben…

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Rafael Nadal v Stefanos Tsitsipas: ATP Tour Finals – live!

Updates from the group stage match at the O2Medvedev dismantles Djokovic to reach last fourStefanos Tsitsipas: ‘I want to be treated as an adult’And you can contact Tumaini by email or on Twitter 10.04pm GMT A complete smash and grab! After winning onl…

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Dominic Thiem stuns Nadal with brilliant straight-sets win at ATP Finals

US Open champion now on verge of semi-final spotPair trade great shots in of the best matches of the yearThe paradox of greatness in sport is champions are judged as much by their random shortcomings as their serial triumphs. Yet, when Rafael Nadal – t…

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ATP Tour Finals: Rafael Nadal v Dominic Thiem – live!

Live updates from the O2 Arena in London, from 2pm GMTDjokovic makes winning start to ‘strange’ World Tour FinalsAnd feel free to email Tumaini or tweet @tumcarayol 2.02pm GMT 2020 top 10 records:Dominic Thiem: 6-2 (all on hard) 1.55pm GMT It is that t…

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ATP Tour Finals: Rafael Nadal v Dominic Thiem – live!

Live updates from the O2 Arena in London, from 2pm GMTDjokovic makes winning start to ‘strange’ World Tour FinalsAnd feel free to email Tumaini or tweet @tumcarayol 2.02pm GMT 2020 top 10 records:Dominic Thiem: 6-2 (all on hard) 1.55pm GMT It is that t…

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Rafael Nadal v Andrey Rublev: ATP Finals – live!

Game-by-game updates for match at 8pm GMTThiem beats Tsitsipas in low-key opening of ATP FinalsWhat will British tennis have after Andy Murray?Get in touch with Tumaini on email or Twitter 8.10pm GMT Fantastic insight @Andy_Murray explains how to get t…

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Zverev powers past Nadal to set up Paris Masters final with Medvedev

World No 7 wins 6-4, 7-5 in dominant displayDaniil Medvedev battles past Milos RaonicAlexander Zverev blew Rafael Nadal off the court in a little over an hour and a half at Bercy on Saturday afternoon and plays the unpredictable Russian Daniil Medvedev…

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Rafael Nadal recovers to beat Carreño Busta and make Paris Masters semis

World No 2 beats Spanish compatriot 4-6, 7-5, 6-1Nadal to face Zverev, Medvedev will play RaonicRafael Nadal beat Pablo Carreño Busta in three sets of gathering power lon Friday night to reach the semi-finals of the Paris Masters, and simultaneously sh…

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Rafael Nadal defeats Jordan Thompson to reach last eight of Paris Masters

Spaniard triumphs over Australian 6-1, 7-6 (3) in BercyHe will play compatriot Pablo Carreno Busta in quarter-finalsNot many people in tennis know Rafael Nadal better than Francisco Roig, who has been part of his coaching team since 2005 and was among …