Rafael Nadal

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Mar 15th, 2013
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Rafael Nadal beat Roger Federer 6-4 6-2 as he continued his impressive come back from a knee injury by reaching the Indian Wells semi-finals in California. Hampered by a back problem, Federer saved a break point but Nadal broke to move 4-3 ahead as he won the first set. Federer broke Nadal for the fi...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 3rd, 2013
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A dominant Rafa Nadal dismantled fellow Spaniard David Ferrer 6-0 6-2 on Saturday to win his second Mexican Open title and continue his successful comeback from a long injury lay-off. Nadal, ranked fifth in the world, needed just over an hour to dispatch top seed Ferrer and was delighted with his for...
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Jul 19th, 2012
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Rafael Nadal, who won men’s singles at the Beijing Games in 2008, withdrew from the coming London Games on Thursday because of knee tendinitis, which was aggravated in his surprisingly early exit at Wimbledon. The pageantry and magnitude of defending his gold medal and carrying the Spanish flag was n...
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Jun 30th, 2012
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For the second year in a row at Wimbledon, Roger Federer went to five sets against a Frenchman but this time there would be no slip-ups. “My God, it was brutal,” said the normally stress-free Swiss after 204 minutes of high drama under the roof on Centre Court in which he first flirted wi...
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Jun 28th, 2012
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To quote the late Jack Buck, “I don’t believe what I just saw.” World No. 100 Lukas Rosol stunned two-time Wimbledon champion Rafael Nadal 6-7 (9), 6-4, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 in one of the biggest upsets in the 135-year history of the tournament. Nadal had made the finals in his last five W...
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Jun 15th, 2012
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HALLE, Germany — Canadian Milos Raonic came up short once again in a bid to upset Roger Federer, losing 6-7 (4), 6-4, 7-6 (3) on Friday at the Gerry Weber Open grass court tournament. Despite Raonic’s 25 aces, Federer rallied from a set down to defeat the 21-year-old from Thornhill, Ont. After beatin...
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Jun 10th, 2012
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Rafa Nadal stood just one step away from winning a record seventh French Open title by taking the opening two sets of Sunday’s final against Novak Djokovic 6-4 6-3. The Spaniard raced into a 3-0 lead in the opening set with two breaks of serve as his forehand pierced holes in Djokovic’s d...
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Jun 6th, 2012
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David Ferrer is anticipating a difficult test when he faces Andy Murray in their French Open quarter-final later today. Fourth seed Murray goes into the match as the underdog, having lost his three previous clay-court meetings with the Spaniard, who is seeded sixth. However, Ferrer rates Murray very ...
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May 20th, 2012
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Maria Sharapova saved match point to beat Li Na Li Na 4-6 6-4 7-6(5) in the WTA Rome final after a two-hour rain break effectively turned the match into a tie-break shootout. Heavy rain sent the players running for cover at 6-6 in the decider, shortly after the Russian had fended off a match point [&...
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May 19th, 2012
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ROME — Top-ranked Novak Djokovic edged Roger Federer on Saturday to set up another meeting with rival Rafael Nadal in the Italian Open final. The defending champion at the Foro Italico, Djokovic beat Federer 6-2, 7-6 (4). Five-time winner Nadal eliminated fellow Spaniard David Ferrer 7-6 (6), 6-0 in ...