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Tennis: Heartbroken Nadal 'wants to cry' over Catalan vote

Bejing - Spain's world number one Rafael Nadal said on Monday he was stunned and felt like crying following a banned independence referendum in Catalonia and a police crackdown.

Nadal wins Barcelona crown, ties Vilas clay record

Rafael Nadal has equaled Guillermo Vilas’ record of 49 clay-court titles following his latest success in Barcelona, Spain.

Nadal hopes to fine tune form ahead of clay swing

Los Angeles - Rafael Nadal says he still has work to do on his game as he gets set to launch his claycourt season which the Spaniard hopes culminates with his ninth French Open title.

Nadal, Federer bring box-office boost to Miami

After missing last year's Sony Open, both world number one Rafa Nadal and 17-times grand slam winner Roger Federer return to South Beach this week along with their box office punch.

Dolgopolov stuns Nadal at Indian Wells

Indian Wells - Alexandr Dolgopolov toppled world number one and defending champion Rafael Nadal 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7/5) in the third round of the Indian Wells ATP Masters.Ukraine's Dolgopolov, ranked 31st in the world and seeded 28th in the first Masters tournament of th...

Nadal out of Buenos Aires tournament

Rafael Nadal will miss next week's ATP tournament in Buenos Aires following a stomach bug that has hindered his recovery from the back injury he sustained at the Australian Open.

Nadal recovering well from back complaint, tests show

Rafa Nadal is recovering well from the back problem that wrecked his Australian Open final last month and plans to start training again on Thursday in his native Mallorca, his team said on Tuesday.

Recuperating Nadal on course for Buenos Aires event

Rafa Nadal had taken anti-inflammatories and undergone intensive physiotherapy to alleviate a lower back problem and still planned to compete in Buenos Aires next month, his spokesman said on Wednesday.

Nadal should recover quickly, says coach

Rafa Nadal should recover from the back problem that wrecked his Australian Open final after a few days rest, his uncle and coach Toni told Spanish radio on Monday.

Beaten Nadal's Australian Open injury jinx strikes again

For the third time in five years, Rafa Nadal's Australian Open title hopes were ended by injury as he was beaten by Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka in the final on Sunday.

Nadal dominates Federer to reach Australian Open final

Melbourne - Rafael Nadal extended his mastery over long-time rival Roger Federer as he stormed into an Australian Open final against Stanislas Wawrinka in straight sets on Friday.

Nadal hits out at umpire after Nishikori win

Melbourne - Rafael Nadal called for more understanding from umpires over time warnings as he fought off a spirited challenge from Japan's Kei Nishikori to reach the quarter-finals of the Australian Open on Monday.

Nadal backs booed Tomic over injury blow-up

Melbourne - Rafael Nadal offered words of support to Bernard Tomic Tuesday after the young Australian retired from their Australian Open first-round clash, drawing boos from a frustrated crowd.

Nadal stunned in second round at Wimbledon

London - In one of the most remarkable upsets in Tennis grand slam history, Spain's Rafael Nadal was upset by no-name Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic.

Wimbledon: Djokovic proves too strong for Nadal

New Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic proved just too strong for number one seed, Rafa Nadal in an inspiring performance which saw the Serb win in four sets 6-4, 6-1, 1-6, 6-4.

Tennis players who grunt have an advantage, claims study

A study carried out by Canadian and American researchers have determined that loud and excessive grunting noises from tennis stars actually gives those players an edge over their opponents.

Fourth Grand Slam title for Nadal, wins the U.S. Open

Flushing - The Spanish world number one, a dream comes true at only 24 years. He has beaten 6-4 5-7 6-4 6-2 after three hours and forty-three minutes of play, Serbian Novak Djokovic, third-seeded.

Tennis: Nadal serves Murray out of Wimbledon

London - Rafael Nadal has beaten British hopeful Andy Murray in straight sets to end the players hopes of reaching his first Wimbledon final.

Nadal breezes past Schuettler on return

World number three Rafael Nadal won through to the third round of the first Masters Series event of the season in Indian Wells with victory over Germany´s Rainer Schuettler

Nadal eliminated at Roland-Garros

Swedish player Robin Soderling has just eliminated Rafael Nadal in what is one of the major tennis upsets of the year. Here is the minute-by-minute report of a sumptuous match.

Op-Ed: Is Roger Federer Over and Out?

Let's face it; sport superstars don't come much bigger or more popular than tennis legend Roger Federer. His smiling persona and undoubted talent have endured him to millions of people the world over.

Rafael Nadal: No.1 in Olympics and in the World

Rafael Nadal was crowned in China with a gold medal at the Beijing Olympics and will also overtake Roger Federer as No.1 in world tennis rankings.

Wimbledon: Nadal Wins the Battle

Today Rafael Nadal took away, not without any troubles, the Wimbledon Cup after a long fight of 4 hours and 48 minutes against Roger Federer.

Roger Federer Does It Again

Roger Federer won his fifth straight Wimbledon title Sunday morning, equalling the record held by Bjorn Borg, and solidifying his place as one of the greatest tennis players of all time.

Nadal Beats Federer on Mixed Surface

Rafael Nadal ruled the clay or the mixed surface after he beat Federer 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (10) on Wednesday on a half grass, half clay court. During the last point, the ball bounced oddly funny as Federer struggled to reach to hit a forehand.

Federer, Nadal to meet on half-clay, half-grass court

For all of you tennis fans out there, here is the ultimate thrill of the game ever to come to existence: playing on mixed surface -- half-clay, half-grass!

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