Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Tag Archives: Rafael Nadal

Serena, Nadal and Murray all confirmed for Australian Open

MELBOURNE: Serena Williams will make her return to the Australian Open for the first time since winning in 2017 when eight-weeks pregnant, it was confirmed Wednesday, with virtually all the world’s top 100 players due at Melbourne Park. That includes injury-prone Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray. Williams returned from giving ...

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Nadal downs Tsitsipas to win Toronto Masters

TORONTO: Rafael Nadal held off a late surge from birthday boy Stefanos Tsitsipas to claim the 80th title of his career with victory at the Toronto Masters. Nadal overcame a second set fightback from Greek youngster Tsitsipas to claim a 6-2, 7-6 (7/4) victory in just under 1hr 45mins. The ...

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Nadal kills curse of 100 club at Wimbledon as Kvitova crashes

LONDON: World number one Rafael Nadal breezed into the Wimbledon second round Tuesday but fellow two-time champion and title favourite Petra Kvitova crashed out. Nadal cruised to a 6-3, 6-3, 6-2 win over Israel’s Dudi Sela as the Spaniard returned to action for the first time since claiming his 11th ...

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Tennis: Roger Federer eyes 9th Wimbledon Title

LONDON: Having seen longtime rival Rafael Nadal tighten his iron-grip on Roland Garros, Roger Federer aims to extend his personal dominance of Wimbledon by claiming a ninth title at the All England Club. Despite his 37th birthday fast approaching, and having been stunned by Borna Coric in the Halle grasscourt ...

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Nadal eyes 11th French Open title

PARIS: Rafael Nadal admits that his desire to clinch an 11th French Open title on Sunday is fired by his growing realisation that the end of his career may not be too far away. The 32-year-old Spaniard, with 16 majors to his name, will play his 24th Grand Slam final ...

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Rafael Nadal Claims Italian Open Title

ROME: Rafael Nadal kept his crown as the King of Clay following his stunning comeback win over Alexander Zverev at the Italian Open on Sunday. The Spaniard defeated Zverev 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 in a touch over two hours under the overcast skies of Rome to secure his eighth title in ...

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Nadal limps out, Edmund marches on in Australian Open

PERTH: An injured and visibly struggling Rafael Nadal retired while trailing in the fifth set of his Australian Open quarterfinal match against Marin Cilic. Top-ranked Nadal saved five break points in the last game before Cilic broke his serve, then Nadal went to shake hands with the umpire and his ...

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Federer says he’s too old to be Australian Open favourite

MELBOURNE: Defending champion Roger Federer says rivals Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic should be seen as leading contenders for the Australian Open as he is too old to be considered favourite . The 36-year-old is bidding for a record 20th Grand Slam title and is in form and fit, unlike ...

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Brisbane too hot for Muguruza as Murray also withdraws

BRISBANE: World number two Garbine Muguruza suffered a fitness scare ahead of this month’s Australian Open when she was forced to retire from the Brisbane International with severe cramping. The men’s draw also suffered a major blow when Andy Murray withdrew – the second star player to pull out after ...

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Tennis: Federer, Nadal shine as rivals hobble into 2018

PARIS: Written off as dead men walking, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal defied time to sweep the Grand Slams in 2017 while the injury curse which dogged their rivals looks set to be the new year’s early storyline. Evergreen Federer, who will turn 37 in 2018, took his majors tally ...

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