Rafa Nadal moved within one Grand Slam title of tying Roger Federer’s all-time mark of 20 on Sunday but even after adding a fourth US Open to his collection the Spaniard said it was his love of the game, not records, that motivates him.
Diego Schwartzman may have been the smallest player in 25 years to reach the US Open quarter-finals but gave Rafa Nadal a big fight and forced the Spaniard to grind out a 6-4 7-5 6-2 win on Wednesday to reach the last four at Flushing Meadows.
Three-times champion Rafa Nadal denied John Millman any chance of posting another fairytale run in New York as he cruised by the Australian 6-3 6-2 6-2 in the first round of the US Open on Tuesday.
Andy Murray is one of the most important players in the tennis circuit and his comeback from injury should please everybody, 18-times Grand Slam winner Rafa Nadal has said.
Australia’s Nick Kyrgios has branded Rafa Nadal a sore loser, the Spaniard’s uncle Toni an “idiot” and said world number one Novak Djokovic has a “sick obsession” with being liked in a podcast certain to ruffle feathers ahead of the French Open.
Having annoyed Rafa Nadal with an underarm serve at Acapulco, Nick Kyrgios doubled down with the tactic to win two points against hapless Serb Dusan Lajovic at the Miami Open and fire up a timeworn debate between modern fans and purists.
Djokovic dismisses any suggestion of friction with Federer and Nadal as tennis politics spilled over to the Miami Open.
Nick Kyrgios overcame a bout of nausea, a stiff back and saved three match points on the way to stunning top seed Rafa Nadal 3-6 7-6(2) 7-6(6) in the second round of the Acapulco International in Mexico on Wednesday.
Novak Djokovic claims a record seventh Australian Open crown as he demolished Rafa Nadal 6-3 6-2 6-3.
Rafa Nadal keeps the flag flying for the old guard at the Australian Open.
Rafa Nadal routed Tomas Berdych 6-0 6-1 7-6(4) in a centre court masterclass to charge into the quarter-finals of the Australian Open.
Nadal shows no signs of discomfort from his thigh strain as he sails through to the second round of the Australian Open.
Nadal has pulled out of this week’s Brisbane International due to a minor thigh strain.
Novak Djokovic ruins Roger Federer’s ambitions of a 100th career title as he outlasted his great adversary 7-6(6) 5-7 7-6(3).
World number one Rafa Nadal said yesterday that he would skip the Asian leg of the ATP tour to recover.
Defending champion Rafa Nadal failed to win a single game in the opening set of his US Open quarter-final against Dominic Thiem.
Nadal eases into the third round of the US Open with a regulation 6-3 6-4 6-2 victory.
Rafa Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer are still the favourites for the title.
Rafa Nadal returns to the top of the world rankings after winning his eighth Italian Open title at the weekend.
World number one Nadal will return to this year’s Queen’s Club Championships.
Nadal was rattled by a feisty challenge from Diego Schwartzman but held firm to fend off the diminutive Argentine 6-3 6-7(4) 6-3 6-3.
Former champions Stan Wawrinka and Rafa Nadal gave Australian Open organisers a massive boost yesterday.
Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Rafa Nadal and Andy Murray era could end.
World number one Rafa Nadal, who is struggling to get any match practice before the Australian Open.
Nadal’s preparations for next month’s Australian Open suffers a blow after he withdrew from the Brisbane tournament.
Nadal can compete at the top level for years to come if he stays healthy, coach says.
Roger Federer crushes Philipp Kohlschreiber and remains on a collision course for a semi-final showdown with Rafa Nadal.
Roger Federer is pulling out of the Cincinnati Open with a back injury, meaning Rafa Nadal will be the new world number one.