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 2020-05-17 17:33 

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Djokovic targets Grand Slam, world No. 1 records...

Novak Djokovic insists that he will win the most Grand Slam titles and become the longest-reigning world No. 1 by the time he is ready to retire. Djokovic's 17 Grand Slam titles are three shy of Roger Federer and two behind Rafael Nadal. Djokovic'...

 2020-05-05 16:48 

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Nadal pessimistic about tennis in 2020...

Tennis great Rafael Nadal said he doubts tennis can be played in 2020 and said the focus should turn to next year. In an interview with the El Pais newspaper in his native Spain, Nadal said he doesn't think he'll have a chance to defend his titles...

 2020-05-05 08:52 

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Tennis-Nadal pessimistic about return to action before 2021...

MADRID — Rafael Nadal does not expect to return to play competitive tennis until 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has decimated much of this year's calendar. "I hope we can return before the end of the year but unfortunately, I do...

 2020-04-27 15:41 

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Nadal 'pessimistic' about return to normal for tennis...

Rafael Nadal is not optimistic about a return to normalcy for the professional tennis circuit. Tennis, like virtually all sports, has been shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is not expected to resume until mid-July at the earliest. "From my po...

 2020-04-27 00:24 

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Nadal, Wozniacki among entrants for virtual Madrid Open...

Spanish star Rafael Nadal and recently retired Caroline Wozniacki are among the 32 players who will compete in the Mutua Madrid Open Virtual Pro, beginning Monday. The four-day event includes 16 ATP players and 16 WTA players. The virtual matches will be ...

 2020-04-19 19:16 

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Nadal, Serena's coach planning pro matches at academies...

Nineteen-time Grand Slam winner Rafael Nadal and the coach of Serena Williams said they are exploring the possibility of holding professional matches at their tennis academies to allow players to compete and fans to watch online. A statement posted on the...

 2020-03-26 15:55 

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Tennis-Nadal calls on Spain's athletes to raise 11m euros to fight coronavirus...

Rafael Nadal has issued a rallying cry and called on Spanish athletes to help raise 11 million euros ($12.07 million) to help fight the coronavirus pandemic. Spain is one of the most badly affected countries in the world with over 56,000 cases and the par...

 2020-03-01 22:42 

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Tennis-Brazilian teen Seyboth Wild outlasts Ruud for Chile Open title...

Brazilian teenager Thiago Seyboth Wild became the youngest player to win on Latin America's 'Golden Swing' since Rafael Nadal in 2005 when he outlasted Norwegian second seed Casper Ruud 7-5 4-6 6-3 at the Chile Open on Sunday. The 19-year-old ...

 2020-03-01 11:19 

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Tennis-Nadal beats Fritz to win title in Acapulco...

Rafael Nadal captured his third Mexican Open title on Saturday, continuing his good form with a 6-3 6-2 triumph in the final over Taylor Fritz. Nadal survived 10 aces from Fritz and broke his service three times to outperform the 22-year-old American. ...

 2020-03-01 06:01 

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Tennis-Nadal tops Fritz to win title in Acapulco...

Rafael Nadal captured his third Abierto Mexicano Telcel presentado por HSBC title on Saturday, continuing his good vibes with a triumph in the final over Taylor Fritz with a 6-3 6-3 victory. Nadal survived 10 aces from Fritz and broke the service three ti...

 2020-02-28 07:25 

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ATP roundup: Nadal cruises, Wawrinka falls in Acapulco...

Top-seeded Spaniard Rafael Nadal cruised into the semifinals with a 6-2, 6-1 victory over South Korea's Soonwoo Kwon on Thursday at the Mexico Open in Acapulco. Nadal did have some issues with his serve, facing eight break points, but he saved all eig...

 2020-02-18 19:43 

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Tennis-I do not feel unloved by opposition fans, says Djokovic...

BELGRADE — Novak Djokovic does not feel antagonized by lack of fan support when facing his biggest rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in major finals on the ATP Tour, Serbia's world number one said on Tuesday. Tennis pundits have often sugges...

 2020-01-29 16:02 

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Thiem upsets No. 1 Nadal to reach Australian Open semis...

Austria's Dominic Thiem reached the semifinals of the Australian Open with a hard-fought upset of Spain's Rafael Nadal, beating the World No. 1 7-6 (3), 7-6 (4), 4-6, 7-6 (6) on Wednesday in Melbourne. The win marked Thiem's first hard-court w...

 2020-01-23 15:52 

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Nadal cruises into third round of Australian Open...

World No. 1 Rafael Nadal cruised into the third round at the Australian Open on Thursday with a three-set win over Argentine Federico Delbonis. The 33-year-old Spaniard, who has won 19 Grand Slams including the 2009 Australian title, won 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-1...

 2020-01-21 15:58 

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Nadal cruises into second round of Australian Open...

Spaniard Rafael Nadal breezed to a 6-2, 6-3, 6-0 victory over Hugo Dellien of Bolivia on Tuesday in the first round of the Australian Open in Melbourne. The match, which lasted just over two hours, was the first for the top-seeded Nadal at Rod Laver Arena...

 2020-01-12 16:03 

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Tennis-Djokovic leads Serbia to ATP Cup glory...

SYDNEY — Novak Djokovic inspired Serbia to victory in the inaugural ATP Cup team event in Sydney after defeating his long-term Spanish rival Rafael Nadal in singles on Sunday before playing a pivotal role in the deciding doubles match. With the fina...

 2020-01-12 14:12 

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Tennis-Djokovic leads Serbia to ATP Cup glory...

SYDNEY — Novak Djokovic helped seal victory for Serbia in the inaugural ATP Cup team event after defeating his long-term Spanish rival Rafael Nadal in singles on Sunday before going on to play a pivotal role in the deciding doubles match. With the f...

 2020-01-12 12:54 

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Tennis-Djokovic beats Nadal to keep Serbia alive in ATP Cup final...

SYDNEY — Novak Djokovic recorded a straight-sets victory over long-time rival Rafael Nadal on Sunday to keep Serbia's hopes alive in the final of the inaugural ATP Cup team event in Sydney. Djokovic won 6-2 7-6(4), extending his dominance over t...

 2020-01-12 11:52 

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Tennis-Djokovic beats Nadal to keep Serbia alive in ATP Cup final...

SYDNEY — Novak Djokovic recorded a straight-sets victory over long-time rival Rafael Nadal on Sunday to keep Serbia's hopes alive in the final of the inaugural ATP Cup team event in Sydney. Djokovic won 6-2 7-6(4), extending his dominance over t...

 2020-01-11 17:05 

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Roundup: Spain, Serbia to clash in ATP Cup final...

Spain and Serbia, led by the world's top two players, won their semifinals on Saturday and will meet in the final of the ATP Cup in Sydney on Sunday. World No. 1 Rafael Nadal rallied to beat Australia's Alex de Minaur 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 to clinch Spain...

 2020-01-11 14:06 

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Rafael Nadal secured a come-back victory against Australia's Alex De Minaur at the ATP Cup in Sydney on Saturday, propelling Spain into the final of the inaugural event to play the Novak Djokovic-led Serbian team. US-TENNIS-AUSOPEN-ANDREESCU Recoverin...

 2020-01-11 13:46 

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Tennis-Spain's Nadal secures comeback win to set up ATP Cup final against Djokovic-led Serbia...

SYDNEY — Rafael Nadal secured a come-back victory against Australia's Alex De Minaur at the ATP Cup in Sydney on Saturday, propelling Spain into the final of the inaugural event to play the Novak Djokovic-led Serbian team. The world's top ra...

 2020-01-11 12:29 

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Tennis-Spain's Nadal secures comeback win to set up ATP Cup final against Serbia...

SYDNEY — Rafael Nadal secured a come-back victory against Australia's Alex De Minaur at the ATP Cup in Sydney on Saturday, propelling Spain into the final of the inaugural event to play the Novak Djokovic-led Serbian team. The world's top ra...

 2020-01-10 15:02 

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Tennis-Nadal recovers from upset loss to help Spain move into ATP Cup semi-final...

SYDNEY — World number one Rafael Nadal recovered from an upset loss against Belgium's David Goffin to win the deciding doubles match and send Spain into the semi-final of the ATP Cup teams event in Sydney in the early hours of Saturday. Nadal pa...

 2020-01-10 11:36 

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Tennis-Goffin upsets Nadal to keep Belgium alive in ATP Cup quarter-final...

SYDNEY — David Goffin claimed an upset victory over world number one Rafael Nadal on Friday in Sydney to keep Belgium alive in their quarter-final clash at the inaugural ATP Cup team event. Goffin, ranked 11 in the world, proved to be one of the few...

 2020-01-08 14:56 

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Tennis-Nadal made to sweat by Nishioka, Djokovic has it easy...

SYDNEY — World number one Rafael Nadal won a battle of attrition against fellow left-hander Yoshihito Nishioka of Japan 7-6(4) 6-4 to seal Spain's spot in the final eight of the inaugural ATP Cup in Perth on Wednesday. Meanwhile his long-time ri...

 2020-01-08 11:27 

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Tennis-Federer, Nadal and Serena to play in exhibition to raise funds for bushfire relief...

Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams are among a number of players who will feature in an exhibition match ahead of this month's Australian Open to raise funds for bushfire relief efforts, organizers announced on Wednesday. Hundreds of fire...

 2020-01-06 13:12 

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Tennis-Djokovic, Nadal march on with convincing wins at ATP Cup...

SYDNEY — Novak Djokovic braved extreme humidity to overcome tricky opponent Gael Monfils 6-3 6-2 at the inaugural ATP Cup team event in Brisbane on Monday. World number one Rafael Nadal was also in a punishing mood and kept his preparations for this...

 2020-01-03 23:49 

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Tennis-Djokovic and Nadal rally for merger of ATP Cup and Davis Cup...

SYDNEY — Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal urged organizers of the ATP Cup and Davis Cup Finals to consider a possible merger, saying it makes little sense to have two men's team competitions on the tennis calendar. The ATP Cup, which begins on Fr...

 2020-01-03 23:45 

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Tennis-Djokovic and Nadal rally for merger of ATP Cup and Davis Cup...

SYDNEY — Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal urged organizers of the ATP Cup and Davis Cup Finals to consider a possible merger, saying it makes little sense to have two men's team competitions on the tennis calendar. The ATP Cup, which begins on Fr...

 2020-01-02 18:37 

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Tennis-Djokovic and Nadal rally for merger of ATP Cup and Davis Cup...

SYDNEY — Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal urged organizers of the ATP Cup and Davis Cup Finals to consider a possible merger, saying it makes little sense to have two men's team competitions on the tennis calendar. The ATP Cup, which begins on Fr...

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