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Teen star’s revealing description of Rafael Nadal

ON THE weekend, the tennis world got caught up in the history-making exploits of a teenager casual observers knew little about.<p>Nineteen-year-old …

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Nadal topples birthday boy Tsitsipas in Toronto final

TORONTO (Reuters) - Rafael Nadal ended the red-hot run of Greek upstart Stefanos Tsitsipas with a ruthless 6-2 7-6(4) win on Sunday that gave the Spanish top seed his fourth Rogers Cup championship.<p>Tsitsipas, who was contesting the Masters 1000 final on his 20th birthday after four consecutive wins …

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'What was that?': Nadal stuns with 'out of this world' winner

Rafael Nadal and Stan Wawrinka have battled out one of the best non-grand slam matches in recent years.<p>The World No.1 only just scraped past the …

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Nadal: Zverev, Shapo Are The Vanguard

It's inevitable: the time will come for a generational change, one that will likely give the top of the ATP World Tour a major facelift. Even the …

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Nadal: 'I Have Not Much More Inside Me' | ATP World Tour | Tennis

Rafael Nadal was unable to complete his comeback against Rafael Nadal in the Wimbledon semi-finals on Saturday despite forcing a fifth set, falling …

The 4 Former First Ladies Condemn Trump’s Border Policy

In the weeks since the Trump administration instituted a zero tolerance policy that seeks to criminally prosecute anyone who crosses the border unlawfully and effectively causes children to be separated from their families, criticism has poured in from advocacy groups, lawmakers on both sides of …

Rafa: 'I'm An Ordinary Guy Achieving Extraordinary Things’

By lifting the crown at Roland Garros, Rafael Nadal bid farewell to the European clay-court swing in the best way possible. And while he doesn't …

MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Brilliantly Explains How the Right Wing Duped Comey into Hurting Hillary Clinton — And Why It'll Happen Again

Click here for reuse options! The inspector general report offers a clear picture of why James Comey acted the way he did.MSNBC's Rachel Maddow on …

Rafael Nadal is one of the highest-paid tennis players of all time — here's how he spends his millions

1/<p>Rafael Nadal is one of the top five highest-paid tennis players of all time. Throughout his career, Nadal has won $100,564,598 in prize money for …

Rafael Nadal is not only the King of Clay, he's the GOAT

Earlier this year, ESPN put together their list of The Dominant 20 athletes of the past two decades to celebrate the 20th anniversary of ESPN The …

Rafael Nadal demolishes Juan Martin del Potro to reach 11th French Open final

On the penultimate point of Friday’s semi-final, Rafael Nadal worked the weary but willing figure of Juan Martin del Potro left and right like the shuttle on a loom.<p>Eventually del Potro threw up a hopeful lob, kept on running, and buried his head in the courtside flower-bed. It is testament to his …

Nadal Surges Ahead of Djokovic On 'Big Titles' Leaderboard

Two down, one more to go.Rafael Nadal may have stumbled in his bid to sweep all four “Big Titles” on clay, a feat he accomplished in 2010 when he won …

Rafael Nadal's 15 most outrageous ever shots

Ahead of the French Open starting on Sunday, we wallow in the greatest shots hit by the 10-times winner and tournament favourite Rafael Nadal.<p>As with 'Roger Federer's sexiest shots', we have tried to pick a range of shots rather than just a series of absolutely ludicrous forehands down the line (of …

Nadal handed easy path to French Open final

PARIS (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal, who is gunning for a record-extending 11th French Open title, was handed a relatively easy path to the final at Roland Garros when the draw was made on Thursday.<p>FILE PHOTO: Spain's Rafael Nadal in action during the Italian Open final against Germany's Alexander Zverev …

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Ahead of French Open 2018 Simon Briggs ranks the 20 male clay-court players of all time

Video: Nadal's Stunning Sky-Hook smash from Rome Final

Sometimes in our quest for viral videos we get a little hyperbolic when it comes to describing the jaw-dropping things that tennis players do on the …

Why the positioning of everyone in the royal wedding photos is significant

The official royal wedding portraits are here and they are stunning. But just like many other moments from royal wedding, it appears that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have bucked tradition ever so slightly with their official family portraits, too.<p>“These portraits cement Harry and Meghan’s place …

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Record-breaking Rafael Nadal wins 50th consecutive set on clay to reach Madrid Open quarters

The Spaniard bettered John McEnroe’s 34-year-old record with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Diego Schwartzman<p>Rafael Nadal broke John McEnroe’s 34-year record on …

Roger Federer dressed like Rafael Nadal after vowing he would never mimic the look

Getty Images/Business Insider<p><b>Roger Federer recently said he would never go sleeveless like Rafael Nadal.</b>• <b><br>He explained that he could not mimic his</b> …

Baseline: See Nadal, Tsonga and more as babies

It's #BabyDay and these player baby photos are golden.<p>(@MattekSands please bring back the pigtails) pic.twitter.com/Un6LwQLcML<p>— Tennis Channel …

Nearing 32, Rafael Nadal is farther ahead of the clay field than ever

Would you believe that Rafael Nadal lost his game on Sunday?<p>It started midway through the first set of his final against Kei Nishikori in Monte …

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5 Things We Learned From The 2018 Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters | ATP World Tour | Tennis

<b>1. Rafa Is Rafa-ing, Again</b><br>The best is getting even better. World No. 1 Rafael Nadal, having won his 11th Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters title on Sunday …

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Nadal Clinches La Undécima | ATP World Tour | Tennis

Rafael Nadal continued to build upon his extraordinary legacy at Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters on Sunday when he captured his 11th trophy, which …

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How The Monte-Carlo Final Was Won: Nadal vs. Nishikori | ATP World Tour | Tennis

Rafael Nadal capped a magical week at the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters, surging to the title on a pristine, sun-kissed afternoon in the Principality. …

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Nadal brushes aside Dimitrov to reach 12th Monte Carlo final

Rafael Nadal easily saw off the challenge of Grigor Dimitrov to reach his 12th Monte Carlo Masters final<p>Monte Carlo (Principality of Monaco) (AFP) - …

Rafael Nadal demands extra practice despite cruising into Monte-Carlo Masters final with Kei Nishikori

Rafael Nadal's priority after reaching his 12th Monte Carlo Masters final was to whip out his phone and frantically text coach Carlos Moya. Despite a …

Roger Federer is avoiding facing me on clay, suggests Rafael Nadal

After one of the flattest months in the history of the ATP tour, world No 1 Rafael Nadal made a welcome return to the stage in Monte Carlo on Sunday, and immediately livened things up with a sly dig at his old ­rival Roger Federer.<p>Asked about Federer’s decision not to contest a single clay-court …

Rafa Nadal Does This One Thing So Much Better On Clay | ATP World Tour | Tennis

Rafael Nadal is essentially the same server on clay courts and hard courts. It’s the returning side of the game on clay where beast mode kicks in for …

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Venus Williams Shows Off Boyfriend After Miami Open Loss, Tennis Star May Be Engaged After Serena’s Wedding

Venus Williams kisses her boyfriend, Nicholas Hammond, in New York as engagement rumors intensify.<p>Venus Williams may have dashed her hope of taking …

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Rafael Nadal's Journey Continues, Back At No. 1 | ATP World Tour | Tennis

Rafael Nadal has today returned to No. 1 in the ATP Rankings, beginning his fifth stint at the pinnacle of men’s professional tennis, nine-and-a-half …

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