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Spain's Carlos Alcaraz takes part in a practice session at The Queen's Club in London on Monday.
Jun 18, 2024
Alcaraz hoping to learn from Nadal at Paris Games
"It’s going to be my first Olympic Games. Everything is new for me, so I hope to learn a lot from him," said Alcaraz.
Rafael Nadal hits a return during a match at Wimbledon in July 2022.
Jun 14, 2024
Nadal to skip Wimbledon to focus on Olympics
The announcement came a day after Spanish tennis chiefs said the 14-time French Open champion would team up with Carlos Alcaraz at the Games.
Spain's Rafael Nadal leaves the court after losing against Germany's Alexander Zverev in their men's singles match on day two of the French Open tennis tournament in Paris on Monday.
May 28, 2024
Paris darling Nadal exits French Open in farewell-like defeat
"I hope to be back on this court for the Olympics," Nadal said after his loss to Alexander Zverev.
Spain's Rafael Nadal takes part in a practice session ahead of the French Open, in Paris on Tuesday.
May 22, 2024
Djokovic backs Nadal for French Open title
Nadal is contending with injury problems and growing competition from a younger generation.
Rafael Nadal celebrates after his win over Zizou Bergs at the Italian Open in Rome on Thursday.
May 10, 2024
Rafael Nadal hopes to shed 'fear' before French Open
Nadal bounced back from a set down to beat qualifier Zizou Bergs 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.
Rafael Nadal takes part in a training session on Monday before the start of the Italian Open at the Foro Italico in Rome.
May 7, 2024
Nadal to make Rome return against qualifier
The 37-year-old last won in Rome in 2021 and dropped out last year with injury ahead of the tournament.
Spain's Rafael Nadal waves to the crowd after losing his fourth-round match at the Madrid Open on Tuesday in what was likely his final tournament in the Spanish capital.
May 1, 2024
'Emotional' Nadal knocked out of Madrid Open
The 37-year-old, 22-time Grand Slam singles champion — winner of a record five Madrid Open titles — bowed out 7-5, 6-4 to the 30th-seeded Czech Lehecka.
Rafael Nadal celebrates his win over Alex de Minaur on Saturday at the Madrid Open.
Apr 28, 2024
Nadal shines in Madrid win but warns he 'needs time' to find full power
It was an impressive performance from the 37-year-old but he immediately dismissed the idea it was anywhere near his vintage form.
Spain's Rafael Nadal serves to Australia's Alex de Minaur at the Barcelona Open on Wednesday.
Apr 18, 2024
French Open the moment to 'give everything': Nadal after Barcelona defeat
Nadal, 37, who missed virtually all of the 2023 season, is hoping to compete at the French Open in May where he is the record 14-time champion.
Rafael Nadal, seen during an event in April 2021, is hoping to make his return to tennis at next week's Barcelona Open.
Apr 11, 2024
Rafael Nadal hoping to make return to court at Barcelona Open
The record 14-time French Open winner missed virtually all of the 2023 season through injury and has only played at the Brisbane International this season.
Rafael Nadal pulled out of the Qatar Open on Wednesday after saying he is is "not ready to compete."
Feb 15, 2024
Rafael Nadal pulls out of Qatar Open but hopes to return for Indian Wells
The 22-time Grand Slam title winner now hopes to return to the tour at the Indian Wells Masters.
Rafael Nadal hits a return during a match at the Australian Open in January 2023.
Jan 7, 2024
Nadal to skip Australian Open due to muscle injury
Nadal made his long-awaited comeback in Brisbane after spending almost a year on the sidelines.
Spain's Rafael Nadal hits a return against Austria's Dominic Thiem during his match in Brisbane on Jan. 2.
Jan 3, 2024
Nadal happy to win in return but says confidence still recovering
Nadal marked his singles comeback after hip surgery with a 7-5, 6-1 victory over Austrian former world No. 3 Dominic Thiem.
Naomi Osaka during a training session ahead of her competitive return, in Brisbane on Wednesday
Dec 27, 2023
Nadal and Osaka set for comebacks in Australia
Four-time Grand Slam champion Osaka has not played since the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo in 2022.
Naomi Osaka in action during the third round of the Australian Open in January 2022
Dec 7, 2023
Osaka and Nadal set for Grand Slam comebacks in Australia
Osaka gave birth to daughter Shai in July and has not played since September 2022, having also struggled with her mental health.
Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates after winning against Britain's Jack Draper during their men's singles match on day one of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on Jan. 16. Nadal has been absent from the courts for almost a year with a hip injury.
Dec 5, 2023
Nadal plays down expectations before Brisbane return
Rafael Nadal, 37, has been out with a hip injury since last January but is set to feature at Brisbane in the near year.
Rafael Nadal last competed in January at the Australian Open in Melbourne.
Oct 11, 2023
Tournament director says Rafael Nadal to play at Australian Open
The Spaniard, who has won 22 Grand Slam titles, has been out of action since January after hurting his hip flexor in a second-round defeat in Melbourne.
Tennis star Rafael Nadal attends a Spanish first-division soccer match between Real Madrid and Real Sociedad in Madrid on Sunday.
Sep 19, 2023
Rafael Nadal still aiming to finish career in 2024
The Spaniard had two surgeries on his hip injury, one of which he announced publicly in June and was set to take around five months to heal.
Japan Times
Jun 12, 2023
Novak Djokovic stands alone after capturing record 23rd Grand Slam title at French Open
If the debate about the best man to ever wield a tennis racket came down to statistics alone, Novak Djokovic's status is already secure.
Japan Times
Jun 10, 2023
Novak Djokovic moves to the precipice of tennis supremacy
The Philippe Chatrier Court at Roland Garros has long been Rafael Nadal’s second home, but on Sunday it will be Novak Djokovic looking to make history in Paris.


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