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RAFAEL NADAL

Japan Times
TENNIS
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.
Japan Times
TENNIS
May 28, 2023
Djokovic says 'part of me will leave' when Nadal quits
'I'm not going to make any announcement today, but just reflecting on it. I felt also a little bit emotional about what he was saying,' Djokovic said.
Japan Times
TENNIS
May 27, 2023
Novak Djokovic heads to French Open hoping to take sole possession of Grand Slam record
Djokovic and Nadal are tied for the most men's Grand Slam titles in history with 22 each, and Djokovic can take sole possession of the record with a triumph at Roland Garros.
Japan Times
TENNIS
May 20, 2023
Rafael Nadal will always be part of French Open
Nadal has become as much a part of the Roland Garros landscape as the red clay beneath everyone’s feet, but it will be someone else’s domain this spring.
Japan Times
TENNIS
May 19, 2023
Rafael Nadal withdraws from French Open, intends to retire in 2024
'It's not a decision I'm taking, it's a decision my body is taking,' Nadal said at a news conference in his native Mallorca.
Japan Times
TENNIS
May 18, 2023
Novak Djokovic hails arrival of new generation after upset loss in Rome
Novak Djokovic said the long awaited "shift of generations" has finally come to men's tennis after the world No. 1 lost to 20-year-old Dane Holger Rune in the Italian Open quarterfinals on Wednesday.
Japan Times
TENNIS
May 8, 2023
Nadal missing French Open would be 'brutal' for the sport, says Federer
Nadal has been dealing with a hip injury he suffered at the Australian Open in January.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Apr 24, 2023
Carlos Alcaraz brushes aside notion of replacing Rafael Nadal
Alcaraz's defense of his Barcelona Open title on Sunday has boosted his bid to succeed his countryman as French Open champion.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Apr 22, 2023
Rafael Nadal has endured litany of injuries during long career
During Nadal's career, which has stretched over 20 years, the Spaniard has missed 11 Grand Slams and withdrew during five others.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Apr 21, 2023
Ailing Rafael Nadal pulls out of Madrid Open as questions mount about status for French Open
The 22-time Grand Slam champion has not competed since the Australian Open in January.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Jan 30, 2023
Novak Djokovic reignites GOAT debate with latest Australian Open triumph
If the debate is to be decided in terms of Grand Slam success, it now moves on to the French Open with Djokovic and Rafael Nadal tied with 22 titles.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Jan 18, 2023
Defending champion Nadal crashes out of Australian Open in major upset
The Spanish 36-year-old, who was struggling with what appeared to be a hip injury, fell 6-4, 6-4, 7-5 to American Mackenzie McDonald at Rod Laver Arena.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Jan 16, 2023
Rafael Nadal victorious at Australian Open but heartbreak for Nick Kyrgios
Top-seeded Nadal recovered from a second-set wobble to defeat the 38th-ranked Briton 7-5, 2-6, 6-4, 6-1 at Rod Laver Arena.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Jan 13, 2023
Rafael Nadal's struggles in spotlight before Australian Open
Some observers feel Rafael Nadal looks vulnerable ahead of the Australian Open.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Jan 3, 2023
Rafael Nadal not worried by shaky start before Australian Open
The 22-time Grand Slam champion opened the season with two defeats, but said he's happy to get court time after an injury-ravaged 2022 campaign.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Dec 29, 2022
Rafael Nadal eager to get back to winning ways after being hindered by injuries in 2022
'My main goal now is to regain positive feelings on the court and to be competitive, and I hope to do that,' Nadal said during a news conference on Wednesday. 'I'm ready to do it, but we'll see.'
Japan Times
TENNIS
Nov 2, 2022
Rafael Nadal no longer fighting for top spot
Nadal has been ranked world No. 1 for 209 weeks of his glittering career and has finished as the year-end No. 1 on five occasions.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Sep 24, 2022
Roger Federer, even in defeat, gets fitting end to storied career
Federer, 41, smiled often and cracked jokes with his doubles partner Rafael Nadal as they lost to Frances Tiafoe and Jack Sock in the final match of the Swiss great's career.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Sep 22, 2022
Roger Federer eyes dream farewell alongside Rafael Nadal at Laver Cup
The 20-time Grand Slam winner announced last week he intended to retire after the three-day tournament at London's 02 arena, which kicks off this weekend.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Sep 12, 2022
U.S. Open champions Carlos Alcaraz and Iga Swiatek leading charge into new era of tennis
Newly crowned champions Carlos Alcaraz and Iga Swiatek led a changing of the guard at the U.S. Open as the transition from the 'Big Three' era and Serena Williams gathered steam.

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