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RAFAEL NADAL

Japan Times
TENNIS
Sep 6, 2022
Frances Tiafoe knocks out Rafael Nadal in major U.S. Open upset
It was the first time this year that Nadal, who had been chasing a record-extending 23rd Grand Slam title, has been beaten in a major.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Sep 4, 2022
Rafael Nadal and Iga Swiatek reach U.S. Open fourth round
Rafa Nadal has now won 34 straight sets against Frenchman Richard Gasquet, who he first played as a junior.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Sep 2, 2022
Rafael Nadal overcomes bloody nose to advance at U.S. Open
Rafael Nadal reached the third round of the U.S. Open after battling through a freak injury when he accidentally hit himself with his own racket.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Aug 28, 2022
Rafael Nadal eyes 23rd major as Novak Djokovic gives up on U.S. Open
The Spaniard has had to sit out the U.S. Open four times in his career, and there are once again fresh doubts over his physical ability to survive a grueling two weeks at Flushing Meadows.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Aug 25, 2022
Rafael Nadal prepared to vie for U.S. Open title
While Nadal trains in New York, Djokovic remains in Europe hoping for a last-minute policy change by officials in the United States.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Aug 15, 2022
Emma Raducanu looking forward to match against Serena Williams
'For our careers to have crossed like this ... I'm fortunate to be able to play her.'
Japan Times
TENNIS
Jul 8, 2022
Rafael Nadal withdraws from Wimbledon due to injury
Nadal's decision — which sends Australian maverick Nick Kyrgios to the final — ends his chance at completing a rare calendar-year Grand Slam.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Jul 7, 2022
Ailing Rafael Nadal unsure about health ahead of Wimbledon semifinal
'I can't give you a clear answer because if I gave you a clear answer and tomorrow another thing happens, I will be a liar, he said.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Jul 1, 2022
Rafael Nadal and Iga Swiatek survive scares at Wimbledon
Rafael Nadal was forced to dig deep, while Iga Swiatek survived a stumble to win her 37th straight match.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Mar 21, 2022
Taylor Fritz upsets Rafael Nadal in final round at Indian Wells
'This is just one of those childhood dreams, winning this tournament especially, Indian Wells, this is one of those childhood dreams you never even think can come true.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Mar 20, 2022
Carlos Alcaraz underlines potential in defeat to Rafa Nadal
Nadal prevailed after an engrossing contest amid strong winds, but the 18-year-old Alcaraz showed why he is considered the future champion of the sport.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Mar 18, 2022
Rafael Nadal outlasts Nick Kyrgios in thriller to advance at Indian Wells
Nadal managed to deliver in the match's biggest moments and maintain his composure as his opponent threw his racket and jawed with the chair umpire, fans and himself.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Mar 15, 2022
Rafa Nadal: Players need to build resilience to deal with hecklers
The Spaniard's comments came after fellow Grand Slam winner Naomi Osaka was thrown off-balance by a heckler at the start of her second-round defeat at Indian Wells on Sunday.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Mar 9, 2022
Rafa Nadal the man to beat as Naomi Osaka eyes return at Indian Wells
The Spaniard is the favorite in the men's tournament after winning his 21st major, while hopes are high for a comeback by Osaka after a turbulent 2021.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Jan 31, 2022
Rafael Nadal wins record 21st Grand Slam title with stunning comeback in Australian Open final
'It was one of the most emotional matches in my tennis career,' Nadal said
Japan Times
TENNIS
Jan 13, 2022
Novak Djokovic included in Australian Open draw despite uncertainty over status
Australian Immigration Minister Alex Hawke is still weighing whether to revoke Djokovic's visa for a second time.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Jan 6, 2022
Rafael Nadal expresses sympathy for Novak Djokovic, but says world No. 1 knew of risks
'In some way I feel sorry for him. But at the same time, he knew the conditions since a lot of months ago, so he makes his own decision.'
Japan Times
TENNIS
Dec 23, 2021
Alexander Zverev expects to form new Big 3 with Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev in 2022
'The big titles were the Olympics, U.S. Open, Turin (ATP Finals) and Wimbledon, and they were all won by Medvedev, Djokovic and me,' Alexander Zverev said this week.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Jun 17, 2021
Rafa Nadal to skip Tokyo Olympics and Wimbledon to prolong career
The 35-year-old Spaniard said the two-week gap between the French Open and Wimbledon was not enough time for him to recuperate after a demanding clay-court season.
Japan Times
TENNIS
May 17, 2021
Rafael Nadal edges Novak Djokovic to claim 10th Italian Open title
Rafael Nadal warmed up for the French Open with a 7-5 1-6 6-3 win over world No. 1 Novak Djokovic as the Spaniard claimed his record-extending 10th Italian Open title in Rome on Sunday in the latest chapter of their rivalry.

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