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RAFAEL NADAL

Japan Times
TENNIS
May 12, 2021
Hesitant Rafael Nadal casts doubts over Olympic participation
Rafael Nadal has raised doubts about his participation in this year's Tokyo Olympics amid the COVID-19 pandemic, saying on Tuesday that he has to be flexible and cannot give a clear answer until he organizes his schedule for the year.
Japan Times
TENNIS
May 7, 2021
Naomi Osaka becomes first Japanese athlete to win Laureus' top world sports honor
In this past year, the 23-year-old Osaka won both the U.S. and Australian Open titles for the second time, while using her platform to speak out for the Black Lives Matter movement.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Apr 26, 2021
Rafael Nadal saves match point to beat Stefanos Tsitsipas for 12th Barcelona title
Rafael Nadal saved a championship point to beat Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4, 6-7 (6-8), 7-5 on Sunday to claim his 12th Barcelona Open title in the ATP's longest match of 2021.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Apr 12, 2021
Rafael Nadal shrugs off fitness concerns ahead of return at Monte Carlo Masters
World No. 3 Rafael Nadal says he is fully fit and confident about his preparations as he begins his claycourt season at the Monte Carlo Masters with an eye on his pursuit of a 14th French Open crown.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Feb 18, 2021
Rafael Nadal's grand ambitions in Australia derailed again
The 34-year-old has now lost in the quarterfinals in consecutive years, having been outplayed by Dominic Thiem in 2020.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Apr 25, 2020
Rookie Rafael Nadal facing tough test at virtual Madrid Open
When discussing the favorites to win the Madrid Open the first name on most people's lips would usually be clay-court king Rafa Nadal. Things are a little different this year though.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Jan 16, 2020
Naomi Osaka joins top tennis players in relief effort for Australian fires
Reigning Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka joined several other top players on Wednesday for a charity match to help relief efforts for the wildfires that have recently devastated large parts of Australia.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Oct 31, 2019
Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal advance to Paris Masters third round
Four-time champion Novak Djokovic overcame a first-set wobble against unheralded Corentin Moutet, beating the 97th-ranked Frenchman 7-6 (7-2), 6-4 to reach the third round of the Paris Masters on Wednesday.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Aug 25, 2019
Kei Nishikori still looking for way around 'Big Three' roadblock
It's been five years since Kei Nishikori upset Novak Djokovic in the semifinals of the U.S. Open to secure his first, and so far only, appearance in a Grand Slam final.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Jun 4, 2019
Kei Nishikori faces daunting challenge against 'King of Clay'
Robin Soderling. Novak Djokovic. Kei Nishikori?
Japan Times
TENNIS
Mar 4, 2019
Nick Kyrgios shaking up tennis world
A few hours after Roger Federer collected the 100th ATP title of his career in Dubai, Nick Kyrgios was preparing for his Mexican Open final against Alexander Zverev — on a jet ski.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Jan 26, 2019
Djokovic, Nadal renew rivalry
If Rafael Nadal's Australian Open semifinal win over Greek sensation Stefanos Tsitsipas was one-sided, Novak Djokovic showed he could be even more brutal in his victory against Lucas Pouille on Friday.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Jul 10, 2018
New first for Kei Nishikori, but clock ticking on bid for major title
Up until the midway point of the second set of his fourth-round match with Ernests Gulbis, it appeared Manic Monday was going to get the best of Kei Nishikori once again.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Apr 28, 2018
Rafael Nadal extends super run on clay, reaches Barcelona Open semifinals
Rafael Nadal extended his astonishing winning run on clay to 42 consecutive sets as he reached the semifinals of the Barcelona Open with a 6-0, 7-5 victory over Slovakia's Martin Klizan on Friday.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Apr 21, 2018
Kei Nishikori battles past Marin Cilic, into Monte Carlo semifinals
Kei Nishikori moved closer to his first Masters title on Friday, with a 6-4, 6-7 (1-7), 6-3 quarterfinal win over Croatia's Marin Cilic.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Apr 7, 2018
Rafael Nadal prevails in return
Spain's Rafael Nadal returned to action with a 6-2, 6-2, 6-3 Davis Cup win over Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber on Friday to set a record for the longest winning streak in the competition's history.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Nov 24, 2017
Kei Nishikori cautious, optimistic as he prepares for comeback from injury
Kei Nishikori, who has been sidelined since August with a season-ending wrist injury, is determined to return with a level of fitness and form that will leave no question about his place among the game's best.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Oct 9, 2017
Yuichi Sugita moves to personal-best 36th in tennis world rankings
Yuichi Sugita climbed to a personal-best 36th in the world rankings released Monday, while Kei Nishikori, who is out for the season with a right-wrist injury, remained in 14th.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Aug 15, 2016
Nishikori beats Nadal for bronze, bags Japan's first Olympics tennis medal since 1920
Kei Nishikori defeated Rafael Nadal 6-2, 6-7 (1-7), 6-3 to win bronze at the Rio Olympics on Sunday for Japan's first tennis medal in almost a century.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Aug 14, 2016
Nishikori to face Nadal for bronze after losing Olympic semifinal to Murray
Kei Nishikori's bid for an Olympic gold medal came up short after a 6-1, 6-4 semifinal defeat to defending champion Andy Murray at the Rio Games on Saturday.

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