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RAFAEL NADAL

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TENNIS
Oct 31, 2015
Federer, Nadal reach Swiss semis
Top seed Roger Federer stayed on course for a seventh title at his home tournament in Basel but was given a slight scare by David Goffin as he prevailed 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 on Friday to reach the Swiss Indoors semifinals.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Oct 16, 2015
Nadal whips Wawrinka, reaches Shanghai Masters semifinals
Former world No. 1 Rafael Nadal displayed more signs of a return to top form with a ruthless 6-2, 6-1 hammering of Stan Wawrinka and was joined by Novak Djokovic in the Shanghai Masters semifinals on Friday.
TENNIS
Oct 11, 2015
Djokovic outplays Nadal, earns sixth China Open title
World No. 1 Novak Djokovic continued his recent dominance over Rafael Nadal when he beat the Spaniard in the final of the China Open to win the tournament for the sixth time on Sunday.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Sep 20, 2015
Japan on brink in Davis Cup playoff
The inexperienced duo of Yasutaka Uchiyama and Yoshihito Nishioka dropped Saturday's doubles rubber in four sets to leave Japan one loss from elimination in its Davis Cup World Group Playoff against Colombia.
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Aug 20, 2015
Fitness proving a continuing challenge for Nishikori
Kei Nishikori finally broke through against Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals of last week's Rogers Cup in Montreal. Nishikori routed the 14-time Grand Slam champion 6-2, 6-4 with an overpowering show to record his first win over Nadal in eight career meetings.
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TENNIS
Aug 18, 2015
Monfils accused of tanking in defeat
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Japan Times
TENNIS
May 19, 2015
Courier says Nadal will be vulnerable at French Open
Nine-time French Open champion Rafa Nadal will no longer be regarded as an "immovable obstacle" at Roland Garros this year, according to two-time former winner Jim Courier.
Japan Times
TENNIS
May 15, 2015
Nishikori set to meet Djokovic in quarters
Kei Nishikori defeated Viktor Troicki of Serbia 6-4, 6-3 at the Italian Open on Thursday to set up a quarterfinal match against world No. 1 Novak Djokovic.
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TENNIS / MATCH POINT
May 5, 2015
Expert says Nishikori's rise to elite due to self-belief
Kei Nishikori's impressive performance in winning the Barcelona Open for the second straight year and the withdrawal of world No. 1 Novak Djokovic have made the Shimane native the favorite at this week's Madrid Open.
TENNIS
Mar 28, 2015
Nadal, Murray post first-round wins
Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray got their Miami Open bids off to a solid start with straight sets victories at Key Biscayne on Friday.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Feb 26, 2015
Nishikori rolls into quarters
World No. 5 Kei Nishikori reached the quarterfinals of the Mexico Open on Wednesday with a comfortable straight-sets win over Taiwan's Lu Yen-hsun.
Japan Times
TENNIS / MATCH POINT
Feb 17, 2015
Nishikori the best bet when it comes to deciding set
Kei Nishikori's dominating victory in the final of the Memphis Open on Sunday was the culmination of a week which saw him pushed to three sets in each of his three previous matches.
Japan Times
TENNIS / MATCH POINT
Oct 8, 2014
Nishikori good enough to become No. 1
Kei Nishikori's victory in the Rakuten Japan Open final on Sunday was not just a testament to his exceptional physical ability, but further evidence that he has the mental toughness to go all the way to the top.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Jun 9, 2014
Nadal wins French Open
Trying to beat Rafael Nadal at the French Open is, without a doubt, the toughest task in tennis. Indeed, must be among the greatest challenges in all of sports.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Jun 1, 2014
Nadal moves into fourth round after dispatching Mayer
Rafael Nadal once again showed he is the man to beat at the French Open after putting down a brief rebellion from Argentine Leonardo Mayer to win 6-2, 7-5, 6-2 and reach the fourth round despite a sore back on Saturday.
Japan Times
TENNIS
May 30, 2014
Nadal storms into 3rd round
Rafael Nadal provided a claycourt lesson for one of the game's young apprentices at the French Open when he crushed rising Austrian Dominic Thiem with a masterly display to reach the third round on Thursday.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Oct 13, 2013
Del Potro dispatches world No. 1 Nadal
Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro stunned world No. 1 Rafael Nadal 6-2, 6-4 in the semifinals of Shanghai Rolex Masters on Saturday night.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Oct 12, 2013
Djokovic maintains mastery over Tsonga, books spot in Shanghai Masters final
Defending champion and top seed Novak Djokovic downed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-2, 7-5 on Saturday to move into the final of the Shanghai Rolex Masters.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Oct 12, 2013
Nadal shakes off Wawrinka to reach Shanghai Masters semis
Second seed Rafael Nadal survived an epic first set tiebreaker on the way to a 7-6 (12-10), 6-1 victory over eighth seed Stanislas Wawrinka on Friday night to advance to the semifinals of the Shanghai Rolex Masters.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Oct 7, 2013
Djokovic, Nadal lead formidable field at Shanghai Rolex Masters
The top players in the world, minus injured Wimbledon champion Andy Murray, will be vying for the title this week at the prestigious Shanghai Rolex Masters.

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