Posts Tagged ‘rafael-nadal’

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal reach semis showdown: Enjoy it while you can

The tennis match that drives ticket sales, TV ratings and the increasing heartbeats of sports fans is set for Saturday, in a huge stadium that rises out of the Southern California desert like a concrete mirage. Yes, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal won their quarterfinal matches Friday at the BNP…

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Age is just another reason to watch Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal while there’s a chance

In a few years they won’t grace the courts at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden anymore and won’t be vying for Grand Slam event championships. Roger Federer will be 38 years old in August and Rafael Nadal will be 33 in June, and age will overtake them in the not-so-distant future. No matter how great..

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Serena Williams has to retire from Parbas Open because of a viral illness

The star-studded Sunday field at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament at Indian Wells ended up star-studded minus one. Serena Williams, playing on center court after Roger Federer’s day match and before Rafael Nadal’s led off the night session, had to drop out with what the WTA tour called a…

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Australian Open: Nadal wins after a long layoff; Stephens and Sharapova advance

Rafael Nadal wasn’t about to let another Australian wild-card entry beat him at a Grand Slam tournament. The left-handed Spaniard beat No. 238th-ranked James Duckworth of Australia 6-4, 6-3, 7-5 on Monday in a first-round men’s match of the Australian Open at Melbourne Park

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Australian Open could be Andy Murray’s farewell to tennis

Rafael Nadal knew it was inevitable that sooner or later the Big Four would become the Big Three. That Andy Murray is the first of the top four in men’s tennis to signal the end of his career is something Nadal has to keep in perspective. The No.

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Rafael Nadal pulls out of Paris Masters; will lose No. 1 ranking

Returning from one injury to play at the Paris Masters, Rafael Nadal pulled out with another one. This time it wasn’t the troublesome right knee which had sidelined him since the U.S. Open semifinals in early September, but rather an abdominal injury which just crept up on him.

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Knee injury forces Rafael Nadal to retire, sending Juan Martin del Potro into U.S. Open final

A limping and visibly aching Rafael Nadal retired from his U.S.

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Knee injury forces Rafael Nadal to retire, sending Juan Martin del Potro into U.S. Open final

A limping and visibly aching Rafael Nadal retired from his U.S. Open semifinal against Juan Martin del Potro on Friday after losing the first two sets, sending del Potro into Sunday’s final.

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Knee injury forces Rafael Nadal to retire, sending Juan Martin del Potro into U.S. Open final

A limping and visibly aching Rafael Nadal retired from his U.S.

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Knee injury forces Rafael Nadal to retire, sending Juan Martin del Potro into U.S. Open final

A limping and visibly aching Rafael Nadal retired from his U.S.

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