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Novak Djokovic: 'Roger Federer has influenced the evolution of my game' - Tennis World

Played him the most after the rivalry with (Rafael) Nadal. He has influenced greatly the rivalry with him and him personally has influenced the evolution of my game. It would be the greatest challenge in Cincinnati, without a doubt, and many ...

ATP Cincinnati: Roger Federer sets dream final with Djokovic when Goffin.. - Tennis World

... Federer will play against Novak Djokovic for the 46th time and the first since the Australian Open 2016 after a 7-6 1-1 win over David Goffin in 62 minutes for his 150th ATP final and the 48th at Masters 1000 level, just one short of Rafael Nadal's ...

Novak Djokovic into Cincinnati Masters final as he chases career Golden Masters - SkySports

Djokovic has won each of the other eight Masters titles on at least two occasions and with 30 Masters titles to his name he is second only to Rafael Nadal on the all-time list. But his slide down the rankings means he is without a Masters title since ...

August 18, 2008: Rafael Nadal steals the ATP throne from Roger Federer - Tennis World

Back in 2005, the 19-year-old Rafael Nadal had become not only the best teenager since the days of Bjorn Borg, Mats Wilander and Boris Becker but also the second biggest force on the Tour behind Roger Federer. Nadal had won no less than 11 ATP titles, ...

Novak Djokovic can tell Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal this at Cincinnati Masters - pundit -

Djokovic has won eight of the nine ATP 1000 events and needs to add the Cincinnati Masters title to complete the set. The Serbian is well on track to achieving that accomplishment as he is in semi-final action against Marin Cilic this evening. Djokovic ...

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal admission made by Stan Wawrinka -

But the three-time Grand Slam winner has found some form of old over the past two weeks, prior to falling to Nadal at the Rogers Cup before his recent loss to Federer. From both of those matches, Wawrinka is able to draw many positives and he is full ...

Stefanos Tsitsipas: A Borg lookalike and an example of shining tennis - Tennis World

1 Rafael Nadal in the final of one of the most important tournaments of the season, then you must have a genuine and crystalline talent. In his young career, Tsitsipas has defeated players like Richard Gasquet, Dominic Thiem, Kevin Anderson, David ...

Does the Big Four's dominance risk making their rivals irrelevant? - Tennis World

What Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray have achieved in over a decade is something unprecedented. The Big Four have written indelible pages in the history of our sport, but there is a point that often goes unnoticed, which ...

Nadal, Murray coming to play at Lagos Open? - Vanguard

Nadal To play in a Challenger Series event? If any player in the top 200 plays in the Lagos Open it will be celebrated! And note that it is not yet a Challenger event. They have probably applied and waiting approval which will be based on the prize ...

In Tennis's Team Events, a Case of Quantity Over Quality - New York Times

1 player, Rafael Nadal, who is leaning toward playing old-style Davis Cup for Spain against France earlier in September. Nadal was an enthusiastic participant in Laver Cup's debut in Prague last year, partnering with Federer in doubles and playing two ...

Rafael Nadal vs Roger Federer: Grigor Dimitrov picks his preferred coach -

The Bulgarian has often challenged the very best players on tour and came close to upsetting Novak Djokovic at the Cincinnati Masters this evening - losing in three sets. But if he was offered to add Nadal or Federer to his back-up team he would opt ...

Novak Djokovic: Don't Call It A Comeback, Nole Here To Stay - Lob & Smash

Djokovic reached the semis at the Italian Open, losing to Rafael Nadal. He would reach the quarterfinals at the French Open and then the finals at the Queen's Club Championships. There, he would fall to Croatian tennis star Marin Cilic. His Wimbledon ...

August 17, 2008: Rafael Nadal embraces Olympic glory in Beijing - Tennis World

Ever since the spring of 2005, when he stormed over his rivals to grab Monte Carlo, Barcelona, Rome and Roland Garros titles, Rafael Nadal established himself as the second best player in the world behind Roger Federer and staying there for more than ...

Being coached by Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal: Grigor Dimitrov takes call - Tennis World

During the Media Day in Cincinnati, Grigor Dimitrov was asked a funny and unusual question: who would he choose as a coach between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal if he had to? The Bulgarian was pretty uncertain. 'There's a lot of things that I can say ...

Roger Federer opens up on 'difficult' Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray -

Federer is widely regarded as the greatest player of all time and has racked up 20 Grand Slam titles over his illustrious career. However, throughout times over the last decade Nadal, Djokovic and Murray have all had spells at the top of the world ...

Roger Federer warned of major Rafael Nadal threat by Stefanos Tsitsipas -

Tsitsipas lost to Nadal in the Rogers Cup final last week but has since moved to hail the world No 1. Federer, 37, has won 20 major tournament titles and is widely regarded as the greatest player of all time. However, Nadal, four years his junior, is ...

Roger Federer: 'Nobody should be feeling sorry for me or Rafael Nadal' - Tennis World

Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal split 50 Grand Slam titles combined in the last 15 years, and they went through only some little lows, considering all the wins they enjoyed. Commenting on the Serb's success at Wimbledon, Federer said ...

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic fired warning by Nick Kyrgios -

Federer helped to create the Laver Cup last year and it took off with soaring success as two teams of six battle through a number of high-intensity matches over a three-day period. The 2017 competition saw arch-rivals Federer and Rafael Nadal play ...

Rafael Nadal can beat Roger Federer's Major titles, says John Newcombe - Tennis World

I realized it looking at the semifinal against (Rafael) Nadal at Wimbledon: as match went on, he was feeling more and more confident. In the last two months he had started to play well again, but something was missing, and you could see his frustration.

Roger Federer: Rod Laver makes Rafael Nadal Grand Slam revelation -

No player has won all four Grand Slams in one season since Laver did in 1969 - doing it twice, also in 1962. But Laver, 80, reckons Nadal was the only man capable of stopping Federer achieve the feat. "Winning four Wimbledon is the pride of my career, ...

Rafael "Rafa" Nadal Parera ">[rəfəˈɛɫ nəˈðaɫ pəˈɾeɾə], Spanish: [rafaˈel naˈðal paˈɾeɾa]; born 3 June 1986) is a Spanish professional tennis player. He is widely regarded as the greatest clay-court player in history, and owing to his dominance and success on the surface, he has been titled "The King of Clay". His evolution into an all-court threat has established him as one of the greatest players in tennis history, with some considering Nadal to be the greatest player of all time.

Rafael Nadal
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Nadal at 2016
Full name Rafael Nadal Parera
Country (sports) Spain Spain
Residence Manacor, Balearic Islands, Spain
Born (1986-06-03) 3 June 1986 (age 30)
Manacor, Balearic Islands, Spain
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro 2001
Plays Left-handed (two-handed backhand), born right-handed
Coach(es) Toni Nadal (1990–)
Carlos Moyá (2017)
Prize money

US$ 78,688,782

Official website
Career record 806–173
Career titles 69
Highest ranking No. 1 (18 August 2008)
Current ranking No. 9 (21 November 2016)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open W (2009)
French Open W (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
Wimbledon W (2008, 2010)
US Open W (2010, 2013)
Other tournaments
Tour Finals F (2010, 2013)
Olympic Games W (2008)
Career record 130–71
Career titles 11
Highest ranking No. 26 (8 August 2005)
Current ranking No. 115 (10 October 2016)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 3R (2004, 2005)
Wimbledon 2R (2005)
US Open SF (2004)
Team competitions
Davis Cup W (2004, 2008, 2009, 2011)
Last updated on: 7 November 2016.

Rafael "Rafa" Nadal Parera ([rəfəˈɛɫ nəˈðaɫ pəˈɾeɾə], [rafaˈel naˈðal paˈɾeɾa]; born 3 June 1986) is a Spanish professional tennis player. He is widely regarded as the greatest clay-court player in history, and owing to his dominance and success on the surface, he has been titled "The King of Clay". His evolution into an all-court threat has established him as one of the greatest players in tennis history, with some considering Nadal to be the greatest player of all time.

Nadal has won 14 Grand Slam singles titles, the 2008 Olympic gold medal in singles, 28 titles in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 events, and 17 ATP World Tour 500 tournaments (a record tied with Roger Federer). He was also a member of the winning Spain Davis Cup team in 2004, 2008, 2009, and 2011. In 2010, he became the seventh player in history and youngest of four in the Open Era to achieve the Career Grand Slam at age 24. He is the second male player, after Andre Agassi, to complete the singles Career Golden Slam. In 2011, Nadal was named the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year. The left-hander is the sixth player in the Open Era to reach more than 100 finals on the ATP World Tour.

Nadal and Mats Wilander are the only two male players in history who have won at least two Grand Slam titles on three different surfaces—hard court, grass, and clay. By winning the 2014 French Open, Nadal became the third player to win a single Grand Slam tournament nine times (Martina Navratilova 9, Margaret Court 11) and the first to win at least one Grand Slam tournament for ten consecutive years, breaking the record of eight consecutive years previously shared by Björn Borg, Pete Sampras, and Roger Federer. Nadal holds the record after winning his eighth straight Monte-Carlo Masters in 2012 and is the only player in the open era to achieve such a feat. Nadal is the only male player in tennis history to win one Grand Slam and Masters 1000 title for ten consecutive years from 2005–2014. He equalled Guillermo Vilas's all-time record of 49 clay court titles by winning the Barcelona Open in 2016.