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Djokovic, Nadal Set to Battle for ATP Year-End Ranking - Tennis Now (blog)

Novak Djokovic is closing in on his ultimate goal—finishing the year as World No.1 for the fifth time. The Serb says that reclaiming the No.1 ranking is a high priority for him right now, and after his title in Shanghai, he's basically neck-and-neck ...

Tension, emotions: Novak Djokovic opens up on rivalry with Rafael Nadal - Tennis World

In a press conference, Novak Djokovic spoke about his rivalry with Rafael Nadal. The Serb leads their head-to-head meetings 27-25 and always enjoys himself when he faces the 32-year-old Mallorcan. 'This is the biggest rivalry I have in my career, that ...

Djokovic: Nadal, Roger Federer, Murray and I always respect each other - Tennis World

Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray stand out not only for their on-court success but also their relationship off-court. The Serb feels very proud about it and he also added that the Big Four as people were a good example of ...

Nadal encabeza los confirmados para certamen de Acapulco - Houston Chronicle

CIUDAD DE MÉXICO (AP) — El tenista español Rafael Nadal, número uno del mundo, encabeza la lista de jugadores que confirmaron su participación para el Abierto Mexicano de Tenis del próximo año, anunciaron el martes los organizadores. Nadal, de ...

Roger Federer is a year older, that matters a lot - Former player - Tennis World

He lost both finals respectively to Pete Sampras 6-2, 6-2 and to Richard Krajicek 6-2, 3-6, 6-1. Federer will play the Swiss Indoors in Basel and the ATP Finals in London next. ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: Worse players than David Ferrer won a Grand Slam ...

2010 US Open was the best hard-court event for Rafael Nadal, says Djokovic - Tennis World

Basically, that's a sentence I keep on telling to myself. Prepare well. That's what I do well. They've been supporting me in my career throughout already three, four years. Definitely, don't want to change them.' ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: Worse players ...

Djokovic closing in on Nadal's No. 1 spot - The Manila Times

PARIS: Novak Djokovic is closing in on Rafael Nadal's number one spot after winning the Shanghai Masters title, according to ATP rankings released Monday (Tuesday in Manila). Nadal is struggling with a knee injury and has decided to sit out the current ...

Novak Djokovic says he will always express himself on court - SkySports

Rafael Nadal remains top, but the Serb is just 35 points behind the injured Spaniard and has hinted that he could play in one of the upcoming tournaments at the Erste Bank Open, Vienna or Swiss Indoors, Basel next week - both live on Sky Sports, where ...

'You must change Davis Cup when Federer, Nadal don't play it' - Uncle Toni - Tennis World

'I liked Davis Cup the way it was before because the best weeks were when I was coaching Rafael in Sevilla, Barcellona finals or Madrid semifinal, but if a (Roger) Federer, (Novak) Djokovic, (Stan) Wawrinka or my nephew do not play it, you cannot do ...

The Resurrection Of Novak Djokovic - The Runner Sports (blog)

The clay season proved a little more encouraging with a semifinal loss to Rafael Nadal in Rome before entering Paris. The Serbian survived the first four rounds before it came crashing down with a loss to little known Italian Marco Cecchinato ...

Novak Djokovic is a better mover than Roger Federer - Pundit - Tennis World

2 in the ATP ranking on Monday following the Rolex Shanghai Masters. He has a chance of taking over the top-spot from Rafael Nadal to end the year as the world no. 1. ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: Worse players than David Ferrer won a Grand Slam title .

Roger Federer: Why I still believe I can win 21st Grand Slam and reach 100 career titles -

In the three other majors this year, Federer skipped the French Open, lost in the Wimbledon quarter-finals and crashed out of the US Open in the fourth round. Rafael Nadal is hot on his heels on 17 Grand Slams as he continues to dominate at Roland Garros.

Rafael Nadal vs Roger Federer rivalry excites everyone, including me: Novak Djokovic - Times Now

After struggling with several injuries in the last few years, Novak Djokovic is once again looking in the form of his life. With Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer struggling for consistency and Andy Murray yet to regain full fitness, Djokovic continues to ...

Djokovic hails family after Shanghai win - The Sentinel Assam

It's a blessing to be a father and have a lovely family,” he smiled. After the successful tour in Shanghai, Djokovic surpassed Roger Federer to become World No. 2 on Monday and is getting very close to Rafael Nadal's number one spot. “It looks quite ...

Nadal holds the top spot, Djokovic in 2nd - The Sentinel Assam

Madrid: Spain's Rafael Nadal maintained the top spot of men's Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world singles rankings released on Monday with 7,660 points. Serbia's Novak Djokovic climbed one spot up to the second, after claiming the Shanghai ...

Novak Djokovic or Rafael Nadal for No 1, what shape is Simona Halep in? The 2018 questions that still need answering -

If the battle to finish as this year's No. 1 were a Premier League title race, it would be in the 1996, 1998 or 2012 bracket. All the momentum is with the chaser, who in this case is Novak Djokovic. While Rafael Nadal has been recuperating - and ...

'Being No. 1 is my biggest goal':Djokovic warns Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal - Tennis World

But he wants to overcome Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal and be back as a world No. 1. 'I answered a couple days ago. When someone asked me if I'm aware of the difference in the points. I am, I mean there's no doubt about that', Djokovic said. 'Now that ...

Nadal admitted Federer one of the best tennis participant in historical past - News Egypt (press release) (blog)

The primary racket of the world Spaniard Rafael Nadal expressed his angle to the view that Swiss Roger Federer is the most effective tennis participant in historical past. This writes the “Soviet sport”.

SA duo set to secure their spots at ATP Finals - Sport24

With only 10 players led by qualifiers Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic currently realistic candidates for the eight singles places in the lucrative R120-million tournament, Anderson appeared a strong candidate in seventh place in the race and well ...

Djokovic closing in on summit as he scales new heights - beIN SPORTS MENA Breaking News

... extend his winning streak to 18 matches. From 21st in the rankings after his French Open exit, Djokovic has climbed up to second and closing in on Rafael Nadal. Far from experiencing vertigo after such a rapid rise, he looks destined to reach new ...

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.

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Rafael Nadal - A Real Human Being (Moments of Respect)

Rafael Nadal is More than a Tennis Player, seeing him helping residents affected by Mallorca floods shows how much of a pure human being he is both inside ...

2018 US Open In Review: Rafael Nadal

Look back to the 2018 US Open and watch Rafael Nadal's run to the quarterfinals. SUBSCRIBE to The US Open Tennis YouTube Channel: ...

2018 US Open highlights: Rafael Nadal retires in third set vs Juan Martin del Potro | ESPN

Watch the highlights as No. 1 seed Rafael Nadal retires in the second set of his 2018 US Open semifinal match vs Juan Martin del Potro after dropping the first ...

2018 US Open highlights: Rafael Nadal beats Dominic Thiem in five-set quarterfinal classic | ESPN

After dropping the first set 6-0 to No. 9 Dominic Thiem, No. 1 Rafael Nadal battles back to win the next two sets. Thiem responds by winning the fourth set in a ...

Rafael Nadal confirma su presencia en Abierto Mexicano de Tenis 2019

El español Rafael Nadal, número uno del ranking mundial de la Asociación de Tenistas Profesionales será el rival a vencer dentro del Abierto Mexicano de ...