Nadal, and his foot, under scrutiny at Wimbledon | The Express Tribune

LONDON: When Wimbledon rolls out the lush green carpet to welcome Rafael Nadal at the championships for the first time in three years next week, it will be the Spaniard’s foot, rather than his formidable forehand, that will be scrutinised to the nth degree. Until a few days ago, very few people had even heard … Read more

Murray awed by Nadal’s French Open record | The Express Tribune

STUTTGART: Before continuing his grass court preparations, Andy Murray on Monday did the maths on Rafael Nadal’s latest feat on clay. The 36-year-old Spaniard on Sunday routed Norway’s Casper Ruud 6-3, 6-3, 6-0 in the final at Roland Garros to extend two records. It was not only his 22nd Grand Slam title but also his … Read more

Nadal wins 14th French Open and record-extending 22nd Grand Slam – SUCH TV

Rafael Nadal won a 14th French Open and record-extending 22nd Grand Slam title on Sunday with a straight-sets rout of Casper Ruud to become the oldest male champion at Roland Garros and he vowed to “keep fighting”. In a disappointing final, 36-year-old Nadal won 6-3, 6-3, 6-0 with victory coming 17 years to the day … Read more

Rafael Nadal advances to men’s French Open final after Alexander Zverev retires due to injury | CNN

CNN  —  Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal advanced to the men’s French Open final on Friday, after opponent Alexander Zverev was forced to retire due to an injury. After losing the first set 7-6 (8) in a tie-break, Zverev was leading 6-5 in the second set of the semifinal match when the German twisted his … Read more

Rafael Nadal says injuries leave him in pain ‘every single day’ | CNN

CNN  —  An interaction with a reporter laid bare the toll a 21-year career has taken on Rafael Nadal’s body, as the Spanish tennis star said he endures pain “every single day.” After his round of 16 win over David Goffin – which was decided by a mammoth third-set tiebreaker – Nadal limped into his … Read more

Rafael Nadal has ‘zero problem’ with playing Felix Auger-Aliassime — who is coached by his Uncle Toni

For Rafael Nadal, family is everything. So when Nadal faces Felix Auger-Aliassime in the fourth round at Roland Garros on Sunday, he won’t worry if his uncle, Toni Nadal, is sitting in the stands in his new role as Auger-Aliassime’s coach. “I already talked with Toni after my match,” Nadal said Friday, having beaten Botic … Read more

Nadal strolls at French Open as Osaka, Krejcikova crash out – SUCH TV

Rafael Nadal kicked off his quest for a 14th French Open title with a straight-sets win over Jordan Thompson, but former world number one Naomi Osaka and defending champion Barbora Krejcikova tumbled out in the first round on Monday. Nadal, on a quarter-final collision course with Novak Djokovic, brushed Australia’s Thompson aside 6-2, 6-2, 6-2 … Read more

Will Rafa Nadal pull off another feat of clay? 21 dominating numbers heading into the French Open

May 20, 2022 Kelly CohenESPN Rafael Nadal‘s career has been spectacular and his career on clay has been unlike any other in the history of the sport. And Nadal loves Roland Garros. Period. But only recently he returned from a rib injury while also dealing with chronic pain in his left foot that kept him … Read more

‘I am one of the favorite players to win Roland Garros’: The meteoric rise of 19-year-old Carlos Alcaraz | CNN

CNN  —  Once a ruling dynasty has been established, it can prove difficult to shift. The reign of the “Big Three” – Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic – over men’s tennis has spanned Carlos Alcaraz’s entire life. On July 6, 2003, the day after Alcaraz turned two months old, Federer won his first … Read more

Zverev says Nadal plays ‘30% better’ at Roland Garros | The Express Tribune

PARIS: Alexander Zverev believes Rafael Nadal plays “30% better” at Roland Garros as he backed either the 13-time winner or defending champion Novak Djokovic to triumph at the French Open. German world number three Zverev, who is seeded to meet Djokovic in the semi-finals, said Nadal seems to have shrugged off the recurrence of a … Read more