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January 6th, 2017

Raonic Beats Nadal To Reach Brisbane SFs; Nishikori v Wawrinka Saturday

Milos Raonic beat Rafael Nadal for just the second time in his career.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 5:23 pm in Brisbane | 1 Comment »

January 5th, 2017

Nadal To Face Raonic In Friday Brisbane QF Moya Bowl; Thiem v Dimitrov Undercard

Five Top 10 players reached the quarterfinals in Brisbane!

Posted by Staff @ 6:22 pm in Brisbane | 69 Comments »

January 3rd, 2017

Rafael Nadal Rock Solid In 2017 Opener In Brisbane; World No. 1 Angelique Kerber Debuts Wednesday

Rafael Nadal was a winner in his first official match of the 2017 season.

Posted by Staff @ 2:29 pm in Brisbane | 15 Comments »

January 1st, 2017

Rafael Nadal Wins Abu Dhabi Exo, Signals Return To Health?

It was only an exo, but Rafael Nadal was healthy!

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 12:13 pm in 2017 Season, Brisbane | No Comments »

December 31st, 2016

Nadal, No. 1 Kerber Among Headliners Next Week at Brisbane International Tennis; Previews

Five Top 10ers in the impressive field…The Top 4 seeds receive opening-round byes…Opening-round testers for (1) Raonic vs. Querrey, (5) Nadal vs. The Dog, (7) Dimitrov vs. Johnson, (8) Ferrer vs. Tomic, and (6) Pouille vs. Simon…

Posted by Staff @ 7:10 pm in Tennis | 25 Comments »

December 29th, 2016

Rafael Nadal: Over Long Run Moya Can Bring Me Positive Results, And I Think I Can Play 3 More Years

Rafael Nadal isn’t taking the slow road with new coach Carlos Moya.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 2:25 pm in Coaching | 16 Comments »

December 29th, 2016

Abu Dhabi Exo: Rafael Nadal Wins Opener, Andy Murray In Action Friday

Rafael Nadal opened play with a win in Abu Dhabi Thursday.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 2:19 pm in Exhibitions | 1 Comment »

December 19th, 2016

Will Carlos Moya Really Add Anything To Rafael Nadal’s Game?

Can Carlos Moya return Rafael Nadal to the winner’s circle?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 12:08 pm in Coaching | 92 Comments »

December 17th, 2016

Rafael Nadal Has Added Carlos Moya To His Coaching Team

Rafael Nadal has finally made a big coaching move, will it help?

Posted by Staff @ 10:12 am in Coaching | 92 Comments »

December 5th, 2016

Rafael Nadal With A New Head Of Hair And A New Head Racquet? [Video]

Rafael Nadal is making some changes this off season.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 3:03 pm in Videos | 6 Comments »

October 21st, 2016

Rafael Nadal Opens Academy With Special Guest Roger Federer

Rafael Nadal academy is now open!

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 11:08 pm in Videos | 14 Comments »

October 20th, 2016

Rafael Nadal’s 2016 Season Is Over Due To His Left Wrist

Rafael Nadal has pulled the plug on 2016.

Posted by Staff @ 4:25 pm in 2016 Season | 27 Comments »

October 12th, 2016

Nadal, Berdych Bounced Out Of Shanghai; Djokovic, Murray-Pouille Thursday

Shangai Surprises: Rafael Nadal, Tomas Berdych, Nick Kyrgios and Grigor Dimitrov all lost Wednesday.

Posted by Staff @ 4:08 pm in Shanghai | 17 Comments »

October 12th, 2016

Rafael Nadal Loses In Shanghai, Hints His 2016 Season Could Be Over

Will Rafael Nadal play again in 2016?

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 12:51 pm in Shanghai | 44 Comments »

October 9th, 2016

Djokovic Joins Murray, Stan, Nadal at Blockbuster Shanghai

Potential tough starts for (1) Djokovic vs. the upset specialist Fognini, (14) Gasquet vs. last week’s China Open finalist Dimitrov, (12) Kyrgios vs. Querrey who beat Djokovic earlier this year, (4) Nadal vs. the Troicki/Rosol winner, (10) Ferrer vs. Lopez in an all-Spanish meeting, (11) Goffin vs. Del Potro, and (13) Pouille vs. Hot Sauce…

Posted by Staff @ 10:12 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »