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September 18th, 2020

Nadal, Djokovic Power Into Rome QFs; Dimitrov v Shapovalov

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are now just two wins from a Monday final.

Posted by Staff @ 11:08 pm in Rome | 10 Comments »

September 17th, 2020

Seeds Roughed Up In Rome; Nadal, Djokovic Return Fri.

Four Italians made the last 16 at the Rome Masters, two of them teens.

Posted by Staff @ 11:25 pm in Rome | No Comments »

September 16th, 2020

Nadal, Djokovic Win Easy Clay Openers; Tsitsipas Tossed In Sin Bin

Rafael Nadal dropped two games in his clay court opener.

Posted by Staff @ 11:33 pm in Rome | No Comments »

September 14th, 2020

Nadal, Djokovic Lead Rome Masters; King Of Clay Seeks 10th Title

Rafael Nadal is back on tour this week.

Posted by Staff @ 10:45 am in Rome | No Comments »

August 4th, 2020

Nadal Opts Out Of US Open, Djokovic Returns With 7 Of Top 10

Rafael Nadal was among the nine eligible players to opt out of the US Open.

Posted by Staff @ 5:40 pm in US Open | 2 Comments »

July 29th, 2020

Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic Among The Cincinnati Masters Entrants, But Who’s Really Playing?

All four women’s Grand Slam winners from 2019 opt out of Cincinnati.

Posted by Staff @ 11:22 am in Cincinnati, US Open | Comments Off on Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic Among The Cincinnati Masters Entrants, But Who’s Really Playing?

July 20th, 2020

Rafael Nadal Practicing On Clay, Doubtful For US Open?

Rafael Nadal has been hard at work practicing for weeks for the restart. But he’s been on clay.

Posted by Staff @ 11:44 am in French Open, US Open | Comments Off on Rafael Nadal Practicing On Clay, Doubtful For US Open?

June 4th, 2020

Rafael Nadal Not Sure About Playing The US Open

Rafael Nadal would not fly to New York right now. But could that change in three months?

Posted by Staff @ 8:16 pm in French Open, US Open | 25 Comments »

June 3rd, 2020

Rafael Nadal Turned 34 Today

Rafa is 34.

Posted by Staff @ 4:33 pm in 2020 Season | 19 Comments »

March 18th, 2020

Laver Cup Won’t Move Weeks, Will Go Against French Open (It’s Roger v Rafa!)

A cross-continental late September showdown looms for Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:12 am in French Open, Laver Cup | Comments Off on Laver Cup Won’t Move Weeks, Will Go Against French Open (It’s Roger v Rafa!)

March 17th, 2020

Rafael Nadal Temporarily Closes Down His Academy Due To Coronavirus

No outsiders allowed in at Rafael Nadal’s academy.

Posted by Staff @ 11:19 am in 2020 Season | Comments Off on Rafael Nadal Temporarily Closes Down His Academy Due To Coronavirus

March 1st, 2020

Nadal Sweeps Past Fritz For Third Acapulco Title

Rafael Nadal won his 85th career title Saturday night in Acapulco.

Posted by Staff @ 11:43 am in Acapulco | 1 Comment »

February 29th, 2020

Nadal Overpowers Dimitrov, Gets Fritz For Acapulco Title

Rafael Nadal seeks his first title since Acapulco, and 17-year-old Leylah Fernandez shines in the undercard.

Posted by Staff @ 10:33 am in Acapulco | Comments Off on Nadal Overpowers Dimitrov, Gets Fritz For Acapulco Title

February 28th, 2020

Nadal Keeps Cruising In Acapulco, Faces Dimitrov In SFs; Isner v Fritz

Rafael Nadal is closing in on another Acapulco title.

Posted by Staff @ 10:32 am in Acapulco | Comments Off on Nadal Keeps Cruising In Acapulco, Faces Dimitrov In SFs; Isner v Fritz

February 23rd, 2020

Former Champions Nadal, Kyrgios Headline Acapulco

Rafael Nadal returns to action this week in Acapulco.

Posted by Staff @ 4:08 pm in Acapulco | Comments Off on Former Champions Nadal, Kyrgios Headline Acapulco