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Hampered by bad hip, Rafael Nadal loses at Australian Open

The defending champion, Nadal injured his left hip and lost in the second round, abruptly ending his bid for a record-extending 23rd Grand Slam trophy. MELBOURNE, VIC — Rafael Nadal bowed his head during changeovers and rested his elbows on his knees, the very picture of resignation. What already was a poor start to 2023, […]

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Australian Open: Rafael Nadal overcomes Jack Draper to make

Jack Draper’s hopes of causing an early shock at the Australian Open faded after the young Briton hobbled with cramp during a 7-5 2-6 6-4 6-1 defeat to defending champion Rafael Nadal. A run of six defeats from seven matches heading into the year’s first Grand Slam was the worst of his career and a […]

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Australian Open: Novak Djokovic chases Rafael Nadal’s record,

CNN  —  The first grand slam of the new tennis season gets underway on January 16 in Melbourne and the 2023 Australian Open is set to provide no end of intriguing storylines. Chief among them is the return of Novak Djokovic one year from his deportation debacle, as the Serb looks to match Rafael Nadal’s […]

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Rafael Nadal and fans call out reporter over retirement question:

Current world No. 2 tennis player Rafael Nadal, 36, pushed back on a reporter who asked him if he had plans to retire after losing a match at the United Cup. “For me, I lost my match – that’s it, no?” Nadal said at his post-match press conference after losing to British player Cameron Norrie, […]

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Rafael Nadal bans specific question after losing to Cameron

Rafael Nadal banned questions about his retirement and the 36-year-old told reporters “don’t keep going on” about his final days on a tennis court. The all-time Grand Slam record holder will be bidding for his 23 Major title when the Australian Open begins in just over two weeks’ time and says for now he is there […]

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Cameron Norrie stuns former world number one Rafael Nadal in

Cameron Norrie secured the biggest win of his career to date after beating former world number one Rafael Nadal at the United Cup for Great Britain in Sydney. The British number one beat Nadal 3-6 6-3 6-4 at a sold-out Ken Rosewell Arena to give Great Britain a 1-0 lead against Spain in the first […]

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Rafael Nadal admits extent of treatment for ‘incurable’ injury

“The truth is that I have [used radiofrequency treatment] many times after Wimbledon because the injury is incurable and when the nerve starts to hurt you have to do it again. I have to thank Mario, my regular anesthetist in Barcelona, ​​and Dr. Angel Ruiz-Cotorro, who put me in contact with David Abejon, a specialist […]

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Rafael Nadal shares retirement wish and admits Roger Federer

“I think he is one of the great icons in the history of sport in general, so it was a hard moment, and not only as a rival and partner but as a tennis lover. “It is that the same thing happened with Pau (Gasol) or Zidane and it will happen to me with [Lionel] […]

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Andrey Rublev: Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic know exactly what to

Andrey Rublev believes Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are using their enormous experience and knowledge about tennis to still be strong forces in the game. Nadal, 36, captured two Grand Slams this year and now he is a record 22-time Grand Slam champion. Djokovic, who wasn’t allowed to play in two Grand Slams this year, […]

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Tennis: King to help launch Serving Up Hope in San Rafael

Vania King, of the United States, returns the ball to Kirsten Flipkens, of Belgium, during their quarterfinal tennis match at the 2007 Fed Cup. King is set to play in a doubles exhibition at 1 p.m. Sunday at Belvedere Tennis Club to help launch Serving Up Hope in San Rafael. (AP Photo/ Luis M. Alvarez) […]