Home Topics Rafa Nadal

Rafa Nadal

Britain's Andy Murray reacts during his match against Netherlands' Tallon Griekspoor REUTERS-Susana Vera-File Photo

Murray wants assurance on quarantine issues before U.S. Open

Players need assurance that they would not face mandatory quarantine upon returning to Europe from the U.S. Open before travelling to New York amid the COVID-19 pandemic, former world number one Andy Murray has said.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning the Final match against Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas REUTERS-Ahmed Jadallah-File Photo

Novak Djokovic confident he will claim Grand Slam record

Novak Djokovic believes he will win the most Grand Slam titles and become the longest-reigning world number one by the time he retires, the 32-year-old Serb said in an interview.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic poses with the trophy after winning the Final against Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas. REUTERS-Thaier Al-Sudani

Imperious Novak Djokovic marks Stefanos Tsitsipas as future world No.1

Stefanos Tsitsipas has what it takes to win Grand Slam titles and become a future world number one, top-ranked Novak Djokovic said after downing the Greek to win the Dubai Tennis Championships title on Saturday.
Rafael Nadal moved one step closer to a record-equalling 20th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open on Monday, overcoming home favourite Nick Kyrgios 6-3, 3-6, 7-6(6), 7-6(4) in front of a packed crowd at Rod Laver Arena.

Rafael Nadal sees off challenge of Nick Kyrgios to advance in Australian Open

Rafa Nadal tamed a spirited challenge from Nick Kyrgios with a superb performance to reach the Australian Open quarter-finals for the 12th time.
Andy Murray

Andy Murray hopes to be fit to play Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal

Former world number one Andy Murray said he still needs four or five months to play top-level tennis so that he can again take on old rivals Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal after career-saving hip surgery earlier this year.
Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal qualifies for US Open final

Rafa Nadal moved to the brink of a 19th career Grand Slam title on Friday by beating Matteo Berrettini 7-6(6) 6-4 6-1 to reach the U.S. Open final.
Rafael Nadal

Path cleared for Rafael Nadal but obstacles remain at US Open

Path cleared for Rafa Nadal as only Matteo Berrettini stands between him and a fifth final at Flushing Meadows where the stage has been all but cleared for the Spaniard to claim a 19th grand slam title.
Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal knocks Marin Cilic out of US Open

Rafa Nadal faced his stiffest challenge yet at the U.S. Open but raised his game to beat Marin Cilic 6-3 3-6 6-1 6-2 on Monday, and continued his quest for a fourth Flushing Meadows title.
Naomi Osaka of Japan reacts after defeating Magda Linette of Poland during their Round 2 women’s Singles tennis match at the 2019 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on August 29, 2019. (Kena Betancur - AFP)

Naomi Osaka, Rafael Nadal headline day eight at US Open

Defending champion Naomi Osaka will seek a spot in the U.S. Open quarter-finals when she returns to the court on Monday while second seed Rafa Nadal faces former winner Marin Cilic in last 16 action.
Rafael Nadal handed rising star Stefanos Tsitsipas a tennis lesson Thursday as he drubbed him 6-2, 6-4, 6-0 in the Australian Open semi-final.-11

Rafael Nadal gets walkover into US Open third round

Three-time champion Rafa Nadal got a walkover into the third round of the U.S. Open after Australian wildcard Thanasi Kokkinakis withdrew from their evening match on Thursday.
Top seed Novak Djokovic’s untroubled progress continued at the French Open as he chalked up a fourth successive straight-sets victory on Monday, this time outclassing Jan-Lennard Struff to reach the quarter-finals.

Novak Djokovic finds comfort zone early at US Open

Novak Djokovic was feeling right at home on the Arthur Ashe Stadium hardcourt on Monday as he dispatched Roberto Caraballes Baena in three straight sets.
Former Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has won another award in Spain despite plying his trade in Italy with Juventus.

Former Real Madrid ace wins another award in Spain

Former Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has won another award in Spain despite plying his trade in Italy with Juventus.
Rafael Nadal adds to his rich French Open history.

Rafael Nadal too tough for Roger Federer, reaches 12th French Open final

Before this French Open semi-final match-up between Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal, it had been all about the dizzying numbers and statistics.
Unai Emery has been urged to offload three Arsenal players (Getty)

Unai Emery calls on Arsenal to summon up the spirit of Rafa Nadal ahead...

Unai Emery is calling on his Arsenal side to summon up the spirit of tennis icon Rafael Nadal as they prepare to go in search of major silverware in the Europa League final.
Roger Federer was beaten in straight sets by Berna Coric (AFP)

Roger Federer happy to return to clay after three-year absence

Former world number one Roger Federer says he is glad he made the decision to return to clay courts.
Dominic Thiem has claimed his first ATP Masters 1000 title with a thrilling victory over Roger Federer at the BNP Paribas Open. PA

Dominic Thiem rallies to deny Federer sixth ATP Indian Wells Masters title

Dominic Thiem denied Roger Federer a record sixth Indian Wells title, beating the Swiss great 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 on Sunday to claim his first ATP Masters 1000 crown.
Roger Federer beat Stefanos Tsitsipas to win the historic title [Francois Nel-Getty Images]

Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal roll into quarter-finals at Indian Wells

Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal remained on course for a mouth-watering semi-final clash at the BNP Paribas Open with straightforward fourth round victories in the California desert on Wednesday.
Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic dominates Rafa Nadal to win record seventh Australian Open title

Novak Djokovic claimed a record seventh Australian Open crown on Sunday as he demolished Rafa Nadal 6-3 6-2 6-3 in his most dominant Grand Slam win over the Spaniard.

Recent Stories

Kidnappers seem to have set their sights on Calabar metropolis, as gunmen are reported to have abducted for ransom six people in ten days.

Nigerian Immigration deports Cameroonian sex worker in Cross River

A Cameroonian commercial sex worker has been repatriated to her Country over lack of valid documents.

Bakassi council boss seeks presidential’s intervention on resettlement

The Chairman of the Bakassi Local Government Council in Cross River, Mr Amboni Iyadim, on Friday appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to hearken to the voices of the displaced people of Bakassi and resettle them permanently.
Governor Dapo Abiodun - Ogun Isolation Corornavirus Center 4

Ogun lifts weekend lockdown, orders reopening of worship centres

The Ogun State Government has suspended the weekend lockdown in the state and ordered the reopening of worship centres.
Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed

Nigeria: We need weapons, platforms to fight terrorists

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, says the nation needs more weapons and platforms to win the insurgency war.
Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has piled the pressure on Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola, after the manager said he would not be a failure if he is unable to deliver a Champions League title for the Etihad outfit.

Rio Ferdinand: Pep Guardiola hasn’t achieved anything with Manchester City that nobody else has

Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has piled the pressure on Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola, after the manager said he would not be a failure if he is unable to deliver a Champions League title for the Etihad outfit.