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Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal takes Rio Open title on comeback tournament from back injury

Rafael Nadal returned from a troublesome back injury to win the Rio Open, defeating Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine 6-3, 7-6 (7/3).

Monday, 24 February, 2014, 9:49am

Rafael Nadal back on top of the world

The year dawned with a cloud hanging over Rafael Nadal’s career but will end with him on top of the world after a win over Stanislas Wawrinka at the ATP World Tour Finals  that illustrated why he is in the pantheon of tennis greats.

7 Nov 2013 - 10:38am

Nadal's confidence soars with big pre-US Open win

Rafael Nadal thumped Canada's Milos Raonic 6-2 6-2 in the final of the men's Rogers Cup on Sunday to capture his eighth ATP title this season and boost his confidence ahead of the US Open, starting later this month.

13 Aug 2013 - 3:45am

A Good Week for ... , June 16, 2013

Rafael Nadal completed his return from injury in glorious fashion, picking up his eighth French Open title at Roland Garros.

16 Jun 2013 - 2:25am

Nadal's 8th French Open title sweeps aside lingering doubts over knee injury

Rafael Nadal harboured plenty of doubts when he returned to tennis in February after a seven-month lay-off because of a left knee injury.

His uncertainty was magnified when he lost in the final of his first tournament to Horacio Zeballos, an Argentine ranked 73rd who had never won a title before.

11 Jun 2013 - 4:35am

Flair outshines flare as Rafael Nadal seals great eight

Nadal claimed his 12th major with a 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 win over his Spanish compatriot who was playing in his first grand slam final at the age of 31 and at the 42nd time of asking.

10 Jun 2013 - 3:37am

Who said it?

Germany has more than five Chinese medicine hospitals and Hong Kong doesn't have a single one, which seems very odd

German practitioner Marcus Gadau joins calls for a traditional Chinese medicine hospital in the city


I'm confident in our joint efforts to build a new model of major country relationships

9 Jun 2013 - 2:40am

Nadal seeks grand slam record at French Open

Rafael Nadal is happy to suffer if it allows him to become the first man to capture the same grand slam title eight times when he tackles Spanish compatriot David Ferrer in today's French Open final.

9 Jun 2013 - 5:39am

Nadal outlasts Djokovic to win epic French Open semi

Defending champion Rafael Nadal moved closer to an historic eighth French Open title yesterday when he defeated world number one Novak Djokovic 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 6-7 (3-7), 9-7 in a titanic semi-final.

Nadal, the third seed, took his Paris record to a staggering 58 wins from 59 matches after recovering from 4-2 down in the deciding set to clinch victory after 4 hours and 37 minutes.

8 Jun 2013 - 7:15am

Djokovic, Nadal play Paris Open final a match early

It has been nearly two weeks since a murmur and a few groans went through the room in Paris after Rafael Nadal landed on the same side of the French Open draw as Novak Djokovic.

8 Jun 2013 - 5:00am