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US Open 2019: Rafael Nadal's drive, dynamism and perpetual quest for greatness fuel second coming as tennis' all-time great
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US Open 2019: Rafael Nadal's drive, dynamism and perpetual quest for greatness fuel second coming as tennis' all-time great

To watch Nadal from 2001 to now is to truly experience greatness — not just in a sporting sense, but in watching just how to grow, to evolve. Today, as Nadal watched his own montage as he went to collect the US Open trophy, perhaps he saw it too.

Barcelona Open: Rafael Nadal notches 400th win on clay, sets up title clash with Greek teenager Stefanos Tsitsipas
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Barcelona Open: Rafael Nadal notches 400th win on clay, sets up title clash with Greek teenager Stefanos Tsitsipas

World number one Nadal also extended his winning streak on clay to 44 consecutive sets as he downed Goffin for a third time in three meetings on the red dirt surface he has dominated for more than a decade.

Barcelona Open: Rafael Nadal beats Martin Klizan in quarters for his 399th win on clay; Dimitrov, Thiem lose
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Barcelona Open: Rafael Nadal beats Martin Klizan in quarters for his 399th win on clay; Dimitrov, Thiem lose

World number one Nadal was made to work by Slovakian qualifier Klizan, ranked at 140 and who had knocked out Novak Djokovic in the second round.

Australian Open 2018: Marin Cilic, Kyle Edmund's raw aggression trumps their fancied opponents in quarter-finals
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Australian Open 2018: Marin Cilic, Kyle Edmund's raw aggression trumps their fancied opponents in quarter-finals

Cilic and Edmund took the high, attacking ground and put on a sparkling show of shot-making to score upset wins over Rafael Nadal and Grigor Dimitrov respectively.

Wimbledon 2017: Rafael Nadal warns rivals he'll be a force to reckon with if he survives early barrage
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Wimbledon 2017: Rafael Nadal warns rivals he'll be a force to reckon with if he survives early barrage

Rafael Nadal faces a tough road this Wimbledon, with Andy Murray or Stan Wawrinka lying in the last four before a potential final showdown against Roger Federer or Novak Djokovic.

China Open: Amid Djokovic's rising dominance, Nadal shows glimpses of a comeback
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China Open: Amid Djokovic's rising dominance, Nadal shows glimpses of a comeback

Djokovic’s superiority in 2015 hasn’t been marginal. He has been head and shoulders above the rest of the field

IPTL 2015: Nadal joins Indian Aces; sets up marquee match-up with Federer in New Delhi
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IPTL 2015: Nadal joins Indian Aces; sets up marquee match-up with Federer in New Delhi

Former World No.1 Rafael Nadal will make his debut in Season 2 of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL), scheduled from December 2 to 20,

French Open: Sixth-seeded Nadal handed toughest draw till date, could face Djokovic in QF
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French Open: Sixth-seeded Nadal handed toughest draw till date, could face Djokovic in QF

Rafael Nadal could face top-ranked Novak Djokovic in the French Open quarterfinals, the toughest draw the nine-time champion has faced at Roland Garros.

Egypt's forced demolition drive angers people in Sinai border town
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Egypt's forced demolition drive angers people in Sinai border town

The forced evacuations in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula are further alienating a restive population with longstanding grievances against the government.

Rafael Nadal's incredible eight French Open titles
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Rafael Nadal's incredible eight French Open titles

Rafael Nadal faces Novak Djokovic in the French Open final on Sunday where he will be aiming for a ninth title at Roland Garros.

Wawrinka wins Aussie Open final vs injured Nadal
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Wawrinka wins Aussie Open final vs injured Nadal

Nadal appeared to be on the verge of retiring in the second set, when he hurt his back and needed a medical time out, but recovered slowly after getting treatment to push Wawrinka to four sets.

Australian Open Final Live: Stanislas Wawrinka is the champ
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Australian Open Final Live: Stanislas Wawrinka is the champ

All the live detailed updates and tweets from the men's final at the Australian Open 2014.

Three things Wawrinka needs to do to beat Nadal
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Three things Wawrinka needs to do to beat Nadal

Wawrinka could be a bundle of nerves on Sunday and go down tamely to the Spaniard. Or he could use that nervous energy to motivate and inspire himself to play the best match of his life. Anything less, would surely mean a Nadal victory.

Australian Open 2014 LIVE: Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal
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Australian Open 2014 LIVE: Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal

All the live detailed updates and tweets from the semi-final between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

Statistical insights: Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal
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Statistical insights: Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer will be meeting for the 33rd time on the ATP tour with the Spaniard holding a 22-10 advantage. Here's a look at some numbers that may decide the tonight's big match

Nadal blister could hand Federer crucial edge
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Nadal blister could hand Federer crucial edge

Rafa Nadal has suffered a number of career-threatening injuries in the past yet a bad blister on the Spaniard's hand could be all Roger Federer needs to gain a vital advantage in their Australian Open semi-final on Friday.

Australian Open: Nadal overcomes Nishikori in tough three-setter
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Australian Open: Nadal overcomes Nishikori in tough three-setter

It's the seventh time in Nadal's last seven appearances at Melbourne Park that he's advanced to the quarterfinals.

Federer doesn't care about no.1 spot, says Rafael Nadal
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Federer doesn't care about no.1 spot, says Rafael Nadal

Roger Federer does not need to be world number one anymore and he might well be a top contender at next year's Australian Open, his chief rival Rafa Nadal said.

How the 2011 loss helped Nadal beat Novak Djokovic in 2013
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How the 2011 loss helped Nadal beat Novak Djokovic in 2013

Nadal vs. Federer provides a contrast in styles. Nadal vs. Djokovic is a matchup of mirror images.

Rafael Nadal and the secrets behind the making of a champion
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Rafael Nadal and the secrets behind the making of a champion

The Nadal we see today is a mirror image of what Toni had in mind.