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Wimbledon 2022: Rafael Nadal and Iga Swiatek survive wobbles to progress
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Wimbledon 2022: Rafael Nadal and Iga Swiatek survive wobbles to progress

Nadal, chasing a calendar Grand Slam, recovered from losing the third set for the second straight match to beat Lithuanian journeyman Ricardas Berankis 6-4, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3.

Wimbledon 2022: Stefanos Tsitsipas sets up third round clash against Nick Kyrgios; Karolina Pliskova knocked out
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Wimbledon 2022: Stefanos Tsitsipas sets up third round clash against Nick Kyrgios; Karolina Pliskova knocked out

Karolina Pliskova, last year's beaten finalist, suffered a shock 3-6, 7-6 (7/4), 6-4 defeat to British wildcard Katie Boulter while women's fourth seed Paula Badosa set up a clash against two-time champion Petra Kvitova.

Wimbledon 2022: Rafael Nadal 'feels great' despite practice partner Matteo Berrettini's COVID-19 exit
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Wimbledon 2022: Rafael Nadal 'feels great' despite practice partner Matteo Berrettini's COVID-19 exit

Rafael Nadal practised with Matteo Berrettini at Wimbledon last week but the Spanish star shrugged off any concerns over his health.

Wimbledon 2022: Nadal marks return to grass after three years with hard-fought win over Cerundolo
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Wimbledon 2022: Nadal marks return to grass after three years with hard-fought win over Cerundolo

Second seed Nadal, playing on grass for the first time since his 2019 Wimbledon semi-final loss to Roger Federer, triumphed 6-4, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 over 41st-ranked Cerundolo, who was making his All England Club debut.

Wimbledon 2022 men’s preview: Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal lead title chase
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Wimbledon 2022 men’s preview: Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal lead title chase

Djokovic and Nadal are top contenders at Wimbledon with Federer missing for the first time since 1998. But if they falter, Berrettini hopes to capitalise.

Rafael Nadal says he is pain-free for the first time in 18 months
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Rafael Nadal says he is pain-free for the first time in 18 months

Nadal captured his 14th French Open and record-extending 22nd major earlier this month to put himself halfway to the first men's calendar Grand Slam since 1969.

Wimbledon 2022: Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal hit the practice courts
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Wimbledon 2022: Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal hit the practice courts

Novak Djokovic is on a 21-match winning run at Wimbledon having won the tournament in 2018, 2019 and 2021.

Rafael Nadal trains on grass in Mallorca two weeks ahead of Wimbledon
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Rafael Nadal trains on grass in Mallorca two weeks ahead of Wimbledon

Nadal performed some gentle physical activities during a short, closed session at the Mallorca Country Club in Santa Ponca, where the Mallorca Championships begin on Sunday.

French Open 2022 Recap: Nadal, Swiatek thwart first-timers as tournament comes under pressure
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French Open 2022 Recap: Nadal, Swiatek thwart first-timers as tournament comes under pressure

Rafael Nadal and Iga Swiatek beat Casper Ruud and Coco Gauff in the French Open 2022 finals to add to their previous trophies.

Andy Murray awed by Rafael Nadal's 'incredible' French Open record
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Andy Murray awed by Rafael Nadal's 'incredible' French Open record

"Winning 14 Grand Slams at the same place is incredible. There's hardly any player on the Tour who will get the opportunity to play Roland Garros 14 times, much less win it," said Murray.

Rafael Nadal up to 4th in rankings; Coco Gauff rises to career-high 13th
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Rafael Nadal up to 4th in rankings; Coco Gauff rises to career-high 13th

Gauff, an 18-year-old from Florida, jumped 10 spots by getting to her first Grand Slam final before losing to Swiatek 6-1, 6-3 on Saturday.

Explained: Rafael Nadal's chronic foot injury that has plagued his career
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Explained: Rafael Nadal's chronic foot injury that has plagued his career

Rafael Nadal suffers from Mueller-Weiss Syndrome, it's a rare degenerative condition that affects bones in the feet and causes chronic pain.

Rafael Nadal: Foot pain leaves French Open champion's future uncertain
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Rafael Nadal: Foot pain leaves French Open champion's future uncertain

Rafael Nadal's painful left foot was numbed by multiple injections to two nerves throughout the French Open.

Defiant Rafael Nadal scripts one of his finest French Open triumphs
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Defiant Rafael Nadal scripts one of his finest French Open triumphs

For the first time in his career, Rafael Nadal has won the first two majors of the season, putting him in a unique position to take a shot at the calendar Grand Slam.

French Open 2022: Rafael Nadal becomes oldest Roland Garros champion, other stats
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French Open 2022: Rafael Nadal becomes oldest Roland Garros champion, other stats

RafaelNadal passed fellow Spaniard Andres Gimeno as the oldest Roland Garros men’s singles champion in history. Gimeno set the record 50 years ago

French Open 2022: 'I will fight to keep going', says Rafael Nadal after winning title
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French Open 2022: 'I will fight to keep going', says Rafael Nadal after winning title

"I don't know what can happen in the future, but I'm going to keep fighting to try to keep going," Nadal said after thrashing Ruud 6-3, 6-3, 6-0.

French Open 2022: Rafael Nadal wins 14th Roland Garros and record-extending 22nd Grand Slam
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French Open 2022: Rafael Nadal wins 14th Roland Garros and record-extending 22nd Grand Slam

Rafael Nadal won the last 11 games of the final and is now two Slams ahead of rivals Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer.

French Open 2022: 'Rafa-Garros', Twitterati ecstatic after Rafael Nadal clinches historic title
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French Open 2022: 'Rafa-Garros', Twitterati ecstatic after Rafael Nadal clinches historic title

The Spaniard’s first triumph in Paris came in 2005 at age 19. No man or woman ever has won the singles trophy at any major event more than his 14 in Paris. And no man has won more Grand Slam titles than Nadal.

French Open 2022 Men's Final Highlights: Rafael Nadal wins 14th Roland Garros title and 22nd major
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French Open 2022 Men's Final Highlights: Rafael Nadal wins 14th Roland Garros title and 22nd major

French Open 2022 Men's Final: Rafael Nadal triumphed 6-3, 6-3, 6-0 over Casper Ruud to win his 14th Roland Garros title and 22nd major.

Who is Casper Ruud: The Norwegian hoping to usurp Rafael Nadal at French Open
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Who is Casper Ruud: The Norwegian hoping to usurp Rafael Nadal at French Open

After a scintillating run in Paris, Casper Ruud is now on the cusp of a maiden Grand Slam singles title. He however faces 13-time French Open champion, Rafael Nadal, in the final on Sunday.