Rafael Nadal

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Hobbled Rafael Nadal ‘mentally destroyed’ after Australian Open defeat
An injury-hampered Rafael Nadal’s Australian Open title defence ended with defeat in straight sets to the American Mackenzie McDonald

Tumaini Carayol at Melbourne Park

18, Jan, 2023 @6:43 AM

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Moving on from machismo: is noxious masculinity finally receding from sport? | Hannah Jane Parkinson
Work remains but male tears, hand-holding and group chants of Atomic Kitten songs are welcome recent sporting features

Hannah Jane Parkinson

14, Jan, 2023 @8:00 AM

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United Cup fills void for Australian tennis fans starved of team competitions | Courtney Walsh
Rafael Nadal’s comments best signify the conflict between those who see the United Cup’s potential and what it currently is

Courtney Walsh

03, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Tears, hugs and glory as Roger Federer finally bows out from tennis
Rafael Nadal, longtime rival and friend, was also weeping during an emotional retirement ceremony after final match

Tumaini Carayol

24, Sep, 2022 @2:01 PM

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Roger Federer makes emotional farewell after defeat in final doubles match – as it happened
Rolling report: Roger Federer has played the final match of his storied career alongside Rafael Nadal in London. Bryan Graham was watching

Bryan Armen Graham

24, Sep, 2022 @12:10 AM

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Roger Federer bids emotional farewell in doubles defeat alongside Rafael Nadal
The 20-time grand slam champion teamed up with his old rival at the Laver Cup for a celebratory final match before retirement

Tumaini Carayol at the O2

23, Sep, 2022 @11:54 PM

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‘It just feels right’: Federer embraces final bow alongside great rivals
The circumstances are fitting with the former world No 1 Roger Federer ending his playing career after his doubles match alongside Rafael Nadal at the Laver Cup

Tumaini Carayol

22, Sep, 2022 @5:04 PM

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Rafael Nadal makes it 18 straight against Gasquet to reach US Open fourth round
Second seed Rafael Nadal recorded a remarkable 18th straight victory over Richard Gasquet, toppling the French veteran 6-0, 6-1, 7-5 to reach the last 16


04, Sep, 2022 @1:59 AM

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Rafael Nadal bloodied but unbowed after US Open fightback against Fognini
Rafael Nadal cut himself on the bridge of his nose with his own racket when it ricocheted off the court on the follow-through from a shot during Thursday’s win


02, Sep, 2022 @5:33 AM

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Rafa? Serena? Roger? Tennis’s Goat debate is an affront to history
As Rafael Nadal aims for his 23rd major and Serena Williams prepares to bid farewell, comparing players across generations is a futile activity

Tim Joyce

24, Aug, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Rafael Nadal pays tribute to Serena Williams on return to court
Rafael Nadal expressed his gratitude to ‘inspirational’ Serena Williams as he prepared to come back from a month-long injury absence

Tumaini Carayol

14, Aug, 2022 @7:29 PM

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Serena Williams’ farewell an eloquent acknowledgement of biological inequality | Andy Bull
Williams’s career is coming to an end before it would if she were a male player, simply because she must choose between tennis and having more children

Andy Bull

10, Aug, 2022 @8:32 PM

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