Rafael Nadal insists he is not focused on chasing Roger Federer’s record Grand Slam haul, but admits it would be “amazing” if he manages to eclipse the Swiss star’s tally of 20 majors won.
Tennis’ young guns are getting ‘dangerously close’ to breaking the domination of the ‘Big Three’ in the men’s game, (Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic)
Rafael Nadal and Nick Kyrgios reached the Australian Open third round on Thursday after the weather-disrupted tournament faced a new challenge: dirty rain which left courts muddy and unplayable.
Rafael Nadal melted hearts at the Australian Open on Thursday, rushing to console a ballgirl and kissing her on the cheek after one of his fearsome shots ricocheted off her.
There is so much happening in Australian tennis these days that the otherwise juicy political developments which had our attention is now being pushed down the priority viewership list.
Top seed Rafael Nadal turned on the style as he launched his bid for a record-equalling 20th Major title at the Australian Open on Tuesday, but falling star Maria Sharapova hit a career low.
Rafael Nadal won a grudge match with Nick Kyrgios to reach the Australian Open quarter-finals and keep the heat on Roger Federer’s record for Grand Slam titles on Monday.
The 33-year-old was in virtuoso form to charge past the 27th seed 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 in hot sunshine on Rod Laver Arena and make the round of 16 at Melbourne Park for a 13th time.
Austria's Dominic Thiem stunned Rafael Nadal on Wednesday to send the world number one tumbling out of the Australian Open and set up a semi-final against Alexander Zverev.