Citing bad back, Rafael Nadal out of Rotterdam tournament

Rafael Nadal pulled out of next week’s hard-court tournament at Rotterdam, Netherlands, because of the bad back that bothered him during the Australian Open. Nadal’s withdrawal from the ABN AMRO…

Tsitsipas edges Nadal in Australian Open quarterfinal

For the 225th time in his illustrious career, Rafael Nadal grabbed a two-set lead in a Grand Slam match. For only the second time, he blew that big edge and…

Australian Open heckler flips off Rafael Nadal, gets escorted out as tennis star laughs in bewilderment

Rafael Nadal defeated American Michael Mmoh in straight sets on Thursday to advance to the third round of the Australian Open but not before his match was disrupted by an…

Nadal, Barty advance in straight sets at Australia Open

Facing a break point late in the third set, Rafael Nadal sprinted to his left and hit a running forehand winner from way out wide. A slow-motion fist pump was…

No holding back; Nadal through in straight sets in Australia

Facing a break point late in the third set, Rafael Nadal sprinted to his left and hit a running, around-the-post forehand that landed just inside the line. The lingering back…

As Serena, Nadal eye records at Australian Open, COVID looms

Easy as it is to assemble a list of significant Australian Open story lines — from Rafael Nadal’s bid for a men’s-record 21st Grand Slam singles trophy to Serena Williams’…

Nadal sidelined; team Djokovic wins to open ATP Cup defense

Rafael Nadal didn’t make it for Spain’s ATP Cup opener because of a sore back, deciding it wasn’t worth the risk a week ahead of the Australian Open. Novak Djokovic…

TENNIS ’21: COVID questions key; Djokovic, Nadal eye records

When the 2020 men’s tennis season ended at the ATP Finals, Rafael Nadal captured a common sentiment that still holds true as the 2021 tennis season is set to begin…