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After Beating Nadal at Wimbledon, Is 19-Year-Old Nick Kyrgios the Next Big Thing?

Ishan Puri | Posted 07.16.2014 | Sports
Ishan Puri

Although Kyrgious was pushed out by Raonic with a respectable 6-7, 6-2, 6-4, 7-6 in the quarterfinals on July 2, his second Wimbeldon showing proves that he is a young force to be reckoned with.

Teenager Stuns Nadal At Wimbledon

AP | Posted 07.01.2014 | Sports

LONDON (AP) — Two-time champion Rafael Nadal lost in the fourth round of Wimbledon to 19-year-old Nick Kyrgios of Australia 7-6 (5), 5-7, 7-6 (5), 6...

The Mysterious Makings of a Winning Team

Linda Flanagan | Posted 06.20.2014 | Sports
Linda Flanagan

What makes for a championship team? If you think you'll find the answer from the athletes themselves, you'll likely be disappointed. It's the rare a...

PHOTO: The Perfect Rafael Nadal Statue

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 06.10.2014 | Sports

It might be impossible to make a more perfect statue of Rafael Nadal than the one Nike had made. According to ESPN's Darren Rovell, Nike had a statue ...

9 Things to Know About Rafael Nadal When It Comes To His 9 French Open Titles

Richard-John Mensing, Jr. | Posted 06.10.2014 | Sports
Richard-John Mensing, Jr.

To understand Rafael Nadal it is important to understand that clay -- especially the kind made from crushed red brick -- could very well be part of his DNA. Here are some facts that may help to support this idea even further.

What Nadal's Ninth French Open Win Means

Thaddeus McCarthy | Posted 06.09.2014 | Sports
Thaddeus McCarthy

The tennis world at this time is certainly one to enjoy. The Djokovic-Nadal rivalry and the Federer-Nadal one (both of which are sadly on the back stretches) have just been magnificent to watch and admire.

Nadal Wins Historic 9th French Open Title

AP | CHRIS LEHOURITES | Posted 06.09.2014 | Sports

PARIS (AP) -- At the French Open, there's just no one better than Rafael Nadal. The "King of Clay" proved that again on Sunday, winning the title a...

Nadal And Djokovic To Meet Again In French Open Final

AP | CHRIS LEHOURITES | Posted 06.06.2014 | Sports

PARIS (AP) — Rafael Nadal is going for No. 9 at the French Open, and the only man that can stop him is Novak Djokovic. Nadal is alrea...

Nadal 'Feeling The Pain' As He Extends French Open Win Streak

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 05.31.2014 | Sports

PARIS (AP) — Rafael Nadal's back is giving him more trouble than his opponents so far at the French Open. After pushing his winning s...

Nadal Advances At French Open

AP | JEROME PUGMIRE | Posted 05.30.2014 | Sports

PARIS (AP) -- Eight-time champion Rafael Nadal advanced to the third round of the French Open on Thursday with a 6-2, 6-2, 6-3 win against Dominic Thi...

ESPN Tweets Wrong Australian Open Winner

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 01.26.2014 | Sports

Dewey Beat Wawrinka! ESPN's @SportsCenter Twitter account incorrectly proclaimed Rafael Nadal the winner of the Australian Open final on Sunday. Ju...

Nadal Stunned In Australian Open Final

AP | By JOHN PYE | Posted 03.28.2014 | Sports

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Stan Wawrinka added a win over Rafael Nadal to his list of firsts in a stunning run to his maiden Grand Slam title, exte...

Nadal Dominates

AP | By JOHN PYE | Posted 03.26.2014 | Sports

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Rafael Nadal continued his dominant streak over Roger Federer to reach the Australian Open final for the third time, bea...

Rafa Avoids Upset

AP | DENNIS PASSA | Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Rafael Nadal avoided the top player exodus that claimed two-time defending women's champion Victoria Azarenka in the pre...

Desert Tribesmen, Jellyfish and Rafael Nadal: The Week In Photos

Posted 01.23.2014 | World

Nothing quite compares to the power of a photograph to communicate the goings on in the world, captured in the thick of things. Ranging from the serio...

How Rafael Nadal Pranked Andy Murray

Posted 11.15.2013 | Sports

Rafael Nadal may not be as serious as appears on the court. During his appearance on The Jonathan Ross Show in London last week, Andy Murray recounted...

Nadal Notches Career First Against Federer

AP | Posted 11.10.2013 | Sports

LONDON -- LONDON (AP) — Rafael Nadal ended Roger Federer's hopes of finishing a disappointing season on a high note, defeating the six-time champion...

No. 1 Nadal Upset

AP | JUSTIN BERGMAN | Posted 10.12.2013 | Sports

SHANGHAI -- SHANGHAI (AP) — Rafael Nadal lost his first match since reclaiming the No. 1 ranking this week, falling to a resurgent Juan Martin del P...

Shakeup Atop Tennis Rankings

AP | Posted 12.05.2013 | Sports

BEIJING — BEIJING (AP) — Rafael Nadal will supplant Novak Djokovic atop the rankings after advancing to the final of the China Open on Saturda...

Agassi: Federer Is 'A Class Above' Sampras

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 09.24.2013 | Sports

Andre Agassi has no problem conceding that Pete Sampras, his "nemesis," was the best tennis player of their generation. But he won't confer upon his r...

WATCH: Nadal, Djokovic Battle In 54-Shot Rally

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 09.10.2013 | Sports

There is just one number that you need to know in order to comprehend just how hard Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal battled in the 2013 U.S Open final...

Nadal Wins It!

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 11.09.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK -- Hard to believe this is the same Rafael Nadal who was home during the U.S. Open a year ago, nursing a bad left knee. Hard to believe th...

Nadal Already Won?

Posted 09.09.2013 | Sports

Hours before Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic were scheduled to take the court at Arthur Ashe Stadium for the U.S. Open men's singles final, the offici...

Nadal Returns To US Open Final

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 11.07.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK — The game that will be talked about for years and years required 198 strokes, 30 points, and 21 minutes to decide. Entire sets have ta...

Nadal Dominates

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 11.04.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK — It's as though Rafael Nadal never left. If anything, he's playing better than ever....