Rafael Nadal

Nadal Will Miss Rest Of 2021 Season

WASHINGTON, August 20, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Rafael Nadal announced Friday he is withdrawing from this year’s US Open and will close down the remainder of his 2021 season due to a chronic left foot problem. The 20-time major champion […]

Nadal Beats Sock In Electrifying Citi Open Debut

WASHINGTON, August 5, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Rafael Nadal made his much-anticipated Citi Open debut Wednesday. It’s the first time he’s played an ATP Tour singles event for the first time since 2017 at Brisbane. He’s also a wild card […]

Accidental Tourist Nadal Makes Washington Debut This Week

WASHINGTON, August 2, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) There’s little that Rafael Nadal hasn’t achieved during his nearly two-decade tennis career. He’s won 20 major titles (including 13 at the French Open), led Spain to five Davis Cup titles, won a […]

Nadal’s Road To US Open Will Start At Citi Open

WASHINGTON, July 9, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Rafael Nadal will make his Washington, D.C. debut this summer at the 2021 Citi Open, tournament officials announced Thursday. The 20-time Grand Slam champion from Spain, currently ranked World No. 3, will be […]

Nadal Pulls Out Of Wimbledon, Olympic Games

WASHINGTON, June 17, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) World No. 3 Rafael Nadal has decided to forgo playing in this month’s Wimbledon Championships and next month’s Olympic Games in Tokyo, saying he must listen to his body in order to extend […]

Djokovic Breaks Nadal’s Roland-Garros Reign

PARIS/WASHINGTON, June 11, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) There’s plenty of shared history between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. Enough to fill an encyclopedia. The two future Hall of Famers have combined to create the most prolific rivalry in men’s tennis […]

Nadal Starts Roland Garros Title Quest

PARIS/STARNBERG, June 1, 2021 Rafael Nadal began his campaign for a record-extending 14th Roland Garros title on Tuesday, with the No. 3 seed from Spain winning 6-3, 6-2, 7-6(3) over World No. 63 Alexei Popyrin on Court Philippe-Chatrier. Nadal had […]

Roland Garros: The Big 3, #NextGen And Naomi

PARIS/WASHINGTON, May 30, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) The 2021 edition of the French Open has arrived – a week later than originally planned but better than waiting until October like last year. Day One of the Parisian fortnight begins on […]

French Open Draw: Big Three All Rise To The Top

PARIS/WASHINGTON, May 28, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) With the 2021 French Open slated to begin on Sunday, the men’s and women’s singles draws took place on Thursday afternoon in Paris. There were a few surprises. Biggest was 13-time defending champion […]