Roger Federer claimed his 18th grand slam triumph after a remarkable five-set victory over Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open final.Read the full story ›
Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer will go head to head in a vintage Australian Open final after the Spaniard sealed an epic five-set victory over Grigor Dimitrov.
Nadal triumphed 6-3 5-7 7-6 (7/5) 6-7 (4/7) 6-4 after just short of five hours on Rod Laver Arena and will now face Federer, his greatest rival, in a mouth-watering showdown on Sunday.
Dimitrov threatened to derail Melbourne's dream reunion by twice coming from behind to force a decider, but Nadal was relentless, powering his way through to his 21st major final and first since winning the French Open in 2014.
Former Wimbledon champion Rafael Nadal will miss this year's tournament because of a wrist injury.Read the full story ›
Rafael Nadal has pulled out of the French Open with a wrist injury, he has announced.
He said: "I arrived here with a little bit of pain but it was something I was able to manage, but every day it was a little bit worse. We spent a lot of hours here working so hard to try to play.
"Yesterday I played with an injection, with anaesthetic, and I could play but yesterday night I started to feel more and more pain and this morning I felt I couldn't move the wrist.
"I had a scan and the results are not positive. It's not broken but if I keep playing it's going to be broken the next couple of days.
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Rafael Nadal bowed out in the Australian Open first round as fellow Spaniard Fernando Verdasco came from behind to win 7-6 (8/6), 4-6 3-6 7-6 (7/4) 6-2.
Nadal led by two sets to one and then 2-0 in the decider in Rod Laver Arena but Verdasco came roaring back, unleashing an incredible 90 winners en route to a superb victory.
The world number 45 will now face Israel's Dudi Sela in round two, while Nadal exits a third consecutive grand slam in the first week.
"I played unbelievable in the fifth set from after the break he made against me," Verdasco said.
"I just started hitting winners - I don't know how. I was closing my eyes and everything was coming in."
Rafael Nadal beat Fabio Fognini in straight sets to win his 47th clay-court title with victory in the beat-at-home Open final in Hamburg.Read the full story ›
Rafael Nadal got his Wimbledon campaign underway against Brazilian Thomaz Belluci in London's sweltering heat this afternoon.
The 2008 and 2010 winner hasn't advanced past the fourth round since 2011, but started brightly today with a 6-4 victory in the first set.
Nadal currently leads Belluci 2-0 with an early break in the second set, and could meet British number one Andy Murray in the fourth round this year.
World No.10 Rafael Nadal was shocked in the first round at Queen's Club, losing 6-3 6-7 6-4 to Alexandr Dolgopolov.