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Rafael Nadal defeats Jack Sock to reach Miami Open semi-finals

Rafael Nadal defeats Jack Sock to reach Miami Open semi-finals

Four-time Miami Open runner-up Rafael Nadal advanced to the semifinals by beating American Jack Sock 6-2, 6-3. His next opponent will be Fabio Fognini. Rafa committed only 12 unforced errors against the No. 13-seeded Sock, rallied from a break down in the second set and improved his lifetime record against Americans to 60-9. Our champ was able to […]

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Miami Open QF: What time does Rafael Nadal play against Jack Sock?

Miami Open QF: What time does Rafael Nadal play against Jack Sock?

On Wednesday, No. 5 seed Rafael Nadal will play his quarter-final match at the Miami Open against world No. 17 Jack Sock, who eliminated Jared Donaldson, 6-2, 6-1, in 62 minutes. Date: March 29, 2017 Match time: Not before 9 PM local time / 9 PM EDT –  New York, Montreal /  Thursday 2 AM BST – United Kingdom / Thursday 3 […]

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PHOTOS: Rafael Nadal beats Nicolas Mahut to reach last eight in Miami

PHOTOS: Rafael Nadal beats Nicolas Mahut to reach last eight in Miami

Rafael Nadal advanced to the quarter-finals of the Miami Open following a routine straight set win over Nicolas Mahut on Tuesday. Rafa was simply too good for Mahut, taking never facing a breakpoint in his 6-4, 7-6(4) win on the hard courts of Miami. Rafa put together a near perfect display, notching up 26 winners and […]

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PHOTOS: Rafael Nadal enjoys a win in his 1000th career match

PHOTOS: Rafael Nadal enjoys a win in his 1000th career match

Rafael Nadal celebrated his 1,000th tour level match with a come-from-behind victory over German veteran Philipp Kohlschreiber to reach the fourth round of the Miami Open on Sunday. World number 31 Kohlschreiber was on fire early, ripping through the first set in only 21 minutes but Rafa flipped the switch and turned the match on its […]

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Rafael Nadal is looking forward to clay-court season, but says his job is not done yet in Miami

Rafael Nadal is looking forward to clay-court season, but says his job is not done yet in Miami

Transcript of Rafael Nadal’s presser after the Sela match. Q. Congratulations. Talk about the conditions. The winds were crazy for a while. Talk about the conditions from the beginning of the match to the end. RAFAEL NADAL: Yes, difficult to play this afternoon no? Been a very tough and long day for everyone I think. Rain […]

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Miami Open R3: What time does Rafael Nadal play against Philipp Kohlschreiber?

Miami Open R3: What time does Rafael Nadal play against Philipp Kohlschreiber?

On Sunday, No. 5 seed and four-time Miami Open finalist Rafael Nadal will play the 1,000th match of his career in the third round against Philipp Kohlschreiber. Date: March 26, 2017 Match time: Around 5 PM local time / 5 PM EDT –  New York, Montreal /  10 PM BST – United Kingdom / 11 PM  CET – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / […]

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PHOTOS: Rafael Nadal beats Dudi Sela to race into third round of Miami Open

PHOTOS: Rafael Nadal beats Dudi Sela to race into third round of Miami Open

(AP) – Rafael Nadal’s first fist pump Friday followed his second point in the Miami Open, when he kissed a forehand off the sideline to win a long rally. He accompanied the celebratory gesture with a skip in his step and then hit the accelerator, holding every service game to beat Dudi Sela 6-3, 6-4. […]

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Miami Open Draw 2017: Will Rafael Nadal win his first Miami title?

Miami Open Draw 2017: Will Rafael Nadal win his first Miami title?

The draw has been made for the Miami Open, the second ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament in 2017. Rafael Nadal is fifth seed and has a bye in the first round. He will open his campaign against either a qualifier or Israeli Dudi Sela. Rafa’s potential Miami route: 1st round: Bye 2nd round: Qualifier or Dudi Sela 3rd round: Philipp […]

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Indian Wells R4: What time does Rafael Nadal play against Roger Federer?

Indian Wells R4: What time does Rafael Nadal play against Roger Federer?

On Wednesday, Rafael Nadal will face No. 9 seed Roger Federer in the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open. It will be their 36th meeting, the second of 2017 – just six weeks after their five-set battle in the Australian Open final. Match time: Not before 5 PM local time / 8 PM EDT –  New York, Montreal /  midnight GMT – United Kingdom […]

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Rafael Nadal beats Fernando Verdasco to reach Indian Wells fourth round

Rafael Nadal beats Fernando Verdasco to reach Indian Wells fourth round

The fifth seed and three-time champion Rafael Nadal set up the prospect of an Australian Open final replay with Roger Federer at Indian Wells after cruising past Fernando Verdasco 6-3 7-5 on Tuesday. A succession of trademark crisp, powerful forehands from the 30-year-old immediately put Verdasco on the back foot, and when Rafa applied pressure he gained the crucial […]

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Indian Wells R3: What time does Rafael Nadal play against Fernando Verdasco?

Indian Wells R3: What time does Rafael Nadal play against Fernando Verdasco?

Two-times doubles Indian Wells champion Rafael Nadal and his Australian partner Bernard Tomic were beaten 3-6, 7-6(4), 11-9 by Raven Klaasen and Rajeev Ram in an hour and 32 minutes. Rafa will turn his attention to the singles, where he is No 5 seed and plays fellow Spanish lefty Fernando Verdasco in the third round on Tuesday. They will meet in the […]

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