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Rafael Nadal

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  • Rafael Nadal Loses In Australian Open Quarters; Maria Sharapove Advances

    MELBOURNE, Australia — Rafael Nadal kept telling anyone who would listen that his fitness levels wouldn't stand up to the rigors of a two-week Grand Slam tournament. Tomas Berdych proved him right. Nadal, who had played only eight matches since...
  • Rafael Nadal ousted in Australian Open quarterfinals

    Rafael Nadal ousted in Australian Open quarterfinals
    MELBOURNE, Australia — Rafael Nadal has joined Roger Federer on the sidelines at the Australian Open, taking their combined 31 Grand Slam singles titles with them. On the women's side, second-seeded Maria Sharapova, who beat Eugenie Bouchard on...
  • Nadal, Sharapova advance at Australian Open

    Nadal, Sharapova advance at Australian Open
    MELBOURNE, Australia — Maria Sharapova and Rafael Nadal put earlier stumbles behind them to complete convincing wins Sunday and move into the quarterfinals of the Australian Open. French Open champion Sharapova was broken once in the first set...
  • Azaranka Knocks Off Wozniacki; Serena Advances At Australian Open

    Azaranka Knocks Off Wozniacki; Serena Advances At Australian Open
    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Just like Serena Williams eight years ago, Victoria Azarenka entered the Australian Open as an unseeded player after an injury-plagued season. Williams had won the Australian title twice before then — Azarenka can...
  • Rafael Nadal, Maria Sharapova Survive At Australian Open

    Rafael Nadal, Maria Sharapova Survive At Australian Open
    MELBOURNE, Australia — An agitated Roger Federer spat out the question that Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova easily could have asked the players who pushed them to the limits in the second round of the Australian Open. "Do you have to be that...
  • Rafael Nadal survives in five-set thriller at Australian Open

    Rafael Nadal survives in five-set thriller at Australian Open
    MELBOURNE, Australia — Rafael Nadal dropped to his knees, clasping his hands tightly and appearing to be on the verge of tears as he celebrated a win at the Australian Open. The 14-time Grand Slam champion has played some epic matches on Rod Laver...
  • Returning Nadal regains some confidence at Australian Open

      MELBOURNE, Australia — If Rafael Nadal needed any reminding of how long it has been since he won the Australian Open, he only needed to look at the "09" on the back of his left shoe. After spending most of the last six months on the...
  • Rafael Nadal rolls through first round at Australian Open

    Rafael Nadal rolls through first round at Australian Open
    MELBOURNE, Australia — Rafael Nadal didn't give the impression he was lacking any confidence as he raced through the first round of the Australian Open with a 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 win Monday over Russian veteran Mikhail Youzhny. Coming back from a...
  • Tennis: G'day ... our Australian Open predictions

    Tennis: G'day ... our Australian Open predictions
    I don't know if I've ever wavered in my picks for a tennis major as I have for this one -- the Australian Open, which starts at about 7 p.m. Sunday, Eastern time. (Melbourne is 16 hours ahead of us, so it's kind of like Hawaii the next day. Play will...
  • New guard, old guard? Plenty of different Grand Slam chances

    New guard, old guard? Plenty of different Grand Slam chances
    After a year which featured eight Grand Slam singles champions, there's been plenty of talk ahead of the Australian Open about the new guard vs. the old guard in both men's and women's tennis. The champions recently have been, well, just different. Stan...
  • Williams to meet Belgian in 1st round at Australian Open

    Williams to meet Belgian in 1st round at Australian Open
    MELBOURNE, Australia — Top-seeded Serena Williams will play Alison Van Uytvanck of Belgium in the first round of the Australian Open as she begins her attempt to win a 19th Grand Slam singles title. Williams could meet former No. 1-ranked Caroline...