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Predicting Which Players Will Make the Biggest Jump in the ATP Rankings in 2015

Men's tennis saw the early stages of a changing of the guard in 2014. For the previous nine years, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray held a monopoly over the ATP World Tour. Those four players had won every major title—save for Juan Martin del Potro 's triumph at the 2009 U.S. Show More Summary

Men's Tennis Stars Facing the Most Questions in 2015

The 2014 ATP season saw more twists and turns than a Hollywood movie. Power at the top shifted throughout the year among the usual suspects — Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal. Djokovic and Nadal both addedShow More Summary

Where Novak Djokovic's Incredible 4-Year Run Ranks Historically

Because the past decade in men’s tennis has been a super era of dominant champions, Novak Djokovic ’s accomplishments can seem rather routine. Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have set the 21st-century standards of excellence that Djokovic...Show More Summary

Rafael Nadal Beats Ronaldo Nazario In Poker Match for Charity!

Rafael Nadal happily poses alongside Ronaldo Nazario while attending their The Duel poker match held at The Hippodrome Casino on Tuesday (November 18) in London, England. The 28-year-old Spanish tennis star beat out the 38-year-old Brazilian soccer legend at the live head-to-head poker game and won $50,000 for The Rafa Nadal Foundation. PHOTOS: Check out [...]

Rafael Nadal Beats the Original Ronaldo in Charity Poker Game

Rafael Nadal is currently injured, while the original Ronaldo has now retired, but the two superstars still got their taste of competitive action on the poker table in London on Tuesday. Nadal won the battle between the two sportingShow More Summary

Rafael Nadal to undergo stem-cell treatments on his injured back

2 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

Rafael Nadal battled a back injury throughout the 2014 season after hurting it during the Australian Open final in January. It’s lingered for so long that now he’s trying something a little different in his attempt to get back on the court. Here’s the Associated Press: Rafael Nadal’s doctor says the 14-time Grand Slam winner […]

Will Rafael Nadal Ever Win the ATP World Tour Finals?

While the ATP World Tour Finals showcases eight elite tennis players amidst pomp and all-stars matches, superstar Rafael Nadal is conspicuously absent. Fans are aware that he withdrew to undergo appendix surgery, but it has always been...Show More Summary

Rafael Nadal Undergoes Appendix Surgery

The much anticipated Paris Masters and ATP finals in London will not feature tennis superstar Rafael Nadal due to surgery on his appendix, effectively ending his 2014 season. According to BBC Sports, Rafael Nadal underwent successful surgery to remove his appendix on Monday and is expected to leave hospital within 24 hours. Show More Summary

Rafael Nadal finally got rid of his pesky appendix, doctor says he’ll be back in a month

3 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

It’s been almost a month since Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal played through appendicitis at the Shanghai Masters. It did not go well. He was ousted in the second round by fellow Spaniard Feliciano Lopez, probably because he PLAYED THROUGH APPENDICITIS. Nadal continued the strategy at the Swiss Indoors ATP tennis tournament, which led him to […]

Rafael Nadal Injury: Updates on Star's Recovery from Appendix Surgery

As expected, world No. 3 Rafael Nadal underwent a successful appendectomy Monday morning in Barcelona, ??the Spaniard's public relations team Told Ben Rothenberg of The New York Times : " Thanks for all your support! On my way to the...Show More Summary

ATP World Tour Finals 2014: Updated Race to London Rankings, Points, Qualifiers

Andy Murray's nail-biting victory over Tommy Robredo in the Valencia Open final all but guaranteed his place at the ATP Tour Finals, but there's still all to play for in the Race to London. With No. 3 Rafael Nadal confirming his season...Show More Summary

Rafael Nadal Right to Put Health First by Ending 2014 Season

Rafael Nadal announced on Friday that he will end his 2014 season early in order to treat a back injury and appendicitis which have affected his form over recent weeks. Per the Telegraph's tennis correspondent Simon Briggs, Nadal said: "I'm not going to play Paris and London, I'm not enough competitive. Show More Summary

Rafael Nadal out of 2014 Paris Masters: Latest Details, Reaction and More

Rafael Nadal has pulled out of the 2014 Paris Masters due to "personal reasons," it was confirmed on Friday. The 28-year-old is set to miss the last tournament of the regular season and is yet to confirm his participation in next week's...Show More Summary

Swiss Indoors Basel 2014: Daily Scores, Results and Draw Schedule

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer head a very strong field at the 2014 Swiss Indoors Basel, which started on Monday, as the pair continue their preparations for the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals in London next month. Federer is the...Show More Summary

Wanted: Man With A Plan

2 months agoSports / Tennis : Concrete Elbow

Does it ever get old? I’m talking about a clash between world No. 1 Novak Djokovic and No. 2 designate Roger Federer (he will officially surpass Rafael Nadal for the second spot when the new ATP rankings are issued on Monday). Federer...Show More Summary

Shanghai Notes: Federer Fawning, Mad Murray, and More

2 months agoSports / Tennis : Concrete Elbow

The Shanghai Masters is in the quarterfinal stage now, and two of what seems to be an increasingly shaky Big Four, Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal, are out of the running. Meanwhile, the other two, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer, areShow More Summary

Rafael Nadal aims to play through appendicitis

2 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Rafael Nadal is counting on antibiotics to control his appendicitis so he can get through the Shanghai Masters this week.

Rafael Nadal plans to play through appendicitis at Shanghai Masters

2 months agoSports : The Early Lead

Call it dedication: Rafael Nadal says he will play through his appendicitis at the Shanghai Masters this week, the Associated Press reports. Instead of surgery, the star is opting to control his symptoms through antibiotics instead. Per the AP: The second-ranked Nadal began feeling pain in his abdomen late Saturday, and the next day went […]

Predicting the Best Rivalries in Men's Tennis 5 Years from Now

Kei Nishikori and Milos Raonic clashed for the fourth time this season in the final of the Japan Open in Tokyo. Although it's far from the iconic rivalry between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, the matchup between Nishikori and Raonic...Show More Summary

Rafael Nadal Must Make Quick Return to Full Health to Contend in 2015

Over the past year, Rafael Nadal has made headlines for tournament withdrawals much more so than tournament victories. That trend is continuing in Asia, and until it ends, the Spaniard will have a hard time keeping up with the world's...Show More Summary

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