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- Nadal is the first man since Bjorn Borg in 1980 to win Wimbledon and the French Open in the same season.
- Nadal is the only player in the open era to have won the French Open, the London Queen's club, and Wimbledon in the same year.
- Nadal was the first Spanish man since Manuel Santana in 1966 to reach the Wimbledon final, but Federer won the match in four sets.
- Nadal, the top seed at Roland Garros for the first time, and Bjorn Borg (1978-81) are the only men to win four consecutive titles.
- Nadal is a three-time French Open champion and a two-time Wimbledon finalist, but he has yet to solve the hard courts of Flushing Meadows.
- Nadal lost at Roland Garros on May 31, then spent 10 weeks testing and rehabilitating two knees pained by tendinitis.
- Nadal was hampered by tendinitis in both knees at the time but didn't mention the injury as an excuse.
- Nadal has struggled with tendinitis in his knees, which forced him to skip defending his Wimbledon title.
- On 4 August, Nadal's uncle, Toni Nadal, confirmed that Nadal would return to play at the Rogers Cup in Montreal.
- This made Toni Nadal intensify training, and at that time he encouraged Nadal to play left-handed, as he noticed Nadal played forehand shots with two hands.
- As Toni Nadal urged him to "bend down" to the ball during the second set, the Spaniard appeared to mutter, "I can't".
- No. 8 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga earned a shot at Nadal in the quarterfinals by beating No.
- Nadal then closed out the match getting one final error to move on to a quarter versus Fernando Gonzalez, who ousted Jo-Wilfried Tsonga also in four sets.
- Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, who pummeled Nadal at the Australian Open and plays his best tennis on grass, recently had knee surgery.
- Nadal lost to Tsonga in the semifinals in Melbourne.
- Nadal reached the semifinals last year without dropping a set, but was upset by Tsonga.
- The two top seeds on the other side of the draw are Tsonga and Monfils, each of whom has the potential to bounce Nadal off the court on a very good day.
- Gulbis in the semifinals on Saturday.The win enabled Nadal to match Andre Agassi's record of 17 Masters Series titles.
- Gulbis had Nadal on the ropes in their match with Nadal escaping with the win in the final set as he broke the Gulbis serve to win the match.
- Gulbis took a set off Nadal and had the Clay King teetering on the brink for a time.
- Nadal sought a medical timeout after the opening game of the third set and looked concerned as he had physio treatment to his right knee.
- Nadal then broke in the opening game of the second set, but again Federer broke right back.
- Nadal enjoyed a flying start to the match, which had been slightly delayed because a spectator fell ill during the warm-up, breaking in the opening game.
- On match point, Federer sailed a forehand long, and Nadal raised his arms in triumph.
- And Federer had match point but lost against Nadal; unfortunately, this was the beginning of the end for five-set finals at Masters level.
- Nadal dropped his first set of 2007 Wimbledon when he was unable to convert a match point in the third set tiebreak on Monday.
- MADRID -- Rafael Nadal won a record 18th Masters title by beating Roger Federer 6-4, 7-6 (5) in the Madrid final on Sunday.
- Nadal improved to 15-0 on clay this season and won a record 18th Masters title Sunday, beating top-ranked Roger Federer 6-4, 7-6 (5) in the Madrid final.
- If you haven't seen it, here's match point during Federer's loss to Rafael Nadal in the Madrid final on Sunday.
- Vliegen managed to win another point when Nadal hit an unforced error on his first match point.
- After committing 10 unforced errors in the first set, Nadal made just six more for the remainder of the match.
- Two unforced errors from Federer on the forehand wing, gave Nadal his first championship point at 7-6.
- Federer had six winners and 14 unforced errors in the set, while Nadal had just two unforced errors and dropped only three points in four service games.
- Federer, watched by Borg up in the Royal Box, swept into a 3-0 lead with a break in the second game, secured when Nadal netted a lazy forehand.
- Borg won the French Open singles title without losing a set in 1978 and 1980, and he was the last man to do so until Nadal in 2008.
- As Borg has pointed out, matches between Federer and Nadal always have the feel of "a big fight", but there could hardly be more riding on this one.
- Nadal is trying to become the first man to win the French Open and Wimbledon in the same year since Bjorn Borg in 1980.
- Nadal can become the first man since Bjorn Borg in 1978-81 to win the tournament four years in a row.
- Tennis: Rafael Nadal has laughed off suggestions he could emulate Bjorn Borg by winning back-to-back titles at Roland Garros and Wimbledon.
- Nadal could not convert his first two match points while serving at 5-4 in the third set.
- Nadal, who has never won the Paris Masters, edged Almagro 3-6, 7-6 (2), 7-5, saving all the match points at the end of the second set.
- Ferrero made a late stand, saving two match points in the penultimate game before Nadal concluded with a service winner after 95 minutes.
- Nadal won the third set easily and served for the match in the fourth set before Federer broke him and forced a tiebreaker.
- Federer finally broke Nadal's serve deep in the fourth set as he was serving for the match and forced a tiebreak, which Nadal won.
- Federer saved five break points while serving at 2-2 in the fourth set, then broke Nadal in the next game for a 4-2 edge.
- To top it off, this weekend, Nadal reached the finals of the Masters 1000 event in Shanghai, but was beaten by Nikolay Davydenko, 7-6, 6-3.
- His titles won trailed only Federer (12), and he was tied for second with Nikolay Davydenko and Rafael Nadal on ATP circuit.
- At the 2003 Wimbledon, he defeated Nikolay Davydenko in five sets in the first round, losing to a 16-year-old named Rafael Nadal in the second.
- Murray, who will face Davydenko in the quarterfinals, has a chance to overtake Nadal for the No.
- Better players than Soderling and even Davydenko used to walk on court against Nadal already beaten between the ears.
- Davydenko led 4-1 in the second-set tiebreaker but unforced errors allowed Nadal to twice serve for the match.
- He started this year with a win over Nadal in Doha, before losing to Andy Roddick in the final of the tournament.
- A winner of 36 tour-level titles, Nadal has reached just one final in 2010 – in the first week of the year in Doha.
- Nadal, who lost to Nikolay Davydenko at Doha to open the year in his only previous title match of 2010, improved to 37-12 in finals.
- Both Federer and Nadal have yet to win a title going in Indian Wells while No.
- Then, in the U.S. masters swing last month, Nadal lost to Ivan Ljubicic in the Indian Wells, getting nervous as he closed in on a title.
- Nadal, who is an impressive 15-3 this year, is coming off a semi-final finish and a doubles title at Indian Wells two weeks ago.
- His win over Roddick in the semi-final was his first victory over the American in six attempts while his win over Nadal was his first in three attempts.
- He wasn't making final, semi-final runs and losing to someone like Nadal.
- Nadal is the first Spanish man to reach a semi-final at Wimbledon since Manuel Orantes in 1972.
- Djokovic lost to Nadal in the semi-finals at the French Open and Wimbledon and said he had tried not to let the Spaniard dictate the points.
- The following week at the Hamburg Masters, Djokovic lost to Nadal in the semi-finals.
- Nadal reached the finals of the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters in Monaco after beating fellow Spaniard David Ferrer 6-3, 6-2 in the semi-finals.
- Federer made 38 unforced errors - half on his forehand - and Nadal won on his second match point when Federer sent a backhand long.
- You can no longer attack him on his forehand, the way I could in the past," said Federer, now 6-11 overall against Nadal, 1-9 on clay.
- Serving for the set at 5-4, however, Nadal served a double fault at 15-30 and then looped a forehand out to gift Federer a way back into the set.
- In the final game, Nadal saved one match point when Soderling put a forehand long, but the Spaniard shanked a backhand on the second.
- A forehand winner put Federer ahead 9-8, and when Nadal missed a backhand return, the match was even.
- Nadal broke Gulbis in the opening game of the match and had to wait until the final game before doing it again, when a backhand from the Latvian sailed wide.
- Nadal then broke Almagro for the seventh time in the match to get back on serve at 2-1.
- Almagro showed superior speed and power to become only the second person this year to take a set off Nadal on clay.
- Nadal was given his toughest test of the week by Almagro, who is only the second player this year to have taken a set off Nadal on his preferred clay.
- Robredo, who is the slated to meet Nadal in the third round, would have to get by Berdych in round two.
- He lost in the third round at both Rome to Nadal and then at Madrid to Federer.
- Nadal and Roddick are into the third round and playing later Friday.
- It was the third-seeded Djokovic who crumbled as Nadal clinched victory on his first match point when the Serbian sent a backhand into the net.
- He faced another break point at 3-1, and his eighth double-fault gave Nadal his first match point at 5-3.
- The first match point was wasted by Nadal but on the second Robredo hit a forehand wide to bow out.
- Another unforced error by Monfils gave Nadal a second break before he served out the set.
- Nadal broke Monfils in the seventh game of the set before wrapping up the final two games to finalise his place in the last four.
- Looking ahead to his match against Monfils, Nadal said the world number 18 was a dangerous prospect.
- Ljubicic). Nadal, meanwhile, reached the semifinals of Indian Wells (l.
- Nadal appears to have a decent road to the semis, where he could eventually meet Agassi, the ninth-seeded 2003 champion Roddick or Ljubicic.
- Ljubicic, a former world number three now ranked 26th in the world, denied Nadal a shot at a repeat title and a third in four years.
- World number one Federer has never won in Rome and will meet Nadal in the semi-finals if all things go to form.
- World number one Federer has never won in Rome and will meet Nadal in the semifinals if all things go to form.
- Ferrero, the world number 16, broke back early in the match to lead 3-2, but Nadal assumed control when the pair returned after a brief stoppage for rain.
- Just as he was in his five set semi-final win for the ages over Fernando Verdasco, Nadal played his best when the match was on the line.
- The 6-0, 6-1 dismantling of Fernando Verdasco marked the third match in the Tournament in which Nadal lost only one game.
- Fans in Madrid will not be able to look forward to a possible semi-finals between Nadal and fellow Spaniard, Fernando Verdasco, however.
- Nadal won four consecutive titles at Roland Garros before being stunned by Robin Soderling in the fourth round last year in Paris.
- The match was the first for Nadal at Roland Garros since he lost to Robin Soderling in the fourth round last year.
- A five-time champion at Roland Garros, Nadal had his run at the clay court Grand Slam stopped last year in the fourth round by Robin Soderling.
- The third set was more of the same, as del Potro broke early for a 2-0 lead and finished the match when Nadal sent a forehand passing shot long.
- Nadal lost to del Potro for the second time in a row and Djokovic lost to Roddick for the third time in a row.
- Nadal was up two breaks in the final set at 3-love, but del Potro climbed back into the match by winning 12 of the next 14 points.
- Nadal ended any hope of a Federer grand slam by beating him in the French Open final and pushed him to five sets in the final at Wimbledon.
- Nadal beat his countryman Fernando Verdasco in five hours and five sets in the semifinals of the Australian Open to set up another go-round with Federer.
- Murray pushed Nadal to five sets in their first meeting, in the fourth round of last year's Australian Open, but has not taken a set off him since.
- Canas had a pair of break points in the opening game of the match, but Nadal saved both and went on to hold serve.
- In the third set, which Nadal won by playing a near-faultless tie-break, Federer had break points - two lots of three in consecutive games.
- He worked Nadal hard in the first set, when the Spaniard failed to capitalise on two break points early in the game.
- A backhand in the net gave Nadal a second break to lead 4-3 and, though Federer had four chances to break back at 5-4, Nadal held on to take the opening set.
- Nadal had just one break chance in the opening set and took advantage when Federer was serving to close it out.
- Nadal lost to Nikolay Davydenko 6-0, 6-7(8), 4-6 in the finals despite dominating in the opening set and holding two match points in the second set.
- This is his first appearance in the finals of Miami although he did reach the semis in 2008 before losing to Nadal in straight sets.
- He lost to Nadal in the quarters at Indian Wells and made the semis at Brisbane before being eliminated by Roddick.
- Nadal dropped one set the entire week and that was to Ernests Gulbis in the semis.
- Federer then started the clay-court season by reaching the final of the ATP Masters Series event at Monte Carlo losing in four sets to Nadal.
- At the French Open, Federer reached the final for the second consecutive year but lost to Nadal for the second time in four sets.
- But then, in 2005, he was in the final at Roland Garros against Rafael Nadal, won by Nadal in four sets.
- There, in his first tournament since Roland Garros, Nadal defeated David Ferrer and Philipp Petzschner to advance to the quarterfinals.
- Nadal will face David Ferrer of Spain, who beat Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia 6-4, 6-0 to reach the quarterfinals for the fourth straight year.
- He pummeled David Ferrer, survived Novak Djokovic, and gave Nadal his only (minor) scare of the tournament in the third set of their semifinal.
- Nadal next meets David Ferrer in another all-Spanish match, having beaten Ferrer recently at the Sony Ericsson Open in straight sets.
- Nadal won the first set in a tiebreak then raced out to a 3-0 lead in the second before Ferrer rallied in the one hour, 57 minute match.
- Nadal rallied to break in the fifth game before Ferrer scrapped for every point and saved two match points to level at 5-5.
- Nadal roared through the early season, defeating Federer in the Australian Open final and taking titles at Indian Wells, Monte Carlo, Barcelona and Rome.
- Djokovic reached his second consecutive Masters Series final on clay, losing to Nadal in Monte Carlo two weeks ago.
- Nadal, seeded second, extended his winning run at the tournament to 29 matches and has not lost at Monte Carlo since 2003.
- After his illness, Federer snapped back by winning Estoril and reaching the final of the Monte Carlo Masters in his last outing, losing to Nadal.
- Nadal plays Federer in the final of the Monte Carlo Masters, to defend his title.
- Nadal won his first tournament in nearly a year on Sunday, defeating Fernando Verdasco 6-0, 6-1 in an all-Spanish final at the Monte Carlo Masters.
- That said, when Federer is done people will also remember Roddick, Nadal, Djokovic, Murray, etc.
- I'm losing -- the guys I've lost to this year, Murray, Haas, Federer, Nadal - that's right, right - there's progress being made.
- Nadal predicted Murray could end the wait by winning this title.
- After retiring during a quarterfinal match against Andy Murray because of a knee injury, Nadal fell to No.
- Rafael Nadal won the series instead of Andy Murray because Nadal defeated Murray in Canada.
- Nadal was out of the draw with tendonitis, which meant that Roger would face either Andy Murray or Andy Roddick in the final.
- Nadal defeated Juan Martin del Potro in the quarterfinals and Andy Roddick in the semi-finals before defeating Murray in the final.
- But Murray, who beat an injured Nadal in the quarterfinals, has a 6-4 record in head-to-heads with Federer and is 2-1 against Tsonga.
- Nadal was seeded second at the US Open but lost in the quarterfinals to World No.
- Berdych replaces Ljubicic as the 4th man with Nadal, Roddick and Soderling.
- Last year in Rome, Nadal beat Soderling 1 and 0, but he’s won just one set against the Swede in the two matches they’ve played since.
- Soderling appeared to have a chance – until Nadal broke Soderling’s serve in the sixth game, giving the Spaniard the match.
- More positive play gave him a break point in the next game and a rare error from Nadal, as he netted a backhand, gave Gulbis the advantage.
- Establishing his authority at the outset, Nadal broke early then saved a break point when Roddick lifted a forehand beyond the baseline.
- Nadal was break point down in the first game of the second set but recovered to win it on the deuce.
- Nadal broke Gulbis in the opening game of the match when the Latvian double-faulted and maintained that lead to win the first set.
- Nadal hasn't dropped a set on clay since top-ranked Roger Federer won the first set of their French Open final last year.
- The rain delays of an hour in the first set and one hour and 45 minutes in the second seemed to bother Ferrer more than Nadal.
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