Rafael Nadal http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24236/all en Tennis-Longevity the buzz word for rested Federer http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/tennis-longevity-the-buzz-word-rested-federer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>By Patrick Johnston</p> <p>Jan 8 (Reuters) - A disappointing end to 2012 left Roger Federer's critics writing his tennis obituary, but the Swiss is confident he can win more grand slam titles after arriving in Melbourne refreshed and refocused following an extended break.</p> <p>While Federer's main rivals for a fifth Australian Open title, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray, have been getting matches under their belt in Australia, the 31-year-old opted for the practice courts and family time to keep his mind and body fresh.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/tennis-longevity-the-buzz-word-rested-federer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Andy Murray Federer–Nadal rivalry Juan Martín del Potro Münchenstein Novak Djokovic Person Location Person Travel Quotation Rafael Nadal Roger Federer Roger Federer Roger Federer tennis season Tennis Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:05:32 +0000 5731569 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis-Japan's Nishikori close to walking with the giants http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/tennis-japans-nishikori-close-walking-the-giants <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Alastair Himmer</p> <p>TOKYO, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Don't let the toothy grin and lean frame fool you - Kei Nishikori's run-and-gun style can bring down the giants of tennis and catapult the Japanese 'superstar' into the top 10.</p> <p>A quarter-finalist at Melbourne Park last year, the 23-year-old has mapped out a three-year plan to win a grand slam and his jaw-dropping success at last October's Japan Open underlined the threat he poses.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/tennis-japans-nishikori-close-walking-the-giants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Human Interest Kei Nishikori Kei Nishikori Rafael Nadal Tennis Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 08:15:15 +0000 5731997 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis-Ferrer quietly goes about joining game's elite http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/tennis-ferrer-quietly-goes-about-joining-games-elite <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 10 (Reuters) - David Ferrer has long sat outside the all dominating 'Big Four' of men's tennis but after a standout 2012 season and signs of weakness amongst the quartet the consistent Spaniard might finally crack the powerful cabal.</p> <p>For the best part of eight years the men's game has been ruled by Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal with Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray emerging from the Swiss and Spaniard's shadow in the last two.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/tennis-ferrer-quietly-goes-about-joining-games-elite" target="_blank">read more</a></p> David Ferrer David Ferrer Disaster Human Interest Rafael Nadal Tennis Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 08:30:36 +0000 5732511 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis-ATP chief to discuss time-violation rule with players http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/tennis-atp-chief-discuss-time-violation-rule-players <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Ian Ransom</p> <p>MELBOURNE, Jan 12 (Reuters) - The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) chief Brad Drewett will meet with players on Saturday to address concerns over a new rule aimed at speeding up the game that has drawn criticism from professionals on the men's tour.</p> <p>This year, the ATP are enforcing a regulation that allows players 25 seconds to complete a serve or face a warning and then the loss of a point for a second violation, sparking complaints from players who have fallen foul of the law.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/tennis-atp-chief-discuss-time-violation-rule-players" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Novak Djokovic Rafael Nadal Tennis Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 01:45:12 +0000 5733478 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis-Djokovic backs old routine to break new ground http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/tennis-djokovic-backs-old-routine-break-new-ground <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Simon Cambers</p> <p>MELBOURNE, Jan 12 (Reuters) - For Novak Djokovic, the formula for success at the Australian Open is simple - if it ain't broke, don't fix it.</p> <p>The world number one will try to create history over the next two weeks by becoming the first man to win three straight Australian Open titles in the professional era.</p> <p>Twelve months ago, Djokovic picked up his fifth grand slam title with victory over Rafa Nadal in an epic final, lasting just short of six hours.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/tennis-djokovic-backs-old-routine-break-new-ground" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Novak Djokovic Rafael Nadal Tennis Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 04:15:04 +0000 5733498 at http://www.globalpost.com RPT-Tennis-Rested Federer aims to go deep in Melbourne http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/rpt-tennis-rested-federer-aims-go-deep-melbourne <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds dropped word in 15th para)</p> <p>By Ian Ransom</p> <p>MELBOURNE, Jan 12 (Reuters) - With a trophy cabinet straining at the hinges and a 53rd consecutive grand slam appearance looming, Roger Federer might be excused for feeling a little jaded ahead of his bid for a fifth Australian Open crown.</p> <p>Not a bit of it, the 31-year-old Swiss maestro said on Saturday, having passed his motivation test during punishing practice sessions in the off-season.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/rpt-tennis-rested-federer-aims-go-deep-melbourne" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Rafael Nadal Roger Federer Roger Federer Tennis Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 06:45:04 +0000 5733510 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Tennis-ATP to discuss time-violation rule with players http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/update-1-tennis-atp-discuss-time-violation-rule-players <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Sluggish servers under scrutiny in Melbourne</p> <p>* Djokovic says he will not complain if penalised (Adds player quotes)</p> <p>By Ian Ransom</p> <p>MELBOURNE, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) chief Brad Drewett will meet with players on Saturday and address a new rule aimed at speeding up the game that has drawn criticism from professionals on the men's tour.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/update-1-tennis-atp-discuss-time-violation-rule-players" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Novak Djokovic Novak Djokovic Rafael Nadal Tennis Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 09:30:34 +0000 5733526 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis-Del Potro realistic about hopes of gate-crashing top four http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/tennis-del-potro-realistic-about-hopes-gate-crashing-top-four <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Nick Mulvenney</p> <p>MELBOURNE, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Juan Martin del Potro, the only player outside the "big four" of men's tennis to have won a grand slam in the last eight years, remained circumspect about his chances of breaking back into the elite after a winning start at the Australian Open on Tuesday.</p> <p>The tall Argentine lost a year of his career to a wrist injury after winning the U.S. Open in 2009 and since his return, has failed to rediscover the heights of form he reached at Flushing Meadows three-and-a-half years ago.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/tennis-del-potro-realistic-about-hopes-gate-crashing-top-four" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Juan Martín del Potro Rafael Nadal Tennis Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 10:00:44 +0000 5734610 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis-Nadal to return next month at Brazil Open http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/tennis-nadal-return-next-month-at-brazil-open <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 15 (Reuters) - French Open champion Rafa Nadal will make his long-awaited comeback from injury at next month's Brazil Open, the ATP confirmed on Tuesday.</p> <p>The Mallorcan former world number one has been sidelined with a knee injury since last year's Wimbledon tournament and his hopes of returning at the Australian Open were hit by illness.</p> <p>It will be Nadal's first appearance on the tour in South America since 2005.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/tennis-nadal-return-next-month-at-brazil-open" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Rafael Nadal Tennis Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 20:15:52 +0000 5735004 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Sports News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/reuters-sports-news-summary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.</p> <p>"We expect Lance to be completely truthful": Livestrong</p> <p>AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - The cancer foundation that Lance Armstrong founded said on Wednesday that it anticipates the former cyclist will be "completely truthful" in his chat with Oprah Winfrey set to air Thursday and Friday. "We expect Lance to be completely truthful and forthcoming in his interview and with all of us in the cancer community," the Austin, Texas-based Livestrong Foundation said in a statement.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/reuters-sports-news-summary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Rafael Nadal Sports Tennis Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 19:22:14 +0000 5735119 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis-Nadal recovery on course, confirms return next month http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/tennis-nadal-recovery-course-confirms-return-next-month <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MADRID, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal has passed the latest medical tests on his injured knee, the Spanish tennis federation (RFET) said on Wednesday as the world number four confirmed he would return after more than seven months out at the Brazil Open next month.</p> <p>"The tests confirm that Rafa's recovery is proceeding favourably," RFET doctor Angel Ruiz-Cotorro said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/tennis-nadal-recovery-course-confirms-return-next-month" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Rafael Nadal Tennis Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 19:24:59 +0000 5735170 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis-'Diva' Raonic has appetite for grand slam success http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/tennis-diva-raonic-has-appetite-grand-slam-success <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Ian Ransom</p> <p>MELBOURNE, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Milos Raonic is as fastidious about his food as his attitude to training and hopes his 'diva-like' attention to detail might help him gate-crash the exclusive club guarded jealously by the 'Big Four' of men's tennis.</p> <p>The towering 22-year-old continued his steady rise in 2012, winning two titles and finishing the season as the youngest player in the top 20, but believes greater success could be on the menu in 2013.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/tennis-diva-raonic-has-appetite-grand-slam-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Milos Raonic Milos Raonic Rafael Nadal Tennis Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 09:45:18 +0000 5735492 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Tennis-Nadal confirms comeback at Chilean Open http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/update-1-tennis-nadal-confirms-comeback-at-chilean-open <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds Nadal quote)</p> <p>SANTIAGO, Jan 17 (Reuters) - French Open champion Rafa Nadal will make his long-awaited comeback from injury at next month's Chile Open, the Spaniard confirmed on Thursday.</p> <p>The ATP had already announced he would take part in the Brazil Open the following week.</p> <p>"I'm delighted to confirm my participation in Vina del Mar in Chile," Nadal said on his Facebook page.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/update-1-tennis-nadal-confirms-comeback-at-chilean-open" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Federer–Nadal rivalry Labor Rafa Nadal Rafael Nadal Technology Tennis Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 16:30:40 +0000 5735679 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Sports News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/reuters-sports-news-summary-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.</p> <p>Armstrong stripped of 2000 bronze medal</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/reuters-sports-news-summary-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Rafael Nadal Roger Federer Tennis Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 19:15:11 +0000 5735769 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Tennis-Ferrer into quarters, still doubts title chances http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/update-1-tennis-ferrer-quarters-still-doubts-title-chances <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Ferrer into fourth Australian Open quarter-finals</p> <p>* Takes advantage of Nishikori's knee injury (Adds details, quotes)</p> <p>By Greg Stutchbury</p> <p>MELBOURNE, Jan 20 (Reuters) - David Ferrer thought his fourth round victory over Japan's Kei Nishikori was one of the best matches of his Australian Open career, yet the Spaniard was still racked with doubt that he could go on to win the title next week.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/update-1-tennis-ferrer-quarters-still-doubts-title-chances" target="_blank">read more</a></p> David Ferrer David Ferrer Human Interest Rafael Nadal Tennis Thomson Reuters Sun, 20 Jan 2013 08:15:04 +0000 5736795 at http://www.globalpost.com