Federer–Nadal rivalry http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24239/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 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 Tennis: Nadal triumphs in singles return http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/tennis-nadal-triumphs-singles-return-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Rafael Nadal made a triumphant singles return after a seven-month absence, beating Argentinian qualifier Federico Delbonis 6-3, 6-2 in the second round of the ATP claycourt tournament here.</p> <p>The 11-time Grand Slam champion from Spain hadn't played since a shock second-round exit from Wimbledon in June.</p> <p>A torn tendon and inflammation in his left knee had kept him out of the London Olympics and the 2012 US Open, while a virus further delayed his return to action this year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/tennis-nadal-triumphs-singles-return-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Federer–Nadal rivalry Rafael Nadal Rafael Nadal Tennis AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 00:30:50 +0000 5748324 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Nadal triumphs in singles return http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/tennis-nadal-triumphs-singles-return-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Rafael Nadal made a triumphant singles return after a seven-month absence, beating qualifier Federico Delbonis 6-3, 6-2 in the second round of the ATP claycourt tournament here.</p> <p>"I'm happy to play a singles match after so long," Nadal said. "I need days and time to get my game back, but so far the feeling on court is great.</p> <p>"For now the most important thing is to spend as much time as possible on court. This victory allows me to play at least two more matches, singles and doubles."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/tennis-nadal-triumphs-singles-return-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Federer–Nadal rivalry Rafael Nadal Rafael Nadal Tennis AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 03:16:00 +0000 5748406 at http://www.globalpost.com CORRECTED: Tennis: Nadal triumphs in singles return http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/corrected-tennis-nadal-triumphs-singles-return <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Rafael Nadal made a triumphant singles return after a seven-month absence, beating qualifier Federico Delbonis 6-3, 6-2 in the second round of the ATP claycourt tournament here.</p> <p>"I'm happy to play a singles match after so long," Nadal said. "I need days and time to get my game back, but so far the feeling on court is great.</p> <p>"For now the most important thing is to spend as much time as possible on court. This victory allows me to play at least two more matches, singles and doubles."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/corrected-tennis-nadal-triumphs-singles-return" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Federer–Nadal rivalry Rafael Nadal Rafael Nadal Tennis AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 03:30:53 +0000 5748426 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Nadal tired but vows his best at Brazil Open http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/tennis-nadal-tired-vows-his-best-at-brazil-open-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Rafael Nadal said Tuesday that he felt a bit tired after a hard but positive tournament in Chile but vowed to do his best at this week's Brazil Open.</p> <p>"I am happy to be here in Brazil for the second time," the 26-year-old Spanish tennis star told a press conference. "My knee is OK...There are days when it hurts, this limits me but I have confidence it will improve."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/tennis-nadal-tired-vows-his-best-at-brazil-open-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Federer–Nadal rivalry Rafael Nadal Rafael Nadal Tennis AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 17:00:26 +0000 5753690 at http://www.globalpost.com Lackluster Nadal labels schedule ''a joke'' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130531/lackluster-nadal-labels-schedule-joke <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 Martyn Herman</p> <p>PARIS (Reuters) - Defending champion Rafa Nadal labeled the French Open schedule "a joke" and revealed he had struggled to motivate himself after reaching the third round with an unconvincing victory over Slovakian Martin Klizan on Friday.</p> <p>Nadal, seeking his eighth Roland Garros title, looked ill at ease against fellow left-hander Klizan before securing a 4-6 6-3 6-3 6-3 on a cool, blustery day in Paris.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130531/lackluster-nadal-labels-schedule-joke" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Federer–Nadal rivalry Rafael Nadal Tennis Thomson Reuters Fri, 31 May 2013 15:47:16 +0000 5849556 at http://www.globalpost.com Federer embraces routine win in Big Apple http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130829/federer-rolls-second-round-win-new-york <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 Larry Fine</p> <p>NEW YORK (Reuters) - Roger Federer enjoyed a routine 6-3 6-2 6-1 win over Argentina's Carlos Berlocq in the second round of the U.S. Open on Thursday to stay on track for a mouthwatering early clash with Rafa Nadal.</p> <p>'Routine' was greeted positively by Federer, the all-time leading grand slam singles winner with 17 titles, who is seeded seventh after slipping in the rankings while hampered by injury.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130829/federer-rolls-second-round-win-new-york" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Federer–Nadal rivalry Rafael Nadal Roger Federer Tennis Thomson Reuters Thu, 29 Aug 2013 21:32:24 +0000 5921043 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Nadal survives scare to face Wimbledon nemesis http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140624/tennis-nadal-survives-scare-face-wimbledon-nemesis <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Rafael Nadal overcame a rocky start to his Wimbledon 2014 campaign on Tuesday to set up a second round revenge clash with his All England Club nemesis Lukas Rosol.</p> <p>The world number one lost the first set to Slovakia's Martin Klizan, the world number 51, but recovered to win 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 in two hours and 55 minutes on Centre Court.</p> <p>The Spaniard exorcised the ghosts of last year, when he tumbled out of the first round to lowly Steve Darcis.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140624/tennis-nadal-survives-scare-face-wimbledon-nemesis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Federer–Nadal rivalry Rafael Nadal Tennis AFP Tue, 24 Jun 2014 17:44:34 +0000 6186031 at http://www.globalpost.com