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Rafael Nadal: Spanish tennis player
Rafael "Rafa" Nadal Parera is a Spanish professional tennis player. He is ranked No. 2 in the world by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), has been ranked No. 1 in the ATP rankings for 209 weeks, and has finished as the year-end No. 1 five times. Nadal has won 20 Grand Slam men's singles titles, tied for the most in history with Roger Federer. His 13 French Open titles in particular are a record at any tournament. Nadal's dominance on clay is also highlighted by 60 of his 86 ATP singles titles coming on this surface, including 25 of his 35 ATP Masters 1000 titles, and his 81 consecutive wins on clay is the longest single-surface win streak in the Open Era.

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'I played a bad game', says Nadal after losing to Medvedev [Video]

'I played a bad game', says Nadal after losing to Medvedev

Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic suffer defeats in the semi-finals of the ATP Finals

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Tennis: Rafael Nadal thrashes Novak Djokovic to extend record at French Open to 13 titles [Video]

Tennis: Rafael Nadal thrashes Novak Djokovic to extend record at French Open to 13 titles

The 34-year-old Spaniard brought his Grand Slam tally to 20 with a near-perfect performance against the Serbian No1 seed at Roland Garros.View on euronews

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Federer tweets congrats to Nadal on tying his record of 20 Grand Slam singles titles [Video]

Federer tweets congrats to Nadal on tying his record of 20 Grand Slam singles titles

Roger Federer tweets congratulations to Rafa Nadal after the Spaniard equals his record of 20 Grand Slam singles titles with win at French Open

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Nadal wins 13th French Open title [Video]

Nadal wins 13th French Open title

Spaniard Rafael Nadal inflicted one of the most humiliating defeats on great rival Novak Djokovic in the French Open final on Sunday, thrashing the world number one 6-0 6-2 7-5 to lift a..

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Nadal questions French Open scheduling after late match [Video]

Nadal questions French Open scheduling after late match

Rafael Nadal questions tournament organisers as his French Open quarter-final win against Jannik Sinner finished at 1:26am.

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ATP Finals 2020: Rafael Nadal beats Stefanos Tsitsipas to make last four

Rafael Nadal reaches the last four of the ATP Finals by beating 2019 champion Stefanos Tsitsipas in three sets.
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ATP Finals 2020: Dominic Thiem beats Rafael Nadal in high-quality match

Dominic Thiem beats Rafael Nadal by winning two tie-breaks in a superb match at the ATP Finals in London.
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Rafael Nadal wins 1,000th ATP Tour match with Paris Masters victory

Rafael Nadal becomes the fourth player to record 1,000 ATP Tour wins with victory over fellow Spaniard Feliciano Lopez at the Paris Masters.
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Nadal's French Open record won't be beaten, says Murray

Rafael Nadal's record of 13 French Open titles will never be broken, says Andy Murray.
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Different conditions but same result - why Nadal had doubts before French Open win

Rafael Nadal says he had doubts over when he could win the French Open this year and that he needed to play "amazing" tennis to do so in his victory over Novak Djokovic.
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French Open: Roger Federer hails Rafael Nadal after Spaniard equals his record

Roger Federer hails his "greatest rival" after Rafael Nadal equals his record of 20 Grand Slam men's singles titles in devastating fashion.
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French Open: Rafael Nadal beats Novak Djokovic to win 13th Roland Garros title

Rafael Nadal produces one of his finest French Open displays to stun Novak Djokovic and equal Roger Federer's record of 20 Grand Slam men's titles.
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French Open: Rafael Nadal & Novak Djokovic eye Roger Federer's Grand Slam tally

Not only do Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic play for the French Open title on Sunday - they also jockey for position in the race to be the man with the most Grand Slam titles.
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French Open: Novak Djokovic edges past Stefanos Tsitsipas in thriller

Novak Djokovic withstands a gutsy fightback from fifth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas to set up a French Open final against Rafael Nadal.
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Nadal beats Schwartzman to reach 13th French Open final

Spain's 12-time champion Rafael Nadal reaches another French Open final with a battling win over Diego Schwartzman.
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Tsitsipas & Schwartzman plan shock wins in French Open semi-finals

Stefanos Tsitsipas and Diego Schwartzman will attempt to cause two major upsets when they face Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal in Friday's French Open semi-finals.
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French Open 2020: Rafael Nadal sees off qualifier Sebastian Korda

Rafael Nadal races into the quarter-finals with a demolition of American qualifier Sebastian Korda at Roland Garros.
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Rising American star Korda prepares to face Rafa - his idol, not his cat

American prospect Sebastian Korda will take on his idol Rafael Nadal in the French Open fourth round on Sunday.
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Nadal into last 16 with another routine win

Rafael Nadal sends another warning to his French Open rivals by dropping five games in a third-round win over Italian Stefano Travaglia.
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French Open 2020: Rafael Nadal & Dominic Thiem cruise through Paris openers

Spain's 12-time winner Rafael Nadal and US Open champion Dominic Thiem move into the French Open second round with straight-set wins.
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'The weather is so, so cold' - Nadal ready for 'tough' Paris conditions

Twelve-time champion Rafael Nadal says the colder weather at a delayed French Open will provide the toughest conditions he has faced in Paris.
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Nadal back and chasing Federer record as French Open returns

Rafael Nadal returns to Grand Slam tennis, Andy Murray is back on clay and Serena Williams goes again for a 24th major when the French Open starts on Sunday.
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Rafael Nadal beaten in Italian Open but Novak Djokovic wins

Rafael Nadal is beaten in the Italian Open but Novak Djokovic is through to the semi-finals.
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Djokovic wins New York title to equal Nadal record

Novak Djokovic beats Milos Raonic at the Western and Southern Open in New York to equal Rafael Nadal's record of 35 Masters 1000 Series titles.
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Rafael Nadal Pulls Out Of U.S. Open Over COVID-19 Concerns

Rafael Nadal is officially OUT of the U.S. Open ... the tennis legend said Tuesday it's just too damn unsafe for him to travel to America during the COVID-19 pandemic. "The situation is very..
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Defending champion Nadal decides not to play at US Open

Defending champion Rafael Nadal decides not to play the US Open later this month because the coronavirus pandemic remains "out of control".
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Nadal asks to delay virtual match with 'back issue'

Rafael Nadal asks to postpone a virtual charity match because of a "back issue", says Madrid Open Virtual Pro tournament director Feliciano Lopez.
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The King of 'ClayStation'? Nadal among stars going for virtual Madrid title

On Tuesday, 32 of the world's best tennis players will compete against each other for the Madrid Open title - on their games consoles.
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Nadal beats Fritz to win third Mexican Open title

World number two Rafael Nadal wins his third Mexican Open title after cruising past Taylor Fritz 6-3 6-2 in the final.
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Mexican Open: Rafael Nadal to face Taylor Fritz in men's final

World number two Rafael Nadal will face Taylor Fritz in the final of the Mexican Open after beating Grigor Dimitrov in the last four.
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Thiem looking to crash through bigger barriers after Nadal win

Having flirted with Grand Slam glory for a number of years, Dominic Thiem took another confident step toward a maiden major title by turning the tables on nemesis Rafa Nadal at the Australian Open on..
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Nadal hails Thiem work after Grand Slam record bid dashed

Rafa Nadal paid the ultimate respect to his Australian Open conqueror Dominic Thiem on Wednesday, seeing something of himself in the hard-working Austrian after falling short in a quarter-final classic..
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Thiem slays nemesis Nadal to reach Australian Open semi-finals

Dominic Thiem ended six years of Grand Slam frustration against Rafa Nadal on Wednesday with a seismic 7-6(3) 7-6(4) 4-6 7-6(6) upset that booked his maiden Australian Open semi-final and rocked the..
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Australian Open: Dominic Thiem stuns Rafael Nadal in four-set thriller

Spanish top seed Rafael Nadal is out of the Australian Open after Austria's Dominic Thiem wins a four-set thriller.
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Nadal beats Kyrgios to reach Australian Open quarters

Spanish top seed Rafael Nadal battles past rival Nick Kyrgios in a thrilling four-set match to reach the Australian Open quarter-finals.
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Australian Open: Nick Kyrgios v Rafael Nadal in a 'super salty' fourth-round grudge match

Nick Kyrgios v Rafael Nadal face each other in the Australian Open fourth round on Monday in a "super salty" grudge match.
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Australian Open: Nick Kyrgios beats Karen Khachanov to set up Rafael Nadal match

Home favourite Nick Kyrgios sets up an Australian Open last-16 meeting with Rafael Nadal after beating Karen Khachanov in a five-set thriller.
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Nadal cruises past Carreno Busta to make fourth round

Top seed Rafael Nadal cruises past Spanish compatriot Pablo Carreno Busta in straight sets to reach the Australian Open fourth round.
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Australian Open: Rafael Nadal, Dominic Thiem, Daniil Medvedev, into third round

World number one Rafael Nadal reaches the third round of the Australian Open with a straight-set win over Federico Delbonis.
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Australian Open 2020: Nick Kyrgios & Gilles Simon mimic Rafael Nadal

Nick Kyrgios reaches the Australian Open third round by beating Gilles Simon, with both players mimicking Rafael Nadal's service routine.
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World number one Nadal into Australian Open round two

World number one Rafael Nadal cruises into the Australian Open second round with a straightforward victory over Bolivia's Hugo Dellien.
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Federer, Williams, Djokovic & Nadal raise bushfire appeal money

A number of tennis greats play in a charity match to take the total raised for the bushfire appeal to over 4m Australian dollars.
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Djokovic beats Nadal & inspires Serbia to ATP Cup win

Novak Djokovic inspires Serbia to the inaugural ATP Cup as his singles win over Rafael Nadal helps his country beat Spain 2-1 in Sydney.
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Federer, Nadal and Serena to play in exhibition to raise funds for bushfire relief

Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams are among a number of players who will feature in an exhibition match ahead of this month's Australian Open to raise funds for bushfire relief efforts,..
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Federer, Williams & Nadal to play bushfire fundraiser

Roger Federer, Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal will take part in an exhibition match to raise money for a bushfire relief fund in Australia.
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ATP Cup: Rafael Nadal puts Spain into quarter-finals

Rafael Nadal comes back twice from a break down against Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka to put Spain into the ATP Cup quarter-finals in Australia.
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GB should be excited for future despite missing out on Davis Cup final - Smith

Captain Leon Smith says Great Britain can be excited about their chances of future success in the Davis Cup despite a heartbreaking semi-final defeat by a Rafael Nadal-inspired Spain.
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Davis Cup: Great Britain miss out on final after losing decisive doubles to Spain

Great Britain miss out on a place in the Davis Cup final as Spain's Rafael Nadal and Feliciano Lopez edge out Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski in a heartbreaking doubles defeat.
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Nadal helps Spain into Davis Cup quarters by holders Croatia are out

Rafael Nadal's Spain ease into the quarter-finals at the Davis Cup finals, beating a weakened Croatia to send the defending champions out of the event.
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Nadal out of ATP Finals in London

Rafael Nadal misses out on a place in the ATP Finals last four as defending champion Alexander Zverev claims the last semi-final spot.
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Rafael Nadal beats Stefanos Tsitsipas to keep his ATP Finals hopes alive

Rafael Nadal demonstrates his fighting qualities to battle back to beat Stefanos Tsitsipas and keep his ATP Finals hopes alive.
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Nadal saves match point before beating Medvedev to boost ATP Finals hopes

Rafael Nadal saves a match point to beat Russian Daniil Medvedev and boost his hopes of a first ATP Finals title.
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Andy Murray starts to believe he can beat Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal & Novak Djokovic again

Andy Murray believes he is closer to beating Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic than he was "seven or eight" weeks ago.
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ATP Finals: Rafael Nadal loses to Alexander Zverev in opener

Rafael Nadal's bid to end the year as world number one falters with a straight-set loss to defending champion Alexander Zverev at the ATP Finals.
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Novak Djokovic beats Matteo Berrettini in opening match of ATP Finals in London

Novak Djokovic makes a winning start at the ATP Finals as he chases a record-equalling sixth title and overhaul Rafael Nadal as world number one.
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