Today marks the anniversary of the first of Rafael Nadal‘s eight titles at the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell. Rafa first lifted the 12-kilogram (26.45lb) trophy – one of the heaviest pieces of ATP World Tour silverware – on 24 April 2005. 103 more words
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Defending champion Rafael Nadal and fellow Spaniard Tommy Robredo will continue their Barcelona campaigns on Thursday. They are going up against Ivan Dodig and Marin Cilic, respectively. 399 more words
Rafael Nadal attended the Sports Cultura Awards at the Real Club de Tenis Barcelona yesterday. The awards recognize outstanding contributions in sports and culture, and this year, Rafa was recognized for his excellence in sports. 14 more words
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• Video: Highlights from Maria Sharapova’s 7-6 (5), 6-7 (5), 7-6 (2) victory over Lucie Safarova in Stuttgart that took three hours and 24 minutes. 185 more words
Rafael Nadal survived a back-and-forth first set with fellow Spaniard Albert Ramos before prevailing 7-6(2), 6-4 in the second round of the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell on Wednesday afternoon. 267 more words
The eight-time Barcelona champion Rafael Nadal opened his latest campaign for the title against countryman Albert Ramos in the second round. He reflects on his opening… 7 more words