Rafael Nadal hoped to achieve better results in 2021. The Spanish champion had to settle for a couple of trophies (Barcelona and Rome), while failing instead with his 14th seal at Roland Garros. A ...
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Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates after defeating Britain's Cameron Norrie during their third round match on day 7, of the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris, France, Saturday, June 5, 2021. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
Coming to tennis, Nadal decided to skip the US Open and end his season due to the foot injury that was troubling him since his French Open exit.
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Rafael Nadal becomes the fourth player in the Open Era to earn 1,000 singles victories after beating Feliciano Lopez in three sets at the Rolex Paris Masters.
Nadal won two three-setters en route to the last four, in which he battled hard before losing against fourth seed Alexander Zverev. The top seed has reached the semi-finals at the Rolex Paris Masters five times.
After a month-long break from tournament tennis, Nadal played Madrid Masters and Paris Masters. David Nalbandian upset him in the quarterfinals and final of those tournaments. To end the year, Nadal won two of his three-round robin matches to advance to the semifinals of the Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai, where Federer defeated him in straight sets.
Spain’s Rafael Nadal poses with his trophy during a photo call on the rooftop of Galeries Lafayette, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, after winning the final match of the French Open tennis tournament against Serbia’s Novak Djokovic in three sets, 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 at the Roland Garros stadium.
Nadal reveals his childhood idols. Talking about the champions of the last tennis era, Nadal made interesting statements. In fact he said how he loved to see Pete Sampras vs Andre Agassi's challenges.
Tennis icon Rafael Nadal has talked about retirement amid injury concerns and at the same time has also made it clear that he is not afraid of life without tennis. Rafael Nadal's season finished just after this year's French Open where he went down to long-time rival Novak Djokovic in the final when his chronic foot injury flared up again as a result of which he was forced to withdraw from Wimbledon, Tokyo Olympics 2020, and US Open.