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#Rafa

# rafa - Friday 20 August, 2021

Nadal ends season due to foot injury, meaning another big name misses US Open
# Calling Time
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Nadal ends season due to foot injury, meaning another big name misses US Open

Aug 20th 2021, 12:06 PM 1,640 Views 0 Comments

The world number three has 20 major titles to his name, including four in New York.

# rafa - Wednesday 30 June, 2021

Benitez promises to fight for Everton as he clarifies ‘small club’ jibe
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Benitez promises to fight for Everton as he clarifies ‘small club’ jibe

Jun 30th 2021, 11:31 PM 8,017 Views 7 Comments

The Spaniard has been appointed on a three-year deal.

# rafa - Tuesday 9 February, 2021

History-seeking Nadal puts Australian Open on notice and Azarenka loses out 'after breathing problems'
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History-seeking Nadal puts Australian Open on notice and Azarenka loses out 'after breathing problems'

Feb 9th 2021, 7:56 AM 3,903 Views 1 Comment

Women’s champion Sofia Kenin also went through, but two-time winner Victoria Azarenka lost after breathing problems.

# rafa - Monday 27 January, 2020

Nadal beats Kyrgios in epic clash to reach Australian Open quarter-final
# Wizard Of Oz
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# Wizard Of Oz

Nadal beats Kyrgios in epic clash to reach Australian Open quarter-final

Jan 27th 2020, 12:06 PM 6,289 Views 1 Comment

The world number one weathered a fierce storm in Melbourne.

# rafa - Wednesday 10 July, 2019

Benitez touched by 'kindness and respect' as he enjoys life after Newcastle
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Benitez touched by 'kindness and respect' as he enjoys life after Newcastle

Jul 10th 2019, 9:54 AM 5,294 Views 4 Comments

The Spaniard got off to a winning start in charge of Dalian Yifang in China.

# rafa - Saturday 6 July, 2019

Irresistible Nadal outclasses Tsonga for speedy Wimbledon progress
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Irresistible Nadal outclasses Tsonga for speedy Wimbledon progress

Jul 6th 2019, 5:50 PM 4,779 Views 2 Comments

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga proved no match for Rafael Nadal, who raced into the fourth round at Wimbledon on Saturday.

# rafa - Friday 7 June, 2019

Nadal powers past Federer into 12th French Open final
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Nadal powers past Federer into 12th French Open final

Jun 7th 2019, 2:41 PM 6,385 Views 13 Comments

It was the Spaniard’s first win over his old rival in five years.

# rafa - Friday 27 May, 2016

Emotional Nadal withdraws from French Open as injury strikes again
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Emotional Nadal withdraws from French Open as injury strikes again

May 27th 2016, 4:22 PM 3,898 Views 7 Comments

‘It’s a tough moment but it’s not the end.’

# rafa - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

Sacked Benitez shows class by wishing Zidane luck in honourable statement
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Sacked Benitez shows class by wishing Zidane luck in honourable statement

Jan 5th 2016, 8:19 PM 11,723 Views 10 Comments

Benitez thanked everyone at the club for their help during his spell in charge.

# rafa - Saturday 18 July, 2015

Sorry, United: Rafa Benitez says Sergio Ramos is staying at Real Madrid
# THESE ARE FACTS
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Sorry, United: Rafa Benitez says Sergio Ramos is staying at Real Madrid

Jul 18th 2015, 1:18 PM 4,225 Views 14 Comments

The 55-year-old is adamant the defender will be at the club next season after hailing his character

# rafa - Tuesday 10 February, 2015

LVG goes full Rafa as he unveils four pages of stats to combat Big Sam's 'long ball claims'
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LVG goes full Rafa as he unveils four pages of stats to combat Big Sam's 'long ball claims'

Feb 10th 2015, 1:24 PM 6,148 Views 16 Comments

Facts!

# rafa - Monday 24 June, 2013

Shock as Rafa Nadal crashes out of Wimbledon in first round
# NET LOSS
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# NET LOSS

Shock as Rafa Nadal crashes out of Wimbledon in first round

Jun 24th 2013, 6:23 PM 13,640 Views 38 Comments

World number 135 Steve Darcis has claimed the biggest scalp of his career.

# rafa - Wednesday 3 April, 2013

Rafa Benitez open to offers in England
# Job Fairy
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# Job Fairy

Rafa Benitez open to offers in England

Apr 3rd 2013, 7:08 PM 1,209 Views 9 Comments

“I like to stay in a top side. Why not in England?”

# rafa - Thursday 28 February, 2013

Rafa's to-do list: 8 things we hope Benitez does before Chelsea sack him
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Rafa's to-do list: 8 things we hope Benitez does before Chelsea sack him

Feb 28th 2013, 12:44 PM 2,303 Views 2 Comments

We always fancied a go on Roman’s yacht.

'Business as usual' for Chelsea after Rafa blast
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'Business as usual' for Chelsea after Rafa blast

Feb 28th 2013, 11:26 AM 593 Views 1 Comment

How long more does the former Liverpool boss have at the Bridge?

# rafa - Monday 18 February, 2013

He's back! Nadal on the trophy trail again after 7 month absence
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He's back! Nadal on the trophy trail again after 7 month absence

Feb 18th 2013, 7:15 AM 15,095 Views 0 Comments

“If the pain is bearable like it was today, then it’s fine.” Said the Spaniard after seeing off David Nalbandian in two sets.

# rafa - Tuesday 25 December, 2012

Christmas bug: Sick Nadal postpones return to action
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Christmas bug: Sick Nadal postpones return to action

Dec 25th 2012, 3:53 PM 490 Views 0 Comments

Rafael Nadal has pulled out of his scheduled return date at an exhibition in Abu Dhabi this week.

# rafa - Tuesday 25 September, 2012

Injured Rafa Nadal has not picked up a tennis racket in three months
# Knees Up
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# Knees Up

Injured Rafa Nadal has not picked up a tennis racket in three months

Sep 25th 2012, 10:57 AM 782 Views 0 Comments

Bet he hasn’t picked up the phone to a match-challenging Roger Federer either.

# rafa - Sunday 16 September, 2012

Davis Cup: Spain reach final, hope for early Nadal return
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# Comeback

Davis Cup: Spain reach final, hope for early Nadal return

Sep 16th 2012, 9:10 PM 359 Views 0 Comments

The 11-time Grand Slam winner is recovering from a knee injury, could he return to play a role in November?

# rafa - Monday 21 May, 2012

2011 dominance a sweet memory for Djokovic as Rafa reigns in Rome
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2011 dominance a sweet memory for Djokovic as Rafa reigns in Rome

May 21st 2012, 2:23 PM 208 Views 0 Comments

The Spaniard beat his Serbian foe in straight sets as he ramps up performance levels ahead of the French Open.