Rafael Nadal is sweating it out on the courts today as he takes on longtime rival Novak Djokovic at the US Open finals and you can bet Maria Francisca Perello (who goes by Xisca) is there screaming for her man. These two have been dating for over seven years, which means she's gotten very used to the nail-biting matches. They met in the small town where they grew up and have been smitten since. However, they prefer to keep their relationship largely out of the spotlight. It should be an...Read Full Story
Jelena Ristic is screaming in the stands today at the US Open watching her man Novak Djokovic take on Rafael Nadal in the finals.The guys have come head-to-head before, and it's always a close match. In fact, last year, they played the longest Grand Slam singles final in the history of the sport at the 2012 Australian Open. Djokovic ended up beating Nadal 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-7 (5), 7-5 after 5 hours, 53 minutes. This became his third Grand Slam title in a row, and the sweet victory came at at 1...Read Full Story
It must be clay court season, because Rafael Nadal is back on top! Rafa utterly demolished the competition at the Monte Carlo Masters Series tournament to take home his seventh win in Monaco in a row.Nadal, nearly unbeatable on clay, was a heavy favorite to win the tournament, and even rival Roger Federer had predicted he would top the tournament. Nadal's win puts him on a 27-0 run on his favorite surface, but even he knows he can be taken down at any time."I'm not invincible. I've lost...Read Full Story
Another day, another dominating performance from Rafael Nadal at the Monte Carlo Masters tournament. Rafa has won the tourney six years in a row and showed no signs of relinquishing his reign over Monte Carlo as he defeated Richard Gasquet of France 6-2, 6-4 on Thursday.After an easy win in their first game, Nadal found himself fending off Gasquet as the score evened to 4-4 in the second. The Frenchman couldn't keep up the assault and eventually fell 6-4, leading Nadal into the quarterfinals...Read Full Story
Rafael Nadal marked his return to the clay court this season with a lopsided 6-2, 6-2 win over Jarkko Nieminen at Day Four of the ATP Masters in Monte Carlo.Rafa is a heavy favorite to win the tournament for a seventh-straight year, and his Wednesday match marked his 33rd win in a row on the Monte Carlo courts. Clay is Rafael's preferred surface, and some are already predicting that he will proceed unbeaten through the following six tournaments, all of which are on clay courts.Even rival...Read Full Story
Rafael Nadal (born 3 June 1986) is a Spanish professional tennis player. Nadal has won six Grand Slam singles titles, and the 2008 Olympic gold medal in singles. Find articles, videos, and pictures of Rafael Nadal here.