Rafael Nadal

  • Nadal beats Fognini to win Hamburg Open

    HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — Top-seeded Rafael Nadal overcame some sloppy play on his beloved clay to beat Fabio Fognini 7-5, 7-5 and win the Hamburg Open for the second time on Sunday.

  • tennis.com - Summer Intrigue

    Rafael Nadal won an ATP 500 event in Hamburg on Sunday, but he celebrated like it was a Grand Slam. Rafa, by all appearances, wanted this win badly, and it wasn’t hard to understand why. “This title helps [me] to be a bit more calm,” Nadal said. “I lost the last two times against [Fognini], so I…

  • Stronger Nishikori seeks return to US Open final

    Japan's fifth-ranked Kei Nishikori made history by reaching last year's US Open final and he feels stronger, smarter and more confident as he begins the quest to repeat the feat. Nishikori opens his hardcourt run to this year's Flushing Meadows fortnight with a first-round match Tuesday against…

  • Rafael Nadal cramps up during victory speech, laughs through it anyway

    Rafa Nadal won the Hamburg Open today which is a positive sign for the Spaniard as we move closer to the US Open at the end of this month. During his victory speech, Nadal started to cramp and couldn't do anything about it.

  • Nadal claims 67th career title with Hamburg Open victory

    Spaniard Rafa Nadal won his 67th career title with a 7-5 7-5 victory against dangerous Italian Fabio Fognini in the final of the Hamburg Open on Sunday. Nadal, a 14-times grand slam champion, has endured an indifferent season winning just two titles in Stuttgart and Buenos Aires prior to Sunday and…

  • Rafael Nadal finally did something right in 2015

    It took eight months, 15 tournaments, a seven-spot drop in the rankings from No. 3 to No. 10 and three massive Grand Slam disappointments, but Rafael Nadal finally won his first decently sized tournament of the year. Nadal avenged two previous 2015 clay losses to Fabio Fognini to win the German…

  • Nadal clinches Hamburg Open title

    Rafael Nadal defeated Italian Fabio Fognini 7-5 7-5 to win the Hamburg Open and clinch his third title of the year. Nadal, playing in his first tournament since Wimbledon, had already lost to Fognini twice on clay this year. But he won a tight final that saw 12 breaks of serve to extend his run of…