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    Nadal Wins Laureus World Comeback Of The Year Award

    By ATP Staff; March 26, 2014

    http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Ten...al-Bryans.aspx

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    Nadal admits lack of confidence

    Reuters - ‎April‎ ‎18‎, ‎2014

    Writing by Julien Pretot in Paris; Editing by Ed Osmond


    Despite going into the Monte Carlo Masters on the back of another impressive unbeaten run on clay, Rafael Nadal admitted six weeks before his beloved French Open that he has been struggling with his confidence for months.

    The world number one, who was knocked out in the quarter-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters on Friday by fellow Spaniard David Ferrer, sustained a back injury at the Australian Open in January.

    "I don't have to lie to anybody. After what happened in Australia it was little bit harder for me to find again the intensity, the confidence, the inside power that I always have," said Nadal after a 7-6(1) 6-4 defeat by Ferrer ended his 30-match winning run on clay.

    Nadal made an uncharacteristic 44 unforced errors against Ferrer on centre court, failing to find the right length as Ferrer never released his grip.

    Asked if a back problem was responsible for his under-par performance, he replied: "No, no, the back is not an excuse.

    "No, the back is in good shape. The physical performance is fine. No problem about that."

    After losing the Australian Open final to Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka, Nadal won the Rio de Janeiro tournament on clay before being eliminated in the third round of the Indian Wells Masters and losing in the final of the Miami Masters to Novak Djokovic.

    "Even if I won Rio, I played the final in Miami, it remains something in my mind and in my game," said Nadal.

    "I'm going to fight to try to find that solution soon."

    Nadal plays in the Barcelona Open next week, a tournament he has won every year since 2005, apart from 2010 when he did not take part.

    The French Open, which Nadal has won a record eight times, starts on May 25.


    http://ca.reuters.com/article/sports...A3H0H620140418

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    "No, not 'so-so'; 'very bad'. You can say, no problem."

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports...open/22388509/

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    Rafael Nadal: The Best Is Yet to Come

    -By Andrew Prochnow; Bleacher Report, January 31, 2015

    "Apparently it's time to write off Rafael Nadal...again."

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2...is-yet-to-come

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    It just hasn't been Rafael Nadal's year.

    By John Sinnott (CNN) - September 5, 2015

    It just hasn't been Rafael Nadal's year.

    The Spaniard crashed out of the U.S. Open in the third round after losing a five-set thriller to Italian Fabio Fognini at Flushing Meadows, ensuring Nadal will be without a grand slam win in a calendar year for the first time since 2004.

    "The only thing this means is I played worse than the last 10 years," the 14-time grand slam winner told reporters. "That's the real thing. By the way, for me it was amazing to win 10 years in a row a grand slam.

    "You can imagine how difficult it is to make that happen. I have to accept that it was not my year and keep fighting till the end of the season to finish in a positive way."

    Remarkably Fognini came from two sets down to win 3-6 4-6 6-4 6-3 6-4 as double U.S.Open winner Nadal lost in a grand slam for the first time having been two sets up.

    "I can't describe how happy I am," said the 28-year-old Fognini who will play Spain's Feliciano Lopez in round four. "It was very tough. To do it against Rafa, two sets down -- it was an incredible match," added the Italian, who had lost his last seven matches on hard courts coming into the U.S. Open.

    World No. 8 Nadal went out of the Australian Open quarterfinals after losing to Czech Tomas Berdych, then was knocked out of the French Open quarterfinals by world No.1 Novak Djokovic, before being dumped out of Wimbledon in the second round by American qualifier Dustin Brown.

    Last month two of the game's most successful coaches, Larry Stefanki and Nick Bollettieri, told CNN that Nadal needs a new coach if he is to rebound and add to his haul of grand slam titles.

    They echo the thoughts of John McEnroe, although both Stefanki and Bollettieri -- unlike the outspoken seven-time grand slam winner -- wouldn't dispose of the services of Nadal's main coach, his Uncle Toni.

    The 29-year-old Nadal is also helped part time by Francisco Roig.

    "I just think Rafa needs to get a little bit of a different view point," Stefanki told CNN when asked about Nadal, who sports a 2-6 record versus top-10 foes in 2015.

    "Not getting rid of Uncle Toni, either. I don't think that's a good thing. He should probably stay around."

    Such collaborative coaching arrangements have led to success for, among others, top-ranked Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and U.S. Open finalist Kei Nishikori.

    "I would bring in somebody that knows the type of game that Nadal has to play now to get back," said Bollettieri told CNN. "Maybe bring in somebody that hears all the gossip on the street, that knows what's going on. But I certainly wouldn't change the foundation."

    Bollettieri added that Nadal's opponents have lost the "fear factor."

    "What's amazing is that we the fans and coaches can't believe that Rafa is getting beat," said Bollettieri. "It's hard to understand.

    "The biggest difference is that before when there was a long rally, you favored Nadal. That's not so today.

    "The hard-court circuit is going to tell a lot. This summer before the U.S. Open, you're going to get a strong message of whether he can come back or not. Right now he's not the same Rafa. I'm hoping he can come back. He's a great credit to the game."


    -Thanks to John Sinnott and CNN for the original article.

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    Lets hope, He comes back fitter and stronger, and reaching grand slam finals more consistently in 2016.

    Some words of inspiration from Rocky Balboa, that I relate with Rafa
    "It ain't about how hard you hit. Its about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward, How much you can take and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done"
    Good luck Rafa !!

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    Rafael Nadal Ignores Negative Press To Follow Behind Roger Federer And Novak Djokovic

    http://www.kpopstarz.com/articles/25...k-djokovic.htm


    [Uncle] Toni and Rafael Nadal to keep bond

    http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePag...ep-bond-396371

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    "I am a very good loser" - Rafael Nadal tells Times of India

    In person, Rafael Nadal is pleasantly disarming. He is as affable, shy and polite off the court as he is aggressive on it. As TOI [Times of India] Guest Editor for the day, the Indian Aces star spoke on a range of issues... "And this year, 2015, was the worst. Yes, it's true, but in the end, I managed it more or less well to finish No. 5 in the world. I am going to try to be higher next year, yes. And I'll try to be play better next year. And I hope that is going to happen. My motivation is there each day. The motivation is the love that I have for this game, the passion and I'm happy playing tennis and the things that I am doing today".

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/s...w/50146932.cms

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    Nadal inaugurates clinic in Delhi

    -Slideshow; The Hindu, December 10, 2015

    http://www.thehindu.com/sport/tennis...ece#im-image-0

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