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With the Tennis Season Beginning, a Wish List for 2017 - New York Times

MELBOURNE, Australia — Tennis got more than its share of undesirable events in 2016: Roger Federer's first surgery, Maria Sharapova's suspension for a doping violation, the knife attack on Petra Kvitova that left the future of her career in doubt. But ...and more »

No pain, no gain; Rafael Nadal's Grand Slam dream burns bright - Hindustan Times

Rafael Nadal revealed his battle against chronic pain on Sunday but said he was hopeful of keeping his Grand Slam career alive as he launches his partnership with new coach Carlos Moya. Injury-hit Nadal, 30, said he hadn't played without pain for years ...and more »

Why Rafael Nadal Does Not Like US President-Elect Donald Trump -

Rafael Nadal, winner of 14 Grand Slam singles titles, was more guarded in his assessment of the incoming president than actress Meryl Streep, who earlier this week used the Golden Globes ceremony to blast Donald Trump. Written by Abhishek Mahajan.and more »

Rafael Nadal races past Florian Mayer to keep hopes of Novak Djokovic semi-final clash alive at Australian Open - The Independent

Rafael Nadal had to apologise for his Mallorcan time-keeping but there was nothing sloppy about the Spaniard's tennis as he swept aside Florian Mayer to reach the Australian Open second round. After defeating Mayer 6-3 6-4 6-4 on Rod Laver Arena, Nadal ...and more »

How Tennis Australia is building a global broadcasting business - The Australian Financial Review

Rod Laver, centre, with Rafael Nadal, left, and Roger Federer who will feature in the Laver Cup in September. Alex Goodlett. John Stensholt AFR Woodcut. Share on twitter. by John Stensholt. Tennis Australia's broadcast production business will go ...and more »

Rafael Nadal, Milos Raonic and Alexander Zverev all reach Australian Open second round - Metro

Rafael Nadal cruised into the second round of the Australian Open after beating Florian Mayer in straight sets. The Spaniard came through what was on paper a relatively tricky tie, with the German a former world No. 18. thumbnail for post ID 7828129 ...and more »

Australian Open quotes: Rafael Nadal says no plans to retire - Daily Mail

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Rafael Nadal isn't planning to give up tennis anytime soon. Johanna Konta won't take too seriously her dominating win in the Sydney International last Friday. And Sam Stosur, who has never done well at her home Grand ...and more »

After hitting 39 winners, Rafael Nadal ignites Australian Open title dreams - Hindustan Times

Rafael Nadal showed there was plenty of life in his battered body yet when he cast aside the disappointments of last year to reach the second round of the Australian Open with a 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 victory over Florian Mayer on Tuesday. "I have been ...and more »

Australian Open 2017: Rafael Nadal says he's 'going to fight' to scale rankings after 1st round win - Firstpost

Melbourne: Rafael Nadal says he is driven to restore his slumping ranking after powering past Germany's Florian Mayer into the second round of the Australian Open on Tuesday. The long-time world number one looked back to his healthy best after an ...and more »

Marcos Baghdatis -

GAME, SET AND MATCH! - NADAL 6-3 6-1 6-3 BAGHDATIS. A magnificent display from Nadal as he serves it out on a third match point after Baghdatis had saved two to make deuce. In truth, the Spaniard simply outclassed Baghdatis in a straight sets victory ...and more »