VIDEO: Borna Coric’s Hot Shot Against Rafael Nadal In Basel

Croatian teenager Borna Coric stunned second seed Rafael Nadal with a series of incredible shots to win this rally during their quarter-final in Basel.

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PHOTOS: Rafael Nadal loses to 17-year-old Borna Coric in Basel

World No. 3 Rafael Nadal lost in the quarterfinals of Swiss Indoors Basel to 17-year-old Borna Coric of Croatia 6-2, 7-6(4). This season is now over for our champ since he has confirmed that he will not play in Paris and London.

“I’m not going to play Paris and London, I’m not enough competitive. I’m going to have the surgery the 3rd of November. I will have treatment on my back next week, that needs a few days,” said Rafa.

Get well, Rafa!

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Swiss Indoors Quarterfinals: What time does Rafael Nadal play against Borna Coric in Basel?

Photo: Rafa Nadal Facebook

Photo: Rafa Nadal Facebook

17-year-old Borna Coric, also known as Baby Rafa, set a quarter-final clash with childhood idol Rafael Nadal at the Swiss Indoors Basel. This is the first time Rafa and Borna will meet on the professional tour.

Date: Friday, October 24, 2014

TIME: Not before 6 pm local time, 6 pm CET (Spain, France, Germany, Italy) 5 pm BST (United Kingdom) 12 noon EDT (New York, Montreal). To convert to your local time, use this website.

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ATP World Tour Uncovered: Rafael Nadal reflects on early career

In season six, episode 42, ATP World Tour Uncovered profiles Rafael Nadal, including his early tennis beginnings and what motivated him to reach No. 1 in the Emirates ATP Rankings.

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WATCH: Interview with Rafael Nadal – Basel, October 22, 2014

Rafael Nadal discusses his second-round victory over Pierre-Hugues Herbert on Wednesday at the Swiss Indoors Basel.

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PHOTOS: Rafael Nadal beats Pierre-Hugues Herbert to reach Basel quarterfinals

No. 2 seed Rafael Nadal progressed to the quarterfinals of the Swiss Indoors in Basel after he defeated Pierre-Hugues Herbert 6-1, 6-1. Our champ was never troubled by the 120th-ranked Herbert, who double-faulted 11 times. Rafa did save two break points, including when he was serving for the match.

He will face next either Andrey Golubev of Kazakhstan or 17-year-old Croatian wild card entry Borna Coric.

Photos: AP Photo, EFE, Reuters // Source: AP

Rafa Roundup: Nadal feels loved in Roger Federer’s home town Basel

Bild: Kurt Schorrer / Keystone

Bild: Kurt Schorrer / Keystone


“This was a very important victory for me,” said Nadal. “I played a good match, a solid one. I played with not many mistakes.” “The important goal for me is to try my best in the next round,” added Nadal, “and to enjoy every minute on court and the love of the fans. To enjoy tennis and enjoy the tournament.”

El español hizo mucho por tapar las fisuras de la inactividad, y avanzó hasta la siguiente ronda, donde le espera el francés Pierre-Hugues Herbert, un sacador. Su victoria, en cualquier caso, no responde a la pregunta que le rodea estos días: ¿decidirá operarse antes de que acabe la temporada, o finalmente participará en noviembre en la Copa de Maestros? … “No tengo metas importantes en lo que queda de año. Simplemente quiero disfrutar del tenis”.

So how did he feel in Basel after so long, and having enjoyed so little success in the home of his oldest rival? “I feel great,” said Nadal. “And I think all the time when Roger comes to Spain, he feels the love of the people, the respect of everybody in Spain for his tennis and for him as a person, and for our rivalry. “Our rivalry is not [the kind of] rivalry that we hate each other, it’s one that we respect each other. There have been a lot of important moments for both of us on court. “It is beautiful to be in his home today, feeling that the fans understand this rivalry the same as the Spanish fans. The crowd supported me and was happy to see me here, and I just want to say thank you very much for coming to fill the stadium.

The world No 3, speaking at a promotional Golf tournament organized by Richard Mille in the South of France, revealed how the luxury watch brand convinced him to wear a watch on the court. Something he “never thought” he would do. “It’s really an honor to be part of the Richard Mille family,” said Nadal. “For me, Richard is like a friend.” … Asked how the watch feels on the wrist during match play, Nadal said: “Seriously, I forget about it, it’s like I’m wearing nothing. When I play tennis, I forget that I am wearing a watch.

Photo: EPA

Photo: EPA



REMINDER: Nadal vs. Herbert – What time does Rafa play? / ¿A que hora juega Rafa?

Swiss Indoors R2: What time does Rafael Nadal play against Pierre-Hugues Herbert in Basel?

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Getty Images

In Wednesday’s second round match, Rafael Nadal will play against Pierre-Hugues Herbert of France. The pair is meeting for the very first time.

Date: October 22, 2014

TIME: Not before 4 pm local time, 4 pm CET (Spain, France, Germany, Italy) 3 pm BST (United Kingdom) 10 am EDT (New York, Montreal). To convert to your local time, use this website.

Watch online: Fromsport and ATDHE

Our champ has a 47-10 match record this season, winning four titles in 2014: Doha, Rio de Janeiro, ATP Masters 1000 Madrid and a ninth crown at Roland Garros, his 14th Grand Slam. VAMOS RAFA!

WATCH: Rafael Nadal’s Hot Shot Against Simone Bolelli In Basel

Second seed Rafael Nadal was quickly into his stride against Italy’s Simone Bolelli, hitting this trademark backhand winner in the first round.

Video: ATP World Tour

PHOTOS: Rafael Nadal beats Simone Bolelli in Basel opener

Rafael Nadal recorded his 47th match win of the season at the Swiss Indoors Basel with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Simone Bolelli. Our champ converted four of seven break points and won in 71 minutes. He awaits the winner between Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Edouard Roger-Vasselin.

Photos: EFE, Reuters, AP Photo

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