Rafael Nadal loses first match of the season with straight sets defeat by Andy Murray in Abu Dhabi [PHOTOS]

World No. 3 Rafael Nadal got his season underway with a 6-2, 6-0 loss to Andy Murray in the semi-finals of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship exhibition tournament in Abu Dhabi. Our champ was making his first appearance since late October and this was only his eighth match in six months.

Rafael Nadal: “It was the first match at a competitive level after a long time for me. In the beginning I played pretty badly with my backhand, which made me feel a bit uncomfortable. I had no rhythm, was a lot of times out of the position but 6-2, 6-0 is a bit too much, as I had a lot of chances to get a closer result. Anyway. It’s a perfect start here competing with the top players. Matches like this will help me to improve.” (via Tennis TourTalk)

No need to panic. As we said – it is an exhibition! VAMOS RAFA!


  1. Don’t worry Rafa just the first match you will become better and stronger every time you play once you get your move back and we all comes back to you…. And you will be stronger than ever…be positive think positive we stand by you Vamos Rafa see you soon back in Australia

  2. Rafa, please know we are still 100% in your corner, as we say in the USA. This exhibition match with Andy must have been disappointing for you, but we all know you are an incomparable competitor. You now know what you must do to win! We’ll be supportive every step of the way. VAMOS RAFA!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Your’re still the best Rafa,you will improve after your rest and come back stronger with every match…….

  4. Im sure you will this aus open 2015.im very happy to see you again on the court.Defently you will win aus open 2015

  5. No problem Rafa. It’s Ok. Our love 4 u just grows stronger. Love you, no matter what. 🌺🌺🍓🍒💕💜💛💚💙💟💞💝💘💗💖

  6. Way to go. But Rafa will play better with every match..happy to see him back on the court. Big love from germany.. VAMOS RAFA VAMOS!!!

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