- Rafa revival: How Nadal got his mojo back | Australian Open
Three titles, another two finals and a top-five ranking would be more than most players would dare to contemplate, let alone hope to celebrate, in a season.
But it’s a measure of Rafael Nadal’s place among the game’s greats that amid all of those achievements, 2015 represented his worst full year as a pro. Progressing through the year without a Grand Slam win for the first time in over a decade, the much-loved champion exited in the second round of Wimbledon and was a third-round casualty (at the hands of Fabio Fognini) at the US Open.
- Image for the news result Toni Nadal Talks Of Rafa Improvements | ATP World Tour
Will see a new Nadal in 2016? “We’re not doing anything new,” explains Uncle Toni. “Rather we are going back to the things we did in 2008, 2010 and 2013, but which, for one reason or another – usually physical problems that stopped him from having continuity in his game – we could not do.”
- Nole Or The Field? | tennis.com
Once upon a time—2009, to be exact—Rafael Nadal and Fernando Verdasco played one of the longest, and one of the best, Australian Open semifinals of all time. Now they’ll do it again in the first round.
- Analysis: The pathway to the finals | Australian Open
The good news about confidence: it not only comes and goes, karma chameleon-style; it self-perpetuates. A few courageous wins, a few matches played with conviction and self-belief returns. If you’re a Nadal fan or team member, this should be a great hope, comfort even.
- Nadal Lauds Djokovic Performance In Doha 2016 Final | ATP World Tour
“When somebody is better than you, you accept it and you work to try to improve yourself. That’s it. I am not frustrated. I look at the things very clearly and I am always honest. Today he’s better than me without a doubt.”
- Game-changers: Mixed doubles dream teams | Australian Open
It won’t happen in Melbourne – right? – but with Rio around the corner expect plenty of Rafaguruza speculation over the next six months.
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- Qatar Open Final
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- Australian Open 2016: Rafa unplugged – exclusive video from behind the scenes | smh.com
- Emirates ATP Rankings 12 January 2016 | ATP World Tour
- Qatar Open Final – Highlights: Nadal vs Djokovic | Nadal Power
- Nadal Asks Fan if He Wants to Coach Him | Tennis Now
- Rafa steals show during trophy ceremony: “I found a new coach today!”
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