Rafael Nadal’s MCY Campaign: See HOT Behind-The-Scenes Pics

Photos from Rafael Nadal’s new campaign for Monte Carlo Yachts are all over Instagram. It sees our champ on his beautiful yacht Beethoven in Mallorca – see them all bellow.

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PHOTOS: Rafael Nadal and girlfriend Maria Francisca Perello shine at Cannes Yachting Festival

The Cannes Yachting Festival has become, over the years, Europe’s largest floating boat show and one of the leading events in the world.Rafael Nadal and his girlfriend Maria Francisca Perello were there to visit the Monte Carlo Yachts stand in Cannes. Here are a few photos.

Rafa Roundup: The numbers don’t lie – Rafael Nadal is much more than King of Clay

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The Spaniard now has a combined 46 ‘Big Titles’ — a collection of Grand Slams, Masters 1000 events, and Nitto ATP Finals — putting him one behind Novak Djokovic’s 47 and within five of leader Roger Federer, who holds 51.

#7 He’s the first to pass $10 million in prize money in 2017. Nadal now has $11,264,905 for the year, jumping over Federer, who currently has $9,419,735. Third place is Zverev with $3,570,885.

The significance of this season is impossible to sum up with a stat sheet alone. Coming off a 2016 season in which he suffered his second wrist injury in three seasons and was forced to withdraw from the French Open after the second round, Nadal’s 10th win at Roland Garros in June was especially sweet. It was his first Grand Slam title since the 2014 French.

The Spaniard’s fans can muster plenty of evidence to support the case for their hero as the greatest player of all time, but the three-major deficit is a challenging disadvantage to surmount. One of the best arguments left to Mr Nadal’s supporters is that Mr Federer padded his statistics in the weak era of 2003-07, before Mr Djokovic and Mr Murray reached their primes, and when a young Mr Nadal was primarily a threat on clay courts.

It has been an incredible year, with Federer winning in Australia and at Wimbledon, where he won the title for an eighth time, and Nadal adding the US Open title to his 10th French Open crown.

Nadal is in the driving seat when it comes to No.1, with a lead of almost 2,000 points, but he knows there is still a lot to play for in the remaining two months of the season.

Q: “There is still a lot of tennis to be played, but at this moment, who is your men’s player of the year?” John Wertheim: We were debating this on Tennis Channel. I lean toward Nadal. Higher ranked. More Slam matches won. And—while it was validated by the Wimbledon title—doesn’t Federer earn some sort of markdown for his decision to skip the entire clay season? Jim Courier sided with Federer, citing the 3-0 head-to-head record. Honestly, I could go either way.

“Can Rafa beat Roger’s record? Basically it’s up to Rafa and how much he wants to play and how much he loves the game,” said Sampras, who sits third on the men’s all-time Grand Slam winners’ list behind Nadal and Federer. “If he said: ‘Hey guys, I’m gonna play until I’m at least 35’, I’d say he’s got a pretty good shot at doing it.

“There aren’t many challenges left, but there are some. He is a very competitive person, a very demanding person and that helps a lot. He will keep finding motivation and his biggest motivation will be to keep improving, keep evolving, stay competitive and he knows that if he can do that, the options to win tournaments and fight at the top will be there.”

“I think that Nadal has a very good chance to catch Roger because he’s gonna win the French Open again at least once or twice and suddenly you’re one or two away,” said Wilander.

”Do we think that Federer is going to win another slam next year when he turns 37? I don’t know. He can win another one maybe but Nadal has another four or five years and people are wrong when they think that he’s physically wearing himself down.”

“I always go on court respecting my opponents. I’m not worried about what happened in the past or not. I just think about what can happen now.” – Rafael Nadal

‘We will get to Federer’s 19, yes,’ he told Spanish radio station Cope.

‘I think it will happen. It’s difficult, but there is some more Roland Garros and I am confident other titles will come.

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After Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic becomes a father – Rafael Nadal reacts on Twitter and Instagram

Rafael Nadal sent his well wishes to Novak Djokovic and his wife Jelena on the recent birth of their baby girl, who the pair have named Tara. The Serb is also father to a three-year-old boy, Stefan.

“Beautiful picture, Nole. Big congrats once more again to you and your family,” Rafa posted on Djokovic’s Instagram on Friday.

Djokovic’s family expansion came just days after Serena Williams and partner Alexis Ohanian announced the birth of their first child, a daughter. They named her Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr.

A host of tennis players wished Serena congratulations upon hearing the news of her daughter’s birth, including Rafa, who posted on Twitter:

Congrats to Novak and Jelena, but also to Serena and Alexis!

Someone hacked Rafael Nadal’s Twitter account

On Wednesday afternoon, it was quite clear that Rafael Nadal’s Twitter was hacked.

Rafa apologized in Spanish which translated means: “I just realized that third parties have entered into my profile making unacceptable use. I have already recovered it. I regret what happened.”

The retweet sent out by the hacker has been deleted. The hacker retweeted a message about some Spanish political stuff.

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Rafael Nadal comes back home after winning US Open

Rafael Nadal was joined by his girlfriend Maria Francisca Perello, parents Ana Maria and Sebastian, sister Maria Isabel, coach Carlos Moya and the rest of team at the airport in Palma de Mallorca. Many fans and reporters were there just to see a 16-th time Grand Slam champion.

Rafael Nadal increased his lead over Roger Federer at top of ATP rankings

Rafael Nadal remained in the number one spot in the men’s Association of Tennis Professionals world singles rankings released on Monday.

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Switzerland’s Roger Federer moved to the second position, while Britain’s Andy Murray, who is out of action due to a hip injury, came third.

German Alexander Zverev jumped to the fourth position, ahead of Marin Cilic.

Serbia’s Novak Djokovic moved down to the sixth place, while Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka dropped four positions to occupy the eighth.

Spain’s Pablo Carreño Busta jumped nine positions to join the top 10 list.

The current ATP rankings and point scores are as follows:

# Name Nationality Points Tournaments
1. Nadal Rafael Spain 9465 16
2. Federer Roger Switzerland 7505 16
3. Murray Andy United Kingdom 6790 18
4. Zverev Alexander Germany 4470 24
5. Cilic Marin Croatia 4155 22
6. Djokovic Novak Serbia 4125 17
7. Thiem Dominic Austria 4030 28
8. Wawrinka Stan Switzerland 3690 18
9. Dimitrov Grigor Bulgaria 3575 24
10. Carreno-Busta Pablo Spain 2855 25

Our champ is defending just 100 ranking points in the upcoming months; Roger Federer has nothing to defend.

Sources: ATP, EFE