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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Twitter Reacts to Rafael Nadal’s 16th Grand Slam Title

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Rafael Nadal just won his third US Open singles title. Tennis stars, fans and celebs are showering him with endless congratulatory tweets — see them all here!

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PHOTOS: Rafael Nadal defeats Kevin Anderson to win US Open

World number one Rafael Nadal has beaten Kevin Anderson 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 to win the 2017 US Open. It’s Rafa’s 3rd title in the event and his 16th major tournament triumph overall, which is astonishing.

Throughout the game, Rafa had seven aces and 23 unforced errors. He definitely showed he was the No. 1 ranked men’s tennis player in the world. He broke Anderson’s serve twice in the first set, the 7th and 9th games to win it 6-3. He continued in the same style in the next two sets – unstoppable. Our champ lost just 15 points on serve in the entire match, did not face a break point and won all 16 points he finished at the net. Wow!

It is a very special two weeks for me, but first I want to say congratulations to Kevin who has come back better than ever after some tough injuries. You are a great example to all the players on tour.

It’s just unbelievable what happened this year. After a couple of years with some troubles, injuries, sometimes playing not good – since the beginning of the season it has been very, very emotional. To close the Grand Slam year with a win in New York, brings me to a higher energy because the crowd is unbelievable here.

On Uncle Toni: I can’t thank him enough for all the things he did for me. Probably without him I would never be playing tennis and it’s great I had somebody like him pushing me all the time.

(via BBC)

Congratulations Rafa! 

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PHOTOS: Rafael Nadal beats Alexandr Dolgopolov to reach US Open quarterfinals

Rafael Nadal has recorded a straight-sets victory over Alexandr Dolgopolov to reach the quarter-finals of the US Open.

The two-time US Open champion continued his good form at Flushing Meadows with a 6-2, 6-4, 6-1 triumph over the Ukrainian player. It was Rafa’s 50th victory in New York.

After the match, Rafa said:

 I think I played a solid match. I know he is a player who can play amazing shots but sometimes a little bit unpredictable. He combined amazing points with mistakes so I tried to be focused with myself.

He was returning with a slice forehand I felt that, if I hit the forehand down the line, he has less space to attack.

Carlos Moya, it is great to have him on the team. He’s more than a coach. He’s one of the best friends I ever had on the tour.

I think he came with a lot of motivation and ideas and very positive all the time and believing a lot in what we’re doing. A combination of him, Toni and Francis has been great. (via BBC)

Rafa, top-seed in New York, had not lost to Dolgopolov since 2015, and he had little trouble in moving closer to the last eight as he recorded two breaks of serve during the opening set. In the ninth game of the second set they played a brutal rally after which Rafa broke and won the set. The final set was a routine for our champ.

He will next face the winner of the match between David Goffin and Andrey Rublev.

Rafael Nadal congratulates Serena on birth of her baby girl

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Rafael Nadal was one of the first tennis players to congratulate Serena Williams, following the news she has given birth to a baby girl.

Rafa wrote on Twitter: “Congrats Serena! So much joy for you!”

Serena welcomed her first child with Reddit tech boss Alexis Ohanian on Friday in the US. The 24-time Grand Slam champion announced her pregnancy in April and has said she hopes to return to the tennis court next year.

PHOTOS: Rafael Nadal defeats Taro Daniel in four sets to reach US Open third round

(AFP) – World No.1 Rafael Nadal has battled back after dropping the first set to subdue Japan’s 121st-ranked Taro Daniel and reach the third round of the US Open.

Our champ won his ATP-best 51st match of the year by 4-6 6-3 6-2 6-2 over the 24-year-old New York native, who fell to 0-4 against top-10 rivals.

After the match, Rafa said:

It’s a very important victory. It’s true I didn’t play very well tonight but it’s true I’m through to the third round.

I didn’t play very well but tomorrow I will work hard to find better feelings because I know I can do much better.

Rafa will face lucky loser Leonardo Mayer for a place in the last 16.

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