Rafael Nadal

Dustin Brown of Germany celebrates winning his Gentlemens Singles Second Round match against Rafael Nadal of Spain during day four of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 2, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

Nadal Upset By Dustin Brown In Second Round At Wimbledon

Two-time champion Rafael Nadal is making another early exit from Wimbledon, after losing in the second round to a 102nd-ranked qualifier who played the match of his life.

07/02/2015

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Defending Champ Djokovic Receives Favorable Draw At Wimbledon

Defending champion Novak Djokovic was handed a favorable draw for Wimbledon on Friday as the other three members of tennis’ “Big Four” were all placed on the opposite side.

06/26/2015

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2-Time Champ Rafael Nadal Seeded No. 10 For Wimbledon

Two-time Wimbledon champion Rafael Nadal has been seeded No. 10 for the grass-court Grand Slam, meaning he could face one of the top contenders as early as the fourth round.

06/24/2015

Novak Djokovic celebrates victory in his Men's quarter final match against Rafael Nadal on day eleven of the 2015 French Open at Roland Garros on June 3, 2015 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Djokovic Beats 9-Time French Open Champ Nadal In Quarters

It is only the second defeat for Nadal in 72 career matches at Roland Garros. The other came in the fourth round in 2009 against Robin Soderling.

06/03/2015

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Nadal Could Face Djokovic In French Open Quarterfinals

Rafael Nadal could face top-ranked Novak Djokovic in the French Open quarterfinals, the toughest draw the nine-time champion has faced since becoming the “King of Clay.”

05/22/2015

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Nadal Loses In Quarterfinals At Australian Open

Rafael Nadal is out of the Australian Open, beaten 6-2, 6-0, 7-6 (5) in the quarterfinals by seventh-seeded Tomas Berdych on Tuesday.

01/27/2015

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Nadal, Sharapova Escape 2nd-Round Matches At Australian Open

Rafael Nadal persevered through stomach cramps to fend off American qualifier Tim Smyczek 6-2, 3-6, 6-7 (2), 6-3, 7-5 in a second-round match Wednesday at the Australian Open.

01/21/2015

Rafael Nadal of Spain holds the trophy as he celebrates his win over Novak Djokovic of Serbia during their 2013 US Open men's singles final match (Photo: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Reigning Champ Nadal Withdraws From US Open

Rafael Nadal pulled out of the U.S. Open on Monday because of an injured right wrist, making him the fourth reigning men’s champion in the last 45 years to sit out the tournament.

08/18/2014

Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates winning the men's singles final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on Day 15 of the 2013 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 9, 2013 in New York City. (credit: Mike Stobe/Getty Images for the USTA)

Nadal Tops Djokovic For U.S. Open Title

With the 55th and last swing on the longest of many long points in the U.S. Open final, Rafael Nadal pushed a backhand into the net to get broken by Novak Djokovic.

09/10/2013

Rafael Nadal of Spain poses with the Coupe des Mousquetaires trophy as he celebrates victory in the men's singles final against David Ferrer of Spain during day fifteen of the French Open at Roland Garros on June 9, 2013 in Paris, France. (credit: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Nadal Extends French Open Reign

Rafael Nadal captured an unprecedented eighth French Open title on Sunday with a straight-set win over fellow Spaniard David Ferrer.

06/10/2013

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Nadal Outlasts Djokovic In Epic French Open Semifinal

Rafael Nadal won an epic semifinal against Novak Djokovic at the French Open to remain the King of Clay _ for another couple of days, at least.

06/07/2013

Assistant head coach Monte Kiffin on the sidelines during the  USC Trojans spring game on  May 1, 2010 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Whitt’s End: 1.11.13

To be clear, Kiffin resigned from USC after this season to return to the NFL. But what a horrible send-off. The Trojans finished 40th in scoring defense and surrendered 730 yards to Oregon.

01/11/2013

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