Latest Rafael Nadal News

Analysis: All we know about Rafael Nadal's future is that we really know nothing at all

May. 28, 2024 06:06 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Let's get this part out of the way: Rafael Nadal did not announce his retirement after exiting the French Open in the first round. Nothing else, though, is entirely clear about what comes next for the owner of 22 Grand Slam titles. He turns 38 in a week and has been...

14-time champion Rafael Nadal loses in the French Open's first round to Alexander Zverev

May. 27, 2024 15:24 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The noise was loud and relentless, a chorus of thousands of belting out “ Ra-fa! Ra-fa! ” whenever their guy found the occasional moment of brilliance of the sort he has conjured up so often at the French Open and elsewhere through the years. The 15,000 or so on...

French Open 2024: Here’s how to watch on TV, betting odds and more you should know

May. 27, 2024 15:21 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Catch up on the French Open with a guide that tells you everything you need to know about what happened at the clay-court Grand Slam tennis tournament, how to watch it, what the betting odds are, what the schedule is and more: Who is Playing on Tuesday? A...

Rafael Nadal's possible French Open farewell draws fans from all over the world

May. 27, 2024 14:00 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — They traveled from all over — from Europe and Oceania, from North America and South America — to be at Roland Garros on Monday, intent on watching Rafael Nadal play what turned out to be his only French Open match this year. And might be his last ever. Nadal, who...

Rafael Nadal loses to Alexander Zverev 6-3, 7-6 (5), 6-3 in the first round of the French Open

May. 27, 2024 12:34 PM EDT
PARIS (AP) — Rafael Nadal loses to Alexander Zverev 6-3, 7-6 (5), 6-3 in the first round of the French Open.

Stan Wawrinka, who is 39, beats Andy Murray, who is 37, at the French Open. Alcaraz and Osaka win

May. 26, 2024 17:03 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Stan Wawrinka repeatedly used his trademark one-handed backhand to get the better of Andy Murray at the French Open once again, beating him 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 on Sunday night in what might have been Murray's last singles match at Roland Garros. Wawrinka, at 39, is just the...

Why did the French Open cancel a farewell ceremony for Rafael Nadal? And why is he unseeded?

May. 26, 2024 10:20 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The French tennis federation put off holding a ceremony to celebrate Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros this year, because he has said this might not necessarily be his final appearance at the tournament he has won a record 14 times. Tournament director Amélie Mauresmo...

Rafael Nadal says he is feeling better and this might not be his last French Open

May. 25, 2024 11:08 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Rafael Nadal smiled. He joked. He sounded upbeat. He's been playing well and feeling better in practice. He is eager to get going at Roland Garros after dealing for so long with hip and abdominal problems. Oh, and then there's this little tidbit he dropped during a...

It's not just Rafael Nadal: Retirement is in the tennis air as the French Open starts

May. 25, 2024 06:03 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — It’s not just Rafael Nadal who has folks wondering how many more tennis matches remain in his career. With the French Open set to start Sunday, plenty of accomplished players are getting ready to bid adieu to the sport soon, including three-time Grand Slam champion...

Carlos Alcaraz is 'scared' to hit his forehand with full force as the French Open approaches

May. 24, 2024 13:29 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Even Carlos Alcaraz couldn't tell you exactly what's been wrong with his right forearm, the part of his body that is responsible for his thunderous forehands — and also is responsible for sidelining him during nearly all of April and May as the French Open approached. ...