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Rafael Nadal has a long road ahead of him at French open

...climbing three mountains, just to reach the Roland Garros final. Never have the obstacles loomed so large between Rafael Nadal and another trophy on the red clay of Paris.Friday's draw could hardly have been more unkind for the nine-time...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-05-22/rafael-nadal-has-lon
Andy Murray dominates Rafael Nadal in Madrid Open

MADRID - Andy Murray beat Rafael Nadal on clay for the first time Sunday, dominating the Madrid Open final to win 6-3, 6-2 against the four-time champion.It...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-05-10/andy-murray-dominate
Big names overcome struggles at French Open

...umpire and losing a set for the first time in six matches against his opponent.While nine-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal won in straight sets on a cloudy, windy Thursday, some red dirt got in the machine for three of the other biggest...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-05-28/big-names-overcome-s
Novak Djokovic ends Rafael Nadal's run again in clay-court event in Monaco

MONACO - Monte Carlo is not Rafael Nadal's playground anymore, and Novak Djokovic is claiming the throne left vacant by the King of Clay.For the second time in three...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-04-18/novak-djokovic-ends-rafael-nadals
Sock it to 'em: Americans Jack Sock, John Isner win openers in French Open

...sort of, I would say, a misconception," Isner said. "I think clay is a very good attacking surface. A guy like (Rafael Nadal), yeah, he plays great defense, but knocks the cover off the ball."Four of the seven U.S. men in this year's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-05-26/sock-it-em-americans-jack-sock-jo
Rafael Nadal isn't big fan of sleep, math

MELBOURNE, Australia - Tennis fans learned two things about Rafael Nadal. He doesn't like sleep or math.The 14-time Grand Slam winner advanced Friday to the fourth round of the Australian Open...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-01-23/rafael-nadal-isnt-bi
Rafael Nadal wins opener in straight sets Down Under

MELBOURNE, Australia - If Rafael Nadal needed any reminding of how long it has been since he won the Australian Open, he only needed to look at the "09" on the back...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-01-19/rafael-nadal-wins-op
Rafael Nadal isn't confident in his chances at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia - Asked to predict who will win this year's Australian Open, Rafael Nadal takes a deep breath, shrugs his shoulders and insists it won't be him.The 14-time Grand Slam winner is back on tennis...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-01-17/rafael-nadal-isnt-co
Tomas Berdych eliminates Rafael Nadal in quarterfinals of Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia - Rafael Nadal kept telling anyone who would listen that his fitness levels wouldn't stand up to the rigors of a two-week Grand Slam tournament...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-01-27/tomas-berdych-elimin
Stem cells still uncharted territory in sports

...to Germany in 2011 while recovering from neck surgery, but he hasn't spoken publicly about the issue. Tennis star Rafael Nadal had stem cell treatment in 2014 to help his ailing back but hasn't endorsed the procedure.Pro teams in the U.S...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-05-18/stem-cells-still-uncharted-territ