Rafael Nadal

Nadal can't wait for next season but still hopes to catch Djokovic out

Rafael Nadal’s competitive season will end some time in the next 48 hours but he will not be digging out his fishing rods or heading for the beach or the golf course. “I don’t deserve a vacation this year,” Nadal said with a smile here yesterday at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals.

Rafael Nadal avoids a shock against autograph-hunting German Peter

When Peter Gojowczyk, the world No 162, won 12 of the first 13 points of his Qatar ExxonMobile Open semi-final against Rafael Nadal here last night nervous statisticians were probably starting to thumb through their record books, wondering when the Spaniard had last lost to an opponent more lowly-ranked than the 24-year-old German.

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