Roger Federer has compared his ‘relaxed’ personality to Rafael Nadal, calling the Spaniard “a tiger in a cage” on the court. Federer was speaking at the Shanghai Masters, where he received the Icon Athlete Award and where he spoke on the ATP Tennis Radio Podcast.
Rafael Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz have both withdrawn from the Monte Carlo Masters. The Spanish duo made their individual announcements within minutes of each other. Nadal had hoped to make his return at the opening clay-court Masters tournament on April 10.
The 22-times Grand Slam champion lost in the second round of the Australian Open on Wednesday.
Defending champion Rafa Nadal crashed out of the Australian Open second round on Wednesday (January 18) after aggravating a hip problem during his 6-4 6-4 7-5 defeat to Mackenzie McDonald, the Spaniard's latest entry in an injury-blighted history at Melbourne Park.
Defending champion Rafa Nadal dropped a set but prevailed in a battle of fitness against Jack Draper to reach the second round of the Australian Open on Monday (January 16) with an unconvincing 7-5 2-6 6-4 6-1 over the injured Briton.
Rafael Nadal will become a new team owner in the UIM E1 World Championship, the world's first all-electric raceboat championship. The 22-time Grand Slam champion will enter his own team for the inaugural season, which is set to get underway later this year.