Federer figured a French Open run might include Nadal match

Roger Federer knew a French Open run in his return to clay would include a match vs. Rafael Nadal if he played well.

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Nadal describes French Open match

11-time champion Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros describes his first challenge.

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AP 2019 French Open Preview

A look Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic heading into this year’s French Open.

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Roland Garros legend Nadal honoured by Paris Mayor

When Rafael Nadal broke down in tears on the Roland Garros podium on Sunday as 15,000 people, plus a smattering of Hollywood heavyweights, stood and honoured his staggering 11th French Open triumph, it was enough to make his desperate rivals weep. A day after his 86th victory on the clay court, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo welcomes the Spanish superstar to Paris’ city hall. IMAGES

How Rafael Nadal Makes And Spends His Millions

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Rafael Nadal is the world’s No. 1 men’s tennis player. The 31-year-old Spaniard’s net worth is over $100M. Here’s how he makes and spends his millions. He made $3.7M from the 2017 US Open. He earned ~$2.4M for his 2017 French Open title which he’s won a record 10 times in his career. Nadal’s earned $26M in endorsements in 2017

He’s endorsed by Babolat (10-year deal), Nike, Tommy Hilfiger (2-year, $3-4M deal), Telefónica. He’s also a global ambassador for Kia. He wears a $725,000 watch by Richard Mille. He has a $4,499 Gocycle electric bike. He opened the Rafa Nadal Academy in his hometown of Mallorca in 2016. The 24,000 sq ft facility reportedly cost $25 million with Nadal paying 5% of those costs. Nadal owns a home in Mallorca, Spain worth at least $1.5M. He started the Fundación Rafa Nadal in 2008. The foundation is run by Nadal’s mother and helps disadvantaged kids. He opened Spanish restaurant TATEL in 2016 with Enrique Iglesias. TATEL is inside the Miami Ritz-Carlton hotel. Nadal and partners recently bought prime Madrid real estate a 19th century building that reportedly cost nearly $30M. The “King of Clay” lives quite the life.

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Tennis – how surfaces affect play

Rafael Nadal’s third US Open and 16th Grand Slam title meant a familiar look for the landscape of men’s tennis — and a worrying wake-up call in the “City That Never Sleeps” for the next generation. Videographic on the different tennis court surfaces and how they affect play.VIDEOGRAPHIC

Tennis – how surfaces affect play

Their rivalry has stretched 13 years and 37 matches but Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer have never met at the US Open, a staggering anomaly which seems certain to be corrected at 2017’s concluding Grand Slam, which starts on Monday. Videographic on the different tennis court surfaces and how they affect play.VIDEOGRAPHIC

WADA Leak: Rafael Nadal, Mo Farah among sport icons exposed in results list

The hacker group ‘Fancy Bears’ has leaked its fourth batch of World Anti-Doping Agency drug test results – for some of the world’s top sports stars. The WADA medical data names a number of athletes who were permitted to take banned substances. RT’s Nadira Tudor has more.

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