Complete coverage on

Rafael Nadal

An unknown tennis player ranked number 100 burst from obscurity and knocked Rafael Nadal out of Wimbledon Thursday.

Latest Stories

Nadal, Federer safely through in Halleupdated: Thu Jun 14 2012 15:36:00

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer began their grass court seasons with straight-sets victories in the first round of the Gerry Weber Open in Halle, Germany.

Nadal's French Open quest halted by rainupdated: Sun Jun 10 2012 17:33:00

The eagerly awaited French Open final between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will resume on Monday after play was halted by rain on Sunday.

Nadal-Djokovic French Open final delayedupdated: Sun Jun 10 2012 17:33:00

Rain interrupted the French Open final between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, with Nadal leading 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 1-2.

Djokovic and Nadal heading for showdown; Serena marches on in Romeupdated: Fri May 18 2012 18:41:00

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal stayed on course for another final showdown in Rome as they conjured up straights sets victories Friday to reach the last four of the Masters 1000 tournament.

Nadal feels the blues as he loses in Madridupdated: Thu May 10 2012 14:46:00

World number two Rafael Nadal has sensationally lost to Fernando Verdasco 6-3, 3-6, 7-5 in the third round of the Madrid Open.

Nadal battles past Ferrer to seize seventh Barcelona title updated: Sun Apr 29 2012 15:50:00

Rafael Nadal claimed a seventh Barcelona Open title with a hard fought straight-set 7-6 (7-1) 7-5 victory over David Ferrer on Sunday.

Nadal to face Ferrer in Barcelona finalupdated: Sat Apr 28 2012 16:18:00

Rafael Nadal will play David Ferrer in the final of the Barcelona Open on Sunday after an emphatic straight sets win over Fernando Verdasco in Saturday's semifinal.

Nadal continues serene progress as Raonic shocks Murrayupdated: Fri Apr 27 2012 14:34:00

World no. 2 Rafael Nadal continued his serene progress at the Barcelona Open after defeating No. 5 seed Janko Tipsarevic 6-2 6-2.

Nadal and Murray cruise past Colombian challenge in Barcelonaupdated: Thu Apr 26 2012 16:30:00

Rafael Nadal rattled off his 31st consecutive victory at the Barcelona Open after a comfortable straight sets win over Colombia's Robert Farah.

Nadal wins in Barcelona, Ivanovic out of Stuttgartupdated: Thu Apr 26 2012 05:04:00

Rafael Nadal continued his domination on clay as he crushed compatriot Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-1, 6-2 in the second round of the Barcelona Open.

Rafael Nadal answers iReporter questionsupdated: Wed Apr 25 2012 12:44:00

Tennis star Rafael Nadal took time out before the U.S. Open to answer questions from iReporters.

Nadal sweeps aside Djokovic to claim eighth straight Monte Carlo crownupdated: Sun Apr 22 2012 17:02:00

Rafael Nadal beat Novak Djokovic in a one-sided Monte Carlo Masters final Sunday to claim his eighth straight title in the principality.

Nadal and Djokovic win in Monte Carloupdated: Wed Apr 18 2012 15:09:00

King of Clay Rafael Nadal began his defense of his Monte Carlo Masters title Wednesday with a routine 6-4, 6-3 victory against the Finnish player Jarkko Nieminen.

Tennis rivals Nadal and Djokovic aim to break world recordupdated: Wed Apr 11 2012 13:26:00

They already have the record for the longest final in grand slam history, and now tennis rivals Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are preparing to make history again in an ambitious bid to attract the biggest crowd.

Nadal sets up Murray semifinal in Miamiupdated: Thu Mar 29 2012 08:37:00

World No. 2 Rafael Nadal will continue his bid for a first title this year in Friday's semifinal clash against Andy Murray at the Miami Masters.

Nadal reaches last 16 in Miami; Murray gets walkoverupdated: Mon Mar 26 2012 08:09:00

World No. 2 Rafael Nadal is still on course for his first Miami Masters title after beating the Czech Republic's Radek Stepanek 6-2 6-2 in the third round of the U.S. hard-court tournament.

Andy Murray's consistent yearupdated: Mon Mar 26 2012 08:09:00

World Number 4 Andy Murray talks to CNN special interviewer Jamie Murray about his "consistent" 2011 season.

Federer, Nadal join Djokovic in Indian Wells quarterfinalsupdated: Thu Mar 15 2012 09:30:00

Longtime rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal remain on course for a semifinal showdown at the Indian Wells Masters after both former world No. 1s moved into the last eight of the U.S. hard-court tournament.

Federer faces Nadal in semi showdownupdated: Tue Jan 24 2012 11:17:00

World No. 2 Rafael Nadal and 16-time grand slam winner Roger Federer will face off for a place in the Australian Open final after the great tennis rivals won their last-eight ties on Tuesday.

Nadal and Federer march on in Melbourneupdated: Sun Jan 22 2012 11:25:00

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer remain on course for a semifinal clash at the Australian Open after both men recorded straight sets victories in Melbourne on Sunday.

Nadal and Federer drawn to meet in Australian Open semifinalsupdated: Fri Jan 13 2012 12:51:00

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are used to meeting in grand slam finals, but the dominance of Novak Djokovic in 2011 means the two great rivals will feature in the same half of the draw for the first time in seven years at the Australian Open.

Nadal and Federer reach Qatar quartersupdated: Wed Jan 04 2012 15:38:00

Top seed Rafael Nadal and second seed Roger Federer are both through to the quarterfinals of the Qatar Open in Doha after comfortable straight sets victories on Wednesday.

Nadal survives Qatar scare; Murray drops set in Brisbane winupdated: Tue Jan 03 2012 15:44:00

Rafael Nadal fought back from a break down in the deciding set to beat Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber in their first round clash at the Qatar Open Tuesday.

Nadal and Ferrer to skip 2012 Davis Cupupdated: Mon Dec 05 2011 14:34:00

Spain's top two ranked tennis players, Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer, have confirmed they will not be playing in the 2012 Davis Cup.

Tsonga sends Nadal tumbling out of finalsupdated: Thu Nov 24 2011 18:45:00

World No. 2 Rafael Nadal has crashed out of the ATP World Tour Finals after suffering his second group-stage defeat in London on Thursday.

Federer thrashes Nadal to qualify for semifinals updated: Wed Nov 23 2011 05:59:00

Roger Federer swept aside his old adversary Rafael Nadal in straight sets Tuesday to qualify for the semifinals of the ATP World Tour Finals in London.

Nadal edges Fish in marathon openerupdated: Mon Nov 21 2011 05:22:00

Second seed Rafael Nadal has won his opening match in the ATP World Tour Finals in London, but the Spaniard took seven minutes short of three hours to edge past Mardy Fish in Group B at the 02 Arena.

Nadal seeking positive finish to 2011updated: Sat Nov 19 2011 16:27:00

Rafael Nadal is hoping to bounce back from his Shanghai shock by ending the 2011 tennis season on a high note.

Nadal crashes out in Shanghai to Germany's Mayerupdated: Thu Oct 13 2011 14:53:00

Top seed Rafael Nadal crashed out of the Shanghai Masters Thursday to Germany's Florian Mayer, beaten in straight sets 7-6 6-3.

Spain take commanding Davis Cup lead over Franceupdated: Fri Sep 16 2011 15:59:00

Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer have put Spain on the brink of reaching the Davis Cup final after winning their opening two singles rubbers against France in convincing fashion.

Serbians wait on No. 1 Djokovic for home Davis Cup semifinalupdated: Thu Sep 15 2011 13:38:00

Serbia's Davis Cup champions hope that world No. 1 Novak Djokovic will be able to play in Friday's opening rubber of the semifinal against Argentina in Belgrade.

SI.com: Bryan Armen Graham: Mental toughness may decide men's Open finalupdated: Mon Sep 12 2011 13:23:00

NEW YORK -- He is known for nothing if not mental toughness, but the legendary steel of Rafael Nadal has been put to the fire like never before in 2011.

SI.com: Richard Deitsch: Nadal eyes newfound success against Djokovicupdated: Sun Sep 11 2011 01:19:00

NEW YORK -- Rafael Nadal does not normally do standup comedy but this was a moment he could not resist. Asked whether he would debut a new strategy for his U.S. Open final Monday against Novak Djokovic, Nadal went for the punchline: "I think I gonna do serve and volley," he said with a straight face, before rolling his eyes and smiling.

SI.com: Richard Deitsch: Once again, Rafa looks like man to beatupdated: Fri Sep 09 2011 22:23:00

NEW YORK -- Normalcy returned to an abnormal U.S. Open on Friday afternoon. The sun roared over Queens, and the boldfaced names (led by First Lady Michele Obama) came back to the once-waterlogged Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. But the biggest sign that all was right in the tennis world again was the play of second-seeded Rafael Nadal, who surgically dismantled Andy Roddick in a quarterfinal that didn't last two hours. "It was evident pretty early that he was in full control of things," Roddick said.

Is Nadal's fit of cramp the tip of the burn-out iceberg?updated: Thu Sep 08 2011 10:38:00

As a pained Rafael Nadal collapsed in front of a shocked press conference in New York on Sunday, it seemed for a moment as if the U.S. Open was about to claim its most high-profile casualty.

Champion Nadal through in straight setsupdated: Thu Sep 08 2011 05:43:00

Defending champion Rafael Nadal is through to the fourth round of the U.S. Open after recovering from an early deficit to defeat David Nalbandian in straight sets.

Nadal slams officials over unsafe courtsupdated: Thu Sep 08 2011 05:39:00

Defending champion Rafael Nadal hit out at U.S. Open organizers on Wednesday claiming players' safety was being put at risk in a bid to make up for lost time at the rain-affected event.

Leg cramps interrupt Nadal news conferenceupdated: Sun Sep 04 2011 20:41:00

Rafael Nadal had a scary moment Sunday when he slumped over in pain during a news conference following his third-round match at the U.S. Open in New York.

Fish dispatches jaded Nadal to earn Murray clashupdated: Fri Aug 19 2011 18:05:00

In-form Mardy Fish thrashed world number two Rafael Nadal 6-3 6-4 to march into the semifinals of the Masters 1000 event in Cincinnati Friday.

Nadal suffers shock exit in Montreal to Dodigupdated: Thu Aug 11 2011 09:51:00

World number two Rafael Nadal suffered his earliest tournament exit in three years as he was beaten 1-6 7-6 (7-5) 7-6(7-5) by Ivan Dodig in the first round of the Rogers Cup.

Superb Djokovic beats Nadal to win first Wimbledon titleupdated: Mon Jul 04 2011 09:23:00

New world number one Novak Djokovic beat defending champion Rafael Nadal in four sets to win the Wimbledon men's singles title for the first time on Sunday.

New No.1 Djokovic to play Nadal in Wimbledon finalupdated: Fri Jul 01 2011 16:04:00

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will contest the Wimbledon final after both secured battling four sets victories in their semifinals Friday.

SI.com: Jon Wertheim: Nadal's injuries, Murray's state of mind, American tennis, moreupdated: Tue Jun 28 2011 19:56:00

He doesn't always take medical time outs, but when he does, it's always at a very critical time in the match. He's Rafa Nadal -- the most mysterious tennis player in the world. "Stay Injured, my Friends!!" -- Vijay Kalpathi, Houston

Defending champion Nadal passed fit to take on Fishupdated: Tue Jun 28 2011 12:37:00

Defending champion Rafael Nadal has been passed fit to take on American Mardy Fish in the Wimbledon men's singles quarterfinals on Wednesday.

Nadal survives scare to edge Del Potro; Djokovic and Federer cruiseupdated: Mon Jun 27 2011 18:33:00

World number one Rafael Nadal overcame an injury scare to win a four-set classic over Juan Martin Del Potro and claim a place in the last eight at Wimbledon.

Injury casts doubt on Nadal's Wimbledon defenseupdated: Mon Jun 27 2011 18:31:00

Defending Wimbledon champion Rafael Nadal could be forced out of the tournament through injury after battling past Juan Martin Del Potro in their last 16 clash.

Nadal overcomes early scare to cruise into round twoupdated: Mon Jun 20 2011 18:50:00

Defending champion Rafael Nadal is through to the second round of the men's singles at Wimbledon, although he had to survive an early scare before beating American Michael Russell in straight sets.

Nadal and Wozniacki named top seeds by Wimbledon organizersupdated: Fri Jun 17 2011 06:57:00

Rafael Nadal and Caroline Wozniacki have been named as the top seeds for next week's Wimbledon tournament, the third grand slam of the season.

Nadal struggles past Stepanek to reach Queen's quartersupdated: Thu Jun 09 2011 15:55:00

Top seed and world number one Rafael Nadal is through to the quarterfinals at Queen's Club, but the Spaniard made heavy weather of defeating Czech Radek Stepanek in three sets.

Nadal and Murray progress at Queen'supdated: Wed Jun 08 2011 16:37:00

World number one Rafael Nadal made a safe transition to grass by reaching the third round at Queen's just three days after his sixth French Open triumph.

Nadal: Titles mean more than being No. 1updated: Mon Jun 06 2011 17:40:00

Rafael Nadal insists he is more motivated by winning titles than retaining the No. 1 ranking as the tennis season makes its quick switch from clay to grass this week.

Rafael Nadal wins 6th French Openupdated: Mon Jun 06 2011 17:40:00

CNN's Kate Giles talks to Rafael Nadal on how well he played in the 2011 French Open Championship.

Rafael Nadal: Anatomy of a championupdated: Mon Jun 06 2011 07:07:00

Rafael Nadal's domination of the clay courts rose to a new high on Sunday after his victory against Roger Federer in the French Open final gave him a record-equaling sixth Roland Garros crown.

Nadal beats Federer to win French Openupdated: Sun Jun 05 2011 16:21:00

History repeats itself as Rafael Nadal defeats Roger Federer to win his sixth French Open title.

Nadal equals Borg with record sixth French Open titleupdated: Sun Jun 05 2011 16:21:00

Rafael Nadal beat Roger Federer in four titanic sets to secure his sixth French Open title at Roland Garros on Sunday, equalling the record of Bjorn Borg in the process.

SI.com: Bruce Jenkins: With another win over Federer, Nadal builds own case as greatestupdated: Sun Jun 05 2011 15:38:00

A dozen thoughts on Rafael Nadal's 7-5, 7-6, 5-7, 6-1 victory over Roger Federer in Sunday's French Open final:

Francesca Schiavone looking to defend titleupdated: Fri Jun 03 2011 17:34:00

CNN's Kate Giles interviews defending French Open Women's champion Francesca Schiavone.

Federer faces Nadal in French Open final after ending Djokovic's runupdated: Fri Jun 03 2011 17:34:00

Roger Federer ended Novak Djokovic's 43-match unbeaten run on Friday to set up another French Open final showdown with longtime tennis rival Rafael Nadal.

SI.com: S.L. Price: French Open king Nadal feels his age as his dominance fadesupdated: Thu Jun 02 2011 10:41:00

PARIS -- You don't come to France these days thinking radical change. The heart of Paris is a museum piece, valued beyond measure for its old buildings and monuments and feel.

Nadal books date with Murray after downing Soderlingupdated: Thu Jun 02 2011 06:22:00

World number one Rafael Nadal remains on course for a record-equaling sixth French Open crown after beating Robin Soderling in a re-run of the 2010 final.

Nadal battles past Andujar at French Open; Murray defeats Bolelliupdated: Thu May 26 2011 14:57:00

World number one Rafael Nadal had to battle hard to reach the third round of the French Open after a stiff test against fellow Spaniard Pablo Andujar.

SI.com: Jon Wertheim: Why picking Nadal to win the French is not a slight of Djokovicupdated: Tue May 24 2011 16:31:00

I must admit to you that I've followed your articles for a while and I see a bit of skepticism towards Djokovic's game. Second major in a row he is not your man to pick up the Grand Slam trophy. Although I am his compatriot I follow all the main players on Tour and it is undeniable that Nole is clear favorite for taking Roland Garros (and for most of former tennis stars). Why is so hard for tennis writers to accept the fact that he's beaten Roger Federer and Rafa for seven times in a row -- all in big tournaments? --Zeky, Belgrade, Serbia

SI.com: Jon Wertheim: French Open men's seed reportupdated: Fri May 20 2011 21:56:00

SI.com's Jon Wertheim breaks down the men's and women's seeds at the French Open. Read on for the top first-round matchups, dark horses and predictions.

Unstoppable Djokovic beats Nadal again in Rome finalupdated: Sun May 15 2011 17:09:00

Novak Djokovic extended his winning run to 37 matches this year as he beat world No. 1 Rafael Nadal for the fourth successive time in the Rome Masters final on Sunday.

Unbeaten Djokovic faces Nadal in final after Rome epicupdated: Sat May 14 2011 18:00:00

Novak Djokovic fought like a true champion to extend his winning run to 36 matches this year as he reached the final of the Rome Masters at the expense of Andy Murray on Saturday.

Nadal and Murray through to Rome semisupdated: Fri May 13 2011 13:46:00

Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray have both reached the semifinals of the Rome Masters after coming through their last eight matches on Friday.

Djokovic sweeps aside Nadal on Madrid clay to extend winning runupdated: Sun May 08 2011 16:31:00

Novak Djokovic beat Rafael Nadal for the first time on clay to claim the Madrid Masters title Sunday and extend his winning streak in 2011 to 32 matches.

Nadal to face Djokovic in Madrid finalupdated: Sat May 07 2011 17:27:00

Rafael Nadal will face Novak Djokovic in the final of the Madrid Masters on Sunday after the world's top two players came through their semifinals on Saturday.

Nadal faces Federer in Madrid rematch; Li reaches women's semisupdated: Fri May 06 2011 16:03:00

World No. 1 Rafael Nadal will face longtime rival Roger Federer in the semifinals of the Madrid Masters on Saturday in a rematch of the event's past two title matches.

Djokovic back on clay and ready to challenge Nadalupdated: Tue Apr 26 2011 16:10:00

Novak Djokovic opens his clay-court season in his native Serbia on Wednesday and has set his sights on beating world number one Rafael Nadal on the Spaniard's favorite surface.

Nadal unfazed by packed schedule after Monte Carlo triumphupdated: Tue Apr 26 2011 03:53:00

World number one Rafael Nadal insists he is fully prepared for a punishing schedule leading up to the defense of his French Open title at Roland Garos in a month's time.

Nadal powers to sixth Barcelona titleupdated: Sun Apr 24 2011 16:01:00

Spain's Rafael Nadal has beaten compatriot David Ferrer 6-2 6-4 in the final of the Barcelona Open to claim his sixth win at the event.

500th win puts Nadal in Barcelona finalupdated: Sat Apr 23 2011 15:12:00

World No. 1 Rafael Nadal became the second-youngest player to reach 500 career wins as he moved into the final of the Barcelona Open on Saturday.

Nadal closes on 500th career victoryupdated: Fri Apr 22 2011 16:31:00

World No. 1 Rafael Nadal is on the verge of another notable career milestone after cruising into the semifinals of the Barcelona Open on Friday.

Nadal faces Monfils in quarterfinals; Stosur stuns Zvonarevaupdated: Fri Apr 22 2011 14:19:00

World No. 1 Rafael Nadal continued his winning ways on clay as he reached the quarterfinals of the Barcelona Open with a 6-3 6-1 win over Colombia's Santiago Giraldo on Thursday.

SI.com: Jon Wertheim: Nadal breaks through for first title of seasonupdated: Mon Apr 18 2011 11:21:00

1. Clay King. Rafael Nadal won his first title since since the Japan Open last October, taking the Monte Carlo Masters Series event. Yes, it's clay-court season, which means that as a matter of ritual, Nadal knocks off any rust from his game, like granules of clay on his shoes, and begins to dominate. He's won the Monte Carlo title for seven straight years. Next it's on to Rome, which he's won five of the last six years. Then Madrid, where he's the defending champ. And finally, Paris, which he's won five times since 2005. Players looking for some consolation will note that Nadal was hardly at his best last week. He dropped a set to Andy Murray and was pushed in the final by David Ferrer. Of course, that Nadal can still win even playing his "B-level game" could just as easily kill confidence.

Japanese tennis stars reflect on quakeupdated: Mon Apr 18 2011 04:28:00

Japanese tennis players Kimiko Date-Krumm and Ayumi Morita talk to CNN about the quake that devastated their homeland.

Nadal makes more history in Monte Carlo; Italy's Fed Cup reign endsupdated: Mon Apr 18 2011 04:28:00

Rafael Nadal's status as the world's top tennis player may have dimmed slightly with two recent final defeats, but the Spaniard showed again on Sunday that he is the man to beat on clay.

Nadal sets up seventh Monte Carlo final; Italy face Fed Cup exitupdated: Sun Apr 17 2011 11:27:00

World No. 1 Rafael Nadal will face compatriot David Ferrer in Sunday's final as he seeks a remarkable seventh successive title at the Monte Carlo Masters clay-court event.

Nadal and Federer cruise through to Monaco quarterfinalsupdated: Thu Apr 14 2011 12:07:00

World number one Rafael Nadal and second seed Roger Federer are through to the quarterfinals of the Monte Carlo Masters after straight sets victories on Thursday.

Top seed Nadal crushes Nieminen in Monte Carlo openerupdated: Wed Apr 13 2011 14:30:00

Rafael Nadal, who is bidding for a seventh successive Monte Carlo Masters title, is through to the last 16 of the tournament after a straight sets victory over Jarkko Nieminen.

SI.com: Jon Wertheim: White-hot Djokovic outlasts Nadal in instant classicupdated: Mon Apr 04 2011 13:51:00

A Best of Five after Nadal and Djokovic played as fine a best of three as you'll ever see ...

Unbeaten Djokovic edges Nadal in Miami Masters epicupdated: Sun Apr 03 2011 22:55:00

Novak Djokovic beat world number one Rafael Nadal to claim the Miami Masters 1000 title Sunday and maintain his winning start to 2011.

Nadal and Federer close on semi clash; Sharapova to return to top 10updated: Wed Mar 30 2011 16:34:00

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer are on course for their first semifinal meeting since 2005 after both progressed at the Masters Series event in Miami.

Hot Djokovic denies No. 1 Nadal in epic Indian Wells finalupdated: Mon Mar 21 2011 07:02:00

Novak Djokovic cemented his status as the hottest tennis player on the planet this year with a superb 4-6 6-3 6-2 victory over world No. 1 Rafael Nadal in the final of the Masters Series event at Indian Wells on Sunday.

Nadal progresses at Indian Wells; Soderling suffers shock defeatupdated: Tue Mar 15 2011 08:06:00

World No. 1 Rafael Nadal has continued his impressive run of form at Indian Wells with a straight-sets third-round victory over American qualifier Ryan Sweeting.

'100 percent' fit Nadal returns to the fray in Davis Cup tieupdated: Wed Mar 02 2011 07:19:00

World No. 1 Rafael Nadal will return to the court later this week in Spain's Davis Cup tie in Belgium and claims he is "100 percent" fit after his latest injury setback.

Nadal to make Davis Cup comeback in Spain tie with Belgiumupdated: Fri Feb 18 2011 07:39:00

World number one Rafael Nadal will return to Davis Cup action for the first time since 2009 next month, when he leads Spain in its world group first-round clash against Belgium.

SI.com: Jon Wertheim: Planning Nadal's future, final thoughts on Henin, more mailupdated: Fri Feb 11 2011 18:29:00

Do you think the Agassi-Williams-Clijsters career plan would work for Rafael Nadal? Take a year or so off from the tour and save yourself some wear and tear on the body. What would the pros and cons be? Steve, Kirksville, Mo.

Nadal, Vonn win top Laureus awardsupdated: Tue Feb 08 2011 13:13:00

Rafael Nadal was glowing with pride after winning the prestigious Laureus Sportsman of the Year award, following in the footsteps of his greatest tennis rival Roger Federer.

SI.com: Ann Killion: In Australian Open defeat, Nadal shows why he is Laureus Sportsmanupdated: Tue Feb 08 2011 12:09:00

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates -- When we last saw Rafael Nadal, he was teary, sweaty and bitterly disappointed, limping off the court with a torn muscle suffered early in the quarterfinal of the Australian Open. His bid for a "Rafa Slam" spoiled.

Nadal must rest for 10 days after injuryupdated: Tue Feb 01 2011 15:06:00

World number one Rafael Nadal has confirmed on his official website that he must rest for 10 days following the injury he sustained in the Australian Open.

SI.com: Jon Wertheim: Making sense of Nadal's upset loss, thoughts on Henin's retirementupdated: Wed Jan 26 2011 17:13:00

SI.com caught up with Sports Illustrated senior writer Jon Wertheim after Rafael Nadal's surprising 6-4, 6-2, 6-3 loss to David Ferrer in Wednesday's Australian Open quarterfinals.

Ferrer ends Nadal's bid for fourth consecutive grand slam titleupdated: Wed Jan 26 2011 09:53:00

Top seed and world number one Rafael Nadal of Spain has been knocked out of the Australian Open by compatriot and "friend" David Ferrer.

Nadal survives brief scare to end home hopes in Australiaupdated: Tue Jan 25 2011 11:18:00

World number one Rafael Nadal overcame a spirited challenge from 18-year-old home favorite Bernard Tomic to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open Saturday.

Nadal storms into Melbourne quarters as Soderling crashes outupdated: Tue Jan 25 2011 11:16:00

Rafael Nadal maintained his bid to become the first man since Rod Laver to hold all four grand slam titles on Monday with a straight-sets dismissal of Croatia's Marian Cilic in the fourth round of the Australian Open.

SI.com: Bruce Jenkins: Australian Open provides case study in ethics of motivationupdated: Fri Jan 21 2011 13:23:00

This has been quite a tournament for the ethics of motivation. While a number of men have departed the Australian Open with their dignity in tatters, Venus Williams defined herself as never before.

We recommend