Rafael Nadal

Novak Djokovic celebrates match point against Kei Nishikori in the U.S. Open semifinals at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
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September 07, 2018 - 10:16 pm
Rafael Nadal felt the pain sear into his right knee early in his U.S. Open semifinal, on what he called "a bad movement." It was a familiar pain, one that he's dealt with off-and-on for years.
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Rafael Nadal  reacts after a point against Dominic Thiem in a U.S. Open quarterfinal match on Sept. 4, 2018, at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
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Ann Liguori
September 05, 2018 - 4:02 pm
He’s a warrior. The fiercest of competitors. He has thrilled tennis fans since 2002, when he won his first tournament at the age of 15.
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