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Nadal loses to Ferrer on return to courts

Rafael Nadal of Spain. AP

Rafael Nadal got his season underway with a 6-4, 6-4 loss to fellow Spaniard David Ferrer in the semi-finals of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship exhibition tournament in Abu Dhabi on Friday.

Posted: December 28th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Andy Murray back to winning ways in Abu Dhabi

Andy Murray of Britain returns the ball to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France during the first day of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Thursday Dec. 26, 2013. AP

Andy Murray chalked up his first win since returning to action after a three-month injury lay-off by defeating Switzerland’s Stanislas Wawrinka 6-3, 6-4 in Abu Dhabi on Friday.

Posted: December 27th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Tennis | Read More »

Federer at 2014 crossroads, Serena eyes history

Roger Federer. AP FILE PHOTO

Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray open the 2014 season in Abu Dhabi on Thursday with Roger Federer hoping his absence isn’t an indicator of more misery ahead.

Posted: December 24th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Nadal nervous about return from knee injury

FILE - This Dec. 31, 2011 file photo shows Spain's Rafael Nadal returning the ball to Roger Federer of Switzerland during the final day of Abu Dhabi Mubadala Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Nadal has confirmed he is ready to return to competitive tennis at the end of the month in an exhibition tournament in Abu Dhabi, following a six-month break to recover from a knee injury. The 11-time Grand Slam champion said on his Facebook page Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, that he "can't wait to get back on court in Abu Dhabi," and that he "would love to get my hands on the trophy again this year!" (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)

After a seven-month hiatus nursing an injured knee, Rafael Nadal is nervous about his upcoming return to the tennis court and believes it may be some time before he is back in top form.

Posted: December 22nd, 2012 in Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

Ferrari, Vettel take duel to desert

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Ferrari technician works on the Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso's car in the pits, at the Yas Marina racetrack, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012. The Emirates Formula One Grand Prix will take place on Sunday. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso insists his chances of winning the Formula One championship aren’t over yet, despite Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel winning the past four races and driving a faster car.

Posted: November 2nd, 2012 in Latest Sports Stories,Motor Sports,Other Sports | Read More »

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