Australian Open: Rafael Nadal's hunt for a record 21st major title ended in five sets against Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Australian Open: World No. 2 Rafael Nadal on Wednesday lost to Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3, 6-2, 7-6, 6-4, 7-5 and crashed out of the tournament.
Australian Open: Rafael Nadal beat Fabio Fognini 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 to reach the quarter-finals.
Rafael Nadal accelerated his pursuit of a record 21st Grand Slam title on Saturday with a testing victory over Cameron Norrie in an Australian Open battle of the left-handers.
Australian Open: Rafael Nadal, who has a history of back problems, is bidding to win his 21st major title and claim sole ownership of the men's record, which he currently shares with Roger Federer.
Novak Djokovic looked in control after taking the first set, but lightning-quick Frances Tiafoe refused to surrender quietly.
Australian Open 2021: Rafael Nadal, untroubled by the back injury that hampered his build-up, raced to a 6-3, 6-4, 6-1 victory against Laslo Djere.
Rafael Nadal admitted Sunday he had been "suffering" for 15 days with a sore back and could not guarantee he'll play the Australian Open.
Novak Djokovic fought past Alexander Zverev but it wasn't enough to stave off defeat for Serbia in the ATP Cup on Friday, with Germany making the semi-finals.
ATP Cup: World No. 2 Rafael Nadal will sit out of the tournament on Friday in Melbourne due to a back injury.
ATP Cup: Spain's Rafael Nadal on Tuesday pulled out of a match against Alex de Minaur and Australia due to a "stiff lower back."
Naomi Osaka said she was committed to competing in the delayed Tokyo Olympics but admitted being worried by a recent poll that found 80 per cent of the Japanese public were opposed to hosting the event this year.
Rafael Nadal, who can move past the injured Roger Federer's 20 Grand Slam titles with victory at the Australian Open beginning February 8, kicks off his season representing Spain at the ATP Cup from Tuesday.
Rafael Nadal said "we all try to help each other" amid Covid restrictions ahead of Australian Open, but some need "to make public everything they do to help others."
Rafael Nadal has been in the top 10 of the ATP rankings since April 2005, a run spanning over 15 years.
Forty-seven players were barred from practising for a fortnight Saturday in a major setback to their Australian Open preparations after passengers on two charter flights that brought them to Melbourne tested positive to Covid-19.
Tennis' top stars will quarantine in Adelaide rather than Melbourne and play an exhibition there ahead of the Australian Open.
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have been re-elected to the ATP players' council, whose term runs until June 2022.