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Rafael Nadal Wins 16th Grand Slam Title at US Open!

Rafael Nadal has just won the 2017 US Open tennis competition after defeating Kevin Anderson from South Africa 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 on Sunday (September 10) in New York City.

This win marks the 16th major and third US Open title for the 31-year-old tennis superstar.

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The day before, Sloane Stephens won the women’s division of the US Open in her first major win in the sport.

The last time Rafael won the US Open was back in 2013.

Congrats Rafael on the major win!

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Rafael Nadal Explains Why He Wears Shorter Tennis Shorts

Back when Rafael Nadal was new on the tennis scene, he was known for wearing long shorts during his matches, but his shorts have been getting shorter over the years!

The 31-year-old tennis player now shows off his legs often with short shorts on the tennis court.

“They were very comfortable, but not for my age. When I was 18, 19, 20, they were OK,” Rafael told InStyle of his capri-style shorts.

“I decided to change up the style in 2009. You never know what can happen in the future, but playing again with those long pants is not going to happen. I’m too old for that,” he added.

See more photos of Rafael wearing shorts in the gallery…

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Rafael Nadal & Venus Williams Face Off at Lotte New York Palace Badminton Tournament!

With just days left to go before the start of the U.S. Open, Rafael Nadal and Venus Williams flash a smile together while attending the 2017 Lotte New York Palace Invitational at Lotte New York Palace on Thursday (August 24) in New York City.

The 30-year-old tennis pro hit the court opposite Venus, 37, for a fun-spirited round of Badminton, where Venus was crowned the winner.

“This is the best warm-up you can possibly do for the U.S. Open,” Venus expressed at the event (via Vogue). “Last year we played virtual tennis here, and I was able to hone my mental game. Today, with the badminton, it’s a little eccentric, but it’s going to make sure I improvise on the court.”

“Honestly, the U.S. Open is around the corner and that’s my main focus,” Venus added about her state of mind. “With the end of the season around the corner, too, I want to finish strong. Who doesn’t want to win? It’s very addictive. My whole goal is to win every match I play.”

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Rafael Nadal Is Back on Top of Tennis World Rankings!

Rafael Nadal is back on top!

The 30-year-old tennis pro has officially replaced Andy Murray as world number one on Monday – the first time since July 2014 he has held top spot.

“Being No 1 after all the things that I have been going through the last couple of years is something unbelievable, so (it) is, for me, an amazing achievement to be back to that position after three years,” Rafael said in a statement (via BBC).

Rafael has claimed four titles on tour this season, winning 49 matches and losing nine in a stellar 2017.

Pictured: Rafael co-hosting an exclusive cocktail event with Cosentino at Cosentino City Manhattan on Tuesday (August 22) in New York City.


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Tennis Pro Rafael Nadal Goes Shirtless During Madrid Match

Rafael Nadal is in great shape and has no problem showing it off!

The 30-year-old tennis pro went shirtless and flaunted his serious six-pack during his semi-final match against Novak Djokovic in the 2017 Mutua Madrid Open Tennis held at Caja Magica on Saturday (May 13) in Madrid, Spain.

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Rafael beat out Novak 6-2 6-4 and is set to play Dominic Thiem of Austria next this weekend. Stay tuned for pics!

His pal Cristiano Ronaldo was spotted supporting Rafael in the stands that day.

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Cristiano Ronaldo Poses Shirtless Before Supporting Rafael Nadal at Madrid Open

Cristiano Ronaldo showed his support for his friend Rafael Nadal at the 2017 Madrid Open!

The 32-year-old soccer player sat courtside as he watched the tennis player, 30, defeat rival Novak Djokovic and make it to the final on Saturday (May 13) in Madrid, Spain.

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Cristiano was joined by his partner Georgina Rodriguez.

Rafael won 6-2 6-4 and will now face Dominic Thiem in Sunday’s final.

Earlier this week, Cristiano took to Instagram to share a shirtless snap of himself and his six-year-old son Cristiano Jr.

“Good night ❤️❤️️,” Cristiano captioned the pic. Check it out below!

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Rafael Nadal Celebrates His Continued Ambassadorship With Tommy Hilfiger!

Rafael Nadal is celebrating being the ultimate Tommy Hilfiger man!

The 29-year-old tennis pro rocked a blue suit to visit the renowned El Corte Inglés department store to meet with consumers, VIPs and friends of the brand, and answer their style questions in a unique Q&A session in Madrid, Spain.

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Nadal was announced as the brand’s global menswear brand ambassador in Fall 2015 and continues his ambassadorship with Tommy Hilfiger Tailored and Tommy Hilfiger underwear, which just launched a brand new signature stripe line – Watch the ad below!


Tommy Hilfiger X Rafael Nadal: A New Signature Stripe Lines Up

FYI: Rafael is wearing a single breasted blue suit by THFLEX Rafael Nadal Edition Capsule Collection with shirt and tie by Tommy Hilfiger Tailored.

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