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Rafeal Nadal Beats Novak Djokovic in French Open Semifinals

Rafael Nadal celebrates his victory in the men’s singles semi-final match against Novak Djokovic on day thirteen of the French Open held at Roland Garros on Friday (June 7) in Paris, France.

The 27-year-old Spanish tennis star, who is currently ranked number 4, beat the number 1 Novak, whose girlfriend Jelena Ristic supported him from the crown, 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 6-7 (3), 9-7.

The French Open is the only major title Novak has yet to win.

Rafael will play the winner of the David Ferrer vs Jo-Wilfried Tsonga match this coming Sunday.

Also pictured inside: Rafael and his girlfriend Maria Francisca Perello out in Paris the day before.

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Rafael Nadal: Shirtless Beach Vacation with Maria Francisca Perello!

Rafael Nadal shows off his shirtless ab-tastic body while hitting the beach with his bikini-clad gal Maria Francisca Perello last month in Cozumel, Mexico.

The 26-year-old tennis pro and his love were spotted getting massages, riding wave runners, and kissing in the sunshine.

Rafael recently returned to pro tennis after taking seven months off for a knee injury. Glad to see he’s feeling better!!

This month, Rafael will be playing in the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, Calif. Good luck, Rafeal!

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Rafael Nadal: 'Champions Drink Responsibly' Press Conference!

Rafael Nadal is all smiles as he attends a press conference for Champions Drink Responsibly by Bacardi on Monday (November 26) in Sitges, Spain.

The 26-year-old tennis star was joined by Managing Director of Bacardi, Jose Manuel Barcelo, as he answered questions as the new Champion of their responsible drinking campaign.

Rafael recently opened up about returning to tennis training after being sidelined by injury since June.

“I think I am feeling better, the knee is improving the right way and I am happy to be on court another time after a few months outside,” Rafael expressed. “I am just enjoying the feeling to be playing tennis another time and, well, it will be another period of my recovery.”

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Rafael Nadal: Shirtless Sardinia Vacation!

Rafael Nadal soaks up the sun on a yacht while showing off his rockin’ shirtless physique on Monday (July 9) in Sardinia, Italy.

The 26-year-old tennis star was joined by some pals as they headed into the ocean to do some jet skiing!

Rafael recently had to pull out of a tennis match against Novak Djokovic because of a bout of knee tendonitis.

“I want to apologise to all…but unfortunately we won’t be able to play for the moment that match in Madrid,” Rafael said in a statement to Yahoo. “I was with my doctors on Monday and started already my treatment with the goal to be ready for the London Olympic Games and represent Spain once again.”

Feel better, Rafael!

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Rafael Nadal & Maria Sharapova Make History at French Open

Rafael Nadal poses with La Coupe des Mousquetaires trophy after winning the 2012 French Open on Monday (June 11) at Roland Garros in Paris, France.

The 26-year-old Spaniard beat Novak Djokovic 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5 – passing Bjorn Borg for the most French Open titles.

On Saturday, Maria Sharapova also made history when she defeated Italy’s Sara Errani for her first French Open title, which completed a career Grand Slam.

She’s now the 10th woman to win Wimbledon, the Australian Open, the U.S. Open, and the French Open and will climb back to a No. 1 ranking!

“I’m celebrating this weekend’s victory at such a deep, personal level,” Maria tells JustJared.com. “I am moved by all of the support I have received from my fans and those who believe in me. This win is one of my most treasured moments in my career.”

FYI: Maria designed her own French Open look in collaboration with Nike.

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Rafael Nadal: Birthday Celebration in Paris!

Rafael Nadal is all smiles as he poses with his birthday cake during the 2012 French Open on Sunday (June 3) at Roland Garros in Paris, France.

The Spanish tennis champ celebrated his 26th birthday – Happy belated birthday, Rafael!!!

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On the same day, Rafael attended the launch of the new French premium network beIN Sport.

“Last Night we celebrated my birthday at Cafe de la Paix,” Rafael wrote on his Facebook page. “Thanks to all for your birthday Greetings.”

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Rafael Nadal: Alma Nadal Charity Match!

Rafael Nadal is all smiles at the Alma Nadal charity math presentation held at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on Monday (May 7) in Madrid, Spain.

Late last month, the 25-year-old Spanish tennis champ made history by winning the 2012 Barcelona Open. His latest title made him the first player in the Open Era to win two tournaments seven times!

“This is the hardest match I had on clay court this season, David [Ferrer] always takes you to the limit,” Rafa told Spanish state TV after the match (via ESPN). “A bit of it was lottery, luck fell on my side today.”

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