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Australian Open: Cameron Norrie to face Rafael Nadal behind closed doors

Australian Open: Cameron Norrie to face Rafael Nadal behind closed doors

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Britain's Cameron Norrie is set to play 20-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal in the third round of the Australian Open, but will have to do so with no fans in attendance on Saturday.Norrie is the last Briton in the men's or women's singles events in Melbourne.His match is the last on Rod Laver Arena on Saturday and will be played behind closed doors following a snap five-day lockdown in Victoria."I've never played him before so it'll be a great experience," Norrie said."I just have to go after it and enjoy every minute. He's such a legend of the game, but on Saturday night, just another player."He's a human being. Just go out there and give it to him and see what happens."World number 69 Norrie, playing in the third round of a Grand Slam for only the second time after doing so at last ...
US Open 2019: Rafael Nadal beats Daniil Medvedev to win 19th Grand Slam title

US Open 2019: Rafael Nadal beats Daniil Medvedev to win 19th Grand Slam title

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Rafael Nadal won his 19th Grand Slam title after holding off Russian Daniil Medvedev's exhilarating fightback in one of the greatest US Open finals.Spain's Nadal, 33, won 7-5 6-3 5-7 4-6 6-4 against the fifth seed in New York.Nadal, seeded second, was cruising at two sets and a break up, only for Medvedev to force a decider. But Nadal stopped his momentum to clinch a thrilling win in four hours and 50 minutes - just four minutes shorter than the longest US Open final.Impossible to hold in my emotions - NadalMedvedev wins over 'amazing' New York crowdNadal's victory moves him within one of Swiss rival Roger Federer's all-time leading tally of men's Grand Slam victories."It has been one of the ...
US Open 2019: Rafael Nadal beats Diego Schwartzman to reach semi-finals

US Open 2019: Rafael Nadal beats Diego Schwartzman to reach semi-finals

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US Open 2019Venue: Flushing Meadows, New York Dates: 26 Aug - 8 SepCoverage: Live text and BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra commentary on selected matches on the BBC Sport website and app. Click here for Live Guide. Rafael Nadal remains the favourite to win the US Open - and move within one of Roger Federer's tally of 20 Grand Slams - after a hard-fought quarter-final win over Diego Schwartzman.Spanish second seed Nadal won 6-4 7-5 6-2 against the Argentine 20th seed.But he was made to work as Schwartzman twice rallied from four-game deficits in a stuffy Arthur Ashe stadium. Nadal, 33, will next play Italy's 24th seed Matteo Berrettini, who beat Gael Monfils in their last-eight match.Three of th...
Watch: Rafael test-launches missile from light vehicle in Israel

Watch: Rafael test-launches missile from light vehicle in Israel

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Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Israel's defense contractor, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, has released video of a test of precision-guided SPIKE NLOS missiles launched from a Tomcar light-vehicle launcher. The missiles, known in Israel as Tamuz 5, were fired from a new lightweight buggy that features eight missiles and can be mounted on light SUVs, Army Technology reported. The launch platform can be airlifted and dropped deep inside enemy territory because they weigh less than 3,000 pounds, according to the company. Missiles were fired at different ranges and attack angles, with high precision and without the use of GPS, from an undisclosed location and date. "This new launcher will enhance ground forces' precise stand-off capabilities for low-signature operations in a variety of operational scenari...
Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez defends Jamaal Lascelles’ decision to say Mike Ashley is “a nice guy”

Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez defends Jamaal Lascelles’ decision to say Mike Ashley is “a nice guy”

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HE MEANS WELL Lascelles made the comments after signing a new six-year deal with the club where he also called on supporters to show a united front following their difficult start to the 2018/19 season Rafa Benitez has urged Newcastle fans not to be angry with Jamaal Lascelles after the captain described unpopular owner Mike Ashley as “a nice guy”. The defender’s comment was part of his plea to the Toon Army for a united front as he signed a contract extension with the club on Thursday. Lascelles signed a new six-year contract with the club This attracted criticism on social media with supporters planning a series of fresh protests against the controversial sportswear magnate’s 11-year tenure in the coming weeks. Benit...