Rafa Nadal on French Open win: ‘I told myself that I was not going to fail’

The Spanish tennis champion says he played one of his best finals at Roland Garros, and describes the past months as physically complicated


Rafa Nadal: ‘This crisis has overwhelmed us all, but we are a great country’

The Spanish tennis champion reflects on the effects of the coronavirus, what politicians could have done differently, and what lessons we can learn


Rafa Nadal’s emotional recovery: “I hit rock bottom, I got tired of the pain”

In an interview with EL PAÍS, the new Roland Garros champion confesses that he has been through a darker period than many people might imagine


Rafa Nadal: “I was hurt, I lost my energy”

After scoring his 12th French Open victory, the Spanish tennis champion admits he briefly considered dropping everything when he was going through a tough emotional period


Rafa Nadal: “I have never tried to please everyone”

EL PAÍS interviewed the 32-year-old champion after his 11th victory at Roland Garros and asked him about the controversy over his recent political statements


Rafa Nadal: “Being a good person is worth more than any title”

A day after winning US Open, the world champion meets with EL PAÍS on a New York rooftop


Garbiñe Muguruza: “You need to be a bit of an actress on the court”

The new Wimbledon champion talks to EL PAÍS about her latest victory and the difficult year that preceded it


John McEnroe: “I behaved the way I did because I was bored”

Former bad boy of tennis talks about sport, art and the “only world leader with orange hair”


“I am not obsessive about winning:” Rafa Nadal

Spanish tennis player says the hardest part of last few years has been string of injuries


Rafa Nadal: “Having a rough patch makes you appreciate victories more”

It’s been a roller-coaster ride of a year for the Spanish champion But he has refocused his mind on his game, and is looking forward to 2016


Atlético Madrid and Barcelona get ready for unique Liga ‘final’ at Camp Nou

Title race to go down to wire after both contenders slip up on Sunday Real Madrid waves farewell to hopes after Celta defeat


Ready for round-world challenge

For the first time since 2001, an all-female crew is entering the Volvo Race


Trying times for Spanish rugby

Players and coaches want new national strategy, plus more government help


“I wasn’t thinking about Phelps’ record. My only aim was to win”

With 22 medals after London 2012, Teresa Perales is Spain’s most decorated Paralympic athlete


Raúl on the move: “My future is not in Europe”

Former Real Madrid striker says he won't stay at Schalke 04 next season