Rafael Nadal of Spain waves to his supporters after his defeat by Gregor Dimitrov of Bulgaria in the men's singles quarterfinals of the China Open tennis tournament at the Diamond Court in Beijing, Friday, Oct. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
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Former world number one Rafael Nadal told The Times Saturday he is so determined to add to his 14 Grand Slam titles he is prepared to die to do so.Nadal, who won Olympic doubles bronze with his close friend Marc Lopez but lost out in the third place singles match to Kei Nishikori after a marathon semi-final with Juan Martin del Potro, said the left wrist injury he suffered during the French Open had come at a most inopportune moment.Nadal's tough year wasn't just on the court but off it too as former French Sports Minister Roselyne Bachelot made an unproven allegation the Spaniard had covered up a failed drugs test in 2012 -- Nadal had had enough and has sued her.
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