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Monday, October 6, 2014

Roger, Rafa and Nole to play Shanghai

Roger, Rafa and Nole to play Shanghai

Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have already qualified to the seasons end Masters tournament where the best eighth tennis players of the year will be competing but this week they will be playing at the Shanghai Rolex Masters taking place at the Qizhong Tennis Center, which was the site of the Tennis Masters Cup from 2005-'08.

The star-studded field includes the entire Top 10 in the Emirates ATP Race To London, led by World No. 1 and two-time defending champion Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.

Nadal was runner-up in Shanghai in 2009 and Federer, in ’10. The other former Shanghai champion in the field is 2010-'11 winner and ’12 finalist Andy Murray, who is making a late-season push to qualify for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals.

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Rafa returns at China Open

Rafa returns at China Open

Rafael Nadal's right wrist is healthy enough to allow him to compete again, the Spaniard said as he prepares for a tough first-round match against Frenchman Richard Gasquet at the China Open.

Nadal hasn't played a match since losing in the fourth round of Wimbledon to Australian teenager Nick Kyrgios. He injured his wrist while practicing on his home island of Mallorca in late July and was forced to drop out of the U.S. Open, where he was the defending champion.

"The injury in my wrist, as I said before, I cannot say 100 percent because I still feel something when I start for the first five minutes of the practice," he told reporters in Beijing on Saturday. "But in general the injury is not limiting me to compete."

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Rafa Nadal out of US Open 2014

Rafa Nadal out of US Open 2014

It is very sad to write about Rafael Nadal pulling out of the 2014 US Open.

The defending champion and great tennis player from Spain won't be able to play in New York this year because of a wrist injury.

"I am very sorry to announce I won’t be able to play at this year’s US Open, a tournament on which I’ve played three consecutive finals in my last participations," the world No. 2 said in a statement. "I am sure you understand that it is a very tough moment for me since it is a tournament I love and where I have great memories from fans, the night matches, so many things. … Not much more I can do right now, other than accept the situation and, as always in my case, work hard in order to be able to compete at the highest level once I am back."

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Photo: Rafa Nadal US Open 2014 Outfit by Nike

Photo: Rafa Nadal US Open 2014 Outfit by Nike

Check out what Rafael Nadal will be wearing at the 2014 US Open....

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Is Andy Murray ready to defend Wimbledon title?

Is Andy Murray ready to defend Wimbledon title?

Andy Murray became the first British to win Wimbledon in 77 years but if I have to bet I wouldn't bet on him to win the title again at the men's Wimbledon betting market.

The Scott crushed out of Roland Garros badly against Rafa Nadal and suffered an early defeat at Queen's .

“In some ways, it can be good [to have the extra time], providing I use next week properly,” he explained after his defeat. “For me, it’s probably going to get quite hectic towards the end of next week. So over the next few days it will be nice just to have a bit of peace and quiet.”

At Wimbledon Murray will have a difficult time as Roger Federer is playing at a very high level and Wimbledon is his place.

Let's have a look at some early predictions for the fantastic four going into tennis' grass season.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Rafa wins 9th French Open title

Rafa wins 9th French Open title

Trying to beat Rafael Nadal at the French Open is, without a doubt, the toughest task in tennis. Indeed, must be among the greatest challenges in all of sports.

The pressure he applies, from set to set, game to game, point to point, shot to shot. That bullwhip of a high-bouncing, topspin lefty forehand. Those quick-reflex returns that help him break an opponent's serve - and his will.

Doing what he does so well on the red clay of Roland Garros, a surface and site he dominates so completely, the No. 1-seeded Nadal wore down No. 2 Novak Djokovic 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4 in a muggy final Sunday to win his ninth French Open championship and fifth in a row, both records.

''For me,'' Nadal said, ''playing here in Roland Garros is just unforgettable, forever.''

It is also his 14th Grand Slam title overall, tying the 28-year-old Spaniard with Pete Sampras for the second most by a man, behind only Roger Federer's 17.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Andre Agassi has Rafael Nadal ahead of Roger Federer on his all-time greatest list

Andre Agassi has Rafael Nadal ahead of Roger Federer on his all-time greatest list There is nothing sports fan like doing more than comparing generations. We compare the 1985 Bears to the 2013 Seahawks. Golf fans talk about Tiger Woods versus Jack Nicklaus as much as they talk about who is leading the current golf tournament, and in tennis, the debate rests with Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. Federer has 17 career Grand Slam titles, the most ever, while Nadal sits with 13 Slams which includes eight French Open titles. That is enough for Andre Agassi, who has eight career Slams himself, and told Singapore's Straits Times just that this week. Agassi was asked to rank the best in the world, and he had Nadal as his top pick, with Federer coming in second, and his reasoning is pretty sound.

Rafael Nadal wins Madrid Masters

Rafael Nadal wins Madrid Masters Rafael Nadal won his fourth title at the Madrid Masters, 2-6, 6-4, 3-0 when Kei Nishikori retired with a lower back injury. The Japanese player won the first set and had the top seed in trouble after breaking to start the second set before the lower back problems which have bothered him all week began to kick in late in the second set. Nadal held on to win his first title of the spring season over Nishikori, the champion last month at Barcelona.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Djokovic looks to maintain edge over rival Nadal

Djokovic looks to maintain edge over rival Nadal

Novak Djokovic looks to continue his recent dominance over archrival Rafael Nadal at the Monte Carlo Masters and boost his confidence as he bids to win his only missing major at the French Open.

Monte Carlo is the first of three Masters tournaments played on clay and is followed by Madrid and Rome in May, leading up to the French Open, which starts May 25.

Nole narrowly lost to Nadal in a dramatic semifinal last year at Roland Garros, where a clumsy error at the net late in the fifth set curtailed the Serbian player's comeback, and then Nadal beat him in their next two meetings.

"Winning this title last year in the final against Nadal was definitely one of the highlights of my career. I really love playing in this tournament," Djokovic said Sunday. "My family comes in big numbers during this week so it makes me feel very comfortable, and at home."

Monday, March 31, 2014

Nole Djokovic wins 4th Miami Open title

Nole Djokovic wins 4th Miami Open title

Novak Djokovic beat Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-3 to claim the Miami Sony Open 2014 title.

Nadal fell to 0-4 in finals at Key Biscayne while Djokovic is a regular winner here after winning his 4th title.

Djokovic erased the only break point he faced, committed just 15 unforced errors and won a scrambling, 30-shot rally on the final point. He completed a March sweep after beating Roger Federer in the final at Indian Wells two weeks ago.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Rafa Nadal wins Rio Open

Rafa Nadal wins Rio Open

Rafael Nada defeated Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-3, 7-6 (3) to win the Rio Open 2014 titl.

Nadal looked comfortable in the final and improved his record on clay to 298 wins and 21 losses, the best in the Open Era.

The Spaniard declined to talk about his back, focusing instead on the victory.

"Clearly, it was important for me to get back and win after what happened in the final in Australia," Nadal said.

He said the heat, the court preparation and the quick balls used in the event made it difficult. He has complained about the fast balls all week.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Wawrinka wins Australian Open title

Wawrinka wins Australian Open title

Stan Wawrinka defeated Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 to win the 2014 Australian Open title.

Wawrinka had never taken a set off Nadal in 12 previous meetings, but attacked from the start and regained his nerve after dropping the third set against the injured Spaniard.

Nadal appeared to be on the verge of retiring in the second set, when he hurt his back and needed a medical time out, but he refused to quit.

"It's really not the way you want to win a tennis match, but in a Grand Slam final I'll take it," said Wawrinka.

"'Rafa, I'm really sorry for you, I hope your back is going to be fine, you're a really great guy, good friend and really amazing champion," Wawrinka said as he accepted his first major trophy. "Last year I had a crazy match, I lost it. I was crying a lot after the match. But in one year a lot happened - I still don't know if I'm dreaming or not but we'll see tomorrow morning."

Wawrinka lost in five sets to Novak Djokovic in the fourth round of the 2013 Australian Open, in the longest Grand Slam match of the season. Djokovic went on to win his third consecutive title at Melbourne Park, and then beat Wawrinka again in five sets in the U.S. Open semifinals.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

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Watch Nadal vs Wawrinka in Australian Open Final Online Free Video Streaming

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Today Rafa Nadal will fce stan wawrinka in the 2014 Australian Open final, who will win? Will Stan upset the big chmpion? I bet he can ;), you???.

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Friday, January 24, 2014

Nadal beats Federer in straight sets to make Australian Open final

Nadal beats Federer in straight sets to make Australian Open final

Rafael Nadal crushed Roger Federer 7-6 (4), 6-3, 6-3 to advance to his third Australian Open final where he will meet Stanislas Wawrinka.

Nadal beat the Swiss maestro in a match that was simply vintage Nadal, with the '09 winner hitting jaw-dropping winner after jaw-dropping winner that was simply too much for Federer.

The first set was tight and exciting, but when Nadal finally took it in the tiebreaker the numbers started to lean his way. It's that first set that is so important when these two go at it, with Nadal moving to 7-0 in Grand Slams against Federer when he takes the first set.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

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Today is a big day at the Australian Open, as Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal will be fighting each other for a place in the final.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Nadal vs Federer in Australian Open semifinal

Nadal vs Federer in Australian Open semifinal

Roger Federer beat Andy Murray 6-3, 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-3 to advance to his 11th consecutive Australian Open semifinal.

Federer set up a showdown with Rafael Nadal, who beat Grigor Dimitrov 3-6, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (7), 6-2.

Murray, who saved two match points in the third-set tiebreaker, has an 11-10 edge over Federer in head-to-head matches and won their last match in five sets in the Australian Open semifinals last year, but Federer has won four of five matches in majors.

The Wimbledon champion became agitated after a ruling while dropping serve late in the third set when he indicated that he thought the ball had bounced twice before Federer kept it in play.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Rafa Nadal Interview | 2014 Australian Open 4th Round

Rafa Nadal Interview | 2014 Australian Open 4th Round Q. Each set took more than one hour. How difficult was it to keep your concentration against Kei? RAFAEL NADAL: I think the concentration for me was okay the whole match. I think I played very focused, fighting for every ball. Kei played fantastic match, in my opinion. Just a few mistakes in some moments that was tough ones. But for the rest, he played very aggressive, he went for the shots. He came on court with determination to take the ball very early and go for the winners. He really had the right feelings to do it. So just was a tough match, a very important win. Very happy. Q. The game looked a lot closer than the scoreboard suggested. Is that how it felt out there? RAFAEL NADAL: 3 hours 16, the score says that the match was very tough. Is true that it was in three sets. I felt like I won in three sets today because every set was very tough. But playing for every set more than one hour is because the match was very close. He was playing great. Was a lot of tough points. I had to run a lot. Q. Is that the sort of workout you wanted for the first day of the second week? RAFAEL NADAL: I don't prepare. I looking forward to play my best and try to win every day. I go on court trying to play my best every day, trying to play aggressive. Sometimes works better, sometimes works a little bit worst.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Rafa Nadal Press Conference | Australian Open 2014 1st Round

Rafa Nadal Press Conference | Australian Open 2014 1st Round

Q. How does it feel to be back in Australia after missing out last year?
RAFAEL NADAL: Great, no? First of all, is fantastic new to be back here in this great tournament after missing last year. I missed a lot be here. Is a place that I really love so much. I enjoy a lot being here in this city.

The organization with the players is, my opinion, the best. They always are improving things. Every year something is new and something is better. Just congratulate them for everything.

Q. Having that extended time off, did that help you fall in love with tennis again?
RAFAEL NADAL: I think I always played with a lot of passion, with a lot of love for the sport.

No, the period off didn't create me more love for the game or more passion for the game. I always played with that intensity, in my opinion.

But is true that when you have a period of time outside of the competition and you are back, the mental part is little bit fresher than ever. Seems like everything is little bit new again.

So for one way bad feelings because you are coming back and you always have problems when you are back. But for another part is great, no? The feelings are great. To come back to the stadiums, playing full stadiums, the best stadiums of the world, and something that you get used. But when you are out for a while you really missed a lot and you appreciate more when you are back.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Rafa Nadal wins Qatar 2014 title

Rafa Nadal wins Qatar 2014 title

Rafael Nadal defeated Gael Monfils 6-1 6-7(5) 6-2 to win the Qatar Open 2014 title.

After this win Nadal past Andre Agassi into eighth spot on the all-time list of ATP Tour title winners and helped him extend his lead at the top of the world rankings over Novak Djokovic who opted not to play this week.

"Every victory is important and the title today means a lot to me. It is the first time in my career that I am able to start the season with a victory. That's always important," Nadal said.

Monfils's two career wins over Nadal were in Doha in 2009 and 2012 but, apart from the second set, he was outmuscled by the Spaniard who moved smoothly on the hard court and was far too rugged.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Djokovic Desperate to Hang onto Top Spot

Djokovic Desperate to Hang onto Top Spot

Novak Djokovic has warned the in-form Rafael Nadal that he will not give up the number-one spot in the rankings without a fight. The pair headline the men's draw at the ATP China Open, with defending champion, Djokovic, desperate to finish 2013 at the top of the rankings.

Nadal, a perennial favourite in the Betfair odds, is just 260 ranking points behind the Serb and could replace him for the first time since July 2011 with a strong week in Beijing.

The Spaniard has been in incredible form since returning from a seven-month injury break, collecting 10 titles since his return to action - including a record eighth French Open crown - before going on to beat Djokovic in the final of the US Open earlier this month.