May 2008

Is This Roger’s Year at the French?

May 25, 2008

With the French Open starting today, six men have to be rated as favorites. One, however, is the prohibitive favorite. That would be three-time defending champion Rafael Nadal. The No. 2-ranked Spaniard is seeking to become only the second man in history to win the French Open four times in a row. Bjorn Borg is […]

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Nadal Tops Federer in Hamburg Masters

May 19, 2008

Rafael Nadal won the only major clay-court title misssing from his resume yesterday, defeating world No. 1 and defending champion Roger Federer 7-5, 6-7, 6-3 in the Hamburg Masters final. The result was the reverse of last year’s final, when Federer won his fourth Hamburg title and snapped Nadal’s 81-match winning streak on clay. Nadal […]

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Nadal Bags Fourth Straight Barcelona Open

May 5, 2008

Top-seeded Rafael Nadal defeated fellow Spaniard David Ferrer 6-1, 4-6, 6-1 yesterday to win his fourth straight Barcelona Open. The title was Nadal’s second of the year and 25th of his career. Just a month ago, the Spaniard lost in the final of the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami to Nikolay Davydenko and expressed his […]

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