July 2008

Nadal Wins Rogers Cup for Fifth Straight Title

July 28, 2008

Rafael Nadal, edging ever closer to No. 1, trounced unseeded Nicolas Kiefer 6-3, 6-2 yesterday in the final of the Rogers Cup in Toronto. The title was the No. 2-ranked Spaniard’s fifth straight and seventh overall of the year. During this incredible run, Nadal has won 29 matches in a row and taken two grand […]

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Djokovic Primed for Red-Hot Summer

July 22, 2008

The Rogers Cup, the first of back-to-back Masters Series tournaments prior to the Olympics, began yesterday in Toronto. The Canadian tennis event and the Western & Southern Financial Group Masters next week in Cincinnati, both hard-court tournaments featuring all the big guns, could help settle who is really numero uno as well as provide a […]

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Santoro Continues to Wield His Magic

July 14, 2008

Fabrice Santoro got to celebrate Bastille Day early this year. The No. 2-seeded Frenchman won his second straight Hall of Fame Tennis Championships title yesterday, downing Prakash Amritraj 6-3, 7-5 to become the second player since 1990 to win an ATP event after his 35th birthday. Andre Agassi won three events in 2005 when he […]

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Nadal Ends Federer’s Reign at Wimbledon

July 7, 2008

For Rafael Nadal, the third time was a charm. In the gloaming on the lawns at the All England Club last night, Nadal won his first major on a surface other than clay. Playing with youthful bravado and applying relentless pressure, the No. 2-ranked Spaniard defeated grass-court nemesis and world No. 1 Roger Federer in […]

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