May 2009

Nadal Still the Man in Paris

May 31, 2009

Three down and four to go for Numero Cinco. Rafael Nadal enters Week 2 at the French Open just as he did Week 1. That would be as the prohibitive favorite. The top-ranked Spaniard blitzed his first three opponents with the loss of nary a set, and has now won a record 31 straight matches […]

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Federer Ends Nadal Clay Streak at Madrid

May 17, 2009

Roger Federer got a huge shot of confidence today just ahead of the French Open, defeating top-ranked Rafael Nadal 6-4, 6-4 to win his first title of the season at the Madrid Masters. The second-ranked Federer broke a sluggish Nadal once in each set before firing his sixth ace to win his first championship since […]

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Nadal Dethrones Djokovic at Rome Masters

May 3, 2009

The Emperor of Rome. The Clay Master. Le Bete Sauvage. Rafael Nadal is all of the above. The top-ranked Spaniard won his record fourth Rome Masters today, defeating defending champion Novak Djokovic 7-6 (2), 6-2. The title was Nadal’s fifth of the year and 36th of his career, as he improved to 25-1 in clay-court […]

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