October 2009

Is Nadal’s Reign of Dominance Over?

October 31, 2009

Rafael Nadal has not won a tournament since the Rome Masters in May. Since then, the No. 2-ranked Spaniard has gone seven straight tournaments without a win, while losing his No. 1 ranking to Roger Federer on July 6. Most players would consider the 23-7 record Rafa has posted in that span a success, but […]

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Davydenko Downs Nadal at Shanghai

October 19, 2009

Nikolay Davydenko whipped top-seeded Rafael Nadal 7-6 (3), 6-3 yesterday to win the Shanghai Masters for his fourth title in four finals this year. The sixth-seeded Russian broke Nadal in the decisive sixth game of the second set to capture his 18th career championship. Davydenko’s flat groundstrokes and sharply angled winners neutralized Nadal’s aggressive game […]

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