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Nadal Wears Down Djokovic to Win Ninth French Open Title

June 8, 2014

Rafael Nadal won his record-extending ninth French Open title Sunday afternoon, defeating a game Novak Djokovic 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4 in a contest more akin to a heavyweight title bout than a tennis match. As the match progressed it appeared whoever could deliver the most body blows would ultimately be the winner. In the end […]

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Nadal Wears Down Djokovic to Win U.S. Open

September 10, 2013

Rafael Nadal, playing with dogged determination and relentless fury, defeated top-ranked Novak Djokovic 6-2, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 in the final of the U.S. Open last night, capturing his 13th Grand Slam title and edging closer to regaining the No. 1 ranking. It was the 37th meeting between the two in a rivalry characterized by guts […]

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Nadal Fillets Ferrer for Eighth French Open Crown

June 9, 2013

Commentator and tennis great John McEnroe likened today’s French Open final to a heavyweight versus middleweight boxing match. Rocky Marciano against Sugar Ray Leonard, if you will. It was to a degree. Rafael Nadal pummeled fellow Spaniard David Ferrer 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 this afternoon to capture his eighth French Open title in damp, heavy conditions […]

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Federer Stops Murray to Win 7th Wimbledon Title

July 8, 2012

Roger Federer proved, once again, that there’s plenty of life left in the old boy. The soon-to-be 31-year old won his record 17th Grand Slam, tied Pete Sampras and Willie Renshaw for most Wimbledon titles with seven, and reclaimed the No. 1 ranking with a solid 3-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 win over Scotsman Andy Murray […]

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Unknown Czech Rosol Shocks Nadal at Wimbledon

June 29, 2012

World No. 100 Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic pulled off one of the biggest upsets in the 135-year history of Wimbledon last night, stunning two-time champion Rafael Nadal 6-7 (9), 6-4, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 in a second-round match. Rosol played fearless tennis, going for broke on almost every shot and holding nothing back. Nadal […]

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Djokovic Tops Murray for Sony Ericsson Crown

April 1, 2012

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic defended his title at the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami this afternoon, defeating No. 4-seeded Andy Murray 6-1, 7-6 (4) in convincing fashion. Djokovic joins Andre Agassi (6) and Pete Sampras (3) as the only players with three or more wins at Miami. The 24-year-old Serb also won at Key […]

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Djokovic Survives Marathon to Defeat Nadal Down Under

January 30, 2012

It was a battle between “two guys who absolutely refuse to surrender,” said ESPN commentator Chris Fowler. Indeed it was. Novak Djokovic won his third Australian Open championship, defeating Rafael Nadal 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-7 (5), 7-5 in an epic final lasting five hours and 53 minutes that mercifully concluded at 1:37 a.m. this morning. […]

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Federer Edges Roddick in Wimbledon Final for Record 15th Slam

July 5, 2009

It was a match nobody deserved to lose. Unfortunately, somebody had to win. Tennis can be a very cruel game and it was Sunday afternoon at the All England Club. Roger Federer won his his sixth Wimbledon title and record 15th Grand Slam championship earlier today, defeating Andy Roddick 5-7, 7-6 (6), 7-6 (5), 3-6, […]

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Federer and Murray Still on Track to Meet in Wimbledon Final

June 30, 2009

Roger Federer has a date with destiny. Andy Murray has a date with the Queen. If the Wimbledon draw plays out according to form, Federer, seeded No. 2, will meet No. 3 Murray in Sunday’s final. Great Britain will be stoked. Not so fast, though. Federer first must survive his appointment with Dr. Ivo in […]

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Federer Wins First French Open

June 7, 2009

Happy days are here again for Roger Federer. The Swiss Maestro is newly married, there’s a baby on the way and today he removed the last blemish on an otherwise sterling resume. Federer won his first French Open title on a cool, windy and sometimes rainy Sunday afternoon, defeating surprise finalist Robin Soderling 6-1, 7-6 […]

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