Rafael Nadal

Goffin Heroics Not Enough at Davis Cup Finals but Bode Well for 2018 Success

November 27, 2017

David Goffin’s very good year ended yesterday in disappointing fashion. The Belgian’s Davis Cup team lost to France 3-2 in the Cup final, but it certainly was not through any fault of Goffin’s. Despite being bummed by the team’s loss, Goffin said he finished his season with the “sense of having done my duty.” Indeed […]

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Preview and Predictions for ATP Finals

November 11, 2017

The ATP Finals begin Sunday, ostensibly featuring the eight best men players in the world. There are however some illusions with the premise that the best eight are gathering at the O2 Arena in London for the prestigious year-ending tournament. Injuries have riddled the ATP Tour in 2017 like no season in recent memory and […]

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Del Potro Topples Federer to Reach U.S. Open Semifinals

September 7, 2017

Juan Martin del Potro broke the hearts of FedFans last night with a convincing 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (8), 6-4 quarterfinal win over five-time U.S. Open champion Roger Federer at Flushing Meadows. The big Argentine’s victory also prevented, once again, a first-ever Federer-Rafael Nadal meeting in New York at the year-ending Grand Slam tournament. Nadal had […]

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Men’s Draw and Predictions for 2017 U.S. Open

August 27, 2017

If the U.S. Open Men’s Draw, getting underway tomorrow, were a ship it would capsize. Way too top-heavy and top-heavy tips the boat. No. 2 seed Andy Murray’s late withdrawal yesterday only added to the disproportionate weight of the top half of the draw and axed any possibility of an enticing Rafael Nadal-Roger Federer final […]

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Manic Monday at Wimbledon Features Round of 16 Matches

July 9, 2017

Today is a quiet day at SW19. The lush lawns at the All England Club are showing a bit of wear and tear after a week of heavy use and could use a breather. They will get just that, a one-day respite from play on this middle Sunday of the Wimbledon fortnight. But come tomorrow, […]

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Wimbledon 2017 Men’s Preview

July 2, 2017

Wimbledon begins tomorrow with play on the outside courts at the All England Club starting at 11:30 a.m. Defending champion and world No. 1 Andy Murray opens play on Centre Court at 1:00 p.m. sharp. It’s a tradition and honor bestowed upon the previous year’s title holder at the oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament […]

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Zverev Surprises Djokovic to Win Italian Open

May 21, 2017

NextGen tennis star Alexander Zverev powered his way into the NowGen elite of men’s tennis Sunday afternoon. The 20-year-old German upset second seed Novak Djokovic 6-4, 6-3 in the final of the Italian Open, winning his first Masters title and becoming the only player born in the 1990s to accomplish the feat so far. With […]

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Nadal Thrashes Djokovic in Madrid Open Semifinals

May 13, 2017

Rafael Nadal captured his first win over Novak Djokovic since the 2014 French Open final, beating the second-seeded Serb 6-2, 6-4 in the semifinals of the Mutua Madrid Open earlier today. Nadal played with ruthless aggression and purpose on the red clay at the Caja Magica, particularly in the first set, ending a string of […]

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Thiem Topples Murray in Barcelona Open Semifinals

April 29, 2017

Austrian gunslinger Dominic Thiem bagged his first win over a World No. 1 Saturday afternoon, defeating Andy Murray 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 in the semifinals of the Barcelona Open. The victory halted Thiem’s string of four straight losses against World No. 1s. The 23-year-old has beaten Roger Federer twice and Rafael Nadal once, but not when […]

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Federer Defeats Nadal to Win Third Miami Open Crown

April 3, 2017

Roger Federer tapped the Fountain of Youth once again. The 35-year-old Swiss Maestro defeated longtime rival Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-4 yesterday afternoon to win the Miami Open and capture the Sunshine Double for the third time. Federer won the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells two weeks ago and has now won three tournaments on […]

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