Category Archive: Rafael Nadal

The Nick Kyrgios we wanted — part II

This is the Nick Kyrgios we have long wanted. Focussed, courageous, respectful and entertaining on almost every point.  He’s playing again with heart and soul to go with his explosive talent and unorthodox… Continue reading

Will Rafa overtake Roger as the Greatest Ever?

  When Roger Federer won his 20th grand slam in Melbourne in early 2018, he seemingly cemented his place as the greatest player in tennis history. But Rafa Nadal, after winning his 12th… Continue reading

Is Novak Djokovic Playing at the Highest Level in History?

——- Novak Djokovic’s two-hour trouncing of Rafael Nadal at the 2019 Australian Open final, even if it was only a third as long as his 2012 triumph, was one of the greatest performances… Continue reading

King of Tears

  — As Rafael Nadal held the trophy in his hand for the 11th time, the crowd kept cheering. They didn’t stop. Rafa was transfixed. The moment hit him. It was something beyond… Continue reading

Rafa on Rampage in Rome

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Barcelona’s best draw ever

  (photo credit: Tiziano Caffi in Barcelona) — Fans in Barcelona are being treated to one of the best line-ups in the tournament’s history. Rafael Nadal, who won his 10th Barcelona Open last… Continue reading

Injured Rafa seals #1 at Paris Rolex Masters

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Happy Snaps from a “Wedding in Prague”

            The Laver Cup feels like a wedding, bringing together extended families for the first time around the ceremonial union of a happy couple.     There are… Continue reading

Dimitrov soars to Cincy Masters 1000 title

      “Tennis is a simple game for intelligent people.”  Grigor Dimitrov says that’s what his father taught him.  After beating Nick Kyrgios 6-3, 7-5 to win the Western and Southern Open… Continue reading

Wimbledon Preview: Nadal to beat Federer in final

Sometimes it depends on who wants it more. Returning from injury, Roger Federer wanted it more in the Australian Open final, where he stormed back from 1-3 down in the fifth set to… Continue reading