Category Archive: Rafael Nadal

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 the proud… Continue reading

Will Rafa overtake Roger as the Greatest Ever?

  Upon winning the US Open, Nadal has won 16 majors compared with Roger’s 19. Rafa, 31, is five years younger. If Roger, 36, peaked at Wimbledon, and never wins another major, can… 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

The Nick Kyrgios we wanted

This is the Nick Kyrgios we wanted. Mature, courageous, respectful and brilliant. He’s playing with heart and soul to go with his explosive talent and unorthodox creativity. He beat Rafa Nadal with intrepid… 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

Rafa rolls at Roland Garros

Here’s how Rafa Nadal trounced Stan Wawrinka to win “La Decima” — his record 10th French Open. –From start to finish, Rafa Nadal forced Wawrinka to defend on wings, giving him few chances… Continue reading

Roger rests — Rafa roars

The King of clay has his mojo back. Rafa Nadal’s playing again with confidence and passion. While Roger Federer skips the clay season, and Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray remain in various phases… Continue reading

BECK: Why Federer, Graf still ahead of Serena

— by Chris Beck — Serena Williams and Roger Federer are both 35 and coming off wins at the Australian Open, stirring debate over who is the greatest of all time. Most fans… Continue reading

Holmes: New-look Rafa wins Mubadala

–by Josef Holmes in Abu Dhabi — After ups and downs in 2016, Rafael Nadal started his season with victories over Tomas Berdych (6-0, 6-4), Milos Raonic (6-1, 3-6, 6-3), and David Goffin… Continue reading

Murray beats Goffin, Djokovic beats Rafa on Rome clay

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