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April 21st, 2013

Russia in Fed Cup Final; Rain Disrupts Ties, Serena Lead U.S.

“She’s amazing. We were joking that she’s like a soldier,” Vesnina said of Makarova. “She has a bleeding knee and she won such an amazing match — one of the most emotional matches she has won. And then in the doubles, she was feeling tired, but she’s a great fighter.”

Posted by Staff @ 4:57 pm in Fed Cup, Tennis | 3 Comments »

April 21st, 2013

Rafael Nadal: Novak Played Amazing, He Was Better Than Me Today [Video]

Rafael Nadal admitted Novak Djokovic was the better player today in the Monte Carlo final.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 1:39 pm in Barcelona, Monte Carlo, Videos | 27 Comments »

April 21st, 2013

Novak Djokovic: I Just Beat The Best Player Ever On Clay, I Am Full Of Joy! [Video]

Novak Djokovic sounds understandably thrilled to have just beaten the greatest player ever on clay.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 1:25 pm in Monte Carlo, Videos | 57 Comments »

April 21st, 2013

Nadal in Barcelona, Sharapova in Stuttgart; ATP/WTA Previews

Notes: Seeds debuting in Barcelona are Janowicz and Klizan…seeds with non-winning records in Barcelona are Monaco, Kohlschreiber, Chardy, Paire, Dimitrov, Granollers and Bellucci…Nadal is 35-1 in Barcelona…Bryan brothers are 15-3 with two titles at the event…All 16 seeds receive opening-round byes, with potential tough starts for (12) Verdasco vs. Stepanek, (14) Dimitrov vs. Robredo, and (3) Berdych vs. Davydenko…Ferrer hs lost in four Barcelona finals to Nadal…Nadal has won the title in seven of the last eight years…Returning champs in the field are Nadal (2012-11,’09-05), Verdasco (2010), and Robredo (2004).

Posted by Staff @ 12:17 pm in Tennis | 6 Comments »

April 21st, 2013

No Joke! Djokovic Ends Nadal’s Monte Carlo Mastery With Stunning Win

Novak Djokovic ended the Rafael Nadal’s reign at Monte Carlo Sunday stunning the Spaniard in a straight set win.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:53 am in Monte Carlo | 91 Comments »