Maria Sharapova Wins A Point Off Rafael Nadal In Rome [Video]
by Tom Gainey | May 15th, 2018, 9:50 am
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It doesn’t happen much out of Grand Slams, but in Rome on Monday an ATP player practiced with a WTA player. In this pairing, for a few minutes Maria Sharapova got a taste of what it’s like to hit with the King of Clay, Rafael Nadal.

During their brief hit, Sharapova cracked a backhand crosser which forced a Nadal error off the forehand. So Maria won the point!

Sharapova is on court today in Rome. Nadal will play Wednesday.


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8 Comments for Maria Sharapova Wins A Point Off Rafael Nadal In Rome [Video]

Willow Says:

Lovely words from Maria about Rafa, and vice versa, the most tenatious player on the ATP, and on the WTA ….


StarvingActor Says:

You can tell he was going easy on her :-)

Nice to see the camaraderie!


James Says:

She finally got a feel for his balls – which are wicked, especially on clay!


SG1 Says:

James Says:

She finally got a feel for his balls – which are wicked, especially on clay!

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LOLOLOL!


SG1 Says:

James’ post reminds me of something that happened on the Carson show many years ago with Barbara Nicklaus (…Jack’s wife). Carson asked her if she did anything special for good luck for Jack before he went out to play an important round. She replied “I kiss his balls.” Carson pretty much fell out of his chair laughing. She realized what she had said after she said it but by that point, the damage was done.


j-kath Says:

Willow: Do we wait, or do we concede defeat?


Willow Says:

J-Kath hmm lol ….


Van Persie Says:

Haha, some funny comments here.

Well Maria, knows something…from the 3 all time greats from this Era, Rafa is pretty much the only one with balls atm (even if he lacks some hair). Fed does not play clay and hates day matches and vegan Nole, “my Nole”,…will stop here.


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