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April 25th, 2016

Watch Rafael Nadal Jump In The Pool After Winning Barcelona… He Didn’t Take His Socks Off! [Video]

Rafael Nadal got wet again after winning a ninth Barcelona title.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:29 am in Barcelona, Videos | 21 Comments »

April 24th, 2016

Resurgent Rafael Nadal Wins Barcelona, Ties Guillermo Vilas’ All-Time Clay Mark

The former No. 1 is the only player to win nine titles at an event in the Open Era, and now he has done it at Barcelona, Monte Carlo and Roland Garros. Roger Federer has won eight titles during his career at Halle, as did Vilas at Buenos Aires.

Posted by Staff @ 4:44 pm in Barcelona | 69 Comments »

April 23rd, 2016

Rafael Nadal Meets Kei Nishikori In Blockbuster Barcelona Final, Who’s The Pick?

Top seeds Rafael Nadal and Kei Nishikori collide for the Barcelona title on Sunday.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 3:52 pm in Barcelona | 118 Comments »

April 22nd, 2016

Former Champions Rafael Nadal, Kei Nishikori Continue On Barcelona Collision Course

Rafael Nadal upped his win streak to 8 today in Barcelona.

Posted by Staff @ 6:40 pm in Barcelona | 53 Comments »

April 21st, 2016

Rafael Nadal Faces Fabio Fognini Friday In Barcelona; Kei Nishikori Win Streak At 12

Rafael Nadal has won his last 7 matches, but tomorrow runs into nemesis Fabio Fognini.

Posted by Staff @ 6:30 pm in Barcelona | 67 Comments »

April 19th, 2016

Rafael Nadal Opens Bid For A Ninth Barcelona Title Wednesday

Rafael Nadal opens play Wednesday in Barcelona.

Posted by Staff @ 11:34 pm in Barcelona | 8 Comments »

April 18th, 2016

Rafael Nadal: This Monte Carlo Victory Confirms That I Am Better Now!

Rafael Nadal backs up the talk.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 2:03 pm in Barcelona, Monte Carlo | 15 Comments »

April 16th, 2016

Nishikori, Not Nadal, the New King of Clay in Barcelona?; Bucharest; ATP Previews

Nishikori is the two-time defending champion, last year beating Andujar in the final…”I am happy to be back in Barcelona. I feel good and hope to win my third consecutive title here,” Nishikori said…Nadal won the title in eight of nine years prior to that…

Posted by Staff @ 11:30 am in Barcelona, Bucharest, Tennis | 21 Comments »

April 25th, 2015

Wozniacki Outlasts Halep, Will Face Kerber In Stuttgart Final; Andujar Stuns Ferrer In Barcelona

Caroline Wozniacki collected one of her best wins of the season.

Posted by Staff @ 4:24 pm in Barcelona, Stuttgart | 50 Comments »

April 23rd, 2015

French Open Champions Nadal, Sharapova Ousted Thursday; Kvitova Continues To Struggle

Three reigning Grand Slam champions lost on Thursday.

Posted by Staff @ 9:18 pm in Barcelona, Stuttgart | 17 Comments »

April 23rd, 2015

Rafael Nadal Loses To Fabio Fognini Again? Yup, It’s Time To Panic!

Rafael Nadal’s struggles continue.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 3:09 pm in Barcelona | 190 Comments »

April 23rd, 2015

Nadal Avenges Almagro Loss, Now Faces Fognini In Barcelona; Lisicki Eats Two Bagels In Stuttgart

Rafael Nadal continues his quest for a 9th Barcelona title.

Posted by Staff @ 12:23 am in Barcelona, Stuttgart | 96 Comments »

April 21st, 2015

Verdasco Stunned By 17-Year-Old Rublev In Barcelona; Nadal Seeks Revenge On Almagro

Another name to remember: Andrey Rublev.

Posted by Staff @ 5:38 pm in Barcelona | 63 Comments »

April 19th, 2015

ATP/WTA Previews: Nadal in Barcelona, Loaded WTA Stuttgart

Kei Nishikoi beat Santiago Giraldo in last year’s final…Returning former champs in the final are Nishikori (2014), Nadal (2013-11,’09-05), Verdasco (2010) and Robredo (2004).

Posted by Staff @ 6:35 pm in Barcelona, Stuttgart, Tennis | 11 Comments »

April 26th, 2014

Sharapova Meets Ivanovic For The Stuttgart Title While Boyfriend Dimitrov Battles in Bucharest Final

Love couple Maria Sharapova and Grigor Dimitrov will try to win titles on Sunday.

Posted by Staff @ 6:56 pm in Barcelona | 26 Comments »