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August 8th, 2016

Serena Saves Set Points at Rio Olympics; Tues. Packed Line-Up

“It was really big for me just to win that first set,” said Serena after saving two set points. “We’ve had so many tough matches in the past, so I couldn’t let the elements get into my head. I hadn’t played great against Alize in the past…so I thought how I at least wanted to get a win.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:44 pm in Rio, Tennis | 3 Comments »

February 21st, 2016

Rafael Nadal Rocked Out Of Rio; Juan Martin Del Potro’s Comeback Stopped Short In Delray

Four semifinal matches on Saturday in Delray and Rio and four upsets as favorites Rafael Nadal and Juan Martin del Potro both lost.

Posted by Staff @ 1:17 am in Rio | 63 Comments »

February 20th, 2016

Nadal Gets Walkover In Rio, Thiem Tames Ferrer; Del Potro Wins In Delray; Berdych v Kyrgios In Marseille

Rafael Nadal had an easy day in Rome.

Posted by Staff @ 12:32 am in Dubai, Marseille, Rio | 26 Comments »

February 19th, 2016

Rafael Nadal: Despite Some Nerves, I’m Pleased With The Way I’m Playing In Rio This Week

Rafael Nadal felt the nerves again yesterday trying to close out Nicolas Almagro.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:37 am in Rio, Videos | 2 Comments »

February 19th, 2016

Nadal Advances In Rio, Ferrer v Thiem Friday; Del Potro Comeback Continues In Delray

Rafael Nadal, David Ferrer, Juan Martin Del Potro, Tomas Berdych and Nick Kyrgios all in action Friday.

Posted by Staff @ 9:38 am in Marseille, Rio | 52 Comments »

February 18th, 2016

Nadal v Almagro In Rio; Del Potro Continues Comeback In Delray; Berdych Battles Zverev In Marseille

It’s a busy Thursday on the ATP with Rafael Nadal, Tomas Berdych and Juan Martin del Potro in action on three different continents.

Posted by Staff @ 12:23 am in Marseille, Rio | 34 Comments »

February 17th, 2016

Rafael Nadal Wins In Rainy Rio Opener, Will Face Nicolas Almagro Next

Rafael Nadal got back on track Tuesday in Rio.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:23 am in Rio | 5 Comments »

February 16th, 2016

Rafael Nadal On Zika Virus: I’m Not Scared, I’m Not Worried, If It Happens, It’s Bad Luck!

Rafael Nadal is ready to shake off last week’s disappointment in Rio on Tuesday night.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:52 am in Rio | 4 Comments »

February 21st, 2015

Fognini Ends Nadal’s Rio Run; Simon v Monfils In Marseille Finale; Young Seeks First Title In Delray

Rafael Nadal lost on the clay in Rio today to Fabio Fognini.

Posted by Staff @ 11:54 pm in Marseille, Rio | 120 Comments »

February 21st, 2015

Nadal Survives 3:18am Finish To Reach Rio SFs; Halep On Brink Of Biggest Career Title

Rafael Nadal didn’t finish until 3:18am local time in Rio, but he won.

Posted by Staff @ 12:39 am in Dubai, Marseille, Rio | 26 Comments »

February 20th, 2015

Nadal Into Rio QFs; Bolelli Beats Raonic For First Top 10 Win In Marseille, Def Champ Gulbis Winless in 2015

So far so good for the King of Clay Rafael Nadal in Rio.

Posted by Staff @ 12:03 am in Dubai, Marseille, Rio | 15 Comments »

February 18th, 2015

After Slow Start, Rafael Nadal Rolls Bellucci In Brazil

Rafael Nadal won in his return to clay.

Posted by Staff @ 10:26 am in Rio | 29 Comments »

February 17th, 2015

Undefeated In Brazil, Rafael Nadal Returns To Clay Tonight In Rio

Rafael Nadal is back on clay tonight

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:48 am in Latin Swing, Rio | 19 Comments »

February 23rd, 2014

Rafael Nadal Saves 2 MPs In Rio SFs, Says He Didn’t Play Well, But Kept Fighting, Running For Everything

Rafael Nadal needs to save two matchpoints in an incredible win over countryman Pablo Andujar last night.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:41 am in Latin Swing, Rio | 42 Comments »

February 21st, 2014

Nadal Steamrolls Ahead In Rio; Serena Stunned In Dubai, Leaves Venus As The Favorite

Rafael Nadal steamrolled on in Rio while fellow World No. 1 Serena Williams said goodbye to Dubai.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:29 pm in Dubai, Rio | 48 Comments »