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April 28th, 2017

Murray Survives Ramos Threat In Barcelona, Rafa Runs Away From Chung

Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray are one win from a battle in the Barcelona final.

Posted by Staff @ 7:11 pm in Barcelona | No Comments »

April 27th, 2017

Nadal, Murray Move Into Barcelona QFs; Chung Ousts Zverev

Rafael Nadal will try to keep it going Friday in Barcelona against 20-year-old Hyeon Chung.

Posted by Staff @ 6:09 pm in Barcelona | 22 Comments »

April 27th, 2017

Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray Advance In Barcelona

Andy Murray didn’t have to play and Rafa only lost 3 games.

Posted by Staff @ 12:43 am in Barcelona | 12 Comments »

April 24th, 2017

Rafael Nadal Closes Gap With Roger Federer For Rankings Race Lead

Rafael Nadal is closing in on the lead in the ATP Race.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:42 am in Rankings | 19 Comments »

April 24th, 2017

Nadal, Murray Vie for ATP Barcelona Crown; Budapest; ATP Previews

Potential tough starts for (16) Lopez vs. G-Lo, and (9) Gasquet vs. (WC) Robredo…Wildcards were awarded to Murray, Robredo, Zverev, Albert Montanes, and Mikael Ymer…

Posted by Staff @ 12:57 am in Tennis | 3 Comments »

April 23rd, 2017

Nadal Rolls to 10th Monte Carlo Title Setting Numerous ATP Records

“I feel lucky to keep playing tennis, being healthy all those years, in order to compete in one of the most beautiful events of the year, without a doubt,” Nadal said. “I am very happy to win another one. For me, it is a very important day in my career.”

Posted by Staff @ 3:02 pm in Monte Carlo | 18 Comments »

April 23rd, 2017

Most Clay Court Titles In Open Era? Rafael Nadal First To Reach 50!

Rafael Nadal becomes the first man to hit 50 titles on clay in the Open Era.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 12:02 pm in ATP, Monte Carlo | 4 Comments »

April 23rd, 2017

Most Titles At An ATP Event? Rafael Nadal Is Your Leader With 10 At Monte Carlo

Rafael Nadal became the first player in the Open Era to win 10 titles at a single ATP event.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 11:49 am in Charts, Monte Carlo | 20 Comments »

April 22nd, 2017

Nadal Gets Call, Gets Past Goffin To Reach Monte Carlo Finals Against Ramos-Vinolas

Rafael Nadal will try to win a 10th Monte Carlo title Sunday, and his first trophy in almost a year.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 4:21 pm in Monte Carlo | 114 Comments »

April 21st, 2017

Djokovic Upset By Goffin, Nadal Draw Opens in Semifinals at ATP Monte Carlo

“It doesn’t matter how you played before against [Djokovic],” Goffin said. “You just have to do your best and give everything on the court. Maybe once, like today, it goes well…

Posted by Staff @ 6:44 pm in Monte Carlo | 52 Comments »

April 20th, 2017

Nadal Rolls, Djokovic Survives, Murray And Wawrinka Fall In Monte Carlo; Friday QFs

“The most normal thing would be to lose the match,” said Ramos-Vinolas on trailing 0-4 in the third set. “But today it’s one of those days that sometimes happens. I still fought. I was fighting. I was 0-4, and I thought that I need to keep playing every point. Then, at the end, I won. I don’t know what to say.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:18 pm in Monte Carlo | 55 Comments »

April 20th, 2017

Murray Wins, Nadal Struggles at Monte Carlo; Nadal v Zverev Thursday

“I definitely played better as the match went on,” said Murray, who hadn’t played in over a month due to a right elbow injury. “Obviously, the first service game was not ideal. But when you are coming back from not really serving for a few weeks, it’s, I think, normal.

Posted by Staff @ 12:28 am in Monte Carlo | 78 Comments »

April 18th, 2017

Djokovic Survives Simon Upset Bid In Monte Carlo; Nadal, Murray Tomorrow

Gilles Simon served for the match against Novak Djokovic, but couldn’t close the deal.

Posted by Staff @ 4:20 pm in Monte Carlo | 62 Comments »

April 14th, 2017

Monte Carlo Preview: Murray, Djokovic Return To Battle; Nadal Seeks 10th Title

Sean Randall previews the first big clay event of the season.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 2:29 pm in Monte Carlo | 18 Comments »

April 3rd, 2017

Rafael Nadal: I’m Ready To Win Titles, But I’m Not The Favorite Yet To Win The French

Rafael Nadal isn’t ready to put a favorite tag on anyone at the French Open, not even himself.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 4:30 pm in Clay Season, Miami | 5 Comments »