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April 22nd, 2018

Nadal’s Monte Carlo Title Means…Return of the King?

So Rafa seemingly has the claycourt season all to himself, but can he trudge through every week of the dirt season like a man in his 20s?

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 10:35 pm in Tennis | 10 Comments »

April 21st, 2018

Nadal Powers Into Another Monte Carlo Final, Will Face Nishikori For 11th Title

Rafael Nadal will seek an 11th Monte Carlo title Sunday. Kei Nishikori his first Masters win.

Posted by Staff @ 10:34 pm in Monte Carlo | 53 Comments »

April 21st, 2018

Nadal Goes for 11 at ATP Barcelona Open; Preview

(1) Nadal looking at the wrist-addled (14) Nishikori 3rd rd. then (6) Djokovic then (4) Goffin…

Posted by Staff @ 11:46 am in Tennis | 4 Comments »

April 20th, 2018

Nadal Dominates Thiem To Reach Monte Carlo SFs, Dimitrov Awaits; Nishikori-Zverev To Meet

Led by Rafael Nadal, three of the top four seeds made the Monte Carlo semifinals.

Posted by Staff @ 9:38 pm in Monte Carlo | 82 Comments »

April 19th, 2018

Thiem Tames Djokovic, Nadal Next In Monte Carlo; Raonic Injured Again

Four events this year for Novak Djokovic, 0 quarterfinals.

Posted by Staff @ 6:14 pm in Monte Carlo | 102 Comments »

April 19th, 2018

Djokovic Sets Thiem Showdown Thursday In Monte Carlo; Nadal Rolls In Clay Opener

The favorites were straight set winners Wednesday in Monte Carlo.

Posted by Staff @ 12:52 am in Monte Carlo | 62 Comments »

April 17th, 2018

Nadal Opens Clay Season Wed. In Monte Carlo; Djokovic v Coric

It’s Rafa time!

Posted by Staff @ 10:10 pm in Monte Carlo | 83 Comments »

April 14th, 2018

Nadal, Djokovic Headline Start Of Clay Season At Monte Carlo

The clay season officially opens!

Posted by Sean Randall @ 2:24 pm in Clay Season, Monte Carlo | 60 Comments »

April 8th, 2018

Nadal and Spain Survive Marathon, Davis Cup World Group Semifinals Set

Rafael Nadal in his return from injury and David Ferrer needed their all to edge past Germany in the fifth and final match, where Ferrer defeated Philipp Kohlschreiber 7-6(1), 3-6, 7-6(4), 4-6, 7-5.

Posted by Staff @ 7:57 pm in Davis Cup, Tennis | 33 Comments »

April 6th, 2018

Nadal, Cilic, Isner Lead Davis Cup QF This Weekend

Davis Cup quarterfinals get underway this weekend.

Posted by Staff @ 10:11 am in Davis Cup | 24 Comments »

April 5th, 2018

Rafael Nadal Back On Court Friday, Seeks Davis Cup Win Streak Record [Video]

After two months, Rafael Nadal is back in action Friday.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:28 am in Davis Cup | 110 Comments »

March 2nd, 2018

Rafael Nadal Is Now Out Of Indian Wells And Miami

Rafael Nadal is officially done with hard courts until the summer.

Posted by Staff @ 5:55 pm in Indian Wells, Miami | 10 Comments »

February 28th, 2018

Rafael Nadal Pulls Out Of Acapulco With Hip Injury

Rafa’s return has been delayed.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 11:59 am in Injuries | 20 Comments »

February 24th, 2018

Nadal, Stephens Headline Fields at Joint Acapulco; Previews

Potential tough starts for (1) Nadal vs. his free-swinging Spanish countryman F-Lo (winner to possibly meet (WC) Thanasi Kokkinakis), (4) Sock 2nd rd. vs. the Aussie Open semifinalist Chung, (6) Del Potro vs. the elder net-rushing Zverev, (3) Thiem 2nd rd. vs. the Nishikori-Shapovalov winner, and (8) Isner vs. his countryman Harrison…

Posted by Staff @ 10:29 pm in Tennis | 15 Comments »

January 23rd, 2018

Rafael Nadal’s Leg Injury Not Serious, Will Return For Acapulco

Rafael Nadal should be healed up in three weeks from his leg injury he suffered last night at the Australian Open.

Posted by Staff @ 11:19 pm in Australian Open | 44 Comments »