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December 5th, 2016

Rafael Nadal With A New Head Of Hair And A New Head Racquet? [Video]

Rafael Nadal is making some changes this off season.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 3:03 pm in Videos | 2 Comments »

October 21st, 2016

Rafael Nadal Opens Academy With Special Guest Roger Federer

Rafael Nadal academy is now open!

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 11:08 pm in Videos | 14 Comments »

October 20th, 2016

Rafael Nadal’s 2016 Season Is Over Due To His Left Wrist

Rafael Nadal has pulled the plug on 2016.

Posted by Staff @ 4:25 pm in 2016 Season | 27 Comments »

October 12th, 2016

Nadal, Berdych Bounced Out Of Shanghai; Djokovic, Murray-Pouille Thursday

Shangai Surprises: Rafael Nadal, Tomas Berdych, Nick Kyrgios and Grigor Dimitrov all lost Wednesday.

Posted by Staff @ 4:08 pm in Shanghai | 17 Comments »

October 12th, 2016

Rafael Nadal Loses In Shanghai, Hints His 2016 Season Could Be Over

Will Rafael Nadal play again in 2016?

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 12:51 pm in Shanghai | 44 Comments »

October 9th, 2016

Djokovic Joins Murray, Stan, Nadal at Blockbuster Shanghai

Potential tough starts for (1) Djokovic vs. the upset specialist Fognini, (14) Gasquet vs. last week’s China Open finalist Dimitrov, (12) Kyrgios vs. Querrey who beat Djokovic earlier this year, (4) Nadal vs. the Troicki/Rosol winner, (10) Ferrer vs. Lopez in an all-Spanish meeting, (11) Goffin vs. Del Potro, and (13) Pouille vs. Hot Sauce…

Posted by Staff @ 10:12 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

October 7th, 2016

Dimitrov Dominates Nadal In Beijing; Murray Rolls Into SF Battle With Ferrer

In his seventh try, Grigor Dimitrov finally beat Rafael Nadal, crushing the Spaniard 6-2, 6-4 in Beijing.

Posted by Staff @ 11:56 am in beijing | 22 Comments »

October 6th, 2016

Nadal, Dimitrov Advance To QF Clash In Rainy Beijing; Murray Faces Edmund

On a rainy day in Beijing, Rafael Nadal and Grigor Dimitrov advanced to a quarterfinal showdown.

Posted by Staff @ 3:20 pm in beijing | 14 Comments »

October 5th, 2016

Murray Drops 3 Games In Beijing; Nadal Returns Thurs Plus Dimitrov-Pouille, Wozniacki-Radwanska

Back up to speed, Andy Murray has looked good so far in Beijing.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 4:45 pm in beijing | 26 Comments »

October 5th, 2016

Zverev Downs Thiem, Kvitova Keeps Rolling at China Open

Kvitova entered the match with taped fingers, not from blisters, but reportedly from a nail session gone wrong.

Posted by Staff @ 1:29 am in Tennis | 1 Comment »

October 3rd, 2016

Rafael Nadal Says It’s A Mistake To Speed Tennis Up Too Much

Rafael Nadal says “no” to quick matches! That’s not what the public wants, the Spaniard said.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 3:31 pm in beijing | 25 Comments »

October 3rd, 2016

Cilic, Nishikori Win Tokyo Openers; Murray, Nadal In Action Tuesday In Beijing

Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal open fall play Tuesday in Beijing.

Posted by Staff @ 2:26 pm in beijing, Tokyo | 6 Comments »

October 1st, 2016

Kerber, Murray Headline Elite China Open Fields

Nine of the Top 10 players, sans Serena Williams, in the field…Potential tough starts for (3) Radwasnka second round vs. the powerful Makarova, (13) Vinci second round vs. the resurgent Wozniacki, (5) Pliskova vs. Safarova, (15) Pavlyuchenkova vs. (Q) Riske (winner to meet Stosur), (8) Keys second round vs. the winner of Jelena Jankovic and Kristina Mladenovic, and the shaky-of-late (2) Muguruza vs. Begu…

Posted by Staff @ 1:54 pm in China Open, Tennis | 1 Comment »

September 15th, 2016

Davis Cup SFs: Andy Murray v Juan Martin Del Potro Friday; Rafael Nadal Travels To India

The Davis Cup semifinals get underway this weekend.

Posted by Staff @ 6:32 pm in Davis Cup | 46 Comments »

September 12th, 2016

10 Things I Think I Thought About Stan Wawrinka, Novak Djokovic And The US Open

Recapping the US Open.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 7:40 pm in US Open | 122 Comments »