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March 19th, 2016

Novak Djokovic Stays On Top Of Rafael Nadal, Meets Milos Raonic In Indian Wells Final

Rafael Nadal showed flashes in his loss today to Novak Djokovic. And who’ll win the final, Djokovic or Milos Raonic?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 8:23 pm in Indian Wells | 109 Comments »

March 19th, 2016

Nadal Picks Up Big Win Over Nishikori, But Can He Beat Djokovic? Indian Wells SF Picks And Pans

Sean Randall makes his pick for the Novak Djokovic-Rafael Nadal Indian Wells semifinal.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 1:26 am in Indian Wells | 258 Comments »

March 17th, 2016

Rafael Nadal v Kei Nishikori, Novak Djokovic v JW Tsonga; Indian Wells Friday Picks And Pans

Are we going to see the resumption of the Novak Djokovic-Rafael Nadal rivalry Saturday?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:37 pm in Indian Wells | 173 Comments »

March 16th, 2016

Rafael Nadal Escapes, Stan Wawrinka Doesn’t at Indian Wells; Monfils-Raonic Thursday

Nadal will next face No. 5 seed Kei Nishikori who beat No. 9 John Isner in a comeback victory 1-6, 7-6(2), 7-6(5).

Posted by Staff @ 11:15 pm in Indian Wells | 119 Comments »

March 15th, 2016

Nadal Gets Revenge, Faces Zverev Next At Indian Wells; Djokovic, Nishikori, Thiem Advance To Wed QFs

All eight men’s fourth round matches are in play on a busy Wednesday at Indian Wells. Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Kei Nishikori are among those on court.

Posted by Staff @ 11:48 pm in Indian Wells | 118 Comments »

March 15th, 2016

Murray a Daddy Downer in Indian Wells; Rafa v Hot Sauce Today

Tuesday’s riches of highlights in Indian Wells are (4) Rafael Nadal vs. Fernando “Hot Sauce” Verdasco in an all-Spanish, (5) Kei Nishikori vs. (30) Steve Johnson, (1) Noval Djokovic vs. (27) Philipp Kohlschreiber, (11) Dominic Thiem vs. (21) Jack Sock, (7) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga vs. (31) Sam Querrey, and (16) Gilles Simon vs. Alexander Zverev.

Posted by Staff @ 1:03 am in Indian Wells | 28 Comments »

March 14th, 2016

Rafael Nadal Says He’ll Sue The French Sports Minister And Anyone Else Who Claims He’s Doping

Rafael Nadal says he’ll take legal action against anyone who accuses him of doping.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 1:15 pm in Drug Testing | 43 Comments »

March 13th, 2016

Djokovic, Nadal Win 3 Set Scares, Zverev Ousts Dimitrov; Tomic v Raonic Monday At Indian Wells

Former champions Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal advanced into the third round at Indian Wells on Sunday.

Posted by Staff @ 11:44 pm in Indian Wells | 57 Comments »

March 13th, 2016

Rafael Nadal Goes Golfing At Indian Wells [Video]

Rafael Nadal, a future golf pro?

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:14 am in Indian Wells, Videos | 12 Comments »

March 10th, 2016

Rafael Nadal Says Maria Sharapova Should Pay For Her Failed Drug Test, Says He’s “Completely Clean” [Video]

Rafael Nadal denies doping rumors.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:47 am in Drug Testing, Indian Wells, Videos | 122 Comments »

March 8th, 2016

Indian Wells Draw: Former Champions Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal Headline Field

Sean Randall previews the Indian Wells men’s draw. Will Novak Djokovic get his 3-peat?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:09 pm in Indian Wells | 33 Comments »

March 1st, 2016

ATP Race: Rafael Nadal Ranks Behind Sam Querrey, Guido Pella And Taylor Fritz In 2016

Rafael Nadal 2016 struggles show in his current ATP race ranking.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:26 am in 2016 Season | 149 Comments »

March 1st, 2016

Maybe Rafael Nadal Should Switch To Golf? [Video]

Rafael Nadal looks good hitting golf balls.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:07 am in Videos | 15 Comments »

February 28th, 2016

Cuevas Wins Pablo Battle, Defends Brasil Open for 2nd Consecutive Title

Uruguay’s Pablo Cuevas, the King of Clay?

Posted by Staff @ 4:53 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

February 22nd, 2016

Cuevas Follows Nadal Upset to Rio Title; Querrey, Schiavone Win; X-Notes

“I’m very happy to win my first 500 title, especially after winning a special semifinal against one of the greatest players ever on clay,” Cuevas said. “Today, against Guido, I won a difficult but good match between the two of us…Guido is a very complete player. He had a great week here.”

Posted by Staff @ 1:26 am in Tennis | 24 Comments »