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January 20th, 2017

Federer Delights; Rafa v Zverev Saturday at Australian Open

“For sure it’s not going to be easy [facing Federer],” Nishikori said. “He was playing great tennis today. I watched only a few points. But it’s always great to play Roger. It’s a big challenge for me. I’m just happy to play him because I think we needed him on the tour. I’m happy to see him back 100 percent.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:50 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 129 Comments »

January 19th, 2017

Djokovic Stunned; Raonic Sick; Sick Friday Line-Up at Aussie Open

“There was intensity, of course,” Djokovic said. “We played four-and-a-half hours.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:54 am in Australian Open | 72 Comments »

January 17th, 2017

Nadal Says Body is Good; Murray, Federer On Deck Wednesday at Aussie Open

“The body is good,” Nadal said of his wrist, knees, hair, etc. “And that’s the key. If the body is not good, everything is more difficult. After Roland Garros everything was more difficult, but that’s in the past.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 8:02 am in Australian Open | 82 Comments »

January 14th, 2017

Rafael Nadal: I Am A Person Who Doesn’t Like Big Changes, But Carlos Moya On My Team Is Nothing New

Rafael Nadal says he was playing with pain for much of the last half of 2016. Now, he’s ok!

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 11:24 pm in Australian Open | 54 Comments »

January 12th, 2017

Australian Open Men’s Draw Preview: Djokovic Opens With Verdasco, Federer Lands With Murray

Sean Randall previews the Australian Open draw.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:03 pm in Australian Open | 104 Comments »

January 6th, 2017

Rafael Nadal Says You Cannot Predict Anything Off The First Few Weeks Of The Season

Rafael Nadal admits, if you look at history these early events don’t meet jack for him in Melbourne.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 5:36 pm in 2017 Season | 1 Comment »

January 6th, 2017

Raonic Beats Nadal To Reach Brisbane SFs; Nishikori v Wawrinka Saturday

Milos Raonic beat Rafael Nadal for just the second time in his career.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 5:23 pm in Brisbane | 1 Comment »

January 5th, 2017

Nadal To Face Raonic In Friday Brisbane QF Moya Bowl; Thiem v Dimitrov Undercard

Five Top 10 players reached the quarterfinals in Brisbane!

Posted by Staff @ 6:22 pm in Brisbane | 69 Comments »

January 3rd, 2017

Rafael Nadal Rock Solid In 2017 Opener In Brisbane; World No. 1 Angelique Kerber Debuts Wednesday

Rafael Nadal was a winner in his first official match of the 2017 season.

Posted by Staff @ 2:29 pm in Brisbane | 15 Comments »

January 1st, 2017

Rafael Nadal Wins Abu Dhabi Exo, Signals Return To Health?

It was only an exo, but Rafael Nadal was healthy!

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 12:13 pm in 2017 Season, Brisbane | No Comments »

December 31st, 2016

Nadal, No. 1 Kerber Among Headliners Next Week at Brisbane International Tennis; Previews

Five Top 10ers in the impressive field…The Top 4 seeds receive opening-round byes…Opening-round testers for (1) Raonic vs. Querrey, (5) Nadal vs. The Dog, (7) Dimitrov vs. Johnson, (8) Ferrer vs. Tomic, and (6) Pouille vs. Simon…

Posted by Staff @ 7:10 pm in Tennis | 25 Comments »

December 29th, 2016

Rafael Nadal: Over Long Run Moya Can Bring Me Positive Results, And I Think I Can Play 3 More Years

Rafael Nadal isn’t taking the slow road with new coach Carlos Moya.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 2:25 pm in Coaching | 16 Comments »

December 29th, 2016

Abu Dhabi Exo: Rafael Nadal Wins Opener, Andy Murray In Action Friday

Rafael Nadal opened play with a win in Abu Dhabi Thursday.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 2:19 pm in Exhibitions | 1 Comment »

December 19th, 2016

Will Carlos Moya Really Add Anything To Rafael Nadal’s Game?

Can Carlos Moya return Rafael Nadal to the winner’s circle?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 12:08 pm in Coaching | 92 Comments »

December 17th, 2016

Rafael Nadal Has Added Carlos Moya To His Coaching Team

Rafael Nadal has finally made a big coaching move, will it help?

Posted by Staff @ 10:12 am in Coaching | 92 Comments »