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May 10th, 2016

Roger Federer v Alexander Zverev Wed In Rome; Djokovic, Murray, Nadal Also In Action

A blockbuster Wednesday is headlined by the Big 4!

Posted by Staff @ 10:29 pm in Rome | 81 Comments »

May 9th, 2016

Rafael Nadal: Andy Murray Can Win The French Open

Rafael Nadal says he’s more consistent now, and that’s good news.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:40 am in Madrid | 2 Comments »

May 8th, 2016

Andy Murray Pushes, But Not Hard Enough as Dominant Novak Djokovic Wins Madrid

Murray has won only two of their last 16 meetings, has lost 12 of the last 13 to Djokovic, and will drop to No. 3 behind Roger Federer on the ATP rankings after raising the Madrid trophy last year.

Posted by Staff @ 8:35 pm in Madrid | 93 Comments »

May 7th, 2016

Andy Murray Does It Again, Beats Rafael Nadal In Madrid; Novak Djokovic Awaits In Final

Would you believe Andy Murray owns Rafael Nadal in Spain? He does.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 4:57 pm in Madrid | 16 Comments »

May 7th, 2016

Djokovic, Nadal Lead Blockbuster Saturday Semis at Madrid

Djokovic made Milos Raonic his locker room bh, improving to 7-0 vs. the Canuck with a 6-3, 6-4 win.

Posted by Staff @ 12:33 am in Tennis | 266 Comments »

May 6th, 2016

Rome Draw: Roger Federer Returns, Faces Brutal Road; Novak Djokovic-Rafael Nadal QF?

Roger Federer won’t have an easy return off of injury in Rome.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 3:02 pm in Rome | 29 Comments »

May 5th, 2016

Rafael Nadal Overcomes Slow Start In Madrid; Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic Dominate

Three former champions reached the quarterfinals at the Madrid Open.

Posted by Staff @ 7:09 pm in Madrid | 157 Comments »

May 3rd, 2016

Del Potro Joins Nadal as ‘Back’ in Madrid; Wed. Preview With Djokovic, Wawrinka-Kyrgios

“I have just played my best match since I came back to tennis after my surgeries,” Del Potro said. “I’ve had a great test against a very high-level player.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:56 pm in Madrid | 99 Comments »

May 2nd, 2016

Rafael Nadal: I Believe My Rivals Are Clean, I Believe The Sport Is Clean And I Believe In The Doping Program

Rafael Nadal reiterates his stance on more transparency in the drug testing program.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:24 am in Drug Testing, Madrid | 15 Comments »

May 2nd, 2016

Rafael Nadal Brings 10-Match Win Streak Into Madrid, Cautions He Doesn’t Know Which Rafa Will Show Up

Rafael Nadal seeks a fourth title in Madrid where he isn’t worried about the altitude.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:13 am in Madrid | 4 Comments »

April 30th, 2016

Is Rafael Nadal For Real? Novak Djokovic Leads Big 4 At Madrid Masters

Sean Randall previews the Madrid men’s draw. Will we see a Novak Djokovic v Rafael Nadal final?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:53 am in Madrid | 83 Comments »

April 26th, 2016

Rafael Nadal Files Defamation Lawsuit Against Roselyne Bachelot

Rafael Nadal wasn’t kidding about suing public figures who think he’s doping.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:05 am in 2016 Season | 161 Comments »

April 25th, 2016

Rafael Nadal Now Ranks No. 2 In The 2016 ATP Points Race

According to the points, only Novak Djokovic has had a better 2016 than Rafael Nadal.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:40 am in 2016 Season, Rankings | 40 Comments »

April 25th, 2016

Watch Rafael Nadal Jump In The Pool After Winning Barcelona… He Didn’t Take His Socks Off! [Video]

Rafael Nadal got wet again after winning a ninth Barcelona title.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:29 am in Barcelona, Videos | 24 Comments »

April 24th, 2016

Resurgent Rafael Nadal Wins Barcelona, Ties Guillermo Vilas’ All-Time Clay Mark

The former No. 1 is the only player to win nine titles at an event in the Open Era, and now he has done it at Barcelona, Monte Carlo and Roland Garros. Roger Federer has won eight titles during his career at Halle, as did Vilas at Buenos Aires.

Posted by Staff @ 4:44 pm in Barcelona | 69 Comments »