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February 11th, 2017

Uncle Toni Says This Will Be The Last Year He Travels With Rafa

No more Uncle Toni after this season?

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 8:12 pm in Coaching | 9 Comments »

February 9th, 2017

Rafael Nadal Pulls Out Of Rotterdam To Rest, Roger Federer Declines Replacement Spot

Rafael Nadal needs extra time to rest.

Posted by Staff @ 9:31 pm in Rotterdam | 16 Comments »

February 7th, 2017

Rafael Nadal To Return To Queen’s, Part Of Busy Schedule Ahead

Rafael Nadal has scheduled 11 events between now and July.

Posted by Staff @ 1:49 pm in Queens | 8 Comments »

January 31st, 2017

8 Things I Think About Thought About Roger Federer’s Australian Open Win And The GOAT

Sean Randall recaps the Australian Open.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:35 pm in Australian Open | 248 Comments »

January 31st, 2017

Roger Federer v Rafael Nadal 2017 Australian Open Final Highlights [Video]

Highlights from Federer-Nadal 35.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 8:29 am in Australian Open, Videos | 2 Comments »

January 29th, 2017

Federer Foils Nadal To Win 18th Grand Slam In 5-Set Australian Open Thriller

Roger Federer won the last five games to deny Rafael Nadal of a second Career Grand Slam.

Posted by Staff @ 12:10 pm in Australian Open | 37 Comments »

January 29th, 2017

Rafael Nadal: I Believe If I Keep Playing Like This, Good Things Can Happen, Especially On Clay

Rafael Nadal meets the press following a 5-set loss to Roger Federer.

Posted by Staff @ 9:42 am in Australian Open | 11 Comments »

January 28th, 2017

2017 Australian Open Men’s Final Open Thread: Roger Federer v Rafael Nadal

Discuss the Roger Federer v Rafael Nadal Australian Open men’s final.

Posted by Staff @ 5:52 pm in Australian Open | 245 Comments »

January 28th, 2017

Roger Federer v Rafael Nadal Battle For The GOAT In The Australian Open Final, Who’s The Pick?

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are ready to turn back the clock Sunday night in Melbourne. Who’ll come out on top?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 8:56 am in Australian Open | 219 Comments »

January 27th, 2017

Vamos! Rafael Nadal Wins Thriller Over Grigor Dimitrov In Australian Open SFs

Sean Randall breaks down Rafael Nadal’s big win over Grigor Dimitrov.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 6:51 pm in Australian Open | 25 Comments »

January 27th, 2017

Grigor Dimitrov: Rafa He’s Such A Fighter, Such A Competitor, It Was An Honor To Play Him

Grigor Dimitrov was five points from beating Rafael Nadal tonight at the Australian Open.

Posted by Staff @ 10:39 am in Australian Open | 5 Comments »

January 27th, 2017

Nadal Wins Marathon Dimitrov Encounter, to Face Federer in Australian Open Final

Dimitrov, playing inspired, fearless tennis, was denied a first Grand Slam final appearance by the former No. 1 who broke the Bulgarian’s serve at 4-4 in the fifth set, then after a long game with numerous match points finally held to clinch the match, falling to the court in relief.

Posted by Staff @ 10:37 am in Australian Open | 68 Comments »

January 27th, 2017

Rafael Nadal: I Cannot Lie, It’s Special To Play Roger Federer Again In A Grand Slam Final

Rafael Nadal met the press the press after his big win over Grigor Dimitrov.

Posted by Staff @ 10:25 am in Australian Open | 5 Comments »

January 26th, 2017

Nadal Takes On Dimitrov In Australian Open SFs, Who’s The Pick? Roger Federer Redux

Sean Randall previews the Grigor Dimitrov-Rafael Nadal semifinal and looks back at Roger’s big win.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:09 pm in Australian Open | 293 Comments »

January 26th, 2017

Federer Wins Emotional Physio-Calling Battle Over Wawrinka to Gain Australian Open Final

“I couldn’t be happier right now,” said Federer. “I felt like everything happened so quickly at the end, I had to check the score. I never ever in my wildest dreams thought I’d come this far in Australia. It’s beautiful, I’m so happy.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:04 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 68 Comments »