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April 14th, 2016

Is Rafael Nadal Dealing With A Wrist Issue?

Rafael Nadal reveals what’s going on with his wrist.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:53 am in Injuries, Monte Carlo | 12 Comments »

April 13th, 2016

Down Goes Novak Djokovic! Rafael Nadal v Dominic Thiem Thursday In Monte Carlo

Novak Djokovic proved again his not invincible. And who’ll take advantage now that the Serb’s out?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 3:38 pm in Monte Carlo | 120 Comments »

April 12th, 2016

Novak Djokovic Opens Clay Season In Monte Carlo; Rafael Nadal, Stan Wawrinka Also Wednesday

Three former champions – Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Stan Wawrinka – open play Wednesday in Monte Carlo.

Posted by Staff @ 4:01 pm in Monte Carlo | 138 Comments »

April 11th, 2016

Rafael Nadal: When You Win, It’s Easier To Keep Winning; When You Lose, It’s Easier To Keep Losing

Rafael Nadal is back on his favorite surface.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:44 am in Monte Carlo | 36 Comments »

April 9th, 2016

Novak Djokovic Leads Way In Monte Carlo; Roger Federer Returns, Does Rafael Nadal Have Anything Left?

Sean Randall previews the Monte Carlo draw.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 12:09 pm in Monte Carlo | 144 Comments »

March 27th, 2016

Rafael Nadal Wraps Up First Quarter Of Season With Strange Retirement And More Questions Than Answers

It’s been a season of unfortunate firsts for Rafael Nadal. And Saturday he had to retire in a match for the first time in six years.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 4:05 pm in Miami | 55 Comments »

March 26th, 2016

‘Scared’ Rafael Nadal Retires at Hot and Humid Miami Open; Young Guns Power Through

“Today was very tough to play with this weather and these conditions,” Kuznetsov said. “I think it helped me today because I saw that Stan was struggling with moving, and it was also very hot for him as well.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:13 pm in Miami | 45 Comments »

March 26th, 2016

Rafael Nadal: Djokovic Has Been Dominating Tennis Too Much The Last 2 Years, But He Deserves It

Rafael Nadal begins play in Miami today.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 2:44 pm in Miami | 39 Comments »

March 21st, 2016

Rafael Nadal Calls Indian Wells A Positive Week

Rafael Nadal was pleased with his week at Indian Wells.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:04 am in Indian Wells | 7 Comments »

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 »