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Dec/20

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Off-Season Activities

Fabio Fognini is working with new coach Alberto Mancini in Italy. From Argentina, Mancini won three ATP singles titles, including Bologna, Rome and Monte Carlo. Grigor Dimitrov has added Dante Bottini to his coaching team. Su-wei Hsieh is on vacation this week in the French Alps. Kristina Mladenovic, Zarina Diyas, Barbora Krejcikova are all training […] Continue to read full article...

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Dec/20

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Facing Greatness: Justin Gimelstob

Next up in our “Facing Greatness” series, Justin Gimelstob, former ATP no. 63 and winner of 13 doubles titles and two mixed Grand Slams in 1998 with Venus Williams (AO and Roland Garros), contemplates and answers the question: What were the two best performances that were ever played against you on a tennis court? Justin […] Continue to read full article...

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Nov/20

15

Nitto ATP Finals 2020 London

The first two singles matches were played today at the 02 Arena in the 2020 Nitto ATP Finals. No. 2 seed Rafael Nadal handed Andrey Rublev a 63 64 defeat, a somewhat more competitive verdict than their 2017 US Open quarterfinal drubbing of 61 62 62. Nadal is gunning for his first WTF triumph, Rublev […] Continue to read full article...

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Oct/20

22

Djokovic To Skip Paris Masters; Nadal Will Play

Two of the tennis world´s biggest stars have confirmed their intentions ahead of the Paris Masters event. Last year´s winner, Novak Djokovic, will give it a miss this time. Meanwhile, Rafael Nadal will play it, as he attempts to win this tournament for the first time. What Is the Paris Masters? Taking place between November […] Continue to read full article...

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Oct/20

15

First Time I Saw Nadal

The first time I saw Rafael Nadal play live was at US Open in 2003. By then he was already ranked 45 in the world at the age of seventeen. The muscular Spanish boy had already made waves in pro tennis, having defeated Carlos Moya, Gilles Muller, Magnus Norman, Younes El Aynouai, Mario Ancic, Albert […] Continue to read full article...

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Oct/20

2

Is Rafael Nadal a clay court supremacist?

Rafael Nadal is the King of Clay, aptly nicknamed because of his extraordinary prowess and dominance on red clay since winning his first major title in Paris in 2005 against Mariano Puerta in four sets at age 19 (and two days). For his career, the 34 year old has won 59 clay court titles and […] Continue to read full article...

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Sep/20

28

Facing Rafa Nadal

“Facing Nadal” takes an inside look at one of the most dynamic champions in modern tennis, the twelve-time French Open champion, Olympic gold medalist, Davis Cup champion, Wimbledon, US Open and Australian Open champion Rafael Nadal.   The book is composed of interviews with over 50 players who discuss their memories and experiences of what it’s like to […] Continue to read full article...

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Aug/20

8

Top Contenders for Roland Garros 2020

The 2020 edition of French Open will begin in late September, and will feature Rafael Nadal making a return to Roland Garros in the hope of extending his French Open Grand Slam wins to thirteen. He beat Dominic Thiem in the finals of 2019 edition for the second consecutive year. That win also earned him […] Continue to read full article...

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Mar/20

15

Nadal Wins At Oaklawn

Pro tennis may be on hiatus for six weeks, but Nadal continues to pile up the victories. “Nadal” won the tenth race yesterday at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Racing from the post position, the thoroughbred race horse named “Nadal”, a three year old colt trained by legendary trainer Bob Baffert, was a 5-2 […] Continue to read full article...

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Mar/20

2

Tennis Players Who Became Successful Poker Players

The life of a professional athlete isn’t always easy, and not often very long in terms of the length of their career time. Even if it’s not cut short by some unfortunate event, and even if they are able to acquire a small fortune to get them through the retirement, former stars probably need some […] Continue to read full article...

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