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Rafael Nadal beat Novak Djokovic 61 62 75 today in the final of the French Open, it was quite possibly the finest performance on a red clay court by a human being. The historical triumph by the Spanish champion is his 13th overall French Open win and his 20th Grand Slam singles titles, which has […] Continue to read full article...

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French Open Is Ready To Rumble, With Spectators

French Tennis Federation announced today that it intends to have spectators for the 2020 French Open in late September/ early October. The plan features some concessions to a typical Grand Slam edition of Roland Garros. FFT intends to have fifty to sixty percent of the normal attendance – approximately 20,000, and 10,000 for finals. Tickets […] Continue to read full article...

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Nadal’s Plan: To Compete As Long As Possible

ATP No. 1 is not the top priority at this time. Though he has a sizable gap lead on world no. 2 Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal said today at a Paris Indoors press conference that his plan is to extend his career for many more years. “I need to organize my calendar to play as […] Continue to read full article...


Back in 2008, Rafael Nadal was dubbed the “King of Clay” – he wasn’t by any means the first player to be awarded this title, but there’s little doubt that he’s the most successful and the undisputed “King of Clay,” with eleven French Open titles to his name.

One such player, aiming to emulate and strip Rafa of his French Open title later this month is Austrian, Dominic Thiem. At 25-years-old, the ATP world number 4 is seven years younger than his rival and has upset him before, as we will go on to mention.

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Match Analysis: Djokovic vs Nadal Rome Final

By Scoop Malinowski First set Nadal comes out with full ferocity and a sense of desperation. He has not win a clay tournament all year and urgently needs to win the final in Rome to restore and re-establish his King of Clay dominant aura as Roland Garros looms around the corner. Nadal dominates Djokovic 6-0 but as Nadal has that facial expression of fierce ruthless intensity, Djokovic looks tired and not all there mentally. Continue to read full article...

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Rafael Nadal vs Billie Jean King?

Rafael Nadal made a very provocative comment last week comparing the value of men's and women's tennis. Question: “In tennis, should women earn as much as men?” Rafael Nadal: “It’s a comparison we shouldn’t even make. Continue to read full article...




No Man Alive Can Beat Nadal On Chatrier

By Scoop Malinowski There is no man alive on planet earth who can defeat Rafael Nadal on court Philippe Chatrier at Roland Garros. Dominic Thiem tried today and with his inferior defensive skills and less offensive creativity, became victim no. 11. Continue to read full article...




Maria Sharapova Dominates Rafa in Rome Practice

0,,12781~11719818,00 By Scoop Malinowski Maria Sharapova has declared her revival this week in Rome, crunching Ashleigh Barty in three sets but more impressively she administered a beatdown to Rafa Nadal on the practice court. Sharapova shared an Instagram video of her playing one, presumably winner take all point, against the "King of Clay" and after a long, brutal, fiercely contested rally, Sharapova began to show her superiority by manipulating the 31-year-old around the court. Continue to read full article...

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Australian Open 2018: So Many Contenders

federer By Scoop Malinowski The top seed and ATP world no. 1 Rafael Nadal lost an epic five setter last year in the final to Roger Federer despite being up 3-1 in the fifth set, but the 31-year-old lefty has not played an official match yet this year and his last match was a loss in three sets at the ATP World Tour Finals to no. 7 seed David Goffin. Roger Federer, the world no. 2 and defending champion, looked sharp in winning all four of his matches at Hopman Cup two weeks ago. The 36-year-old Swiss, who has won in Melbourne five times, is the odds-on favorite to conquer again. Continue to read full article...

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Nadal supports his pal Tiger Woods in Nassau

rafana By Scoop Malinowski Tiger Woods did not win Hero World Challenge golf tournament in Nassau, Bahamas yesterday but it was not because of a lack of support from the best tennis player in the world. The ATP world no. 1 Rafael Nadal had been vacationing on nearby Exuma Island and decided to fly in for the day to watch and support his friend Tiger, who is returning to competition after a nine month layoff. Woods played well and finished at -8 on the final leaderboard, good enough for a ninth place finish and ten strokes below the winner Rickie Fowler. Continue to read full article...

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