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How Should Rafael Nadal Retire?

By Scoop Malinowski The former king of tennis who won an astonishing 22 Grand Slam titles, Olympic gold medals, Davis Cups and countless other unforgettable, inspiring triumphs over the last two decades is nearing the end of his illustrious career at age 37 (he will turn 38 on June 6, 2024). So what would be […] Continue to read full article...

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Nadal’s Clay Aura Of Invincibility Shattered Now?

By Scoop Malinowski Rafael Nadal enters 2022 Roland Garros in possibly the most vulnerable form and mindset of his career. Typically a tyrant of the European clay court circuit, winning and dominating with brutal efficiency, this year has been different for Nadal, who has not won a clay title and accumulated an ordinary 3-2 match […] Continue to read full article...

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The Pressure On Nadal Is Enormous

Rafael Nadal has thrived on pressure… throughout his career he has overcome every obstacle imaginable – Mariano Puerta, Lleyton Hewitt, hard courts, grass courts, Wimbledon, Robin Soderling, Olympics, knee issues, clay court sustained dominance, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic. Now at age 34 and about to turn 35 on June 3, Nadal will face perhaps the […] Continue to read full article...

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Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters – Preview and Our Picks

Outside of the four Grand Slams, the Monte Carlo Masters is always one of the most anticipated events on the ATP Tour calendar. The tournament, which is played on the clay courts, is generally viewed as a warm-up event for next month’s French Open and it rarely fails to attract a high quality field. The […] Continue to read full article...

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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...


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