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TAG: Rafael Nadal

Jul/22

6

Did Nadal Use Fake Injury To Psyche Out Fritz?

By Scoop Malinowski Everybody knew Rafael Nadal was going to have his hands full with Taylor Fritz, who cruised through the Wimbledon draw to the quarterfinals without losing a set. And when Nadal is in trouble on the court in the second week of a Grand Slam, he will do anything to win including using […] Continue to read full article...

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Jun/22

28

Who Slowed Wimbledon Grass And For What Intent?

By Scoop Malinowski Two ATP champions have revealed that the grass courts of 2022 Wimbledon have been altered to play slow. Nick Kyrgios and Reilly Opelka both won their first round matches, but both said in their Wimbledon press conferences that the Wimbledon grass courts are playing noticeably slower this year. Kyrgios said: “Why is […] Continue to read full article...

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Jun/22

26

Nadal Says He’s Pain Free For Wimbledon

By Scoop Malinowski For the first time in a year and a half, Rafael Nadal says, or claims, he’s pain free in his foot. “I can walk normal most of the days, almost every single day. That’s for me the main issue,” said the 36-year-old, 22-time Grand Slam champion at Wimbledon on Saturday. “When I […] Continue to read full article...

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Rafael Nadal has already won the Australian Open and the French Open. Could the Spaniard complete the set and claim a Grand Slam in 2022? Read on to find out … Is this the Year for Rafa Nadal? Rafael Nadal has now won the Australian Open and the French Open men’s singles titles this year. […] Continue to read full article...

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Jun/22

21

Llodra: Federer “is more crazy than everybody.”

By Scoop Malinowski Years ago in the prime years of the Federer-Nadal rivalry I got an idea to do a fantasy magazine feature asking ATP players who would win a boxing match between Federer and Nadal? Many notable players like Lleyton Hewitt, Andy Murray, Tomas Berdych, Carlos Moya, Tim Henman, Ivan Ljubicic, Carlos Moya, Greg […] Continue to read full article...

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Jun/22

5

Nadal 22 Comes True

By Scoop Malinowski Rafa Nadal scored one of his most one-sided blowout Grand Slam finals today at age 36 as he annihilated Casper Ruud 63 63 60 to win Grand Slam title no. 22. It was another age-defying electrifying display from the most accomplished tennis player in history. Ruud was reduced to a patsy punching […] Continue to read full article...

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May/22

31

Did Djokovic Subconsciously Surrender Today To Nadal?

By Scoop Malinowski “Those planes didn’t kill King Kong…it was beauty that killed the beast…” It was not just Nadal who defeated Novak today… Nadal covered the court better than he ever has and played a masterpiece vintage Rafa clay court match winning 62 46 62 76. The handshake at net was quick and lacked […] Continue to read full article...

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May/22

29

Novak vs Rafa, The Millenium Match

By Scoop Malinowski Tennis has arrived to the ultimate destination, a place the sport has never been to before. The two greatest champions in tennis history, with 41 Grand Slams amassed between them, will duel again at a Grand Slam, to determine who is the best, who is going to win his 22nd or 21st […] Continue to read full article...

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May/22

27

Roland Garros Observations So Far

By Scoop Malinowski Stefanos Tsitsipas survived a brutal four setter vs 25 year old qualifier Zdenek Kolar, ranked 134 in the world with a career 1-1 ATP match record (he’s a Challenger lifer so far). The striking aspect of this match was how much heart and soul and passion and intensity Kolar exhibited vs Tsitsipas […] Continue to read full article...

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May/22

24

The Leader and the Puppet

ATP, via it’s ATP player council, has decided to cancel Wimbledon points for 2022 competitors meaning 2021 winner Novak Djokovic will lose the 2000 points even if he defends the title next month… Nadal and Djokovic both talked about the controversy yesterday in their press conferences after beating Jordan Thompson and Yoshihito Nishioka, respectively… Rafael […] Continue to read full article...

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