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Aug/21

9

Is Carreno Busta the kryptonite of Djokovic?

The natural evolution of tennis appears to be heading to Novak Djokovic breaking the all-time Grand Slam record of 20 he shares with Federer and Nadal. But the Tennis Gods have a wicked sense of humor and it is not yet known if they will permit – or forbid – Djokovic from reaching the hallowed […] Continue to read full article...

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May/21

17

“The God Of Clay”?

King of Clay almost doesn’t seem to do Rafael Nadal sufficient justice anymore. He’s one fortnight away of conquering Roland Garros for the fourteenth time, that’s as many majors as Pete Sampras won in total. Maybe it’s about time to change Nadal’s official and world renowned moniker from The King of Clay to a more […] Continue to read full article...

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Apr/21

27

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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Nov/20

25

Biofile: Juan Carlos Ferrero Interview

Status: Former ATP no. 1 and French Open champion. (This interview was done in 2000 at US Open.) Ht: 6-1 Wt: 160 DOB: Feb, 12, 1980 In: Onteniente, Spain Childhood Sports Heroes: Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi. I think Pete Sampras is the best in the world. I like the matches with Andre Agassi. (Have […] Continue to read full article...

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Could it be that the greatest, most decorated athlete in the history of sport is not Roger Federer, Muhammad Ali, Michael Spinks, Wayne Gretzky, Michael Jordan, Tom Brady, Michael Phelps, Manny Pacquiao, Deion Sanders or Bo Jackson? Andrey Rublev, now ranked in the ATP top ten, has a differing opinion on the subject. “Even if […] 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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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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Mar/20

20

Biofile: Alex Corretja 2000 Indian Wells Champion

By Scoop Malinowski Status: Former ATP no. 2 ranked player. Two-time Roland Garros finalist. Ht: 5-11 Wt: 165 DOB: April 11, 1974 In: Barcelona, Spain First Tennis Memory: “When I was a kid, playing with my brother when I was eight years old.” Tennis Inspirations: “Ivan Lendl and Stefan Edberg were my favorite players.” Last Book Read: “Spanish book.” Greatest Sports Moment: “Winning the Masters Cup, […] Continue to read full article...

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