Barcelona Open 2019: Nadal ends Ferrer’s run

David Ferrer, Barcelona 2019

Rafa Nadal defeated David Ferrer 6-3 6-3 to advance to the Barcelona quarterfinals for the 13th time of his career, but it was all about Ferru today as he played his last match in Barcelona and will retire in Madrid in a few weeks time.The former world number 3 is a true champion who always […]

Barcelona Open 2019: Nadal struggles, advances to third round

Rafael Nadal, Barcelona Open 2019

A few days after his surprising semi-finals loss to Fabio Fognini in Monte Carlo, Rafael Nadal rallied from a set down to defeat Leonardo Mayer 6-7 6-4 6-2. In the next round he’ll face David Ferrer, who dismantled Australian Open semifinalist Lucas Pouille 6-3 6-1. Monte-Carlo champion Fabio Fognini pulled out of the tournament citing […]

Nadal’s outfit for the 2019 clay court season

Rafael Nadal's outfit for the 2019 clay court season

Rafael Nadal is back on his favorite surface after a break due to a knee injury sustained at Indian Wells. Winner in Monte Carlo, Barcelona, Rome and Roland Garros last year, he has a massive amount of points to defend in the upcoming weeks . But he started his clay court season pretty well with […]

Naomi Osaka signs with Nike

Naomi Osaka signs with Nike

Nike just announced the signing of world number one Naomi Osaka. “As we continue to inspire millions of athletes to chase their crazy dreams, Naomi is an incredible talent to add to our roster and help drive our commitment to inspiring a new generation of female athletes,” says Amy Montagne VP, GM of Global Categories. […]

2019 ATP clay court season guide

Rafael nadal, babolat exhibition, Roland Garros 2018

Good bye hard courts and hello clay! With spring comes the clay court season that leads to the second Grand Slam of the year, Roland Garros. Although French players have had little success on this surface in recent years, clay was invented in Cannes, south of France … by English players William and Ernest Renshaw. […]

The Next Gen, 2 years after

Next Gen players

Before the start of the 2017 Indian Wells tournament, the ATP held an event featuring a few of the players in contention for the qualification to the inaugural edition of the Next Gen Finals. Fans had the chance to meet and hear from the future stars of the mens game. Two years later, let’s have […]