2005 Monte Carlo SF: Nadal defeats Gasquet 6-7(6), 6-4, 6-3

5 years ago, many tennis insiders thought Nadal and Gasquet would fight for Grand Slam titles and the number one ranking. Since his young age Richard Gasquet was touted as an extremely promising prospect. At 9, he was on the cover of the french Tennis Magazine. At 15, he made his debut on the ATP […]

Time force commercial with Rafa and Pau Gasol #1

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2004 Davis Cup: Nadal defeats Roddick 6-7(6) 6-2 7-6(6) 6-2

Probably the match which really launched Nadal‘s pro career. Playing his first full season on the ATP Tour, Nadal won his first title in Sopot, Poland and was one of only four players to beat Roger Federer. He made his Davis Cup debut in the first round of Davis Cup 2004 against Czech Republic, losing […]

Rafa by the numbers

6 Grand Slam titles, 3 Davis Cup, 1 Olympic gold medal, 18 Masters Series titles. At 24, the only trophy missing to his impressive collection is the US Open crown. Some of Rafa’s records: – 81 consecutive wins on clay – 18 Masters Series titles – 6 consecutive titles in a tournament (Monte Carlo) – […]

12 yr old Rafael Nadal

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Stosur’s latest victim: Serena Williams

Sam Stosur advances to the semifinals : she could have won easily 6-2 6-3 but she missed the occasion and Serena came back. The Australian saved a match point at 5-4 (30-40) in the third and defeated the world number one 6-2 6-7 8-6. Two little videos of Sam Stosur, 2007 French Open: [flickrvideo]http://www.flickr.com/photos/tennis-buzz/2400251237/in/set-72157603930017545/[/flickrvideo] [flickrvideo]http://www.flickr.com/photos/tennis-buzz/2400286533/in/set-72157603930017545/[/flickrvideo] […]