Barcelona Open 2019: Nadal and Thiem will face off in the semifinals

Rafael Nadal, Barcelona Open 2019

Nadal and Thiem will clash in the semifinals tomorrow in a rematch of last year’s Roland Garros final. The Spaniard is clearly not at his best, but he delivered at crucial moments of his quarterfinal match to defeat Jan-Lennard Struff 7-5 7-5. The big serving German had beaten last year’s finalist Stefanos Tsitsipas in the […]

Barcelona Open 2019: Medvedev through the semifinals

Daniil Medvedev, Barcelona 2019

Daniil Medvedev is the first player to qualify for the Barcelona semifinals thanks to his 6-3 6-4 victory over lucky-loser Nicolas Jarry. The Chilean had beaten Alexander Zverev and Grigor Dimitrov in the previous rounds. Winner in Sofia, finalist in Brisbane, semi-finalist in Monte Carlo, Medvedev has a tour-leading 24-7 match record this season. He […]

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. […]