14-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal was named Spain’s flagbearer for the opening ceremony of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics Games: Muy contento de ser abanderado en los Juegos Olímpicos de #Rio2016 I’m really proud to be Spain flag bearer in #Rio2016 Une vidéo publiée par Rafa Nadal (@rafaelnadal) le 27 Avril 2016 à 7h37 […]
Angelique Kerber ended Laura Siegemund’s fairytale week and clinched her ninth career title, her second of the year. Qualifier Laura Siegemund, ranked 71, had beaten 3 top ten (Simona Halep, Roberta Vinci and Agnieszka Radwanska) en route to her first WTA Tour final. She led 4-2 in the final but Kerber recovered and won 10 […]
Nadal defeated Nishikori in two tight sets 6-4 7-5 to claim his second title in two weeks. With his victory, he equals Guillermo Vilas’ record of 49 clay court titles. Muchas Felicidades por el logro @RafaelNadal , un abrazo. — Guillermo Vilas (@GuilleVilasOK) April 24, 2016 Nadal: “It was a very close match. There were […]
Bob and Mike Bryan claimed their third Barcelona title, their 111th overall by beating Marc Granollers and Pablo Cuevas 7-5 7-5. Only the doubles pair of Anders Jarryd and Hans Simonsson had won the tournament three times before.
Rafa admitted he played his worst match of the tournament in the semifinal, but it was still enough to defeat Kohlschreiber in straight sets and advance to the final. Nadal aims to clinch his record ninth Barcelona title, while Nishikori seeks to become the third player in history (after Mats Wilander and Rafael Nadal) to […]
Kei Nishikori stormed past Benoit Paire 6-3 6-2 to reach third consecutive Barcelona Open final. The two-time defending champion will face Rafael Nadal tomorrow.
Rafael Nadal, who aims to lift his record ninth title in Barcelona, defeated Fabio Fognini in straight sets 6-2 7-6 to advance to the semifinal. With a win in the final on Sunday, he would equalize Guillermo Vilas record of 49 clay-court titles. Photo credit: Banco Sadabell
Rafael Nadal is already back at practice after his Monte Carlo victory yesterday. This week he’s playing the Barcelona Open, a tournament he has won 8 times.
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By Selena Roberts, September 1, 1996, New York Times Stefan Edberg realizes his top 10 years are behind him, tucked away with everything else in a hope chest of sorts. Edberg’s career is something to be opened years from now, when his velvet volleys will be re-discovered, when his gentleman’s demeanor will likely seem antique […]
Excerpt from Andre Agassi’s autobiography Open Going into the 1994 US Open, I’m number 20, therefore unseeded. No unseeded player has won the US Open since the 1960s. Brad (Gilbert) likes it. He says he wants me unseeded. He wants me to be the joker in the deck. You’ll play someone tough in the early […]
Excerpt of Pete Sampras‘ autobiography A champion’s mind: “After Wimbledon, I lost four straight tournaments on my surface of choice, outdoor hard courts. But I went deep in three of those events (Los Angeles, Cincinnati and Indianapolis). I made two semis and a quarterfinal, and I lost to a Grand Slam champion (or future Grand […]
By Alison Muscatine, Washington Post, September 14, 1992 It was a long time coming, but Stefan Edberg repeats U.S. Open title. In a match of second, third seeds and last two champions, Stefan Edberg punches out a 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5), 6-2 victory over Pete Sampras. Stefan Edberg mustered just enough energy to win the […]
By Arthur Ashe, September 10, 1991 When I see a match score such as 6-2, 6-4, 6-0, my first reaction is usually this: the winner broke serve twice in the first set, the loser regained his composure in the second set, and either the winner blew him away in the third set or the loser […]