Dominic Thiem, Barcelona Open 2019

Another week, another disappointing defeat for Rafael Nadal. One week after his 6-4 6-2 loss to Fabio Fognini in Monte Carlo’s semifinal, Nadal was outplayed by Dominic Thiem, losing 6-4 6-4.
For the first time since 2004, Rafa has won no title in the first four months of the season. Could he enter Roland Garros without a clay-court title under his belt?

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In the other semifinal, Daniil Medvedev overcame Kei Nishikori after a 3-set 6-4 3-6 7-5 thriller. It will be the Russian’s third final of the year after his loss in Brisbane and victory in Sofia.

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Kei Nishikori, Barcelona Open 2019

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Medvedev and Thiem only met once so far, in the St Petersburg quarterfinals last year, with Thiem winning in 3 sets.

Photo credit: Banco Sadabell

Read more:
– 2019 ATP clay-court season guide
– Barcelona Open 2019: Medvedev through the semifinals
Barcelona Open 2019: Nadal and Thiem will face off in the semifinals

Angelique Kerber Roland Garros 2019 outfit

Angelique Kerber will hit Roland Garros wearing the adidas Escouade tank paired with the adidas Escouade skirt from adidas’ new collection. As you can see, contrary to previous years, there is no Roland Garros branding as adidas partnership with the tournament has ended.

Angie’s outfit is available online at http://www.adidas.com/tennis.

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Garbine Muguruza outfit for Roland Garros 2019

2016 French Open champion Garbine Muguruza will hit the Parisian clay courts wearing this beautiful black and blue Escouade dress from the new adidas collection.

Garbine’s outfit is available online at http://www.adidas.com/tennis.

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Alexander Zverev Roland Garros outfit

adidas unveiled his new collection for the upcoming French Open. As you can see, there’s no Roland Garros branding as adidas partnership with the tournament has ended.

Here’s Sascha Zverev‘s outfit. What do you think, do you prefer this year or last year’s kit?

This new adidas collection is available online at http://www.adidas.com/tennis.

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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 previous round.

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As for Indian Wells champion Dominic Thiem, he overpowered Guido Pella 7-5 6-2 to set up an exciting Nadal clash. The 11th-time Roland Garros champion leads their head to head by 8 victories to 3 (7 to 3 on clay).

Photo credit: Banco Sadabell

Read more:
2019 ATP clay-court season guide
Barcelona Open 2019: Medvedev through the semifinals