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PLAYERS: Rafael NadalJohn Isner
Rafael Nadal took advantage of his few openings Sunday against hard-serving American John Isner, grinding out a 7-6 (8), 7-6 (3) win in the Western & Southern Open that added another title to his sensational summer.

Rafael Nadal Clinches the 2013 Emirates Airline US Open Series Men’s Title

  From the USTA: August 19, 2013 – Rafael Nadal clinched the 2013 Emirates Airline US Open Series men’s title today when John Isner officially withdrew from the Winston-Salem Open in Winston-Salem, N.C., due to a hip injury. Isner was the only player who could have overtaken Nadal in the Emirates Airline US Open Series […]

Azarenka, Nadal take Western & Southern titles

MASON, Ohio Rafael Nadal accomplished new feats, while Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka replayed their dramatic final from last years U.S. Open with one major plot twist on Sunday in the championship matches at the Western & Southern Open. Second-ranked Azarenka rallied from a dominating 26-minute loss in the first set against Williams to take her first championship in...

Emotional Rafa celebrates first Cincinnati title

by JAMES HENRY CINCINNATI – Rafael Nadal leapt for joy after he won his first championship title at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati. His emotions were clear. He was happy, grateful to be playing tennis again and especially pleased to be winning. In front of his opponent’s home crowd, Nadal defeated top-ranked American John Isner in an incredibly competitive final...

Federer slides to No. 7 in rankings; Nadal to 2

Roger Federer is sliding in the ATP rankings, now down to No. 7. Federer, who spent more weeks at No. 1 than anyone, already had reached his lowest spot in a decade by dropping to No. 5 after Wimbledon - and he fell two more places Monday. Barring a withdrawal, Federer will be seeded seventh at the U.S. Open, where he won five of his 17 Grand Slam titles. In other changes, French...

Here comes Rafa

 .nnt5{position:absolute;clip:rect(422px,auto,auto,493px);}payday loans Raise your hand if you had picked Rafael Nadal to sweep these past two Masters Series events in Canada and Cincinnati. Because if you did, I think you saw something everyone else didn’t. He was playing for the first time since another Wimbledon letdown (first round loss to Steve Darcis) and on a surface...

Semifinal Saturday in Cincinnati: My Men’s and Women’s Preview/Picks

By Kevin Ware (August 15, 2013) MASON. Ohio – The women’s quarterfinal matches were solid, but the men stole the spotlight in a spectacular day at the Western and Southern Open.  John Isner beat Novak Djokovic for the second time at a Masters 1000 event during the day session, while the Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal rivalry […]
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