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Nishikori, last year's runner-up, upset by Paire at US Open

NEW YORK (AP) A year after his run all the way to his first Grand Slam final, Kei Nishikori's stay at the U.S. Open lasted only a few hours. The fourth-seeded Nishikori had two match points in the fourth-set tiebreaker against 41st-ranked Benoit Paire, but the Frenchman saved both of them then took control in the fifth for a 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 7-6 (6), 6-4 victory Monday. It was the...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Old Dogs, New Tricks

A year ago was supposed to be the start of something new. Kei Nishikori and Marin Cilic, 24 and 25, blew out Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer, respectively, to set the first Grand Slam final since the 2005 Australian Open without a member of the famed Big Four. These two gentlemen represented something bigger than themselves: the coming generation of tennis prodigies who could...
Via The Sports Quotient
1 day ago  |  Discuss

2015 U.S. Open: Schedule, Live Stream Info For Grand Slam Tournament

The final grand slam tennis tournament of 2015 begins Monday with U.S. Open matches from the men’s and women’s brackets on the Day 1 schedule. The headline coming into the event is Serena Williams’ pursuit of a calendar Grand Slam, something that no one has accomplished since Steffi Graf in 1988. Williams also is the three-time defending champion of this tournament. Marin Cilic...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

U.S. Open Men’s Draw Analysis

The U.S. Open men’s draw is out. Here’s your bracket sheet. * See the cover image above? That’s the new look this year for Arthur Ashe Stadium. The roof which will cover the court in future years is not in place, but the outer portion of the structure has been erected. This points to the newness of this year’s event, something we’ll explore in the coming days here at Attacking...
Via Bloguin Best
5 days ago  |  Discuss

U.S. Open Men’s Draw Analysis

The U.S. Open men’s draw is out. Here’s your bracket sheet. * See the cover image above? That’s the new look this year for Arthur Ashe Stadium. The roof which will cover the court in future years is not in place, but the outer portion of the structure has been erected. This points to the newness of this year’s event, something we’ll explore in the coming days here at Attacking...
Via Attacking The Net
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rafael gets risqué! Nadal strips down in new commercial

Sex sells. That's why Tommy Hilfiger had Rafael Nadal take off all his clothes in this new underwear commercial. Sure, the tennis great had to remove his pants so you could see the product he's promoting, but the spot even goes a bit further than that, with Nadal removing the skivvies (to an extent) and revealing lots of skin.
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

U.S. Open 2015: Nadal says his struggles are on him, not team

  Rafael Nadal says the responsibility for his recent struggles rests with himself, not his support team. Coached by his uncle, Toni Nadal, he has won 14 Grand Slam titles. But 2015 has been a rough year in his return from injury. "I have (had) an amazing career with the team that I have today, the same team from the beginning," he said Tuesday. "So my feeling is if something's...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

US OPEN 2015: Nadal says his struggles are on him, not team

NEW YORK (AP) Rafael Nadal says the responsibility for his recent struggles rests with himself, not his support team. Coached by his uncle, Toni Nadal, he has won 14 Grand Slam titles. But 2015 has been a rough year in his return from injury. Nadal noted Tuesday he has had ''an amazing career with the team that I have today, the same team from the beginning.'' He adds: ''So my feeling...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Nadal Working to Win Mind Game

by JAMES HENRY CINCINNATI – Each point. Each match. Each season. Rafael Nadal is taking tennis one step at a time, focusing on the future rather than the past. A strong showing at this week’s Western & Southern Open would boost his chance to enter the upcoming U.S. Open as a top-8 seed. Nadal won the Cincinnati championship in 2013. But a right wrist injury prevented...
Via Onthegotennis
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Rafael Nadal hopes to finish tough season on a high note

MASON, Ohio (AP) Rafael Nadal hopes his hard work will pay off in a rewarding end of the season, starting this week in Cincinnati and extending into the U.S. Open. The eighth-ranked Spaniard comes into the Western & Southern Open after losing to No. 4 Kei Nishikori in the quarterfinals of the hard-court Rogers Cup in Montreal. Nadal said Monday that ''this is an important week...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Nadal extends European clay-court streak with Hamburg title

HAMBURG, Germany -- Top-seeded Rafael Nadal overcame some sloppy play to beat Fabio Fognini 7-5, 7-5 and win the Hamburg Open for the second time Sunday. Nadal squandered a 3-1 lead in the final set and saved two set points before prevailing in 2 hours and 34 minutes over the eighth-seeded Italian and the 2013 Hamburg winner. Former top-ranked Nadal extended his run of having won...
Via AP on Fox
August 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Nadal beats Fognini to win Hamburg Open

HAMBURG, Germany (AP) Top-seeded Rafael Nadal overcame some sloppy play to beat Fabio Fognini 7-5, 7-5 and win the Hamburg Open for the second time Sunday. Nadal squandered a 3-1 lead in the final set and saved two set points before prevailing in 2 hours and 34 minutes over the eighth-seeded Italian and the 2013 Hamburg winner. Former top-ranked Nadal extended his run of having...
Via AP on Fox
August 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Nadal tops Seppi at Hamburg Open, setting up final vs. Fognoni

HAMBURG, Germany -- Top-seeded Rafael Nadal dismissed Andreas Seppi 6-1, 6-2 to set up a Hamburg Open final against Fabio Fognoni. The fourth-seeded Fogoni beat qualifier Lucas Pouille 6-2, 7-6 (3) after saving a set point in the second set. Nadal is looking to extend his streak of having won at least one European clay court title every year since 2004. The former No. 1 has dropped...
Via AP on Fox
August 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Nadal sets up Hamburg Open final against Fognini

HAMBURG, Germany (AP) Top-seeded Rafael Nadal dismissed Andreas Seppi 6-1, 6-2 to set up a Hamburg Open final against Fabio Fognoni. The fourth-seeded Fogoni beat qualifier Lucas Pouille 6-2, 7-6 (3) after saving a set point in the second set. Nadal is looking to extend his streak of having won at least one European clay court title every year since 2004. The former No. 1 has dropped...
Via AP on Fox
August 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Nadal beats Cuevas, reaches semifinals of Hamburg Open

HAMBURG, Germany (AP) Top-seeded Rafael Nadal advanced to the semifinals of the Hamburg Open by beating fifth-seeded Pablo Cuevas 6-3, 6-2 Friday. Nadal's semifinal opponent will be Andreas Seppi, who reached the last four without having to play. His opponent, Simone Bolleli, withdrew with a stomach ailment. Nadal is looking to extend his streak of having won at least one European...
Via AP on Fox
July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Nadal toils past Vesely to make Hamburg Open quarterfinals

HAMBURG, Germany (AP) Top-seeded Rafael Nadal toiled to beat Jiri Vesely 6-4, 7-6 (2) to reach the Hamburg Open quarterfinals on Thursday. Nadal's quarterfinal opponent will be fifth-seeded Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay, who outlasted Jerzy Janowicz of Poland 6-3, 4-6, 6-2. Nadal appeared in trouble when he dropped his serve for 4-4 in the second set. But he broke right back and served...
Via AP on Fox
July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Tennis: Don’t get excited by Rafa’s win

Rafael Nadal played his first tennis match since Wimbledon’s second round today, facing his countryman Fernando Verdasco in the first round of the ATP Bet-at-home Open in Germany. His return was marked by a slow first set, with Verdasco pulling off two breaks against the former world no. 1 and taking it 6-3. Rafael Nadal However, Nadal just needed to warm up, it seems. In the...
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July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Nadal rallies past Verdasco to advance at Hamburg Open

HAMBURG, Germany -- Top-seeded Rafael Nadal overcame a sluggish start to beat Fernando Verdasco 3-6, 6-1, 6-1 in the first round of the Hamburg Open on Tuesday. Nadal was playing his first match since losing to Dustin Brown in the second round of Wimbledon. The former No. 1 in the world has fallen to No. 10. In the all-Spanish match, Nadal appeared to have trouble adjusting to clay...
Via AP on Fox
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Nadal makes winning start at Hamburg Open, beats Verdasco

HAMBURG, Germany (AP) Top-seeded Rafael Nadal overcame a sluggish start to beat Fernando Verdasco 3-6, 6-1, 6-1 in the first round of the Hamburg Open on Tuesday. Nadal was playing his first match since losing to Dustin Brown in the second round of Wimbledon. The former No. 1 in the world has fallen to No. 10. In the all-Spanish match, Nadal appeared to have trouble adjusting to...
Via AP on Fox
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Djokovic, Federer, Nadal, and Prime Times: Fresh Evaluations Of The Big 3

On an immediate level, the Wimbledon men’s final between Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer marked an occasion to salute Djokovic for the greatness he has achieved.  When you pass Andre Agassi, Jimmy Connors, Ivan Lendl, Ken Rosewall, and Fred Perry on the all-time majors list, with a few prime years left in your career, you deserve to be seen as more than just a third wheel to...
Via Attacking The Net
July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Djokovic, Federer, Nadal, and Prime Times: Fresh Evaluations Of The Big 3

On an immediate level, the Wimbledon men’s final between Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer marked an occasion to salute Djokovic for the greatness he has achieved.  When you pass Andre Agassi, Jimmy Connors, Ivan Lendl, Ken Rosewall, and Fred Perry on the all-time majors list, with a few prime years left in your career, you deserve to be seen as more than just a third wheel to...
Via Bloguin Best
July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Wimbledon: criticism of judges going too far?

After his Wimbledon quarterfinal loss to Andy Murray, Vasek Pospisil brought a return to Rafael Nadal’s criticism of chair umpires when he accused the umpire of wrongly penalizing him for time delays. Though Pospisil claims he was biased against for being a lower-ranked player, even the higher-ranked players have taken issue with the judging of matches. Earlier this year, Nadal...
Via isportsweb.com
July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

The Way Forward For Rafael Nadal: Respecting Limits

Those who watched Pancho Gonzales, at age 41, win a Wimbledon match in 1969 with sets of 46 (!), 30, and 20 games might regard him as the greatest fighter men’s tennis has ever known. (That 1969 match with Charlie Pasarell helped usher in the era of the tiebreaker one year later, an interesting side note to that multi-day match.) Tennis fans who saw Jimmy Connors spill his tank...
Via Attacking The Net
July 05, 2015  |  Discuss

The Way Forward For Rafael Nadal: Respecting Limits

Those who watched Pancho Gonzales, at age 41, win a Wimbledon match in 1969 with sets of 46 (!), 30, and 20 games might regard him as the greatest fighter men’s tennis has ever known. (That 1969 match with Charlie Pasarell helped usher in the era of the tiebreaker one year later, an interesting side note to that multi-day match.) Tennis fans who saw Jimmy Connors spill his tank...
Via Bloguin Best
July 05, 2015  |  Discuss

How can Rafael Nadal regain his dominance?

Rafael Nadal’s most recent loss at Wimbledon puts a sharper focus on his inconsistent level of play. Just in this last year, he has won two titles, lost another nine to both non-ranked and top 20 players at various rounds, and didn’t make it past the quarterfinals in both the Australian and French Opens. But going out in the second round at Wimbledon against unranked Dustin Brown...
Via isportsweb.com
July 04, 2015  |  Discuss
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