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Fernando Verdasco sends Rafael Nadal packing at Miami Open

  Rafael Nadal was eliminated Sunday in the third round of the Miami Open by fellow Spaniard Fernando Verdasco, 6-4, 2-6, 6-3. Nadal, who was seeded second, has never won the tournament in 11 appearances. It's the only event he hasn't won in so many attempts. Verdasco, seeded 29th, lost the first 13 times he played Nadal but has now beaten him twice in a row. The other victory came...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nadal says ankle injury won't keep him from Miami Open

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. -- Rafael Nadal expects to compete at the Miami Open this week despite turning his left ankle in practice on Monday. Nadal has a bye and isn't scheduled to play until a second-round match on Friday. The third-ranked Nadal will play the winner of the match between Nicolas Almagro of Spain and Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine. ''It's for sure I'm going to be on court...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Nadal: Ankle injury won't keep him from Miami Open

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) Rafael Nadal says he'll compete at the Miami Open despite turning his left ankle in practice on Monday. Nadal has a bye and isn't scheduled to play until a second-round match on Friday. The third-ranked Nadal will play the winner of the match between Nicolas Almagro of Spain and Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine. Nadal, who has reached four Miami finals but never...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Indian Wells ATP Review: Mastery Remains Reserved For A Few

Everyone has his or her own dividing line for when to start — or stop — measuring anything under the sun. In terms of measuring the extent to which the Big Four have dominated the ATP Masters 1000 tournaments, two dividing lines come to mind after Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer — again — in the Indian Wells final, collecting his 21st Masters title and his 50th career...
Via Attacking The Net
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Indian Wells ATP Review: Mastery Remains Reserved For A Few

Everyone has his or her own dividing line for when to start — or stop — measuring anything under the sun. In terms of measuring the extent to which the Big Four have dominated the ATP Masters 1000 tournaments, two dividing lines come to mind after Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer — again — in the Indian Wells final, collecting his 21st Masters title and his 50th career...
Via Bloguin Best
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Rafael Nadal to play at Queen's Club, ending three-year absence

  Rafael Nadal says he will play at this year's Queen's Club, ending his three-year absence at the grass-court tournament. Nadal, who lifted the trophy in 2008, has gone on to reach the Wimbledon final following every appearance at the event that is traditionally seen as a warm-up to the SW19 championships. ''I always loved playing at The Queen's Club and I am very happy that I...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Nadal to play at Queen's Club ending three-year absence

LONDON (AP) Rafael Nadal says he will play at this year's Queen's Club, ending his three-year absence at the grass-court tournament. Nadal, who lifted the trophy in 2008, has gone on to reach the Wimbledon final following every appearance at the event that is traditionally seen as a warm-up to the SW19 championships. ''I always loved playing at The Queen's Club and I am very happy...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Djokovic, Federer, Nadal, Murray reach Indian Wells quarterfinals

  Novak Djokovic defeated John Isner 6-4, 7-6 (5) to reach the quarterfinals of the BNP Paribas Open on Wednesday night in pursuit of his fourth career title in the desert. The world's top-ranked player raced through the first set in 30 minutes, then rallied to get into a tiebreaker against the big-serving Isner. All eight of their meetings have included at least one tiebreaker...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Palm Springs Hotels As Low As $56 For BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells

The BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California will feature some top tennis talent. This is the first time that Men’s Tennis’ “Big Four” have claimed the top four seeds at the BNP Paribas Open. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Andy Murray will headline an exciting field of the best players in Men’s and Women’s Tennis. The Open will last from March 9th...
Via Attacking The Net
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Roger Federer faces next generation Grigor Dimitrov in exhibition

  To Roger Federer, the math is simple: He owns a record 17 major titles, Rafael Nadal has 14, and the Spaniard dominates a certain clay-court Grand Slam tournament. ''If he wins the French Open a few more times and I don't win any more, then clearly he can catch me very quickly,'' Federer said Monday. For the part about not winning another major championship, Federer was clearly...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

When Discussing The Coach Of The Year In College Basketball, Please Use Two Categories

Next week, you (like us) will be so immersed in conference tournament brackets that there won’t be time to step back and reflect on the just-concluded college basketball regular season. We’re waiting for the March crescendo, so in the meantime, let’s gain perspective on the season that’s winding down. Keep this in mind: What happens in the NCAA tournament should matter when...
Via The Student Section
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Rafael Nadal beats Juan Monaco to win Argentina Open

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Rafael Nadal won his first title in nearly nine months Sunday after defeating Juan Monaco 6-4, 6-1 at the Argentina Open. The top-seeded Spaniard hadn't reached a final since winning at Roland Garros last year. It was Nadal's 46th title on clay, moving him within three of the record set by Argentine Guillermo Vilas when he played in the 1970s and early...
Via AP on Fox
March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Nadal beats Monaco to win 1st title in nearly 9 months

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) Rafael Nadal lifted his first title in nearly nine months Sunday after defeating Juan Monaco 6-4, 6-1 at the Argentina Open. The top-seeded Spaniard hadn't reached a final since winning at Roland Garros last year. It was Nadal's 46th title on clay, moving him within three of the record set by Argentine Guillermo Vilas when he played in the 1970s and...
Via AP on Fox
March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Argentina Open: Nadal to face off with Monaco in final

  Rafael Nadal beat Carlos Berlocq 7-6 (7), 6-2 on Saturday, setting up a final against Juan Monaco at the Argentina Open. If he wins Sunday, Nadal will tie Guillermo Vilas for the most clay-court titles with 46. The top-seeded Nadal was on the brink of losing the first set against the 74th-ranked Berlocq, falling 6-1 to the Argentine in the tiebreak, but the Spaniard won eight...
Via AP on Fox
March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Nadal to play Monaco in final of Argentina Open

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) Rafael Nadal beat Carlos Berlocq 7-6 (7), 6-2 on Saturday, setting up a final against Juan Monaco at the Argentina Open. If he wins Sunday, Nadal will tie Guillermo Vilas for the most clay-court titles with 46. The top-seeded Nadal was on the brink of losing the first set against the 74th-ranked Berlocq, falling 6-1 to the Argentine in the tiebreak,...
Via AP on Fox
February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Nadal beats Delbonis to reach Argentina Open semifinals

  Rafael Nadal cruised to a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Federico Delbonis on Friday, advancing to the semifinals of the Argentina Open. The top-seeded Spaniard needed just over an hour to defeat the 59th-ranked Argentine at the clay-court tournament in Buenos Aires. Nadal will next face another local in Carlos Berlocq, who beat Blaz Rola of Slovenia 6-1, 6-3. In the other semifinal on...
Via AP on Fox
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Nadal beats Delbonis, reaches semis in Argentina Open

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) Rafael Nadal cruised to a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Federico Delbonis on Friday, advancing to the semifinals of the Argentina Open. The top-seeded Spaniard needed just over an hour to defeat the 59th-ranked Argentine at the clay-court tournament in Buenos Aires. Nadal will next face another local in Carlos Berlocq, who beat Blaz Rola of Slovenia 6-1, 6-3...
Via AP on Fox
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Argentina Open: Nadal advances to quarterfinals on clay in Buenos Aires

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Top-seeded Rafael Nadal beat local qualifier Facundo Arguello 6-4, 6-0 on Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals of the Argentina Open. Nadal has yet to reach a final in three tournaments this season and was beaten in the semifinals last week in Rio de Janeiro, ending his 52-match unbeaten run on clay. He has had illness and injury problems the last few seasons...
Via AP on Fox
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Nadal advances to quarterfinals on clay in Buenos Aires

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) Top-seeded Rafael Nadal beat local qualifier Facundo Arguello 6-4, 6-0 on Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals of the Argentina Open. Nadal has yet to reach a final in three tournaments this season and was beaten in the semifinals last week in Rio de Janeiro, ending his 52-match unbeaten run on clay. He has had illness and injury problems the last few...
Via AP on Fox
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Mayer into 2nd round in Buenos Aires; Nadal tries to rebound

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) No. 5-seeded Leonardo Mayer of Argentina reached the second round of the Argentina Open on Monday, defeating Stephane Robert of France 6-0, 6-1. In another first-round match between unseeded players, Paolo Lorenzi defeated Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-1. Rafael Nadal is the No. 1 seed. He plays Wednesday and has a bye into the second round...
Via AP on Fox
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Fognini knocks Rafael Nadal out of Rio Open semifinals

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Rafael Nadal was beaten in the semifinals of the Rio Open on Saturday, losing 1-6, 6-2, 7-5 to Italian Fabio Fognini, who will meet David Ferrer in the final. Nadal has played three tournaments this year, and has not reached a final. He lost in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open, was beaten in the first round of the Qatar Open, and is now out of Rio, on his...
Via AP on Fox
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Rafael Nadal must recover from a late night in the Rio Open

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Rafael Nadal must bounce back from a late night if he's going to make the final of the Rio Open. Top-seeded Nadal played until 3:18 in the morning on Saturday before beating No. 6 Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay 4-6, 7-5, 6-0. The match almost set a record. The ATP says one non-Grand Slam match ended slightly later - 3:24 a.m. in Tokyo in 2006. Nadal will have only about...
Via AP on Fox
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Rafa Nadal must recover from a late night in the Rio Open

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) Rafael Nadal must bounce back from a late night if he's going to make the final of the Rio Open. Top-seeded Nadal played until 3:18 in the morning on Saturday before beating No. 6 Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay 4-6, 7-5, 6-0. The match almost set a record. The ATP says one non-Grand Slam match ended slightly later - 3:24 a.m. in Tokyo in 2006. Nadal will have only...
Via AP on Fox
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Tomas Berdych Faced His Demons And Rafael Nadal… And Lived To Tell About It

It is one of the most famous quotes in tennis history. After beating Jimmy Connors in 1980, Vitas Gerulaitis — who had lost his previous 16 matches to Jimbo — said, “No one beats Vitas Gerulaitis 17 times in a row!” Never mind the fact that Bjorn Borg had won 20 matches against Gerulaitis without a defeat — the quote is rightly considered a classic, and it was typical of...
Via Attacking The Net
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Nadal loses in quarterfinals to Berdych at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Rafael Nadal is out of the Australian Open, beaten 6-2, 6-0, 7-6 (5) in the quarterfinals by seventh-seeded Tomas Berdych on Tuesday. The third-seeded Nadal , a 14-time Grand Slam singles champion, said before the tournament began that his lack of match fitness due to injuries and illness in the last half of 2014 made him unlikely to win more than a few...
Via AP on Fox
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss
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