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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...
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13 hours ago  |  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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bedene upsets Bautista Agut to reach Hamburg quarterfinals

HAMBURG, Germany (AP) Aljaz Bedene advanced to the quarterfinals of the Hamburg Open by upsetting third-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut 7-6 (2), 7-6 (7) on Wednesday. Bedene will next play eight-seeded Fabio Fognini, who needed three sets to overcome Albert Ramos-Vinolas, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3. In another upset, sixth-seeded and 2012 Hamburg winner Juan Monaco went out against qualifier Lucas...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  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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3 days ago  |  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
3 days ago  |  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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Germany's Brown advances to Hall of Fame quarters in Newport

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) Germany's Dustin Brown beat sixth-seeded Sam Querrey 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 Thursday to complete a rain-delayed match from a day earlier, advancing to the quarterfinals of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships. Brown upset Rafael Nadal earlier this month in the second round at Wimbledon. On Wednesday, he led 4-3 in the final set and was up 15-love when play was halted...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  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
18 days ago  |  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
18 days ago  |  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...
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18 days ago  |  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...
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26 days ago  |  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
26 days ago  |  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...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Dustin Brown loses 2 days after beaing Nadal at Wimbledon

LONDON -- Dustin Brown's first match since beating Rafael Nadal ended in defeat. The German qualifier followed up his surprising win over the two-time Wimbledon champion with a 6-4, 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-3 loss to 22nd-seeded Viktor Troicki of Serbia on Saturday in the third round. Brown was again playing his serve-and-volley game on Court 3 against Troicki, but it didn't work as well...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Dustin Brown loses at Wimbledon 2 days after beaing Nadal

LONDON (AP) Dustin Brown's first match since beating Rafael Nadal ended in defeat. The German qualifier followed up his surprising win over the two-time Wimbledon champion with a 6-4, 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-3 loss to 22nd-seeded Viktor Troicki of Serbia on Saturday in the third round. Brown was again playing his serve-and-volley game on Court 3 against Troicki, but it didn't work as well...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Wimbledon Lookahead: Dustin Brown tries for encore

LONDON (AP) After his stunning win over Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon, Dustin Brown said it was easy to play well when expectations were so low. The 102nd-ranked German won't have that luxury on Saturday against Viktor Troicki. Everyone wants to see what Wimbledon's latest sensation can do for an encore. ''Dustin was very entertaining yesterday,'' said Nick Kyrgios, the Australian who...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

For 4th year in row, Nadal loses early at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) - On the final point of the first set of his latest Wimbledon disappointment, Rafael Nadal swung his mighty, lefty forehand - and whiffed, accidentally whacking his right leg with his racket. It was a painful, embarrassing mistake, symbolic of the sort of day this was. During five trips to the All England Club from 2006-11, Nadal reached the final every time. In his most...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Rafael Nadal Ousted By Dustin Brown In Wimbledon Second Round Upset

LONDON — On the final point of the first set of his latest Wimbledon disappointment, Rafael Nadal swung his mighty, lefty forehand — and whiffed, accidentally whacking his right leg with his racket. It was a painful, embarrassing mistake, symbolic of the sort of day this was. During five trips to the All England Club from 2006-11, Nadal reached the final every time. In his most...
Via NESN.com
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Nadal Loses: Storm Clouds Gather, But Will They Give Way To Sunlight?

When the story of this resplendent and unforgettable era of men’s tennis is written, the footsteps of Rafael Nadal will never stray that far from the footprints left by Roger Federer, and vice-versa. When this era is recalled 30, 50, or 75 years from now, any mention of one man will invariably bring the other to mind. That’s just the way it is, and it’s just the way it will...
Via Attacking The Net
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Nadal Loses: Storm Clouds Gather, But Will They Give Way To Sunlight?

When the story of this resplendent and unforgettable era of men’s tennis is written, the footsteps of Rafael Nadal will never stray that far from the footprints left by Roger Federer, and vice-versa. When this era is recalled 30, 50, or 75 years from now, any mention of one man will invariably bring the other to mind. That’s just the way it is, and it’s just the way it will...
Via Bloguin Best
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Rafael Nadal Upset Again at Wimbledon

Ever since reaching the finals at Wimbledon in 2011, Rafael Nadal has really struggled at the prestigious event. Just moments ago, Dustin Brown...
Via Athlon Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Two-time champion Rafael Nadal loses to 102nd-ranked Dustin Brown in 2nd round of Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) Two-time champion Rafael Nadal loses to 102nd-ranked Dustin Brown in 2nd round of Wimbledon.
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Nadal loses at Wimbledon to player ranked 100 or worse for fourth straight year

Rafael Nadal lost to Dustin Brown on Thursday in the second round at Wimbledon, his fourth straight defeat at the All England Club at the hands of a player ranked No. 100 or worse. Brown -- currently ranked No. 102 in the world -- defeated the 10th-ranked Spaniard 7-5, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4. It's the latest in a series of Wimbledon let-downs for the two-time champion at the All England Club...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Wimbledon draw: Djokovic has easier road to semis than rivals

LONDON — Defending champion Novak Djokovic avoided his three biggest traditional rivals in the Wimbledon draw Friday, as the other members of tennis’ “Big Four” all were placed on the opposite side. Serena Williams had no such luck in the women’s draw, where she might have to get past three former No. 1s — sister Venus, Victoria Azarenka and Maria Sharapova — just...
Via NESN.com
June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Wimbledon 2015: Men’s Draw Analysis

The gentlemen’s singles draw for Wimbledon 2015 has been released, with seeded players in white: And here's the complete entire #Wimbledon men's draw. Should be fun! pic.twitter.com/NniXk2z6lg — Ben Rothenberg (@BenRothenberg) June 26, 2015 Here are the items of foremost importance after the revelation of the brackets: The biggest question in the men’s draw, in terms of...
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June 26, 2015  |  Discuss
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