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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...
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August 18, 2013  |  Discuss

11 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Feel Bad For Rafael Nadal After Being Upset At Wimbledon

Rafael Nadal may have been bounced early from Wimbledon, after losing to Belgium’s #135 ranked Steve Darcis, but that won’t stop him from enjoying life. In an effort to keep his mind off of the first round exit, he took some time to hang out with his girlfriend Maria Francisca Perello on a yacht in Ibiza. If you need a few reasons to not feel bad for Rafael, just enjoy the...
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July 01, 2013  |  Discuss

The Future Of Tennis

This year’s Wimbledon has been anything but predictable. Rafael Nadal was ousted in the first round by relatively unknown Steve Darcis. Roger Federer didn’t last much longer, getting knocked out in the second round by Sergiy Stakhovky. John Isner, Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka also made early exits, and while some heavy-hitters are still very much alive, the question...
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July 01, 2013  |  Discuss

The Decline of Roger Federer; Bernard Tomic’s Blind Love — The Friday Five

By Maud Watson Second Guessing One of the two biggest upset of Week 1 at Wimbledon was that of Rafael Nadal losing to Steve Darcis.  Nadal meekly succumbed to the inspired play of the Belgian in the opening round, leaving many questioning his future in the game.  The knees are the obvious first concern.  That his knees could deteriorate as quickly as they appeared to in that first...
Via Tennis Grand Stand
June 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Open-era record 7 walkovers, retirements on 1 day

Seven players were knocked out of Wimbledon on Wednesday by withdrawals or mid-match retirements in what was believed to be a record number of casualties in one day at a Grand Slam tournament in the 45-year Open era. Second-seeded Victoria Azarenka and sixth-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga were among the players departing on Day 3 at the All England Club. Also out: Steve Darcis, the...
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June 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Chaotic Wednesday at Wimbledon

Wednesday has been a brutal day at Wimbledon. No. 3 seed Maria Sharapova is out after a straight-set loss to an unseeded player on a day marred by injuries, walkovers and retirements that have completely changed the landscape of the Grand Slam tournament in a matter of hours. Among the other damage: No. 2 women's seed Victoria Azarenka, who injured herself in her first-round...
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June 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Azarenka, Darcis, Isner and Cilic Out of Wimbledon with Injuries

Wednesday at Wimbledon saw multiple players withdraw or retire from matches at the All England Club due to injuries including No. 2 Victoria Azarenka, Rafael Nadal’s conqueror Steve Darcis, 18th seed John Isner, 10th seed Marin Cilic and veteran Radek Stepanek. Related posts: Rafael Nadal Knocked Out of Wimbledon By Steve Darcis Ranked 135 Rafael Nadal Still Unable to Compete...
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June 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Man who beat Nadal pulls out with shoulder injury

The player who stunned Rafael Nadal in the first round at Wimbledon, 135th-ranked Steve Darcis of Belgium, has withdrawn from the tournament because of an injured right shoulder. Darcis pulled out on Wednesday, hours before he was supposed to face Lukasz Kubot of Poland in the second round. It was a surprising development, given how well Darcis played while ending two-time Wimbledon...
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June 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Azarenka, Darcis, Isner and Cilic Out of Wimbledon with Injuries

(June 26, 2013) Wednesday at Wimbledon saw multiple players withdraw or retire from matches at the All England Club due to injuries including No. 2 Victoria Azarenka, Rafael Nadal’s conqueror Steve Darcis, 18th seed John Isner, 10th seed Marin Cilic and veteran Radek Stepanek. Azarenka pulled out before her scheduled match against Flavia Pennetta after [...]
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June 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Injured Darcis out of Wimbledon

The player who stunned Rafael Nadal in the first round at Wimbledon, 135th-ranked Steve Darcis of Belgium, has withdrawn from the tournament because of an injured right shoulder. Darcis pulled out on Wednesday, hours before he was supposed to face Lukasz Kubot of Poland in the second round. It was a surprising development, given how well Darcis played while ending two-time Wimbledon...
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June 26, 2013  |  Discuss

John McEnroe: Rafael Nadal is greatest tennis player ever

Rafael Nadal was stunningly upset in the first round at Wimbledon on Monday 7-6, 7-6, 6-4 by Belgian Steve Darcis, who entered the match ranked No. 135 in the world. It was Nadal’s first time losing in the first round of a grand slam. Prior to Monday, Nadal was enjoying a great year. The Spaniard [...]
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June 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Shocking loss hurts Nadal's legacy

The greatest player of all time can't be losing a match like this. Not in his prime. Not at Wimbledon. And certainly not twice in a row there. Just when the conversation was turning, when people -- including me -- were starting to wonder if maybe Rafael Nadal might be the best player ever, and not Roger Federer, Nadal did something that Federer never does: He lost to a journeyman...
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June 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Rafael Nadal stunned in first round at Wimbledon

After winning the French Open just 15 days ago, Rafael Nadal was bounced from Wimbledon in the first round. It was the first time in his career that Nadal has lost in the opening round of a Grand Slam tournament. Nadal was clearly hampered by an old left knee injury, but he refused to blame that in the post-match press conference. He fell to Belgium’s Steve Darcis 7-6 (4), 7-6...
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June 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Rafael Nadal Knocked Out of Wimbledon By Steve Darcis Ranked 135

Few players handle defeat with the dignity or perspective Rafael Nadal brings to that morale-crushing experience. If there were triumph to be extracted from losing in straight sets to Steve Darcis, a 29-year-old Belgian with a big serve, a love of the grasscourt game and more self-belief than might be expected of a player ranked 135 in the world, the Spaniard found it. Related posts...
Via Tennis Tidings
June 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Nadal Loses in 1st Round at Wimbeldon

Well, so goes that idea. 2 Time Wimbeldon Champ Rafael Nadal will remain a two time champ after this years tournament. That's because he's out. Nadal was beaten in straight sets Monday by 135 ranked Steve Darcis of Belgium on Court 19, the fringes of the tennis center. Reports say Nadal was sluggish, this despite coming in on a 22 match winning streak and yes, it...
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June 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Repeat Shocker at Wimbledon: Rafael Nadal Out at Hands of World No. 135 Steve Darcis in Straight Sets

Rafael Nadal’s first ever first round loss at a Major was Monday at Wimbledon (June 24, 2013) The impossible has happened again at Wimbledon. After a surprising exit at the hands of Lukas Rosol at last year’s Wimbledon Championships in the second round, world No. 5 Rafael Nadal was dealt another heavy blow on the grass. But this time, in a round earlier and by an opponent ranked...
Via Tennis Grand Stand
June 24, 2013  |  Discuss
NO. 1 STUNNER

Nadal upset in first round

An ailing Rafael Nadal was knocked out in straight sets by Belgian Steve Darcis, stunning the two-time champion, who had been struggling with a knee injury suffered last year at Wimbledon.

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June 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Steve Darcis stuns Rafael Nadal in first round upset

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June 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Nadal crashes out in 1st round at Wimbledon

Two-time Wimbledon champion Rafael Nadal lost in straight sets to Steve Darcis of Belgium in the first round of the grass-court tournament on Monday. Nadal, who was bidding to win his 13th Grand Slam title after winning the French Open for a record eighth time, had never lost in the first round in a Grand Slam tournament. In one of Wimbledon's greatest upsets, Darcis ended...
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June 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Nadal loses Wimbledon shocker, again

Rafael Nadal has been in the final of six of the past eight majors in which he has played. The two shortcomings: Wimbledon in both 2012 and 2013. Yes, Nadal followed up last year's shocking second-round loss to unknown Lukas Rosol by losing this year in the first round to another relative unknown, Steve Darcis: Darcis serving for 1st set on Nadal. If you don't know who...
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June 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Rafael Nadal Upset by Steve Darcis in Wimbledon First Round

  (June 24, 2013) No. 5 seed Rafael Nadal suffered his first-ever first round match at a major when he fell to No. 135 Steve Darcis of Belgium 7-6(4), 7-6(8), 6-4 at Wimbledon on Monday. Darcis is the lowest-ranked ever player to beat Nadal at a Grand Slam event.  Brazil’s Gustavo Kuerten was the last [...]
Via Tennis Panorama
June 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Wimbledon at a glance

A look at Wimbledon, the year's third Grand Slam tennis tournament: Surface: Grass courts. Site: The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. Schedule: Play begins Monday. The women's singles final is July 6; the men's singles final is July 7. There are no matches scheduled for the two-week tournament's middle Sunday, June 30. Monday's Top Men's Matches...
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June 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Nadal stunned in Wimbledon opener

In one of Wimbledon's greatest upsets, an ailing Rafael Nadal was knocked out in straight sets Monday by a player ranked 135th - the Spaniard's first loss in the opening round of a Grand Slam event. Steve Darcis of Belgium stunned the two-time champion 7-6 (4), 7-6 (8), 6-4. He ended Nadal's 22-match winning streak and eliminated one of the Big Four of men's tennis...
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June 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Paire beats Menendez-Maceiras at Open Sud

Eighth-seeded Benoit Paire took just 45 minutes to beat Adrian Menendez-Maceiras of Spain 6-0, 6-2 in the Open Sud de France first round on Tuesday. The Frenchman had nine aces and did not face a break point. He used his powerful forehand to often force Menendez-Maceiras to the back of the court and broke the Spaniard's serve five times. Paire amused himself in the last game...
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February 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Paire easily wins France opener

Benoit Paire took just 45 minutes to beat Adrian Menendez-Maceiras of Spain 6-0, 6-2 in the Open Sud de France first round on Tuesday. The Frenchman had nine aces and did not face a break point. He used his powerful forehand to often force Menendez-Maceiras to the back of the court and broke the Spaniard's serve five times. Paire amused himself in the last game with a half...
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February 05, 2013  |  Discuss
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