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Tennis Grand Stand:
For nearly a decade, Nadal has dominated this part of the season.
Having concluded the first hard-court season, the ATP moves on to spend the spring on clay in cities like Monte Carlo, Madrid, Rome, and Paris. Take a look at some of the key narratives that might set the tone during this action-packed span.
1. Can anyone stop Nadal?
This question has dominated the ATP clay season every season since 2006, and only twice (2009 and 2011) has anyone made significant incursions into Rafa’s fortresses. In the wake of his extended injury absence, Nadal recaptured his familiar form sooner than anyone would have imagined. Having won the first Masters 1000 tournament of his comeback on a hard court, defeating three top-eight opponents en route, he has positioned himself ideally to repeat last year’s perfect record on his beloved red clay. While he may annihilate fewer opponents than he once did, Indian Wells showed that his competitive ferocity and the aura that it creates had return...
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Roger Federer says he will play at the Swiss Indoors in October, ending speculation he could skip his hometown tournament in a contractual dispute.
Federer tells Swiss daily Tages Anzeiger that ''everyone knows how much this tournament means to me, and that is still true.''
The five-time champion says ''I never said that I wouldn't play in Basel. And...
Roger Federer says he will play at the Swiss Indoors in October, ending speculation he'd skip his hometown tournament because of a contractual dispute.
Federer tells Swiss daily Tages Anzeiger that ''everyone knows how much this tournament means to me and that is still true.''
The five-time champion says he never said that he wouldn't play in Basel. He says...
By Maud Watson Novak Djokovic (Christopher Levy / Tennis Grandstand) Touch and Go The spring clay court season of the ATP World Tour is set to kick it into high gear next week, but it may not be firing on all cylinders. World No. 1 Novak Djokovic badly sprained his ankle in his winning effort to help lead Serbia to victory over the United States in Davis Cup play last weekend and...
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (April 11, 2013) – Future UCLA teammates and fellow Californians Mackenzie McDonald and Gage Brymer recorded convincing straight-set victories on Thursday in the Boys’ 18s division on Day 5 of the 46th annual ASICS Easter Bowl being played at the Sunrise Country Club.
The No. 2-seeded McDonald of Piedmont, Calif., beat No. 15-seeded Dennis Uspensky of Atlantic...
(April 10, 2013) Roger Federer will play his hometown tournament in Basel Switzerland – the Swiss Indoors. There had been reports in the media to the contrary Federer told the Swiss daily newspaper Tages Anzeiger that “everyone knows how much this tournament means to me and that is still true.” Federer’s contract ended with the [...]