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Rafael Nadal had little trouble dispatching fellow Spaniard David Ferrer in yesterday’s French Open final. After surviving a five-set classic Friday against top-ranked Novak Djokovic, Nadal beat Ferrer in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2, 6-3.
Then he dropped in the rankings.
David Ferrer (left) jumped Rafael Nadal (right) in the ATP rankings despite losing to Nadal 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 in the French Open final. (AP photo)
Ferrer, the recipient of Rafa’s beatdown, actually jumped Nadal in the rankings. Ferrer, who was ranked fifth before Roland Garros is now fourth. Nadal, who was ranked fourth, is now fifth. (Novak Djokovic is first, Andy Murray – who withdrew from the French Open because of an injury – is second and Roger Federer is third.)
So how does the runner-up in a Grand Slam move ahead of the champion of a Grand Slam on the Monday following that tournament?
The answer isn’t as complicated as you’d think.
Here’s how it works. The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), the governing bod...
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Rafael Nadal has made history, winning his eighth French Open. He became the first to win eight singles titles at the same grand slam tournament. Nadal took down fellow Spanish countryman David Ferrer in straight sets winning 6-3, 6-2, 6-3. His overall record at Roland Garros is an amazing 59-1.
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Eight-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal drops from No. 4 to No. 5 in the ATP rankings this week, swapping places with David Ferrer, the man he beat in the Roland Garros final.
Nadal only retained the ranking points he earned by winning last year's French Open, while Ferrer gained points by reaching his first Grand Slam final.
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By Ros Satar (June 9, 2013) PARIS – A dramatic double interruption from protestors left an edgy air on an overcast Paris day, but it did not prevent Rafael Nadal from carving a place in history as the first man to win eight titles at the same Grand Slam event. Nadal beat compatriot David [...]
A little while ago during the French Open match between Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer, a shirtless man rushed the court with what appeared to be flares. Apparently, it was in protest of something. Perhaps he was speaking out in […]
Right now, French Open champions Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams are as good as it gets in tennis.
The next time we see them competing, at Wimbledon in two weeks, Nadal will be merely a serious contender, while Williams will be the unquestioned favorite.
Both have a won-loss record of 43-2 in 2013. Nadal has won 22 matches in a row. Williams has won 31 straight, the longest single...
The French Open final between Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer on Sunday was brought to a halt when a protestor lit a flare and stormed the court.
(June 9, 2013) Fans at Philippe Chatrier Court had some unexpected and unwelcomed protectors inside the stadium during the men’s final between Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer on Sunday.
Protestors on neighboring Suzanne Lenglen court
All was going according to plan for Nadal to capture his eighth Roland Garros title. Earlier in the second set, however, rambunctious protestors, in...
A shirtless, masked protester carrying a lit flare jumped on the court during Sunday’s French Open final, near where Rafael Nadal was preparing a serve to David Ferrer. The man jumped over fans in the front row to invade the court before he was tackled by security and removed.
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Nadal will play his 60th match at Roland Garros on Sunday when he meets Spanish compatriot David Ferrer, and a 59th win would give him his eighth title on the clay court – a victory Murray fully expects him to achieve.
So, what did you think of this year’s Roland Garros? Surprised? OF COURSE YOU WEREN’T.
The heavy pre-tourney faves, Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams, won big. Sure, Rafa started off the fortnight scratchy, losing a set in each of his first two matches, before running into the world’s top baller, Novak Djokovic, and winning an insta-classic, five-set semifinal match. He was...
A shirtless, masked protester carrying a lit flare jumped on the court during Sunday’s French Open final, near where Rafael Nadal was preparing a serve to David Ferrer. The man jumped over fans in the front row to invade the court before he was tackled by security and removed. [Continue Reading]
This weekend gave us everything we love about sports.
We had a ridiculous NBA Finals game , while the Bruins finished their sweep of the Penguins, and the Blackhawks closed out the Kings to set up an all-Original Six Stanley Cup final.
Palace Malice won the Belmont , which can only make you think of this:
And Rafael Nadal won the French Open despite this guy's shenanigans...
The Final of the French Open match between Rafa Nadal and David Ferrer was interrupted after a protester ran onto the court past security with a red flare. With Nadal serving for the second set, a half-naked man fan entered the court on Nadal’s end, flare in hand. The protester was immediately tackled by security but not before he caused a major scene. Video via Business...