Found September 09, 2013 on Larry Brown Sports:
PLAYERS: Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal lost his footing and got a bit stumbly during the finals of the US Open on Monday night, but he didn’t let the shaky moment ruin his momentum. Nadal and Djokovic were tied 4-4 in the third set and Nole was up 0-15 on Nadal’s serve. The two had a rally going, and […]

Nadal’s girlfriend Maria Francisca Perello at the US Open

Rafael Nadal’s private box was full of his biggest supporters throughout his championship run at the US Open. Fans watching Rafa’s four-set win over Novak Djokovic in the finals even got several glimpses of the Spaniard’s longtime girlfriend Maria Francisca Perello, who is generally less visible than some of the other WAGs of tennis. Perello, […]

Rafael Nadal Stars in New “This is SportsCenter” Commercial

(September 10, 2013) To celebrate Rafael Nadal’s US Open victory, ESPN debuted its latest addition to the award-winning “This is SportsCenter”  franchise with a spot that features the Spanish champion.  Filmed in both English and Spanish, it is now running on both ESPN and ESPN Deportes. following Nadal’s 6-2, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 win over Novak Djokovic to claim his […]

Rafael Nadal Stars In Great “This Is SportsCenter” Ad

Not surprisingly the latest ‘This Is SportsCenter” commercial is very well timed, and quite funny.  Rafael Nadal and his good looks are the star of the show and John Anderson and Bram Weinstein play back-up, the result is pure silver. If you are looking for a few more “This Is SportsCenter” commercials you can check out our top 100 list right HERE. Enjoy! [ESPN] Article...

Rafael Nadal wins US Open

(September 9, 2013) World No. 2 Rafael Nadal continued a perfect season on the hard courts when he defeated No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the final of the US Open on Monday night in Flushing Meadows 6-2, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1. Nadal is 22-0 on hard courts in 2013. The victory gives the Spaniard his 13th […]

Nadal adds chapter to storied rivalry

Rafael Nadal's victory over Novak Djokovic in the US Open final was the record 37th installment of the top rivalry in tennis right now -- and what is on its way to becoming the greatest in the sport's long history. So it was fascinating to hear Nadal reveal the deflating thought that crossed his mind before he faced Djokovic for the title at Flushing Meadows two years ago...

How a loss helped Rafa regain footing against Nole

Rafael Nadal's victory over Novak Djokovic in the U.S. Open final was the record 37th installment of the top rivalry in tennis right now - and what is on its way to becoming the greatest in the sport's long history. So it was fascinating to hear Nadal reveal the deflating thought that crossed his mind before he faced Djokovic for the title at Flushing Meadows two years ago...

Video: Rafael Nadal stars in new SportsCenter commercial that reveals his secret

For those that may not have known, this new SportsCenter commercial shares with the world Rafael Nadal's secret weapon: Candy.

US Open Final Odds: Nadal vs Djokovic Betting

The planet's top players will clash again in the US Open with oddsmakers making Novak Djokovic the -165 favorite to beat Rafael Nadal. Djokovic is favored despite a gruelling 5-set match Saturday against Stan Wawrinka, who has played him tough this year. Eyeing his second Grand Slam championship of the season and his 10th Grand Slam finals appearance in the last 13 Slams, Djokovic...

Rafael Nadal Defeats Novak Djokovic in Four Sets to Win U.S. Open

NEW YORK — Hard to believe this is the same Rafael Nadal who was at home during the U.S. Open a year ago, nursing a bad left knee. Hard to believe this is the guy sent packing in the first round of Wimbledon in June, losing against someone ranked 135th in the world. Looking fit as can be, and tough as — maybe even better than — ever, the No. 2-ranked Nadal pulled away from...

Rafa Nadal Dominates Richard Gasquet in U.S. Open Semifinal

No. 2 Rafael Nadal has moved into the finals of the US Open with a 6-4, 7-6(1), 6-2 victory over eighth seed Richard Gasquet on Saturday. Nadal will face Novak Djokovic in the Sunday final, his 18th Grand Slam final. This ties Nadal with Pete Sampras for the third most in history behind Roger Federer and Ivan Lendl. The victory was Nadal’s 21st straight win on a hard court, extending...

Rafael Nadal Wins 13th Grand Slam Beating Novak Djokovic at US Open

Rafael Nadal beat the official world No 1 in four sets again, 6-2, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 in three hours and 21 minutes, to win his second US Open and 13th career slam in his third joust with Djokovic in four years. It is a trilogy to further cement one of the enduring rivalries in sport. “Very, very emotional, no?” Nadal said after the match. “Probably only my team knows how much...

Nadal tops Djokovic in 1 vs. 2 battle

No. 2-ranked Rafael Nadal won his 13th Grand Slam title by edging No. 1 Novak Djokovic 6-2, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 in a riveting US Open final filled with lengthy points and fantastic shotmaking.

With His 13th Grand Slam Title, Could Rafael Nadal Be the Best Tennis Player Ever?

Other Sports For now, Roger Federer's unofficial title is safe. But it's in play.

No. 1 Djokovic Faces No. 2 Nadal In US Open Final

NEW YORK (AP) — The game that will be talked about for years and years required 198 strokes, 30 points, and 21 minutes to decide. Entire sets have taken less. It might be easy to conclude that Novak Djokovic won his tense, topsy-turvy U.S. Open semifinal against Stanislas Wawrinka despite dropping that epic third game of the fifth set. The truth is that the 2011 champion emerged...

Links of the Day 9/10/13

What’s this? No football today? For shame. It’s important for journalists to protect their sources. Rafael Nadal won the US Open. The tennis one. (Serena Williams won the ladies edition.) There is a new chairman of the IOC. SCOREBOARD MLB Minnesota 6, Los Angeles Angels 3 – I had tickets to this game. Well, I did back in April when it was intended to be played. Chicago 5, Detroit...
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