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On Sunday, Rafael Nadal took down David Ferrer in straight sets to win his eighth French Open title and 12th Grand Slam overall.
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In 1985-’86 the Celtics finished the season with a record of 50-1 at the Boston Garden. They captured the NBA title while establishing a gold standard for home dominance in professional sports. On Sunday Rafael Nadal won the French Open by improving his career record at Roland Garros to 59-1.
Here’s the list of French champions dating back to 2005: Nadal, Nadal, Nadal, Nadal...
Men’s French Open final between Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer...asswipe with a flare gets body slammed by security. [Ride the Pine]
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Rafael Nadal pulled out of the Gerry Weber Open on Saturday to rest ahead of Wimbledon.
Nadal said the grueling physical demands of recent weeks, including the French Open, led to his decision to withdraw from the grass-court event.
The 11-time Grand Slam winner plays fellow Spaniard David Ferrer in Sunday's French Open final, after coming through a ferocious five-set encounter...
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.
After receiving the Coupe des Mousquetaires, Nadal went on the reflect why this win...
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...
Men's Championship Sunday No. 3 Rafael Nadal vs. No. 4 David Ferrer Nadal leads 20-4 2004 Stuttgart, QF, clay-outdoor, Ferrer, 6-3, 6-7 (3), 7-5.
2005 Miami Masters, SF, hard-outdoor, Nadal, 6-4, 6-3.
2005 Rome Masters, SF, clay-outdoor, Nadal, 4-6, 6-4, 7-5.
2005 French Open, QF, clay-outdoor, Nadal, 7-5, 6-2, 6-0.
2007 Barcelona, SF, clay-outdoor, Nadal, 7-5, 6-1.
The feeling that never grows old.
Rafael Nadal may have lost his first set at Roland Garros 2013, but he won his last set. The King of Clay burnished his legend on the surface even further by securing an eighth Roland Garros title at the expense of fellow Spaniard David Ferrer. Here are some key things to know about the final and Nadal’s achievement more generally.
Sunday At Stade Roland Garros Paris Championship Rafael Nadal (3) def. David Ferrer (4), 6-3, 6-2, 6-3. Nadal Ferrer
1st Serve Percentage 70 62
Aces 5 1
Double Faults 2 5
1st Serve Winning Pct. 70 58
2nd Serve Winning Pct. 42 25
Fastest serve (mph) 125 122
Average 1st serve speed (mph) 110 110
Average 2nd serve speed (mph) 88 93
Winners (including service) 35 22
On Friday, Novak Djokovic, the world’s top-ranked player and the No. 1 seed at the French Open, took on No. 3 seed and seven-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal on the red clay in Paris. (Nadal won in a five-set thriller.)
If you don’t follow tennis, but do follow other sports with seeded tournaments, you might assume that this Djokovic-Nadal match is for the championship...
It's an all-Spanish men's final on the French clay of Roland Garros as Rafael Nadal takes on David Ferrer for the title. Nadal is seeking his fourth straight Coupe des Mousquetaires and an incredible eighth in the past nine years.
French Open men's final 1 2 3 4 5 3 Rafael Nadal 6 4 4 David Ferrer 3 1 Standing in his way is his countryman Ferrer, still chugging along...
Prior to Rafael Nadal winning his 8th French Open Men’s Singles Title at Roland-Garros, Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol decided to pay a visit to the tennis legend.
Check out the below tweet that Gasol posted on his Twitter page of him posing with Nadal and opponent, David Ferrer:
With 2 Greats before the final! Incredible tennis players and amazing guys!! @rafaelnadal @davidferrer87...
Good morning. Back to the grind.
Joe Mauer is just so freaking cool.
NBC and live sports: Still a match made in hell.
Rafael Nadal won the French Open, but NBC’s fiasco wasn’t the only interruption.
Washington 5, Minnesota 4 – Another heart breaking loss. What happened to the bullpen? It’s like they are worn out after over use early in the season.