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nadal knocked out in rome

May 7, 2008

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Getty Images photo Wow, what a shocker. In what should have been a routine match for clay court king Rafael Nadal in the second round of the Rome Masters, he suffered a shocking upset in the hands of former French Open champion and Spanish compatriot Juan Carlos Ferrero, 7-5, 6-1. Ferrero now joins the very […]

100th win and still dominant

May 1, 2008

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Perhaps we should just wrap up the clay court season for tennis this year and move right on to the grass court season. Spain’s Rafael Nadal, probably the best clay court tennis player of all time, has just reached another astonishing milestone and does not even come close to slowing down on the red dirt […]

nadal bests federer in monte carlo

April 27, 2008

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There was no third-time lucky for Roger Federer against his greatest nemesis Rafael Nadal on clay at Monte Carlo today. Nadal proved to be impregnable on the red dirt, solidifying his dominance by winning the Monte Carlo Masters for a historic fourth time, 7-5, 7-5. His record against the Swiss star is now 7-1 on […]

federer, nadal set up monte carlo final; djokovic wimps out

April 26, 2008

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Equilibrium has been restored in the tennis world once again. The sport’s top two players, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, will meet in the finals of tomorrow’s Monte Carlo Masters. It has been a long time since the two played each other, with their most recent meeting during last November’s Shanghai’s Masters’ Cup, where the […]

davydenko destroys nadal

April 6, 2008

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Spain continues to be denied the chance of having its players take home the Sony Ericsson Open championship trophy, despite having had three finalists making a play for it — Sergi Bruguera in 1997, Carlos Moya in 2003, and Rafael Nadal this year. Nadal again came up short in his second final appearance in Miami […]

nadal closes in on federer

April 5, 2008

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While a certain young male Serbian tennis player jaws off about being world number one in the near future and crashing the party of two that has long been dominated by Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, Nadal — the current world number two — is quietly letting his racket do the talking. Nadal is discreetly […]

the troubled number ones

April 4, 2008

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“I hope the media don’t start “killing” Roger for this. He doesn’t deserve it and he is really a great guy. I am sure he will win soon again,” close rival Rafael Nadal said in his blog on Tennis.com, referring to Roger Federer’s defeat by Andy Roddick in the quarterfinals of the Sony Ericsson Open […]