Author: Piyush Mishra (Piyush Mishra)

La Decima: The Mythical Tale of Rafael Nadal
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La Decima: The Mythical Tale of Rafael Nadal

LA DECIMA, probably the most used phrase among tennis fans in last 3 months by the tennis fans around the globe, be it in verbal discussions or on the internet. Winning a single grand slam ten times was unheard of, until Rafael Nadal made it happen, not once, but three times, at Monte Carlo, Barcelona...

Rafael Nadal: A 1000 chapter story
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Rafael Nadal: A 1000 chapter story

“I think he will retire by 30.” “700-800 matches is the most he can play.” “There is no way back from this injury, he should retire now.” “2012 could be the last season of the career for the Spaniard.” “Rafa and Longevity, don’t go along.” There isn’t one critic or tennis enthusiast who could claim...

BNP Paribas Open 2017: Fernando Verdasco v Rafael Nadal Match Preview
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BNP Paribas Open 2017: Fernando Verdasco v Rafael Nadal Match Preview

In a series of hot and happening events, right from the draw announcement at the Coachella Valley, the third round clash between the two Spaniards , Fernando Verdasco and Rafael Nadal looks set to unsettle. A comfortable victory in the second round, fifth seeded Nadal progressed with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Pella, breaking his...

Is the game on the threshold of a change?
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Is the game on the threshold of a change?

The only thing permanent in the universe is change. A transition is the journey between two stages of change. And the world of tennis seems confused about this inevitability. They want it, and they don’t. They want the new generation to step up and start winning serious titles, but they don’t want their long time...

Season Preview 2017: Rafael Nadal
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Season Preview 2017: Rafael Nadal

INJURY is an inevitable part of every sport. Comeback of the athlete is what follows — well, sometimes. A comeback to the top level is hailed as one hell of a task.  The lucky ones are able to make a comeback in the league of competition. Some do make a comeback and get back into...