Tag: Rafael Nadal

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...

From a fan to worshipper: An open letter to Rafael Nadal
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From a fan to worshipper: An open letter to Rafael Nadal

I still remember the first tennis match I ever saw. It is the one that is considered to be the greatest ever match of tennis by many. Filled with intensity, wrath, talent, and amazement among other aspects. The match where two moguls of tennis met to elevate the level of the game to a never-known-before...

Rome Masters 2017: Draw Analysis
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Rome Masters 2017: Draw Analysis

The fifth Masters 1000 of the year, Italian Open is all set to host the best players on tour. The tournament has a rich history dating back to the 1930’s, when it was first held in Milan. After undergoing a change in location multiple times through the decades, it has remained in Rome since 1987....

The Man From Earth: A tribute to Rafael Nadal
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The Man From Earth: A tribute to Rafael Nadal

Would the earth ever reach the stars in the sky? Could the land possibly touch the bed of the ocean? Would the king fight for the smallest morsel? Could the toiler rule over the lords? It is easy to assign extremes of adjectives to heroic achievements:  a bit more so when it comes to sporting...

Miami Open 2017: Rafael Nadal v Jack Sock Match Preview
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Miami Open 2017: Rafael Nadal v Jack Sock Match Preview

Jack Sock has had an easy run in the Miami Open so far but his quarter final match would be anything but easy. After having a comfortable 6-2, 6-1 win over compatriot Jared Donaldson, Jack Sock now faces Rafael Nadal in the Quarter Finals. Sock is the last American remaining in the tournament and all the hopes...

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...

Rafael Nadal and the return of his mental prowess
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Rafael Nadal and the return of his mental prowess

“If I’m not playing aggressive, then I’m dead.” – Rafael Nadal quoted in an interview once and this could not be truer considering how he has been playing since the start of the tournament. Rafael Nadal has been hitting it out all across the court also exhibiting his banana shots and the much-feared topspin back. Having...