Tag Archives: Rafael Nadal

Tennis down under

Following the emotion and excitement of November’s newly formatted Davis Cup, won so impressively by hosts Spain, the inaugural ATP Cup, held across Australia, proved equally thrilling, with Serbia, headed by Novak Djokovic, defeating Rafa Nadal’s Spain in the final in what is effectively the lead up to next week’s Australian Open. Meanwhile, across the […]

Tennis big boys back in town

Once again the tennis circus is back in town, as the season-ending ATP Finals take place at London’s O2 Arena. With the world’s top eight men’s singles players and doubles teams in action there should be plenty of scintillating tennis on view. Sadly, Andy Murray hasn’t yet regained the required ranking having come back from […]

British wheelchair players chasing glory in New York

As the US Open tennis nears its conclusion at New York’s Flushing Meadows, Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams are well on course to add to their already incredible list of Grand Slam singles titles, having swept aside all before them, whilst the likes of Djokovic, Federer, Osaka and Barty have all fallen unexpectedly. Despite another […]

Wimbledon awaiting its winners

With Wimbledon approaching its conclusion, after almost two weeks of scintillating tennis, the men’s semi-final has drawn together Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal for the first time since the latter won an epic final in 2008. Now with a combined age of 70, 38 Grand Slam and 10 Wimbledon titles between them, and both playing […]

Business as usual as Nadal looks ominous

After an eventful but relatively predictable Italian Open, in which we saw a chair-throwing Nick Kyrgios walk off court to be disqualified, British male hopes extinguished by the second round and a fairly routine victory over Novak Djokovic for Rafa Nadal to win his ninth Rome title, attention now switches to the French Open. Roger […]

Zverev overcomes Djokovic to triumph at the ATP Finals

Alexander Zverev’s win in last Sunday’s Nitto sponsored ATP World Tour Finals could herald a changing of the guard at the top of Men’s Tennis. The hegemony cast by Federer, Nadal, Djokovic and to a lesser extent Murray and Wawrinka has extended for a decade or more now whilst the younger pretenders have floundered along […]

Wimbledon draw, names

With Wimbledon upon us, but British hopes sadly diminished with the last minute withdrawal of Sir Andy Murray, we can at least look forward to seeing the likes of Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal, Novak Djokavic, Marin Cilic, Kevin Anderson and Juan Martin del Potro all lining up in round one, alongside the maverick Nick Kyrgios […]

French Open

As we reach the culmination of the clay court season, all eyes turn to the 2018 French Open, held at Paris’ Stade Roland Garros on the surprisingly named Avenue Gordon Bennett. Less surprising is the fact that Rafael Nadal tends to come away with the spoils, given that he is by some considerable distance the […]