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Hey, Rafa CAN Beat This Guy (2013 U.S. Open Edition)

That was sweet. Rafael Nadal, who two years ago had Novak Djokovic so far inside his head Djokovic should have been paying condo fees, now officially owns him. Exhibit A:   That’s 13 Grand Slams. And counting . . . … Continue reading

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That’s Just So Stupid! (Novak Djerkovic U.S. Open Edition)

In the run-up to the 2013 U.S. Open, the New Yorker ran a major takeout by Lauren Collins on world number one tennis player Novak Djokovic. Nut graf: Djokovic and his family were slow to internalize the codes of tennis, a … Continue reading

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Hey! Rafa CAN Beat This Guy!

The Rogers Cup semifinal in Montreal last night between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic was yet another standout battle between the two premier players on the men’s tennis circuit. And this time Nadal prevailed. Despite blowing the second set. The … Continue reading

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On 7/7, 77 Years Of British Tennis Frustration Ended

Hey – Murray can beat this guy at Wimbledon. Yesterday Andy Murray, the Great UK Hope (Scotland Division), channeled Fred Perry, defeated Novak Djokovic, won the Wimbledon Championship – the first time a Brit has done so since 1936. From … Continue reading

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No Djok: Novak Will Take Wimbledon, But Who Cares

With Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer flaming out at Wimbledon, it’s pretty much a lock for Novak Djokovic, who rolled in the second round over Bobby Reynolds. Odds are Djokovic will win the tournament, but his victory will be as … Continue reading

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Our ‘Beat The Press Party’ Bakeoff (Carr Stalled Out Edition)

The hardwatching staff is a little late to the Great Boston MediaWatch Dogfight this week, but hey – we were distracted by Rafael Nadal’s epic dismantling of Novak Djokovic in the French Open semifinal (and subsequent dispatching of David Ferrer … Continue reading

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Oh, Wait – Rafa CAN Beat this Guy (II)

The hardrooting staff just watched the Tennis Channel rerun of Rafael Nadal’s French Open semifinal win over arch-rival Novak Djokovic. And we were struck by how tough Rafa hung in the fifth set, especially at 3-4 after Djokovic’s net-touch.   … Continue reading

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Wait – Nadal CAN Beat This Guy

It was shaping up to be the worst: Rafael Nadal, Le Roi de Roland Garros, up two sets to one, six games to five, thirty-fifteen. Two points from dispatching arch-nemesis Novak Djokovic in the French Open semifinals – and he … Continue reading

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Damn! Rafa Can’t Even Beat THIS Guy

What’s with the tennis journeymen who play the match of their lives against Rafael Nadal? (See 100th-ranked Lukas Rosol at last year’s Wimbledon for details.) Latest edition: Yesterday’s finals loss at the VTR Open in Chile to Horacio Zeballos, only … Continue reading

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Big Blow For David Ferrer At U.S. Open

The U.S. Open went all Key Largo yesterday, with heavy winds turning the Andy Murray-Tomas Berdych men’s semifinal into a game of Wiffle Tennis. From ESPN.com: NEW YORK — Dealing with 20 mph wind that blew a changeover chair onto … Continue reading

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