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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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Rafa! Rafa!!

That most estimable tennis player Rafael Nadal is back, last night winning the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells for the third time. Highlights:   The hardrooting staff loves Nadal because he’s never eaten his press clippings. Exhibit A is his … 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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That’s Just So Sad! (Rafa Can’t Beat This Guy Edition)

The hardworking staff loves Rafael Nadal, a tennis player who’s classy, humble, and supremely talented. But he’s clearly met his match in Noval Djokovic, a tennis player who’s admirable in his efforts to rehabilitate Serbia’s international image, and even more … Continue reading

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Rafa Just Can’t Beat This Guy (U.S. Open Edition)

You really have to feel for Rafael Nadal. He was on rails to become the greatest tennis player of all time (despite his protestations), until the Djokovic Express pulled into the station. And then – Rafa derailed. This latest (sixth … Continue reading

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Rafael Nadal, Please Call Sam Stosur

The was some can of whup-ass Sam Stosur opened on Serena Williams in the U.S. Open women’s final, yeah? Match point:   And what would the U.S. Open be without a Seranta – in this case because (via YouTube) “playing … Continue reading

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Rafael Nadal Is A Mensch

As longtime fans of Rafael Nadal, the hardworking staff was curious about how the Splendid Spaniard would react to Novak Djokovic’s sandblasting of him in Sunday’s final at Indian Wells. Well, he said this: When someone suggested the match might … Continue reading

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The Remarkable Rafael Nadal

Is there a classier athlete than Rafael Nadal in professional sports? Maybe Derek Jeter, but in a photo-finish I give the nod to Rafa. In advance of this year’s U.S. Open, he spoke about how much he wanted to win … Continue reading

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