Tag Archives: Rafael Nadal

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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Wall Street Journal Goes All Wimbledamus

From our Nostradamus desk Monday’s Wall Street Journal featured this in its Sports section: Wimbledon Could Get Even Weirder After last week’s upsets, injuries and shoe-sole theatrics, will the ball keep bouncing funny? If you love Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic … 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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Wait – Nadal Can’t Beat THIS Guy?

Rafael Nadal just lost in the first round at Wimbledon . . . to the #135-ranked player in men’s tennis . . . in straight sets. Huh? From USA Today: Nadal bounced early at Wimbledon again WIMBLEDON, England — Rafael … 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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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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