Tag Archives: Indian Wells

Serena Williams Now Looks to Re-produce On the Tennis Court

For those of you keeping score at home, it’s been five months since Serena Williams almost died giving birth to her daughter, Olympia. But now Williams is ready to see her tennis career reborn, as Sports Illustrated notes. Williams restarts … Continue reading

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Nadal’s Last Stand: Fail Better

The hardrooting staff has long been a fan of Rafael Nadal, the Half-Volley Hamlet of the men’s professional tennis tour. Rafa has been one of the most likable, ferocious, and – openly, sometimes painfully – introspective tennis players the game has ever seen. … 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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Novak Says ‘No Va’ To Rafa

Free the Rafael Nadal One! Hardhitting Novak Djokovic Serbmarined the tennis world’s No. 1 for the third straight time in a finals match this year. From CNN: Novak Djokovic beat Rafael Nadal for the first time on clay to claim … 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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Novak Djokovic Is A Monster

And the hardworking staff means that in the most positive sense. Pride of Serbia Novak Djokovic put a serious beatdown on Rafael Nadal at the BNP Paribas Open Sunday afternoon. Via ESPN.com: INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — Rafael Nadal‘s serve deserted him … Continue reading

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