Tag Archives: Novak Djokovic

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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No Djoke: Rafa CAN Beat This Guy

As the hardworking staff has painstakingly chronicled, Rafael Nadal has been a wholly owned subsidiary of Novak Djokovic for the past year, never so much as in the last three Grand Slam finals. That was then. Here’s the climactic conclusion … Continue reading

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Rafael Nadal’s Feat Of Clay

From our How Rafa Got His Mojo Back bureau: Nadal beats Ferrer for 7th Barcelona Open win BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Rafael Nadal became the first player in the Open Era to win two tournaments seven times after beatingDavid Ferrer 7-6 (1), 7-5 in Sunday’s Barcelona … 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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