Rafael Nadal & Roland Garros

Rafael Rafa Nadal Parera (born 3 June 1986) is a Spanish professional tennis player and a former World No. Roland Garros (6 October 1888 – 5 October 1918) was an early French aviator and a fighter pilot during World War I. 5.0/5

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Rafael Nadal is coming to Roland Garros to reclaim his championship!
Rafael Nadal wants to win next Grand Slam at Roland Garros
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Rafael Nadal has beaten Novak Djokovic six times at Roland Garros, but how many times do you hear this from his fans? Rarely!
Novak Djokovic is only the first player to beat Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros and Roger Federer at Wimbledon in the sam…
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Played 67. Won 66. Lost 1. That's the record of Rafael at Roland Garros.
New Delhi: World number one Novak Djokovic insists he is close to winning the French Open, the only trophy missing from his Grand Slam cabinet, even though he has a minor problem and his name is Rafael Nadal. "I have been pretty close to winning the French Open title and have played a few finals and semi-finals but I have a problem, his name is Nadal," said Djokovic, who has twice finished runner-up to record nine-time champion at Roland Garros. Djokovic, who was speaking after the india leg of the IPTL, said he has got the self-belief to go all the way in the second Grand Slam of the year. "Losing only one match in his career is credit to him (Nadal). I respect him a lot, Roger (Federer) and other guys. I am going to push. I am going to keep trying. The last couple of years the way I have played on clay courts against Rafa, it has given me enough reason to believe that I ...
This year's Roland Garros male and female singles champions Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova blasted away at Wimbledon.
Nick Kyrgios, the teen Wimbledon quarter-finalist who beat Rafael Nadal?: Australia's Nick Kyrgios, who defeated French Open champion Rafael Nadal in the Wimbledon fourth round 7-6(5) 5-7 7-6(5) 6-3 on Tuesday to reach the quarter-finals. GROWING UP * He was born on April 27, 1995 in Canberra, Australia. * He is the son of a Greek father, Giorgos, and a Malaysian mother, Norlaila. * A promising basketball player growing up, he choose to focus solely on tennis when he was 14-years-old. TENNIS CAREER * He won the Australian Open boys' singles title in 2013. * He is an accomplished doubles player and won back-to-back Wimbledon boys' doubles in 2012 and 2013, as well as the 2012 Roland Garros doubles title. * He turned professional in 2013. * Currently, he's the highest-ranked teenager on the men's professional circuit at 144th. * He is coached by Tennis Australian national coach Simon Rea. WIMBLEDON DEBUT * A wildcard entry in this year's Wimbledon, he is the youngest player in the men's singles draw. * He i ...
Full name is Nicholas Hilmy Kyrgios...Started playing tennis aged six...Father, George, is Greek-Australian; mother, Norlaila, is Malaysian; brother, Christos, is a lawyer, and sister, Halimah, is an actress...As a junior ranked World No. 1 and won the 2013 Australian Open (d. Kokkinakis); also won Roland Garros and Wimbledon junior doubles title (w/A. Harris)...Favourite surface are hard and grass courts...Likes watching basketball and listening to music...Listens to a variety of music but specifically likes Lil Wayne and Rihanna. When watching TV or movies, likes comedy and watches TV show Family Guy...Idols growing up were Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, LeBron James and Michael Jordan...Has trained at the Australian Institute of Sport since 2012...Coached by Simon Rea...
Rafael Nadal should only play in Roland Garros French Open. Last year 2nd round in Wimblendn beated by Lucas Rosol..nd this year in 4th round by an unseeded one Nick Kygios...
Gentleman's Wimbledon 2014 singles and doubles seeds as well as seeding formula used by Wimbledon. Djokovic Named Top Seed For Wimbledon, Defending Champion Murray Third Seed Wimbledon, England by ATP Staff Novak Djokovic , the 2011 titlist, has been named top seed for The Championships on Wednesday. Rafael Nadal , who clinched his 14th Grand Slam championship at Roland Garros two weeks ago and is currently No. 1 in the Emirates ATP Rankings, is No. 2 seed. Nadal's seeding was influenced by his first-round loss to Steve Darcis at Wimbledon last year and his opening-round exit to Dustin Brown at the Gerry Weber Open last week. Defending champion Andy Murray is third seed, while fourth seed Roger Federer is aiming to capture his eighth Wimbledon title. Stan Wawrinka, this year's Australian Open champion, has been named the No. 5 seed. It means that Wawrinka could meet Djokovic, Nadal or Murray in the quarter-finals. The singles draw ceremony takes place on Friday. The singles seeds reflect the Top 32 in the ...
O Rei de Roland Garros! rafael_nadal_ from with repostapp. Nine times a Roland…
Rafael Nadal must please take a whole year off and return for next year's Roland Garros. Such breaks used to work for Agassi.
Rafael Nadal has won his ninth French Open title after beating Novak Djokovic at Roland Garros …
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A Roland Garros legend. Rafael Nadal becomes the 1st man to win 5 straight French Open titles.
I have a confession to make. And I am ashamed to admit it. But I had doubts. I didn't believe in Rafa before this Roland Garros started. I thought Djokovic was too strong. He's without a doubt the toughest player Rafa has ever played, after all. The only one who could really measure up against Nadal. Who wasn't afraid. Who knew how to play him. Who knew how to BEAT him. But there are no excuses. Rafael Nadal has through his whole career proven doubters as myself wrong. People have written him off more times than any other player in history. "He'll never recover from this injury." "He'll never win slams outside clay." "He'll never come close of Federer." "He's done. It's over. You don't recover from 7 months absence." "No way Nadal is going to win slams at 25, are you kidding me? His playing style is too tough on the body. He might even have retired at 25." "No way Nadal will beat Djokovic again, are you blind? He doesn't stand a chance." And on it goes... But this guy is more than a tennis player. He's a ...
Rafael Nadal shows off his fit physique during his men’s singles final match against Novak Djokovic on day fifteen of the 2014 French Open at Roland Garros on Sunday (June 8) in Paris, France. The 28-year-old Spanish star took home his ninth French Open after defeating the 27-year-old Serbian player
Congratulations to Rafael Nadal on his 9th French Open title. This is perhaps the most impressive feat in the history of sports. The man has lost one match in 10 years on the red clay of Roland Garros. My hat is off to the King of Clay!
Rafael Nadal shook off a lost first set Sunday to beat Novak Djokovic in the French Open final, the Spaniard's record ninth career title at Roland Garros.
Rafael Nadal wins French Open title for ninth time with 3-6 7-5 6-2 6-4 win over Novak Djokovic at Roland Garros. http…
Rafa's reign on clay is unending like his wedgie-picking. Congrats, Rafael Nadal. Roland Garros Title No. 9. Grand Slam No. 14 Random Thought: I miss Robin Soderling. He's the only person who has beaten Rafa in Roland Garros. Heard he plans a comeback though. Jd Jean
(GETTY IMAGES) World No. 1 Rafael Nadal has won his ninth Coupe des Mousquetaires at Roland Garros and set a new record, by being the only men singles' champion to win 9 trophies in a Grand Slam. Our champ defeat...
We did it! Rafael Nadal 5 consecutives Roland Garros. 9 in Total!! 14 GS. Thank you so much! Vamos Rafa. Congratulations to the Djoker!!
And he stays World number 1,Rafael Nadal is the winner of Roland Garros his 9th title
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Fresh off a semifinals loss to Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros, Andy Murray has found the man who will be responsible to get him ready for Wimbledon. As many expected, Murray officially hired Amelie Mauresmo as his new coach Sunday...
Rafael Nadal v/s Novak Djokovic; whose gonna win the title at the Roland Garros!!?
French Open final: Rafael Nadal v Novak Djokovic - live!: All the action from the men's final at Roland Garros...
Rafael Nadal faces Novak Djokovic in the French Open final today at Roland Garros. Who's going to win?
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(Photo: Rindoff/Charriau/French Select/Getty Images) On Saturday, June 7, our champion Rafael Nadal spent his day off at the practice courts. He also made an appearance on the French TV channel France 2 at Roland Garros. Here are some photos. Photos:...
From the Garros 2014 blog. "And that's a wrap folks! WHAT A MATCH. That's the first three-set final in 13 years, and just two minutes shy of the all-time Roland Garros women's record of 3:04, set by Steffi Graf and Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario. Sharapova was brilliant in clinching her fifth Grand Slam title in her fourth straight three-set match, while Halep was equally impressive in her first ever major final. That match will take a lot to beat in terms of quality and drama. But no doubt Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will bring a similar quality to the court for tomorrow's men's final! We look forward to you all joining us then :)
6:30 IST on center court Roland Garros, Parris, Rafael Nadal will take on Novak Djokovic for his 9th jere and 14th overall major slam
In tennis, no surprises there in the men's singles final at Roland Garros as the top two seeds will battle each other for this Grand Slam title. Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are no strangers to each other with this being their 3rd matchup in a tournament final this year alone and their 42nd career meeting. And there's going to be plenty at stake in Sunday's final. Besides the French Open title, obviously the winner of this match will also claim the World number 1 ranking.
Rafael Nadal will play Novak Djokovic, who needs a Roland Garros title to complete a career Grand Slam!
Tennis: Andy Murray has said today's defeat at Roland Garros against Rafael Nadal was the toughest match he's had against him.
Here is what Rafael Nadal had to say after his victory over Andy Murray: Video: Roland Garros
This was vintage Nadal.It's hard to imagine he's played better in any of his previous 64 victories at Roland Garros
One of the best radio blunders I've heard in a while. Sports lady on radio hauraki: "Rafael Nadal has won his semi to set up a final against Roland Garros".
Poor numpty new reader on ZM . "The final of the French Open is between Rafael Nadal and Roland Garros" . Um
Sports Desk Eight-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal goes into his ninth Roland Garros semifinal on Friday warning of the dangers posed by opponent Andy
Seventh-seeded Andy Murray was considered one of the biggest threats to knock off No. 1 Rafael Nadal at the 2014 French Open, but he never posed a challenge as Nadal rolled into the Roland Garros final with 6-3, 6-2, 6-1 victory...
Rafael Nadal ( 1 ) vs Novak Djokovic ( 2 ) Roland Garros final. This will be interesting to watch. I fancy Novak to beat Nadal based on their current form but then again, Nadal is the undisputed king of clay court tennis . He just dismissed Murray in 100 minutes.
My boy Rafael Nadal wins 34th match in a row at Roland Garros beating Andy Murray 63 62 61 and will try to earn his 5th straight French Open title (9th overall) and 14th Grand Slam crown come Sunday vs Novak Djokovic.
Nadals track record in Roland Garros- 10 years, 67 matches played, 66 matches won, 1 match lost, 9 finals, 8 titles(still one final to go:) ). Now thats called sheer domination! Roland Garros should be nicknamed the "Rafael Nadal" open!:P
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His name is better known in connection with the exploits of Rafael Nadal and Bjorn Borg, but Roland Garros excelled in a world thousands of feet above the clay-covered courts of Paris which bear his name.
Latest news, updates, score and result with our Roland Garros game-by-game report of the French Open men's singles semi-final between Andy Murray vs Rafael Nadal
(PHOTO: FFT) Having not played each other for more than two and a half years, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray are set to meet each other across the net for the second time in three weeks in the Roland Garros semi-...
Andy Murray booked his place in the Roland Garros semi-finals on a wet Wednesday in Paris. He will now play top seed and eight-time champion Rafael Nadal.
After rolling past four unseeded players, World No. 1 Rafael Nadal faced his first big test of the 2014 Roland Garros championships on Wednesday when he came up against World No. 5 David Ferrer in a rematch of last year’s final.
After a delayed start at Roland Garros, Andrea Petkovic upset Sara Errani, while Simona Halep eased past Kusnetsova into the semi-finals. Andy Murray has started well against local favourite Gael Monfils, and David Ferrer and Rafael Nadal will be on later.
Rafael Nadal celebrates victory in his men's singles match against Dusan Lajovic at Roland Garros on June 2, 2014 http…
Rafael Nadal strips off his shirt after winning the men’s singles match held during the 2014 French Open Semi-Finals on Monday (June 2) at Roland Garros in Paris, France. The 27-year-old Spanish tennis player defeated Dusan Lajovic of Serbia in the fourth round of the tournament. PHOTOS: Check out t
Concerns that Rafael Nadal's reign as king of Roland Garros might be in jeopardy due to an aching back proved wide of the mark as the world number one led a
As in previous rounds, Rafael Nadal has walked the face of Serbian Dusan Lajovic, 83rd World, crushed in three sets (6-1, 6-2, 6-1) and only 1:33 of game. Rafael Nadal, world number one and eight-time winner in Paris, Monday joined his compatriot David Ferrer in the quarterfinals at Roland Garros, which therefore give rise to a repeat of the 2013 final. For More Videos Join Us On : Rafa Nadal Lovers
More than Roger Federer's earliest exit in ten years, this year's French Open will be remembered for that time Prince (and his scepter) dropped in to watch fellow royal Rafael Nadal play a match at Roland Garros.
You take what laurels you can against Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros.
Stanislas Wawrinka is already out of Roland Garros .Am tipping d clay court Master to win ,wich is Rafael Nadal.
French Open Day 4 Recap - The women today decided to go off the cuff with six upsets. The biggest upset of the day came at the hands of the 20-year old Spanish youngster, Garbine Muguruza. She handed No. 1 Serena Williams her worst loss ever with a score of 6-2, 6-2. In Serena's post match press conference, she said that nothing was working for her today. She also congratulated her opponent on her play and said that Muguruza would win Roland Garros if she continued to play the way she did today. However, not more than 63 minutes prior to this surprise did No. 29 Venus Williams lose to the 19-year old Slovakian Anna Schmiedlova. Everyone was looking forward to a third round match up of the Williams sister but will now have to settle for two up and coming players. No. 16 Sabine Lisicki ended up retiring in the second set of her match with a wrist injury. During the second game of the match, she took a tumble and landed on her wrist. After receiving medical attention, she was never able to really play her .. ...
World No. 1 Rafael Nadal has been working hard along with his uncle and coach Toni Nadal nearby Roland Garros in Paris. Spanish star hopes to improve his level
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With the Haas and Almagro retirements, it's now official: The Thiem match becomes Rafael Nadal's toughest pre-QF match at Roland Garros. VAMOS!
Champions Williams and Nadal face tough opposition at Roland Garros 2014 The world's top ranked tennis players compete at Roland Garros, also known as the French Open. This year, reigning champions Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal face tough opposition from the likes of the Chinese Li Na and Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka who both respectively won the Grand Slam Australian Open in January. Roland Garros is the second of the four Grand Slam tournaments on the annual tennis calendar and the premier clay court tennis tournament in the world.
What is it like to watch Rafael Nadal play at Roland Garros? Tennis Now's Blair Henley brings you along for the ride. (Photo Credit: Peter Staples)
Rafael Nadal is the underdog at Roland Garros? Let's take another look at Rafa's clay-court record and reconsider:
Rafael drops just three games en route to his 60th match win at Roland Garros! PHOTOS:
Paul-Henri Mathieu, Marat Safin, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Gael Monfils play five of the best rallies in the Roland Garros history.
World number 1 and defending champion Rafael Nadal through to 2nd round at Roland Garros after 6-0, 6-3, 6-0 thrashing of…
Rafa thru to 2nd round Vamos! Defending champion Rafael Nadal made a strong start in his bid for a ninth Roland Garros title, improving to a 60-1 mark at the clay-court major with victory over American Robby Ginepri on Monday. Nadal raced through the opening set in 29 minutes, after winning the first game on a Ginepri double fault on his fifth break point chance. Ginepri held his first three service game of the second set before the top seed pulled away for good, rolling through the last 10 games to clinch the 6-0, 6-3, 6-0 win. "I won this round, but it was a bit difficult because of the weather," said Nadal, "but it was very important for me, because it gave me the opportunity of having two days' break so that I can practise. That's always positive. When you win, you're always happy. Of course, as always, I had ups and downs, and I could have played being a bit more aggressive." Ginepri, a former World No. 15 who is currently ranked No. 279, was playing in just his third Grand Slam tournament since unde ...
Great reporting from the BBC: "The last Grand Slam champion to lose in the first round of their next major was reigning Roland Garros champion Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon in 2013" So its not that uncommon then? What a stupid stat...
No. 9 Kei Nishikori of Japan fell to Martin Klizan in the first round at rainy Roland Garros. Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova advanced easily.
Rafael Nadal has stormed to his 60th French Open win, shrugging off his demotion from Roland Garros's showpiece court.
Rafael Nadal’s eight titles at Roland Garros are unmatched, and his 59-1 record there is a product of his clear dominance in several statistical categories
After winning 4 titles at Roland Garros 2005-09 and at the same year that Roger Federer had the first twins Rafael Nadal lost the title and Roger Federer won it .This year after Nadal winning 4 titles 2010-13 and Federer had another set of twins do you think guys Roger can win another Roland Garros ! Fingers crossed
One minute silence for Rafael Nadal fans who show up only during Roland Garros.
Tennis rant: It is unacceptable that the tournament directors allowed Rafael Nadal's first match at Roland Garros this year be on the court, Suzannne Lenglen. Rafa is defending the French title for the 8th time AND he's world number 1. Yes, move him around in the days to come so that the public has a better chance to see him play, but show some respect to the man on his first day at the tournament. I don't care what other matches are going on, you move them around so the greatest clay court player of all time gets to play on Philippe Chatrier.
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Nishikori Knocked out in Straight Sets Wouldn't you know it? Write about someone and you put the kaybosh on him. So much for Michael Chang's debut as a tennis coach. His protege Kei Nishikori was beaten by Martin Klizan of Slovakia 7-6 (4), 6-1, 6-2 on Court 1 at Roland Garros in a huge upset. Nishikori came into the tournament after winning his first clay-court title in Barcelona last month and then reached the final in Madrid, losing to Rafael Nadal. This morning Nishikori is probably feeling as good as Chang looks in the photo from my previous post. Ouch!
Rafael Nadal to open his bid for ninth French Open title on secondary Suzanne Lenglen Court..!! "I mean really, How Roland Garros can do this to 8 time champion and best Roland Garros player ever... Ah, I forgot that they are French."
Rafael Nadal and tio Toni at Roland Garros today. Practice with Bellucci.
Last week of May. The end of NBA Conference Finals. The NBA Finals just around the corner. Roland Garros (French Open) with Rafael Nadal poised to win his 9th Coupe Des Mousquetaires Trophy breaking Max Decugis record of eight. Nonito Donaire, Jr. gunning for his fourth division as he challenge WBA Featherweight Champion Simpewe Vetyeka. Phil. Azkals attempts for the last slot of the 2015 AFC Cup as it enters the semis of the 2014 AFC Challenge Cup.
Rafael Nadal comes into Roland Garros, where he has been champion eight times, with his game seemingly at crisis point.
Defending champions Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal pose during the draw for the French Open Tennis tournament, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris.
Title holder and eight times winner Rafael Nadal is coming back at Roland Garros. La chaîne YouTube officielle des Internationaux de France. DISCOVER our Rol...
Rafael Nadal will not win the 2014 Roland Garros and might not win it ever again. I'll literally eat my hat if I'm wrong (the same way Lekota did 2 weeks ago)
Novak Djokovic , world number two , it was considered that rival Spaniard Rafael Nadal is the strongest candidate to win again won the French Open ( Roland Garros ) , but he stressed that he feels that with the passage of time is approaching coronation this title , the only one who is missing from the major leagues. SEE MORE:
The 2014 French Open draw is out, and Rafael Nadal has no choice but to battle through a tough lineup. Roland Garros is his territory, his passion and the foundation to his all-time legacy...
Heading into Roland Garros 2014, Rafael Nadal finds himself in a unique position with a second chance to win a 5th straight title at Roland Garros. In both the men’s and women’s singles draws, no player has ever won 5 consecutive...
World No. 1 Rafael Nadal began his quest to defend his championship at Roland Garros today. He arrived in Paris and had his first practice there. Photos: ©FFT/CD / Video: Roland Garros
RAFA Ready for the Rough Road that Lies Ahead at Roland Garros .this could be just perfect revenge for him.
Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal look likely to contest the title at Roland Garros
8-time champion Rafael Nadal, who has a 59-1 record at Roland Garros, will face Robby Ginepri in the 1st round
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Of the last nine Roland Garros, Rafael Nadal won eight and Roger Federer won one.
Rafael Nadal: My feelings about Roland Garros are better now
Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Li Na, Serena Williams and the rest of the players are ready for Roland Garros. Are you? Catch the action on FOX Sports and FOX Sports Plus HD tomorrow from 5pm (HKT)!
Defending Champions Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams look forward to winning ninth and third title respectively at Roland Garros.
Rafael Nadal's short interview for RTVE at Roland Garros
World No. 1 Rafael Nadal, who took part in the Roland Garros draw ceremony with Serena Williams on Friday, faces a tough task if he is to lift the trophy for th
Apparently Rafael Nadal has a tough draw in the upcoming French Open. But last time I checked, his record at Roland Garros stands at 59-1. RG is always and forever Rafa's domain, so I'm comfortable in believing that he'll win his ninth (!) title in Paris.
World number one Rafael Nadal is back in Paris in time for the French Open 2014 tournament which begins on May 25. The eight-time Roland Garros champion pretty much knows practically every square inch of the the Philippe Chatrier court. He has, after all, won eight titles on this court in the...
PARIS — For once, not everything seems so obvious heading into the French Open. Yes, Rafael Nadal will still be favored by most to win the clay-court Grand Slam tournament yet again. He is, after all, 59-1 for his career at Roland Garros, winner of a record eight championships, including the last fo…
Rafael Nadal didn’t use to lose on clay. A lopsided eight of his 13 major titles were won on the red dirt at Roland Garros. There’s his Open Era-leading 311-24 record on clay, including a 44-7 mark in finals. Since 2005, he’s lost to exactly three players in those finals: Hector Zeballos (once), Roge…
Photos: Rafael Nadal's first practice on Court Philippe Chatrier at 2014 Roland Garros - 22 Мая...
"A journey to Nadal´s heart" Via tennistopic. Translated by Ericka Domenzáin Rafael Nadal (Manacor, Mallorca; 1986) says goodbye one by one of everyone in the hall of central court in Rome as he is leaving the court after losing the final of the last tournament before Roland Garros. The number one goes downstairs carrying 2 very heavy bags and as he walks down,he signs some autographs to all he ppl waiting patiently as the sunset appear on the sky.Then,he gets in a black car and from the Foro Italico stadium to the Airport,in the back seat of the car,the Mallorcan player anlalyses his life in a conversation with us on the road.He looks in the eyes ,he takes 2 bottles of water and has a lot of facial expressions and uses his hands to talk abt all that,hands that have held 13 tournaments of GS. Q:what did u want to be when u were a child? A:I always wanted to be sportman,soccer player,tennis player..I guess I was like many kids.If you are a child and very passionate of sports,you want to be what you are d ...
Rome, Italy (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic laid down the gauntlet ahead of Roland Garros when he came from a set down to dismantle claycourt king Rafael Nadal in the Italian Open final on Sunday.
... on the surface in four events since losing to Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros. Tommy Robredo only man to beat him since in Umag final.
This Sunday will almost surely put Rafael Nadal's mark of Slam Championships at 14, tying the immortal Pete Sampras and putting him a mere three titles from catching Roger Federer for the all time lead, and this is something most people are choosing not to discuss openly in public, most likely due to the fact that Federer is still playing competitively. With respects to Roy Emerson, Rod Laver, Björn Borg, and Jimmy Conners, most experts would rank these three, in some order, as tennis's all-time great players. However, a further review would put the order in a rather surprising fashion. First, a look at Slam wins. Federer has won the Australian Open four times, Roland Garros once, Wimbledon seven times, and the US Open five times, for a total of 17 Slam victories. Sampras has won the Australian twice, never the French, seven Wimbledons, and five US Opens, for a total of 14. Assuming Nadal wins on Sunday as the heavy favorite against even a confident Wawrinka, he would be the holder of two Australian Open ...
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24th, January 2014 Well, I started being keen on watching Tennis when Rafael Nadal came out the court. At this time, Roger Federer was like a king of Tennis Kingdom. Roger dominated all the tournaments, all the Grand Slams, all the super series he joined, so, I always tried to applaused any tennis players who could defeat Roger. Andy Roddick, Marat Safin, sometimes in their careers, ever beated Roger, but Roger was still someone who was extremely difficult to be defeated. And one day, Rafael came to the tennis world , and he quickly became a big ocstacle of Roger. Rafael has been the reason why in Roger's career, he just only got one Roland Garros, a tournament taken place in Rafael's favorite court. Gradually, Rafael has challenged Roger in every tournaments. Rafael is one of the very rare tennis player who has more win matches than Roger when they play with each other.  Someone claims that the reason why Rafael can beat Roger so many times is Rafael came to the tennis when Roger was not on the top of t ...
The latest article frm the Aus Open on Rafa posted today by Daniel Imhof Some records hover just beyond reach for players considered among the game’s greatest. Roger Federer’s chances of adding a second French Open crown to his cluttered trophy cabinet now appear distant. Andre Agassi couldn’t repeat at either Roland Garros or Wimbledon. Pete Sampras never went close in Paris. One man, Rod Laver, won all four majors at least twice in his decorated career, and world No.1 Rafael Nadal enters Australian Open 2014 able to join this elite club if he triumphs in Melbourne. The Spaniard’s coach, Toni Nadal, has spoken of the year’s first major being his charge’s greatest challenge of 2014 at an event where a spate of injuries and, on occasions, a handful of inspired opponents have thwarted his repeat bid. With talk of the courts in Melbourne playing faster this year, the difficulty of Nadal’s mission is compounded by having arguably the toughest draw of the title contenders in the field. He could m ...
The hardest was the loss to Rafael Nadal in the semi-final of Roland Garros. I wanted so much to defeat him, but that did not happen.
Fresh from his Roland Garros triumph, Rafael Nadal was poised to do well at the Wimbledon Championships 2013.
NADAL VS FERRER. The final of Roland Garros 2013 will return to play this year . Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer...
China Open: Serena struggles, Djokovic and Nadal sail through 01 Oct 2013 , Beijing, October 01, 2013 Top seed Serena Williams stumbled her way into the third round of the China Open on Tuesday while men's favourites Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal powered through their opening matches. The world number one Williams at times appeared agitated during her 6-4, 7-5 victory over Italian Francesca Schiavone, shouting at herself over lost points. The American only showed rare moments of her trademark power-play, gaining the upper hand in the first set via a mistake from her opponent, who double-faulted on set point. The top seed Williams was forced to become more aggressive in the second set after her serve was broken in the first game by Schiavone, Italy's first Grand Slam winner, at Roland Garros in 2010, and the current world number 50. As the competition intensified both players' tempers threatened to boil over, with Williams ranting and Schiavone smashing balls into the barriers at the side of the court in ...
Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams didn’t need to win the U.S. Open, which concluded on Monday in New York, to join tennis’s pantheon; they have been a prominent part of it for some time now. Nadal had progressed from being a wrinkle in the argument that Roger Federer was the greatest male player of all time to being a contender for the honour himself. Serena, after her first-round defeat at Roland Garros last year, had dominated the women’s tour, winning three of five Grand Slam titles, an Olympic singles gold and causing former players of the stature of John Mcenroe, Martina Navratilova, and Chris Evert to suggest that there hadn’t been a better female player. Neither Nadal’s 13th major nor Serena’s 17th were records. Federer (17) and Pete Sampras (14) lead the men’s list while Margaret Court (24), Steffi Graf (22), Helen Wills Moody (19), Evert and Navratilova (18 each) top the women’s. But what Nadal’s second U.S. crown and Serena’s fifth did was advance their cases so strongly that ...
Rafael Nadal has won a staggering 8 Roland Garros titles more than any man has won at a single Grand Slam.
Two of the greatest sportsmen (ever), Usain Bolt giving Rafael Nadal the trophy at Roland Garros, Paris 2013
Kevin Anderson on court today at Wimbeldon! All the best Kev! 6’8” Kevin Anderson will look to end an 8-match losing streak against No. 7 seed Tomas Berdych when the 2 players meet on No. 1 Court today. At 6’5”, Berdych has a 7-1 win-loss record against players who are taller than him in 2013. His only defeat to a player taller than him this year came to 6’6” Marin Cilic in the quarterfinals at Queen’s. Head-to-head: Berdych leads 8-0 This is the fifth meeting between the 2 players this year. This is the most encounters between 2 players at Tour-level in 2013 ahead of David Ferrer v Rafael Nadal (4). Berdych has won all of their previous encounters, but did have to come back from 2-sets-to-one down at 2012 Roland Garros. Anderson is the player Berdych has defeated on most occasions without defeat. He also has a 7-0 win-loss record against Juan Monaco and a 6-0 win-loss record against Florian Mayer. ANDERSON is bidding to become the first South African man to reach the round of 16 at Wimbledo ...
ESPN pundits John Mcenroe and Chris Evert gave their thoughts on who they think will be holding the trophies at the end of the Wimbledon fortnight. Wimbledon.com joined in to hear their views... In the days leading up to a major, the talk in the tennis world is always around who is favoured to take home the trophy at the close of the fortnight. In the case of The Championships 2013, Serena Williams is the leading candidate among the women. The 31-year-old Williams is the world No.1, the top seed and the defending champion who is fresh off a title at Roland Garros and riding a 31-match winning streak that dates back to March. But on the men's side, it's not as easy for the 127th Championships. Top seed Novak Djokovic won the year's opening major in Australia, but Rafael Nadal stormed back from injury to capture his record eighth title in Paris earlier this month. Roger Federer, a seven-times winner at Wimbledon, is the defending champion here. But it's actually Andy Murray who was technically the last to h ...
Back then when Doordarshan was the sole medium for tennis viewers in India, we get to see Grand Slams from quarter finals stages only. That too if my memory serves me right we could see quarters from 1991 wimby only which crowned Michael Stich the champion. Before then, we used to get the telecast from Semis only. As far as Roland Garros was concerend, back in 90s, Doordarshan brought home only semis and finals. I dont remember seeing a QF of FO in Doordarshan. And it was okay for us coz the real competition used to happen from Quarters only. What was the use of watching matches for which the results were pretty much known? Tennis has been a sort of game which opens with 128 players in Grand Slams May be only twenty of those would be capable of providing a decent competiton. So round of sixteen has always been a bit finer to watch but not good enough. The best competiton comes from QF stages only. So though we started watching our favourite players play right from round 1 at the advent of Star television, ...
ALL IS OK WITH RAFA'S KNEE ! sports Rafael Nadal Nadal's knee is in good condition Efe | Barcelona | 11/06/2013 The left knee of Rafael Nadal is "a little better every day," as explained by the doctor of the Royal Spanish Tennis Federation, Angel Ruiz-Cotorro, which today has visited eight times Roland Garros champion in Barcelona. Nadal has passed a medical this morning at Medical Clinic Tennis Maphre of the Catalan capital where he has spent "routine tests," explained Dr. Ruiz-Cotorro. Specifically, the Spanish tennis has undergone ultrasound and resonance control, which confirmed that the left knee injury that kept him standing over seven months has "a good outcome". The Balearic tennis today return to Mallorca, where a couple of days rest before returning to training on the track. Nadal's intention is to use these weeks without competing-reappear later this month in the Wimbledon Open for muscle strengthening treatment with your therapist, Rafa Maymo, and his trainer, Joan Forcades.
I still think that Rafael Nadal should be the No1 after watching the final of Roland Garros.
Nadal rules France, beating Ferrer for eighth title at Roland Garros
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Dedicated to my tennis idol Rafael "Matador" Nadal for his 12th Grand Slams and the only man ever won 8 titles at Roland Garros. Next will be Wimbledon Vamos Rafa!!!
Rafael Nadal is now in a class of his own in tennis history after winning his eighth French Open title on Sunday at Roland Garros, becoming the only man in tennis history to win the same Grand Slam eight times. … Continue reading →
Rafael Nadal must feel that a big chunk of his life has been spent taking a bite out of the Coupe de Mousquetaire, surrounded by the terre battue of Roland Garros.
The French should just rename now the Philippe Chatrier center court in Roland Garros as Rafael Nadal Stadium already ! The mans the King of clay
Eight(8) French Open Grand Slam Title is not a fluke.Dats the record dat the King of clay the Spaniard,Rafael Nadal has just created for posterity at Roland Garros in Paris.Guess who was by his side to savour the sweet victory?.The king of tracks himself,Jamaican Usain De Thunder Bolts. Serenna Williams,the American defeated the Russian beauty,Maria Sharapova to clinch the female title.Congratulopia!
rafael nadal the undispiuted king of Roland Garros.
Surprises are hard to come when its Rafael Nadal and Roland Garros! Congratulations on no. 8 ! Vamos Rafa! Poor David Ferrer.
Phenomenal Nadal creates history, claims eighth French Open title He did it again! A true champion, with a heart of gold and nerves of steel – World No. 4 Rafael Nadal once again proved that clay is his territory and as long as he is fit, he would not allow anyone to get his hands over the holy grail of Roland Garros. Yes, the King can be down at times but he will never be out. The greatest player on red-soil Rafael Nadal added eighth Roland Garros crown to his treasure-trove on Sunday, when he outplayed his dear-friend and Davis-Cup mate David Ferrer in straight sets with a 6-3 6-2 6-3 scoreline. “It is one of the most special ones.” Rafael Nadal asserted during the post-match presentation as he looked relieved and ecstatic but there was not any over-the-top celebration because it might look like another French Open victory for the World No. 4 but he knew it was not easy this time. After a seven-month injury lay-off when Nadal made a comeback on his beloved clay, he looked tentative and pre-occupie ...
Q. Rafael Nadal has 58 wins at Roland Garros. There are two other players he is tied with for the same number of wins. Those two players are?
ATP news - Nadal Edges Djokovic In Epic Contest - Rafael Nadal will contest his eighth Roland Garros final after b...
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Rafael Nadal will go for his eighth title at Roland Garros after defeating Novak Djokovic. He will face David Ferrer, who beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Friday in three sets.
Nadal beats Djokovic in semi. Rafael Nadal has lost just once in his 59 matches at Roland Garros - a fourth-round defeat to Sweden's Robin Soderling in 2009. Waiting for 8th Grand Slam.
Nadal Overcomes Djokovic, Through to the French Open Final:- Rafael Nadal has reached his 17th Grand Slam final, well on course to becoming the first player ever to win the Roland Garros eight times. The Spaniard had one of the strongest challenges
So it's official. With David Ferrer's defeat of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Rafael Nadal has won his 8th Roland Garros title.
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Roland Garros: It will be an all Spanish affair in the finals. Rafael Nadal vs. David Ferrer
Roland Garros final Rafael Nadal will play David Ferrer on Sunday, June 9, at 12pm GMT
Novak Djokovic says he is confident he can become only the second man to beat Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros.
David Ferrer 2 face Rafael Nadal in d 2013 final of Roland Garros which is popularly known as French Open
It is going to be an all Spanish Affair at the Roland Garros 2013 Final! Rafael Nadal will take on his best friend David Ferrer in the Final !
An epic semi final at Roland Garros after four hous and thirty minutes. Rafael Nadal into the French Open final again. Will it be Joel Wilfred Tsonga or Ferrer?
Rafa Fans, Unite - Nadal vs Djoko Fri June 7th 7PM at Roland Garros. Excerpt from Roland Garros Website: Djokovic certain of historic win over Nadal By Kate Battersby: If Novak Djokovic tires of tennis in the near future, maybe he should go into marketing. His words ahead of his semi-final against the seven-time champion Rafael Nadal make it clear he’s selling a big idea, to tennis and to himself. And the idea is this… not merely that he can beat the Spaniard, but that he will do so, and thus become only the second man in nine years to defeat Nadal on the Roland Garros clay. There could be no more glorious way to complete the world No.1’s career Grand Slam. "I know the game plan,” announced Djokovic. “I'm going to be confident and step into the court with self-belief. I'm going to win - that's the mindset." To Rafa Nadal - Vamos! Prove Novak to be better in marketing than tennis in the future!
INTERVIEW WITH Uncle Toni : Coach Rafael Nadal Tuesday, June 4, 2013 The uncle and coach of Rafael Nadal will chat with readers about current Roland Garros. 1. 04/06/2013 - 14:56 h. Hi Toni, what you think is missing players like Gulbis, Paire or Dimitrov to be like Rafa, Djokovic or Federer? Hello. Good afternoon. Thanks to all for your interest. Dimitrov is very comprehensive, with good shock and ball feeling: maybe lacks a bit of ambition, constant struggle. Gulbis's case is different. It has very good shots. It's different. Hi Toni, Rafa Nadal Rafa Nadal 2008 vs. 2013 at Roland Garros, who wins? and second, why we have not seen since Rafa's serve at the U.S. Open 2010? The Rafa of 2008. On the serve: not our specialty, we have difficulty to get regularly on the serve. I guess in 2010 and took the flute sounded good. There is no clear reason why. There are times when one gets out well and others that do not. When Rafa Nadal lost the final against Horacio Zeballos after his comeback, few bet that Rafa g ...
Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams top the Roland Garros odds but Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova will be hopeful of overturning the tennis betting
Djokovic has better chance against Nadal in semis - Thu, 06 Jun 2013 05:03 BST Eurosport analyst Mats Wilander was hugely impressed by Novak Djokovic, as the world number one saw off the challenge of veteran Tommy Haas to reach the French Open semi-finals. Djokovic will now meet Rafael Nadal for a place in the final, and Mats believes the Serb stands a better chance of beating the Spanish clay-court master in the semis rather than in the championship game, as he explains in the video below: Mats also casts his expert eye over how Nadal won through, with a straight-set victory over Stanislas Wawrinka, and says the conditions suited the world number four: On the women's side, Maria Sharapova roared back from a terrible first set to beat Jelena Jankovic and book her place in the semi-finals; Mats gives his analysis of that match here: Sharapova will play Victoria Azarenka, who reached her first Roland Garros semi-final with victory over Maria Kirilenko. Highlights and Mats' analysis, notably of a marathon fi ...
Novak Djokovich and Rafael Nadal meet in a blockbuster semifinals in Roland Garros can Rafa go on and win his eighth French Open title... Lets see.!
Rafael Nadal nearing his top form at the right time. In the quarterfinals of Roland Garros showed to break the Spanish top favorite Stanislas Wawrinka. The third placed Nadal defeated the Swiss 6-2, 6-3 and 6-1.Rafael Nadal began stiff in Paris, but beats his opponents the last three games as usual…
When asked if Friday's semifinal showdown with Novak Djokovic is basically a final, Rafael Nadal said that he wasn't treating it as a final, but only as a semifinal. He basically downplayed the match in the sense that he didn't act as if whoever wins their semifinal match will win Roland Garros for sure. I think this is smart of him to say and think. After seeing what Jo-Wilfried Tsonga did to Roger Federer, there is no reason to think that Tsonga couldn't beat Nole or Rafa provided he gets passed Ferrer. Whoever comes out on top between Nole and Rafa will be heavily favored and should win, but to call it a final is disrespectful to Tsonga and Ferrer. Especially Tsonga given that he has proven he can take out members of the big four in a Grand Slam.
Pat Cash, John Mcenroe and Mark Philippoussis talk about Rafael Nadal's return and his bid to win eight Roland Garros titles in season 5, episode 23 of ATP World Tour Uncovered presented by Rio.
PARIS – Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic were supposed to be the French Open bill-toppers at Roland Garros on Saturday, but their thunder was firmly stolen by events away from the Centre Court.
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We're currently live from Roland Garros. Tune in to Lee James as he is sat in the Philippe Chatrier watching Rafael Nadal take on Italian Fabio Fognini. The Spaniard has just taken the second set in the match after he snuck past Fognini in a first set tie-break.
Looking for a relaxing way to finish your weekend? Today at Roland Garros: Spains Rafael Nadal (3) will play Fabio Fognini (27) from Italy around 5pm and at straight after, Novak Djokovic (1) from Serbia will take on Bulgerian player Grigor Dimitrov (26) which promises to be a nice match :-) Enjoy your afternoon of tennis. inside ;-)
Most of the top seeded players have made it through the first three rounds of the French Open, the exceptions being Tomas Berdych, Li Na and Caroline Wozniaki. However, top men's seed, Novak Djokovic, has so far not demonstrated his tennis prowess while King of Clay, Rafael Nadal, struggled through his first two games dropping two sets early in the championship. It would seem that Roger Federer and Serena Williams are in top form and have so far had easy rides against their opponents. But who will be crownEd Roland Garros 2013 Champion? Will Rafael Nadal lynch a historic nineth French Open title? DSTV brings us the action live from the French capital.
2009: Toni Nadal AND PARISIAN PUBLIC The debate is not new: the public Roland Garros is it the worst or the best in the world? it is also known for its harshness. This is all the more passionate case. And also the most chauvinistic. Toni Nadal, Rafa's uncle, ruled him "the Parisian public is stupid." That's what he just told Spanish radio ... He obviously did not like that viewers central support Robin Soderling, the opponent of his nephew Sunday. If they supported the Swedish unilaterally, it did not heckled the Spanish player. As being obnoxious, the Parisian audience knows to be. And how. You can not blame him for not ignite. At Wimbledon, spectators, most gracious, are not as involved in the parties. Roland Garros, it may turn into bullfighting, alas. Toni Nadal, very disappointed by the defeat of Rafa speaks probably within the scope of disappointment. But it also has memory. The eve of the match against Soderling, he spoke with us the match against Rafa Sebastien Grosjean in 2005. Believing that Nad ...
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French Open 2013: Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer progress at Roland Garros: An angry Rafael Nadal hit out at F...
Incase you didn't notice: Roger is yet to drop a set this Roland Garros!
The opposition between Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer does not just happen on the tennis court. The two best players in the world are illustrated at Roland Garros outside
Latest Sports News: Nadal wins through to third round - Seven-time champion Rafael Nafal beats Martin Klizan in four sets to reach round three at Roland Garros.
In 9 years of play at Roland Garros, Rafael Nadal has thus far lost 16 sets in total. Of these he lost the first set 6 times, the second 5 times, the third 4 times and the fourth just once, during his only loss. He has never lost a fifth set because he played only one, which he won. All of which is to say that the longer a match goes on, the more likely it is that Nadal will win. This statistic is a useful nerve management tool for Nadal fans this year.
On Thursday at Roland Garros, ten singles matches were postponed, including seven-time champion Rafael Nadal against Martin Klizan, which never got on court. The No. 3 seeded Nadal's match has been rescheduled for Friday on Court Suzanne Lenglen at 11 a.m. Paris time (2 a.m. U.S. west; 5 a.m. U.S. east; 9 a.m. GMT; 10 a.m. London; 11 a.m. CET; 5 p.m. Hong Kong). It is the first match of the day on Court Suzanne Lenglen. Because of the rain which has created a backlog of matches, Nadal has been idle since playing his first round match on Monday.
Uncle and coach of seven-time winner of Roland Garros, Toni Nadal Rafa tells her, returned with a bang in a very long absence. Two hours of training on Saturday with Fernando Verdasco 6-3 punctuated by a net 3-0, twenty autographs for the crowd clumped, a kiss to Amelie Mauresmo ... The thread of the beautiful story of Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros quietly resumed its course. Toni, uncle and coach, is never far away. It sets the scene at the dawn of a fortnight can allow the Spanish to be the first to award eight times the same Grand Slam. A special relationship "It's very easy to cause Rafael because it has a good education. And he is aware of its responsibilities, which is why it must be the only one never to have changed coaches. J ' I was careful to start'm cool with it now It's like when you have a son.. 12 years, it does what you say, in 18 years, but you still listen to forge his own ideas. And I do not want to impose. I remember one summer, he was still very young, he wanted to train less. I said ...
For a man who has lost just once in eight years playing the clay courts here at Roland Garros, Rafael Nadal surprisingly admits to feeling moments of great vulnerability...
Rafael Nadal joking with physio Rafael Maymo during practice at Roland Garros.
Rafael Nadal & Serena Williams to win the Roland Garros.
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After so many years and a long break, Rafael Nadal is still the man to beat at the Roland Garros! :)
French Open: Poker-loving Rafael Nadal seeks eight of a kind at Roland Garros
The most awaited Grand Slam of the year is here! Roland Garros. Cheering for the King of clay Courts Rafael Nadal!
" Rafael Nadal " " Roland Garros French Open tennies " Winning No. 8 at Roland Garrous isn't going to be easy for " Rafael Nadal " Jayne kamin - oncea - USA today sports Who will win the French Open. ?
Name: Roland Garros Category: Grand Slam Place: Paris, France Date: 26.05.2013 - 09.06.2013 Draw Size: S-128 D-64 Surface: Clay Prize Money: € TBD Total Financial Commitment: € 10,104,000 Ticket Hotline: +33/8 2665 0 Roland Garros was the first Grand Slam tournament to join the “Open” era in 1968, and since then many tennis greats have graced the famous clay courts, including Björn Borg, Ivan Lendl, Mats Wilander, Gustavo Kuerten, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Home fans will never forget 1983, the year Yannick Noah became the first, and so far only Frenchman to win the men’s singles title. Nadal Chasing Eighth Crown Rafael Nadal will challenge for his eighth Roland Garros crown since winning the title for the first time in 2005.
Wimbledon winner Goran Ivanisevic gives his predictions for 2013's French Open at Roland Garros where Rafael Nadal is the favourite.
French Open Preview: What to Expect at Roland Garros - The French Open starts tomorrow and the biggest story is the return of Rafael Nadal. Clay is his strongest turf, but will he be able to rebound from his injury? Will Serena Williams carry over her hot streak? Will American wonder Sloane Stephens repeat her great performance from the Australian Open?        1. Nadal Will Win the French Open There is a reason why when people think of clay courts N...
Our 2012 winner and 7 times champion Rafael Nadal posed with the Roland Garros trophy. Here are the best 10 pictures, just for you. Enjoy ! :-) // Notre septuple vainqueur Rafael Nadal a posé avec sa 7e coupe des mousquetaires devant la tour eiffel après sa victoire. Voilà les 10 meilleures photos, juste pour vous ! ;-)
Just after having participated in the draw of Roland Garros in 2013, rafael nadal trains with tommy robredo on Suzanne Lenglen court
Here is Part 1 of the French Open Final 2012 in Roland Garros,Paris, between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal. Link Part 2 -
-- Tennis Tip -- Hi all, Roland Garros starts soon and I've spotted this absolute gem of a double for you. Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal to win the tournament 9/4 Both of these look unbeatable on clay and when they have been tested they've passed with flying colours. I'd get on now because this price will soon start to dissapear.
Joao Moutinho & James Rodriguez both signed 5-year contracts with Monaco, in a deal worth around £60million. Assistant manager Mike Phelan and Goal Keeper coach Eric Steele leave Man Utd as David Moyes prepares to bring in his own staff. Inter have sacked head coach Andrea Stramaccioni with immediate effect. Former Arsenal stars Tony Adams and Robert Pires have urged the club to spend money on experienced players this summer. Tottenham midfielder Andros Townsend has been charged with allegedly breaching betting regulations by the Football Association. Galatasaray have told the Turkish stock exchange that they are in talks with Lille over Chedjou signing. UEFA has confirmed winners of the Europa League will qualify for the next season's Champions League from the 2015/16 season onwards. Stoke City reject transfer request from Steven Nzonzi and dismiss reports claiming Asmir Begovic is on verge of Liverpool move. Ahead of Roland Garros, Rafael Nadal has been drawn to possibly face top-seeded Novak Djokovic ...
BORG: 'NADAL IS AN ARTIST!' Despite the fact that he had his record of French Open titles stolen by the Spaniard last year, Björn Borg is fulsome in his praise of Rafael Nadal, who added a seventh crown to his incredible record last year. The Swede, a six-time winner in Paris, not only warmly congratulated Nadal on his seventh Roland Garros success but hopes that the Matador from Manacor will go on to win many more. And with Rafa having just bagged his 55th title at the ATP Masters 1000 in Madrid (and 40th on clay no less), he is in pole position according to Borg to make it eight triumphs at the Porte d'Auteuil in a few weeks' time. Yes, Borg is what you could call an unconditional Nadal fan… Björn, what do you think of the Big Four (Djokovic, Federer, Murray and Nadal) who are currently dominating men's tennis? First of all, I'd like to say that I'm delighted that Nadal is back, that he is playing again at last. He's a very important figure for tennis in general. He has a really strong personality a ...
Roger Federer: undercooked or rounding into form? This is a unique situation for the Swiss, who has never gone through such a barren stretch to start a season ever since he first joined the main circuit in 2001. Indeed, he has only made one final so far, at last week's ATP Masters 1000 in Rome. Has he left it too late to round into form in time for Roland Garros? "You don't expect to win that easily against Roger," said no less an observer than Rafael Nadal, who was as incredulous as most after beating Federer 6-1, 6-3 in the final in Rome, the last major tournament before the French Open. The man with 17 Grand Slam titles to his name has turned the start of the 2013 season into a race against the clock, having chosen to ease his way into the year by playing just six tournaments between January and May. This also backfired somewhat when he got knocked out early on in Madrid in his first appearance on clay. Having shed blood, sweat and tears to get back to the No.1 slot in the world in 2012, Federer has ce ...
Alexandr Dolgopolov - Stanislas Wawrinka Tip: 2 ATP Rome - gravel 2 round The prelude to this year's French Open is in full swing, and the last tournament before it goes away at Roland Garros facility, being played in the Italian capital Rome. The field is heavily occupied and I have chosen to look more closely at 2 round showdown between Stanislas Wawrinka and Alexandr Dolgopolov. Wawrinka showed the highest quality games since he last week went all the way to the final in Madrid, where he eventually had to capitulating to gravel king Rafael Nadal. Conversely, Dolgopolov not shown the greats of gravel season so far, and I think that this fight smells of the Wawrinka expand its distinguished gravel statistics. As mentioned Wawrinka out of a tough week in Madrid, and the many fights may have taken a heavy toll on him, so it will be interesting to see where he stands when you also have in mind the French Open banks seriously. Stanislas Wawrinka has this season been on gravel 18 times, and only 3 of those ga ...
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PARIS (Reuters) - Rafael Nadal will not be protected with a higher seeding at the French Open, tournament director Gilbert Ysern said on Saturday. Roland Garros committee member Guy Forget suggested last month that the Spaniard, who has slipped to fifth in the world rankings, should be protected to…
Madrid Open next week, the Rome Masters then Roland Garros. 4,000 points. Rafael Nadal must be licking his lips. He could move up to No 2.
Toni Nadal, the uncle and coach of Rafael Nadal, tells El Periodico de Aragon that if Roland Garros decides to raise the
Toni Nadal says it would make sense for Roland Garros to seed Rafael Nadal higher than his current rank of No. 5:
VAMOS! Rafa is back! An emotional Rafael Nadal is back at the top of his game after winning the Mexican Open in Acapulco this morning. The King of clay beat top seed, defending champion and world number 4 David Ferrer 60 62 to capture his 57th career title! Welcome back my friend! Looking forward to Roland Garros!
“Are you watching this?” That was, roughly speaking, the content of at least four text messages that I received on the afternoon of June 28th. I had briefly left my TV, and ESPN’s Wimbledon broadcast, behind to keep a doctor’s appointment. This is a risky proposition for a tennis writer in the middle of a Grand Slam; you never know when a bolt will come out of the blue, Razzano-like, and turn your working day upside down. But I thought I was in luck on this day. What surprise could possibly come out of the second-round match between Rafael Nadal and Lukas Rosol, which was up last on Centre Court? Granted, Rafa hadn’t looked good in his first-round win over Thomaz Bellucci. But after his near-perfect spring and Roland Garros title, he was still my pick to win his third Wimbledon. And Rosol, ranked No. 100 in the world, seemed to have made his road easier by knocking out Ivan Dodig, a player who had beaten Nadal the previous year. Thus I had no clue what those mysterious texts were about. It wasn ...
which one of the following is correct: Rafael Nadal defeated _ to win his seventh French Open Singles Title. a. Mats Wilander b. Roy Emerson c. Serbian Novak Djokovic d. Roland Garros
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Tennis has changed in the last few years with racket technology and changing standards in player fitness, among other things, making it difficult to label any single player as the greatest of all time. While each player has contributed to the game inhis own way and faced different opponents and circumstances, some have been more impressive than others. Here are 10 of the greatest male tennis players of all time. 1. Roger Federer - Federer tops the list as a 16-time Grand Slam winner, and six-time ATP World Tour Finals winner. The Swiss star spent 285 weeks at the No.1 spot in the rankings. His versatile and effortless game has won him all four Grand Slams, including six Wimbledon, five U.S. Open, one French Open, and four Australian Open titles. Many critics and tennis fans were unsure of his position as the greatest of all time until he captured his first Roland Garros title in 2009. Though he did not face Rafael Nadal, the most dominant clay court player in the tournament, he solidified his place at the ...
May 24th 2012 at Roland-Garros, Rafael Nadal, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Kim Clijsters and Na Li tested Babolat Play & Connect the racquet of the future...
Rafael Nadal added a third straight French Open title to his trophy case and notched up a few more notable stats along the way.
Seven Doomed Men by Pete Bodo Rafael Nadal needs scant promotion as the start of the French Open bears down on us. Any doubts about Nadal's future as the man with a stranglehold (instead of that familiar, playful bite) on the French Open trophy were laid to rest these past few weeks. All that talk about Novak Djokovic pulling the clay out from under Nadal's feet? Oh, how quaintly 2011 it was. That particular threat has been dismissed as if by one of those wicked Nadal forehand cuts that ends with a helicopter flourish. So here we are again, with absolutely nothing to suggest that Rafa won't sashay out there next week and inflict a painful whipping on the first of the seven doomed men he will dismiss en route to his seventh Roland Garros title. That would break his tie with Bjorn Borg (six titles in eight appearances), and also allow Nadal to build on his superior winning percentage. We used to marvel at the fact that Borg lost just two matches in those eight tournaments at Roland Garros (as if that weren' ...
By now, we know Rafael Nadal left Roger Federer licking his wounds at Roland Garros, while Ana Ivanovic established herself as the sovereign Serb. But so much more went down during this fortnight.
Paris, France 6/11: History beckoned for the creme de la creme on the sea of crushed bricks at Roland Garros! The 2 bests from amongst the hundreds didn't disappoint and lived up to their billings... The man from Serbia on the brink of becoming the first player, where FEW great men in a span of 43 years have tried and failed, to hold FOUR consecutive Grand Slam Championship titles... ... on the other end, the Spaniard who is to ANSWER the controversial question of who is the worthy RULER of that "red" domain,,, and lay the exclamation mark at the end of the title to prove his point. Nature and the man on a mission , Novak Djokovic joined forces to make a halt on the raging bull from Majorca that is Rafael Nadal to ascend to the throne of greatness and with finality claim the crown that will only fit one warrior in the field of the fiercest gladiators , but to no avail. It was written in the stars and all the gods connived to make destiny happen. . He is no longer EQUAL with someone. he is THE ONLY ONE. T ...
Your new name is Roland Garros. I think Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal can play a match on you!!! . This movie's crazy!
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Spanish domination is over...after the wins in Spanish Grand prix(Alonso), Roland Garros, French Open(Rafael Nadal) and Euro Cup.It's Federer (WIMBLEDON) and Mark webber(BRITISH GRAND PRIX).Roger Federer is NUMERO UNO again.
I am only wondering how the world tennis board do their ranking, as Roger Federer will be replacing Novak tomorrow as world no 1, while Rafael Nadal, who won the Roland Garros still remaun in the same position and points. Na wa for the people in that board ooo.
Rafael Nadal is the only player who is guaranteed of at least 1 Grand Slam each year. He own Roland Garros
Check Out 6 times Roland Garros champion Rafael Nadal proves why he is the king of clay, super fast and accurate against Davydenk...
How many more Grand Slam titles would Roger Federer have if he didn't have to play Rafael Nadal? Greg Garber writes why Nadal continues to be a brick wall on the terre battue for Federer. Updated: June 10, 2007, 3:52 PM ET By Greg Garber | ESPN.com...
Novak’s quest for first Roland Garros title was ended by a 4-6, 3-6, 6-2, 5-7 defeat in a rain-delayed final in Paris against no.2 seed Rafael Nadal on Monday.
Rafael Nadal the defending champion at Roland Garros. Become the first man to win 7 French Open sing
French Open champion Rafael Nadal has three consecutive victories over top-ranked Novak Djokovic, the most recent coming in the final at Roland Garros.
As soon as Novak Djokovic’s second serve missed the line at Roland Garros, Rafael Nadal’s friends and family experienced such a rush of serotonin that they were practically moshing.
So, rain played its part in the 2012 French Open final at Roland Garros, but finally the game could be completed. And despite somewhat of a comeback from Serbian Novak Djokovic, the game went the way we all expected with Rafael Nadal capturing an incredible seventh French Open title.
Well done to Rafael Nadal on winning another French Open (7th in total, beating Borg's record of six titles on the clay at Roland Garros) although his week finished on a sour note as his very expensive watch was pinched by some sad thief.
ROLAND-GARROS : Ladies and gentlemen, here is the BEST OF Roland Garros 2012 ! What was your favorite moment ? Of the 2012 French Open, with the triumph of Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova
Watching the Highlights of French Open Final - Roland Garros 7 time lifting the trophy by Rafael Nadal - Yet seems like its his 1st time =)
The 2012 French Open at Roland Garros is now complete, with champions Maria Sharapova and Rafael Nadal revelling in...
Nadal relieved to defeat Djokovic at a major Rafael Nadal, who beat world No. 1 Novak Djokovic for his seventh Roland Garros title, says
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Rafael Nadal makes it 7th Heaven at Roland Garros! Vamos Rafa! Good luck at Wimbledon… Kick Djokovic out of the...
Rafael Nadal finishes off Novak Djokovic to claim record 7th French Open title
Rafael Nadal celebrates his triumph with family Roland Garros 2012 -Dina
Rafael Nadal: I want to taste what it means to win Roland Garros
Lovely piece from on Nadal's triumph at Roland Garros:
We've assembled our Roland Garros wrap-up issue with our day by day thoughts on the clay fortnight: grading the field's performance, their fashions, and features on Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova! All this and more inside! CLICK HERE TO READ:
Rafael Nadal dropped only one set in the entire tournament to win the 2012 Roland Garros. Before achieving this feat, he has won the tournament twice without dropping a set. The seventh title win comes only in his eight season at Roland Garros! Vamos Rafa Vamos!
Rain or shine, clay or mud, sunday or monday, Rafael nadal rules Roland Garros. Long live the clay king.
Some great players are defined by their excellence on a particular surface while others are defined by how they perform against their top rivals when it appears they are about to overtaken. In the case of now seven-time Roland Garros champion Rafael Nadal, he is worthy of accolades on both accounts.
Last night in Paris with Rafael Nadal after 7th Roland Garros win!
Rafael Nadal has caused so many others sleepless nights at Roland Garros. This time, though, it was his turn to do all the tossing and turning.
Hands reach to Rafael Nadal for a well deserved hug after his historic triumph in Roland Garros in Paris. History would have been made whichever way the pendulum of victory swung - Nadal's opponent Novak Djokovic was going for his fourth Grand Slam tournament in a row - something that hasn't been ac...
Nadal v Ferrer Semi-Final (Roland Garros): Highlights of the semi-final between Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer(ww...
Rafael Nadal overtook Bjorn Borg, who won six Roland Garros titles, and ended Djokovic's hopes of becoming the third man to win four consecutive Grand Slams.
Rafael Nadal has thrashed David Ferrer 6-2 6-2 6-1 to reach his 7th final at Roland Garros
Congrats! Rafael Nadal for winning Roland Garros breaking Bjorn Borg's record for most event titles with seven He's the man!
Rafael Nadal has won the French Open Tennis again! 7 times Champion in Roland Garros... really the King of clay... he's had his sweet revenge with Djocovic... Nadal is back to win Grand Slams again... love him!
Congratulations to Rafael Nadal for matching the record of the Swedish Steel (Bjorn Borg) of seven wins at the Roland Garros... I will always be a fan ya Roger Federer & Novak Djokovic
Maria Sharapova and Rafael Nadal are Roland Garros 2012 champions. Couldn't ask for better winners.
Maria Sharapova won Roland Garros (French Open) yesterdaymaking her the 10th tennis diva to win all major tornament of women category after Serena Williams. Sharapova recent honour, is anticipitated to earn her the next world no.1 title in female tennis. As of this moment, Rafael Nadal and Novak Jokovic is slugging it out in male finals. Heavy down pour disrupted the action- full men's final leading to the postpondment of the match yesterday to today 11th June. Friends predict who will win male category of French Open. From Monaco, the home of Roland Garros France; Martin Okoye reporting.
Rafael Nadal, seeking a record seventh title at Roland Garros, won the first two sets against Novak Djokovic but then came apart and must wait until Monday to play again.
Well done Cesc. Man of the hour. He's just become Rafael Nadal's best friend if they show football in Roland Garros
the last one is Rafael Nadal vs Novak Djokovic. Rafa vying for his 7th Roland Garros title,& Nole same as Maria Sharapova but just more GS.
Roland Garros semi-final has been rain delayed with Rafael Nadal leading David Ferrer 6-2 4-1
David Ferrer is breaking new career territory with his first French Open semi-final, but the task he now faces is massive. Can he, can anyone, beat Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros?
"The King of Clay" Rafael Nadal takes on fellow spaniard "The Bulldozer"David Ferrer. and "Fedex" Roger Federer will face "The Djoker" Novak Djokovic. in the gruelling semi-finals of Roland Garros-12 on friday! Super Friday on the cards.:-):-)
The Spanish Marches On Semi-final in Roland Garros 2012. Men's Singles - Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer/ Novak Dyokovic and my favorite Roger Federer. Ladies single-my favorite Maria Sharapova and Petra Kvitova / Errani and Samantha Stosur. And Now in Eurosport Game/Set and Mats with Mats willander ang Annabel Croft.
PARIS -- A rain shower stopped play at Roland Garros for a minute or two in the middle of Rafael Nadal's...
(2) Rafael Nadal destroyed (12) Nicolas Almagro in his Quarterfinal match 7-6, 6-2, 6-3. Nadal's match record is now 50-1 all time at Roland Garros.
Rafael Nadal made light work of Juan Monaco after securing a 6-2, 6-0, 6-0 victory to advance to the quarter-finals at Roland Garros.
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Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray & David Ferrer all secured 3rd round wins to book their slots in the Last 16 at Roland Garros.
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