Tag: Tennis

Rafael Nadal Ends the Season in a Familiar Place: On Top

MADRID — The 2019 men’s tennis season did not end as it had begun for Rafael Nadal. In January, after overcoming his latest round of injury concerns, he faced Novak Djokovic in the final of the Australian Open and looked powerless as Djokovic ripped winners and controlled long rallies seemingly at will. Nadal was a […]

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Spain Beats Canada to Win Davis Cup at Home

MADRID — With nothing left to prove at this stage, Rafael Nadal went out and proved something more. That at the end of another grueling season he could shrug off nagging injuries, middle-of-the-night finishes and inspired younger opposition and still lead Spain to a Davis Cup title by winning all eight of his matches. Nadal, […]

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Federer and Zverev smash tennis record in Mexico

Roger Federer and Alexander Zverev shattered the world record for attendance at a tennis match. A crowd of 42,217 watched an exhibition match between Federer and Zverev at Plaza de Toros Mexico – the world’s largest bullring – in Mexico City on Saturday. Serena Williams and Kim Clijsters had previously set the record in their […]

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Roger Federer, Sneakerhead?

If you run into Roger Federer on your way to board a plane, do not be surprised if he looks you up and down, or mostly down. That’s because Mr. Federer has something of a sneaker fixation. The Swiss tennis champion is not an “obsessive,” he said (slightly hard to believe about someone who has […]

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New ATP Cup team event is ‘pathetic’ and ‘unfair’, says US No 3 Reilly Opelka

<img class="caas-img has-preview" alt="Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images” src=”https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/6.0gWWyOPMtmZ47BBL1tnQ–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTY0MA–/https://media.zenfs.com/en-GB/the_guardian_765/bede74606f6db526b65654f41e25ebbd” data-src=”https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/6.0gWWyOPMtmZ47BBL1tnQ–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTY0MA–/https://media.zenfs.com/en-GB/the_guardian_765/bede74606f6db526b65654f41e25ebbd”>Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images Reilly Opelka has stoked the rivalry between the Davis Cup and the new ATP Cup team competition, describing the latter event as “pathetic”. Opelka, the current world No 36 and US No 3, was speaking after the US team’s exit from the revamped, […]

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