Rafael Nadal

Lucky No. 13: Nadal Saves Best For Last At Roland Garros

WASHINGTON, October 12, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) While it’s arguable that Sunday’s performance under a closed roof at Court Philippe-Chatrier was his finest French Open victory, Rafael Nadal made quite a statement for himself – especially for someone who already […]

Nadal Storms To Record-Breaking 13th Roland Garros Title

PARIS/STARNBERG, October 11, 2020 (by Alessandro Boroch) Rafael Nadal equalled Roger Federer’s all-time mark of 20 Grand Slam titles by winning his 13th Roland Garros crown with an excellence of clay-court tennis against great rival Novak Djokovic on Sunday afternoon […]

Swiatek: Achieving The Extraordinary By Winning Roland Garros

WASHINGTON, October 11, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) In the period of one Paris fortnight, 19-year-old Iga Swiatek went from being unseeded at Roland Garros to cracking the Top 20 after her remarkable French Open victory Saturday. During the short span […]

Roland Garros: Late Night In Paris Leaves Nadal Smiling

WASHINGTON, October 7, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) In his 100th career French Open match, Rafael Nadal won for the 98th time on the red clay of Roland Garros and reached his 13th semifinal with a 7-6 (4), 6-4, 6-1 victory […]

Roland Garros: Nadal Remains Flawless In Paris

PARIS/STARNBERG, October 2, 2020 (by Alessandro Boroch) Rafael Nadal continues his quest for a 20th major singles title – aiming to match Roger Federer’s record – following a hazard-free 6-1, 6-4, 6-0 win over 28-year-old Italian Stefano Travaglia in just […]

French Open: Nadal In Full Control, Schmiedlova Upsets Azarenka

STARNBERG/PARIS, September 30, 2020 (by Alessandro Boroch) As reported earlier today, Wednesday’s Day 4 at Roland Garros was overshadowed by the withdrawal of 23-time major singles champion Serena Williams. The 39-year-old American was set to face Bulgarian veteran Tsvetana Pironkova in the second match on […]

Nadal, Serena Start Roland Garros Title Bids

STARNBERG, September 28, 2020 (by Alessandro Boroch) The start into Monday’s action at Roland Garros was delayed on the outside courts for two hours due to heavy rain. While most players were waiting for the official go of the organizers […]

Roland Garros: When Rafa Speaks, The Media Listens Up

WASHINGTON, September 26, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Friday was French Open Media Day at Stade Roland Garros. When it was time for 12-time champion Rafael Nadal to take center stage, the media listened up. The much-admired King of Clay had plenty […]

Nadal Cruises Into Rome Quaterfinal

STARNBERG, September 18, 2020 Nine-time champion Rafael Nadal has secured his berth in the quarterfinals of the Internazionali BNL d’Italia, his first tournament since February. The No. 2 seed dispatched Serb Dusan Lajovic 6-1, 6-3 in his third-round match under the […]