Rafael Nadal

Nadal Pulls Out Of Wimbledon, Olympic Games

WASHINGTON, June 17, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) World No. 3 Rafael Nadal has decided to forgo playing in this month’s Wimbledon Championships and next month’s Olympic Games in Tokyo, saying he must listen to his body in order to extend […]

Djokovic Breaks Nadal’s Roland-Garros Reign

PARIS/WASHINGTON, June 11, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) There’s plenty of shared history between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. Enough to fill an encyclopedia. The two future Hall of Famers have combined to create the most prolific rivalry in men’s tennis […]

Nadal Starts Roland Garros Title Quest

PARIS/STARNBERG, June 1, 2021 Rafael Nadal began his campaign for a record-extending 14th Roland Garros title on Tuesday, with the No. 3 seed from Spain winning 6-3, 6-2, 7-6(3) over World No. 63 Alexei Popyrin on Court Philippe-Chatrier. Nadal had […]

Roland Garros: The Big 3, #NextGen And Naomi

PARIS/WASHINGTON, May 30, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) The 2021 edition of the French Open has arrived – a week later than originally planned but better than waiting until October like last year. Day One of the Parisian fortnight begins on […]

French Open Draw: Big Three All Rise To The Top

PARIS/WASHINGTON, May 28, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) With the 2021 French Open slated to begin on Sunday, the men’s and women’s singles draws took place on Thursday afternoon in Paris. There were a few surprises. Biggest was 13-time defending champion […]

A Statue In Honour Of Rafael Nadal Unveiled At Roland-Garros

PARIS, May 27, 2021 (FFT Press Release) This year, Roland-Garros wanted to pay tribute to the player responsible for an entire, and perhaps the most illustrious, page in its history books. Today, a statue of Rafael Nadal was unveiled. The […]

Nadal Wins Title Number 10 In Rome

ROME/WASHINGTON, May 16, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Since 2006, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal have met a staggering 57 times covering all four Grand Slam finals, the Nitto ATP Finals and nine different ATP Masters 1000 events. You can even […]

Can Pliskova-Swiatek Become Rivalry Like Djokovic-Nadal?

ROME/WASHINGTON, May 16, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) As the men’s and women’s finals of the Internazionali BNL d’Italia take place Sunday in the Eternal City of Rome, each presents a contrasting difference regarding the sense of rivalry. The women’s final […]

Nadal’s Expectations For Rome Title Remain Alive

ROME/WASHINGTON, May 15, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) When in Rome, do as the Romans do – don’t bet against Rafa Nadal. As it is advisable to follow the conventions while in the Italian capital city, a bet for Nadal to […]