Rafael Nadal

Roland Garros: ‘Thinking Of Our Mates’ In Paris

WASHINGTON, May 25, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) On Sunday, the day this year’s Roland Garros was originally due to begin, there were a variety of tributes offered across social media channels. For instance, Tennis.com published an enjoyable and informative feature […]

Nadal Not Optimistic About Tennis Returning In 2020

WASHINGTON, May 6, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) World No. 2 Rafael Nadal isn’t optimistic about playing tennis again this year. At age 33, the Spanish native who is at home in Porto Cristo, Mallorca, realizes that losing a year from […]

Let The Virtual Mutua Madrid Open Begin!

WASHINGTON, April 27, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Opening day of the the Mutua Madrid Open Virtual Pro has arrived and a full slate of 24 group matches, plus two charity matches, are on Monday’s order of play of the four-day […]

When Rafa Meets Roger … And Friends, Too

WASHINGTON, April 21, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) When Rafael Nadal speaks, like he did when he hosted an Instagram Live chat Monday evening from his home in Mallorca, people watch and listen. During its peak, more than 50,000 tuned in […]

Can Playing In Empty Stadiums Be Conducive To Quality Tennis?

WASHINGTON, April 20, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) With professional tennis at a virtual standstill for more than a month from the novel coronavirus pandemic – there will be no tournaments before July 13 at the earliest – one possible solution being […]

Reinventing Tennis In A Rapidly Evolving World

International Blog – Michael Dickens It’s been said that sports are a habit, something which provides us with a rhythm that sometimes we barely notice. Until now, when we don’t have sports like tennis. Well, tennis will be back – […]

Sold Out Laver Cup Stands Firm With Its Dates

WASHINGTON, March 18, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) When French Open officials announced that the year’s second Grand Slam would be postponed until September due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, it continued what has been an unprecedented period in professional tennis […]

Nadal Completes Hat Trick In Acapulco

ACAPULCO, March 1, 2020 After winning his first two titles (2005, 2013) at the Abierto Mexicano Telcel presentado por HSBC on clay, Rafael Nadal completed his Acapulco hat trick on a hard court by defeating Taylor Fritz 6-3, 6-2 on Saturday […]