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Nadal, more than three decades in full combustion on the parisian land
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Nadal, more than three decades in full combustion on the parisian land

He seeks his fourteenth title and thus surpass Federer's 20 greats. "He has evolved according to what tennis demanded", says Ferrero, champion in 2003. "I don't see anyone who can beat him," says Albert Costa, winner a year earlier.When then, there was alternation. Before Rafael Nadal began in 2005 a despotic time whose end is difficult to see, the most fruitful was Gustavo Kuerten, which expired in 1997, 2000 and 2001. They preceded it, without going back to the sequence of the six titles of Bjorn Borg, Jim Courier, champion in 1991 and 1992, and Sergi Bruguera, winner in the next two editions. No one could imagine that a tennis player would appear capable of relativizing hegemonic periods that at the time deserved due consideration.Before there was the entire Argentine army, specialis...
From Rome to Paris: Nadal grows and takes positions for the assault of another Roland Garros
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From Rome to Paris: Nadal grows and takes positions for the assault of another Roland Garros

The Spaniard is vindicated at a crucial moment of the clay court season, two weeks before the big event. Arrive with two titles, as in 2008 and 2011, when it was enough to achieve his main objectiveRafa Nadal celebrates his victory against Djokovic.Finish the dirt tour prior to Roland Garros and Rafael Nadal He is back where he was expected, as the main favorite to win the tournament again where he has built the best of his splendid career. Rome, the last station before the landing in Paris, certified the rise of the number three in the world, faltering at the beginning of the tournament, where it had to save two match points in the round of 16, against Denis Shapovalov. He was firm as the competition progressed, with a Become Premium from € 1 the first month ...
Nadal reduces the giant Opelka and will seek his tenth title
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Nadal reduces the giant Opelka and will seek his tenth title

He won 6-4 and 6-4, in his 500th match on clay. Face the winner of Djokovic-Sonego Nadal hits a 'drive' against Opelka.Gregory BorgiaAPAfter Novak Djokovic came to life at the resumption of his quarterfinal match against Stefanos Tsitsipas, postponed on Friday due to the rain, it was the turn of Rafael Nadal, whom the heavens respected in their encounter before Alexander Zverev, to face their semifinal duel. The Spanish reduced to Reilly Opelka, who, in his first appearance in this round of a Masters 1000, demonstrated his limitations when he lost called his best weapon. Nadal was the first to break his service in this competition and defeated him 6-4 and 6-4, in one hour and 32 minutes, thus qualifying for his twelfth final in Rome, to be played this Sunday against the winner of the ma...
Nadal overwhelms Alcaraz in the generational confrontation between Spaniards
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Nadal overwhelms Alcaraz in the generational confrontation between Spaniards

He beat the Murcian, who turned 18 this Wednesday, 6-1 and 6-2, in the first duel between the two. Play this Thursday against Popyrin, who surprised Sinner, for a place in the quarterfinalsNadal returns a ball to Alcaraz.SERGIO PEREZREUTERSA Carlos Alcaraz placeholder image entertainment is not enough for him. I received them, grateful, upon entering the Manolo santana, semi-deserted not only because of the capacity restrictions but because it was an early hour on a working Wednesday, when a group of fans chanted "Happy Birthday" to him, because this Wednesday he came of age. But he did not make a gesture of complacency when signing his first game, on the verge of taking a rosco, back, recovered from a puncture in the sternum area that forced him to ask for physical attention with 2-0 a...
Feliciano López: "We are the tournament of the people"
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Feliciano López: "We are the tournament of the people"

Still active, Feliciano Lpez (Toledo, 1991), director since 2019 of the Mutua Madrid Open, faces a special edition, with a capacity of 40%, large in times of pandemicFeliciano Lpez poses for this newspaper.Alberto di LolliHonored in the Count of God on the occasion of his twentieth participation in the tournament, he has one foot on the court and another in the offices, combining the last years of his career as a tennis player with his responsibilities as a manager.I suppose you had the opportunity to speak recently with David Ferrer, director of the Count of God. There are quite a few players who go to the other side of the net. He, Albert Costa, you ...In dealing with tennis players we may have a bit of an advantage. Then the hndicap is to start doing things that we have never done. ...
Nadal will debut against Mannarino or Alcaraz in a demanding itinerary
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Nadal will debut against Mannarino or Alcaraz in a demanding itinerary

You could meet Jannik Sinner in the third round, Zverev in the quarterfinals and Thiem or Rublev in the semi-finals.Nadal, this Friday, at the Caja Mgica.Rodrigo JimnezEFEAfter the spectacular end of the Count of God, in which he defeated in three sets Stefanos Tsitsipas after saving a match ball, Rafael Nadal seek his sixth title at the Mutua Madrid Open. The draw held this Friday at the Caja Mgica has given him his debut, predictably on Wednesday, in a day session, before the winner of the match between Adrian Mannarino Y Carlos Alcaraz placeholder image. In the event of a victory for Alcaraz, the great promise of Spanish tennis, we will see an attractive generational duel between two players from the house. It would also be their first confrontation. It will not be easy for the world...
Nadal saves a match ball and wins Tsitsipas his twelfth Godó after an unforgettable final
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Nadal saves a match ball and wins Tsitsipas his twelfth Godó after an unforgettable final

Defeat 6-4, 6-7 (6) and 7-5 to the Greek tennis player, after three hours and 38 minutes of a tremendous gameNadal, after beating Tsitsipas.Joan monfortAPIt was the final of an ATP 500, a classic of the clay season, but due to electricity, length, quality, alternatives and resources of both protagonists, it could well have been the definitive instance of a Grand Slam. Rafael Nadal won an unforgettable match, one of the best finals in the history of the Count of God, by beating Stefanos Tsitsipas by 6-4, 6-7 (6) and 7-5, in three hours and 38 minutes, after lifting a match point. Also the scenography, with the already 12 times champion lying on the sand of his club obeyed a big, huge game, one of those that remain in memory. After seeing how the courage of his opponent frustrated two matc...
Nadal and Tsitsipas, protagonists of the best possible final in Barcelona
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Nadal and Tsitsipas, protagonists of the best possible final in Barcelona

The Spanish raised the level against Carreo and the Greek, champion in Monte Carlo, has not given up a set since the quarterfinals in Miami.Tsitsipas, during his match against Sinner.Alejandro GarcaEFEThree years after their first date in a sequence that is on the way to classics, Rafael Nadal Y Stefanos Tsitsipas They meet again this Sunday at the Conde de God final (4:00 pm, 1 am). The party comes in a sweet trance for both. The Spaniard, 11 times champion of the tournament, recovered against Pablo Carreo (6-3, 6-2) in the semifinals the game that he had been missing in the last days, after the defeat suffered against Andrey Rublev in the quarterfinals of the Monte Carlo Masters 1000.The 22-year-old Greek is in the prime of his career. He came out champion in the Principality without ...
Nadal, in the quarterfinals after dropping another set against Nishikori
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Nadal, in the quarterfinals after dropping another set against Nishikori

The Spaniard won 6-0, 2-6 and 6-2 and faced the British Cameron Norrie. After rolling in the first set, he went through delicate moments before achieving the victoryNadal, at one point in the match against Nishikori.JOSEP LAGOAFPRepresents an anomaly that Rafael Nadal lost in the Monte Carlo quarter-finals and left two sets in his first two games at the Conde de God, one of them, on Wednesday, against Illya Ivashka, the first yielded to a tennis player below the top 100 since 2013. In the round of 16 it was Kei Nishikori who surprised the Spaniard with an estimable reaction after taking an entry donut, before ending up losing 6-0, 2-6 and 6-2, in two hours and 19 minutes. Nadal will measure this Friday (4:00 p.m., Teledeporte) at Cameron Norrie, whom he beat in three sets in their only p...