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Djokovic kills King Nadal at Roland Garros
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Djokovic kills King Nadal at Roland Garros

Passionate celebration belongs to Novak Djokovic, Roland Garros finalist after coming back 3-6, 6-3, 7-6, 6-2 to Rafael Nadal and become the first tennis player to knock the Spaniard down twice in the clay court tournament. On top of that, the victory leaves the Serbian in a privileged position: if he wins on Sunday at Stefanos Tsitsipas, Djokovic will close the gap with his closest rival in the race for the record for Grand Slam titles (18-20 right now). Before, a match for life, an example of eternal improvement and infinite sacrifice. King Nadal no longer plays in Paris. [Narración y estadísticas] "Rafa! Rafa! Rafa! ”Sang the majority of the audience before the players left the locker room, taking part in the match. "Nole! Nole! Nole! ”The stands shouted half an...
Tsitsipas will play his first Grand Slam final at Roland Garros
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Tsitsipas will play his first Grand Slam final at Roland Garros

To become the youngest finalist in a Grand Slam in 11 years, Stefanos Tsitsipas had to overcome two games throughout an indecipherable afternoon, full of comings and goings. On Friday, the Greek crowned in a straight line the first two sets of his semifinal of Roland Garros, but a reaction of Alexander Zverev forced him to start over when the German took him to the fifth set. Reeling over the wire, the triumph of Tsitsipas (6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 3-6, 6-3 in 3h37m) confirms him as one of the strongest candidates for the Musketeers Cup. [Narración y estadísticas] The Greek, which had left its mark throughout the European clay court tour (titles in Montecarlo Y Lyon, ending in Barcelona), attacked the crossing before Zverev with a granite conviction in victory, eyes fixed on trium...
Nadal multiplies his level to go to the semifinals of Roland Garros
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Nadal multiplies his level to go to the semifinals of Roland Garros

The 5000 spectators who filled the stands of the Philippe Chatrier Wednesday they had to rub their eyes a couple of times when they saw Diego Schwartzman win a set from Rafael Nadal, thus breaking the fantastic streak that the español on Roland Garros (36 sets added consecutively, since the 2019 final against Dominic Thiem). The Argentinian, very intelligent, brave and determined, he enjoyed an hour of dominance against the champion of 20 grand, but ended up eliminated for a very simple reason: to end Nadal on Paris something else is needed. When he was at his worst, when there was more concern on his bench, the Balearic they won nine games in a row (from 3-4 in the third heat to the end) and advanced 6-3, 4-6, 6-3, 6-0 in 2h45m. On Friday, the champion of 20 majors wil...
Davidovich can’t beat Zverev and says goodbye to Roland Garros
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Davidovich can’t beat Zverev and says goodbye to Roland Garros

The fabulous path of Alexander Davidovich on Roland Garros. On Tuesday, Alexander Zverev eliminated the español in the quarterfinals (6-4, 6-1, 6-1 in 1h36m) after celebrating the victory in a lackluster cross, without quality or emotion, which the German made his own after unhinging his rival, taking advantage of his problems in the back caused by fatigue (he needed 13h16m to overcome his first four matches in the tournament) and the bad management of the nerves that the candidate did. [Narración y estadísticas] "I am disappointed in myself," he confessed Davidovich. “I knew it would be difficult: yesterday and today I could not put my socks on, I was quite physically ill, with very severe back pain. I did not know whether to enter the court because I did not want to d...
Roger Federer retires from Roland Garros: "It is important that I listen to my body"
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Roger Federer retires from Roland Garros: "It is important that I listen to my body"

Roger Federer say goodbye to Roland Garros 2021. The Swiss tennis player had agreed to the round of 16 of the Grand Slam French, but he has ended up announcing that he is major and that he will not play against Matteo Berrettini. "It is important that I listen to my body and do not go too fast in the return to the competition. I am happy for my three wins. There is nothing better than the feeling of being back on the slopes," said Federer. The news had already been expected for a few hours. It was during the night of Saturday that speculation began with this possibility after the victory against Dominik Kopefer in four sets, in a duel that lasted until 3 hours and 35 minutes. Federer warned then that he did not feel quite well and that his continuity at Roland Garros...
Nadal advances without scares to the second week of Roland Garros
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Nadal advances without scares to the second week of Roland Garros

What do you have to do to beat Rafael Nadal on clay? Play from the back of the court, without having a shot that dismounts the español In those rallies, or the ability to pick up the pace by putting one more gear, it doesn't seem like the best idea. Saturday, Cameron Norrie He fell into that trap again by posing a match very similar tactically to the one he played a few weeks ago in the Count of Godó from Barcelona, and that it ended exactly the same in Paris: with a defeat. Thus, the champion of 20 majors (6-3, 6-3, 6-3) will play the round of 16 against Jannik Sinner (6-1, 7-5, 6-3 a Mikael Ymer) in his first big test of this Roland Garros. [Narración y estadísticas] The Suzanne lenglen, second track in importance of the tournament, received a visit from Nadal on an u...
Nadal regains stability and makes his debut with victory at Roland Garros
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Nadal regains stability and makes his debut with victory at Roland Garros

Marc Maury, the speaker from Roland Garros, ran out of air when Tuesday afternoon welcomed Rafael Nadal to Philippe Chatrier, remembering as always all the titles that the español has won in the tournament (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2010). The French, who followed the game at the foot of the court, began to intuit what can await him in a year: Nadal started the assault on his fourteenth Musketeers Cup beating Alexei Popyrin (6-3, 6-2, 7-6) and reaffirming himself as the great candidate for a trophy that would make him the player with the most titles in Grand Slam of all time (21). [Narración y estadísticas] "I played a good game," he celebrated later Nadal. “I was playing against a difficult opponent for a first round. He...
A great Nadal is saved from elimination in Rome against Shapovalov
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A great Nadal is saved from elimination in Rome against Shapovalov

In the Foro Italico, the never seen. During his round of 16 match at the Masters 1000 in Rome, Rafael Nadal failed to take advantage of Denis Shapovalov's one-handed backhand. That blow, which the Spaniard would have set as a target to push any other rival back, catapulted the Canadian to a victory (6-3, 3-0 and ball for 4-0; two match points wasted with 6-5 in the third set) that the champion of 20 majors aborted (3-6, 6-4 and 7-6) for a very simple reason: Nadal is the only one moving on the wire, there is no one like him. [Narración y estadísticas] In the final stretch of the meeting, the last stretch of the third heat, Nadal and Shapovalov engaged in a game of more than 10 minutes that gave life to the Spanish. Taking out to play the classification in the tie-break,...
Nadal passes Sinner’s test in Rome with flying colors
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Nadal passes Sinner’s test in Rome with flying colors

Rafael Nadal will play the round of 16 of the Masters 1000 from Roma with the peace of mind of having passed a test of the highest demand before Jannik Sinner. On Wednesday, the español resisted the young man's push italiano (7-5, 6-4) and he met with Denis Shapovalov for a square in quarters. [Narración y estadísticas] Sinner, one of the worst possible rivals to debut, measured the doubts of Nadal in a match of a very high level that was played behind closed doors, waiting for the public (25% of the total capacity) to be able to access the tournament starting this Thursday. Thus, on a soulless center court, the two opponents played a crossover that had everything: bright spots, constant alternatives and the excitement of a final. Overexcited, the italiano He fired adr...
Daniil Medvedev takes second place in the ATP Rankings
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Daniil Medvedev takes second place in the ATP Rankings

In the Masters 1000 of Madrid, the Russian fell fast, before the Chilean Cristian Garin, but managed to climb again to second place in the world ranking as the Spanish fell in the quarterfinals against the German Alexander Zverev, finally champion of that tournament.However, This modification makes Nadal lose much more than a specific position, since, regardless of what happens in the Masters 1000 in Rome and in the following weeks, He will no longer be able to play Roland Garros as No. 2 on the list. Due to the changes in the system, he defends the title of Rome 2019 and will not be able to add more, as long as he does not decide to ask for an invitation and go to another tournament before Paris.That puts the 13-time Parisian champion at risk of being third and meeting Djokovic in a poten...