RafaNadal is the favourite to lift the French Open this year.
The Spaniard excelled in Barcelona to sealed his tenth title. He defeated Dominic Thiem 6-4, 6-1 to continue his fine form in the hard courts. He was trading games with the Austrian and it seemed the game might enter a tie breaker as they both remained resolute.
Nadal, who was playing in a court that has been named after him, showed his consistent superiority over his peers in clay courts. In eleven years, he won nine titles in Barcelona. He dug deep to prevail in the rally against Thiem to win the set. As they resumed the second set, Nadal lost just a game as he cruised to victory. Thiem seemed to give up at some point in the second set as he kept making errors. Continue reading NADAL FAVOURITE AHEAD OF FRENCH OPEN
Rafa Nadal has opened up on ending his partnership with his long time coach and Uncle Toni. The pair has been together for over two decades, winning and losing games.
Toni decided to focus on the development of tennis potentials at Rafa Nadal academy in Mallorca as he would not be with the Spaniard from 2018.
“Toni is completely free, like he has always been, to take his own decisions and to choose what makes him happiest. I am comfortable with what he decides is best for him. Probably it’s the moment to focus on other priorities and he said that the academy is one of these ones,” the 14-time Grand Slam winner said.
“It’s a very ambitious project and also we don’t have to forget that he has a family, three kids and two of them play tennis,” Nadal added.
Nadal said he was grateful for his Uncle’s lifelong support, living everyday with him for years. However, it seems the decision was not jointly agreed and that it caught Nadal off-guard when his career was winding down. Continue reading NADAL SPEAKS ABOUT TONI PARTNERSHIP
Rafa Nadal has been referred to as “the king of clay” by clay court giant, Thomas Muster despite the 31-year old Spaniard currently in 8th position in the world of tennis.
Nadal has battled with a wrist injury from last year which has caused him to suspend his 2016 season, hence the drop in the rankings.
Nadal missed the French open and Wimbledon, and he was sent packing in Australia. He described it as “an injury-filled year” in a Facebook post, and has attributed his woes to a not fully recovered injury. It was a short season for him as he was forced to stop and take time to rest in preparation for the 2017 season.
In a recent interview he said, “The goal now is to completely recover and be able to be pain free on the area, and start preparing for the 2017 season.” Continue reading NADAL OPTIMISTIC ABOUT NEW SEASON