Browsing Archive: May, 2013

Lessons from Day 1 at French Open 2013

Posted by Raj on Monday, May 27, 2013, In : Lessons from the Majors 

A cold dreary opening day that had players starting play with top layers and blowing into their hands to stay warm!

Seeded players on both sides were rattled by contenders hoping to take full advantage of their early nerves.   

On the women’s side Poland’s Urzula Radwanska ranked 37 in the world succeeded by beating 30th seeded Venus Williams who has been struggling with form after returning from a long absence because of Sjogren’s Syndrome. This condition is associated with dry...

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Nadal shows why he is "King Of Clay"

Posted by Raj on Monday, May 20, 2013, In : ATP Mens Final Reviews 

It’s the Italian Open ATP 1000 men’s final in beautiful Italy. An exiting prospect as Roger Federer faced Nadal again.    


Fresh off winning in Madrid, Nadal’s continued dominating with tennis as beautiful as the pine trees and statues silhouetted against the warm blue sky of a packed stadium.


Playing against his arch rival and world number 2 Roger Federer, Nadal once again showed why he has earned the right to be called the “King of Clay. His quick 6-1, 6-2 win in 1 hour, 9...

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Nadal rushes back ! Are you in a hurry?

Posted by Raj on Monday, May 13, 2013, In : ATP Mens Final Reviews 
Yesterday's ATP Madrid 1000 final between Stanislas Wawrinka and Rafael Nadal was fast.

Both players were in a hurry.

Rafa asserted his authority from the first point maintaining the pressure till the winning ball. Wawrinka never settled down. His normally strong backhand deserted him. He looked nervous and very tired. It's not surprising. His last 2 weeks have been tough. After winning the final in Portugal last week, he took 3 sets to beat Berdych,Tsonga and the upcoming youngster Dimitrov ...
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