Rafael Nadal – Mastering the Surfaces

Rafael Nadal – Mastering the Surfaces

Player Profiles 08 Jan 2011

After winning four consecutive French Open Championships, tour opponents may have wished the fiercely competitive Spaniard would stay on his favorite surface.  Those who know the feisty former number one player know that compromise is not his style.  Nadal saw an opening and raised his game to take advantage of his extraordinary speed and shot-making [...]

Resourceful Rafa: Nadal fights to the finals, stops Roddick

BNP Paribas Open 22 Mar 2009

On Saturday afternoon in the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, Rafael Nadal produced a performance that was entirely typical of the No. 1 player in men’s tennis. However, don’t let the word “typical” suggest that the Mallorcan master had an easy day at the office against a determined Andy Roddick. Nadal ultimately prevailed in Saturday’s second [...]

Something’s Wrong with Rafa.

Rafael Nadal 30 Oct 2008

Before the Madrid Masters Tournament began, Rafa was quoted as saying that he wanted to win this one for his loyal Spanish fans. On paper he had an easy draw through to the final, no top 10 players to meet on the way. It should have been a piece of cake for him, but he lost [...]