- Why Rafael Nadal is the GOAT (via sportpulse.com)
Golden Career Grand Slam holder Rafael Nadal is already seen by many as one of the greatest tennis players of all time, and as years have gone by the case for Nadal being the GOAT has gathered real momentum. Tennis legends John McEnroe and Andre Agassi have both confirmed that they believe Nadal is the greatest ever, while the debate rages on in the tennis community on whether the Spaniard, now aged 28, has yet done enough to merit such an acclaim.
- Why Rafael Nadal’s Aces will be the International Premier Tennis League’s first dynasty (via oregonlive.com)
The Aces have 14-time major champion Nadal and fellow 14-time major champion Pete Sampras, plus Ana Ivanovic and Sania Mirza. … Having missed the entire summer hardcourt swing with a bad wrist, Nadal should still be fresh in November. And if he once again comes up short at the World Tour Finals, as has been the case every year he’s qualified for the Top 8 tourney, he’ll still have something to prove in 2014. (Even if he does win his first-ever WTF title, he’ll come to IPTL feeling like he has something to prove, because that’s our Rafa.)
- ATP Announces Celebrity Charity Fundraiser (via ATP World Tour)
The 2014 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals will kick off with a spectacular launch event on Friday 7 November at The O2 in support of male cancer awareness charity One For The Boys, the ATP announced today. … Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal have already qualified for this year’s tournament. The battle for the remaining five singles spots is heating up, with just 600 points separating No. 5 Marin Cilic and No. 10 Grigor Dimitrov.
- Rafael Nadal’s Coach Reveals The Spanish Athlete Will Be Back On Court Soon (via au.ibtimes.com)
According to Toni, Rafa’s wrist isn’t 100 percent healed, but the Spaniard will take part in the exhibition match against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in Kazakhstan. Toni also confirmed Rafa will compete in Beijing and Shanghai after the exhibition match. “We will also be full time for the European indoor season, as we will play at Basel, Paris Bercy and the year ending championships in London,” Toni said.