- Nadal won’t bite dust at French Open (via Asia One)
Questions have been raised over the fitness and form of Rafael Nadal and his ability to defend his French Open crown in June but former world No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt has absolutely no doubt in his mind. With nine titles and just a solitary loss in 10 years at Roland Garros since 2005, the 28-year-old Spaniard remains practically unbeatable on the red clay in Paris. Speaking to The Straits Times yesterday, Hewitt declared: “Nadal is the favourite. “I don’t care how much he’s struggling going into it; with the record he has, he’s been nearly impossible to beat at that place. “Every Grand Slam is tough to win but he’s won the French with ease a lot of times as well.”
- Raonic Saves Three Match Points To Deny Nadal (via BNP Paribas Open)
“I had more opportunities than him in the first, in the second, and in the third, too,” said Nadal. “That’s the real thing about what happened during the match. The real thing is I am happy the way I played. I am happy the way that I competed today. I am happy the way that I stayed in a level during the whole match.”
- Raonic Saves 3 M.P. To Upset Nadal In Indian Wells (via ATP World Tour)
“I think I did well,” said Nadal. “I enjoyed the fact that I felt well with myself on court again. I felt competitive. I felt strong, with the right energy. I lost that match thinking much more positive things than negative ones.”
- Raonic exprime a Nadal (via El Pais)
Desde que venciera a Djokovic hace 10 meses, el pasado 8 de junio, Nadal tan sólo se había topado con un rival del top-10, Berdych, en Melbourne. Cayó. Raonic, repeinado e imperturbable, es una buena piedra de toque para calibrar su nivel actual, para a mirar con optimismo a lo venidero o bien vovler al escepticismo. … Nadal, lastrado por ese 1/7 a la hora de concretar las rupturas, se marcha de Indian Wells. Se va con más kilometraje y un puñado de buenas sensaciones, pero precisa una vuelta de tuerca más. Miami, próxima parada, también sobre cemento, brindará otra oportunidad.
- Two Men, One Climb (via tennis.com)
Here’s Rafa after losing to Ljubicic at Indian Wells in 2010 (that year, like this year—and like every year in between, it seems—he was in the midst of a comeback): “This is a process,” he said then, “and I have to keep going slowly better and better. I am ready, because I did well…I was a very good competitor, and I gonna be a very good competitor again and winner another time, no?” Nadal was right: He was a winner at each of the three remaining Grand Slams in 2010. What does 2015 have in store for him? As he would surely say: Let’s see.
- Raonic Saves Three Match Points to Rally Past Nadal (via Tennis Now)
Though he showed some nerves on match-point moments, Nadal defended his second serve more effectively, earned more break points (seven to four for Raonic) and looked more fluid hitting on the run. Nadal said he viewed the loss as a positive step in the process of refining his form.
- Milos Raonic knocks Rafael Nadal out of Indian Wells
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- Tennis Channel Court Report: Federer rolls, Nadal falls (via USA Today)
- Rafa Nadal tells us what he thinks of the BNP Paribas Open (via We Are Tennis)
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