- Nadal Reaches Basel Final, Ties Sampras for Wins (via Tennis Now)
Nadal’s 6-4, 7-6(7) victory over Richard Gasquet places the Spaniard even with Pete Sampras for career wins at 762. The pair now share the No. 9 spot on the list, and Nadal will bid to pass him on Sunday when he meets either Jack Sock or Roger Federer in the final.
- Nadal Edges Gasquet For Basel Final Berth (via ATP World Tour)
“I’m happy with the victory,” said Nadal. “It was a great match, a beautiful one I think. Both players played very good points. We played well and it was close. I’m very happy. It’s an important week for me.
“It’s better if you don’t have to come back, but it’s about believing to come back and being well mentally all the time. In generally I’ve been playing good tennis and today was a good match.”
- Rafael Nadal fights back against Richard Gasquet to reach first Basel final (via The Sport Review)
“To be honest, I would have liked [to be in an era with] easier competition. I have been in an era where I competed against great players: Roger has won the most Grand Slams, Novak is one of best in history no doubt… Roger played in Madrid a couple of times. I now play in his tournament. I look forward to it.”
- Roger & Rafa: The Rivalry (via ATP World Tour)
- Federer-Nadal, By the Numbers, Episode 34 (via Tennis Now)
- Roger Races Into Basel Final, Awaits Nadal (via ATP World Tour)
“This is the first time we play each other in Switzerland,” said Federer. “It will be an amazing atmosphere tomorrow. This is a dream final for the fans and the tournament director.”
- Rafael Nadal’s ‘Study and Play’ Project Aids Young Spanish Athletes to Obtain Sports Scholarships (via latinopost.com)
The project is the latest addition to the four already existing programs of the Rafa Nadal Foundation, Fox News Latino added. The charity benefits youths in need in both Spain and India, and was implemented in collaboration with I-Con Sports. The university scholarships are given to the young Spaniards regardless of their chosen sport.
PHOTOS: Rafa reaches Swiss Indoors final
- Semi-Final Highlights: ATP Basel (via ATP World Tour)
- Hot Shot: Nadal Strikes Back In Basel
- On-Court Interview With Rafael Nadal – Swiss Indoors Basel SF (via stroppa777)
- Interview: Nadal Through To 2015 Basel Final
- Entrevista: Nadal Pasó A La Final En Basilea 2015 (via ATP World Tour)