Category: Abu Dhabi

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RafaLint: December 28th

Articles: Frustration for Tsonga after defeat to Nadal in Abu Dhabi – by Osman Samiuddin (thenational.ae) His [Rafa's] preparations after the end-of-season break are beginning to gather pace, slowly but surely. He only started...

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Abu Dhabi: 3rd place

Rafa defeated Tsonga 7-6(5), 6-3 in their third place play-off match today in Abu Dhabi. I only saw a few bits of the match (kept nodding off thanks to not feeling well), but from...

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RafaLint: December 27th

Articles: Rafael Nadal not interested in celebrity coach – AFP via sports.ndtv.com Rusty Rafael Nadal falls to David Ferrer in Abu Dhabi – includes a short video. Tennis: Nadal loses to Ferrer on return...

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Abu Dhabi: It’s actually still 2013, right?

Rafa started his 2014 tennis year today by playing David Ferrer in the exhibition tournament in Abu Dhabi. In the first set, Rafa was pushing Daveeed in his serve and earning break points, but...

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RafaLint: December 19th

I know a lot of people were upset that Rafa wasn’t named SI Sportsman of the Year* and/or didn’t win the ITF award yesterday. Some of those same people are happy as heck about...

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RafaLint: November 13th

Articles: Mubadala World Tennis Championship draw released – via thenational.ae. TOO SOON!!! It’s too soon have a draw. Best photos from ATP World Tour Finals – by Courtney Nguyen (si.com) Nadal-Djokovic rivalry lacks certain...