Category: Doha

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RafaLint: January 8th

I’ve never understood why the seeding for slams not named Wimbledon is considered to be news. They just go off the rankings. But, there are news stories all over the place. Guess who’s the...

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RafaLint: January 6th

Articles: Success is all about attitude, Nadal tells Aspire students – via Having begun playing tennis at the age of three, Nadal told the crowded auditorium that it is with hard work that...

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Doha: Post final presser transcript

A transcript of the presser Rafa gave after defeating Monfils 6-1, 6-7, 6-2 in the Qatar ExxonMobil final is up on the ASAP Sports site. Q. Congratulations. RAFAEL NADAL: Thank you. Q. This is...

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RafaLint: January 4th

Articles: Nadal Weathers Gael-force Storm For Doha Crown – via “The important thing today is I played with high intensity on my legs going for the ball, playing more inside, having more control...

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Doha: Semifinal presser transcript

A transcript of the presser Rafa gave after his 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 win over Gojowczyk is up on the ASAP Sports site. Q. What was the key to turning the match around? RAFAEL NADAL:...

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Doha: Final videos

Videos related to Rafa’s win over Monfils in the Doha final: including pre- and post-match interview, highlights and the trophy ceremony.

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Doha: Final photos

Photos from Rafa’s title win over Gael Monfils at the Qatar Exxon Mobile Open in Doha.

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Doha: New year, new title

In the final of the Qatar ExxonMobile Open in Doha, Rafa played #31 Gael Monfils. Rafa led their head to head 8-2, but both of Gael’s wins had come in Doha. Rafa came out...

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Doha: Final liveblog

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