Category: Wimbledon

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Wimbledon: There’s a first time for everything

Rafa started and ended his 2013 Wimbledon by playing #135 Steve Darcis of Belgium. From the start of the match, Rafa was clearly showing some grass court rust and Darcis, was not. He defeats Rafa 7-6(4), 7-6(8), 6-4.

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RafaLint: June 23rd

It’s Wimbledon eve! Can’t believe it’s almost time… Rafa is scheduled for the second match on court 1 tomorrow. Play on that court starts at 1pm. This isn’t Rafa related (although, he puts in...

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Wimbledon: Pre-tournament presser transcript

A transcript of Rafa’s English pre-tournament presser is up on the ASAP Sports site: Q. How are the sensations so far on the grass courts? RAFAEL NADAL: Good. I am trying to practice as...

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Wimbledon: Sunday practice photos

Some photos from Rafa’s practice session today with Verdasco. Did he attend a session of the “How to wear baggy tennis clothes” fashion class led by Roddick? Photos by REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth and Julian Finney/Getty...

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RafaLint: June 22nd

Here’s a Photo contest to win tickets to the Men’s finals at Wimbledon. Does that include plane tickets? Heh. Darn. Rafa did his pre-tournament interview today, so this means lots of articles with quotes…...

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RafaLint: June 21st

It’s Racket Bracket time again! Feel free to join our bracket. Go here and create and account. Then choose join a private pool. Here’s the pool info you’ll need: Bracket Name: Nadal News Password:...

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Hurlingham: Rafa says hello to grass

Today, Rafa played Kie Nishikori in a pre-Wimbledon exhibition at Hurlingham. Rafa won 7-6(3), 7-3(4). The match wasn’t broadcast, but I’ve gathered together what info I could find about it.

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Wimbledon: The draw

The much anticipated Wimbledon draw was performed this morning. From what I’ve gathered, the top seeds in the top half are Djokovic, Berdych, Ferrer and Del Potro. The top seeds in the bottom half are Rafa, Federer, Tsonga and Murray. Full draw via the Wimbledon site.

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RafaLint: June 20th

The draw starts at 10am Wimbledon time (4am mine – oye). You can follow along on their website or apps via live radio. Feeling up to being silly in an attempt to win Wimbledon...

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Rafa to play an exhibition in Hurlingham

IMG Tennis are thrilled to announce that World No.5, and twelve time Grand Slam singles titles Champion, Rafael Nadal, will play at the exclusive BNP Paribas Tennis Classic at The Hurlingham Club in London on Friday 21st June.