Tagged: match report

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WTF: And so the amazing year ends

It’s the finals of the final. It should be #1 Rafa vs. #2 Djokovic, right? Well, that’s what we got. Sadly, the world #1 was having an off day on his worst surface. He...

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WTF: Into the final

In the first semifinal of the day in London, Rafa took on #7 and long-time rival Roger Federer. Their matches have often been very up and down. Their last one in Cincy was an...

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Beijing: Playing through the Fog

For his quarterfinal match at the China Open, Rafa played #19 Fabio Fognini. Fans may call his opponent Fogs or Fog, but for the first set and half, he was seeing things clearly while...

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USO: Beatdown

Tonight, Rafa played fellow Spaniard Tommy Robredo (#22) in the US Open quarterfinals. Much like Rafa, Tommy’s having a good comeback year. Unlike Rafa, his momentum came to a complete and total stop tonight....

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USO: Roaring into the quarters

Tonight, after a day of rain, Rafa took on #25 Phillip Kohlschreiber in a hot and humid Ashe stadium. Anyone who’d looked at their head to head would have known that, while Rafa had...

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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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RG: VAM8S!

The final of Roland Garros. Rafa’s 8th; Daveeed’s 1st. Everyone was saying that the conclusion of this match was foregone – that there was no way Daveeed was going to win. There was also...

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RG: That wasn’t tense at all, no?

Rafa played #1 Novak Djokovic in the first men’s semifinal at Roland Garros today. It was the 35th meeting between the two men – their last slam meeting was in last year’s final. As...

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RG: Thanks for the present, Rafa

Rafa played his forth round match against #15 Kei Nishikori. While I really hate how much people are harping on the weather and Rafa’s game, it was sunny, the court was drier and Rafa...

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RG: Saturday with Chip, Dale and Fabio

Once again, I forget to write a match report while the match is going on. So, let’s see. Rafa played #29 Fabio Fognini in the 3rd round of Roland Garros today. The match was…weird....