ATP Cup Team Profile: Spain and Rafael Nadal

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When Group B of the 2020 ATP Cup concluded last year, Spain looked like the favorite to capture the maiden title of this new men’s team tournament. Winning all nine matches whilst only dropping two sets, the team comprised of Rafael Nadal, Roberto Bautista Agut, Pablo Carreno Busta, and Feliciano Lopez were the ones to […] READ MORE


Carlos Alcaraz Garfia’s Rapid Rise in 2020

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Carlos Alcaraz Garfia made incredible progress in 2020 to highlight his status as one of the brightest young ATP talents. After starting the year at #490 in the ATP rankings, the Spaniard climbed 354 places to reach a career-high position of #136 in October. Alcaraz Garfia ended the year at #141 and as the youngest […] READ MORE


Madrid Open Cancelled Again Amid Recent COVID-19 Surge

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The Mutua Madrid Open officially announced the cancellation of its 2020 edition. The increasing number of Covid-19 flare-ups Spain has been suffering lately has forced organizers and local authorities to pull the plug on the joint event. “We have given our all to stage the tournament,” said tournament director Feliciano López in an official statement. […] READ MORE



Carla Suarez-Navarro Backhand will Halt Eugenie Bouchard Revival

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The hysteria must be a fever pitch in the Eugenie Bouchard fan-club. The Canadian has achieved four wins on the bounce in the Luxembourg Open. Bouchard fans should stop reading… now! The consistent and still immensely talented Spaniard Carla Suarrez-Navarro will have way too much for the Canadian in the 2nd round of the Luxembourg […] READ MORE


Evgeniya Rodina Meets Fellow Mother Serena Williams in her First Wimbledon 4th Round Appearance

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29-year-old Russian Evgeniya Rodina will play her seventh singles match at Wimbledon 2018. She takes on her idol, Serena Williams in the fourth round. The Russian breezed through qualifying. However, all of her three main draw matches have gone the distance. Evgeniya Rodina Enters Personally Unchartered Slam Waters This is certainly unchartered waters for Rodina. […] READ MORE


Rafael Nadal Survives Epic Against Diego Schwartzman

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Journeyman Diego Schwartzman gave Rafael Nadal a run for his money in their fourth-round Australian Open encounter. Nadal eventually got over the line winning 6-3, 6-7(4), 6-3, 6-3 in just under four hours. Nadal has now reached the quarter-finals of the Australian Open for the tenth time. Schwartzman started strongly against his Spanish opponent. The […] READ MORE


Five Players Staring Into Rankings Abyss

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In order to go undefeated for a week, a player must win at least four consecutive matches. As we all know, winning a tournament in pro tennis is an exception, not the norm, unless you are 2017 Roger Federer. Thus, the bulk of the ATP locker room must regularly cope with the taste of defeat. […] READ MORE


Spanish Authorities Dismantle Match-Fixing Gang, Arrest 34

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At least seven players involved in the scandal The despicable art of match-fixing in tennis was dealt a major blow in Spain through the “Operación Futures.” According to MARCA, the Economic Fraud & Money Laundering Unit of the Spanish Civil Guard capped a 20-month investigation by arresting 34 people allegedly involved in the plot. It […] READ MORE