Barcelona and Budapest preview and predictions

April 23, 2017 1

Rafael Nadal won back-to-back titles last year in Monte-Carlo and Barcelona (his only two titles in 2016). He is halfway to accomplishing the same feat after triumphing in Monte-Carlo for the 10th time in his career on Sunday. Now he moves to Barcelona, where challengers include Andy Murray, Dominic Thiem, and David Goffin. […]

Nadal beats Ramos-Vinolas for 10th Monte-Carlo title

April 23, 2017 5

Rafael Nadal became the first man in Open Era history to win the same tournament 10 times when he triumphed at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters on Sunday with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Albert Ramos-Vinolas. Nadal dropped only nine points in eight service games and did not face a single break point. […]

Monte-Carlo final preview and prediction: Nadal vs. Ramos-Vinolas

April 22, 2017 148

Rafael Nadal and Albert Ramos-Vinolas will be going head-to-head for the third time in their careers when they battle for the title at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters on Sunday afternoon. Both of their previous encounters have gone Nadal’s way; 6-3, 6-0 on the clay courts of Barcelona in 2013 and 7-6(4), 6-2 at the same event in 2014. […]

Nadal, Ramos-Vinolas set up all-Spanish final in Monte-Carlo

April 22, 2017 0

At least one Spaniard will lift a winner’s trophy on Sunday, and that number will balloon to three if Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez capture the doubles title. As for the singles final, that will pit Rafael Nadal against Albert Ramos-Vinolas after the two countrymen scored respective victories over David Goffin and Lucas Pouille. […]

Serena announces she is 20 weeks pregnant

April 20, 2017 1

Serena Williams is pregnant. The 23-time Grand Slam champion announced her pregnancy on Wednesday via her favorite social media network, Snapchat. “20 weeks,” she wrote, while also providing a photo. […]

Nadal rolls, Djokovic wobbles, Murray bows out of Monte-Carlo

April 20, 2017 8

After needing three sets to get past Kyle Edmund in his opening match at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters, Rafael Nadal raised his level considerably and crushed Alexander Zverev 6-1, 6-1 during third-round action on Thursday. Nadal lost only seven points in seven service games to advance in one hour and eight minutes. […]

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