Rafael Nadal is undefeated no longer on clay in 2017. Nadal suffered his first clay-court loss of the year when he fell to a red-hot Dominic Thiem 6-4, 6-3 in the Internazionali BNL d’Italia quarterfinals on Friday afternoon. […]
Another meeting between familiar foes Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem is set for Friday in Rome. Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin Del Potro are also aiming for a place in the semifinals of the season’s last clay-court Masters 1000 event. […]
A pair of rematches from last week’s Madrid Masters are headlining Wednesday’s schedule in Rome. Stan Wawrinka and Benoit Paire also faced each other in the Madrid second round, while Dominic Thiem and Pablo Cuevas clashed in the semifinals. […]
The King of Clay has lived up to his title so far in 2017. Rafael Nadal triumphed at his third consecutive tournament and improved to 15-0 on his favorite surface this season by beating Dominic Thiem 7-6(8), 6-4 in the Mutua Madrid Open final on Sunday afternoon.
Madrid finalists Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem have already enjoyed hugely successful clay-court seasons. While they could use some additional rest before the French Open, cooler heads will prevail and both will almost certainly suit up for this week’s Rome Masters. […]
Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem will be squaring off for the fifth time in their careers and for the second time in a clay-court final this season when they battle for the Mutua Madrid Open title on Sunday. Nadal is leading the head-to-head series 3-1 (all on clay) after beating Thiem 6-4, 6-1 just two weeks ago. […]
It will be a battle of one-handed backhands when Dominic Thiem and Pablo Cuevas clash in the semifinals of the Mutua Madrid Open on Saturday. Their only previous encounter was an absolute clay-court battle, won by Cuevas 7-6(7), 7-5, 6-7(5), 7-5 in round two of the 2015 French Open.
Rafael Nadal will continue his Madrid campaign on Friday when he goes up against recent Monte-Carlo foe David Goffin. The quarterfinal schedule also includes Rio champion Dominic Thiem and lucky loser Borna Coric. […]
Dominic Thiem has established himself as one of the best clay-courters in the world and he will try to take advantage of the surface when meets Grigor Dimitrov in Madrid on Thursday. Tomas Berdych and Alexander Zverev are also in third-round action. […]
Following a week of 250-point tournaments, the stars are back on court for the second of this year’s three clay-court Masters 1000 events. Rafael Nadal is off to a perfect 10-0 start on the red stuff in 2017, with No. 10 titles in both Monte-Carlo and Barcelona. He is going for “only” his fifth title in Madrid. […]