Nadal downs Raonic, becomes Australian Open title favorite

January 25, 2017 25

Rafael Nadal still has several roadblocks in his path to a 15th major triumph, but he overcome an especially large one–literally–during quarterfinal action on Wednesday night. The Spaniard took down No. 3 seed Milos Raonic 6-4, 7-6(7), 6-4 in two hours and 44 minutes. […]

Australian Open QF preview and prediction: Raonic vs. Nadal

January 24, 2017 191

Milos Raonic and Rafael Nadal will be squaring off for the ninth time in their careers when they battle for a semifinal spot at the Australian Open on Wednesday. Nadal leads the head-to-head series 6-2, but Raonic has won two of their last three encounters dating back to 2015. […]

Federer, Nadal avoid early disaster as Australian Open draw revealed

January 13, 2017 33

The Australian Open draw ceremony took place on Friday afternoon in Melbourne, where Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal avoided serious early danger despite being saddled with unusually low seeds. Federer is in Andy Murray’s quarter, while Nadal is on the other side of the bracket in a section with Milos Raonic. […]

No longer baby and never Fed, Dimitrov becoming just Dimitrov

January 9, 2017 13

Grigor Dimitrov was the protagonist of arguably the most infamous match played on the entire ATP World Tour last season, when he lost to Diego Schwartzman in the Istanbul final. That touched off a streak of five straight first-round losses for Dimitrov. Now, however, it is safe to say the Bulgarian is back. […]

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