Category Archives: Madrid

The Curious Case of the Madrid Open

Madrid Open

TweetThe Madrid Open is a curious member of the ATP 1000 circuit. A low speed surface that plays faster than your average clay court event, the only Clay ATP 1000 all the Big Four have won, and a red clay event once controversially decked out in blue. The Tennis Review looks at the curious case […]

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Madrid Open Review How Did Four Tennis Stories Play Out?

Nadal Thiem

TweetThe Madrid Open gave tennis fans four stories to follow this season featuring Rafa Nadal, Dominic Thiem, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray– here is how those stories played out. Nadal the heavy favorite in the event he is least likely to win If you are going to beat Rafa Nadal on Clay, Madrid is the […]

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Mutua Madrid Open 2017 Final Preview Rafa Nadal Versus Dominic Thiem

Nadal Thiem

TweetTennis’ Clay King Rafa Nadal (4) goes up against its Prince, Dominic Thiem (8), in the Mutua Madrid 2017 final. The Tennis Review previews the action and predicts the winner. The 2017 tennis season has seen two striking story-lines grab headlines- the revival of Fedal, and the next in line, the likes of Alexander Zverev […]

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Mutua Madrid Open ATP Preview Four Stories to Follow

Mutua Madrid

TweetThis season’s 2nd Clay ATP 1000 event gets underway this week, the Mutua Madrid Open, and there are plenty of story-lines to follow as tennis’ top players try to get their games in the best possible shape in the lead in to Roland Garros. The Tennis Review previews four of those stories starring Novak Djokovic, […]

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Mutua Madrid Open Final Preview Novak Djokovic Versus Andy Murray

Madrid Open

TweetThe Mutua Madrid Open final features an intriguing encounter between top seed Novak Djokovic and defending champion and second seed Andy Murray. The Tennis Review previews the action and predicts the winner. The Madrid Open has a couple of unique features which set it apart from the other ATP 1000 clay events. First, Madrid’s high […]

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Murray Madrid Win Impressive But Reveals Little About French Open

Murray

TweetAndy Murray’s 6-3, 6-2 defeat of Rafael Nadal in the Madrid ATP 1000 final was an impressive surprise. The Scot had never made an ATP 1000 Clay final, had only won his first career clay title this very same week, on Monday in Munich, and inflicted on Nadal arguably the heaviest clay final defeat of […]

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Novak Djokovic Right to Miss ATP 1000 Madrid Open

Djokovic

Tweet  Novak Djokovic’s decision to skip the ATP 1000 Madrid Open was the right one to make. The Tennis Review looks at why the season’s fourth ATP 1000 event will not be a stop on the world No 1’s schedule. The conditions. Madrid is 667 m above sea level compared to Paris which is 28 to 130 […]

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Rafa whips Wawrinka in Madrid

Nadal

TweetHaving broken all the clay court records there were to break, Rafael Nadal now has only his own personal ones to better. This year, in Madrid, he recorded another personal clay court achievement, claiming both Barcelona and Madrid in the same season for the first time. All that can stop Rafael Nadal and his history-making […]

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Serena makes it fifty it Madrid

TweetSerena Williams won her 50th career title in Madrid, beating Maria Sharapova 6-1, 6-4. It was only her seventh clay court title in her 17 years on the tour. And her first red clay title since 2002 when she won the French Open. The stars were certainly lined up for Serena, Madrid being the perfect […]

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Medina-Garrigues fluffs up new balls in Madrid against Serena

Tweet If you want to see an example of unbelievably unprofessional behavior from a professional tennis player then look no further than the video above. In the first set of Anabel Medina-Garrigues’ quarter-final match in Madrid against Serena Williams, Medina-Garrigues asks for the new balls at the change of ends. The parasol hiding her from […]

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