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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 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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Berdych pips Murray to win number 402

TweetIn praise of a perfect tie-break Tomas Berdych and Andy Murray were pretty much inseperable at 6-6 in the first set of their quarter-final meeting in Madrid last night. It was not the only number they had in common at that moment. They were also equal in their head to head, tied at 4-4. And […]

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Nishikori knocks out Federer in Madrid

TweetJapanese world number 16 Kei Nishikori knocked second seeded Roger Federer out of the Madrid Open last sixteen yesterday afternoon. The 23 year old Japanese player took control of the first set in the fifth game. Holding break point, he took control of the point from the middle of the court, hitting a forehand down […]

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