Tagged with Clay

Why can’t Nadal cut it on grass?

Why can’t Nadal cut it on grass?

Rafael Nadal is an interesting tennis player, never before has there been someone whose game and style are affected so much by the court’s surface. To learn why he’s so much better on the clay, we have to delve back I to his early tennis career. At age 12, the Spaniard won the national and … Continue reading

Rafa Rallies to Rome Final

Rafa Rallies to Rome Final

Rafael Nadal is through to the Rome Masters final after a stunning 6-2 6-4 win over Tomas Berdych. It took the Spaniard just over an hour and a quarter to dispose of his Czech opponent, who beat the world number one Novak Djokovic to set up the semi-final with Rafa. Initially, it was a walk … Continue reading

A Miserable Birthday for Murray

A Miserable Birthday for Murray

On his 26th Birthday, Andy Murray has picked up an injury that could force him to miss the French Open, which is just 11 days away or, in other words, a week on Sunday away. Earlier today the Briton pulled out of the Rome Masters during his tie with Marcel Granollers, who won the first … Continue reading

Is the King of Clay’s crown in jeopardy?

Is the King of Clay’s crown in jeopardy?

Yesterday the eargerly awaited first Masters final on clay of the year was played at Monte Carlo. As expected, Rafael Nadal had marched into the final but, quite surprisngly, lost his incredible 8 year record at the tournament to Novak Djokovic. It was the pair’s first meeting since the fantastic French Open final last year. … Continue reading

Quote of the Week

Quote of the Week

“Rafa Nadal is the greatest clay court player ever… Watching Rafa on clay is like art.” – Bjorn Borg, the old ‘King of Clay’ reflecting on his accessor – Rafael Nadal.