Quotable Quotes: Rafael Nadal defeats Stanislas Wawrinka in Madrid

    By Tumaini Carayol (May 12, 2013)In one of the most unsurprising finals of 2013, Rafael Nadal triumphed 6-2, 6-4 over Stanislas Wawrinka in Madrid to lift the second masters title of his stunning return to tennis, winning his fifth … [Read more...]

Djokovic Falls to Dimitrov in Second Round of Madrid

By Tumaini Carayol (May 7, 2013) MADRID - Under the burning lights and brash crowd of the Manolo Santana court, Grigor Dimitrov finally justified his "showtime" moniker, stealing the show by capturing the greatest victory of his career in a mammoth … [Read more...]

Lucky Loser Keys Stuns Li Na in Madrid

(May 5, 2013) MADRID - American teen Madison Keys, who lost in the qualifying of the Madrid Open, benefited from the withdrawal of Tamira Paszek to get back into the tournament as a lucky loser. The “lucky loser” became a winner on Sunday when she … [Read more...]

Federer Pushes Past Ferrer to Gain Madrid Semis

Roger Federer moved past David Ferrer 6-4, 6-4 to reach the Madrid Open semifinals. Federer will be playing Janko Tipsarevic in the semifinals on Saturday. Tipsarevic stunned countryman Novak Djokovic 7-6(2), 6-3. In his post-match news conference, … [Read more...]

Blue Clay Blues – Part Four

Wednesday’s player quotes about the blue clay courts being used at this year’s Madrid Open: Rafael Nadal I played much better than I expect…the (blue) court … doesn’t make you feel comfortable. It’s difficult, hard to attack and come … [Read more...]

Petra Kvitova Wins Madrid Open

Petra Kvitova won her fourth WTA singles title of her career, her first Premier-level title and her third title of the 2011 season by defeating fourth-seeded Victoria Azarenka 7-6(3), 6-4 to claim the Madrid Open. Kvitova’s week will vault the … [Read more...]

Madrid: Nadal Wins with a Heavy Heart, Djokovic Tested Streak at 31

  There was more than a match on his mind when Rafael Nadal took to the court on Saturday at the Madrid Open. Rafael Nadal had to overcome more than Roger Federer on court. Nadal was visibly emotionally distressed at the death of golfer Spanish … [Read more...]

Footnotes From Madrid

By Abigail Hinto in Madrid Friday was my last night in Madrid and here are my random thoughts on my experience at the Madrid Open. - I chose the Madrid Open as the tennis event I woul attend this year because I wanted to finally see Rafael Nadal … [Read more...]

Madrid: Night Session without Rafael Nadal

By Abigail Hinto in Madrid The children are gone, the grown ups are out, dressed up for the night's event.  But it's not Rafael Nadal nor Juan Martin Del Potro that will be entertaining them. Taking their place are Andy Murray and Thomaz Bellucci … [Read more...]

Wozniacki, Stosur and Schiavone Upset in Madrid

Second straight tournament, second straight win for Germany’s Julia Goerges over No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki. This time it was 6-4, 1-6, 6-3 in the third round of the Madrid open on Thursday. Goerges had to rally from 0-3 down in the first set while … [Read more...]