Rafael Nadal Upset by Steve Darcis in Wimbledon First Round

  (June 24, 2013) No. 5 seed Rafael Nadal suffered his first-ever first round match at a major when he fell to No. 135 Steve Darcis of Belgium 7-6(4), 7-6(8), 6-4 at Wimbledon on Monday. Darcis is the lowest-ranked ever player to beat Nadal at … [Read more...]

Top Men Deal with the Luck of the Draw

(June 22, 2013) It’s all a matter of chance when it comes to any draw in the world of tennis. On Friday the No. 2 seed Andy Murray, No. 3 Roger Federer and No. 5 Rafael Nadal all saw themselves land in the bottom half of the Wimbledon draw, with No. … [Read more...]

Protestors Fail to Halt Nadal’s Sprint to History

By Ros Satar (June 9, 2013) PARIS - A dramatic double interruption from protestors left an edgy air on an overcast Paris day, but it did not prevent Rafael Nadal from carving a place in history as the first man to win eight titles at the same Grand … [Read more...]

Spectacular and Streaky – A Tale of Two Semifinals

  By Ros Satar   (June 7, 2013) PARIS - On perhaps the hottest day of the French Open tournament this year, the scene was set for two potentially explosive semifinals. There would be an air of expectation for both semifinals, but only … [Read more...]

Djokovic and Nadal Cruise into Semifinal

By Ros Satar (June 5, 2013) PARIS - After the ups and down in the two women’s quarterfinals, not to mention the excitement after Jo-Wilfried Tsonga’s dispatch of Roger Federer, there were high hopes that the remaining two men’s quarterfinals would … [Read more...]

Nadal Cruises into French Open Quarters; Wawrinka Battles Back

(June 3, 2013) Rafael Nadal flew into the French Open quarterfinals with an easy straight set win on his birthday while Stanislas Wawrinka had to fight back from a two-set deficit on Monday to win in Paris. Celebrating his 27th birthday, the … [Read more...]

Nadal Begins Hunt for Eighth French Open Crown with Four-Set Win Over Brands

(May 27, 2013) Rafael Nadal recovered from losing the first set to stop German Daniel Brands 4-6, 7-6(4), 6-4, 6-3  to move into the second round of the French Open. The seven-time Roland Garros  dropped only his 15th set  ever in Paris, 2nd time … [Read more...]

International Premier Tennis League Launched

Paris, France (May 24th, 2013) – Mahesh Bhupathi, Boris Becker and Justin Gimelstob announced the launch of the IPTL - International Premier Tennis League on Friday. The IPTL  is a city/country based franchise led league involving not only the … [Read more...]

Djokovic and Nadal on the Same Side of Roland Garros Draw

(May 24, 2013) No. 1 seed Novak Djokovic and No. 3 seed Rafael Nadal are on a collision course to meet in the semifinals of the French Open as both men are on the same side of the draw.  Last year Nadal defeated Djokovic in the final for his seventh … [Read more...]

Nadal – Federer XXX for Rome Title

(May 18, 2013) It will be Rafael Nadal versus Roger Federer part 30 on Sunday in the Foro Italico for the Italian Open title. Nadal had little trouble with Novak Djokovic conqueror Tomas Berdych 6-2, 6-4 while Federer had to struggle to hold off … [Read more...]