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HOW RAFA NADAL STARTED

We look at how talented Spaniard RafaNadal started his journey to winning ATP Tours.


The 30-year old is preparing well for the forthcoming French Open. He has been zooming to finals and lifting titles and breaking records. He started his brilliant run in the ATP Tour 15 years ago.

Nadal got his first win in the ATP event at home, winning in front of familiar faces in Mallorca. Nadal was only 15 years and 10 months but he achieved the feat. He defeated Paraguayan Ramon Delgado, a player ranked in the top 100, 6-4, 6-4. Nadal is one of the youngest players to rise to that level in the Open era.

Nadal alongside Richard Gasquet were among the first 15-year old stars to get an ATP win. Ryan Harrison is the only other person to have done so after them. It has been 15 years and Nadal has not looked back. Read more »

Rafael Nadal has always been very forthright about his form

The sportspersons often feel embarrassed to open up to the press especially when they go through one of the worst patches of their career.

But, Rafael Nadal has always been very forthright about his form and his yesterday’s press conference was no different.

After going down to Fernando Verdasco in Miami, the Spaniard was quick to admit that he needs to sort the mental side of his game right now more than anything else.

The Verdasco defeat is not the biggest upset that Nadal has suffered in the recent times. He has had quite a few embarrassing days this year.

Normally at this time of the season, you expect Nadal to pick up a bit of form with Clay court tournaments on the horizon, but, his game is actually getting worse and worse if anything.

He was probably playing a bit better at the start of the season.

However, if you still see Nadal’s overall numbers in 2015, it’s not poor.

The left hander has won 15 games in comparison to 5 defeats. For a normal player, this is quite okay.

But, only because we are talking about Nadal here, we have to say it is not good enough.

The pundits are pointing fingers at various technical issues in Nadal’s game, but, the player himself is more worried about the mental aspects. Read more »

French Open Finale der Damen 1995 – Steffi Graf vs. Arantxa Sanchez Vicario

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Se reabre la querella de Arantxa Sánchez Vicario contra su familia

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DiFilm – Arantxa Sanchez Vicario en Argentina (1994)

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Monica Seles v Arantxa Sanchez Vicario – 1996 Canadian Open final Pt 3

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