Toni Nadal Makes Prediction Of Bold Clay After Davis Cup Success

This is according to former coach Toni Nadal and also his uncle
After resting for two months because of the hip injury, Nadal represented Spain opposite Germany in the Davis Cup and turn our as the winner. He claimed two singles matches here against Philipp Kohlschreiber and Alexander Zverev. Next week the Nadal is set to return to the ATP at the Monte Carlo Masters. He has won 10 times here.

Federer, who is now 31-year-old, is also aware that he has to win in Barcelona, Madrid and Monte Carlo in-order to keep his world No 1 ranking with him. But according to ‘Uncle Toni’ display of Nadal in the Davis Cup bodes well. In an interview he told reporters: “I do not put Raphael a lot in training, but I am aware that he had trained a little after taking a very long break.
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RAFA NADAL WANTS ATP TOUR FINALS WIN

It has been an incredible 2017 for RafaNadal.


His rivalry with Roger Federer continued, with both top tennis veterans sharing the Grand Slam titles two apiece. The Spaniard has won virtually everything in the revered game of tennis but he says he has more targets before he resigns from pro tennis.

At 31, Nadal dreams of wining the ATP World Tour Finals – which he has never lifted in his illustrious and very successful career. He has never won the end of the season trophy but he wants it badly amongst his long list of titles and medals.

Nadal already has two Olympic Gold medals, four Davis Cups and 16 Grand Slam titles. He has 30 Masters 1000 titles as well but he wants the ATP Finals titles to cap it all. The World No. 1 is definitely up on the list of the greatest tennis stars of all time. He wants to win the Race to London 2017 – a title that other top stars like him have won but it keeps eluding him. Read more »

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 »

RAFA NADAL LOSES MEXICAN OPEN FINAL

Rafa Nadal suffered a shocking loss to Sam Querrey in the Mexican Open final on Saturday.


Querrey had defeated four higher-ranked tennis stars on the way to the final but Nadal was widely expected to end the impressive run by beating him in the final. However, Querrey humbled the Spain international 6-3, 7-6 (3) using a strong serve.

Querrey becomes the first American to lift the Mexican Open in the history of the tournament – but it is the ninth of his career. Querrey had to overcome fifth seed David Goffin, fourth seed Dominic Thiem, and six seed Nick Kyrgios before ousting Nadal in the final. It was an impressive feat for the American as it is his first tournament victory since his exploits in Delray Beach last year.

Querrey was just outstanding at the tournament. Even though Nadal was not at his best, he tried to put up a decent performance but it was too late to stop the rally. His serves were just top notch on the night. Read more »

FROM THE COURT TO THE CLASSROOM; RAFAEL NADAL READY TO TRANSFER HIS SECRETS

Spanish tennis beacon Rafael Nadal has launched a new tennis academy christened after him in Spain capital, Madrid.


The Manacor-born has a similar set-up in his native community and has no doubt his latest project will succeed. The academy’s objective is to build teenagers who have flair for the sport into professionals and at the same time, well rounded personalities.

According to The King of Clay, the training is built to go beyond life in the courts; stressing that his main goal is to provide the young stars with an all-round education

The state-of –the-art Rafael Nadal academy boasts of up-to-date teaching techniques, over twenty courts, swimming pool and a gym. Read more »

Rafael Nadal being Best Player to Team up

Who would say no to the proposition of teaming up with Rafael Nadal?


It would be a dream for anyone to team up with him, but, playing with such a big player comes with disadvantages as well apart from the advantages, ask Garbine Muguruza who is set to partner the Spanish legend in the coming Olympic Games.

According to Muguruza, having Nadal on the same side of the court is obviously an advantage as he imparts a lot of advices and whenever he talks, you listen carefully because all his points are reasonable.

But, when someone like him is your partner, all the credit of winning a match will go to him. Even if you have contributed as much as him in a win, you would be overshadowed and your contribution would not get its due mention.

However, on the other hand, in case of a loss, he would not be the villain and the blame would come on you. Even if it was a collective poor performance, it would be said that because of having a weak partner, Nadal had to end up on the losing side. Read more »