Between them, they have scooped up all three of the majors so far this year, and Nadal goes into the tournament as the world No 1 - even though he has failed to get beyond the quarter-final in any of his last three events. The key for the Spaniard will be how he can adapt his dominant clay-court game to the faster, lower-bouncing hard courts (more on that subject here). … [Read more...] about US Open talking points: Will New York finally see Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal, what chance an Andy Murray and Johanna Konta double?
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The fact the Australian Open has been allowed to go ahead has been hugely controversial given Victoria's strict approach to tackling coronavirus and while thousands of Australians remain stranded overseas because of a limit on numbers allowed into the country. … [Read more...] about Australian Open: Quarantined British tennis star Heather Watson forced to train in hotel room
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Spain’s status as the pre-eminent tennis nation is surely cemented by the fact that, since the US Open, they own both world No. 1 positions through the recent feats of Rafael Nadal and Garbine Muguruza. You have to go back to 2003 – and the equally stellar duo of Andre Agassi and Serena Williams – for the last time one country could say that. … [Read more...] about Great Britain to face huge Davis Cup challenge with first round tie against Spain
But Federer – who has endured fewer fitness crises than his old rival over the years – suggested that blaming others might be a cop-out. “Whose responsibility is it at the end of the day?” he said. “I think it's the players.” … [Read more...] about Australian Open 2018: Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer split on reason behind injury epidemic on tour