Poor performances are extremely rare for Rafael Nadal on clay but this early in the clay court season, is it a concern?

Friday night in Monte-Carlo concluded with a surprise exit from Rafael Nadal but an even more surprising performances from the eleven time champion, I'd go as far to say one of the most confusing I've seen on a clay court. Against Delbonis and Dimitrov he was sharp, with respect against Dimitrov he was helped out... Continue Reading →

An unmatched and unrivalled phenomenon!

It’s that time of year known as the King of Clay’s time to shine but in the absence of live tennis instead I’ll be looking back at a dominance which will never ever be beaten and there is probably more to come! Can you even imagine playing 475 matches on clay, winning 436 and losing... Continue Reading →

Time to sit up and notice…

Sit up and take notice. If a final at Roland Garros wasn't enough to convince you last year then a title in Barcelona has really got people talking following a stunning week of tennis for Thiem. Dominic Thiem's week panned out like this; Diego Schwartzman - 6-3 6-3 Jaume Munar - 7-5 6-1 Guido Pella... Continue Reading →

Deadly Dominic lays down the gauntlet!

Dominic Thiem is at it again. For the third year running he has defeated Rafael Nadal on clay. Dominic Thiem has firmly lay down the standards following his classy composed performance. He brought sexy tennis to the court. Clay court tennis is all about variety and my god didn't he show us his full repertoire... Continue Reading →

Final Four in Barcelona

No thrills, no spills. It was business as usual today as Rafael Nadal, Dominic Thiem, Kei Nishikori and Daniil Medvedev orchestrated their way through to the semi-finals in Barcelona in straight sets setting up some fascinating meetings on Saturday. Rafael Nadal v Dominic Thiem We will get a marker of where both players are at... Continue Reading →

Undecima en Barcelona!

The gift that keeps on giving. Rafael Nadal has now won 46 consecutive sets of tennis on clay after picking up another title in Barcelona. The world number one has been as ruthless as ever on the clay court so far this year. Wins against Klizan (who defeated Djokovic), Goffin and in the final the... Continue Reading →

Top seeds fall across Europe!

Well, it has been quite the 24 hours on the ATP and WTA tour. Many players are beginning their clay court season this week whether it is in Barcelona, Istanbul or Stuttgart the top players have packed their bags early but who has gone home? Dominic Thiem Grigor Dimitrov Simona Halep Elina Svitolina Garbine Muguruza... Continue Reading →

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