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Rafa Nadal suffers to Brands, resists and is 53-1 inParis

Find a solution, point to point. That’s what you think Rafael Nadal Parera when burning Paris and his Chatrier Court under heavy shelling Daniel Brands, almost a spender of the Wehrmacht: 1.96, services between 210 and 215 km / h up a set (6-4) against Nadal seven times in the first round of the French Open.

In the second set, the serve and the right of Brands spit what Toni Nadal himself defined as “bombs”. “There, the issue was out alive” sums Toni, who at the second set to injured lung bawled his nephew and pupil: ‘Come, come, Rafel’. Come on: let, Rafa.

Rafa Nadal

That first set that takes Brands signs also the first time that Nadal gives his initial set in a Grand Slam. The ruling was a double failure with 4-4, after Rafa had 4-3 and 15-40. …continue reading

Gomez, Clerc and Gaudio at Roland Garros to Quito to play a Master

Three of the participants of the Seventh Master of Quito will arrive at the Ecuadorian capital from Paris where they are found because of the execution of the Roland Garros 2012.

The left-handed one of gold Andres Gomez participated in the tournament of double Legends for greater of 45 years in which he did double with Emilio Sanchez Vicario, Jose Luis Clerc is one of the commentators of the chain ESPN that transmits the event and Gaston Gaudio was one of the guests as former champion of the French they Bid for.

Jose Luis Clerc

The three South American recorded its kind left in the Parisian clay where no doubt played their best tennis. The Andres Gomez won the title in 1990 by defeating in the final to Andre Agassi, Gaston Gaudio did the same in 2004 after winning the decisive match to compatriot Guillermo Coria, while Jose Luis Clerc was a semifinalist two times in 1981 and 1982. …continue reading

Del Potro and Ferrero debut with wins at Roland Garros

The Argentine tennis player Juan Martin Del Potro overcame physical discomfort and qualified on Sunday for the second round of the French Open, in the first day which also won a world former number one Juan Carlos Ferrero.

Del Potro, seeded ninth in the Parisian clay, won 6-2, 6-7 (5-7), 6-2, 6-1 to Spanish Albert Montanes.

Del Potro

In turn, Ferrero contributed the good news for Spain with his forceful victory for 6-1, 6-4 and 6-3 on the local newcomer Jonatham Dasnieres of Veigy. His next adversary will be the Croatian one Marin Cilic. …continue reading

Kim Clijsters will miss Roland Garros by injury

Belgian tennis player Kim Clijsters, former number one of the world, announced Tuesday she will miss the French Open at Roland Garros after failing to recover from a hip injury.

Clijsters, who plans to retire from professional tennis at the end of the season, has suffered numerous injuries throughout her successful career and decided not to risk aggravating her hip problem playing in the demanding clay surface.

Kim Clijsters

“It’s a shame not to play one last season on clay. But I can not be fully fit for the French Open (which starts on 27 May)”, said the Belgian player on her website. “I’m really eager to start a long training to be ready for the season on grass, where I will try to get my two main goals in Wimbledon and the Olympics”, she added. …continue reading

Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros

A few weeks ago we began a series of articles highlighting the relationship between some of the best players in history with major tournaments, featuring the hit first career Roger Federer at Wimbledon.

In this edition we will talk about another relationship equally or more successful than that. This is Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros, also known as the French Open, having won the title six times (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011).

Rafael Nadal

Considering that Nadal is only 25 years, it is impossible to think that still he has the ability to win two or three titles in France, which is important given that so far, is tied in with the genius title Bjorn Borg. …continue reading

Guga Kuerten’s career

A few days ago all tennis fans applauded the decision to go to Gustavo “Guga” Kuerten in the Hall of Fame Tennis, so it seemed interesting to talk more about the fantastic career of Brazilian tennis player.

No doubt the peaks of his career were in 1997, 2000 and 2001, where he stayed with the title in Roland Garros (French Open), three times which definitely put him among the best players of all time.

Guga Kuerten

In his first tournament at the French Open, Kuerten surprised everyone by becoming the second winner with the worst ranking of ATP. This is not all because in this tournament had to beat the former champion Thomas Muster, Yevgeny Kafelnikov and Sergi Bruguera. …continue reading