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The Rafa Serve: An Illustrated Commentary

 

Rafael Nadal is a fierce competitor. Just before he serves, he often gives his opponent a look reminiscent of a snarl. But contrary to what some of us might be thinking, that doesn’t mean he’s about to try to serve that opponent off the court. More often than not, he’s just looking for an effective…

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Added by Steven White on November 8, 2013 at 6:57pm — 1 Comment

VIDEO Rafael Nadal and his girlfriend Maria Xisca Perello: Julio Iglesias Concert

http://youtu.be/ZXLNMkI_zWo

see more pictures of their date night here

Rafael Nadal Date

Added by phillip k. on July 21, 2013 at 10:54am — No Comments

This Week in Tennis 6-14-2013 Are Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams the Greatest of All Time?

Are Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams the greatest tennis players of all time? Please join host Phil Naessens and special co-host Craig Doyle as they answer this often asked question, recap the French Open and talk about the dreaded “no call no show” on this edition of This Week in Tennis.…

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Added by Phil Naessens Tennis Academy on June 18, 2013 at 2:41am — 1 Comment

This Week in Tennis 6-7-2013 Rafael Nadal Complains About His French Open Schedule

Rafael Nadal complains about his schedule at Roland Garros. Does he have a legit complaint? Plus the guys review this past weeks French Open results and look ahead to the semi finals and finals. For all this and more please join host Phil Naessens and co-host Craig Doyle on this edition of This Week in Tennis

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Added by Phil Naessens Tennis Academy on June 9, 2013 at 12:41am — No Comments

Tennis Art -- The Spanish Armada

 

 

Rafa in a piece titled "Bring The Action"

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Added by Steven White on May 18, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

This Week in Tennis 4-27-2013 The Joker Laughs Last in Monte Carlo

Host Phil Naessens congratulates Novak Djokovic on his impressive win over Rafael Nadal in last weeks Monte Carlo Rolex Open, congratulates Italy and Russia on their recent Fed Cup Wins, comments about The All England Clubs huge raise in prize money at the 2013 Wimbledon Grand Slam and reviews this past weeks mens tournaments going on in Barcelona and…

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Added by Phil Naessens Tennis Academy on April 27, 2013 at 3:12am — No Comments

This Week in Tennis 4-20-2013 Getting Dirty in Monte Carlo

Host Phil Naessens pays tribute to legendary play by play announcer Pat Summerall, answers listeners questions about Phil’s seeming lack of love for the game of tennis, how someone can be a guest on the show and looks at all the highs and lows of this weeks Monte Carlo Rolex Masters on this edition of This Week in…

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Added by Phil Naessens Tennis Academy on April 20, 2013 at 2:20am — No Comments

This Week in Tennis 3-16-2013: Indian Wells; The Tennis Pushers Paradise

On this edition of This Week in Tennis Craig Doyle and host Phil Naessens discuss the slow high bouncing courts at BNP Paribus Open being held at Indian Wells, whether or not the rivalry between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal is still entertaining as well as their thoughts regarding what has occured this past two weeks and their predictions for the Men's semi-finals…

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Added by Phil Naessens Tennis Academy on March 17, 2013 at 7:20am — No Comments

This Week in Tennis 3-9-2013: Equal Rights and Equal Pay for Women!

On this edition of This Week in Tennis Phil laments Tennis Magazines recent use of the title This Week in Tennis by Tennis Magazine on two of their recent podcasts, offers listeners an opportunity to win a free digital copy of the book “Rafa” and talks with guest co-host Craig Doyle about equality for women in sports including receiving equal pay in the…

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Added by Phil Naessens Tennis Academy on March 9, 2013 at 8:16am — No Comments

Andy Murray: Keeping His Eye On The Prize

 World number three Andy Murray returns to match play this weekend at Indian Wells. He could take over the number two spot in the ATP rankings by reaching the finals. But there’s a catch. This changing of the guard can only take place if world #2 Roger Federer loses before the semis. Wonder what the odds of that happening are?

At any rate, to help things along, third seeded Murray has a first round bye  and will play either Evgeny Donskoy or Tatsuma Ito on Saturday or Sunday. On…

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Added by Steven White on March 6, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Tennisopolis Member Joins Fine Art America

As a proud member of the Tennisopolis family, I'm pleased to announce that I've finally made my illustrations and drawings available to the general public as prints on pulled canvas or as framed art on the international art stage at Fine Art America ( …

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Added by Steven White on March 3, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

I Miss Rafa

I guess I’m speaking for everyone who has ever picked up a tennis racquet and for everyone who enjoys watching tennis live or on TV when I say, “I miss Rafa!”. Don’t we all.

Well, I’m sure his return is on the horizon. And like everyone, I’m wondering if his knees will allow him to mount a successful return competing for Grand Slams against the top guys – you know who they are.

There’s no doubt Nadal will have to work very hard to keep up with his peers. He knew that a couple…

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Added by Steven White on November 17, 2012 at 8:45am — 2 Comments

10 Ways to Play Recreational Tennis like a Grand Slam Champ, Part 1

First and foremost I would like to apologize for the absence. A few things are happening simultaneously so much that sometimes I wish there were three more of me so I could give the world what I really want to! Between, a few disappointing tournament…

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Added by TennisWithD on March 1, 2012 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Can Novak Recover for the Final?

Novak into the Australian Open Final

Maybe the most physically demanding matches in the history of tennis. These two battled for nearly 5 hours and the quality of tennis was off the charts. Amazing shots, amazing gets, and tons of heart from both players.

I felt having Lendl in Andy's corner was a big help and has pushed Andy's game to another…

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Added by Peter Freeman on January 27, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Who will win the Nadal Federer Match

Australian Open Quarterfinal Action

Great day and the 2012 Australian Open Final!!! Kim Clisters shows her Australian fans that she still has some magic left as she takes out Caroline Wozniacki 6-3,7-6.

This puts Clisters in the Semi-Finals and sends Caroline into another press conference having to answer will she ever win a major? I…

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Added by Peter Freeman on January 24, 2012 at 9:02am — 12 Comments

Federer vs. Nadal final at 2011 Abu Dhabi

 

 

Nadal responded to Federer's strategy of attacking returns by serving much more aggressive. You don't have much of Federer asserting the chip and charge against those serves. The other thing to note is how Federer is not crowding the baseline in these rallies. It is true that Federer had the better tempo at the beginning and Nadal weathers the storm like he usually does. Federer even had break point to win the first set. But his backhand in the…

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Added by Tim Prapong on January 3, 2011 at 3:00pm — 8 Comments

Federer's incredible changes to win the 2010 London Masters

Federer has adapted once again to the threats of not only the young guns that could matter. In this category, I could lump together like a bag of stones: Djoko, Soderling, Berdych, Murray. The first three relying more on power and Murray relying on guile and court sense. But in the case of Nadal, he has forged a master strategy, one that I would've advocated from last year.
The increase in aggression after taking Annacone as a coach is dramatic. To win…
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Added by Tim Prapong on December 20, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

In search of Rafa’s belly-button

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 26: Rafael Nadal of Spain changes shirt during his match against Philip Petzschner of Germany on Day Six of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 26, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)



Right about now Spain is feeling all kinds of wonderful. And my Venezuelan abuelita is probably turning over in her grave that I dared to go against Paul the Prognosticating Pulpo and voted for a giant-toppling Netherlands victory. If she were still alive she would probably slap me upside the head with a chancla. And I would deserve it too. I… Continue

Added by tennischick on July 14, 2010 at 3:59pm — No Comments

In search of Rafa’s belly-button

31376, PARIS, FRANCE - Sunday May 31, 2009. Rafael Nadal (Spain, pink shirt) lost for the first time in Roland-Garros, beaten by Robin Soderling (Sweden) in 4 sets. French Open 2009, Internationaux de France 2009, held at the Roland-Garros stadium in Paris. Photograph: Juan Soliz, PacificCoastNews.com



Right about now Spain is feeling all kinds of wonderful. And my Venezuelan abuelita is probably turning over in her grave that I dared to go against Paul the Prognosticating Pulpo and voted for a giant-toppling Netherlands victory. If she were still alive she would probably slap me upside the head with a chancla. And I would… Continue

Added by tennischick on July 13, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments

2010 French Open - Day 9 Predictions

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Added by TennisEarth on May 31, 2010 at 3:47am — No Comments

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