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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

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

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

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

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

Mutua Madrilena Madrid Open Men's Preview - All Eyes on Nadal

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Added by TennisEarth on May 9, 2010 at 2:45pm — No Comments

What's Wrong With Murray?

To some, Murray's recent below expectation performance is more or less an aberration, and to others, it's a fact that the Scot has finally come to terms with his real shortcomings. Find out more about the Murray's struggles in dealing with the form and criticism...!

But to the avid English fans' dismay, the WAIT is still on. Murray' shot to stardom turned out to be as shortlived as a flash in the pan. Last year, the Scot raised British hopes by reaching the semifinals at…

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Added by TennisEarth on May 3, 2010 at 10:57pm — No Comments

Internazionali BNL D'Italia Preview - No Federer-Nadal Final

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Added by TennisEarth on April 25, 2010 at 7:40am — No Comments

Nadal cites fitness as reason for Barcelona withdrawal

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Added by TennisEarth on April 21, 2010 at 5:41am — No Comments

There’s a lotta life left in Looby’s legs

BNP Paribas Open

Just a couple of days ago I was questioning whether James Blake has any tennis left. The answer was a somewhat qualified No. And last night I watched as Ivan Ljubičić sent Rafael Nadal packing out of Indian Wells and it did not even occur to me to ask that question. So then I had to ask myself, how come? What is it that I think that Looby has at age 31 that Blake doesn’t at age… Continue

Added by tennischick on March 21, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

El Gordo y El Flaco diss Federer

Madrid Tennis Open - Day Nine

Everything ran late this morning because of an ice-storm over the weekend. My first two patients had already called in late so there was no rush. I started getting ready for work at a leisurely pace. So I’m flicking the remote control between the various ESPN alternatives, hoping of course for some more celebration of Roger’s win yesterday. Instead I ran across Mike and Mike,… Continue

Added by tennischick on February 1, 2010 at 7:35pm — 2 Comments

Should Rafa have swallowed a bagel?

Rafael Nadal

This article isn’t easy for me to write because more than loving Rafael Nadal, I also tremendously respect him. I respect his hard-assed determination, his bull-like persistence when playing a tennis. I like that he thinks for himself, rarely looks up at his box as his mind whizzes along, coming up with strategies and calculations to help him figure out how to crush his… Continue

Added by tennischick on January 27, 2010 at 7:13pm — 1 Comment

Live: Nadal vs. Murray

In the day's last singles match, defending champion Rafael Nadal takes on Andy Murray for a place in the semifinals. Both players have met nine times with Nadal leading the head-to-head 7-2 includng his last win in Monte Carlo.



Enjoy the live commentary of the match, click here.



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Added by TennisEarth on January 26, 2010 at 3:08am — No Comments

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