Tag Archives: Feliciano Lopez

Rafa Will Not Be Able to Defend Olympic Gold

In what can only be described as shocking news (in the context of sports), Rafa said he would not be defending his 2008 Olympic gold medal, due to lingering knee problems. Just earlier this month, Rafa had cancelled his exhibition … Continue reading

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Roland Garros: Who is Ready?

The draw ceremony will take place later today.  Meanwhile, most players have arrived in Paris and have been training on the courts.  DelPo was seen training on Court 18, which is probably 5 kilometers outside wherever everyone else was training. … Continue reading

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Dubai & Acapulco: Tale of Two Climates

In Dubai, where conditions are cool and balmy… DelPo d. Dolgpolov, 6-4 7-6: I wasn’t able to watch this match, but I just now fast-forwarded through the recording of it.  I can’t say the match really lived up to expectations, … Continue reading

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Funnies: Wilson Speak to DelPo & Feli, Hilarity Ensues

Wilson interviewed DelPo and Feli for their thoughts on the new Wilson racquets (thanks to @Saoirse_Fierce for the find!)  There’s a running gag where they attempt to trick the players into thinking the racquets will be made illegal.  This led … Continue reading

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Davis Cup: They’re Alive! Argentina’s Alive!

Until tomorrow, when they won’t be.  Still, the final will go into a live Sunday, with the reverse singles matches.  The ad-hoc team of Nalby and Schwank thoroughly defeated Fer and Feli in straight sets, 6-4 6-2 6-3. Fun fact: … Continue reading

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Davis Cup: Draw Ceremony

The draw took place and there are no surprises in the line-up for this weekend: Friday: Rafa Nadal vs Juan Monaco and David Ferrer vs Juan Martin del Potro Close friends Rafa Nadal and Pico Monaco will kick off the Davis Cup … Continue reading

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Davis Cup Update: Argentina Speak Up

The Argentines have been in Sevilla for a few days and have settled into a routine of practicing almost 4 hours a day on the court, combined with sessions at the gym. Alarming and somewhat concerning are the issues the … Continue reading

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Photos: “Meet & Greet” for ARG and ESP in Sevilla

When I mentioned Pico may be used as a sacrificial lamb against Rafa in the Davis Cup tie, I did not think he would take to the task quite so literally: There’s the old maxim “don’t look a gift horse in … Continue reading

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Armada Exhibition & Hallo an Alle von Austria!

The Spanish Armada gathered in Barcelona to support 1972 Roland Garros Champion Andreu Gimeno.  Andreu Gimeno is currently suffering from financial problems, so Spanish players Rafael Nadal, David Ferrer, Feliciano Lopez, Tommy Robredo, Albert Montanes, and Marcel Granollers played a … Continue reading

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