Rafael Nadal has beaten Gilles Muller after recovering from a distracted start yesterday where he fell behind 0-3 before the match was halted due to rain. Nadal took the first set tiebreak comfortably before powering away with the match 7-6, 6-1, 6-2.
With the sun temporarily out to play Nadal was keen to steady his focus and grip on the match despite finding himself at a 0-4 deficit. Mats Wilander spoke at the Starwood/AMEX event last night at the open saying that rain delays weren’t favourable to a traditionalist like Nadal who needs to get his teeth into a match and wear his opponent down. But the consistent break in rain during the match allowed Nadal to dismantle Muller’s game slowly but surely. Read more
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This year at the US Open Starwood Hotels (SPG) and Amex hosted an event in the hospitality pavilion. For those of you who have been into the hospitality pavilion or to an SPG event before you know how amazing it is.
Beautiful white and fuscia orchids lined the entrance. In the SPG/Amex room they had set up two amazing canopy type areas with lounges for guests to sit, chat and drink the amazing vodka peach sangria’s. Read more
This video clip is the highlights, and there are a lot of them, of Roger Federer hitting the peak of his career and meeting, for the first time, a young Spaniard who would prove to be the first (and really only) player who would consistently challenge Federer at his best. That Spaniard was none other than Rafael Nadal, a beast from the dusty clay courts of Spain who would push smooth Federer on all surfaces, slowly evolving his game until he became and an all court player too.