Novak Djokovic stretched his lead over Rafael Nadal at the top of the ATP rankings on Monday, after the Spaniard’s failed bid to win a 12th Monte Carlo Masters title.
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Tomorrow*, Rafa will open his #bcnopenbs 2019 campaign
🇪🇸 Rafa vs. Leonardo Mayer 🇦🇷
📆 Wednesday, April 24*
⏰ At approximately 3pm (local time - CEST) / 2pm BST / 9am EDT / 11pm AEST
🎾 H2H: 5-0
🔙 Last match: Australian Open 2018 → Rafa won 63 64 76
Good luck @rafaelnadal#vamosrafa
💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽COULD YOU BELIEVE THIS ?????!!!!!!
One year ago ,it was against Stefan’s Tsitsipas🇬🇷 that Rafa won his 11th title on the RAFA NADAL PISTA during the Barcelona Tennis Open !!!!!
When you see the third and the fourth picture,you can see the unbelievable smatches EL REY made
in Roma and Barcelona.Too fast ,too strong ,this is Rafa💪🏽🇪🇸🔥🏆
Rafa is playing tomorrow on the third rotation on his own court against Leonardo Mayer🇦🇷
GOOD NEWS: Alexander Zverev,the world number three lost against Nicolas Jarry (a lucky loser) 3/6 7/5 7/6.But stay Thiem🇦🇹,Tsitsipas🇬🇷and Nishikori 🇯🇵!!!!!!
So stay the best Rafa you’re and remember that:JUST DO IT!!!👏👏
@marincilic overhead analysis:
Turn with both hands on the racket and the strings facing slightly down. •
Reach up with your non hitting hand and knock a birthday hat off of your head. •
Tuck your non hitting arm up against your body during contact, lead with the edge of your racket to hit sidespin, and pronate after contact.
🇬🇧 ENG « I can not say that I play without pain, I simply try not to think about it or to give too much importance to the subject, it is the lot of several professionals who must play with lesions for years, nobody does not succeed a whole career without difficulties. I feel very happy with this start of the tournament, I move correctly and with ease on the court, I feel good for the moment, and I hope it stays that way. » said @rafaelnadal 🇪🇸 ES « No puedo decir que juego sin dolor, simplemente trato de no pensar en ello o de darle demasiada importancia al tema, son muchos los profesionales que deben jugar con lesiones durante años, nadie puede tener éxito en toda una carrera sin dificultades. Me siento muy feliz con este inicio del torneo, me muevo correctamente y con facilidad en la cancha, me siento bien por el momento y espero que siga siendo así. » dijo @rafaelnadal 🎾👑 #rafans#rafaelnadal#rafafanfamily#kinofclay#vamos_rafa_kingofclay_👑 #barcelona#rafanadal_lovers💜🥊
D E F E A T E D.
The brothers have officially lost both of their singles game, which means neither of them are playing Barcelona at all since they aren't playing doubles too.
Mischa VS David Ferrer
From the beginning, even though I had faith in Mischa I knew Ferrer was going to beat him. It was more of an instinct rather than me estimating. Ferrer has won way more than Mischa, and it is uncanny that he ended up getting Ferrer but you can't argue against the organisers. Sorry, I can't say much to say about Mischa but it's okay, heads up, it'll be fine.
Sascha VS Nicolas Jarry
6-3, 5-7, 6(5)-7(7)
He started off so well, he won the first match! There was no reason why he would just stuff it all up. And then he just didn't know how to play tennis all of a sudden. He yelled at his racket asking it how to hit the ball. He talked to Marcelo nearly every point. His dad sliently screaming trying to help him out but he couldn't, he wasn't there. Sascha was on his own and he was giving a lot of faults and he broke when he should have held. He managed to work so hard to come back, but it wasn't enough and he lost the point and Jarry won. Sascha was reminded that there were microphones around the court due to his frustration and was about to yell. Sascha had also gotten a violation for being late, which I found meaningless because it doesn't contribute to in-match violations so why bother giving him a violation before the bloody match starts. This is the second time this week he has recieved a violation like this.
As I said before both brothers were defeated, and I cannot stress this enough Sascha needs to win the tournaments upcoming. With Munich he needs to defend title (250pts), in Madrid he needs to defend title (1000pts) and Rome final which is (600pts). Barcelona was a sudden change to the schedule and this was so he can play more often and try and get used to it as he didn't play as much earlier in the year. The person he was versing today was a qualifer, and the issue is he is supposed to beat these people, as world rank 3, he is supposed to at least past qualifers. Let's just continue to support Sascha as much as we can.