Foot Fault!

Calling all the lines of professional tennis

Category Archives: Rafael Nadal

Quotable Quotes: Nadal Calls For Less Hardcourt Tournaments

Right off the back of the calendar, rankings and Davis Cup drama that we spent so much time on in the fall of 2011, Rafael Nadal has opened up yet a new can of worms by suggesting that the amount of hardcourt events should be cut due to the effects the courts have on tennis [...]

Quotable Quotes: Nadal Makes A Few Adjustments

One Slam title, two slam finals, a masters title, a comfortable top two finish for the 7th straight year, and yet 2011 was quite a tough year to swallow for Nadal and his fans. After the countless losses to Djokovic in the first half of the season followed by injury and defeats to just about [...]

Federer Demolishes Nadal In London: A Few Fedal Fhoughts

Tonight at the 02 Arena saw a slightly anticlimatic finish to the long-awaited rematch between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, with Federer steamrolling the Spaniard, easing through 6-3 6-0 in an hour. Roger? Majestic. The bipolar opinions on Roger Federer’s form in 2011 have really been something else. After his various uncharacteristic losses this year, [...]

Spanish Sportspeople React To Yannick Noah’s Doping Accusations

Yesterday saw former French Open Champion Yannick Noah launch a shocking attack on Spanish sport as he accused all of its leading ambassadors of doping, as well as suggesting that the various prominent Spanish doctors and officials have worked together to keep this doping conspiracy a secret. Today was the turn of the accused to [...]

Yannick Noah Accuses ALL Spanish Tennis Players and Sportsmen of Doping

Yannick Noah today launched an astonishing attack on Spanish tennis and sport in general, accusing the leading Spanish sportsmen and teams of taking “the magic potion”. The former French Open champion wrote on his column in Le Monde, eventually suggesting that doping should simply be accepted and all players free to do it. Take a [...]

Three Thoughts Ahead Of The ATP World Tour Finals

Today in London, the eight qualifiers for the ATP World Tour Finals were drawn into their groups for the very last time in 2011, and we were finally given a glimpse into what the final week of the ATP tour will in store for us. Check out the draw below. Sunday & Monday OOP 1) [...]

Quotable Quotes: Is Rafael Nadal right to criticize ITF and ATP scheduling?

Rafael Nadal’s outspoken criticism of the ITF and ATP continued this week as Rafa and Spain dusted off France 4-1 to reach the Davis Cup final. This time also specifically criticizing the scheduling of Davis Cup events immediately after slams: “It is unacceptable that two big events like a Grand Slam and a Davis Cup [...]

The Big Four To Square-Off Once Again

2011 has seen an unprecedented year at the slams from the big four. In the sixteen semi-final spots available this year, only two have been filled by players outside of that charmed square. And even those two were the result of Nadal injuring himself early in his Australian Open quarterfinal and Federer choking a two-set [...]

Players Clash With The USTA; What To Take From It.

After Tuesday’s Day and Night sessions were completely washed out, today brought similar woes as rain threatened to completely throw off the US Open’s schedule and only around 10-12 minutes of play was managed before the players were carted off-court and play was eventually suspended. In a desperate attempt to get players on-court and the [...]

Let’s Talk About The Men’s US Open Draw, Shall We?

Amongst a slew of raised eyebrows and exasperated headshakes at the appalling handling of the draw ceremony by both the USTA and ESPN, the US Open singles draws were finally drawn and quartered yesterday for the world to see. For the men’s draw, you couldn’t escape the feeling that it was a complete anti-climax, as [...]


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,717 other followers