Posts Tagged ‘tennis-match’

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal reach semis showdown: Enjoy it while you can

The tennis match that drives ticket sales, TV ratings and the increasing heartbeats of sports fans is set for Saturday, in a huge stadium that rises out of the Southern California desert like a concrete mirage. Yes, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal won their quarterfinal matches Friday at the BNP…


Alexander Zverev can’t quite serve up the upset of Rafael Nadal at Indian Wells

This was supposed to be not merely a tennis match but a symbolic passing of the torch from one generation to the next, from feisty but worn-down Spaniard Rafael Nadal, who will be 30 in June, to 18-year-old German phenom Alexander Zverev, who boasts a long reach, 136-mph first serves, “and second…