Monday, May 17, 2010

Nadal Sends Warning for French Open

It was not one of the Classic encounters however Rafael Nadal was able to close out Roger Federer in straight sets 6-4, 7-6 to win the Madrid Open.In doing so he became the first man to ever win three straight Masters 1000 events and surpassed Andre Agassi as the most prolific Masters champion of all time.At the key points Nadal was stronger he played those points as only Nadal can, running down shots and controlling the court when the opportunity presented.Federer had a few chances but unforced errors proved costly.Federer's backhand when he was deep on the baseline misfired and could not gain enough control when pressed.Nadal has just lost 2 sets in his pre French Open encounters so far and goes into this tournament next week as the favorite.

On a different note exciting week for New Zealand Tennis as they announce the New CEO.Its not an easy role to fill and the last two created more headaches than what was worth.Onny Parun a critic of Tennis New Zealand in recent times has been enlisted by Tennis New Zealand as a consultant in the High Performance area, on the eve of the announcement to maybe sooth the transition for the new appointment.Leave a comment if you would like to guess who it is and what you see should be the first area of tennis in new Zealand they should address.!

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