Men Who Stare at Tennis GOATS Part 5 – The Usual Suspects: Rafael Nadal

Part 1 Laid out Key Questions Part 2 Looked at Bjorn Borg’s Credentials and the Difficulties of the GOAT Debate Part 3 Looked at Pete Sampras’ Credentials Part 4 Looked at Roger Federer’s Credentials Rafael Nadal Why Rafael Nadal Might be the GOAT – Rafa’s claim to the GOAT title revolves around three areas of…

Monte Carlo High Rolling – Nadal Wins 8th (!) Consecutive Shield

Rafael Nadal d. Novak Djokovic 6-3, 6-1 This result was huge for a few reasons: Nadal cements his status as the favorite for the French Open in 2012* Nadal exercises some of his demons vs. Djokovic Nadal once again is the sole owner of the most Super 9/Masters Series/Masters 1000 titles Nadal most importantly wins…

My Monte Carlo Pick and a Site Update

Superman and Kryptonite? As for the best possible Monte Carlo final ever, I think Novak Djokovic will win.  It is not an easy pick as Nadal has won every match he has played at this prestigious event for the past eight years.  Djokovic is dealing with the loss of a loved one as well.  It…