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Balancing Travel- Part 2 - Madrid

Hola, Madrid!

Three nights in Madrid bookended my travel in Spain, and kicked off my birthday celebration. I started with two nights at the five-star Hotel Silken Puerta America. 976 more words


World Tennis News: Madrid and Italian Open News

World number one Rafael Nadal won his first European clay-court title of the season in front of a home crowd, claiming victory at the Madrid Open after Japan’s Kei Nishikori was forced to retire in the final from a back injury. 531 more words

Andy Murray

Interview with Rafael Nadal - Madrid Open 2014 (May 11, 2014)

R. NADAL/K. Nishikori 2‑6, 6‑4, 3‑0 (ret.)

THE MODERATOR:  Questions in Spanish, please.

Q.  Congratulations for your fourth title.  Maybe it’s a little bit bitter because of the Nishikori’s retirement.  2,469 more words

Rafael Nadal

Monday Musings

Firstly, apologies for the failure to put up a preview of the GIRO as promised. Instead it will be a review of the racing prior to the first rest day and a preview of what’s ahead. 873 more words


Interview with Rafael Nadal: "I'm very sorry for Nishikori" [VIDEO]

The World No. 1 Rafael Nadal was looking to claim his fourth Madrid title and his first European clay this year as he met Kei Nishikori in the final.

Video: ATP World Tour

Rafael Nadal

Maria Sharapova fights back to beat Simona Halep in Madrid final

Russia’s Maria Sharapova recovered from a nervous start to beat Romanian fourth seed Simona Halep and win her first Madrid Open title.

The former world number one battled back to win 1-6 6-2 6-3 and extend her unbeaten run on clay to 11 matches. 135 more words


UPDATED: Werk It, Grrrl!

G-Money is settling comfortably into the Euro-metrosexual vibe of Real Madrid, I see. He’s taking some fashion cues from Cristiano – the aviators, slicked back hair, crisp white shirt… But that fan? 139 more words

Bits And Bobs