TENNIS WORLD MAGAZINE

ISSUE 21 - 2014

Reinventing Roger

    ISSUE 21
TennisWorld Italia
Remember me

Nadal sees off Marc Lopez and Marcel Granollers at the airport

Spanish number one Rafael Nadal would be unable to play for his country against Canada in the first round of Davis Cup but he went to airport to see off the Spanish doubles team Marc Lopez and Marcel Granollers, wishing them luck for the event in Canada.
Tennis Stories  25 Jan 2013 - 22:43 / by Talha Asif / reads 4696.
Source:
Rafael Nadal, Marc Lopez and Marcel Granollers

Spanish number one Rafael Nadal would be unable to play for his country against Canada in the first round of the Davis Cup but he went to airport to see off the Spanish doubles team Marc Lopez and Marcel Granollers, wishing them luck for the event in Canada.

Nadal used to play with either Lopez or Granollers, whenever he used to decide to play doubles at any event. However, Lopez and Granollers joined forces at the Davis Cup last year and are now one of the best doubles team in the world.

The 11-time Grand Slam champion posted a picture on his facebook page, in which he could be seen standing with Lopez and Granollers.

Nadal wrote this caption under the picture, “I meet two great friends at the airport! Good luck in Vancouver!”

Spain will have a tough task in Vancouver as they will have to face Canadian team at their own backyard and on the fast hard courts. To make things worse for the Spanish side, their second best player and world number five David Ferrer is also unavailable for the tie.

Spanish team, which has won the biggest team event in the sport four times in the last 13 years, will be led by the world number 11 Nicolas Almagro. Almagro lost his both singles matches, when Spain lost to Czech Republic in the final of Davis Cup last year.

Granollers, who is on the 32nd position in the singles rankings, would also serve as the second singles player. World number 51 Albert Ramos is the fourth member of the team and would only be used if Granollers does not remain fresh enough for the fifth rubber.

Canadian team will be spearheaded by the world number 15 Milos Raonic. The number one player of Canada lost to Federer in the fourth round of the Australian Open.

There is a possibility that Spain and Canada would be even in the singles rubbers, winning two matches each. Doubles match would be the deciding factor in that case.

Lopez and Granollers, who make the third highest ranked doubles team at the moment, would be the favorites but they will face tough resistance from one of the best doubles player of all time Daniel Nestor.

Meanwhile, Nadal is now scheduled to make his comeback at the VTR Open in Chile in the first week of next month. It will be his first tournament after a layoff of more than seven months.
 

Sponsored by
THE STABLES LODGE - A warm and friendly Italian welcome awaits you in the quite exclusive residential area of Stellenbosch (South Africa)



Also interesting...
Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic, Bryan Brothers and Errani/ Vinci Named ITF World Champions
Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic, Bryan Brothers and Errani/ Vinci Named ITF World Champions
Tommy Haas plans to come back at Indian Wells
Tommy Haas plans to come back at Indian Wells
Who got hitched and who got ditched in 2014
Who got hitched and who got ditched in 2014
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and GaŽl Monfils withdraw from Mubadala World Tennis Championship
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and GaŽl Monfils withdraw from Mubadala World Tennis Championship

Do you know how to improve
your return to the first serve ?

Continue Reading

 

 

WEEK'S MOST READ 
It´s part of the game .....
»
Jim Courier: ´Roger Federer Dances When Playing Tennis, Rafael Nadal Battles´
»
Read the latest issue of Tennis World Magazine
»
Ana Ivanovic: ´Roger Federer is a True Gentleman´
»
John McEnroe: ´Novak Djokovic Among the Ten Best Tennis Players Ever´
»
The Infinite Nightmare! Juan Martin Del Potro Feels Pain in His Wrist Again!
»
MASTERS 1000 RANKING - Who won the most points in 2014?
»
Toni Nadal: ´Rafael can beat Roger Federer`s 17 Slams record´
»
Tim Henman: ´Roger Federer the Best Player I Ever Met´
»
Roger Federer is in Dubai to Prepare the 2015 Season (PHOTO)!