Showing posts with label clay court. Show all posts
Showing posts with label clay court. Show all posts

May 22, 2014

Novak Djokovic donates Rome prize money to serbia flood relief

I may not be the biggest fan of Novak Djokovic but what he had done recently to support his fellow Serbians back home deserves our respect. After defeating Rafael Nadal to win the Internazionali BNL d'Italia title in Rome, he donated the cheque from the tournament to relief efforts. So far, at least 43 people are reported dead in the massive flood in the Balkans. 

Djokovic's winnings are reported to be worth $749,934. Check out this year's Wimbledon betting odds or even the upcoming French Open if you're thinking of winning some money for yourself too.

Immediately after his victory in Rome, Djokovic drew a heart with his racket on the clay surface.

"This heart on the court is for you. It's also a special dedication to my country, which is suffering a lot right now. My heart is with them."

French Open will kick off next week and there is no doubt that Djokovic will come in as favourite to stop Nadal dominance in this Grand Slam tournament. As a Nadal fan, I can only say "may the best man win'.

Images via ESPN and

Jan 16, 2013

Rafael Nadal prepares for clay court return in February

Looks like fans will not have to wait any longer. Rafael Nadal is set to make a comeback from injury at next month's Brazil Open.

It will be Nadal's first appearance on the tour in South America since 2005.

The clay court tournament has moved from outdoors to indoors due to regular wet weather in Sao Paulo in February.

Currently Nadal is practising at Real Club Tenis Barcelona.

(Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell Facebook page) 

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