Barcelona Open 2013

  • Rafael Nadal beats Nicolas Almagro to win 8th Barcelona Open April 28, 2013

    Barcelona: Rafael Nadal won the Barcelona Open for the eighth time on Sunday after seeing off Nicolas Almagro 6-4, 6-3 in the final. Almagro took it to Nadal early on and built a 3-0 lead, but Nadal found his form and broke his fellow Spaniard in three of his next...
  • Two wins in a day put Nadal into Barcelona semis April 27, 2013

    Barcelona: Rafa Nadal moved closer to an eighth Barcelona Open title in nine years on Friday when he breezed through two matches to set up a semi-final against Canadian fifth seed Milos Raonic. Chasing a fourth title of the year after returning from a seven-month injury layoff in February, Nadal recovered...
  • Nadal faces busy Friday after rain hits Barcelona Open April 26, 2013

    Barcelona: Rafael Nadal may have to play two matches at the Barcelona Open on Friday after his third round clash against Frenchman Benoit Paire was postponed by rain on Thursday. The world number five and second seed, gunning for an eighth Barcelona title, will face Paire on Friday with either...
  • Almagro, Monaco to meet in Barcelona Open quarters April 26, 2013

    Barcelona: Nicolas Almagro and Juan Monaco both managed third-round wins at the Barcelona Open on Thursday before rain forced the postponement of matches. The two will meet in the quarter-finals after Almagro defeated fellow Spaniard Marcel Granollers 6-3, 6-4 on the outdoor red clay. Monaco outlasted Frenchman Jeremy Chardy in a...
  • Ferrer shocked in Barcelona, Nadal eases through April 25, 2013

    Barcelona: Top seed David Ferrer summed up his error-strewn defeat by qualifier Dmitry Tursunov as "one of the worst I have played" after falling at the first hurdle at the Barcelona Open on Wednesday. The Spaniard lost 7-5 3-6 6-1 to the Russian but seven-time champion Rafa Nadal eased past...
  • Berlocq advances to face Nadal in Barcelona Open April 24, 2013

    Barcelona: Carlos Berlocq of Argentina set up a second-round match against defending champion Rafael Nadal at the Barcelona Open by defeating Daniel Gimeno-Traver of Spain 7-5, 6-4 on Tuesday. Nadal last played Berlocq at the Brasil Open and rallied to win 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 in the quarterfinals. Berlocq says Nadal appears...
  • Rafael Nadal at Barcelona Open after Monte Carlo loss April 22, 2013

    Barcelona: Having seen his eight-year winning streak in Monte Carlo ended by Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal is quickly refocusing on winning an eighth title at the Barcelona Open. Going into another clay-court tournament that Nadal has dominated, the Spaniard said he still needs to improve following a lengthy injury layoff...