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Mar 2, 2015

Nadal wants traditional clay events protected

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Rafa Nadal wants tournament organizers to maintain the tradition of clay courts on the Tour and said the growing number of events switching to harder surfaces could increase the injury risk to players long after they finish their careers.

Nadal, who won his first title of the year with a 6-4 6-1 victory over Juan Monaco in a rain-interrupted Argentine Open on Sunday, said it was also important to maintain variety on the Tour to keep players and spectators interested.

Mar 2, 2015

Tennis-Nadal wants traditional clay events protected

BUENOS AIRES, March 1 (Reuters) – Rafa Nadal wants tournament organisers to maintain the tradition of clay courts on the Tour and said the growing number of events switching to harder surfaces could increase the injury risk to players long after they finish their careers.

Nadal, who won his first title of the year with a 6-4 6-1 victory over Juan Monaco in a rain-interrupted Argentine Open on Sunday, said it was also important to maintain variety on the Tour to keep players and spectators interested.

Mar 1, 2015

Nadal wins first title of year in Argentina

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Rafael Nadal won his first title of the year with a 6-4 6-1 victory over Juan Monaco in a rain-interrupted Argentine Open final on Sunday.

Nadal, showing marked progress in his comeback from injury and other woes last year, notched his 65th career title and equaled Guillermo Vilas’s 46 on clay with the Argentine great watching from the stands.

Mar 1, 2015

Tennis-Nadal wins first title of year in Argentina

BUENOS AIRES, March 1 (Reuters) – Rafael Nadal won his first title of the year with a 6-4 6-1 victory over Juan Monaco in a rain-interrupted Argentine Open final on Sunday.

Nadal, showing marked progress in his comeback from injury and other woes last year, notched his 65th career title and equalled Guillermo Vilas’s 46 on clay with the Argentine great watching from the stands.

Feb 28, 2015

Nadal reaches first final of year in Argentine Open

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Rafael Nadal, pushed to the limit in a high octane first set, made up for his semi-final defeat at the Rio Open a week ago by reaching the Argentine Open final with a 7-6(7) 6-2 victory over Carlos Berlocq on Saturday.

The world number four will meet a fourth Argentine in succession in the tournament, 2007 champion Juan Monaco, in Sunday’s showpiece match looking for a 65th career title and record-equalling 46th on clay.

Feb 28, 2015

Tennis-Nadal reaches first final of year in Argentine Open

BUENOS AIRES, Feb 28 (Reuters) – Rafael Nadal, pushed to the limit in a high octane first set, made up for his semi-final defeat at the Rio Open a week ago by reaching the Argentine Open final with a 7-6(7) 6-2 victory over Carlos Berlocq on Saturday.

The world number four will meet a fourth Argentine in succession in the tournament, 2007 champion Juan Monaco, in Sunday’s showpiece match looking for a 65th career title and record-equalling 46th on clay.

Feb 27, 2015

Osvaldo heads winner on Boca debut in Libertadores Cup

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Daniel Osvaldo exceeded his wildest expectations by scoring the winner on his debut for Boca Juniors on Thursday as the Argentine side enjoyed a 2-1 home victory over Uruguay’s Wanderers in the Libertadores Cup.

Osvaldo, who joined Boca on loan from Southampton two weeks ago, headed home Nicolas Colazo’s cross two minutes before halftime, having earlier missed a chance with a spectacular scissors kick.

Feb 27, 2015

Soccer-Osvaldo heads winner on Boca debut in Libertadores Cup

BUENOS AIRES, Feb 26 (Reuters) – Daniel Osvaldo exceeded his wildest expectations by scoring the winner on his debut for Boca Juniors on Thursday as the Argentine side enjoyed a 2-1 home victory over Uruguay’s Wanderers in the Libertadores Cup.

Osvaldo, who joined Boca on loan from Southampton two weeks ago, headed home Nicolas Colazo’s cross two minutes before halftime, having earlier missed a chance with a spectacular scissors kick.

Feb 26, 2015

Brazil’s Mineiro shocked at home in Libertadores

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Substitute Cristian Suarez scored four minutes from time to give Mexico’s Atlas a surprise 1-0 away win over 2013 champions Atletico Mineiro of Brazil in the Libertadores Cup on Wednesday.

Juan Medina split the Mineiro defence with a well-weighted through ball for Suarez, who beat the offside trap and shot low past goalkeeper Victor in a match played in heavy rain.

Feb 26, 2015

Soccer-Brazil’s Mineiro shocked at home in Libertadores

BUENOS AIRES, Feb 25 (Reuters) – Substitute Cristian Suarez scored four minutes from time to give Mexico’s Atlas a surprise 1-0 away win over 2013 champions Atletico Mineiro of Brazil in the Libertadores Cup on Wednesday.

Juan Medina split the Mineiro defence with a well-weighted through ball for Suarez, who beat the offside trap and shot low past goalkeeper Victor in a match played in heavy rain.

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