Monday, October 11, 2010

UPDATED: It's Official... Rafael Nadal is Coming to Cairo

It's been all over Facebook for over a week now, but now that it was officially announced in Egypt's national newspaper, Al Ahram, I can finally post this (I mean if Al Ahram says it, then it must be true, right??!). Rafael Nadal is coming to play an exhibition in Cairo during the first week of February 2011, in the Gezira Club, against his fellow Spaniard, Juan Carlos Ferrero.

The idea is believed to have come from Egypt's Minister of Tourism, Zoheir Garana, in efforts to boost sports tourism in Egypt.

Stay tuned for more details and feel free to contact me if you want to attend.

The match is no longer happening. As many of you might know, Juan Carlos Ferrero is injured and he won't be able to make it to Cairo before April. Nadal will not be free at that time so Ferrero is reportedly going to play David Ferrer instead.

TOKYO: Lucky Number Seven for Nadal

We're approaching the closing few weeks of the season and guess what?! Rafael Nadal is still winning!

The supersonic world number 1 just bagged his 7th title of the season as he breezed past France's Gael Monfils 6-1, 7-5 in the Tokyo final on Sunday.

The Spaniard continues to show that regardless the surface, the continent, the prize money or the opponent, the goal is always the same: to do his very best to win matches and titles. The kind of work ethic and determination that drives him to seek perfection by relentlessly trying to improve his game.

He is a true tennis phenomenon that takes nothing foregranted. A legend at 24 with inherent humility. A humility so rare in a human with so much success and superior talents.

After achieving the ultimate tennis dream of winning all 4 Slams, Nadal still finds it in himself to give his all in the waning stages of the season, after 9 long months of hard work on court.

The 9-time Grand Slam champion shows no signs of slowing down as he next heads to the Shanghai Masters where he awaits Gilles Simon or Stanislas Wawrinka in the second round.