Bookmark Kaumudi Online  Bookmark this site  Editor@Kaumudi  |  Marketing  Print Advt rates  |  Calendar 2018        Go!    
 
 
April 21, Saturday 2018 1:18 PM       

       HEADLINES: We have lost a socially-committed editor: Governor                                              K M Mani condoles M S Ravi's demise                                              Kadakampally, Kerala Working Journalist Union condole demise of Kerala Kaumudi Chief Editor                                              Kathua fake hartal arsonists to face POCSO charges                                              New born baby mauled to death                                              Opposition's five charges against CJI Dipak Misra                                              Jaitley terms impeachment motion against CJI a 'revenge petition'                                              Impeachment motion against CJI a political move: Constitution expert                                              Cuba marks end of era as Castro hands over power                                              PM Modi should pay more attention to women safety: IMF chief                                              Sheikh Hasina makes it to Time's list of 100 most influential people                                              Ships don't want to stop at Chinese run Hambantota                                              Cricket Australia to name Lehmann's replacement before UK tour                                              ECB proposes new 100-ball format of cricket                                              World Cup of tennis in one week is horrible idea: Anand Amritraj                                              Kaumudi Facebook
       SPORTS Next Article: Yuki back in top-100 after more than two years  
       Nadal mocks Federer for missing clay-court season
 
         Posted on :18:03:36 Apr 16, 2018
   
A A
       Last edited on:18:03:36 Apr 16, 2018
         Tags: Nadal, Federer, clay-court season
 

LONDON: Taking a sly dig at his old­rival Roger Federer, world number one Rafael Nadal said the former avoids facing him on clay after the Swiss star decided to skip the clay court season for a second-straight year.

The 31-year-old's statement comes ahead of his return to the ATP tour at the Monte Conte Masters this week. Federer, who guided Spain to a Davis Cup quarter-final victory over Germany earlier this month, will head into the event as a 10-time champion.

Nadal, who certainly enjoys playing on clay and has amassed an incredible 53 clay court titles in his career, teased Roger Federer for being `contradictory` over his decision to not contest a single clay-court event for the second straight season, the Telegraph.co.uk reported.

He said, "He says he will love to play against me again in best-of-five sets on clay. He said that a couple of days ago - and I thought he would play Roland Garros. Then a few days later he says he will not play in one event, so there's a little bit of controversy with that."

The Spaniard has been hit by a hip injury this season, but Federer had last month expressed his desire to play against Nadal on clay again, having won just two of their 15 clashes on the surface.

However, Federer had later said that he would not be able to play on clay for this season as well, something which prompted Nadal to make a playful comment on his long-time rival ahead of the Monte Carlo Masters.

Last year, Federer won back-to-back tournaments at Indian Wells and Miami Open before taking a break from a clay-court campaign.

He then returned in mid-June at the grass court tournament in Stuttgart, losing the first match there before clinching victories at Halle and Wimbledon.

A A
       SPORTS
Next Article: Yuki back in top-100 after more than two years
 
 
SPORTS HEADLINES
World Cup of tennis in one week is horrible idea: Anand Amritraj  
ECB proposes new 100-ball format of cricket  
Cricket Australia to name Lehmann's replacement before UK tour  
Any total looks chaseable now: Uthappa  
Russell set for Windies return at Lord's  
I sat on the ground by choice, CWG gold medalist dismisses controversy  
Tendulkar lone Indian in Holder's best-ever cricketing XI  
Imran Tahir keen to celebrate wickets in CPL  
CSA condoles demise of legendary fielder Colin Bland  
Rajasthan Royals launches 'Go Green' initiative  
Nadal mocks Federer for missing clay-court season  
Yuki back in top-100 after more than two years  
IPL ’18: Sanju’s 92 not out powers RR to 19-run win over RCB  
CWG '18: Tenth badminton medal as Satwik, Chirag bag silver  
CWG '18: Dipika Pallikal, Joshna Chinappa clinch squash silver  
CWG '18: Manika Batra, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran clinch mixed doubles bronze  
CWG ’18: Kidambi Srikanth settles for silver  
CWG '18: Game, set, match for Saina Nehwal  
CWG '18: Wrestler Vinesh Phogat clinches gold, Sakshi settles for bronze  
CWG '18: Vikas Krishan bags 25th gold for India  
CWG '18: Manika Batra strikes gold, Harmeet, Sanil take bronze in TT  
CWG '18: Wrestler Vinesh Phogat clinches gold, Sakshi settles for bronze  
CWG '18: It's Sindhu vs Saina in all-Indian final  
CWG '18: Neeraj Chopra strikes javelin gold with season-best throw  
CWG'18: Sanjeev Rajput shoots gold in 50 m rifle 3 positions  
 
Sreejith case: Do you think arrested policemen are innocent?
yes
 
no
 
no opinion
 
 
 
Home Kerala India World Business Sports Sci&Tech Education Automobile CityNews Movies Environment Letters 
© Copyright keralakaumudi Online 2011  |  Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited.
Head Office Address: Kaumudi Buildings, Pettah P.O, Trivandrum - 695024, India.
Online queries talk to Deepu Sasidharan, + 91 98472 38959 or Email deepu[at]kaumudi.com
Customer Service -Advertisement Disclaimer Statement   |  Copyright Policy