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VIDEO: Ubaldo On Rafael Nadal’s Saudi Deal – I Trust Rafa But He Should Consider Donating The Money

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Earlier this year Rafael Nadal unexpectedly struck a new deal to become an ambassador for the Saudi Tennis Federation (STF). 

The 22-time Grand Slam champion is set to travel to the country multiple times a year and help develop junior tennis. Furthermore, Nadal will also open up an academy in the country in a deal that is set to be worth millions. However, the financial details have not been publicly disclosed. 

Nadal’s partnering with Saudi Arabia has prompted criticism from some who accuse the Middle Eastern nation of using sports to improve its image which has been tarnished by wrongdoing. Something that is better known as sportwashing. Saudi Arabia has been criticised for their human rights record, especially concerning women and LGBT+ people. 

In a recent interview with Ana Pastor on Spanish television’s El Objetivo, Nadal said it was ‘logical’ for sports to be partnering up with Saudi Arabia considering the resources they have. However, he understands the backlash he has recieved from some and says if no meaningful change occur over the next decade he will admit he has ‘been completely wrong.’  

But is there a way that Nadal can please both his supporters and critics? Ubitennis founder Ubaldo Scanagatta has a solution. 

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VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Danielle Collins Triumphs In Miami As Elena Rybakina Pays The Price For Three Set Marathons

Danielle Collins achieved a landmark title as Elena Rybakina paid the price for three set contests in the Miami final.

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Danielle Collins claimed her first WTA 1000 title of her career in Miami, defeating Elena Rybakina in the final.

The American claimed the title to seal a fairytale week as she prepares to say goodbye to Tennis after this season.

After a three set match against Bernarda Pera in the opening round, Collins won all her remaining matches in straight sets to claim a landmark title.

Tennis Hall of Famer Steve Flink and Ubitennis chief Ubaldo Scanagatta speak about Collins’ achievement and whether she would consider retirement. Plus there is talk about Elena Rybakina and whether the three set marathons cost her the title.

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(VIDEO) Miami Open Women’s Draw Preview: Is Iga Swiatek Unbeatable?

Ubaldo Scanagatta and Steve Flink discussed the dominance of Iga Swiatek as the world number one searches for the sunshine double.

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Iga Swiatek continued to show her dominance as world number one at Indian Wells and will look to do the same in Miami.

The Pole is aiming to complete the sunshine double in Miami after claiming her second Indian Wells title.

The world number one is the best player in the world and continues to grow in confidence as she extended her lead at the top of the rankings over Aryna Sabalenka, Coco Gauff and Elena Rybakina.

Ubitennis founder Ubaldo Scanagatta and Tennis Hall of Famer Steve Flink discussed Swiatek and how her dominance can translate into Grand Slam title.

There was also talks over Coco Gauff’s double faults, a more motivated Jessica Pegula as well as the return of Simona Halep.

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(VIDEO) Miami Open Men’s Draw Preview: Can Jannik Sinner Bounce Back?

Ubitennis founder Ubaldo Scanagatta and Steve Flink discuss whether Jannik Sinner can bounce back in Miami.

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After losing in the semi-finals in California, Jannik Sinner will be hoping to bounce back at the Miami Open.

The second Masters 1000 of the year is upon us after Carlos Alcaraz’s victory at Indian Wells.

The Miami Open will see the world’s best players in action with Jannik Sinner aiming to bounce back from his semi-final defeat to Alcaraz in Florida.

Ubitennis founder Ubaldo Scanagatta is joined by Tennis Hall of Famer Steve Flink to analyse whether fatigue will play a part in Sinner’s result in Miami.

There is also talk about Alexander Zverev’s chances in Miami, the best early matches of the tournament and the rise of Italian Tennis.

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