Posted: August 26th, 2011 | Author: Macmarlon | Filed under: Tennis | Tags: 24 Years, Atp Rankings, Atp Tour, Atp World Tour, Australian Open, Cincinnati Masters, Crowns, England Club, French Open, Hot, Mardy Fish, Novak Djokovic, Open Winner, Practice Sessions, Profession, Quarter Finals, Rafael Nadal, Straight Sets, Tour Titles, Wimbledon | No Comments »
World No.2 Rafael Nadal said man in form Noval Djokovic is worthy as a No. 1 rank in the men’s singles ATP Rankings, where he played outstanding season in his profession.
Novak Djokovic, 24 years old, has won two Grand Slam crowns at Australian Open and Wimbledon including six ATP World Tour titles. Djokovic is the one of the hot favorites to confirm the title at US Open this year at Flushing Meadows, according to Nadal. The latter has ended a profession Grand Slam by defeating Djokovic in the 2010 US Open finals in four sets. The only player to win three successive major championships in a season with French Open, Wimbledon and US Open is no other than Nadal.
The 2011 French Open winner said that he was amazed by the ability of Djokovic to keep constantly strong of mind and he wants to congratulate him. Djokovic had 57-2 win loss record in the season, where Nadal shocked 5-0 win loss head-to-head record against Djokovic in this year. Djokovic rose to No. 1 position, after arriving the 2011 Wimbledon final at All England Club. Nadal says he is not yet thinking about some new plans versus Djokovic, where he is busy with his practice sessions for US Open title.
Nadal was disappointed at the Cincinnati Masters, after losing the quarter finals to Mardy Fish in straight sets. However, he has been working at the Center Court, prior to the US Open from next Monday, where he will play his opening round versus Andrey Golubey of Kazakhstan.
Posted: August 1st, 2011 | Author: manchingjp | Filed under: Other Sports News | Tags: 10 Years, 22 Years, 24 Years, Annika Sorenstam, British Open, British Titles, Brittany Lang, Germany, Golf Course, Lpga Championship, Majors, Masson, Pga Championship, Record Books, Strokes, Tiger, Tiger Woods, Yani | 3 Comments »
Yani Tseng is 10 years in advance of Annika Sorenstam based on the record books.
The Taiwanese, 22 years old, won the Women’s British Open for the second straight year Sunday, beating Brittany Lang (67) by four strokes and turning into the youngest player to win a fifth major title.
Sorenstam was 32 years old when she won the 2003 LPGZ Championship for her fifth major. Tiger Woods was 24 years old when he won his fifth at the 2000 PGA Championship.
Tseng, who is ranked No. 1 and won the LPGA Championship previous month, said, “It’s so great making history on this golf course, and I feel wonderful right now. I hope to keep winning. Next year there are another four majors, and I will try and organize and keep working hard.”
Tseng was the third player to win successive British titles.
She shot a three-under 69 to end at 16 under 272. She trailed third-round leader Caroline Masson of Germany by two strokes incoming the last round. Masson stopped up with a 78 and tied for fifth.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 | Author: JewelleAnn | Filed under: Baseball | Tags: 24 Years, Cincinnati Enquirer, Concentration, Decisions, Dusty Baker, Homer, Milwaukee Brewers, Motive, Ops, Outfielder, Photo Credit, Pitches, Profession, Rapid Trip, Rbis, Reds Manager, Swing, Swinging, Truth, Victory | No Comments »
For good motive, Jay Bruce is calling them as ‘Mr. May’ in Cincinnati.
Jay Bruce is 24 years old, a Reds outfielder and had a wonderful month, bringing the Reds offense. 7-3 victory in Cincinnati over the Milwaukee Brewers, Bruce was 3 – 4 with a home run and three RBIs, falling a twice short of the series.
Bruce has a profession OPS of .814 or .901 this period, however has been prone to pursuing bad pitches throughout his four year profession. According to the man himself, as informed to the Cincinnati Enquirer: Although not so much this season.
Bruce said, “I’ve been making better decisions, which is one of the big things. It’s cliché and all that, but it’s the truth. Swing at pitches you want to swing at and don’t swing at the pitches they’re trying to get you to chase, and you’re going to have a lot easier time up there.”
A rapid trip over to Fangraphs exposes that Bruce is swinging at 29.1% of pitches out of the zone, only 0.2% below his 2010 level, but that he is swinging at, and crushing, pitches that he desires, whether they are in the zone or not. Agreement rate of Bruce on pitches outside the zone is 61.6 percent, up from 53.2% for his profession, and his in general agreement rate is 76.2% compared to 74.1%.
Dusty Baker, Reds manager informed the Enquirer, “It just shows his potential, what he can do. His concentration is great, his balance is excellent and he’s keeping his head still. It’s really nice to see him swinging great”.
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