Posted: August 31st, 2011 | Author: Macmarlon | Filed under: Tennis | Tags: Ana Ivanovic, Arthur Ashe, Arthur Ashe Stadium, Caroline Wozniacki, Competiton, Deepness, Food Poisoning, Four Points, Francesca Schiavone, French Open, French Open Champ, Jovanovski, Line Judge, Niland, Novak Djokovic, Open Champion, Open Champions, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams, Straight Sets | No Comments »
The first competition as defending U.S. Open champion was only just a tour de force of Rafael Nadal.
He would go down after in a set, after that return. Go down after, come back.
His serve was busted six times. His shots did not have their usual deepness. He wanted to save seven set points throughout the second set.
Locked in a fight, for closely three hours, the second-seeded Nadal finally obtained past 98th-ranked Andrey Golubev of Kazakhstan 6-3, 7-6(1), 7-5 on Tuesday night to arrive the second round.
Nadal conded, “I was a little bit lucky to win today in straight sets.”
Serena Williams, three-time U.S. Open champion followed Nadal into Arthur Ashe Stadium for her first singles competition in the tournament since her 2009 diatribe at a line judge. She never was challenged by 54th ranked Bojana Jovanovski of Serbia, requiring below an hour to win 6-1, 6-1.
It as well did not get long to observe that the right should of Novak Djokovic, the top-seed is feeling good.
He started his first-round competiton with a 121- mph service champion. He closed that game with a 120 mph ace four points afterward.
Playing his first competition since August 21, when he give up for the reason of a sore, tired shoulder, Djokovic achieved a 6-0, 5-1 lead prior to 197th ranked Conor Niland of Ireland retired after 44 minutes with food poisoning.
Day 2 of the tournament as well included wins of Caroline Wozniacki and previous French Open champions Francesca Schiavone and Ana Ivanovic and a loss by present French Open Champ Li Na.
Posted: June 12th, 2011 | Author: JewelleAnn | Filed under: Baseball | Tags: Adam Warren, Alex Rodriguez, Andy Pettitte, Bartolo Colon, Brian Cashman, Couple Of Days, David Phelps, Dead Arm, Deepness, Elbow, Free Agent, Gust, Hurdle, Joba Chamberlain, Mri Exam, Phil Hughes, Right Hander, Scrap Heap, Stint, Yankee | No Comments »
Bartolo Colon’s shoulder may be eligible as the remedial miracle of the year; however he still has 38-year-old legs sustaining an XXL upper body. Earlier or later something was hurdle to offer.
Simply who would have estimated that Colon pulling up with constrain damage on a cool; hazy day in June would succeed as a potentially overwhelming expansion for the Yankees?
Yet there’s no extra method to place it. The Yankees by now had a bullpen disaster on their hands after bringing up the rear of Joba Chamberlain for the period due to an elbow damage a couple of days ago, and, abruptly, the similar can be said for their starting revolution.
Colon’s unpredicted supremacy this period, which sustained Saturday in a 4-0 triumph over the Indians, had assisted them endure Phil Hughes’ strange dead-arm difficulty, not to state Andy Pettitte’s retirement and Cliff Lee’s refusal of Yankee free-agent money.
At this time, in a week when the Red Sox exhibited their present advantage over their famed rivals, the probable loss of Colon is quite a gust.
Furthermore, don’t believe the Yankees don’t recognize it. You just had to hear Alex Rodriguez pouring regarding Colon later, as he measured the damage results, to know what the invigorated right hander had approach to mean to this group.
“He has been throwing the ball like a legitimate No. 1 starter, “A-Rod said, “like he did in his CyYoung year in 2005.”
A-Rod named it “the sign of the century,” noting that GM Brian Cashman signed Colon off the scrap heap previous winter.
He would stay until he obtains outcomes of MRI exam of Colon prior to openly considering life without him, however confidentially Yankee people were bracing for an unlimited stint on the disabled record.
Adam Warren or David Phelps are both the probable candidates to replace Colon a pair of right-handers of whom have pitched well in Triple-A. They are not measured to have the probable of Manny Banuelos or Dellin Betances, who made like buzz throughout spring training, although Cashman is not going to hurry either of those two to the majors by, dragging them out of Double-A at this moment.
Otherwise the Yankees can as an alternative expect for one more Colon-like and raise Carlos Silva, a repossession project signed off waivers from the Cubs in April who has created made three solid starts at Triple A.