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 12th, 2011 | Author: Macmarlon | Filed under: Tennis | Tags: Argentinia, Bernard Tomic, Dodig, England Club, Ivo Karlovic, Jo Wilfried Tsonga, Marin Cilic, Nicolas Almagro, Nikolay Davydenko, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Richard Gasquet, Roger Federer, Rogers Cup, Semi Finals, South West London, Stanislas Wawrinka, Tomas Berdych, Wilfried, Wimbledon Title | No Comments »
Ivan Dodig shocked the world No. 2 Rafael Nadal in the next round of the Rogers Cup in Montreal.
Nadal, who gave up his Wimbledon title and the top ranking of the world to Novak Djokovic in the previous month, appeared in charge in his first match since the final in south west London, when he got a one-sided opening set. However, Dodig, the world No. 41, struggled back to get the next two sets on tie-breaks, twice coming from a break of serve behind in the deciding set to win 1-6, 7-6, 7-6. The 26-year-old fired 19 aces to seven by Nadal, as he avenged a straight-set defeat on clay in the Barcelona semi-finals earlier this season.
Roger Federer and Djokovic came through their opening tests, having been handed first-round byes. Federer will now have an opportunity to get vengeance versus his Wimbledon conqueror, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, after the pair advanced to a meeting in the third round.
Tsonga came from two sets down to beat Federer at the All England Club and he as well improved a large shortfall to beat the Swiss start the last time they met in Montreal, two years ago.
Federer strike the Canadian wild card Vasek Pospisil 7-5, 6-3 in an hour and 17 minutes, while Tsonga took the same time to beat one more Wimbledon star, the Australian Bernard Tomic, 6-3, 7-6.
According to Federer, “I will not think about that Wimbledon match as much as I might think about the match we had here two years ago. Both matches were, so to speak, not normal matches.”
Djokovic won with 7-5, 6-1 versus Nikolay Davydenko, even though the score did not reflect serving problems which saw the world No. 1 broken four times. Gaël Monfils strike the Alex Bogomoloy, Jr. the American qualifier with 6-2, 7-6, and there were as well wins for the seventh seed, Tomas Berdych, Nicolas Almagro, the eight seed, Richard Gasquet, Stanislas Wawrinka and Ivo Karlovic.
Another Croatian, Marin Cilic, caused a minor upset by beating Juan Martin Del Potro, the Argentinian 16th seed. The Serboam 12th seed, Viktor Troicki, beat John Isner, the American with 6-4, 3-6, 6-2.
Posted: June 21st, 2011 | Author: manchingjp | Filed under: Tennis | Tags: Aces, All England, Australian Open, Bacon, Buzz, Champion, England Club, Five Months, French Open, Grass Court, Ground Strokes, Reason, Recognizable Figure, Six Games, Th Version, Tune Up, Uzbekistan, Venus Williams, Wimbledon, Wimbledon Titles | 2 Comments »
Venus Williams slashed a recognizable figure Monday at Wimbledon, from her newest original, somewhat-see-through outfit to her trade name booming serves and insistent ground strokes. Williams spanked seven aces at up to 118 mph, summed of 23 winners to just five voluntary mistakes and overpowered 97th ranked Akgul Amanmuradova of Uzbekistan 6-3, 6-1 in the first round at the All England Club.
William acquired seven time major champion, currently was off the tour for around five months for the reason of a hum hip. She neglected the French Open, and this is just her fourth tournament in closely a year.
Wonderful play of Williams which deceived no lasting results from her injury generated the most buzz on day one at the 125th version of Wimbledon.
Williams departed at the Australian Open in January after exacerbating her hurt hip. She came back to action previous week at a grass-court tune up tournament in Eastbourned, England, going 2-1 there.
Williams said, only 5-2 this season and only 9-3 since last July, “I do realize I don’t have as many matches. So, yeah, for sure, I know I need to kind of come out firing. Been pretty good at that in the past — and today.”
Williams thought she “had a little pressure on me to come out and swing as usual,” since she has not played much previously.
She ended zero voluntary mistakes in the second set Monday, getting the previous six games. She declared 15 of the final 17 points she served.
“On her serve, it was almost impossible,” Amanmuradova said, opening her eyes wide, “On her serve, it was almost impossible. I actually never played anyone on the tour serving as hard and as fast as she does.”
This month Williams, previously ranked No. 1, went down to 33rd. She is at No. 30 this week, but was seeded 23rd as a bob to her five Wimbledon titles.
Williams, who turned 31 years old this coming Friday said, “I’m smarter, if anything, than five years ago. More and more players are starting to realize that it’s an advantage to be able to play longer, because then you actually understand the game.”
Posted: June 15th, 2011 | Author: manchingjp | Filed under: Tennis | Tags: Andy Murray, Australian Open Champion, Caroline Wozniacki, Champion Li, Competitive Tennis, Defending Champion, England Club, Five Time Wimbledon Champion, French Open Champion, Grand Slam Title, Kim Clijsters, Maria Sharapova, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Ranked Players, Serena William, Serena Williams And Venus Williams, Vera Zvonareva, Victoria Azarenka, Wta Rankings | No Comments »
Serena Williams, defending champion was seeded No. 8 for Wimbledon on Wednesday and will avoid playing the longest-ranked players until at least the quarterfinals.
13th Grand Slam title was won by Serena Williams at the All England Clud, but after that walked on broken glass, finally leading to blood clots on her lungs. She was out of action for closely a year prior to going back to competitive tennis on Tuesday at Eastbourne. William rallied from a put down to strike Tsvetana Pironkova 1-6, 6-3, 6-4.
Wimbledon begins Monday. The draw is scheduled for Friday.
From her injury, Williams had gone down to No. 26 in the WTA rankings. If Wimbledon organizers had seed her according to her position, Williams can have arise against a top player in the third round.
Venus, her sister, a five-time Wimbledon champion, was seeded No. 24. She had gone down to 33rd in the rankings from missing most of this season with a hip injury. She as well went back to action this week in Eastbourne.
Wimbledon organizers said, “The seeding order follows the WTA ranking list, except where in the opinion of the committee, a change is necessary to produce a balanced draw. The only changes this year are Serena Williams and Venus Williams moving to 8 and 24, respectively.
This reflects the balance between their proven records and also their lack of competitive play in the past 12 months.”
Caroline Wozniacki was at the top ranked of the seeding record. The no. 2 was Kim Clijsters, an Australian Open Champion, 3rdwas Vera Zvonareva and the no. 4 was the French Open champion Li Na.
Maria Sharapova, one more winner in 2004 was seeded No. 6 one after Victoria Azarenka.
Rafael Nadal, defending champion was seeded No. 1, next by Novak Djokovic then Roger Federer at No. 3 and No. 4 was Andy Murray. Federer and Nadal have joined for the previous eight titles at the all England Club.