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: 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: July 22nd, 2011 | Author: Macmarlon | Filed under: Tennis | Tags: Andy Murray, Andy Roddick, Atp Rankings, Billie Jean King, Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Defending Champion, French Open, Juan Martin Del Potro, National Tennis Center, Novac Djokovic, Open Champions, Open Championship, Open Tennis Championships, Open Winner, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, States Tennis Association, Tennis Field, United States Tennis, United States Tennis Association | 1 Comment »
World No. 1 Novac Djokovic, defending champion Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer are leading the men’s tennis at 2011 US Open tournament on the following month in New York City.
Djokovic, 2011 French Open winner Rafael Nadal, five-time US Open champion Roger Federer and Andy Murray will lead the men’s singles tennis field for the 2011 US Open Tennis Championships in this year at United States, according to the report. The 2011 US Open field is as well including former U.S. Open champions Andy Roddick and Juan Martin Del Potro.
Rafael Nadal, the World No. 2 ranked will enter as the defending champion and looking for his 11th Grand Slam singles title, after winning 10th major title at the 2011 French Open. The 2011 US Open championship will start from August 29 to September 11, 2011 at the United States Tennis Association Billie Jean King National Tennis Center at Flushing Meadows in New York.
Both US Open singles champions of men and women will get $1.8 million and will as well obtain an additional $1 million in bonus price, which it is based on the players presentations in the Olympus U.S. Open Series, according the announcement of USTA. The top 101 men’s in ATP Rankings will get direct entry into the US Open tournament, which representing 40 countries.
Posted: July 3rd, 2011 | Author: Macmarlon | Filed under: Tennis | Tags: Atp Rankings, Australian Open, Best Player, French Open, Grand Slam Finals, Grand Slam Tournament, Grand Slam Tournaments, Jo Wilfried Tsonga, Novac Djokovic, Open Semifinals, Previous Year, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Seventh Time, Twists, Wilfried, Wimbledon, Wimbledon Championship, Wimbledon Men, Winning Streak | No Comments »
The top two players of the world never met each other in the Wimbledon men’s final from 1983 to 2003.
It is about to happen for the seventh time in eight years with a couple of twists.
Thanks to Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, No. 1 vs. No.2 Grand Slam Finals turned out to be something of a normal incidence in the recent years. Nowadays, No. 1 Nadal will be engaged in so far one more 1-2 Wimbledon championship matchup, only it will be against No. 2 Novac Djokovic, and they will change spots in the ATP rankings a day later.
Djokvic will go up to No. 1 and Nadal will go down to No. 2, in spite of the result.
Nadal said, “One guy played unbelievable the first half of the year, so he’s the new No. 1. We just can congratulate him, because what he did this first part of the season is something really impressive, really fantastic.”
Djokovic is 47-1 in 2011, counting in a 4-0 list against Nadal.
Djokovic said, who is 11-16 against Nadal in general, including 0.5 in Grand Slam tournaments, “The four times I won against him this year can probably help me in some ways mentally prior to this match.”
Serb won the first seven tournaments he joined in this season, prior to his 43-match winning streak, dating to the David Cup final in December, finished with a loss to Federer in the French Open semifinals.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga said after losing to Djokovic in Friday’s semifinals, “He’s the best player in the world @the moment.”
That success moved Djokovic into his first final at Wimbledon, and fifth at a Grand Slam tournament. He is 2-2 up to now, succeeding the Australian Open twice, and losing in two U.S. Open finals – to Federer in 2007 and to Nadal in the previous year.
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: May 27th, 2011 | Author: manchingjp | Filed under: Other Sports News | Tags: Attitude, Bum, Career Record, Challenger, Clay Court, Collapse, Confidence, Court Philippe Chatrier, Cousin, Double Faults, Dutch Woman, French Open, Grand Slam Titles, Kim Clijsters, Little Bit, Match Points, Netherlands, Rus, Self Assurance, Tennis Results | No Comments »
There were several reasons available for Kim Clijsters after a shocking collapse in the second round of the French Open against a woman ranked 114th.
The second-seeded Clijsters could have pointed to her deeply taped accurate ankle, which she harmed while dancing barefoot at the wedding of her cousin previous month in considering her 3-6, 7-5, 6-1 loss to Arantxa Rus of the Netherlands.
In relating how she controlled to squander two match points and drop 11 of the previous 12 games after leading 5-2 in the second set, the Belgian can have stated that she last entered the French Open in 2006 and had played a quantity of five clay-court matches wherever ever since.
Furthermore in making clear of her 65 unprompted mistakes – 43 over her challenger made – and 10 double-faults, Clijsters can have be reminiscent each one that she had not fought at all since late March because of that bum ankle and prior injuries to her right shoulder and wrist.
In its place, the winner of the previous Grand Slam titles, and four in general, pointed a finger directly at herself and a strange crisis of self-assurance.
Clijsters, the French Open runner-up in 2001 and 2003 said, “I started doubting a little bit. When you start doubting yourself on any surface — but for me, definitely on clay — it’s the wrong attitude to have.”
Clijsters as well gave credit to Rus, who entered the day with a 3-4 career record in major tournaments and just twice before had been to Court Philippe Chatrier and those visits were as a viewer.
Rus recognized she was worried at the onset, may be Clijsters is one of her desired players after giving one of the most shocking tennis results in current years.
Clijster said, “She obviously started building up more confidence, started playing a lot better, and was really kind of putting me on my back foot all the time. I couldn’t really play my aggressive tennis anymore in that third set.”
A related situation played out afterward in that stadium, excluding it was the important desired, three-time major champion Maria Sharapova, who came out to be down and out against an inexpert kid, Caroline Garcia, 17 years old French wild-card entry , before rolling off the final 11 games to win 3-6 6-4, 6-0.
She alleged she had problem dealing with wind that squalled at upward of 20 mph, which drew this remark from Rafael Nadal, “If you play good, seems like much less wind. If you are playing bad, seems like a hurricane.”
photo credit: silive.com
Nadal said, “I am not playing that well. I am not happy, but I am here.”
photo credit: silive.com