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: Cincinnati, Dodig, Early Exit, Frenchman, Grand Slam Champion, Ivan, Jo Wilfried Tsonga, Maestro, Masters, Match, Montreal, Novak, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Rogers Cup, Spaniard, Swiss, Training Session, Wilfried, Wimbledon | 4 Comments »
Rafael Nadal and Rogers Federer, the greatest players of all time, will play their next tournament in Cincinnati Open, which will start from August 14, 2011.
Both of them have created early exit from the continuing 2011 Rogers Cup tournament in this week. The Spaniard had lost to World No. 41 ranked Ivan Dodig in the next round with a 6-1, 7-6 and 7-6 on Wednesday at Uniprix Stadium. It is very difficult to lose the competition, where it was second successive defeat in this season, after Wimbledon final lost to World No. 1 Novak Diokovic, according to Nadal.
Roger Federer, the 16-time Grand Slam champion defeated by the Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in three sets with a 7-6 (7/3), 4-6 and 6-1. The Swiss maestro has lost second consecutive match to Tsonga, after Wimbledon quarter final defeat in tough five sets. Federer has praised on Tsonga’s performance on Thursday in Montreal, after thrashing him from Montreal Masters.
Nadal will start the training session from Friday for upcoming Cincinnati Open and will develop his performance before heading to US Open in New York. However, Federer will perform in Montreal, before going to Cincinnati and will go back strongly for next tournament.
Posted: August 10th, 2011 | Author: Macmarlon | Filed under: Tennis | Tags: Alona Bondarenko, Champion, Cup Clash, Foot Injury, Forehand, Four Points, Holland, Kim Clijsters, Little Bit, Match, Peak Status, Probability, Right Time, Rogers Cup, Serena Williams, Stomach Trouble, Ultrasound, Viewpoints, Wimbledon, Zheng Jie | No Comments »
Kim Clijsters can miss out on the possibility to protect her US Open title later this month after retiring in her Rogers Cup clash with Zheng Jie.
The Belgian was a set up when she withdrew with a stomach trouble.
She said when asked concerning her viewpoints for Flushing Meadows, “I still have a few weeks until then so will try to do everything to obviously be ready.”
Serena Williams had no problems moving ahead, lessening past Alona Bondarenko 6-0 6-3 in only 46 minutes.
Williams will currently face Julia Georges of Germany in round two in Toronto, with Zheng awaiting the champion in the third round following her unanticipated development.
Clijsters was leading 6-3 1-2 when she pulled out, displaying some uneasiness after hitting a forehand, and she afterward revealed she felt pain in her stomach during the preparation and had it taped prior to the competition.
She further said, “During the match it just felt like it went worse.”
I already had an ultrasound here on site and I have a partial tear in my left stomach muscle and a little bit of blood.”
It was her first competition since returning from a foot injury experienced in Holland in June which forced her to neglect Wimbledon, and currently faces a race to be fit for the US Open, which begins on 29 of August.
Williams, is feeling affirmative of her probability of being in peak status in New York.
Clijsters is playing in only her fourth tournament back after missing closely a year through damage and illness, although powered past Bondarenko in a comfortable style, losing only four points in her first-set stroll.
“I would hate to be Grand Slam-ready right now, seeing as how the US Open is not right now, so I’ll try to peak at the right time,” she said.
“I want to get better on a few things. I definitely want to try and continue to do more and play harder. I am so happy to be back and every match is so fun for me. I just really enjoy it.”
Posted: July 5th, 2011 | Author: Macmarlon | Filed under: Tennis | Tags: Atp, Bethanie Mattek, Caroline Wozniacki, Cincinnati Reds, Consecutive Home Game, Dayton Dragons, Last Monday, Lindsay Davenport, New Faces, Novak Djokovic, Older Sister, Outfield Wall, Portland Trail Blazers, Professional Team, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Sister Venus, Williams Sisters, Wimbledon, Wimbledon Champion | No Comments »
Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic rose to No. 1 in the ATP positions for the first time Monday as expected. It’s the first time in almost 7 1/2 years that a man other than Rafael Nadal or Roger Federer is ranked No. 1.
Nadal is No. 2, and Federer No. 3.
24-year-old Djokovic said last Monday, “Times are changing. It’s good for the sport, I think, to have some new faces.”
Serenhata Williams went down to 175th on the WTA catalog, her lowest mark since 1997. Williams’ older sister Venus went from 30th to 34th.
The one who stayed at 31st after a first-round Wimbledon exit, Bethanie Mattek-Sands, is the highest-ranked U.S. woman.
The last time someone other than one of the Williams sisters was the top American in the WTA standings was January 2007, when Lindsay Davenport was ahead of them.
Caroline Wozniacki stayed at No. 1
According to the teams’ research, the Dayton Dragons, the Cincinnati Reds’ Class A team, are expected to sell out their 815th consecutive home game on Saturday, marking a record for a professional team in North America.
They will pass the Portland Trail Blazers’ mark, with their 7,230 chairs filled and hundreds more fans stretching out on a verdant hill away from the outfield wall, set from 1977 to ’95.
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: June 7th, 2011 | Author: manchingjp | Filed under: Tennis | Tags: Blood Clot, Eastbourne England, Grass Court, New York Times, News Report, Previous Year, Serena Williams, Tennis, Wimbledon, Wimbledon Title | 3 Comments »
According to the news report on New York Times, it was stated that Serena Williams will go back to tennis the week prior to Wimbledon after being sidelined about a year with injuries.
Serena Williams, who has 13 Grand Slam singles titles and was ranked as No. 1 through out the world until last October, will go back for a grass-court tournament in Eastbourne, England, this coming June 13 and after that look to protect her Wimbledon title beginning June 20, according the report on the newspaper.
Operations of her two foot and treatment for a blood clot in her lung have disallowed the American from playing a tournament since Wimbledon previous year. Concerning the website of Williams there was no information of a return.