Jakarta – Maria Sharapova appoint Jimmy Connors as his new coach. Connors replaces Thomas Hogstedt which has already agreed to part with Sharapova.
After three years of working together, Hogstedt and Sharapova agreed to part ways on Friday (07/12/2013) local time. Due to personal reasons, the Swede could not accompany Sharapova in tournaments to come.
To replace Hogstedt, Sharapova lifted Connors as coach. Men from the United States who collected eight grand slam titles before is coach Andy Roddick.
“I’m happy to announce that Jimmy Connors would be my new coach,” Sharapova wrote on her official website as quoted by Sky Sports.
“I’ve known Jimmy for many years and we had worked together in 2008 before the Australian Open,” said two of the world tennis rankings.
“I’m very excited with this new partnership and look forward to the upcoming tournament,” he said.
After being eliminated in the second round at Wimbledon last, Sharapova is now preparing for the next Grand Slam, the U.S. Open will be held on 26 August to 9 September next.
London – The success of Andy Murray a champion at Wimbledon in 2013 also could not be separated from the role of coach, Ivan Lendl. Murray did not hesitate to give praise for his coach.
Murray came out as the champion at Wimbledon after defeating Novak Djokovic in the final round on Sunday (07/07/2013) night local time, with a score of 6-4, 7-5, 6-4. The win makes Murray the first British man to win Wimbledon after Fred Perry did 77 years ago.
Murray has become a more consistent player since handled by Lendl in the early 2012. After being trained by a guy who has eight grand slam titles – except Wimbledon – it is, Murray won several prestigious titles such as the 2012 Olympic gold medal, the U.S. Open in 2012, and now Wimbledon 2013.
“He believed me when a lot of people do not. He remained with me through some heavy defeats in recent years. He was very patient with me,” said Murray was quoted as saying by Reuters.
“I’m glad I managed to do this for him. He would love to win here, but I think this is the best thing for him,” added the 26-year-old tennis player.
Murray specifically mentions that his coach had a major role in polishing mentality. He said that Lendl makes it a lot to learn from previous defeats.
“He has made me learn more than I can defeat more than ever. He always tells me what he thinks. And in tennis, is not always easy to do that in the relationship of players and coaches,” said Murray.
“He makes me a little different mentality in the face of matches like this,” said the world number two world ranking was added.
London – Britain’s Andy Murray, had the opportunity to chat with legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson, after the match against Fernando Verdasco. He claimed to get precious knowledge.
Manchester United’s former manager was watching the match Murray in the quarter-finals at Wimbledon, winning stage five sets: 4-6, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4, 7-5 victory over Verdasco. Sitting next to captain Manchester United, Nemanja Vidic, Fergie looks so enjoy the game.
Shortly after the match, Murray and Ferguson face to face and conduct a brief chat. On this occasion, the 26-year tennis player sermon was given by a man who had 26 years of poor across the world of football with Manchester United.
“I talked to him after the game for 15 or 20 minutes. We talked about many things, about his retirement, mostly about football. At the end of the conversation I told many things about the tournament, but I do not too much about the game itself,” said the Mirror quoted Murray and Sportsmole.
“He’s more of giving me advice about how to cope with the pressure and expectations, things like that.
“Getting advice like that from the figure seems very valuable. So I will not tell too much,” joked.
Domor two world players that advanced to the semifinals and will face the world ranking of 22, Jerzy Janowicz in the semifinals tonight.
London – Marion Bartoli managed to realize the dream of magnitude in the world of professional tennis. The Frenchman has just won his first Grand Slam title after Wimbledon champion so.
Bartoli came out as champions after defeating Sabine Lisicki in the final match on Centre Court the All England Club on Saturday (07/06/2013) evening hrs. He won in straight sets 6-1, 6-4 in 1 hour and 21 minutes.
This is the first time Bartoli won the Grand Slam title after struggling in 47 Grand Slam tournaments. He had the right to take home the prize money of 1.6 million pounds (about USD 23.7 billion).
This success also makes Bartoli as the first French tennis player to win a Grand Slam title since Amelie Mauresmo, who is now a coach, doing the same thing in 2006.
“I still can not realize that I was a Wimbledon champion.’s So happy,” said Bartoli in the tournament’s official website.
“As a professional player, your dream is to win the Grand Slam. You dreamed it every day. You think about it every day,” he added.
“So, when it was finally realized, you have achieved something that you dream for millions of hours,” said the 28-year-old.
“I won in straight sets. I did not drop a set throughout the tournament. Fact, in a perfect dream I once did, I could not imagine a moment like that.’s More than just perfect,” said Bartoli.
HAMBURG – Step Roger Federer in the German Open 2013 tournament was almost left behind. Former world number one was forced to play three sets to get a ticket to the semifinals.
The Swiss was playing for the third time in Hamburg since the shocking ringworm in the second round at Wimbledon. Federer finished the fight Florian Mayer 7-6 (7/4), 3-6, 7-5 in the quarterfinals.
Mayer games is not too bad when compared with the ranking belongs to Federer. He ranks 45th, while Federer is the fifth. However, FedEx, appeared very tough.
“I only blame myself. Federer did not play my best. I get a great chance to win and almost scared against players with big names, “regrets Mayer, with a tone of disappointment, Yahoosport reported on Saturday (20/07/2013).
In the later semifinal match, Federer had won the title in the German Open in 2002, 2004-05 and 2007, it will face Federico Delbonis, Sunday early morning.
Tommy Haas ambition to win the title in Hamburg aground already. The German player must recognize the benefits of Fabio Fognini 6-2, 6-4, which is seeded 12th. Fognini next opponent is Nicolas Almagro, who knocked out Juan Monaco in the quarterfinals.
Once finished resistance Novak Djokovic in the final of Wimbledon 2013, Andy Murray celebrates victory with a ride into the stands and hugged his coach, Ivan Lendl.
Former Republic became the first to get a thank you from the Murray.
This can be understood as due to the cold hands of Lendl, Murray turned into one of the most formidable players in the world.
The results are two trophies won Grand Slam, the U.S. Open and Click Wimbledon, Sunday (07/07).
Title at Wimbledon has a special meaning because Murray end Britain’s drought by champion at Wimbledon that has lasted 77 years.
Click the expectations are very big, which is placed on the shoulders of Murray can be overcome, and he won three straight sets against Djokovic, the world number one at the moment.
Murray and Lendl have in common.
They are two players in the world are equally failed to win in the first four Grand Slam finals.
So, Lendl knows very well how it feels when Murray seemed powerless against an opponent in the final of the Australian Open or Wimbledon.
Though Murray never faced an opponent he defeated in a non-Grand Slam tournament. But once down in the tournament, Murray aura immediately seemed to fade.
This situation changed with Lendl asked Murray to fully believe that Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Djokovic also defeated in a Grand Slam tournament.
The confidence to change the style and approach of Murray.
He is now more common, more often ran up to the net, and hit your opponent. Attempts to inject a winning mentality Murray brain has resulted.
Murray’s former coach Miles Maclagan, said counsel as he is already been conveyed to Murray.
“What is said Lendl told Murray was frequently mentioned,” Maclagan said to the media in the UK.
“The difference is the advice Lendl may seem more meaningful because it was issued by a person who had won eight Grand Slam tournaments,” said Maclagan.
Monte Carlo – Novak Djokovic came out as the winner in the Monte Carlo Masters after beating Rafael Nadal in the final. Djokovic’s success made him break the dominance of Nadal, who had so long triumphed.
In the match at the Monte Carlo Country Club on Sunday (04/21/2013) night local time, Djokovic was very good. Instead, Nadal like having anticlimactic and many make their own mistakes. Djokovic won in straight sets 6-2, 7-6 in 1 hour and 52 minutes.
The first set Djokovic completely overpowered. He is so easy to accelerate from the start and winning 5-0. Although Nadal had won two games later, Djokovic did not waste the opportunity and seize this set.
In the second set, Nadal began to flourish. He broke Djokovic to lead 3-2 and then won the next game.
Two points ahead, Nadal could not take advantage of the momentum. Djokovic could equalize 4-4. Djokovic finally managed to end the game after he won the tie-break with the score 7-1.
This is the first title Djokovic in this tournament. World number one tennis player’s son also ended the dominance of Nadal, who has eight consecutive years always champion in Monte Carlo.
It is also the third title Djokovic this year. Previously, he was a champion at the Australian Open and Dubai Tennis Championships.
Stuttgart – Petra Kvitova qualify for the second round of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix after defeating Annika Beck. Meanwhile, Caroline Wozniacki could not go far because immediately foundered.
Facing Beck at Porsche Arena on Wednesday (24/04/2013), Kvitova had to fight hard. The fifth seed eventually won after a long fight three sets in 2 hours 26 minutes. He won 7-5, 6-7, and 6-3.
Kvitova will face opponents in the second half is Julia Goerges or Kirsten Flipkens.
Wozniacki suffered misfortune. Former world number one tennis player must immediately lift the suitcase after defeated Carla Suarez Navarro 6-7, 1-6.
In other matches, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova won the duel fellow Russian. Pavlyuchenkova beat Ekaterina Makarova 6-7, 7-5, 6-4 in the second round and will challenge third seed Angelique Kerber.
Lucie Safarova also advanced to the second round after beating Mona Barthel 6-4, 6-1. Safarova will fight defending champion Maria Sharapova in the second round.
Stuttgart – Maria Sharapova advanced to the semifinals of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix tournament. In the quarterfinals, Sharapova frustrate Ana Ivanovic 7-5, 4-6, and 6-4.
Sharapova had to fight all three sets against Ivanovic at Porsche Arena on Saturday (04/27/2013) pm dawn. This is almost the same as when he takes 3 hours to beat Lucie Safarova day before.
Russian tennis player was leading 4-1 in the third set before finally sealed his victory with a score of 6-4.
After the match, Sharapova admitted that the match took place heavy for him.
“It is very difficult to move my body. I need a little time to warm up. This is one tough game,” he said as quoted by AP.
“Anna is more resilient, have a more powerful forehand, and I have to bend over backwards to the end. Glad I was finally able to escape.”
In the semifinal Sharapova will face Angelique Kerber. Previously, Kerber won 6-3, 7-6 (2) over Yaroslava Shvedova.
Facing the number one in the world in the final round of the Wimbledon tournament is definitely not an easy matter, but according to Andy Murray’s challenge will turn into a remarkable achievement that successfully won.
“It’s simple: I have to do everything well against Novak. I can not let one or two parts of my game is not growing,” said Murray, who is now the world number two in a special column written for the BBC.
When asked whether the game on Sunday (07/06) this will be the game terakbarnya during career, Murray said winning a Wimbledon tournament has always been a pinnacle of achievement in sports, but he hopes there will be a similar final parties.
“So we have to wait until one day I stopped playing (tennis) and could look backwards to decide where the biggest fight of my career.”
If Djokovic overcame resistance today, Murray will become the first British man in 77 years to restore the Wimbledon trophy to his native land.
But since the beginning of Murray knows exactly how fierce resistance which could be demonstrated by the Serbian tennis player was in critical point as the final round this time.
Murray example shows how the fitness of Djokovic’s physical condition that could confer resistance to rival Click for hours.
“He’s unbelievable shape lately, might have to face him for five-six hours is very tiring.”
But Murray said in the face of such a possibility was that he was doing a series of hard and disciplined preparation including the trivial matter such as maintaining food intake.
“Click Once (escaped) party quarterfinals I eat a bar of chocolate, but do not worry there is no other feast before the final.”
The 26-year-old bachelor said there would be “something bad food until after the final”.