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”.
Stuttgart – The tickets round of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix finals had been won by Li Na. Li defeated Bethanie Mattek-Sands and will challenge defending champion Maria Sharapova.
Competing in the Porsche Arena on Saturday (04/27/2013), Li wins in straight sets over Mattek-Sands. The second seed defeated his opponent by a score of 6-4, 6-3 in 1 hour and 32 minutes.
This victory brings Li to Sharapova in the final. Sharapova first pass after beating Angelique Kerber 6-3, 2-6, 7-5.
Sharapova and Li have met 13 times. So far, Sharapova is still ahead of Li by bagging eight victories.
But, in the last two meetings in the semifinals of the Australian Open, Li became the winner with a score of 6-2, 6-2.
Roger Federer followed Rafael Nadal Click footsteps as the world’s top tennis player who was eliminated in the early round of Wimbledon 2013.
At first glance Federer better luck because this Click the Swiss defeat in the second round while Nadal, who has just won the Grand Slam French Open, directly eliminated in the first round.
But Federer shocks inflicted far greater.
Federer is a seven-time Wimbledon champion and known as the best player on grass, field types used at Wimbledon.
But in the second round which was held on Wednesday afternoon (26/06) in London, Federer lost to both the technical and physical than his opponent, Sergiy Stakhovsky, in a match in straight sets, 6-7, 7-6, 7-5, 7-6 , within three hours.
So Stakhovsky get the last point in the third set, for a few seconds the whole crowd in attendance seemed to pause, and then simultaneously applauded for both players.
Still want bertenis
“I still plan to pursue tennis over the next few years. To me this defeats the normal course.”
While Stakhovsky still could not believe what he had just done, Federer walked to the edge of the field, packing a large bag containing racket and clothing, and walking with bowed head.
No more distinctive smile and a sharp eye spotlight sign of pride.
In a press statement, Federer said, “I had a great moment, a distinct, but also had a difficult time like this. Always you can not continue to have a great moment right?”
“What do you do after a record defeat? For sure do not need to panic. You have to practice again, more loudly,” Federer said.
Is the defeat in the second round, ending the era of Federer in the world tennis stage, asked the reporter.
Then he replied, “No. I’m still planning to pursue tennis over the next few years. To me this defeats the normal course. But for others not because I was always able to reach the quarter-finals in 36 major tournaments.”
Roger Federer has won Wimbledon seven times.
Federer certainly may be planning to continue playing until a few years later.
Accuracy and consistency
But the signs that he is not as good as first also seen clearly in the match against Stakhovsky, tennis player who is ranked 113 in the bottom of Federer.
Federer was able to move quickly, but not as beautiful as it was when he set the rhythm of a deer foot tub.
Is it because of the age factor?
May be due in August later Federer reached the age of 32 years.
Placement and return of the ball is also not as accurate and consistent as before.
Federer fans could argue that this defeat is only ‘accidents’ and hope Federer will rise again.
But look at his performance at Wimbledon this time and some of the other previous games Click, maybe hope it increasingly difficult to realize.
Defending champion Roger Federer Wimbledon tennis tournament was reprimanded for wearing tennis shoes orange soles that violate tournament rules. In the first round match on Monday (against Victor Hanescu on Monday, June 24, Federer wore orange shoes with soles when tournament rules require players to wear white clothing and shoes.
Federer won in the first round. Organizers consider soles seven times Wimbledon champion was against the rules. Therefore, he was ordered not to wear those shoes again during the match at Wimbledon.
“This rule applies to anyone, including Roger Federer.”
The BBC’s Alex Capstick health problems reported Wimbledon tournament rules are very strict, especially regarding the dress code for the players.
“This rule applies to anyone, including Roger Federer,” said Capstick.
The players are only allowed to use a bit of color variation on their shoes and clothing. However further Capstick, this time not only disputed issue dress code. Andre Agassi once refused entry into the tournament because of tight regulations, but he ended up as the provisions comply with the dress code.
In another development, a former player who surprisingly Wimbledon champion Rafael Nadal, Steve Darcis of Belgium withdrew from the tournament because of a shoulder injury.
Players are also women’s retreat is the second seed, Victoria Azarenka, who has not recovered from a knee problem.
London – Britain’s Andy Murray will challenge Novak Djokovic in the final match of tennis Wimbledon 2013. In the semifinals, he won four sets of Jerzy Janowicz.
In a duel that took place on Saturday (06/07/2013) pm dawn, Murray had lost the first set from the 24th-seeded it.
Murray who could rise in the next three sets, eventually managed to win the match by a score of 6-7, 6-4, 6-4, and 6-3.
“The first set was very tough. I had a few chances but he fought back with some good punches. He was on a roll, but I can change the round,” said Murray, as reported by the BBC after the game on.
“I am happy because this is a tough game and completely different from the game that I have played this year.”
“He is a talented player and can not be predicted. He has a good serve, which gives you a bit of rhythm to re-fight with him,” he added.
HAMBURG – Step Roger Federer had stopped at the German Tennis Championships semifinals after losing the fight stright through a set of qualifier, Federico Dulbonis, Sunday (07/21/2013) early morning hrs.
In that match, Federer was beaten 6-7 (7) and 6-7 (4) of Dulbonis, which is a world-ranked 114. Former world number one was lost within one hour, 53 minutes, as well as a second defeat Federer this year from players who rank in the top 100.
“He (Dulbonis) played well, he’s a little more aggressive than I was,” Federer said, as reported by Heraldnet, Sunday (07/21/2013).
Previously, the Swiss tennis player Sergiy Stakhovsky surrendered at hand in the second round of Wimbledon 2013 with a 7-6 (5), 6-7 (5), 5-7, 6-7 (5). Stakhovsky is itself a world-ranked 116.
The victory over Federer, made Dulbonis became the third qualifier to advance to the final of the ATP World Tour this year. At the top of the party, would Dulbonis against Fabio Fognini of Italy.
Fognini aside Spaniard, Nicolas Almargo battle through two sets, and in one hour 49 minutes. In the meantime, this is a failure of Federer this year after winning just one title from nine tournaments.
California – Still remember with Martina Hingis? Former world tennis queen was planning a comeback to the tennis world. Not to a single party ever menjulangkan name, but the doubles where he also has achievements okay.
Hingis, who had won five Grand Slam singles titles, will return to action in the world of tennis in Southern California Open tournament on July 27-August 4.
In the tournament, the Swiss-born tennis player 32 years ago it would pair up with Slovakian tennis player Daniela Hantuchova.
“I’m really looking forward to get back into a competitive game in Southern California Open,” said Hingis in the WTA website and quoted by Reuters.
“The spirit is still very rough and bersaingku I please be on the field,” continued the woman who occupies the WTA rankings even when he was barely 17 years old.
Hingis, who won the Australian Open and Wimbledon at the age of 16 years, retreating from the world of tennis in 2003 due to an ankle injury. At that time he was only 22 years old.
In 2006, he decided to return to the tennis world. He retired again in 2007 after tested positive for cocaine. Hingis was sentenced to two years despite never insisted on taking the banned substance.
Discourse comeback to the tennis world had inception in 2010. At that time he claimed to have been looking for a doubles partner to get back into action to competitive tennis.
In women’s doubles, Hingis scored nine grand slam titles. He also never won a Grand Slam title in mixed doubles.