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Roger Federer has admitted more “link” with the Spanish Rafa Nadal having with Novak Djokovic or Andy Murray, and recognizes that the rankings today for him “are secondary” and confess that in 2013 should not “have played some tournaments” and “no” felt “right”.
“I’ve done and I’ve lived long with him-Nadal. Since five-set matches, to promote a tournament in Qatar, also play the game for Africa. And I went to dinner with him. I know your family well; know your mother, father and sister. Our bond is greater than I have with Novak Djokovic or Andy Murray. And for that reason I feel closer and more connected to Rafa”, admitted Federer, told GQ magazine in the Australian version.
In relation to the friendship among tennis players, Federer spoke about if it can be friend of rivals as a result of his good relationship with Lleyton Hewitt. “I’m not sure how close we are as friends. It will be interesting to see how much we will be in contact once we are out of the loop. But while we continue playing it can not know. I consider myself close to the rest of colleagues because we know each other”, he said. …continue reading
David Ferrer will face today the Italian Fabio Fognini at the end of Buenos Aires, tournament ATP 250 of clay which takes place in the capital of Argentina. In the semifinals the Alicante Murcia defeated Nicolas Almagro (6-4, 6-2), while the Italian frustrated a Spanish an end by defeating Tommy Robredo (3-6, 7-5 and 6-3).
Normally Ferrer, winner of the Argentine tournament in the last two editions and No. 5 in the world ranking, had to start as favorites against Fognini, number 15, but the Italian is now in a great series that has earned him ten consecutive matches , all on clay, after losing in the Australia Open against Djokovic. Fabio was the hero of the tie in Argentina, defeating Monaco Belocq and adding, with the doubles Bolelli for a total 2-3 to Italy. He subsequently won the tournament in Vina del Mar (Chile), four games, and the other four to reach this end.
While Ferrer is in the process of adapting to new coach Jose Altur after spending his entire career under the tutelage of Javier Piles. David, however, had no trouble getting out its semifinal against Nico Almagro, 6-4, 6-2 in one hour and 26 minutes. …continue reading
The France, the Germany and the Switzerland have qualified for the quarter-finals of the Davis Cup after respectively eliminating Australia, the Spain of Rafael Nadal and Serbia without Novak Djokovic, in the first round Saturday at the end of double.
The Germany and the France will compete from 4 to 6 April in France while the Switzerland will find the Belgium or the Kazakhstan.
The Tri Richard Gasquet and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga are taxed in four rounds (5-7, 7-6 (7/4), 6-2, 7-5) on the pair Chris Guccione/Lleyton Hewitt, a day after each won their first simple. …continue reading
Japan has prompted Canada to the threshold of elimination by winning its doubles match in the context of the meeting of the World Group Davis Cup played at the Ariake Coliseum in Tokyo on Saturday.
The tandem of Kei Nishikori and Yasutaka Uchiyama defeated the Canadian duo of Daniel Nestor and Frank Dancevic in four sets 6-3, 7-6, 4-6, 6-4.
The Japan no longer needs that a victory in singles, Sunday, to access the quarter finals in April against the winner of the match up between the Czech Republic and the Netherlands. The two countries were tied 1-1 after the singles matches on the first day of competition. …continue reading
The Swiss Roger Federer signed his presence in the second week of the Australian Open by defeating in one hour and 41 minutes to the Russian Teymuraz Gabashvili, 6-2, 6-2 and 6-3, to be placed in the quarterfinals.
Playing a brilliant court, and almost without sweat shirt, Federer settled the encounter like a formality to the delight of his new coach, Swede Stefan Edberg, and then comparing their current game that showed in 2009 when he won two major in Paris and London, in addition to dispute the late Melbourne and New York.
“It is definitely an exciting time. The last time she (his wife Mirka) was pregnant, I played very well and won Roland Garros and Wimbledon”, said former number one of the world referring to his sweet time playing, and pregnancy his wife, who expects the third of her children. …continue reading
The Laval team Stephanie Dubois has lost her last qualification match 7-5, 6-3 against the Kazakh Zarina Diyas, and will therefore not be the main draw of the Australian Open.
Dubois, 213th to the collation of the WTA, attempts to obtain its place in the first tournament of the Grand Slam of the season for fifth time in career. Her best result in Melbourne is a participation in the second round, it was successful in 2012.
Saturday Dubois escaped the first inning after a battle of 57 minutes with Diyas, 163rd racket in the world. Both players have exchanged service breaks at the end of the handle and it is ultimately the Kazakh who came out on top. …continue reading
Rafael Nadal will be the favorite bread on the board at the Australian Open as it is in the same portion of the array that Andy Murray, Roger Federer and Juan Martin del Potro after the draw made Friday.
Nadal will face Bernard Tomic in the first round and could face del Potro in the quarterfinals and potentially Murray or Federer in the semifinals. Defending champion Novak Djokovic is the other portion of the table along with the third-seeded David Ferrer.
The Canadian Milos Raonic will face Daniel Gimeno-Traver in the first round while his compatriot Vasek Pospisil will take on Samuel Groth. Frank Dancevic and Peter Polanski, they will qualify to enter the main draw. …continue reading
The Spaniards David Ferrer, first favorite, and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez overcame their second round matches and will meet in the quarter-finals of the tennis tournament Auckland (New Zealand). Both had to rally from a set down to overcome two separate tough games.
Ferrer beat the American Donald Young, from the previous player, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-1 in one hour and 55 minutes. García-López got rid of the Colombian Santiago Giraldo 6-7 (7), 6-2, 6-3 in two hours and twenty minutes.
The Spanish Roberto Baptist Agut also gave one of the surprises of the day, beating the French Benoit Paire, sixth seeded, by 6-3 and 6-4. Now he will face the American teenager Jack Sock, who won the second seeded the German Tommy Haas, a double 6-4. …continue reading
The former champions of the United States International Juan Martin del Potro and Samantha Stosur came from the rear to win their games of second round against tough opponents French, Wednesday, during preparatory tournaments disputes in Australia.
Del Potro beat Nicolas Mahut 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the Sydney tournament, while Stosur has withstood two match and managed to win 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (7) Kristina Mladenovic against tournament Hobart.
Stosur has lost all three singles matches at the Hopman Cup last week, and she is looking for confidence for the Australian Open, it will play in her country. She has never gone beyond the fourth round at Melbourne Park. …continue reading
In her first full season in the professional ranks, Eugenie Bouchard made a strong impression, rising from 114th to 32nd in the world. Athlete of Westmount has logically been proclaimed MVP in the country in 2013.
Bouchard, aged 19, was noted at Charleston tournament in April, when she played the quarterfinals after eliminating the passage rising star Laura Robson and Samantha Stosur, while the 9th World.
At her first appearance at a major Grand Slam at Roland Garros table, she lost in the second round against Maria Sharapova. Then at Wimbledon, she scored a victory at the expense of Ana Ivanovic (12) and went to the third round. …continue reading