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The biological passport will arrive at the tennis this same season. The International Tennis Federation announced its implementation in a meeting with representatives of the male circuits (ATP), female (WTA) and the four Grand Slam. They join cycling (the first to implement it), athletics and cross country skiing, which will result in a more rigorous doping.
Summarizes and accumulates Passport hematological values of athletes for a while. This allows detecting changes that may be generated by the use of prohibited substances. The ITF earmarked about $ 2.5 million a year to control. But it seemed insufficient.
Novak Djokovic, number one, unveiled in January at the Australia Open which had not had blood tests “in the last six or seven months, were more usual two or three years ago. I do not know what the reason that stopped is”. Rafa Nadal also asked from Acapulco a greater severity and that the results “were make public” to cut thus speculations. Roger Federer and Andy Murray also they were in that line. …continue reading
Finally, Rafael Nadal will not play in Abu Dhabi in the tournament of exhibition. The tennis player of Manacor has explained it well on his official Facebook page:
“I regret much not to compete this year in Abu Dhabi. Everything was prepared and I am eager to return to competition but doctors have forbidden me to compete in Abu Dhabi for a stomach infection that has produced me fever. In Abu Dhabi have always treated me very well and this is the first time that I can not compete in that tournament. My recovery has gone well, my knees are better and as I was eager to return to competition. I am sorry for my fans in the Emirates and throughout the world. I hope to be there next year”.
The come back of Nadal was going to happen this Friday, 183 days after the last game of the eleven times winning Grand Slams, a long wait for the Spanish player. Since being defeated on June 28 in the second round of the Wimbledon tournament by the Czech Lukas Rosol, news about Nadal have been clear by the treatment of his injury, his sufferers in the tournaments that had planned to participate and sometimes his shock. …continue reading
The Tennis Federation of United States announced today that the U.S. Open will be played next year for 15 days, so it will end officially on Monday, September 9.
In the last five years the fourth largest of the season ended on Monday due to rain, so the USTA has finally given official status to that day when the men’s final will be played. The female will move to Sunday, bringing the finalists of both boxes have an extra day of rest. With this decision, the U.S. Open became, along with Roland Garros, in the two Grand Slams that extend its dates to 15 days. Wimbledon is maintained with 13, intermediate for Sunday rest, and the Australia Open continues with 14 days.
The women’s semifinals will be played Flushig Meadows on Friday, 6 September and the final eight on Sunday at 16:30 local time, time that was scheduled before the men’s final. The USTA has also announced that the awards will be increased by four million dollars to a total of 29.5 million, the highest figure in the history of the tournament. …continue reading
The Spanish tennis player Rafa Nadal confirmed that he will compete in Abu Dhabi after more than six months of injury. The serious knee problems that the player has suffered have had him away from competition for half a year and the Mallorcan decided that, this time, he wanted to be 100 percent recovered before reappear. So Nadal has confirmed that in the last days of December will compete.
On 20 November, Nadal confirmed returning to training on a track, which became the final process of recovery. Few weeks later, the player himself has been responsible for ensuring that he will participate in the exhibition tournament Mubadala World Tennis Championship, a competition that will be held between 27th and December 29 in Abu Dhabi.
Through his official account of Facebook, the Spanish tennis player confirmed his long-awaited comeback: “I have really wanted to get back on track in Abu Dhabi. Mubadala won the World Cup in 2009 and 2010 editions, and this year I would like lift the trophy again”, said Nadal, who after a long time offered a fixed date to determine his return to top level competition. …continue reading
The Argentina’s Juan Martin Del Potro was proud to have beaten a “little record” in the Masters Cup, becoming the only player who has beaten Roger Federer twice indoor followed in the last ten years.
Beat that mark “a surprise” for the Argentine, who won in straight sets to Federer and qualified for the semifinals of the tournament that brings in the O2 Arena in London to the top eight of the ATP ranking.
“It was really hard to do that”, said Del Potro after the meeting, stressing that faces the semifinals tomorrow against Novak Djokovic or Andy Murray, with “trust” in their game. …continue reading
The Scotsman Andy Murray, the world number three, overcame a doubtful start in the first match of the Masters Cup to impose as local on the blue track of the London O2 on the Czech Tomas Berdych by 6-3, 6-4 in two hours and eight minutes and 3-6.
Murray serve again in Britain at the end of a season that has more than fulfilled the expectations of the public in the UK, that saw him reach his first Wimbledon final in July and hung the gold medal around his neck in the same scenario few weeks later.
With the win over Berdych, the Scottish adds this course thirteen victories on British tracks for just two defeats: in addition to the duel with Swiss Roger Federer in the central of the All England Club, who relented after a balanced battle of three hours and a half, only Murray has lost another meeting in London, against the France’s Nicolas Mahut in the Queen’s tournament. …continue reading
The Serbian Novak Djokovic, the second seed, won today for 2-6, 6-1, 6-4 and 6-2 to the Spanish David Ferrer, fourth seeded, in the game of the semifinals of the U.S. Open on Saturday postponed by rain, and will defend the title tomorrow before the British Andy Murray.
Djokovic and Murray, seeded third, who on Saturday won 5-7, 6-2, 6-1, 7-6 (9-7) to Czech Tomas Berdych, will play the final on Monday, the fifth consecutive time that happens in the tournament because of the rain, and will be the fifteenth confrontation between both 8-6 lead for the Serbian.
The defending champion reached his third final in a row in the Open after doing everything right with his game when he attacked and defended, was the one who set the tone in the Arthur Ashe court, which moved into Spanish on both sides and forced to commit too many unforced errors. …continue reading
The U.S. Open tennis 2012 starts Monday at the Cathedral of cement in Flushing Meadows with a fancy program that includes the debut of the world number one Roger Federer and Victoria Azarenka, and Olympic champion Andy Murray.
The first date of the last of the four Grand Slam tournaments of the season 2012 has a marathon of 56 games in 14 fields of Arthur Ashe tennis complex, on the outskirts of New York.
The men will complete the first round in three dates, from Monday and even Wednesday, and the women in two. …continue reading
Roger Federer feels at home at Wimbledon, where he won seven of their 17 Grand Slam tournaments. Now he expected to the legendary Stadium of lawn help conquer a large title that has been elusive: the Olympic gold medal in singles.
“I think I have an asterisk next to my statistics”, said Federer on Monday, when he returned to Wimbledon to give interviews after beating the day before Andy Murray and rise for the seventh time with the Wimbledon trophy. “I am a Wimbledon champion again and that gives me more confidence to the Olympics”.
“In fact, I might take some pressure off the fact that he won this year at Wimbledon”. Federer will not be staying in the athletes’ village but rent the house that rents always near the All England Club. …continue reading
Britain’s Andy Murray defeated in the semifinals of Wimbledon to French Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 in two hours and 47 minutes and will fight on Sunday for his first title at the All England Club. After falling in the semifinals in the last three years, the Scottish tennis player managed to overcome that barrier, perhaps more psychological than tennis on the fourth attempt and sealed to an unrecognizable Tsonga their place in the much desired end.
The Glasgow achieved what many of his predecessors failed in more than seventy years and only veteran fans enjoyed seeing a British in the Wimbledon final. They have taken 74 years, since achieved it Bunny Austin in 1938, so United Kingdom is hooked in front of the TV and enjoy the presence of one of their own in the final of the more traditional Grand Slam of all.
Once truce gave the incessant rain over the British capital, the organization decided to reopen the Wimbledon retractable roof used as the center court for the second semifinal of the day there will be played indoors, in contrast to the match between Switzerland’s Roger Federer and Serbian Novak Djokovic. …continue reading