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Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray in semis

As the sun had just lie on the horizon, Andy Murray finally win in front of Gael Monfils after a foolish game on Wednesday in the quarterfinals of Roland Garros, Rafael Nadal has just had her time to go. This 2014 edition was a little sin by lack of emotion before. This day marked first by rain, which delayed the start three hours of matches, then this fascinating final, helped catch this oversight.

Monfils, seeded N.23, and Murray (N7) have delivered an anthology match, not for the level of play that never peaked by him rather unlikely scenario as. The British, already semi-finalist in Paris in 2011, won in five sets 6-4, 6-1, 4-6, 1-6, 6-0, after helplessly witnessed the awakening of Monfils in the third and the fourth inning.

Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray

As if he had better digested the long wait due to rain, Murray first appeared much more bite than the French, strangely passive in the first two sets. But the latter, true to his reputation as a whimsical character, was suddenly awakened in the third. He began to hit with the force of desperation in each ball. …continue reading

Federer acknowledges more closeness with Nadal than with Djokovic

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.

Roger Federer

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

Australian Open: Nadal will have work cut out

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.

Rafael Nadal

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

Fognini saved three match and won in Hamburg

Fabio Fognini except three balls of party and became the first Italian to win the tournament in Hamburg today to defeat in the final against the Argentinean Federico Delbonis, by 4-6, 6-7 (8) and 6-2.

Everything seemed to be in favor of Delbonis which have won today would have closed a fantastic week after leaving the qualifying, save two balls of the match against the Spanish Fernando Verdasco in the quarterfinals, and become the executioner of the Swiss Roger Federer in the semi-finals.

Fabio Fognini

But in the first ATP final of his career, the lefthander Blue he lacked the magic moment of the definition. He had in the first match that decided in the tiebreaker, where he acted brave and placed an open sharply angled kick. But his backhand volley crashed into the tape, after a good rest of the Alps. …continue reading

Del Potro makes an appointment for the second round atWimbledon

The Argentine tennis player Juan Martin del Potro cleared all his fantasies today to qualify for the second round of Wimbledon with victory in 1 hour and 55 minutes 7-5, 7-6 (3), 6-0 before the Slovenian Grega Zemlja. 

Del Potro, seeded eighth, decided to solvency and a shock to his left knee, a party challenging and demanding, the outcome was decided by a few points. The Slovenian Zemlja, number 55 in the world, sold face his defeat on track 12 of the All England Club, where hours earlier had fallen removed the also Argentine Juan Monaco, twenty second favorite at Wimbledon. 

Del Potro

An air of tranquility in both players dominated the first set, which seemed destined to tie until Zemlja committed several unforced errors and dropped serve the Argentine in the eleventh game. With 39 minutes developed at these workshops could be refined, the Tandil had already been pocketed the partial and retracing the path to a victory that had already experienced in 2012, when he won the twelfth title of his career against the Slovenian in Vienna on hard surface.  …continue reading

The tennis adopts the biological passport as in cycling

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

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

Nadal will not be in Abu Dhabi for a stomach infection

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 men’s final of the U.S. Open will be played on Monday officially

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.

U.S. Open

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

Nadal confirmed that he will be playing in Abu Dhabi after six months without competing

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.

Rafael Nadal

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

I’ve broken a small record: Del Potro

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.

Del Potro

“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