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The Czech Republic beat Serbia 3-2 and retained the Davis Cup, its third in total, after the victory of Radek Stepanek on Dusan Lajovic, 6-3, 6-1, 6-1, when the last singles played Sunday in Belgrade in the classroom on hard.
Czech veteran defeated 117th player in the world 6-3, 6-1, 6-1, confirming its victory on his first match point by performing a perfect fly. Thousands of Czechs move to Belgrade Arena then erupted in joy, blowing trumpets and beating drums to celebrate the event.
Stepanek became the first player in the history of the tournament to seal the end of two consecutive finals in the fifth game. He had done the same time the Spaniard Nicolas Almagro last year. …continue reading
The Argentine tennis player David Nalbandian in Buenos Aires announced today that he will retire after clashing with the Spanish Rafael Nadal, on display next November 23 in Argentina. “It’s a difficult day because I leave the activity that gave me everything”, said one of the most successful Argentine players recently at a press conference.
“The shoulder does not give me more, I responded well. And so I can not compete”, he said. David Nalbandian, of 31 years, underwent surgery on his right hip and suffered four years ago last February an injured right shoulder which was operated and could not play the semifinal of Davis Cup which the Argentine team played against Czech Republic.
“The images that make me tear up are the Davis Cup. Affection of the people, the atmosphere that live there do not live anywhere, maybe that’s a thorn, but he well”, he said. …continue reading
The Spanish tennis has lived one year in 2012 bittersweet. While Rafa Nadal, the most important player of this country, has experienced one of the worst years of his career due to injury, David Ferrer has enjoyed the best season of his life. In fact, the good work of Javea tennis served to get us to forget, in part, the problems that the Spaniard has lived throughout the year.
David Ferrer can boast of being the best player of 2012. The Alicante has been the player who has achieved more wins around the circuit (76), which has raised more titles throughout the year (7) and the one next to Roger Federer can win a trophy on three different surfaces. The Spanish has been a spectacular year that has allowed finishing the season in fifth place in the ATP ranking.
Auckland, Buenos Aires, Acapulco, Hertogenbosch, Bastad, Valencia and Paris Bercy were the titles won by the Alicante player. But, if in doubt, deserves special mention made in Gaul, to become the first Masters 1000 title of his career. At 30 years, Ferrer got first in his life such a degree of importance, an achievement that surely will not forget and that served to crown one year unmatched. …continue reading
The Alicante David Ferrer, number five in the world rankings, has been voted the best Spanish player of the year by the Association of Journalists of Tennis (APT).
Ferrer, who has already received this award in 2006, equals Rafa Nadal, also twice elected in the list of winners. The Alicante was elected in 2002 as a player revelation.
The player of the Javea has won this season seven tournaments on the ATP tour, beating Roger Federer, including his first ‘Masters 1000′ in Paris. Furthermore, Ferrer was also a key part of the Spanish Davis Cup team for reaching the final, the fourth in his Charts, without knowing the defeat in his six matches. …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 Spanish pair consisting of Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez doubles champions were crowned tournament in Rome by winning with a comfortable 6-3, 6-2 victory over Poland’s Lukasz Kubot and Serbia’s Janko Tipsarevic.
In an hour and twenty minutes were undone the Spaniards of their rival, after dominating also in semifinals for 6-4 and 6-1 to the couple formed by the Indian Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna for 6-4 and 5-1.
Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez, that this year they have become the couple of the double one of the Spanish team in Davis Cup, and also they have begun play together in the circuit, they reached their fifth end as couple. …continue reading
During the past weekend the rooms of end of the Cup were played Davis 2012 and we have to say that the winners will permit us to see some of the better series of the last times in the semifinals to be disputed in September.
Beginning for the Latin Americans, the team of Argentina obtained the passage to its third semifinal of Cup Davis consecutive thanks to a 4-1 obtained set against Croatia in a clash that was a lot more hard than indicates the result.
As usual, the series is defined in the doubles and the first game on Sunday, in which Juan Martin del Potro used all his might to get a win in three sets against Marin Cilic. …continue reading
We all know that in the last decade, the tennis has been dominated by three players, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, but that does not mean that great players have not passed by the courts of the world for this type.
One of these players is the Croatian Ivan Ljubicic, who surprised everyone in the sport to announce his retirement from professional tennis after participating in the Monte Carlo Masters, which will be held between 14 and 22 April.
In confirming his retirement, the 32-year-old player said that the decision was one of the most difficult of his life, but he plans to stay involved with the sports world and if possibly help from outside the courts. …continue reading
One of the most powerful weapons than any player can include in your arsenal, is the kick. While an initial shot to get the best does not guarantee that will gain the collation, it can be decided by the road between defeat and victory.
So today we’ll talk the active player who has the best server of all, we mean the Croatian Ivo Karlovic. Karlovic serve not only has the most dangerous of all players male, it is also the highest active player, measuring just over 2.05 meters.
It is precisely its large size, and for obvious reasons, his enormous physical strength, which helps give you great power to their serves. It is one of the players made more aces per game, in fact, had the record for most number of aces made in a single game, with 78, which was broken in the longest match in history, by Isner and Mahut. …continue reading