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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

Kei Nishikori, the first Japanese to break the top 10

Kei Nishikori became the first Japanese to break the top 10 of the ATP rankings on Monday. Nishikori, who occupies the 9 th row, was provided to rank among the top 10 players in the world after defeating Feliciano Lopez 6-4, 6-4 in the quarterfinals of the tournament in Madrid.

“It was an important goal for me to join the top 10, but it is only a week yet commented on the website Nishikori ATP. So I have to continue to offer my best tennis to keep my rank. My goal is not to spend one week in the top 10. I hope to keep my ranking”.

Kei Nishikori

Nishikori, 24 years old, defeated David Ferrer 7-6 (5), 5-7, 6-3 in the semifinals in Madrid before retiring the final on Sunday due to a hip injury while he trailed 2-6, 6-4, 3-0 to Spain’s Rafael Nadal. Nadal keeps its grip on first place in the standings before the Serbian Novak Djokovic and the Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka and Roger Federer. …continue reading

Davis Cup: France, Germany and Switzerland in the quarterfinals

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.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga & Richard Gasquet

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

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

Ferrer brand target final at the U.S. Open

Spanish tennis player David Ferrer, who at age 31 is experiencing one of the highlights of his career, he has set as a goal the next U.S. Open final, said in an interview published today by the Brazilian newspaper O Globo.

“Winning a Grand Slam is very difficult”, said Ferrer, currently number three in the world and who has never won a major tournament, but this year reached the semifinal of Australia Open and the final of Roland Garros, where was defeated by Rafael Nadal.
Ferrer said that, at age 31, his tennis “continues to improve” quoted that last year won his first Masters 1000 and claimed that aims to further “evolve” because its goal is to “play another final of a Grand Slam tournament “. The next and last of this year will be the U.S. Open, which starts on August 26 and in the final of which claims to be.

David Ferrer

However, he admitted that “these things are not easy”, because favorites “as usual”, including quoted the Serbian Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Roger Federer and his compatriot Rafael Nadal, add “very good players who are emerging and can beat anyone”. …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

Nadal supports in Rotterdam to the Richard Krajicek Foundation

The Spanish Rafael Nadal came to Rotterdam to take part in the celebration of the fifteenth anniversary of the Foundation Richard Krajicek, created by former Dutch tennis player with the intention of building sports facilities for children in need.

The current fourth world number, currently occupied in your start-up ready to return to the competition, remained two hours in the Dutch city and participate in any of the events programmed by the organization with Krajicek.

Rafael Nadal

The Spanish played a tennis match with the city of the mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb against Krajicek and a student from school for disadvantaged children, on-site facilities. …continue reading

Djokovic is doubt for Paris Masters, where there are also casualties Federer and Nadal

The Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic sowed doubts Monday of the 1,000 Masters of Paris to engage his participation in the tournament by health problems. Djokovic, who arrived on Wednesday to Paris to prepare for the Masters last year, ended up throwing up a workout with Frenchman Richard Gasquet suspended the afternoon session and annulled an act with his French followers.

The organizers of the tournament are not aware of that going to retire, but no help has been confirmed today that will end the season as number one, no matter what they do in Paris or London Masters Cup, which starts next week.


Confirmed its low, would be the second major absence and last minute of the match, it emerged yesterday that the still number one Roger Federer will not be in Paris to recover from the fatigue accumulated in recent weeks, after losing yesterday also Basel final against Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro. …continue reading

Djokovic eliminated Ferrer and will defend the US Open title to Murray

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 will start with the debut of Federer

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

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