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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.
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
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 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.
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
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
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
Rafael Nadal announced on this Wednesday that he has a wound in a knee and suspended a game in exhibition that would play July 14 against Novak Djokovic in the stadium Santiago Bernabeu of the Real Madrid.
The Spanish tennis player said in an announcement that he has to rest during 15 days to be recovered of a “tendonitis in the patellar tendon” and to be recovered to dispute the Olympic Games of London.
“On Monday I was with the doctors and I began the processing of recovery with the objective to arrive in good conditions to the Olympics of London and to represent again to Spain”, indicated Rafael Nadal. …continue reading
David Ferrer, fifth tennis player of the world and unique Spanish that continues ahead in Wimbledon, exceeded the second round of the tournament in London today to impose the Argentine Juan Martin del Potro, ninth favorite, for 6-3, 6-2 and 6-3 in an hour and 58 minutes.
Ferrer, who in his nine previous appearances at Wimbledon had not passed this round, will face local hero in the quarterfinals at the All England Club, Andy Murray, fourth in the ATP and Grand Slam semifinalist eternal lawn (has fallen the penultimate clash in the last three editions of the tournament).
Both pass through part of the picture clearer since the Spanish Rafael Nadal, seeded second this year on the grass of London, fell by surprise in the early rounds against Czech Lukas Rosol unknown, number 100 of the ATP. …continue reading
The script planned this year at Wimbledon was ruled to fall in the second round the world number two, the Spanish Rafael Nadal, who faltered against Czech Lukas Rosol, debuting in the tournament, 6-7 (9), 6-4, 6-4, 2-6 and 6-4 in three hours and 18 minutes.
Rosol, number 100 of the ATP, unhinged from the first set to Nadal, who fell in the second round of a Grand Slam since 2005, this same scenario, and that ended up giving the fifth set after feinting with the comeback in the fourth.
After a first set in which the Spaniard has already suffered more than necessary, the Czech began a revolt that ended with Nadal on the ropes late in the third set. …continue reading
The Spanish Rafael Nadal, winner this season in Monte Carlo and Barcelona tournament, opens against the winner of the match between Russian Nikolay Davydenko and Croatian Ivo Karlovic at the Mutua Madrid Open.
The Spanish player was crowned champion of this tournament in the editions of 2005 and 2010, and is free in the first round, like the rest of the favorites. Djkovic Novak, world number one and defending champion, will start the tournament against the winner between two players from the previous phase.
The Swiss Roger Federer, third, will be against the winner of the duel between the Canadian Milos Raonic and Argentine David Nalbandian and will face against Spanish David Ferrer in a hypothetical semi-final. …continue reading