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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
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 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 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 Argentine Juan Martin del Potro won the final today in the Swiss Roger Federer 6-4, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (3) to win the tournament for the first time in Basel and list his fourth title in far this season. In the ninth disputed final at home Federer, Del Potro snatched the win in two hours and 44 minutes to take the title thirteenth of his career.
Only the Serbian Novak Djokovic in 2009, the British Tim Henman in 2001 and the Swede Thomas Enqvist in 2000, were able to stop Federer in the final in his hometown, where he struggled to win this year’s sixth title in this tournament.
Del Potro was prevented by his record in the first set, which took the only break point before it, and was able to finish the job after the second, having taken one in the eleventh game of this part. Federer won the first tiebreaker in the afternoon after dominating this game with 4-1 short entry. …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
The German tennis player Tommy Haas was shown capable to continue giving surprises at the age of 34 upon defeating Sunday by 7-6(5) and 6-4 to the Swiss one Roger Federer in the final of the Halle Open, putting an end to a drought of three years without titles.
Haas, who needed an invitation to dispute the tournament that is played in courts of lawn in its country due to that occupies the position 87 of the world rankings, was declared likewise “puzzled” with its unexpected classification to the end.
The Teutonic one was shown still more amazed Sunday after conquering to Federer, of 30 years and an old rival one that was the great favorite to conquer its sixth title in the contest that serves of preparation for the British Open in Wimbledon. …continue reading
The German Philipp Kohlschreiber eliminated Friday the Spanish Rafael Nadal on grass tournament in Halle (Germany), a 6-3, 6-4 in one hour and twenty minutes. So far Nadal and Kohlschreiber had faced, whether in earth or concrete, nine times, which was always defeated the Spanish. Now in the first match on grass won the German, who defends title in Halle.
With a game based on a consistent serve and avoiding the most of the rallies from the back of the court, Kohlschreiber ended his “nemesis” in the circuit and presents its options to final victory.
From the kick-off the German player was clearly dominant, to be with a 3-0 after breaking in the second game of the Spanish service. This brilliant start Kohlschreiber had few clear numbers: the first twenty points played, the German won Nadal fifteen to five. …continue reading