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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

Federer wins without breaking a sweat and recalling his best tennis

The Swiss Roger Federer signed his presence in the second week of the Australian Open by defeating in one hour and 41 minutes to the Russian Teymuraz Gabashvili, 6-2, 6-2 and 6-3, to be placed in the quarterfinals.

Playing a brilliant court, and almost without sweat shirt, Federer settled the encounter like a formality to the delight of his new coach, Swede Stefan Edberg, and then comparing their current game that showed in 2009 when he won two major in Paris and London, in addition to dispute the late Melbourne and New York.

Roger Federer

“It is definitely an exciting time. The last time she (his wife Mirka) was pregnant, I played very well and won Roland Garros and Wimbledon”, said former number one of the world referring to his sweet time playing, and pregnancy his wife, who expects the third of her children. …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

Roger Federer is relaunching face to Richard Gasquet

Roger Federer was revived in the race for the semifinals of the Masters in London on Thursday with a 6-4, 6-3 in the French Richard Gasquet, who can begin to pack her bags.

Beaten by Serbian Novak Djokovic in the opening, the Swiss will play qualification Saturday against Argentine Juan Martin Del Potro, while Gasquet has only a slim hope of reaching the last four.

Roger Federer

His last hope might even flying on Thursday night if Del Potro beat Djokovic in the second game of the day. After resisting for Del Potro in three sets Monday, the number one French appeared less fit to Federer in a scrappy match between two players capable of beating sublime but also guilty of striking absences. …continue reading

David Nalbandian will retire after playing against Rafa Nadal

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.

David Nalbandian

“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

Federer and Djokovic dominate and are already in second round

The Swiss tennis player Roger Federer wasn’t without problems his commitment to first round at the U.S. Open, the fourth and final ‘Grand Slam’ of the season, to overcome in three sets (6-3, 6-2, 7-5) to the Slovenian Grega Zemlja, which just might disturb the five times champion in New York. Federer, seventh head of series, went to the Arthur Ashe Stadium prepared to not waste time, after that the rain should postpone his premiere on the first day.

And the Slovenian Zemlja served as ‘sparring’ before the hurricane of the Swiss. The tennis player of Basel decided when and how to achieve the ‘break’ in each sleeve, in the final stretch of the first and at the beginning of the second half, to strike the blow hard moral more imaginable to his rival, who could not stand. In just 48 minutes the Swiss had won two sets without barely breaking a sweat, dominating placidly from the bottom and serving at a high level.

Roger Federer

His sensations, unbeatable, contrasted with the suffering of the Slovenian to earn points, either with his pull or the rest, when Federer pressed. The third set, somewhat longer, repeated context. Federer broke in the second part of the set and served for 5-3. Zemlja However, the edge of the abyss, caste pulled shut to prevent the match Federer again in the fast lane. He managed his only ‘break’ the game and continued his duel. …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

Ferrer reached the number three ranking for the first time

The Spanish David Ferrer has reached, for the first time in his career and at the age of 31, number three of the ATP world rankings thanks to the Swiss Roger Federer falling to fifth place, rather than not occupied for 10 years.

Ferrer has sealed his best start this week with its entry in the ‘top 3′ of the ATP, a position he had never occupied since starting his career in 2000.

David Ferrer

Federer, meanwhile, has seen his defeat in the second round of Wimbledon against the Ukrainian Sergiy Stakhovsky has been assumed that, as the defending champion, lost 1,955 points and thus the number three, giving way to the Spanish David Ferrer and Rafael Nadal, located now in third and fourth place respectively. …continue reading

Djokovic meets a day pass through water at Roland Garros

Novak Djokovic suffered but did not fail in his debut on Tuesday inParis against the promising young Belgian David Goffin, on a day marked by rain in the best racket in the world took a step towards his big goal: add his first Roland Garros.

Djokovic’s game started late, after rain flooded much of the morning and force Parisian delay the entire schedule of games and even to cancel fourteen games.

Novak Djokovic

After a difficult first set forBelgrade, in which the young Belgian winners scored more points than his opponent (39 for 36), Djokovic managed to take the sleeve. But the problems continued the second against a guy last year and managed to snatch a set off Roger Federer and win the admiration of their French neighbors. …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

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