Friday, September 18, 2009


The world No.1 Roger Federer has been fined $1,500 for using a profanity while arguing with the chair umpire during the U.S. Open final. He also lost his first ever US open since 2003.

CBS microphones picked up the exchange during its live broadcast of the match.

Tournament spokesman Chris Widmaier says Federer is being docked the same amount as two other players Vera Zvonareva and Daniel Koellerer for audible obscenity.

Widmaier says a total of $31,500 in fines is being collected by the tournament, topped by Serena Williams $10,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct. She was also fined $500 for racket abuse. Daniel Nestor was docked $5,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct toward a fan.


Very brilliant player Roger federer slips his US open this time to Del Potro and He won his first time US open tournament.

Two points from victory against inexperienced, unheralded Del Potro of Argentina -- and two points from a sixth consecutive title at Flushing Meadows and a record-extending 16th Grand Slam overall -- Federer, quite simply, fell apart Monday.

He railed at the chair umpire. His legs grew weary. His double-faults mounted. He could not figure out a way to stop the 6-foot-6 del Potro from pounding forehands past him. In a result as surprising for who lost as how it happened, the sixth-seeded del Potro came back to win his first Grand Slam title by upsetting the No. 1-seeded Federer 3-6, 7-6 (5), 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-2.


The No.3 seed Serena williams set about repairing self-inflicted damage to her image Monday, first winning the U.S. Open doubles title with her sister and then taking on the more complex task of explaining her actions and feelings in the wake of her shocking on-court outburst in Saturday's singles semifinal. She just over reacted in the current situation and she apolizes for it.

"I just really wanted to apologize sincerely, because I'm a very prideful person and I'm a very intense person and a very emotional person," Williams said. "I wanted to offer my sincere apologies to anyone that I may have offended." She said she had been humbled by the experience.

Monday, August 17, 2009


World number one Dinara Safina demolished the previously in-form Flavia Pennetta for the loss of just two games to make the Cincinnati final.

The Russian won 6-2 6-0 in just 56 minutes to bring an end to Pennetta's 15-match unbeaten run that had included titles in Palermo and Los Angeles.

The Italian had blisters on her feet and played with her right ankle taped.

Safina will face fifth seed Jelena Jankovic in the final after the Serbian beat Elena Dementieva.

Jankovic had a very different route to the final, with a topsy-turvy 7-6 (7-2) 0-6 7-6 (8-6) victory in a match that saw 13 breaks of serve and 25 double faults.

"I can't believe I won this match," said Jankovic, who was 6-2 down in the third-set tie-break before winning six points in a row to clinch the victory.

"Every match I feel better," said Safina. "Today, stepping on the court, I was feeling very good and confident. I was feeling very good stepping in."

Pennetta said: "She was playing much better than me. I was a little bit tired, of course, but I didn't lose for that. She was playing unbelievable."


Britain's Andy Murray completed a superb week by fighting back to beat Juan Martin del Potro in the final of the Montreal Masters.

The 22-year-old Scot defeated the world number six from Argentina 6-7 (4-7) 7-6 (7-3) 6-1 for his 13th career title, and fourth at the elite Masters level.

By reaching the final, Murray had guaranteed that he will move to second in the new world rankings on Monday.

He heads to Cincinnati next week to defend the title he won last year.

Following that is the US Open where Murray reached last year's final, only to be beaten by world number one Roger Federer.

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But the British number one has put any thoughts of going one better at Flushing Meadows on the back burner.

"I feel like I've got a good chance of doing well at the US Open, but each week is different and I'm not going to get too far ahead of myself. I'll just focus on Cincinnati," Murray said.

Despite becoming the first Briton in 128 years to lift the Canadian title, Murray considered breaking the duopoly of Federer and Nadal a bigger achievement, though he clearly enjoyed his success in Canada.

"I've won a couple of Masters now, so it still feels great, but the number two - maybe because it's something different - that means maybe a little bit more, but winning a tournament here is still great," he added.

Del Potro was playing in his first Masters 1000 final and for much of the second set looked like taking the title, but Murray's superior fitness played a huge part as he outlasted the 20-year-old in the hot conditions.

After a cagey start that yielded just one break point in the opening 12 games, Murray appeared to just have the edge going into the tie-break, but Del Potro made the breakthrough with a surprise chip-and-charge return to lead 5-4 and two good serves gave him the set.

Murray then won a gripping game at the start of the second by converting his fourth break point when Del Potro put a backhand wide, but he let a 30-0 lead slip in the following game to hand his hard-earned advantage straight back.

Del Potro had beaten Murray for the first time in four meetings on clay in Madrid last time out and has been in tremendous form, winning in Washington last week and extending his unbeaten run to 10 matches in Montreal.

The momentum was certainly with him as the second set progressed and when Murray missed two more break points in game nine, the Argentine was on the brink at just a game away from the title.

Finally, and with perfect timing, the Murray serve began to click into gear and he held his nerve superbly to force a second tie-break, despite clearly being unhappy when Del Potro called an injury time-out for treatment to his shoulder.

Some brilliant scrambling from the Briton earned him the crucial break for 5-3 in the tie-break and he quickly levelled the match from there.

That effectively ended the Del Potro challenge and, as Murray's game went from strength to strength, the Argentine's legs appeared to have gone beneath him.

Murray swept into a 4-0 lead and, despite losing one of the breaks when a now free-swinging Del Potro connected with a few returns, the new world number two sealed victory with an ace after two hours and 42 minutes.


Rafael Nadal was only on court for 36 minutes on his singles comeback as his opponent David Ferrer retired hurt at the Montreal Masters.

Nadal was back in action after 10 weeks out with knee problems, and was trailing 4-3 in a scrappy first set when fellow Spaniard Ferrer pulled out.

Ferrer played with one knee taped and twice required visits from the trainer before calling it quits.

"I'm very sorry it had to end like this," said defending champion Nadal.

The world number two saved six break points in the fourth game before losing serve, only to break Ferrer again in the seventh game before the early end.

"I must be happy, because I didn't play terrible. In the next round, I have another chance to continue to improve. Every match, every game is important to feel better for me.

"My knees felt OK, but I need more days to have a real test."

Thursday, August 6, 2009


Lleyton Hewitt began his summer hard-court campaign with victory over US wildcard Donald Young at the Legg Mason Tennis Classic in Washington DC.
Hewitt, contesting his first tournament since losing to Andy Roddick in the Wimbledon quarter-finals, reached round two with a 7-5 6-2 win.
Russia's Mikhail Youzhny required three sets to overcome Robert Kendrick, eventually prevailing 7-5 3-6 6-1.
Philipp Petzschner came from behind to beat Teimuraz Gabashvili 4-6 6-3 6-4.
Former world number one Hewitt, 28, the 2004 champion in Washington, said: "It's always hard after a few weeks off, so it's nice to get through in straight sets."

Top seed Andy Roddick, a three-times winner of the event, will play either fellow American Robby Ginepri or Benjamin Becker of Germany in his first match on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, British number two Alex Bogdanovic enjoyed a morale-boosting win in round one of the Odlum Brown Van Open in Vancouver.
The 25-year-old left-hander beat Dutch qualifier Igor Sijsling 6-2 5-7 7-5 to set up a second-round meeting with American Scoville Jenkins.


Marin Cilic suffered a shock second-round defeat by Indian qualifier Somdev Devvarman in the ATP Legg Mason Tennis Classic in Washington DC.
The Croat produced numerous unforced errors during the 7-5 6-4 loss to world number 153 Devvarman.

Defending champion Juan Martin del Potro came from a set down to beat Taiwan's Yen-sun Lu 4-6 6-3 6-2.
while Eighth-seeded Czech Tomas Berdych downed Lativa's Ernests Gulbis 6-2 7-6 (8-6) to book his third-round spot.

World number 15 Cilic showed signs of rustiness in his encounter with Devvarman having received a bye in the first round, but was still expected to prevail over an opponent he defeated in the final at Chennai, India in January.

However, Devvarman was able to capitalise on Cilic's lack of match practice to record his first win over a top-20 ranked player.
"I knew that it was the first match he was playing this week and I already had three under my belt. That's always a good feeling to bring to the match," said Devvarman.
Roddick will now face either Rainer Schuettler of Germany, who beat Argentine Leonardo Mayer 6-1 3-6 7-6 (7-5), or Croat Ivo Karlovic in round three.
In a match that started late on Tuesday night and ended well past midnight, Del Potro lost the opening set after dropping his serve at 3-3 but stormed back with his own break at 4-3 to give him the winning edge in the second set.
After breaking Lu to open the third set, the 2008 champion finished off the long night by winning 16 of 18 service points.
Del Potro now faces a third-round tie with either Australian Lleyton Hewitt or Israeli number 15 seed Dudi Sela.
German Tommy Haas, the only other seeded player in action on Tuesday, edged past Canadian Frank Dancevic 6-1 4-6 6-4 to set up a third-round match with either Tommy Robredo or Juan Carlos Ferrero.

Sunday, July 26, 2009


Rafael Nadal back to training session after a two month gap. He is somewhat happy man to be back in his training. After an heavy workload in the clay court, Rafael feels that this knee problem wont stop going further and he will definitely defeat Roger to be in his position.

The 23-year-old Spaniard missed out on defending his Wimbledon title this year because of tendinitis in his knee.

"It was just a small dose of contact without too much force, just enough to see how I am feeling," he said.

"I am happy to return to training, to have the racquet in my hand and do what I like doing."

He took to the court for 75 minutes in his home town of Manacor in Majorca on Monday.

"It was just a quick training session with no pressure to get a better idea of how he feels and, on top of everything, make sure there is no pain," said Nadal's coach and uncle Toni.

Nadal says he hopes to return to action to defend his title at the Montreal Masters in August.

"We still have to be cautious and in a week and a half we will know more but I am pleased," he added in a statement on his website.


Roger federer finally become a good father for twin girls. Mirka, Roger wife gave birth to twins on Thursday night and Roger said that all the three were in good condition. Mirka is doing well and he named his twins as Charlene Riva and Myla Rose. After beating Andy Roddick in wimbledon and beating the epic 15th grand slam title, Roger feels very happy with his twins. Roger the most happiest man in the world as of now.