Category: Tennis

Monte Carlo Masters 2014: Federer and Wawrinka defeats the champion

The Swiss end of Monte Carlo Rolex Masters won Stanislas Wawrinka over former world number one Roger Federer in three sets that lasted 2 hours 13 minutes. With this title Wawrinka adds his first Masters 1000 crown and his second victory over his compatriot in fourteen games, plus repeat victory in this same track in 2009. Maintain why the number three ranking.

In what would be the first purely Swiss final since 2000, Federer and Wawrinka struggled to win the first one of the two Masters 1000 which are lacking in your collection (besides Rome) and the second by getting his first title this category, which would make this 2014 undoubtedly his best professional year because he also made his first tournament best in Australia.

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An even match, both dominating the first service but having trouble working with the second, there were only 3 occasions to break – two for Federer – the former world number one could realize later take the set 6-4. Read more »

Monte Carlo Masters 2014: Djokovic and Federer in semis

Defending champion Novak Djokovic (2) earned his right to play the semifinals in Monte Carlo with a hard win against Albacete Guillermo Garcia-Lopez who gave fierce fight in the first two sets and had opportunities to try for something more in the second.

In the semifinals the Swiss will face Roger Federer (4) also won a match that had been difficult in the first two sets against Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (9) to finish in the best way.

Federer and Tsonga encouraged the third quarter-final at Monte Carlo. The Swiss competition by arriving at a special invitation has never been champion in this tournament which is one of the two Masters 1000 which has failed to – next to Rome -

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The French began sending its power to a Federer with many unforced errors and a service that accompanied him in the first set. They broke twice and he could not take advantage of the three generated so that the set was 6-2 was quick. Read more »

2014 Davis Cup: Switzerland, Italy and France to semifinals

Team of Switzerland led by the third and fourth in the world rankings Stanislas Wawrinka and Roger Federer managed to win both singles Sunday and emerged victorious against Kazakhstan.

Italy finally prevailed from local to Great Britain and will be away to the Swiss in the semifinals while France completed the comeback against Germany with Gael Monfils won the last point before the young Peter Gojowczyk. The Gauls are rivals Czech Republic.

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Australia champion Wawrinka fall came Friday against Andrey Golubev and he had the responsibility of winning the first singles Sunday against Mikhail Kukushkin otherwise Kazakhs took the key. Concern filled the stadium as Kukushkin won the first set in tiebreaker 7-6 (4). Wawrinka reacted in time and took the next three sets 6-4 now leaving everything in the hands of Federer to close the key. Read more »

ATP Ranking after the 2014 Miami Masters

The classification of the ATP after the recent Miami Masters, the Sony Open which ended on Sunday with a win over Novak Djokovic Rafa Nadal, presents some significant changes Monday.

The most important changes are the promotion of Roger Federer and Tomas Berdych. The Swiss climbed to Rank 4 while Berdych became the fifth player in the world. However the most notable decline was the Scottish Andy Murray fell to eighth. Also David Ferrer dropped to sixth place.

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Rafa still the leader but the difference Djokovic has been cropped to 1920 points. You then enter the Spaniard with maximum obligations on the clay season where end defends titles in Monte Carlo and Barcelona, Madrid, Rome and Roland Garros. Read more »

Miami Masters 2014 champion Djokovic after beating Rafa Nadal

Serbian Novak Djokovic (2) has achieved double Indian Wells – Miami on Sunday for the second time after beating the Spaniard unobjectionable as Rafa Nadal in straight sets. Get with it the title of Masters 1000 number 18, the second tournament of the year for him and his eighteenth victory over Rafa.

Another milestone is to emulate the Swiss Roger Federer in being the only player to capture Indian Wells and Miami in the same season twice. Rafa meanwhile still cannot break the curse in this contest his fourth final summing up empty.

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For the fourth time ‘Nole’ takes over the title in Florida and has done so without giving sets. This Sunday overpowered Rafa in the second game of the first set. The world number one started in the best way to generate a break point but after save, Serbian became a wall. His fast-paced game with many angles forced Rafa to play mostly in defensive positions, taking the ball very fast. In addition to the first service lost only three points and took advantage of the only ball that had broken. This took the score 6-3. Read more »

Miami Masters 2014: Djokovic semifinals, Federer eliminated Nishikori

Novak Djokovic (2) Scottish defeated in straight sets Andy Murray – defending champion – on Wednesday at the Sony Open in Miami. With that Serbia has ranked semifinals while Murray will fall from the post on Monday 8 ranks.

In the second quarter-final match played at night, Roger Federer with many flashes was surprisingly eliminated by Japanese Kei Nishikori in straight sets much vertigo.

The first set between Djokovic and Murray was a symphony of good tennis. Variants with the punches, with the speeds and the effects would a visually appealing to the public show. Murray sure to kick goals and he could barely do it. The Scot looked safer especially from the eighth game.

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Djokovic with some lack of coordination in particular walked right along the ledge in the eleventh game. After going 40-15 lost three straight points, including two double faults and was forced to save the first break of the match ball. Great service and then an ace saved the situation. Murray pulled to bring the outcome of a playoff. After a ball as Djokovic volley discussed putting the racket on the court Murray won the point, would a game to forget for the Scot. They broke in white and gave the set 7-5 in 53 minutes. Read more »

Miami Masters 2014: Rafa Nadal, Federer and Murray to quarterfinals

The Spaniard Rafa Nadal today continued his demolition job in the Sony Open and settled into Italian Fabio Fognini (14) losing only four games – nine three games – with a display of power from the kick and an array of fire from the background. Your opponent is now the Canadian Milos Raonic who beat German Benjamin Becker.

Roger Federer also developed a top-flight tennis against Frenchman Richard Gasquet (9) yielding only three games. The surprise was the fall of champion Australia, Stanislas Wawrinka (3) to the surprising Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov. Other winners of the day was Andy Murray (5) and well surpassed the French Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Czech Tomas Berdych.

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Rafael is on. It is going over his rivals and is doing leaving a good feeling with his punches and especially the service. With this weapon, the world number one is getting many points. Tuesday against Fognini, a rival out of clay loses prominence, brushed perfection losing only one point with the first two with the second. Read more »

Miami Masters 2014: Nadal and Ferrer advance to 3rd round, Bautista-Agut and Garcia-Lopez removed

Rafa Nadal developed their potential Monday at the Sony Open to the Uzbek Denis Istomin and lost only one game to qualify for the knockout stage. 2013 finalist David Ferrer – seeded fourth – added his second victory at the Sony Open and again demonstrated forcefully this time against Italian Andreas Seppi (31).

Albacete Guillermo Garcia-Lopez easily lost to Canadian Milos Raonic (9) and Castellon Roberto Bautista-Agut fell in three sets against Italian Fabio Fognini (14).

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Rafa has never CHAMPIONSHIP in Miami but has been a finalist three times had a high level of kick starting playing a lot of first serves and reaching 70% of the points with him. With the second played just 8 points of which won 7. The Spaniard showed off their right to open court and make Istomin always in defensive positions. Saved three break points but broke six times to win 6-1 6-0 in 59 minutes. Has only lost five games in the tournament so far but has not faced an opponent as required. Read more »

Miami Masters 2014: Federer, Djokovic, Ferrer, Robredo and Lopez rank third round

Swiss Roger Federer (5) – finalist at Indian Wells – debuted in the Sony Open on Friday defeating Croatian Ivo Karlovic in straight sets and advanced to the third stage in Miami. Meanwhile the winner in that tournament, Novak Djokovic won the French Jeremy Chardy. The finalist last year, the Alicante David Ferrer (4) easy reappeared winning Russian Teimuraz Gabashvili.

Tommy Robredo (16) had to deal with the young Austrian Dominik Thiem but emerged victorious in straight sets. Another Catalan Albert Montanes fought against the Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov (15) but fell in three sets. Meanwhile the Toledo Feliciano Lopez won the young Czech Jiri Vesely. The South African Kevin Anderson (17), Frenchman Richard Gasquet (9) and German Florian Mayer (30) also won.


Federer this season has regained much of the level of a few years ago defeated Karlovic 6-4 7-6 (4) losing only four points on his first serve. The win did it in 1 hour 14 minutes. Djokovic despite losing a service administered either your options or break beat Frenchman Jeremy Chardy 6-4 6-3. Read more »

Miami Masters 2014: Nadal and Del Potro to a part of the picture, Djokovic, Federer, Ferrer and Murray to the other

The American tour tournaments on hard court do not rest and just finished Indian Wells with Novak Djokovic wins and Flavia Pennetta had the 1000 Miami Masters is already underway. Monday’s draw in the main draw who is the best players in the circuit between the held included David Ferrer who returns after a short by injury last year and lost the final against Andy Murray.

In Indian Wells the harder side of the table corresponded to Rafa Nadal but this dropped before getting to grips with the theoretically toughest rivals. This time the Spaniard has had a bit more luck in that sector has avoided sharing Djokovic, Federer, Murray and Ferrer have gone to the bottom of the box. In any case it is not that Nadal does not have tough opponents because his side of the table are Berdych, Wawrinka or Del Potro.

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The number 1 of the ATP begin their second round against the winner of that match will play Robin Haase and Lleyton Hewitt. Juan Martin Del Potro could be the theoretical rival Rafa quarter but before long to play and dangerous rivals in this sector as Jerzy Janowicz or Milos Raonic . They are also in this sector Roberto Bautista will play their first game against an opponent from the previous and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez who will face Bradley Klahn. Read more »


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