Monday, August 30, 2010

Rafael Nadal is eyeing to hold the US Open 2010

Top ranked male tennis player, Rafael Nadal, is hoping to get his maiden US Open tournament this season in New York as he is yet to get this major crown. The 24-year-old player is not worried about the US Open title victory.

He has already won eight Grand Slam trophies so far in his career- one in Australian Open, five in French Open and two in Wimbledon Open.

He has never been able to go further than semi-final in the US Open in New York. He reached the semi-final round twice in 2008 and 2009 where he was beaten by Andy Murray and Juan Martin Del Potro each time respectively.

The two big arch rivals, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, have faced each other so far on a total of twenty-one occasions, including seven major finals- at least once at each of the other three Grand Slam championships. What is interesting is that they have never faced each other in the US Open tennis tournament.

Commenting on his last two defeats at the US Open, Rafael Nadal said he was physically and mentally worn out. Perhaps, he is more fit and probable player to win the trophy this time. If he can win the trophy at the US Open then he will write his name in the list of players who have won all four Grand Slam trophies.

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Serena Williams would play in the Toray Pan Pacific Open

Top-seeded female tennis player, Serena Williams, has said that she want to play in the upcoming Toray Pan Pacific Open that is scheduled to begin on September 26.

Serena Williams did not play any match since last month after cutting her foot that required surgery. So, it is going to be her first appearance since her Wimbledon victory.

Making announcement of her return to the tennis court, Serena Williams has become eight of the world’s top ten players to play in the tournament in Tokyo.

Twenty-eight-year-old Serena Williams has won 13 Grand Slam titles so far. She is also the reigning Wimbledon and Australian Open champion. Her first appearance in the Toray Pan Pacific Open would make a big threat for other player.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Andy Murray became the first back-to-back Rogers Cup champion beating Roger Federer

The highest ranked British player, Andy Murray, has defeated Roger Federer of Switzerland 7-5, 7-5 in the final match of the Toronto Masters. With a victory in the final match, Andy Murray became the first back-to-back champion at the Rogers Cup since Andre Agassi 15 years ago. He also wrote his name as fifth player who has gained the experience of defeating both Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in the same tournament.

No doubt, it was a closely contested game. Despite playing well, Roger Federer could not avoid straight defeat. However, he could improve his rank one spot up to No. 2 in the men’s tennis ranking after made his position in the final of the Toronto Masters. He was ranked 3rd before the start of this tournament. However, it was his lowest ranking since November 2003.

Twenty-three-year-old Andy Murray is yet to win any Grand Slam titles. However, he was close to win two Grand Slam titles reaching the finals of 2008 US Open and the 2010 Australian Open, finishing runner-up to Roger Federer both times.

On the other hand, twenty-nine-year-old Roger Federer is looking to expand his Grand Slam titles to 20. However, he is much older now.

Fans are waiting to see how long he can continue his sporting career.

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