Friday, 28 October 2011

IS Federer-Nadal rivalry over??

For Tennis fans there may not be more charm than watching Federer-Nadal rivalry. The pair has dominated the scene since the 2005 and the last battle was just few month ago in Roland Garros

But many fans ask the question is Federer-Nadal rivalry over for all times to come? Well, the answer is big ’NO’. Many Tennis pundits have predicted even before the start of 2011 season that Federer may not be able to qualify for more Grand slam finals but against all odds he did not only qualified for the Roland Garros final but also gave a tough fight to Nadal before ousting the Novak Djokovic who only lost once in four Grand Slams.

Federer has more Grand Slams in history than anyone else and this sole factor makes him a special individual even now when he is into his 30s.

Federer still has the ability to win Grand slams in 2012 although he hasn’t won single in 2011 but he will be fresh and mentally stronger in 2012 against all odds. Though Federer didn’t win US Open but he produced a great Semi final against Novak Djokovic.

Federer has repeatedly said that he wants to win a single Olympic gold title which he hasn’t won yet. It will be interesting to see whether he accomplishes this feat or not in London Olympics 2012.

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Djokovic beats Nadal in US Open final 2011

World No 1 Novak Djokovic defeated the defending champion and World No 2 Rafaeal Nadal in a four set match that was virtually one sided.

Djokovic with this win accomplished his sixth consecutive win over Nadal in this year and five of them in finals. It was a great year for Djokovic and perhaps never to repeat again in coming years.

It was disappointing to see Nadal being bullied in such a manner by Djokovic whom he defeated just last year in the same final.

Nadal must be thinking of himself being turned into Federer by Djokovic but he would be disappointed he is being cut to size so early in his career just at age of 25.

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Djokovic vs Nadal: US Open 2011 final

World No 1 Novak Djokovic will meet World No 2 Rafael Nadal in US Men s 2011 US Open final on Monday.

Nadal who ousted British No 1 Andy Murray in four sets will play the re match of this year Wimbledon Final in which Djokovic defeated Nadal.

 Meanwhile Djokovic ended the hopes of former World no 1 Roger Federer of winnning the only grand slam in 2011 in five enthralling sets. Federer isnt out of grand slams yet as he has played some of his best tennis in this match.

Friday, 9 September 2011

Roger Federer and Rafael nadal likely to meet in US Open Final 2011

World No 3 Roger Federer and World No 2 Rafael nadal is likely to meet in yet another Grand Slam Final of US OPen 2011.

Federer would have to clinch the challenge of top seed Novak Djokovic in Semi Final if he is going to play Nadal in the Final.

Federer who defeated Djokovic this year in French Open semi final is still favourite to defeat Djokovic and meet Nadal in the FInal.

If the Duo managed to meet in the final it will be the second occassion this year of their meeting in the Grand Slam final.

Surely there are sensational matches coming up in next three days in the last Grand Slam of the year taking place in Flushing Meadows, New York.

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Federer Vs Delpotro: Repeat Of 2009 US Open final

Roger Federer will take on Juan Martin Delpotro of Argentina in the first round of Cincinnati Open in a repeat of US open final 2009 in which Delpo out classed Federer in five long sets.

Though nothing can be said keeping the Federer form he would surely be eyeing Cincinnati title to keep hopes alive for another US open title.

Federer who hasn't won a slam since Feb 2010 is eyeing his 17th Grand slam title.

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Novak Djokovic The new Wimbledon Champion

Novak Djokovic The new Wimbledon ChampionWorld No 2 Novak Djokovic has dethroned the World No 1 Novak Djokovic to win his first Wimbledon title. Nadal who has now lost five finals from Djokovic has supressed for the very first time at a grand slam final by 24 years old serb.

We are witnessing yet another rivalry at the very top level of international sport after Federer-Nadal that lasted almost a decade.

Nadal who has won two Wimbledon titles failed to show any sign of his game unless the third set which he won 6-1 but sucumbed to 6-4 in the very next and final set.

This has been a great year for Djokovic so far and he is on road to win U.S Open if he continues t play like this.

Saturday, 2 July 2011

Nadal Vs Djokovic: Wimbledon 2011 Final

World No 1 Rafael Nadal will meet his new rival Novak Djokovic in Sunday's Wimbledon 2011 final.

As expected the clash of th two top seeds can produce a new Wimbledon champion against the Federer prediction.

Djokovic who has beaten Nadal more than twice in ATP events final this year has only been beaten once in 2011 and that at the hands of Roger Federer in Roland Garros semi final last month.

If Nadal is going to win he would have to take the match to five sets that is the only way he can otherwise his chance in very grim in Sunday's final.

Regardless of the Sunday's final result, Djokovic would claim the No 1 rankings any way for the very first ttime in a decade after Federer and Nadal decade long top posts.

Monday, 13 June 2011

Saturday, 4 June 2011

Federer Vs Nadal: French Open Final

Sixteen time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer will try to clinch his 17th Grand Slam title on Sunday against his bitter rival Rafael Nadal.

Federer showed Djokovic how to play tennis in big matches is said to be favorite to beat Nadal for the very first time in Roland Garros final.

Beating Nadal in French Open final would be life time achievement for Federer sixteen titles.

Nadal who is looking not in his prime form in Roland Garros this year still has managed to reach to the final.

Federer is said to be favorite for Sunday's final after beating World no 2 Novak Djokovic in four sets.

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Federer vs Djokovic: Clash of the Titans

World No .3 and 16 time Grand slam winner Roger Federer will take on World No 2 Novak Djokovic in the Semi Final of the French Open 2011 on Friday.

Djokovic who is unbeaten in his past 41 matches in 2011 need this win to claim the World No 1 ranking for the first time after Federer and Nadal since 2004.

Federer on the other hand is looking fresh and as best as he was in his hey days. Past heroes of the game are calling Federer favorite for Friday's clash of the titans.

Federer vs Djokovic French Open Semi Final

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Nadal beats Federer in Miami Semi final

World No.1 Rafael Nadal has defeated World No 3 Roger Federer in the ATP Miami Semi Final by 6-3, 6-2.
It was first meeting of Federer vs Rafa in US in six years. Nadal has extended the lead over Federer with this win to 15-8.
This ordinary performance has raised serious questions about Federer performance in coming French Open which he has won in 2009 but lost in quarter finals last year to R.Soderling.

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Roger Federer slipped to World No. 3

Roger Federer a legendary tennis player who holds the record for 16 Grand slam title record has moved to World No.3 first time ever since his reign in 2003.

Serbian N.Djokovic has replaced Federer at No.2 ranking who defeated both Federer and Nadal at Indian Wells.

This has been a great year for Serbian young star and it will be great to see if he carries on this performance at Wimbledon and French open.

Federer chances to regain World No 1 crown are not diminished totally but any thing can be expected from Federer and it will be great to see him at the top once again.

Friday, 18 March 2011

Pak-India Tennis express reaches Semi finals at Indian Wells

Pakistan Aisam-ul-Haq and Indian Rohan Bopanna led double team has forced its way into semi finals at BNP Paribas open in Indian wells.

Aisam and Bopanna defeated the top Serbian pair Novak Djokovic and Victor Troicki 6-1,7-6.

The Serbs made a stiff resistance in the second set though unable to win it and ended up losing the match in straight sets.

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Can Federer win another Grand Slam in 2011

Sixteen time Grand slam champion Roger Federer is facing his tough days as he is still fit and ready to carry on might of young players Nadal, Djokovic and Murray and best thing is he is not afraid of these at all.

But the bigger question is whether Federer will be able to win another Grand Slam ?

Its a million dollar question as younger players are making great improvements in their game and with Federer age it is not easy to match the form of 22 and 23 olds.

But Federer is a unique species of players who can do any thing only with his will power and he has proved it time and again in his career.

Coming French open will be his real test at Clay and it will be interesting to see what form he carries with him at French open playing at Madrid open and other ATP tournaments before the French Open.