Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Madrid Masters is the second last Masters series before the Shanghai Tennis Masters Cup. There are already 4 players confirmed a spot in Tennis Masters Cup. They are the Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Nikolay Davydenko. Who will be the next 4 players in Shanghai Tennis Masters Cup? The last 2 Masters Series in Madrid and Paris will be very critical for the players to get their pass into the Masters Cup. Last year, Roger Federer was the champion in Madrid Masters. This year Roger Federer is also here to defend his title together with other top players namely Nadal, Djokovic, Davydenko Ferrer, Gonzalez, etc. Madrid Masters will be a exciting tournament to watched!
Friday, September 14, 2007
I heard that it was a very exciting match on 9th Sept between the world No.1 Roger Federer and No.3 Novak Djokovic. Although it was a straight set win 7-6(4), 7-6(2), 6-4 by Federer, Djokovic did not make it easy for the top seed. Djokovic held five set points against Federer in the first set and two set points in the second set but the young chap did not grab the opportunity to win them instead the cool-headed Federer snatch the first 2 sets from the nervous Djokovic. It is the fourth consecutive US Open titles and that adds to 12 Grand Slam titles in total for Federer. He will also get an extra $1 million bonus for earning the most points in the US Open series (series of tournaments held in North America over a period of one month preceding the US Open) this year and that adds up to a whopping $2.4 million for the US Open Champion, Roger Federer.
Sunday, September 9, 2007
Federer took 141min to defeat No.4 seed Davydenko 7-5, 6-1, 7-5 the 10th time. Federer is on his way to become the first man to win four successive US Open titles since Bill Tilden took six straight titles between 1920 and 1925. This will be his 12th Grand Slams singles victory if he is able to take down the No.3 Djokovic who has beaten Federer in Montreal recently.
The World No.3 seed Novak Djokovic has a slow start making many unforced errors and give Ferrer a 4-1 lead. Then Djokovic win the first set 6-4 winning 5 straight games. Ferrer was really helpless when facing the mighty Djokovic. It took Djokovic 134min to defeat Ferrer 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 to reach his first career Grand Slam finals. Djokovic is also the youngest player to reach US Open final since Pete Sampras who won in 1990.
Saturday, September 8, 2007
Well done Justine Henin! It is definitely not an easy path for Henin in this US Open 2007 having to meet 2 William Sisters in her quarterfinals and semifinals. But she has proven that she is still the world best woman player by defeating the William Sisters without losing a single set. Kuznetsova lost the first set to Chakvetadze but managed to fight back the next 2 sets with determination and the result was 3-6, 6-1, 6-1. Both Henin and Kuznetsova were winners in the US Open before but who will get their second US Open title.
Friday, September 7, 2007
It was quite a feat for Shahar Peer to advance to the quarterfinals of US Open. Perhaps she need to try again next time to do even better. Coincidentally, Anna Chakvetadze from Russia will be playing against her country mate, the World No.4 Svetlana Kuznetsova. The other semifinals will be between the 2003 winner Justine Henin and and 2 time US Open champion Venus Williams. My guess for the woman finalists will most probably be Venus vs Kuznetsova. I feel that Henin is good but this is US Open, Venus definitely has the advantage of home ground and home crowd supporters.