Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Gonzalez Dedicates Win To Chile

Fernando Gonzalez dedicated his first round of Davis Cup to his country Chile. The victory over Israel to his battered countrymen, saying that he hoped the win brought earthquake victims 'small happiness'. Gonzalez booked Chile’s place in the quarter-finals of the 2010 World Group with a 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 win over Dudi Sela to give the home nation an unbeatable 3-1 lead in the tie, which was delayed by one day due to the 8.8 magnitude earthquake that devastated the country.

Gonzalez, who had mixed feelings about the tie taking place, said, “The important thing was to win, whichever the way. We are very happy with this victory, and we hope it is something to get happy about, even if it’s small happiness, for all the people affected by the earthquake.”

Chile will play its quarter-final on home soil against 2009 finalist, the Czech Republic, from 9-11 July. “It’s going to be really tough," he said. "I know them very well, it’s a team I respect very much and it will be not easy to face them. But if we all are well, we may beat them."

Gonzalez has withdrawn from the BNP Paribas Open, the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament that begins Thursday in Indian Wells, to take time to tour areas of Chile affected by the earthquake. He also has been leading calls for international donations to assist in the relief effort.

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Spain Gains Upper-hand; Bhupathi-Paes Keep India's Hopes Alive

Spain 2 Switzerland 1

Defending Davis Cup champion Spain gained a 2-1 lead in its first-round tie with Switzerland after Marcel Granollers and Tommy Robredo edged Stanislas Wawrinka and Yves Allegro 7-6(8), 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 Saturday in Logrono.

In a tense encounter, Spain clinched victory by breaking its Swiss opponents in the final game of the match after two hours and 55 minutes. Wawrinka had given the visiting team a 1-0 lead with victory over Nicolas Almagro on Friday, before David Ferrer coolly levelled the tie.

Spain is undefeated in 18 consecutive Davis Cup, and has not lost in 20 consecutive ties played on clay. Spain lifted the Davis Cup trophy for the fourth time last year, defeating Czech Republic 5-0 in Barcelona.

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Haas Undergoes Right Hip Surgery

After a remarkable 2009 season that saw Tommy Haas re-establish himself among the game's elite, the 31-year-old German has been dealt a setback - undergoing surgery on his right hip.

He missed the entire 2003 season because of following two separate surgeries on his right shoulder, and limit his plays in 2008 after undergoing surgery for a third time.

He made an impressive return last season, winning 12th ATP World Tour title at the Gerry Weber Open in Halle and reaching the Wimbledon semi-finals, propelling him to a Top 20 finish for the third time in four years.

Haas, currently No. 18 in the South African Airways 2010 ATP Rankings, made his last event appearance at the Delray Beach International Tennis Championships where he made a first-round exit as the top seed.

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Monday, August 31, 2009


Pilot Pen Tennis presented by Schick is an Olympus US Open Series Event. The Olympus US Open Series, launched in 2004, is the cohesive, six-week summer tennis season of 9 North American tournaments linked to the US Open. The Series has produced record attendance, TV viewer ship and live broadcast hours for the sport. In total, the Olympus US Open Series events - including the US Open - generated a record 1.6 million attendees, 128 million TV viewers and over 28 million website visits making it the strongest summertime property in sports. Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova are the defending Olympus US Open Series champions.
This event will be held at Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale. The main draw will be from August 23 – August 29, 2009. And to add more spice to the audience, on August 29, 2009, the first 1,000 spectators will receive a special giveaway from Schick. And Enjoy a LIVE music concert prior to the evening’s matches with Michelbob ULTRA Night. So what are you waiting for? Get your tickets now! Log in at www.pilotpentennis.com........
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2009 US Open

The 2009 US Open will be held from August 31 through September 13, 2009 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, NY.
The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center is the world’s largest public tennis facility and home of the US Open. It was renamed in honor of the tennis legend and trailblazer whose pioneering efforts helped change the sport of tennis and launch the drive for gender equality in sports.
The primary court for this event will be Arthur Ashe stadium. Thousands of tennis fans are expected to congregate in Flushing Meadows for over two full weeks of professional tennis action.
Experience the delightful and memorable event of the year. Be a part of the 2009 US Open. Book your tickets now!
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Monday, July 27, 2009

US Open Tennis Championship 2009

Watch the top tennis players in the world in their quest for the grand slam glory in the 2009 US Open Tennis Championship on August 31 to September 13, 2009. Will Serena Williams and Roger Federer be able to defend their titles? Watch the free live video web cast of the 2009 US Open Tennis Championship.
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Sunday, April 5, 2009

It was Murray in the Miami Masters

Murray won her third masters title and the biggest in his career by defeating Novak Djokovic of Serbia in straight sets 6-2, 7-5, in the Sony Ericsson Open in the Miami, Florida.

Murray dominated the first set of the match but in the second set the Serbian gave him a tough battle, and Murray came back from 5-2 down before claiming the title. Early in the second set Murray started to find it difficult for him as his opponent Djokovic started to come to the net a lot more and lost his timing until the end of the match.

Murray starting this season terrific by winning the Dubai Open and Rotterdam Open, he had now a total of 11 ATP titles bringing him alongside with the former British number one Tim Henmann and closer to Greg Rusedski's with 15 a total.

Sunday's final was played in the afternoon heat in Miami were both players quickly drenched in sweat and wrapping their body with ice towels and ate every changeover. Murray start the set with the wide margin of 4-0, and breaking the serve of Djokovic twice. The British playing on top of his game, while the Serbian making a lots of unforced errors, a hard hitting smash and then followed by a wonderful backhand that gave him 5-1 anvantage in the first set.

In the second set errors began to flow on Murray side, Djokovic rejuvenated and began to attcked the net more and more, and got the next four points of the match bringing him into 5-2 lead. In the middle of the match, Murray serve three aces one in the second serve helped Murray to 5-5 and when he broke again, this time to love, the game was well and truly up.

Winning this tournament he secures a cash prize total of $590,000 and also will put him closer or maybe edging Djokovic in the third position in the world ranking. Murray's statement after the match.

"I'm training very hard to try and do that but there are so many great players just now - Novak, Rafa (Nadal), Roger (Federer) - and they've been dominating the Slams for the last few years," he said.

"It would be nice to get in there and take one."

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