martes, 31 de enero de 2012

Anunciado el equipo Suizo de Copa Davis para disputar la 1º Ronda ante Estados Unidos (10 al 12 de Febrero).

Saludos amigos/as.

Ya se ha dado a conocer los 4 jugadores que defenderan a Suiza en la 1ª Ronda de la Copa Davis, donde los suizos se enfrentarán a Estados Unidos, los dias 10, 11 y 12 de Febrero, en la localidad suiza de Friburgo, sobre tierra batida.

El equipo suizo estará liderado por Roger Federer. El resto del equipo lo formarán Stanislas Wawrinka, Marco Chiudinelli y Michael Lammer.

El equipo estadounidense estará formado por Mardy Fish, John Isner, Ryan Harrison y Mike Bryan, con lo que los americanos tienen dos bajas sensibles como lo son Roddick y Bob Bryan, que no podrá disputar el partido de dobles junto a su hermano gemelo Mike.

Aquí os pongo una foto de la pista de tierra batida instalada en en el Forum de Friburgo (Suiza).

jueves, 26 de enero de 2012

Conferencia de prensa de Roger Federer tras su derrota ante Nadal en semifinales del Open de Australia 2012.

Saludos amigos/as.

Aquí os pongo la conferencia de prensa de Roger Federer tras su derrota en semifinales del Open de Australia 2012, ante el español Rafael Nadal por 7-6, 2-6, 6-7 y 6-4 en 3 horas y 42 minutos de partido.

El suizo se ha mostrado algo frustado por la derrota, ya que consideraba que estaba realizando un buen tenis para ganar el torneo, pero una vez más ha caido ante su rival a causa de pequeños detalles.

La rueda de prensa de Roger está en inglés. Pueden traducirla con el traductor que tenemos a la derecha del blog, justo debajo del reloj y el tiempo meteorológico. A veces no funciona el traductor para español, por lo que deberán copiar el texto y traducirlo en otro traductor web. Perdonen las molestias.

Q. It was another great, great match, but also big loss. How do you explain it? Do you think it was a matter of few points or also legs at the end were a little tired?

ROGER FEDERER: I thought Rafa played well from start to finish, really. I started really well myself. It was obviously a big set for me to win, and missed obviously the opportunities in some of all the sets maybe.

But Rafa did well to hang in there. At the end was a bit better. It was a tough match physically as well, but, you know, only beginning of the season.

I'm feeling all right, so it's okay.

Q. You're having trouble with your forehand. Was there any reason for that, do you think?

ROGER FEDERER: I don't think it was that bad. I'm always gonna miss forehands because I have to go after the ball. If I just put it into play he'll smack it. So it's pretty simple. I have to keep him driving it, and obviously at times I clipped the tape a bit too often.

But I hit flatter than Rafa, so it's always gonna happen, some of it. I thought I retrieved well again. Obviously the surface is not the fastest, but he does a good job getting a lot of balls back and staying in the points.

And then obviously he's got great passing shots and so forth. You have to, you know, go after it and try your best there.

Q. We have heard what Rafa thinks of the rivalry. What's your take on it after a game like that tonight?

ROGER FEDERER: We have had good matches over the years. I enjoy playing him. The crowd really gets into it, which is nice. We have a lot of respect for each other, which is good, too, I think.

I hope it inspires future generations or other players, you know, being nice to each other on the court and all that stuff.

You know, works as well at the highest of levels. Yeah, we also kind of, you know, play well against each other. I always think he plays a bit better against me than against other players, but that's good for him.

Q. We saw his emotions after the match. What were yours as you left the court?

ROGER FEDERER: I didn't see what he was doing, you know. I don't see much, anyway, because I turn around very often and I focus on my thing.

You know, I mean, I was slightly disappointed, obviously, you know, leaving center court, because I, you know, felt like my game was good, you know, and I could have done something in the finals potentially.

But I don't have to worry about that now anymore. It's fine. I feel okay now. You know, it's in the past already.

Q. How many times do you think you'll keep coming back here?

ROGER FEDERER: How many times? I hope often.

Q. Still have a few left in you, do you think?


Q. I think you lost 11 points after the break. Is there any frustration in having a timeout in the middle of an intense match like that with the fireworks?

ROGER FEDERER: It's not helpful, that's for sure. Then again, I know I lost a lot of points in a row. I probably don't want to say I would have lost the set anyway, but I was down in the score.

The important was to get back from that Love40. Like you say, I lost many, many points in a row. It was surprising to me. At the French Open finals there also is I think multiple interruptions. You know, in many of the matches we have had that in the match.

Obviously if you're gonna play that many times, you'll always have some strange things happening during matches. That was a different one. I have had it in the past. I don't remember sitting out and waiting for it, but I remember playing Lleyton here on Australia Day. I don't remember if we sat down or actually played through it.

But they told us before, so it wasn't a surprise for us, and we could I don't want to say plan with it but kind of almost waited for the fireworks, you know, to start until our game was over, which is kind of nice.

Q. The margins are always so fine and you had to deal with  if you win everything it's fine, and if you lose everything is sort of a disaster.

ROGER FEDERER: Depends who you ask.

Q. You cope with these victories and losses more than anyone on the tour right now. How do you keep your equilibrium on occasions like this?

ROGER FEDERER: You look at that I haven't lost in five months or something, you know. It's not that bad. Don't feel too sorry for me kind of thing. Obviously I would have loved to have come through and, you know, gotten a crack, a chance at winning the title here again.

It's been one of the most successful tournaments in my life here. It's the ninth time I am in the straight semifinals. Clearly I'm disappointed.

But then again, important is the reaction from now, you know. Where do I go from here? You know, start planning other trips. Start planning the preparations, and, again, have, you know, a good reaction like I showed after the US Open.

Q. Do you think there was a key moment today maybe when you had break point...

ROGER FEDERER: There was many. There was many key moments, not just one, in my opinion.

Q. Do you think Rafa seems to play better against you than the other players? Do you know why? Do you have an explanation?

ROGER FEDERER: I don't know if it's true. It's my assumption. I feel he plays really good against me. Now obviously I play a different game, too. I have a onehanded backhand. He's played me that many times on clay, so maybe he always draws something out of those matches.

He's also got a winning record against me which maybe gives him extra confidence, I don't know. Yeah, I think he has a clear plan and he follows that one very well.

Like I said, I think he just plays good, you know, and he's obviously improved a lot on all surfaces over the years. Anyway, every surface is very similar today, otherwise we couldn't have achieved all these things on all these different surfaces so quickly, like him and myself.

He's a very good player, obviously.

Q. It's always an event when you two play. Did the sense of occasion feel significantly different today, given it was a semifinal and not a final?

ROGER FEDERER: Not really. I mean, once I start a tournament I don't read much press or none at all so I don't know exactly how much the buildup was to it, you know, compared to a finals.

So I figured people got excited, because I was, and I was very happy with my game this entire tournament. Even today, you know, I had good moments.

Yeah, so I don't know if it was for me it didn't feel any different, you know, a finals or a semis against Rafa. It's always an occasion, like you mentioned.

Yeah, it was the same.

Q. Did it feel different though walking off before a trophy presentation this time?

ROGER FEDERER: It's nicer, yeah. I prefer to walk off this way than having to go through the trophy ceremony after losing.

Q. You now trail 82 in Grand Slams to Nadal. Is that in your mind when you go on court?

ROGER FEDERER: No, not really.

Q. (Question regarding Rafa's record against him in Grand Slams.)

ROGER FEDERER: No, I respect it. I think he's doing great against me. It is what it is, you know. At the end I care about my titles, if I'm happy or not as a person. Headtoheads for me, I mean, are not the most important. If I beat Andre 10 times in a row or Lleyton many times in a row, at the end of the day I don't care.

I remember the matches on that given day, that I played well against them or not, and I don't remember the headtohead that much. All I know is that we've played many times, and either comes my way or his way. Rallies have gone a little bit more his way obviously.

Q. If you're down two sets to one versus Nadal, is that the worst feeling you can have against another player? He's the player that worries more you when the match goes long, long, long, three hours and so on? No difference?

ROGER FEDERER: No, no. You're in the wrong sport if you think that way. I mean, Ferrer did great yesterday, you know, trying to plug away after losing first set, second set. He could have gotten both.

You just keep on trying and keep on working hard, you know. It's still a long way to the finish line. And, again, it was awfully close in the fourth set. Turned it around, and you never know how he feels in the fifth set.

I'm not worried going into five sets against him. If I were, you know, I wouldn't be the player I am today.

It's very important to be strong mentally, believe in your physical, you know, capabilities, yeah. So wrong question to the wrong guy.

Q. Do you have a pick from the other semi? What kind of game do you think Andy will play now since he's working with Lendl against Djokovic?

ROGER FEDERER: I mean, look, they just started. You have to give it some time, too. I would assume. I think both are playing really well. I knew that or have the feeling that both of them are gonna have another very good season.

How good starting now we'll see who makes the finals. But it's going to be an interesting match to follow. One guy has to lose, so it's not so simple.

But I think both are playing good enough also again to win this title. I think all four of us really. But there's only gonna be one winner, and I'm interested to see who it's gonna be, too.

Roger Federer ha caido ante Nadal por 7-6, 2-6, 6-7 y 4-6 en 3 horas y 42 minutos, en semifinales del Open de Australia.

Roger Federer ha caido en semifinales del Open de Australia 2012, ante el español Rafael Nadal por 7-6 (7-5), 2-6, 6-7 (5-7) y 4-6.

El suizo ha jugado un buen partido pero una vez más las lagunas mentales que sufre el suizo en los momentos claves cuando se enfrenta al español, han marcado el resultado del partido.

El partido comenzó con el suizo dominando y consiguiendo un break tempranero que le ponía 3-0 rapidamente.

A partír de aquí, el suizo intentó aguantar el break de ventaja, pero cuando iban 4-2, era el español quien reaccionaba y conseguía un break para posteriormente empatar 4-4 el partido.

Ya no hubo más break y se llegó al tie break, donde Roger cobró ventaja rapidamente y pudo aguantar y llevarse el set.

En el segundo set, Roger consiguió un break en el primer juego del set pero no pudo consolidarlo y Rafa se lo devolvió en el juego siguiente.

Roger intentó reaccionar pero cuando el marcador era favorable a Nadal por 3-2, el español conseguía romper el saque de Roger y posteriomente con su saque poner el set en 5-2.

En este momento se detuvo el partido unos minutos debido a el lanzamiento de fuegos artificiales en Melbourne. Este parón afecto al suizo que volvió a la pista despistado y cometió dos dobles faltas que provocaron un break en contra y la perdida del set por 6-2.

En el tercer set, comenzó igualado y aunque Roger consiguió un break, Nadal se lo devolvió y partir de aquí mandaron los saques hasta llegar al tie break, donde Roger cometió muchos errores y acabo perdiendo el desempate.

En el cuarto set, Roger intentó reaccionar aunque al principio tuvo que salvar varias bolas de break pero se rehizo. Con 4-3, tuvo varias bolas de break que no pudo convertir. En el siguiente juego con 4-4, era el español quien conseguía el break y posteriormente con su saque se llevaba el partido, aunque Roger dispuso nuevamente de varias bolas de break que no pudo convertir.

El suizo descansará unas semanas y volverá a las pistas el 10 de Febrero en la Copa Davis, donde jugará con su país ante Estados Unidos en 1ª Ronda, en Friburgo (Suiza).

Estadísticas del partido:

Roger Federer ha logrado 11 aces y ha cometido 5 dobles faltas. Ha tenido un 64% de primeros servicios dentro. Ha ganado 66% de puntos con su primer servicio y 55% de puntos con su segundo servicio.

Ha conectado 46 winners y ha cometido 63 errores no forzados.

Ha convertido 3 de las 10 bolas de break a favor y ha salvado 10 de las 16 bolas de break en contra.

Ha ganado 35 de las 57 veces que ha subido a la red.

miércoles, 25 de enero de 2012

Previa del partido R.Federer - R.Nadal en semifinales del Open de Australia. Jueves 26 de Enero a las 19:30 pm hora local.




Nombre del torneo: Australian Open

Categoría: Grand Slam

Fecha del torneo: 16-1-2011 - 29-1-2011.

FECHA DEL PARTIDO: Jueves 26 de Enero de 2012.

HORA DEL PARTIDO: 19:30 pm hora local (Melbourne), 09:30 am en España, 05:30 am en Argentina (madrugada del miércoles al jueves).

METEOROLOGÍA: Soleado, 18º de temperatura máxima, humedad de 66% y vientos de 22 km/h.

TV: Tennis Channel; Eurosport, Digital Plus y algunos otros...

WEB: Channel Surfing, Live Score Hunter, From Sport, MyP2P, Atdhe

PISTA: Pista central "Rod Laver Arena" del complejo tenístico "Melbourne Park" (Melbourne -Australia), 14.820 espectadores. Exterior sobre pista rápida, techo retráctil.


Fecha de Nacimiento: 3 de Junio de 1986

Nacionalidad: Español

Altura: 1,85 metros

Peso: 85 kgs

Ranking actual:

Mejor ranking de su carrera: 1º (Agosto de 2008)

Debut como profesional: 2001

Toni Nadal

Datos de interés del tenista español:

Rafael Nadal es un tenista español de 25 años, es zurdo y juega con revés a dos manos. Lleva desde 2001 como tenista profesional.

Comenzó a jugar a los 4 años. Es aficionado al fútbol, golf y videojuegos.

Su mejor virtud es su defensa desde el fondo de pista.

Actualmente es el 2º del mundo. Llegó a ser el 1º del mundo en Agosto de 2008.

Tiene 46 títulos en su carrera. Destacan 10º Grand Slams, 19 Masters 1000 y una medalla de oro olímpica. También ha ganad0 7 títulos de dobles.

Su mejor resultado en un Grand Slam es campeón
en Roland Garros (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010 y 2011), Wimbledon (2008 y 2010), US Open (2010), Open de Australia (2009).

Este año lleva un balance de 8 victorias y 1 derrota.

Se ha enfrentado 26 veces a Roger Federer con un balance a favor del español por 17-9.

Resultados cuartos de final del Open de Australia 2012, Miércoles 25 de Enero (10ª Jornada).

Saludos amigos/as.

Aquí os pongo los resultados correspondientes al Miércoles 25 de Enero, en el Open de Australia 2012.

En la jornada del miércoles se ha disputado el décimo dia del torneo, donde se han jugado los partidos de cuartos de final por la parte alta del cuadro.

Resultados Cuartos de final del Open de Australia 2012, Miércoles 25 de Enero (10ª Jornada).

[1] N.Djokovic - [5] D.Ferrer: 6-4, 7-6, 6-1
[4] A.Murray - [24] K.Nishikori: 6-3, 6-3, 6-1

martes, 24 de enero de 2012

Orden de juego del Miércoles 25 de Enero en el Open de Australia. 10ª Jornada, (Cuartos de final).

Saludos amigos/as.

Aquí os pongo el orden de juego correspondiente al Miércoles 25 de Enero de 2012, en el Open de Australia.

En la jornada del miércoles se disputará el décimo dia del torneo, donde se jugarán los partidos de cuartos de final por la parte alta del cuadro.


Rod Laver Arena

11:00 AM
Sara Errani(ITA) vs. Petra Kvitova(CZE)[2]

Not Before 12:30 PM
Ekaterina Makarova(RUS) vs. Maria Sharapova(RUS)[4]

Not Before 14:30 PM
Andy Murray(GBR)[4] vs. Kei Nishikori(JPN)[24]

19:30 PM
Novak Djokovic(SRB)[1] vs. David Ferrer(ESP)[5]
Sania Mirza(IND)[6] /Mahesh Bhupathi(IND)[6] vs. Liezel Huber(USA) /Colin Fleming(GBR)

Conferencia de prensa de Roger Federer tras su victoria ante Del Potro en Cuartos de final del Open de Australia 2012.

Saludos amigos/as.

Aquí os pongo la conferencia de prensa de Roger Federer tras su victoria en cuartos de final del Open de Australia 2012, ante el argentino Juan Martín Del Potro por 6-4, 6-3 y 6-2 en 1 hora y 59 minutos de partido.

El suizo sigue muy motivado y ilusionado por el juego desplegado. Además se siente orgulloso de haber disputado su partido número 1000.

Respecto a las semifinales del jueves, Roger está contento de enfrentarse a Nadal en Australia y asi poder vengarse de la derrota en la final de 2009.

La rueda de prensa de Roger está en inglés. Pueden traducirla con el traductor que tenemos a la derecha del blog, justo debajo del reloj y el tiempo meteorológico.

Q. How important was it at the early part of the match to kind of put a marker down and show that you weren't going to be intimidated by him in those early exchanges?

ROGER FEDERER: I guess for me it was more trying to get used to the day conditions again, make sure the ball doesn't fly on me, and sort of get used to his pace and make sure I don't have any hiccups in my own sort of service games, really.

Because I mean, how Juan Martin plays. He knows how I play. We have played some big matches against each other. So just knowing how well he's been playing as of late, I was just hoping that I would get off a good start. But I was able to mix it up well and control the ball, and right away sort of felt confident, which then sort of helped me to use all aspects of my game.

Then it got tough with the shadow creeping in, and I knew that was going to happen rather sooner than later just because the matches before me took some time. I knew it was going to happen eventually. That's why the second set, serving out the second set was key for me. You know, get through that tough patch, and then in the third it was a bit more free swinging for me.

Him, maybe, as well, and I took advantage of that.

Q. It felt pretty airless out there. Were the conditions quite brutal?

ROGER FEDERER: You mean the heat?

Q. Yeah.

ROGER FEDERER: No, no problem for me, anyway. It was dry heat. Sure, because there was no wind it increased, you know, the feeling of it being a bit warmer, but I had no problem at all.

I have played in much tougher conditions. I have no issues.

Q. When you saved the fourth break point on 5‑3 in the second set after a long, long rally, you made one of the loudest roars I have ever heard from you.

ROGER FEDERER: That's why I didn't celebrate when I won the set, just to make it up, you know.

But, no, it was a couple of big moments for me. I really knew how important that game was for me. Particularly in the one rally actually ‑ I think it was before that ‑‑ where I hit a backhand down the line and I hit it on the line long.

It was so hard to see the ball, really I didn't know where the backhand was going to go. If it would have gone two meters out, I wouldn't have been surprised. It ended up on the line. It was very important for me.

Then the next point I was sort of trying dictate, but I was a bit, honestly, a bit scared to hit through it just because it was tough to see the ball, you know, out there with the sun coming in from the side.

I was struggling, as well, with the serve just a little bit. I mean, photographs were having a blast. Every time I was tossing up the ball I heard about a hundred clicks, you know, so it was quite something out there.

But I was able to come through and it was big.

Q. There are endless milestones you have been passing on the way. What does it actually mean to you to rack up 1000 and do it in such style, as well?

ROGER FEDERER: Well, 1000 matches, not 1000 wins. Big difference. (Laughter.)

I wish it was 1000 wins, but I'm happy with 1000 matches in total, too. It's nice to win this one. I mean, eventually I will forget which was one was my 1000th match and someone will remind me again.

I do not remember my 500, and that was the US Open final against Agassi. No bigger matches than those ones.

It's a big milestone, I agree. It's a lot of matches and a lot tennis. Either I have been around for a long time or I'm extremely fit. You decide which way you want to describe it. I don't know. But I'm happy.

Q. You didn't win your 1000th match, but you won 2000 sets in those 1000.


Q. Yes, today. With first with the first set, that was your No. 2000.

ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, a lot of milestones. A roadrunner.

Q. Do you think the semifinal lineup will now be the top four players in the world?

ROGER FEDERER: I think there's a good chance, yeah. I think all the top guys are playing really well at the moment.

But I think all of us ‑‑ I mean, I was the first to play the quarters, I guess. We were all staring down at tough opponents, you know, in the quarters, and then knowing what potentially could happen in the semis and the finals.

We know it's going to be a tough end to the tournament if you get there. But it could well be, you know. I wouldn't be surprised if it were to happen, but the matches aren't easy.

Q. Do you feel like you're striking the ball as well as you ever have and in comparison to the top 2, or is the perfectionist in you still a bit dissatisfied?

ROGER FEDERER: In comparison to the top 2? You mean my game compared to them?

Q. Yeah.

ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, I mean, well, I don't know. I'm watching them for entertainment really at the moment. Tonight will be maybe the first time it will change a bit. I will watch Rafa's match with maybe more of a purpose, Berdych's match, too, just to see how it's really going.

So far they have been extremely solid. I said before, all of them are playing really well. I'm really happy with my game. That's what I'm most concerned with, to be quite honest.

I'm moving well. I'm serving well. I'm hitting the ball clean. Today I thought, you know, in a very hot day with, you know, fast conditions, I was able to control the ball.

From now on basically it's only night sessions, so it's going to change now. It's going to be an even easier sort of to get a better feel for the ball; then again, it's going to be more athletic and tougher. I'm ready for that.

Q. Those Rafa comments before the start of the tournament are probably forgotten for you, but does this make a difference if you play against him in the semifinal? Does it change something?

ROGER FEDERER: No. No. Honestly, no. It was here for one day and then gone again. I'm happy about that, because it didn't deserve more attention than it did.

Yeah, so for me it's another great match with Rafa potentially, but he's got a tough task with Berdych first.

But obviously I'd like to play Rafa because of our great epic match earlier in the finals here a few years ago. I'd like to get a chance to play him again here.

Q. Does it feel different being on the same side of the draw as him for the first time a long time? You met him several Grand Slam finals. Obviously first time in a semi potentially since '05.

ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, it's been a long time. I don't know when the last time has been when we played in the semis of a slam. Maybe back in 2005 maybe at the French potentially, I don't know.

But it's true, we have been, you know, on opposite sides of the draw many times. I didn't even play Murray last year, you know, because we were ranked I guess 3 and 4, so we always ran into Novak or ‑‑ I basically always ran into Novak.

I guess it's a nice changeup. Okay, it doesn't allow a rematch for the Australian Open final here, you know, if Murray were to play Novak. But I think it's good for tennis that it changes up a bit. Like I said, I'd love to play Rafa in the semis if it happens.

Q. This is the other side of the game, but did you feel a little bit of sympathy with Caroline Wozniacki who has had to put up with a lot of, not criticism necessarily, but a lot of investigation into the fact that she's been the No. 1 player of the world without winning a slam. Been taking quite a bit of schtick for what she's done. Do you feel a little bit of sympathy for her in that situation?

ROGER FEDERER: Well, I mean, I haven't followed in detail what's been written in the press about her or how she's been handling her press conferences or how tough you guys have been on her.

But I can imagine it could be tricky because it's been like this for a while now. Many world No. 1s in the past have not won slams. I have been aware of that, so it makes it difficult out there on the court, I guess. I see many women's players being extremely sort of tense and fist pumping after every single point. It's to me pretty surprising to see that, I guess.

I have fist pumped maybe five times at the most, and they do that in one game. It's incredible to see how intense they are. But then again, I think she's done really well. There has been many players coming in and out of the game on the women's side.

But it's not her problem, really. She did her work, and I think she deserves to be world No. 1. There is no free pass to world No. 1, you know. I think she's done very well. She wasn't just there for a week, either. You have to credit her for taking advantage of it and doing the best of it.

It's not all about the slams anyway. They're big tournaments, you know, but it's not only about that.

Q. You hear on TV they talk about statement wins, which they said about you tonight. Does that concept even exist? Are there results during a tournament that other players make that echo with you?

ROGER FEDERER: Maybe a little bit. I didn't look at this one as a statement win. I mean, I knew the danger of playing Juan Martin, so potentially it was my big test.

But I kind of look looked at the Tomic match as a big test for me, you know, seeing where my rhythm was, how I was playing, because the first three rounds I didn't get much rhythm. For me it was maybe that match.

Today I was much more relaxed about playing Juan Martin for some reason, even though he's got the much bigger record as a player. Yeah, so I don't think players are going to read into this performance much. I'm just happy I'm moving on and I'm in the semis already.

I feel like it's been a quick week for me, and I feel great. So it's all about that right now. Sure, when you see the other top guys, you know, always going straight sets, you know, never any issues, yeah, I mean, it does ring a bell.

You know, you say, Okay, the other guys are playing really well, too. That's why I wouldn't be surprised if we're all in the semis.

Q. Are you able to compare those matches against Del Potro? You had some tough ones and that was so easy. Does that mean you are a little better? Is he a little worse?

ROGER FEDERER: Ah, I don't know. Look, it's just day form as well, exists as well. Sometimes I'm just playing well and he's maybe not, and then all of a sudden, you know, there is a combination of many things happening that you end up winning in straight sets.

But I didn't really struggle too much on his serve today for some reason. I was able to return great, and I think that was a big key. Then I think I was serving the right way, even though I didn't have the highest first serve percentage.

I think things really went well for me tonight, or today, I think. I still believe he's right there, you know, in the group behind the top 4. If that means 5 or 11, I don't think it matters much. He's right there. He's going to make another move and another push this year, I think.

I will definitely see him in the top 8 at the end of the year. He'll get many more chances this year. It's a long year and it's only the beginning.

So for me, I'm happy I'm playing well, but I also see that he's actually in good shape, too.

Q. Worried at all about keeping the momentum you had at the end of last season, because there is that break. You can't really...

ROGER FEDERER: A little bit. I mean, I guess you're always a little worried that when you come back you're like not going to play as good and conditions are going to be different.

This was all indoors at the end of the season. This is clearly slow outdoor hard courts, so you're never quite sure if you're going to adjust and are you going to be moving as well or is it going to be completely different movement just because it is slower‑paced courts.

Then again, I have been there so many times and I have finished the seasons six times on an absolute high. Probably the times I didn't win I still finished great. There's probably eight or nine times I came in with a lot of confidence into the new season, and most of the times I always played a good Australian Open.

I never lost here I think in the first round or before the third round, so I've always played really well here. So you are worried it's always going to happen for the first time, so I'm relieved I'm going to be in the semis, to be honest.

Q. Do you ever lose sleep before a big game or big match?

ROGER FEDERER: A little bit. Sometimes. Rarely. It's more the girls than the opponent. (Laughter.)

It does occasionally happen, yes.

Q. Rod Laver arrived here today. Is there an extra feeling, an extra special feeling when someone like him is around to watch a Grand Slam?

ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, it's nice. I mean, I love it when former greats come out and sort of not watch me but watch us sort of play. I think it's very nice.

It's nice to see Lendl back in the game. Doesn't matter who he's playing or working with, to be honest. It's nice to see him back and sort of caring about what sort of made his life, I guess. Because we do all love it deeply, you know, somehow, in some way.

I saw Roy Emerson also today sitting there all of a sudden. I said, Oh, that's nice to see you, but I didn't say that and I didn't acknowledge him, because I'm pretending to be focused, right?

I was very happy to see him. It's nice to see greats and legends come out and watch sort of my generation, you know, play on the big courts.

Roger Federer ha ganado a Del Potro por 6-4, 6-3 y 6-2 en 1 hora y 59 minutos, en cuartos de final del Open de Australia 2012.

Roger Federer ha logrado clasificarse para semifinales del Open de Australia 2012, tras ganar en cuartos de final al argentino Juan Martín Del Potro por 6-4, 6-3 y 6-2 en 1 hora y 59 minutos de partido.

El suizo ha disputado el partido número 1000 de su carrera como profesional y ha vuelto a dar otra exhibición de juego. Roger sigue sin ceder ningún set en el torneo y está desplegando un tenis fantástico.

El partido comenzó con el suizo a toda máquina dominando completamente a su rival y pronto viendose reflejado en el marcador tras conseguir un break en el segundo juego y con su saque consolidandolo y poniendose 3-0 en el marcador.

A partír de aquí, Roger se limitaba a ganar sus saques comodamente y hacía sufrir a Del Potro al resto, aunque con 4-2, era Del Potro quien se aprovecha de un juego muy relajado de Roger y conseguía el break para posteriormente empatar el partido 4-4.

Roger no quería sorpresas y cuando el marcador era de 5-4 y saque del argentino, era Roger quien conseguía otro break y cerraba el set por 6-4.

En el segundo set, era Roger quien nuevamente conseguía un break tempranero en el cuarto juego y tomaba ventaja en el marcador por 4-1.

Roger se limitó a mantener su saque y tuvo que salvar varias bolas de break cuando iban 5-3 y sacaba para cerrar el set, pero al final se repuso y se llevó la segunda manga por 6-3.

En el tercer set, Roger quiso ir por la vía rápida y conseguía un break en el primer juego del set.

A partír de aquí, el suizo se limitaba a ganar sus saques con autoridad y a buscar la oportunidad de conseguir otro break que sentenciara el partido.

Con 4-2, el genio suizo conseguía el break y con su saque cerraba el set por 6-2 y se llevaba la victoria y el pase a semifinales.

En semifinales se enfrentará al español Rafael Nadal, que ha vencido a Berdych por 6-7, 7-6, 6-4 y 6-3.

Estadísticas del partido:

Roger Federer ha logrado 5 aces y ha cometido 1 doble falta. Ha tenido un 57% de primeros servicios dentro. Ha ganado 89% de puntos con su primer servicio y 58% de puntos con su segundo servicio.

Ha conectado 38 winners y ha cometido 22 errores no forzados.

Ha convertido 5 de las 8 bolas de break que ha tenido a favor y ha salvado 5 de las 6 bolas de break en contra.

Ha ganado 15 de las 20 veces que ha subido a la red.

lunes, 23 de enero de 2012

Previa del partido R.Federer - J.M.Del Potro en Cuartos de final del Open de Australia. Martes 24 de Enero a las 15:00 pm hora local.




Nombre del torneo: Australian Open

Categoría: Grand Slam

Fecha del torneo: 16-1-2011 - 29-1-2011.

FECHA DEL PARTIDO: Martes 24 de Enero de 2012.

HORA DEL PARTIDO: 15:00 pm hora local
(Melbourne), 05:00 am en España (madrugada del lunes al martes), 01:00 am en Argentina (madrugada del lunes al martes).

METEOROLOGÍA: Soleado, 33º de temperatura máxima, humedad de 27% y vientos de 5 km/h.

TV: Tennis Channel; Eurosport, Digital Plus y algunos otros...

WEB: Channel Surfing, Live Score Hunter, From Sport, MyP2P, Atdhe

PISTA: Pista central "Rod Laver Arena" del complejo tenístico "Melbourne Park" (Melbourne -Australia), 14.820 espectadores. Exterior sobre pista rápida, techo retráctil.


Fecha de Nacimiento: 23 de Septiembre de 1988

Nacionalidad: Argentina

Altura: 1,98 metros

Peso: 97 kgs

Ranking actual: 11º

Mejor ranking de su carrera: 4º (Enero de 2010)

Debut como profesional: 2005

Franco Davin

Datos de interés del tenista argentino:

Juan Martín Del Potro es un tenista argentino de 23 años, es diestro y juega con revés a dos manos. Lleva desde 2005 como tenista profesional.

Comenzó a jugar a los 7 años. Le apodan "Delpo".

Prefiere las pistas duras y su mejor arma son sus potentes golpes de derecha desde el fondo de la pista.

Actualmente es el 11º del mundo. Llegó a ser el 4º del mundo en Enero de 2010.

Tiene 9 títulos en su palmarés: Us Open 2009, Washington 2008 y 2009, Los Angeles 2008, Kitzbuhel 2008, Sttugart 2008, Auckland 2009, Estoril 2011, Delray Beack 2012. Tiene 1 título de dobles y 3 challengers.

Su mejor resultado en un Grand Slam es campeón
en el Us Open 2009.

Este año lleva un balance de 5 victorias y 1 derrota.

Se ha enfrentado 9 veces a Roger Federer, con un balance a favor del suizo por 7-2.