Andy Roddick believes it’s only when the careers of both Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer end, it can be said who is better of the two.
According to Roddick, can someone weigh a certain film against another film if he has not watched both the films entirely and has watched only the initial couple of hours of the films? No, he can’t do that because he is unknown to climax of the films having not seen the end.
It is the same with the players. When they are still going and you have no idea how many more titles they can win, you are not in a position to make the comparisons between them.
Obviously, at present, Djokovic is sharper and is winning more matches, but, he has to have at least three more fruitful seasons in terms of winning the slams to beat Federer.
The Serbian will be 30 next season and 30 is an age after which you never know when a player starts slipping from the top. Many greats, once they have been to 30, they have had their career graph follow a downward curve. Continue reading Andy Roddick not sure whom to Choose between Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer
Venus Williams secured title no. three of 2015 for her as she got better of the Czech player Karolina Pliskova the other day in Zhuhai to clinch Elite Trophy.
Venus was given the top seed and she did full justice to it by being very consistent during the course of the tournament, winning all her games fairly easily and almost cruising to the title.
That marked the comeback of Venus in top ten. She had been out of it for the last few years, the reason being her form and fitness, but, a decent season, this one, has helped her make a high jump in the rankings.
Speaking in the trophy giving ceremony, Venus said, “I have spent almost two months in Asia and it has really felt good. The people have been so welcoming. All the places I have gone, I have received great reception and I want to thank everyone for that.”
“As far as the games are concerned, there has been houseful attendance. The contribution of the fans in making this tournament a success is enormous. They have come and cheered for the players in big numbers. I can’t remember the seats being empty in any of the games.”
“I have personally enjoyed a lot playing here and I would love to come back in future.” Continue reading Venus Williams secured title no. three of 2015 for her
Michael Chang does not believe Kei Nishikori would be under any sort of pressure tomorrow when he faces Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
If Nishikori beats Tsonga and makes it to the quarters, he would rewrite history.
No player from Japan has been able to go further than the Round of 16 in the French Open in the last 8 decades.
The last time when it had happened was in 1933.
Nishikori is actually the favourite against Tsonga despite him being lesser experienced than the Frenchman.
There are expectations with him and thus, he is believed to be going to face a little bit of heat during the contest.
But, Chang has a different opinion. He looked to play down this expectation thing.
According to Chang, Nishikori’s performance in the French Open this year has been way better. Making the pre quarters is a decent achievement already and he does not have anything to lose from here.
Speaking to the press yesterday, Chang said, “There is zero pressure on Kei. In 2014, he really had a bad tournament, but, he has had quite an impressive journey this time around.”
“We must not forget that he is not defending his title here and he wasn’t amongst the hot favourites either at the start of the tournament.” Continue reading Michael Chang does not believe Kei Nishikori would be under any sort of pressure
A lot of people play sports and gain success, but, there are only few of them who manage to feel invincible at certain stages of their career and they are called legends.
Needless to say that Roger Federer falls in that same category when it comes to lawn tennis.
There has hardly been anyone in the game who has been as dominant as Federer over so many years and he is going fairly strong even today, the Swiss.
Federer has had quite a few seasons in his career when he has smashed almost every opponent that has come his way, but, out of all, 2006 was the most successful
According to Federer, he had such a great hold over his game that season that he never felt as if someone was going to beat him at any point.
Federer ended 2006 with a 75% title winning record which was absolutely incredible. He had taken part in 16 tournaments and had walked out as champion in 12 of them.
Speaking in his latest interview to a website, Federer, who is still in top 5 players in the world, said, “2006 was quite special. I was so confident right through that year, it was sort of impossible for me to end on the losing side. There was an invincible feeing. It was a great situation to be in.” Continue reading Roger Federer falls in category of greatest Players
Marinko Matosevic is still quite firm on his stand that he would never even think about being coached by a female.
Matosevic had said the same thing a while back too when the Scot player Andy Murray had named Amelie Mauresmo as his coach.
Back in June 2014, when the 29-year old Aussie was asked if the female coaches could prove to be helpful for the male players, this is what he had to say, “As far as I am concerned, I would never do that. But, Andy obviously thinks differently. He got great coaching from his mother in the initial phases of his career. Now, we should wait and watch how he shapes up under Amelie.” Continue reading Marinko Matosevic quite firm that he would get a Female Coach
Ana Ivanovic is immensely happy to know that one of her old friends and no. 1 male tennis player in the world Novak Djokovic has become father.
Djokovic’s wife has recently given birth to a baby boy who has been named Stefan.
Stefan has proved to be a lucky charm for his father as the first tournament that Djokovic has played after his birth; he has won it and has won it hands down.
The 26-year old would want to finish the season with another title win in London.
Djokovic and Ivanovic belong to the same country i.e. Serbia and they have been friends for a very long time. They had learnt tennis together during their childhood days.
Their story is pretty inspirational actually. They had to face a lot of difficulties in learning the game when they were kids because of the war situation in their country, but, the way they have come through and have made their name in their respective categories, it’s just incredible.
Ivanovic came to know about the birth of Stefan a day later when she got up in the morning.
Speaking to the reporters, she said, “I got to know about it this am only. I want to convey my best wishes to the new born baby. I hope he remains in good health.”
“It must be thrilling for Novak. He is a close friend of mine and I am absolutely glad for him.”
Ivanovic cracked a joke as well there in that interview saying that Djokovic becoming father is scary for her.
The words of the Serbian player were, “I am sort of getting scared thinking about it to be honest. He is of the same age as me and he is a father now.”