Another fantastic performance from the World’s No. 5 Kei Nishikori after winning against Slovakia’s Martin Klizan with 6-1, 6-2 scores on Saturday. Kei is now a step closer and finally got a spot to his Barcelona title. Indeed Kei Nishikori has the best hands of any player since Andre Agassi. No doubt, fans are getting more excited with the kind of moves and tactics Kei is showing on this match. To tell the truth, Nishikori is too much for Klizan. Even if the opponent is doing his best to catch the rhythm, Kei knows how to play the game. He is very difficult to beat! He don’t panic which only shows what a real champion should be.
He started the opening set with a bang and wowed the audience with his excellent moves in twenty eight minutes. Klizan took the risk by going back and forth duel but Nishikori gave his great serve, delicate drop shot and wrapped it up to Sunday’s final and will try to win his 2nd Straight Barcelona title tomorrow against the winner of the all-Spanish clash between David Ferrer and Pablo Andujar.
Well done Kei Nishikori! Barcelona title is waiting for you. You can do it!
The whole world is excited for the opening of the clay season this Sunday. With the result of the draw yesterday, the world’s two best clay court players, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are back at work in Monte Carlo and might face off in the semifinals. Aside from them, there are 16 awesome players of Top 20 in the Emirates ATP Rankings in the draw, how about that! For sure this will be the match of the year. Raise your hand if you are thrilled!
Djokovic who lived in Monaco is very happy to play because he spends most of his time here when not in any competitions. Guess what?! He just walk or ride a bike to the tennis court. For Novak this will be a great start to the season. “It takes time to adjust as any other switch from different surfaces. I think the key point is movement, to really get your muscles used to harder, more demanding physical work.”
For first quarters, the players to watch out for are Tsonga and Almagro. Nadal should practice harder and be more motivated for second quarter. Who are your picks for the third, fourth and semi?
This is going to be exciting. Who’s your bet?
Monte Carlo Masters begins on Sunday, April 12, 2015 Save the date!
Tennis world number one player Serena Williams is pleasingly waving to the crowd on Saturday for her straight set victory against Monica Niculescu of Romania at Key Biscayne. What else can we expect from her? She did it again! She just showed how happy she is for her another success with no sign of her knee injury. If you can remember, Serena Williams withdrew at Indian Wells for semi-final because of her injury but now Serena played without a wrap on her knee. Serena said to one of the interviews that during her practice, there was a little sore but when she was in the game, she doesn’t not feel any ache nor any lingering effects. This is what you called Adrenalin rush! “Once you step out on the court you have so much adrenaline going. The adrenaline kind of kills it. So I was surprised. I felt pretty good.” Williams added.
Niculescu did the best trick and techniques with a series of entertaining rallies however she failed. It is Serena Williams’ day indeed! She controlled the game effortlessly and luckily, she got it with 6-3, 6-1 winning scores.
Serena Williams will be back on court on Sunday to face the very young 15 year old Cici Bellis.
Top seed twenty seven year old marvelous Andy Murray did not win over Gilles Simon and closed out a 6-4 6-2 scores in Rotterdam. This is Simon’s first win and had no troubles on serving commanding a 4-1 lead while Murray made many mistakes that resulted in losing this game. If you can remember Murray had won his last 12 matches against Simon but this time Gilles Simon upsets Andy Murray in this game undeniably as he has tons of energy to win this match. The game started in the foulest possible approach when Andy Murray tried his very best but lost his serve on the first set and still failed, same story in the second set and then in the third game it was breath-taking for all the fans as Murray battled against his worst nightmare when he pulled it back to deuce but Simon came through to take the second set 6-2 and wrap up a crushing defeat and still Simon managed to seal his fate ruthlessly.
Simon, seeded eighth, will face the Czech world number seven Tomas Berdych in the semi-finals, who was a 6-1 6-4 winner against Frenchman Gael Monfils.
The 2011 champion and master Roger Federer won against the talented 176th ranked Lucas Pouille in straight sets with 6-4, 6-4 scores and will forward to quarter finals of the Paris Masters together with master Novak Djokovic . Pouille did his best on some rounds but still Federer sealed his triumph with a deep serve. Roger Federer strikes with great shots but he definitely needs to improve his speed compared to Pouille’s. Nevertheless this does not stop Federer for taking home the bacon. Unquestionably Federer’s supporters are glad with the results and enjoyed this breath-taking match.
On the other hand, Novak Djokovic won also a straight set in opposition to Gael Monfils with 6-3, 7-6 scores in one hour and thirty two minutes. During their 11th meeting, Monfils did everything to win the game but still master Djokovic reigns. While David Ferrer is still on the right track and swept the Spanish Fernando Verdasco with 6-1, 6-2 scores. Fans are looking forward to see him in the semi-finals for the sure spot and will face the amazing Kei Nishikori. Nishikori once said in an interview; “I have speed and good footwork, and I think that’s tennis. Everybody plays different way, and I think that’s the fun thing, also for the crowd.”
Let’s wish them all luck and hoping for the best and most thrilling game in the tennis world.
I am much better! Murray said in one of his press conference on Saturday in Beijing. The evolution of the injury took a little bit of time, but that’s it. “I just feel the wrist a little bit when I am starting to play. The pain is still there but when I get the rhythm of the play it disappears he added.
If you remember, Rafael Nadal got his injured when he’s practicing at his home town in Mallorca. After three months of long wait he will now triumph over the tennis field and is set to return to action at the China Open.
“Beijing is always an important city in my career. Nadal won in 2005 and became the number one in the Emirates ATP Rankings. I feel comfortable here, I like the tournament and I like the city.” Rafael Nadal revealed. Nadal’s injury cannot stop him from competing especially now that he will be playing at his favorite city.
In addition to that, the best players are here so for sure he will not fail his fans and will rule the tennis world. Rafael Nadal will continue to practice often so that he will be able to get back on track and play perfectly.
Bacsinszky finally get her hands on her grandest victory by winning against the world number four twenty seven year old, Russian Maria Sharapova with 7-6 (3) 7-5 scores. Maria Sharapova doube faulted six times during first set. She was knocked out in the third round of the $24 million Wuhan Open and became the latest to exit the WTA Wuhan Open that made her fans cheerless.
Sharapova mentiond in one of her interviews that Timea Bacsinszky had a really good serving. I could not shake her off. Incontrovertibly her biggest win of her career. Maria Sharapova’s defeat follows the exit of other seeds namely; Halep, Errani, Petkovic, Jankovic ending in a back injury and in addition to the alarming list is the world number one Serena Williams leaving the 1.5m because of a viral illness.
On the other hand, thrid seed Petra Kvitova won against Karolina Pliskova with 6-3 2-6 6-4 scores. Other victorious players are Cornet who won over the Belgium wildcard Flipkens with 7-6 (7-4) 1-6 6-3 scores.
Fans are asking what is happening to the Tennis world to the top tennis players?! The amazing players must do something in order to get back on track and get their victory back.