Tennis Masters Roger Cup, Montreal: The Trivalry returns!

by on August 6, 2011
in ATP Tour

Tennis Masters Cup, Roger Federer, Nadal, Djokovic, Andy Murray

They are back. Yes, the trio Djokovic, Federer and Nadal along with other top tennis names return to play the Tennis Masters Rogers Cup in Montreal. Although names like Robing Soderling, Andy Roddick and David Ferrer have pulled out of the biggest prize tournament of Canada but the tennis spectators will enjoy the greatest trivalry of greatest tennis players Federer, Nadal and Djokovic. As per the draws, following matches or clashes can be expected in the Montreal Tennis Masters Rogers Cup:

1) Serbian tennis player Djokovic, the current No.1 tennis player might face Nikolay Davydenko in the second round and Juan Martin Del Potro in the third round before a competitive match with Gael Monfils in the quarters.

2)      Del Potro will have to play Marin Cilic and Nieminen and win against them to play against Djokovic.

3)      For Monfils to face Djokovic, he will have to deal with American tennis player John Isner and Viktor Troicki.

4)      Andy Murray might face Kevin Anderson in the second round before coming on to Wawrinka who defeated Murray in the US Open 2010 however Wawrinka will play his first round match with Nalbandian.

5)      The king of clay, the Spaniard Rafael Nadal seems to be in least trouble as he would be opening against Chardy of Dodig before going on to Fernando Verdasco in the third round and then playing Tomas Berdych or Gilles Simon in the quarterfinals.

These are the predictions only as the Trio can be vulnerable to any upset while playing in the Rogers Cup 2011. Stay tuned for live action, scores and updates from August 6, 2011.

Most aces by a male player in the Australian Open Tennis

Most aces by a male player in the Australian Open Tennis

The ace is the most exciting and beautiful serve played in tennis. Aces tend to remain unreturned because the opposing player does not touch the ball at all and therefore loses the point. Aces are seen on the first serve of a play as a tennis player can use full strength while serving, hence leading to an accurate ace. In the current tennis game, players now prefer playing from the baseline which means less of aces, volleys and drop shots. This has significantly decreased the aces as their are big winners. In addition to this, you get to see more of longer rallies with very few aces. However the history is full of ace records as tennis great names Sampras, Agassi and many more have won their games based on their aces. 

Greatest tennis player Goran Ivanisevic is famous for 1,477 maximum aces in the entire tennis season of 1996. After him, famous male tennis player Ivo Karlovic was leading until John Isner made his way with the record of 112 aces during the longest match in tennis history. This record was set in Wimbledon. However, the top ten leading male ace scorers of Australian Open are:

1)      Joachim Johansson (51 aces )

2)      Gilles Muller (47 aces)

3)      Chris Guccione (45 aces)

4)      Andy Roddick (42 aces)

5)      Bryan Shelton (40 aces)

6)      Goran Ivanisevic (39 aces)

7)      Roger Federer (39 aces)

8)      Feliciano Lopez (39 aces)

9)      Pete Sampras (37 aces)

10)   Julien Boutter (37 aces)

Among these names, hottest male tennis player Andy Roddick holds the record of serving the fastest ace as well. These players have entertained tennis fans with fastest and most beautiful aces.

History of Wimbledon

by on September 18, 2010
in Grand Slam: Wimbledon

Wimbledon

Vintage and prestigious are the words that could be used for the oldest tennis tournament, Wimbledon. The championship has been played in All England Club since 1877 and is the most happening tournament of summer. Wimbledon has been retained in its real essence by allowing the games to be played on original grass surface since the beginning. The tournament entertains the audiences for two weeks, starting in late June and ending in early July. The unique feature of this tournament is that it starts on a Monday and ends on Sunday.This pattern has been the same since the start of Wimbledon.The main events are of Wimbledon are Gentlemen’s singles (128 draw), Gentlemen’s Doubles (64 draw), Ladies singles (128 draw), Ladies doubles (64 draw) and Mixed doubles (48 draw)

Till now, 124 Gentlemen’s Singles Championships have been played in Wimbledon while 116 belong to the category of the Ladies’ Singles Championships which were added in 1884. Even though Wimbledon is a British tournament, it used to be ruled by the American legendary player, Pete Sampras. He won seven Wimbledon titles. As for women, M. Navratilova, with her elegant and tremendous play, won nine Wimbledon titles. Wimbledon is the tournament which is now discussed in the context of entertaining people with the never ending 11 hours 5 minutes match spread over three days in 2010 Championship. It was the longest match ever played in the history of tennis. The epic combat took place between Isner and Mahut who played 70-68 games in the fifth set. Interestingly, the aces world record was also set in this match where John Isner stroke 112 aces.

Wimbledon has been offering much excitement due to the rivalry of King Federer and Nadal. Let’s see who proves to be the next King of Wimbledon !

Longest Tennis Match Ever

by on July 3, 2010
in Record Holders

Longest Tennis Match Ever

And the match went on and on and on…. John Isner, an American tennis player and Nicolas Mahut from Germany entered a historical record when they played the longest tennis match ever in the history, at the event of Wimbledon 2010. The game went on for 11 hours and 5 minutes and over the span of three days where the American player won by 70-68 in the fifth and final set of the match. At some point, it seemed more like a war between Batman and Superman!

They not only set their own unique record but also shattered all kinds of records in the context of longest tennis match. Isner and Mahut established a record of six hours and 33 minutes in the fifth set of this game. This match, along with being the longest one, had the most number of games, 138 in one set, the most number of aces and the most number of games in one match: 183. Incredible!

The players were left exhausted at day 1 and literally crippling around but they sure were determined to complete the match and they did.

The longest tennis match offered a massive rewrite of records when Isner and Mahut achieved landmark upon landmark in three days of epic combat. Congratulations Isner and Mahut!

You can find the statues of Isner and Mahut at the Wimbledon court as a recognition of such a marvellous tennis record.

Note: Just when Isner won the longest match, he lost in the second round in the shortest match which was completed in 75 minutes. Seems like fame is hailing over Isner in a very unique way!

Aces Records in One Match – Men’s Singles

by on July 3, 2010
in Record Holders

Isner and Mahut, Aces Records in One Match - Men’s Singles

Tennis fans surely know what an ace is. For those of us who do not know, an ace is when during a game, a point is scored after a player serves the ball correctly and so strongly that the opponent doesn’t even have a chance to touch it. Not all the tennis players have the potential, the art of making a point through an ace. It requires correct positioning and timing. When our favorite player hits aces during the game, he not only makes it interesting, but also a fun and treat for us to watch.

Many players have set records for aces. The top ten record holders from 1991 to June 23, 2010 have Ivo Karlović on the top with 78 aces that he scored against Radek Štepanek in a five set semifinal of the Davis Cup. He holds the second record, as well, with 55 aces against Lleyton Hewitt in a five-set first round match of the French Open. J. Johansson achieved the third spot in the aces ranking when he hit 51 aces against Andre Agassi in a 4-set match of the fourth round at the Australian Open. Again it’s Ivo Karlovic who stands fourth with 51 aces hit against Daniele Bracciali in a five-set Wimbledon match. Roger Federer is ranked fifth with 50 aces against Andy Roddick in a 5-set Wimbledon final.

The list goes on with Richard Krajicek the sixth with 49 aces against Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Gustavo Kuerton the seventh with 47 aces against Daniel Nestor, Ivo Karlovic the eighth with 46 aces against Jo-Wilfred Tsonga, Goran Ivanisević the ninth with 46 aces against Magnus Norman and Mark Philippoussis is the tenth with 46 aces against Andre Agassi.

Ivanović’s record was broken last Thursday, on June 24 by John Isner and Nicolas Mahut with 112 and 103 aces respectively.