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.

Famous male tennis player: Juan Martin Del Potro

Famous male tennis player: Juan Martin Del Potro

Famous male tennis player Juan Martin Del Potro is a professional tennis player from Argentina who is ranked number 26th in world tennis who is currently the highest ranked Argentine player. Del Potro reached his highest ranking of five in April, 2009. He had won his first four titles of his career in four tournaments which is a unique record in the history of world tennis. He has achieved the second longest winning streak after Rafael Nadal to win 23 consecutive matches in five tournaments. Del Potro won his first career Grand Slam title in 2009 at the U.S. Open where he defeated the greatest tennis player Roger Federer, who was also ranked number one then. He became only the second Argentine tennis player and world’s fifth youngest tennis player to achieve a U.S. Open title. But his Wimbledon career is not as good as other Grand Slams as he hasn’t gone past second round there. Year 2010 went unfortunate for Potro due to his right wrist injury which kept him out of action.

Argentinian tennis player Del Potro is an offensive baseline player who has a powerful serve and plays flat and fast ground strokes. The forehand strokes are his best strength as he can play them at speeds of over 100mph. Another shot played effectively by him is his double handed backhand. Even after being the tallest player (6’6”) in the history of tennis to win a Grand Slam title, he is a great mover on the court. His height gives him an ability to deliver a powered first service and returns of top spin balls.

Master’s Series in Tennis

by on March 31, 2009
in ATP Tour

Master’s Series in Tennis

The tennis tournament played at the end of each year to determine the best of the lot from the top ranked 8 players is called the Masters Tennis Series. In this series, the top 8 players in the calendar year are divided into 2 groups of 4 players each. There takes place 3 round robin matches in which each player from both the groups plays against all the other 3 players. The top two players from each of the group go onto the semi-finals and then the finals.

The Masters Tennis tournament is a third generation evolution of the original format which was initiated in 1970. In the beginning, it was simply called the Masters tournament. Though the same format of matches between the top ranked tennis players was followed in the initial stages, it did not have any effect on the world rankings. But as time progressed, the format changed and the rankings of the players got a boost or a downfall depending on their performance in this tournament too. There are further changes going to be made in the 2009 edition of the Masters Tennis tournament with the name being changed to ATP World Tour Finals. From 2009-12 it will be played at the O2 in London.