Thursday, January 19, 2012

Djokovic advances to idle

Novak Djokovic has qualified for the third round of Australia Open after the fast track to solve its commitment to a Santiago Giraldo which was more or less. The Serbian, current defending champions now have to cross Nicolas Mahut, who beat Tatsuma Ito. Andy Murray, meanwhile, also advanced by beating Edouard Roger-Vasellin smoothly.

Novak Djokovic won his ninth consecutive win in Australia, where defending champion, and submitting the Colombian Santiago Giraldo by an aggregate score of 6-3, 6-2, 6-1 in one hour and forty-two minutes in the shock closed the day shift at the Rod Laver Arena. Djokovic takes to the track knowing its performance. So when a player like Giraldo takes the initiative in the light with an early break, not scared or nervous as could happen before. His play, without doubt or cracks, is capable of solving small bumps of play, the more normal party starts given the lack of pace and competition at this stage of the season, played only exhibition in Abu Dhabi, who won before go to Melbourne. The pupil of Marion Vadj took up residence in the bottom track and from there he maneuvered the comeback. He went from 2-3 to 6-3, 4-0 in an opening and a closing of eyes giving the feeling of boosting trade only when the situation required and managing forces knowing that this race is long distance. A break in the opening game of the third set was definitive for decanting a game without much history. 'Nole', with no wear, you will have time now to prepare their match against Frenchman Nicolas Mahut , who beat Japan's Tatsuma Ito by a score of 1-6, 7-6 (6), 6-2 and 6-2 after two hours and fifty minutes at the Melbourne Park Tennis 8. Djokovic and Mahut, No. 81 of the ATP rankings, have been measured on two occasions to date with a win for each player. If Cherbourg Challenger 2005, the victory went to the Gaul (7-5, 6-7, 7-6), the only professional match between them in Metz 2006, retaliation took good Balkan (6-2, 6-3).

Andy Murray agreed to the third round after beating the Frenchman smoothly Edouard Roger-Vasellin by a score of 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 in one hour and fifty-eight minutes of play in a clash played at the Hisense Arena . The next Scottish rival, supervised in the stands by Ivan Lendl , will be the French Michael Llodra , who met his match against Russian Alex Bogomolov Jr. by a score of 6-1, 6-3, 4-6, 5-7 6-4. Murray and Llodra have seen the faces so far on two occasions (Metz 2007, U.S. Open 2008), both on cement and two with victory for Dunblane.

For the rest of the day's victories include French Richard Gasquet at the Kazakh Andrey Golubev (6-4, 6-2, 3-0 and removal) and the Serbian Janko Tipsarevic at the Australian James Duckworth (3-6 , 6-2, 7-6, 6-4).

Serena Williams reaches 500 wins

Serena Williams had a special victory against Barbora Zahlavova Strykova. In addition to seal his move to the third round of Australia Open, where the wait Greta Arn, the U.S. firm win number 500 in his career.

A sprained ankle suffered untimely Brisbane put the participation of Serena Williams in the Australia Open in doubt. The least of the Williams sisters, champion in these parts on five occasions (2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010), won his sixteenth consecutive victory in Melbourne in 2010 did not take part to be injured, to break the second round Czech Barbora Zahlavova Strykova by an aggregate score of 6-0 and 6-4 after one hour and eight minutes in a clash played at the Rod Laver Arena.

Serena started the game making a 'donut' in the first round. It was a seen and unseen just 22 minutes in which the U.S. just gave up nine points to his rival, gripped in the line and blew erratically when the arm for a walk. A break in the fourth game of the second act was the final blow to a party that had less pace than history. Serena was able to close to 5-1, but dropped off the throttle and finally put to rest the pin in the tenth game. "I love playing the Grand Slam and I love the competition. More than anything, I do not like to lose. That kind of tournaments gives me very hungry and work harder to get the results I want," warned Serena, now intersect with Hungary's Greta Arn , who beat Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova by a score of 6-2, 3-6 and 10-8 in a clash played at the track 6. Serena and Arn, two veterans of 30 and 32 years respectively, have never met.

Sharapova Cyclone

Maria Sharapova qualified for the third round of Australia Open after signing a new exhibition on the cement of the Rod Laver Arena. If your only gave a debut game against Gisela Dulko in the second phase repeated company before Jamie Hampton. Amen Mary went round Ana Ivanovic and Vera Zvonareva, among others.

Maria Sharapova in Australia could achieve a double objective has been pursuing for some time: a new Grand Slam win, the fourth in career victories after the 2004 Wimbledon, U.S. Open 2006 and 2008 Australia Open - and return to the world's No. 1 , which should get claim victory in Melbourne as long as your final opponent was not Petra Kvitova . The Siberian, who was among the early-season cotton by problems in his right ankle, an injury that occurred in Tokyo last year, has refined its set-up at Melbourne Park. After disposing with the authority to Gisela Dulko in her debut in this edition of 'major' Australian Sharapova agreed to the third round after beating the American Jamie Hampton by an aggregate score of 6-0, 6-1 in one hour and four minutes play in the crash that opened the day at the Rod Laver Arena. Hampton endured seven minutes without yielding their service, time taken to burn the first game of the match. Sharapova the punch, especially its pounding right, was gradually undermining the U.S. position by the wall across the table. The pupil of Thomas Hogstedt served as conductor of the game, playing every point as if it were the final, hitting every ball stuck on the track and giving good example of the motivation you have in this tournament regardless of their rival. Despite not showing the best version of his repertoire had no trouble in closing the first set with a 'bagel'.

Hampton, who lives in the post 144 of the WTA rankings, was guilty of inexperienced in games of this caliber. The fear of not being able to soar allowed his rival grow and play comfortably even after getting a new break in the opening game of the second act. Forcefulness, comfort and exquisite quality. The monotonous Russian superiority was broken only by the respectable ovation as a tribute to the first game for the U.S.. The next opponent on the way Sharapova will be the German Angelique Kerber , who defeated Canada's Stephanie Dubois by a score of 7-5, 6-1 in one hour and fifty-four minutes to play in the crash that opened the track 8 Melbourne Park. Kerber Sharapova never been measured to date.

For the rest of the day's victories include Serbia's Ana Ivanovic at the Netherlands Michaella Krajicek (6-2, 6-3), the Russian Vera Zvonareva at the Czech Lucie Hradecka (6-1, 7-6) , of the Russian Ekaterina Makarova to Estonia's Kaia Kanepi (6-2, 7-5), of the American Vania King to Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (5-7, 6-3, 6-4), of Germany Sabine Lisicki to the Israeli Shahar Peer (6-1, 6-2), of China's Jie Zheng at the Italian Roberta Vinci (6-4, 6-2), and the Romanian Sorana Cirstea at the Polish Urzula Radwanska (1-6 , 6-2, 6-3).

Who for Messi?

In speed or dribbling. Messi is almost unstoppable for the defense of Real Madrid . It's his favorite rival, who has broken more times. Only one of his thirteen goals were from set pieces. The rest came as a result of a play, a genius or a great pass. And by the way left hanging on 24 rivals.

Messi was found against Real Madrid in 2007 with a hat trick . The band then heeled, Miguel Torres neglected his marking on two occasions. In the third made ​​a number of escapism from Helguera , the very Torres , Gago and Sergio Ramos . This action also opened one of his signature scoring variants: the protection granted.

Helguera , Ramos (three times), Pepe , Cannavaro , Albiol , Khedira and Christian have succumbed to the insistence of Argentina. Fell to the floor in a last effort. The ultimate expression of defensive intensity.

As a legacy of quality are the goal he achieved in 2008 to overcome a Vaseline out of Iker Casillas and let Cannavaro driven into a pole, or the one who got in 2010 after beating Albiol with a control chest.

Houdini which closed its only triplet to date or was surprised at the Santiago Bernabeu with balloon conduits impossible. In the Champions League in 2011, was able to weave between Lass , Albiol , Marcelo and Ramos . On the last leg of the Supercopa repeated Dodge invented the impossible and return, which he did to Khedira to open and close the second play of the game as Barca.

Their main argument is the speed rush. Relegated to your bookmarks and to top it appears foreshortened to a touch. Fleeting and swift. Is Messi and his peculiar white catalog are some reasons for his three golden balls. His goals trivote question, man or positional markings. Posed the big question, who is able to stop him?

"I had many offers but am very happy in the U.S."

The English midfielder David Beckham has decided to renew for two more years Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer (MLS) United States, rejecting the option of returning to Europe, as confirmed by the entity.

"This was a very important decision for me. I had many offers from clubs around the world, but I still love to play in the U.S. and win trophies with the Galaxy," said the footballer.

Beckham, who came to American club in 2007, he starred in 2011 the best year, winning for the first time the league, and has prioritized the stability of his family before embarking on a new career in another league, and it had a large range of Paris Saint Germain.

"My family and I are very happy, we have established in the U.S. and hope to spend many more years here," added the former Real Madrid, who next meet May 2 37.

He dreams of going to the Games
Beckhamn is one of his dreams to go to the London Olympic Games next summer, why it was thought would opt to return to Europe. However, the competition will resume next March with the Galaxy.

"I've seen firsthand how popular football is today in the United States and I am more committed than ever to growing the game here," said Beckham, in his five years in the Galaxy, has twice been included in the 'All-Star' and ended 2011 with a record 15 assists, which allowed him to be in the 'MLS Best XI'.

Meanwhile, their coach, Bruce Arena, was "thrilled" to be able to continue to count on it. "It was one of the best players of the season could not have achieved the title are it. We hope to repeat that success again this season with him," he confessed.

"There has been much speculation over the past four months about where he would play, but we have focused on renewable energy. David had many options and we are delighted that you are comfortable here, not only our organization but also with Los Angeles. will remain an important part of our club, our family and our city, "said Tim Leiweke, president and CEO of AEG.

The team will begin spring training next week, will premiere in competition on March 7 against Toronto FC in the first leg of quarterfinals of the Champions League CONCACAF domestic competition and start three days later, when they host Real Salt Lake at the Home Depot Center.

Piqué: "The team players were exemplary"

Pique avoids any assessment Pepe stomp on Messi. They must be others who decide. "Some people act when they see these things. If they do well they should do something," he said of the Competition Committee. Barcelona defender believes the Portuguese was an isolated incident. "Players of the Spanish team had exemplary behavior," he said. [So what we live on]

"The general attitude of Real Madrid is exemplary. That a player makes the decision to do something wrong does not affect everyone. Players of the Spanish team had exemplary behavior.'s Overcome all. There will be problems," he said on the call for February national team.

Instead, it was more specific in comparing the behavior with which Pepe could have any player of Barcelona: "The whole world has seen the pictures. He should not give my opinion. If it were my partner does not know what to do. In our locker room no player able to do it. "

Piqué is valid for the plan chosen by Jose Mourinho to try to defeat them. "Madrid has a coach who does his best to deal with a party. The opinions of the press are fickle. Raisins to be the best to worst in 90 minutes," he said.

The center is not clear that Barca play style may do more harm to your computer. "Each approach offers different challenges. I can give examples like Getafe, who are locked behind and lost the game. Before the Madrid if we are attentive to counterattack half game won," he added.

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