The Mexican boxer Juan Manuel Marquez, super champion of the World Boxing Organization (WBO), announced his retirement later this year, is realized or not a fourth fight against Filipino Manny Pacquiao.
"We're going this year, whether or not it is the fourth fight with Pacquiao: we go. I have nothing to prove. Everyone knows what I can and I'm calm," said Marquez media. "I will continue with my schedule, in April, 14 or 21, possibly before the Argentine Cesar Cuenca in Mexico City, another fight in July and November talking about another fight, if Pacquiao, if not, no problem and we retired, "he said.
He said he put a limit this year for the Philippines to accept the fourth fight. "But to not accept it and gave the answer, if not for fear the fight would have been arranged immediately." The boxer, with 19 years as a professional boxer, said he is about to close its cycle in boxing.
"The time, the family and I, with 28 years dedicated to boxing, I ask. Also looking to start a cycle to one hundred percent, stay focused on what needs to be done," Marquez said in reference to their possible application to public office by the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI). He said that does not have a formal offer PRI for a possible candidacy in federal elections next July 1, which will renew the 500 deputies and 128 senators in Congress.
Friday, March 2, 2012
Verdasco seems to have found an antidote in the Mexican league that has made him recover his best tennis after the rebuke suffered in past tournaments. Even so, ended up suffering, not knowing that a duel sentencing date for a spot in the final with the winner of the match between Stanislas Wawrinka and Jeremy Chardy. The first set was clear to Verdasco. The Madrid player was better on serve and did not grant any option to 'break' to Almagro, a finalist last year in Acapulco, which found no place in the entire manga. With an early break 'Fer' encarriló his lead in the match as 6-4.
Then the player Murcia was gradually improving his tennis and minimizing mistakes, but before, and had left his service in the first game of the second set. Verdasco enjoyed confidence and again with a comfortable early lead. However, both are unpredictable Spanish tennis player and left for the latest games a finale.
With the 5-4, Verdasco took to take the match. Despite solve three balls break, and also lose a game, the Spaniard ended up losing their service. Almagro party clung fiercely and forced the tiebreak. In sudden death, the Murcia came to enjoy a 5-2 advantage, but in a surprising twist Verdasco party went around the marker and took the set and the ticket to semis.
On the other hand, the Spanish tennis player Estrella Cabeza Candela were defeated in their quarterfinal match (6-4, 6-3) to the Italian Sara Errani. The match was very even but opted for the seeded number three in the tournament thanks to his success with the kick, which left the women's Spanish Acapulco without representation.
Ten times they have faced in the circuit, ten victories for Roger Federer against Feliciano Lopez . The Toledo, wrapped in the stands by coach Alberto Berasategui , showed a good level at the start of match, the Swiss master tuteando both at the bottom of track and in the art of topspin and volley. However, when the set came to a head, it was Federer who stepped on the accelerator. Feli had to save two break balls with (15-40) in the tenth game, to end up giving your service, and thus the set-in on your next service. In the eighth game, both players were with the service firm. Federer was in the octvo game and his first chance to rest, who put the nail to a party that reflected a 7-5, 6-3 in favor of the Basel after an hour and a playroom. In the quarterfinals, Federer will face the Russian Mikhail Youzhny , who got rid of American Mardy Fish by a score of 6-2, 7-6 (0) after one hour and forty-seven minutes. Federer and Youzhny have met 11 times, always with the Swiss victory.
In the quarter-final derby will enjoy a Serb, who faces Novak Djkokovic , world No. 1 and current defending champion, and Janko Tipsarevic . The first beat Ukrainian Sergiy Stakhovsky by a score of 7-6 (5), 6-3 after an hour and a half of play in a duel in which 'Nole' managed to raise a mini-break in the first set and a side 1-3 in the second act, while Janko bowed to Italian Flavio Cipolla by a score of 6-7 (2), 6-1, 6-1 after two hours and fifteen minutes of play. Djokovic and Tipsarevic have faced to date four times, with a record of 3-1 in favor of the first.
Also on the top of the table will play the semifinals go to British Andy Murray and Czech Tomas Berdych , third and fifth seed in the tournament. While Murray won the Swiss Marco Chiudinelli by a score of 6-3 and 6-4 after one hour and twenty minutes, Berdych defeated Slovakian Lukas Lacko by a score of 6-1 and 6-2 after one hour and nine minutes.
Meanwhile, Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro defeated the Kazakh Andrey Golubev (6-4, 6-2).
The last nine editions of the tournament in Dubai has had two major players, Roger Federer , champion in 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2007, and Novak Djokovic , winner of the last three years. Only Rafael Nadal (2006) and Andy Roddick (2008) have managed to alter the domain that Swiss and Serbian have had on the UAE cement. At the moment both first and second seed in the table, have made their place in the semifinals. Federer won with authority to Russian Mikhail Youzhny , who has won twelve duels in which they have faced, this time by an aggregate score of 6-3 and 6-4 after one hour and nine minutes. The Basel just had to save in the tournament two balls break, giving in this meeting only 14 points on serve. In the next phase, Federer will have to be measured against the Argentine Juan Martin del Potro , who beat Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga by a score of 7-6 (1), 6-2 after an hour and a half of play. Federer and Del Potro faces have been seen to date eleven times, with a record of 9-2 in favor of Federer.
Djokovic, meanwhile, won the Balkan derby to Janko Tipsarevic by a score of 6-1, 7-6 (6) after one hour and thirty-six minutes (saving a 4-1 and 6-5 to rest against the tie-break), reaching a background of 10-0 so far this season. The next opponent will be No. 1 circuit Briton Andy Murray , who solved their commitment against Czech Tomas Berdych for a score of 6-3 and 7-5 after one hour and fifty-one minutes. Djokovic and Murray have faced to date eleven times, with a record of 7-4 in favor of the Serb.
"I wanted to have more tranquility." This justifies Nuria Llagostera the decision made to minimize its activity in the world of the racket to the discipline of stunts. "I'm very happy. Not turn back even if you paid me. I think it was a step forward in my career and I'm enjoying a boost from the first minute. I'm happy with how things are going I in 2012, but I want the best is yet to come, "he says.
The Majorcan left to mate with Maria Jose Martinez , with whom he went on to win the WTA Championships-one Spanish couple to be crowned in this prestigious tournament, to link to Arantxa Parra , his companion in Elitia. "Like all the changes we need an adjustment period, but we compenetramos well on track," he says.
Next to the Valencia were crowned in Brisbane, signed in the second round of Australia Open and won the Fed Cup doubles against Russia.
However, in the last two occurrences of Nuria, Doha and Dubai, your partner has been the Australian Anastasia Rodionova , with whom he has two semi-finals. "Arantxa decided to stay in Barcelona to train, prepare for Acapulco fell in the first round title-defending and protecting an individual ranking does not want to lose. This makes it difficult to track time we add more, but we both knew at first that they are things that could happen, "he says.
Nuria will travel on Sunday to the U.S. to begin the tour that will take you to play on the courts of Indian Wells and Miami. "My schedule is very clear because I play all the big tournaments. It's the only way to preserve a high ranking (now ranked 21)," he says.
"The goals for this season was to make a well in the Grand Slam (his best results are the semifinals of Roland Garros 2010) and Let's play to reach the London Olympics. I do not want to retire without getting a big and enjoy a new Olympic experience, "says Nuria, who took part in the Beijing 2008 individual falling in the first round and second in doubles.
Your ticket to the Olympics going to reach the Top Ten in the classification of double; expect that Spain goal four players on the court and can aspire to select a doubles partner, receiving one of the wild card granted by the information, or expect that the choice RFET to occupy one of the places that have the Spanish delegation.
"The issue has been addressed above with Arantxa Sanchez Vicario because until it reaches the appointed date (the cut is made at the conclusion of Roland Garros) A lot can happen. important thing to be excited about. also played on the grass , a surface that does not give me bad and my partner comes very well, is good news for us, "he stresses.
Despite overcoming the thirties, Nuria have confessed here to stay. "I feel physically very well and I do not lack ambition. I still think I have much to say to a tennis court," he says.
Always positive mood, smile on face and look forward stored in the raquetero, Llagostera is dismissed with a wink: "Once again we speak in a month. And may be with a title more in the honors ...".
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