Pete Sampras shows confidence on Rafael Nadal

Pete Sampras reckons that if Rafael Nadal manages to stretch his career for another 5 years, he may end up with more slam trophies than his bitter rival Roger Federer.


As per Sampras, till the time Nadal is active in the game, he will always have a great chance at Roland Garros because that’s a surface he knows better than anyone else.

Yes at All England Club, he is not quite the same player and may not be very difficult to beat, but in the Australian and the US open, he is there and thereabouts with the best.

So if he keeps himself going till the age of 36 like Federer has, there will be many occasions in future where he will find himself in the position of winning a slam, but, up to what length of time does he remain active? That’s a really big question. Read more »

KYRGIOS MATCHES INTO CINCINNATI OPEN FINAL

Nick Kyrgios has matched into his first ATP 1000 final. He is focused on being the first Australian to lift a Masters series since Lleyton Hewitt at the Indian Wells tournament of 2003.


He would be facing a tough opponent though in GrigorDimitrov.

Kyrgios has been impressive in Cincinnati, defeating Ivo Karlovic, Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer. It was Ferrer who gave him tips that helped his fitness level, according to Kyrgios.

“I played him when I qualified for the US Open, and I think his coach met up with my coach [Simon Rea]. They kind of wrote down on a big sheet of paper what I had to improve on. One of the things I know I’ll never forget on the sheet was ‘Learn to suffer.’” Read more »

FERRER GETS WILD CARD FOR ESTORIL OPEN

Former world No. 3 David Ferrer is set to appear at the Millennium Estoril Open after being offered a wild card, according to reports. The Portuguese event is set to happen in early May.


Ferrer is poised to star at the event for players in the ATP 250 category. The Spain international was a rave from 2007 to 2011 before reaching the final of the French Open in 2013. He won the World Tour finals in 2007 and he saw successes in the BNP Paribas Masters and Davis Cup. He is a clay court specialist but he is currently on a poor run.

Ferrer’s career win-loss record is 696-339 but this year it stands at 3-7. His victories have come in hard courts. His appearance at the Australian Open was brief, exiting in the third round. Kevin Anderson saw him off in straight sets in Barcelona but he is relentless. Read more »

THIEM CLAIMS EIGHTH ATP WORLD TOUR CROWN IN RIO

On the Latin American Golden Swing,Dominic Thiem has found a home as he surged on to win the ATP World Tour titleat the Rio Open presented on Sunday by Claro.


In one hour and 34 minutes, the Austrian fought past Pablo CarrenoBusta winning 7-5, 6-4 and going on to take home the trophy at the Jockey Club Brasileiro.

The ATP World Tour crown would be his eight so far, second at the 500 level and third on the Golden Swing He had also previously triumphed in Buenos Aires and Acapulco in 2016. Firing 25 winners, he prevailed over CarrenoBustawith 14 on his forehand wing and seven aces.

In order to extend his FedEx ATP Head2Head edge to 5-1, Thiem also fired on thereby converting four of eight break chances. Read more »

FERRER – I DON’T DESERVE GRAND SLAM TITLES

David Ferrer, 34, recently addressed his lack of a grand slam title.


Having had an astonishing career on the court so far, the talented sportsman hinted that the main reason he has not won any grand slam title was simply because he doesn’t “deserve” it.

In a recent interview, the player was quoted to have said: “I don’t have a grand slam because I don’t deserve one. Despite not having the much coveted title the player does not believe his career will be less impressive if he fails to attain the grand slam in his forthcoming years.

This comes as no surprise as ferrer has had a really outstanding career and boasts of victories in several games. He possesses a staggering 685 singles wins, ranks 13 in the all-time victory list, and yet throughout his successful 16-year career the grand slam title still proves elusive.

In the history of the game, not very many players surpasses David Ferrer in the number of single games won. In fact, only three active players; Roger Federer with 742 wins, Rafael Nadal with 804 wins and Novak Djokovic with 1080, have won more singles than the tennis star. The closest that the talented sports man has come to bagging a major event was in 2013 when he reached the French open final but lost that showdown to a ferocious Rafael Nadal, a fellow Davis cup teammate.

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David Ferrer Fights Against His Luck

In the Australian Open this year David Ferrer is being considered as an unlucky player.


He is a great player, but being one of the big four in the top numbers is tough and that is what makes it difficult for him to win a well deserved title. Many feel that if he had been born at a different time he would probably have won a few Grand Slam titles by now. However, with the big four names who are his contemporaries, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Andy Murray, it has been difficult for him. The loss that he had last Wednesday in the quarterfinals stands testimony for that.

He has been deterred by injury as well as other issues that have been out of the game. However, though he has been able to claim titles and victories that could have been his, the hard work that he puts in his games do not go unnoticed. The Spaniard was unable to go through to the semi finals. He lost out to Andy Murray who is now second seeded in the world titles. However, among the best players in Grand Slam he has been among the top 16. He even reached the finals, which makes it commendable for him, the way he has stuck around and persevered. Read more »