Monday, 23 February 2015

Federer has included in his program the tournament in Istanbul

The worldwide No2 Roger Federer made a surprising change in his program.

Last week Federer has revealed the names of the tournaments, which he would participate in to Wimbledon. However on Tuesday Fed Express has decided to make a change and has added to the list the debut tournament calendar of ATP - Istanbul Open.

The race in Turkey will be from the category ATP 250 and will be held from April the 27-th until May the 3-th, just before "Masters 1000" in Madrid.

For the case Federer has filmed a special video message to the fans along the Bosphorus.
"I have been excited, because for the first time in my life I would be able to visit Istanbul. I hope you will be able to see me in the game in April, "said Federer.

A Tournament director of the race in Istanbul is Stefan Tsvetkov, the president of BF Tennis.

Stan Wawrinka has triumphed in Rotterdam

Stan Wawrinka won the 42nd edition of the tennis tournament in Rotterdam hall in the category "ATP 500". In the final, in which he has played in front of over than 9,000 spectators in "Ahoy" the fourth placed Swiss beat defending champions No3 of the scheme Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic with 4: 6, 6: 3, 6: 4 in 1 hour and 58 minutes game.

After the equivalent beginning Berdych has reached the break points and has placed it to lead with 4: 3. In the final game the Czech has served for the set. He reached the point of winning, but Wawrinka saved it with a powerful forehand on the diagonal. In his turn, the tennis player from Lausanne was able to return the attack at the last possible moment, but his opponent went out with an excellent service. In the second set-ball the 29-years old Tomas succeeded and won the part after 39 minutes game.

In the second part the errors of both players became more frequent, perhaps because of the great tension. Wawrinka managed to reach the break points in the eighth game and then made a forehand into the net of the opponent. Immediately Tovi Stan has served for the set at 5: 3 and raised his fist triumphantly after exquisite backhand winner.

The Czech did not withstand mental and let a break in the first part of the game. Federer had a luck, because at the last point the ball stopped in the bar of the net and fell right into his opponent. This gave wings to Wawrinka, who made another break for 4: 1 after precision passing attack. Berdych decided not to give up without a fight and immediately gave back a break. But for more, there were no options. Tomas affect one championship point at 3: 5, but in the next game Stan has lead with 40:1 and has rejoiced after a ball out of the Czech.

So Wawrinka has become the fourth for Swiss with a title in Rotterdam after Gyunthard Heinz, Jakob Hlasek and Roger Federer. Berdych did not managed to become the first defended his title in "Ahoy" after Robin Soderling in 2011.

"It was a difficult week! I am happy that after 10 years I have managed to win in my appearance here. Tomas made a great game, for which I congratulate him. Thanks for the organizers of this excellent held tournament It was a pleasure for me to play here. Next year, I hope to become a champion again, "said after awarding the 29-years old Stan Wawrinka.

Real Madrid - Deportivo La Coruna (Primera Division)

The battle for the title in Spain will be between three teams. The slap in the face of Real Madrid in the last round must be compensated with a convincing victory over Deportivo La Coruna. Unfortunately, they are one of the most uncomfortable rivals for "white ballet" historically. Recently, this complex was overcome by Real.

In the last round of Primera Division, Real Madrid has been heavily beaten with 0:4 by city rivals of Atletico. Largely this is due to several key players who came out of the composition because of injuries. Sergio Ramos, James Rodriguez, Pepe and Luka Modric are still sidelined and we will not see them against Deportivo. After the fiasco against Atletico, Ancelotti cook some changes in starting line-up. The inconclusive Iker Casillas will sit on the bench and in the doorframe will be Keylor Navas. Asier Illarramendi will launch holder and new signing Lucas Silva will wait for his debut in the second half. Nacho will partner to Raphael Varane in central defence in the absence of Pepe and Ramos. Cristiano Ronaldo will try to regain form with some goal in this match, as he doesn`t scored in two games already.

Deportivo recorded two wins and is away from the bottom of the standings. The team handle with the direct competitors in the battle for survival and won against Rayo Vallecano (2:1) and SD Eibar (2:0). Helder Postiga joined Sydnei in the infirmary of the team. They will not travel to Madrid because of various injuries. Coach Victor Fernandez will rely on more defensive midfield for the visit of Real Madrid. This will require the inclusion in the lower positions of Juanfran and new signing Celso Borges. Oriol Riera will get another chance up front in the absence of Sidnei and Postiga. After serving a punishment, in the composition returns Louis Farina, but most likely will remain on the bench.

Guests will act very defensively and will continue with their good performance in defence of recent matches. Real is hesitant after unsteady games lately and we think that there will be not so much goals on Bernabeu this Saturday night.

Prediction Real Madrid - Deportivo La Coruna: Under 4.00 goals
Security: 8/10
Odds: 1.575 at bet365

Some Russians have denied of Sharapova

In Russia have denied of Maria Sharapova. The newspaper "Interlocutor" declared that "she is not our" after a part of the Russian women`s team for "Fed Cup" set against Sharapova along with her semi-final with Ekaterina Makarova of the Australian Open.

Masha has crushed her compatriot and then has felled in the finals from Serena Williams , after that Makarova has accused her in all possible types of bad sportsmanship. This did not prevent to Sharapova to take an active part in the victory over Poland against Agnieszka Radwanska with a success. Even this did not appease the Russians.

"Makarova is our favorite. And Sharapova? She did not even cry in Russian. Moreover, it did not support the view of Eugene Tarpishchev for the Williams sisters. She gave her heart to a Bulgarian. It in no way she to be our girl," says the magazine.

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Nadal did it again!

Rafael Nadal secured his participation in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open. The third in the scheme Spaniard recorded a second consecutive 3 sets victory in Melbourne against 203 cm South African Kevin Anderson with 7:5, 6:1, 6:4. The next opponent is the seventh in the scheme Tomas Berdych.

Rafa had problems only in the first set. He had to reflect to five break points in the 14th scheme rival at 5:5. The champion from 2009 took the part after the break. This was a decisive moment in the game. In the second and third sets, Nadal had control to the events on the court and finished the match without problems.

The Czech Berdych dashed the hopes of the home side of Bernard Tomic with 6:2, 7:6(3), 6:2, and despites the frantic moments of support from the stands.

Rafael Nadal has won the last 18 games against Tomas Berdych, so could hardly wish for a more convenient rival.

Andy Murray: Grigor is incredible! I was lucky at the end

Andy Murray admitted that he had some luck in his victory with 3:1 sets over Grigor Dimitrov. The sixth in the scheme did not miss to praise Dimitrov, declaring that he is one of the best athletes in the tennis at the moment.

"I was finally lucky . Several nets were received in my favour. The games even in the last set were
with an advantage for the one than for the other. I just get luck at the end. The match tonight was fascinating, I hope you liked it. Grigor is a great athlete, very quick around the court and also good at rolling. He reaches the balls which are impossible for the others. I think I made a good game "said in the interview on the court Murray.

In the quarterfinals, Murray will meet the last surviving representative of the hosts Nick Kirios.

Rafa showed confidence and qualified for the second round

Rafael Nadal qualified for the second round of the Australian Open after recording seamless victory with 3:0 sets over Dudi Sela with 6:1, 6:0, 7:5 for a little more than two hours of play.

The Spaniard started the meeting very strong and after 57 minutes on the court, already had a lead of 2:0 sets with only one lost game. In the third set, Sela levelled the game and even several times reached the break points, but however he did not take advantage from them. Nadal made a late breakthrough, which ensures his victory.

"In the first two sets I showed the game that I want to see. Then my level dropped a little and I began to assume a lot of mistakes. Overall, I am happy to go ahead after victory in 3 sets, especially after my last exit on the court and the problems that I had, "said Nadal after the meeting.

In contention for a place in the quarterfinals, Nadal will face the giant from South African - Kevin Anderson.

Nadal has been asked about the shocking loss of Roger Federer, who left the tournament in the 3rd round and he said: "It`s a part of the sport. Me, Roger, Novak Djokovic and Andy (Murray), we are years on the top and for us became increasingly difficult to maintain our level. Everyone wants to beat us when he faced us and gives everything. Our sport is becoming more competitive. I feel sorry for Roger and I wish him all the best in the tournaments until the end of the season."

Bookmakers give serious advantage to Murray against Dimitrov

Grigor Dimitrov will face against Andy Murray in the match of the second round of the Australian Open. The meeting is the last of the program in the central court "Rod Laver Arena".

World bookmakers are clear - Andy Murray is the big favorite in the match! Briton leads with 4:2 wins in the direct meetings with Dimitrov and the odds of success for Murray in is 1.285. The rate for the ultimate success of Sportsman No1 of Bulgaria is 3.50.

Bets on sets are also "in favour" of Britain. The ability of Murray to get the match with 3:0 sets is estimated at 2.40 and for Grigor Dimitrov to take a set or two respectively at 4.00 and 7.00.

The highest rate of success for Grigor Dimitrov with 3:2 sets is 9.00.

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Eintracht - Borussia Dortmund

This Sunday at the "Commerzbank Arena" in Frankfurt, Eintracht takes Borussia Dortmund in a match of the 13th round of the German Bundesliga. The odds for the game offered by the bookmaker bet365 are as follows: 5.00 for a home win, 4.33 for a draw and 1.61 for the victory of the guests. The last meetings between the two teams were last year, were the advantage is for Borussia Dortmund. Jurgen Klopp`s boys won the both meetings without even to conceding a goal - 1:0 and 4:0.

Eintracht recorded an important victory in the last round against Borussia Monchengladbach with 3:1. Eagles made a significant turnaround in the second half after the break. With this victory, the team of Thomas Schaaf interrupted a series of five losses in all competitions and climbed to the 12th place in the standings. Now they have two important matches with Borussia Dortmund and Werder Bremen at home. Thomas Schaaf has problems with injured players and will not be able to rely on Kevin Trapp, Constant Djakpa, Nelson Haedo Valdez and Jan Rosenthal. In the central defence we will see Marco Russ and Alex Madlung next to the Brazilian Anderson.

Borussia lost during the week from Arsenal in the Champions League with 2:0. However, this match was irrelevant to the Germans, because they already had participation for the tournament in spring. In the Bundesliga, Dortmund performs quite disturbing. Jurgen Klopp`s boys are on the 16th place in the standings with only three wins from 12 matches. In the last round Borussia missed the victory in a visit to Paderborn, ended with a draw 2:2 after the break. Sokratis and Mats Hummels have injuries and again the young Matthias Ginter will be next to Neven Subotic in the central defence. Marco Reus again injures his ankle and will be out until the end of the year. On his place, at the left flank of the attack will be Kevin Grosskreutz.

In this duel, we will see two teams that make effective matches and our forecast analyzed by tennis-picks is over 3.0 goals in this match at odds of 1.675 at bet365.

Football prediction Eintracht - Borussia Dortmund: over 3.0 goals
Security: 7/10
Odds: 1.675 at bet365

Azarenka is back!

Victoria Azarenka officially is back among the best in the world! Former No1 was with various injuries and missed most of the last season and is out of the Top 30 rankings, but now she reminds for
herself with a victory. Azarenka won with 6:4, 6:2 over Caroline Wozniacki in the match of the second round of the Australian Open.

Early in the match, Azarenka pulled with 3:0 games after effecting two breaks. Wozniacki levelled after the eighth game for 4:4. There was another break for the champion of 2012 and 2013 years, which this time did not flinch and with serve from her side closed the set with 6:4.

In the second part, Victoria made an early break, then another one and the final success with 6:2. After the last point, Azarenka delighted the audience with dance on the court.

Curiously, Azarenka hasn`t win over a competitor of the top 10 more than a year. "I`m happy that I can play again at this level. I tried to be focused and to take advantage of my opportunities," said Victoria.

In the third round, Azarenka will compete with Barbora Zahlavova Strycova from the Czech Republic.

Nadal survived almost five hours battle

Rafael Nadal qualified for the third round of the Australian Open. The Spaniard made a tough turnaround after over four hours battle against qualifier Tim Smyczek (US) - 6:2, 3:6, 6:7, 6:3, 7:5.

In the next phase the former No. 1 will play against another player outside of the top 100 - Dudi Sela. They have no formal meeting.

Nadal looked tired from the third set. He failed to close part of its service at 5:4. Came to a tiebreak, which Smyczek convincing win. Then Rafa left the court and received medication by a physiotherapist on the court.

The fourth part of the decisive break for Nadal came to 4:2 and this brings the game to the full format. Finally, in the end of the fifth part Nadal break him. He saved three match points, but Nadal close the game with his service with 7:5.

"Very difficult evening. I do not know what happened, but I`m definitely not in optimum condition. I want to congratulate Tim. He is a true gentleman. There are not many people who will do what he did at 6:5 in the fifth set. After the first part I was very tired. The support I received from the crowd was fantastic and helped me a lot, "said the Spaniard after the game.

"I do not know what happened, I felt dizzy. I had cramps in the body. I was not in the best condition and this is not normal after one-hour play. I had to fight for every point and give myself a chance to win," said Nadal.

Petra Kvitova is the new champion of the tournament in Sydney

Petra Kvitova started the season with a title! She triumphed in the tournament in Sydney, after the final with Karolina Pliskova 7:6 (5), 7:6 (6).

The match between them continued nearly two hours and with this title Kvitova gets theoretical chances to lead the WTA rankings after the Australian Open.

Pliskova started the match by breaking in 5:4 served for the first set. Kvitova broke back and then pulled the first part in a tiebreak.

They exchanged a break in the second set, which was also solved by additional game. Kvitova showed better nerves in the tiebreak, which ensure her triumph.

Kvitova ended the match with 38 winner hits in her account and 30 unforced errors. Pliskova recorded 20 winner hits and 21 errors.

The expectations of Wilander for Australian Open

The "EuroSport" analyst Mats Wilander shared his expectations before the start of the Australian Open.

"This victory over Raonich in the finals of the tournament in Brisbane was very important for Federer. Roger needs to go in the first three or four rounds in three sets if he wants to have a chance in the match against Djokovic, Murray or Nadal. For me this is the key to success for him.

"I think Rafa can win any tournament in which he participates. If he participates - he is ready. He may not play in the best possible way, but he reminds Serena Williams - their confidence rises in the course of the tournament, match by match. Nadal in the first round of a Grand Slam tournament and in the semi-finals - we talk about different things.

"I am convinced that Andy Murray is in his best form. He was in this shape when he won the Olympic Games, US Open and Wimbledon. In that time he was more dangerous. On the other hand, he impressed me after the operation back. Incredible quickly bounced back. I am confident that he will make an excellent tournament and he waits for a several strong months of hard courts before the season on clay, "said Wilander.