Showing posts with label Del Potro. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Del Potro. Show all posts



Twitter is a social media platform where you can connect  with all, celebrities, players, reporters, fans, friends, everyone! So I thought wouldn’t it be an interesting idea to see the twitter reaction to Federer/Delpo match!

Here are some interesting tweets for you where you can see the media, player’s and fans reaction to Federer’s win yesterday:
  1. Darren Cahill -Scary good performance by The Federer
  2. Christopher Clarey - Don't look back Jimmy. Fed's 232 GSlam victories just one behind Connors' open era record. 30 GSlam semis just1 behind Connors, too #ausopen
  3. Matt Cronin-Federer yanks DelPo around & wins 64 63 62, thru to his record 9th straight semi at Aussie Open. Very impressive to say the least.
  4. TompaSthlmOpen -Roger dominated today's game against Delpo. Interesting to see that hitting the ball hard is not always the right thing to do....
  5. PatrickMcEnroe-What do we owe you Roger for that master class?
  6. Mahesh Bhupathi- If Roger continues to play like he did today, you gonna have to throw the rankings out of the window and peg him as the favourite.What say?
  7. niketennis -1000 matches. 232 grand slam victories. 0 sets lost this tournament. The #Federer Mastery continues. #makeitcount
  8. kmcg016- Federer is being added to the thesaurus as an alternative for beautiful, classy, sublime, remarkable, inspiring , elegant, GOD!! #Federer
  9. rogerismygod-It is safe to say that Roger #Federer has made my life much more beautiful . Congrats on the reaching 1000 matches.
  10. ShaynaJay-I can't be to upset my fave is out, fed was just at another level....awesome win for ur 1000th match fed! 
Funny tweets  which were tweeted during the match:
  1. Christopher Clarey -  BREAKING: Federer has sweat marks on his shirt.
  2. RD_Tennistalk - Clijsters has Federer-Del Potro point
  3. James LaRosa - Roger Federer, from the Latin "Rogerus Federum," which means ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
  4. Delpotweeties - Lucky I like you so much Federer, otherwise I'd be very mad #federer #delpotro
  5. TheSportBird -When I watch with my dad I find myself saying things like, "What an attractive man" rather than, "YOU ARE SO HOT, ROGER!"
  6. cindy67- Rog, got a date with Mirka and the twins in 30 mins?( Considering he just finished the match in  1 hr 59 minutes)

Random tweets worth mentioning
  1. kmcg016-Wen my alarm goes off at 7.30 for work I usually cry today I bounced out of bed at 5.30 to watch the champ ..The persuasion of Fed #Federer
  2. anna_tennisfan - All 4 men who play QF today are sponsored by Nike. #random
So which one was your favorite?

I will be publishing Twitter Reaction regularly, in case you have more interesting tweets for the matches, please feel free to let me know at https://twitter.com/#!/ApekshaHA

Also: Federer/Nadal Epic Semi- Final - What do Australian Open Stats Indicate?- Part 1




If you have any questions- You can mail me at [email protected]http://twitter.com/#!/ApekshaHA or http://on.fb.me/pouTOy




Twitter Reaction- Federer/DelPotro Match!




Twitter is a social media platform where you can connect  with all, celebrities, players, reporters, fans, friends, everyone! So I thought wouldn’t it be an interesting idea to see the twitter reaction to Federer/Delpo match!

Here are some interesting tweets for you where you can see the media, player’s and fans reaction to Federer’s win yesterday:
  1. Darren Cahill -Scary good performance by The Federer
  2. Christopher Clarey - Don't look back Jimmy. Fed's 232 GSlam victories just one behind Connors' open era record. 30 GSlam semis just1 behind Connors, too #ausopen
  3. Matt Cronin-Federer yanks DelPo around & wins 64 63 62, thru to his record 9th straight semi at Aussie Open. Very impressive to say the least.
  4. TompaSthlmOpen -Roger dominated today's game against Delpo. Interesting to see that hitting the ball hard is not always the right thing to do....
  5. PatrickMcEnroe-What do we owe you Roger for that master class?
  6. Mahesh Bhupathi- If Roger continues to play like he did today, you gonna have to throw the rankings out of the window and peg him as the favourite.What say?
  7. niketennis -1000 matches. 232 grand slam victories. 0 sets lost this tournament. The #Federer Mastery continues. #makeitcount
  8. kmcg016- Federer is being added to the thesaurus as an alternative for beautiful, classy, sublime, remarkable, inspiring , elegant, GOD!! #Federer
  9. rogerismygod-It is safe to say that Roger #Federer has made my life much more beautiful . Congrats on the reaching 1000 matches.
  10. ShaynaJay-I can't be to upset my fave is out, fed was just at another level....awesome win for ur 1000th match fed! 
Funny tweets  which were tweeted during the match:
  1. Christopher Clarey -  BREAKING: Federer has sweat marks on his shirt.
  2. RD_Tennistalk - Clijsters has Federer-Del Potro point
  3. James LaRosa - Roger Federer, from the Latin "Rogerus Federum," which means ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
  4. Delpotweeties - Lucky I like you so much Federer, otherwise I'd be very mad #federer #delpotro
  5. TheSportBird -When I watch with my dad I find myself saying things like, "What an attractive man" rather than, "YOU ARE SO HOT, ROGER!"
  6. cindy67- Rog, got a date with Mirka and the twins in 30 mins?( Considering he just finished the match in  1 hr 59 minutes)

Random tweets worth mentioning
  1. kmcg016-Wen my alarm goes off at 7.30 for work I usually cry today I bounced out of bed at 5.30 to watch the champ ..The persuasion of Fed #Federer
  2. anna_tennisfan - All 4 men who play QF today are sponsored by Nike. #random
So which one was your favorite?

I will be publishing Twitter Reaction regularly, in case you have more interesting tweets for the matches, please feel free to let me know at https://twitter.com/#!/ApekshaHA

Also: Federer/Nadal Epic Semi- Final - What do Australian Open Stats Indicate?- Part 1




If you have any questions- You can mail me at [email protected]http://twitter.com/#!/ApekshaHA or http://on.fb.me/pouTOy







It’s the showdown many fans have been waiting for at Australian Open. The comeback player of 2011 takes on arguably the greatest tennis player in a rematch of 2009 QF in Australian Open.  

Although many people are predicting an upset, I thought it will be a good idea to look at their performance so far in Australian Open:

Stats
Federer*
Del Potro
  1st Serve %
61
60
  Aces
36
40
  Unforced Errors
74
101
  Winning % on 1st Serve
81
78
  Winning % on 2nd Serve
63
48
  Winners
143
124
  Receiving Points Won %
44
48
  Break Point Conversions
48
59







                   




*Federer has played 3 matches in AO

Roger Federer   

My Opinion: Federer is clearly playing well and has already hit 143 winners (19 more than Delpo) in 3 matches. The clinical display of tennis by Federer on Sunday evening was breathtaking to watch and there is no denying the fact that if Federer can embrace the pace of Delpo’s shots by mixing his shots and attacking more on Delpo’s second serve (48% win record),he has a strong chance of repeating 2009 AO QF result again.

Tip: To defeat him, one needs to hope that he has a bad day with serve and makes a lot of unforced errors. (As a recap in US Open Final in 2009, Federer served only 50% on his first serve, double-faulted 11 times, hit 62 unforced errors and converted only 5 Break points out of 22- a mere 23% BP conversion rate)

Quote: "I thought Del Potro had a chance to be No. 1 to be honest, he was playing that well."

Juan Martin Del Potro

My Opinion:  After his return last year, he rose from 485 to no. 11 in the world. An incredible feat  achieved only by a few, no doubt he is the first choice of analysts  about who has a chance of entering top 4. If he has to beat Federer, he will have to hit his thunderous first serves and hope to outplay Federer with his punishing forehand, the way he did it in 2009.

Tip: To beat him, one will have to serve well and mix up his shots in terms of drop shots and volley.

Quote: Roger is the best tennis player of the history, and of course he's the favorite. I remember three years ago I play in quarters against him and I only won three games.

All in all, we have a blockbuster match lined up which will be played in tough conditions during daytime. It will be a test of fitness for both the players and heat can definitely play an important role in the outcome of the match. I think the way the conditions will be, it can favor Roger as he likes to play on a faster court (as being played in the daytime) and is one of the fittest player around!

My pick- Roger Federer! What about you?



If you have any questions- You can mail me at [email protected]http://twitter.com/#!/ApekshaHA or http://on.fb.me/pouTOy

Federer vs. Del Potro – Statistical Preview of Australian Open Quarter Final!




It’s the showdown many fans have been waiting for at Australian Open. The comeback player of 2011 takes on arguably the greatest tennis player in a rematch of 2009 QF in Australian Open.  

Although many people are predicting an upset, I thought it will be a good idea to look at their performance so far in Australian Open:

Stats
Federer*
Del Potro
  1st Serve %
61
60
  Aces
36
40
  Unforced Errors
74
101
  Winning % on 1st Serve
81
78
  Winning % on 2nd Serve
63
48
  Winners
143
124
  Receiving Points Won %
44
48
  Break Point Conversions
48
59







                   




*Federer has played 3 matches in AO

Roger Federer   

My Opinion: Federer is clearly playing well and has already hit 143 winners (19 more than Delpo) in 3 matches. The clinical display of tennis by Federer on Sunday evening was breathtaking to watch and there is no denying the fact that if Federer can embrace the pace of Delpo’s shots by mixing his shots and attacking more on Delpo’s second serve (48% win record),he has a strong chance of repeating 2009 AO QF result again.

Tip: To defeat him, one needs to hope that he has a bad day with serve and makes a lot of unforced errors. (As a recap in US Open Final in 2009, Federer served only 50% on his first serve, double-faulted 11 times, hit 62 unforced errors and converted only 5 Break points out of 22- a mere 23% BP conversion rate)

Quote: "I thought Del Potro had a chance to be No. 1 to be honest, he was playing that well."

Juan Martin Del Potro

My Opinion:  After his return last year, he rose from 485 to no. 11 in the world. An incredible feat  achieved only by a few, no doubt he is the first choice of analysts  about who has a chance of entering top 4. If he has to beat Federer, he will have to hit his thunderous first serves and hope to outplay Federer with his punishing forehand, the way he did it in 2009.

Tip: To beat him, one will have to serve well and mix up his shots in terms of drop shots and volley.

Quote: Roger is the best tennis player of the history, and of course he's the favorite. I remember three years ago I play in quarters against him and I only won three games.

All in all, we have a blockbuster match lined up which will be played in tough conditions during daytime. It will be a test of fitness for both the players and heat can definitely play an important role in the outcome of the match. I think the way the conditions will be, it can favor Roger as he likes to play on a faster court (as being played in the daytime) and is one of the fittest player around!

My pick- Roger Federer! What about you?



If you have any questions- You can mail me at [email protected]http://twitter.com/#!/ApekshaHA or http://on.fb.me/pouTOy



Sitting in my apartment, looking at high rise buildings and watching people walking on the streets, I sometimes wonder What is it that motivates people to get up every day and pursue their goals. At times we think life is tough and why it is that we have to endure hardships? Lots of questions pass my mind without any clear answers in sight. As usual, like a habit, I turned towards my favorite sport to seek the answers to the unsolved mysteries of life.

The past two weeks saw a lot in Tennis: Djokovic’s unbelievable comeback after trailing by two match points against Federer, Murray’s continuous ranting during Semi Finals when he lost points, Nadal’s pouring body and heart on every single point in the Finals and Djokovic’s 17 winners in the final set to clinch the US Open title. What a fortnight it was for all of us to revel in the glory or disappointment of our favorite players.

Then came Davis Cup and things took turn for better or worse in very short time; we witnessed - Nadal, Federer all emerged out on top and the person who was on top fell on the court with severe back pain and possibly out from the tennis circuit for next 4-6 weeks.

But one player who stood out for me during all this was Juan Martin Del Potro. Just by looking at him made me go back to the previous question- What is that motivates a player or person to get up every day, practice in and out without fail to achieve his/her goals. Look at him - everything was perfect for him in 2009 when he won US Open defeating Nadal and Federer and claiming his first GS until injury struck him and forced him out for nearly a year. In the past two years, he has seen Nadal winning 3 GS and Djokovic accomplishing a yearlong of achievements which no one had even imagined in their dreams.

I just wonder what made this player fight with his injury and practice every day to make sure he comes back in fine form. There would have been so many doubts in his mind: Will I ever play again, Will I be the same Del Potro again? He suffered early exits in all the GS he played on his comeback. People had high hopes from him and were expecting a lot but he was not able to deliver until now.

It all looks so easy to us sitting here, but imagine, he is like us- he would have also wanted to sleep till 12-1 in the morning, go out and enjoy with friends party every day till its late , eat every possible cake and food and roam around freely. But as I can sense, he chose to forego all of this and maintained his daily schedule , managed to drag himself out of his comfort zone and practice  to achieve his goal of returning back to his peak form : 2009 US Open and possibly achieve even more. Amidst all the focus on Top 4, here is a player who has silently taken his country to Davis Cup Finals and possibly could write another golden chapter in tennis like Djokovic did last year. Who knows we might see another Djokovic born in him next year if all goes well in Davis cup for Argentina and Del Potro.

But coming back to my main point- why is it that we are not able to resist temptations in life and succumb to comfort and luxury whereas all these top players who have all the comfort and luxury stick to discipline in their life when they can relax and not sweat it out for hours on and off the court.  Can't we do the same? Look at Del Potro, here is a person who is working hard even when all the limelight is on Djokovic/Nadal, not letting his body win over his mind and working it out when he can easily succumb to all the pleasures of life.

Finally, I got the answer I was looking for: It’s all in our mind. Even we can go and give our heart out to achieve our goals but we tend to falter because of lack of determination. No wonder - People who are lazy will not have luxury and people who have luxury will never be lazy!