Hewitt hauls himself back from the brink in Cincinnati

August 18, 2009

Cincinnati, Ohio – Two-time runner-up Lleyton Hewitt led fellow Aussie Chris Guccione to wins Tuesday at the Cincinnati Masters with his upset of Swedish 12th seed Robin Soderling 3-6, 7-6 (10-8), 6-4.

Playing after recovering from an elbow injury that had kept him out of Montreal, French Open finalist Soderling was unable to close out against the determined Hewitt.

The two-time Grand Slam champion Australian saved match points in the second-set tiebreaker on his way to turning it around for victory in the third.

Qualifier Guccione knocked off German Philipp Kohlschreiber 7-5, 2-6, 6-3, hammering 19 aces in his 90-minute win.

Czech Tomas Berdych went through at the expense of 10th seed Fernando Gonzalez, who quit after losing the first set 6-4.

Spain’s Guillermo Garcia-Lopez put out another seed as he accounted for number 11 countryman Fernando Verdasco 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-4).

Hewitt, who has been coming to Cincinnati for a decade without a title, achieved his comeback win after suffering with a hip injury in recent weeks in North America.

“I knew it would be a tough match,” said the 28-year-old. “It was nice to get a win and go through.”

Hewitt’s compact game was in contrast to the free-swinging attack from Soderling. The Swede struck 55 winners but also had 50 unforced errors. Hewitt managed 19 winners but help his unforced error count to 11.

Hewitt’s victory was his 23rd at Cincinnati against seven losses at an event where he has reached the semi-finals or better five times.


2010 world cup qualifying matches in South America

April 25, 2009

Two rounds of world cup qualifying matches in South America are ended. Nope no bad surprises even. Paraguay leads with 23 points; And Brazil is in second with 17 points, followed by Argentina with 16 points. These countries will be seen always there at the world cup

Desires of Soccer lovers from reside of the South America haven’t passed off so far. They all are set up to book their soccer packages once their teams qualify. Mathematically all the squads are in a chance to qualify for the world cup. But at the moment Uruguay is just on the brink of inching away Ecuador. Uruguay is the front runner with 13 points but nearly followed by Ecuador with 12 points and Colombia with 11 points.

Chile is likewise in tilt but Ecuador isn’t the bad team either. Losing to Venezuela did not weakened their reputation but a fateful show against Brazil essential have been getting down.=

Serena recovers from horror

April 1, 2009

Serena Williams held onto her top ranking with a crucial victory Wednesday over China’s Li Na, 4-6, 7-6 (7-1), 6-2 to reach the semi-finals of the Miami Masters.

The top seed and three-time champion at Crandon Park must get to the final to be certain of remaining atop the WTA table. If she loses Thursday to the winner from her sister Venus or Czech Iveta Benesova, then Russian Dinara Safina steps up to the summit.

Master Blaster Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar

April 1, 2009

Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar is an inborn genius who is playing cricket representing Indian team. Everyone who loves the game cricket will tell “if cricket is our religion then Sachin is our God”. He started his career in the year of 1989. He is the highest run getter in both Test and ODI format. He is the highest century hitter in both format of the game. He is the best all-rounder too. He has taken 42 wickets in test and 154 in ODI. He is highly commended by the father of cricket, Don Bradman. He is best in all type of shots. He received Wisden Cricketer award for the year 1997. India is really proud to have him.

Sachin Tendulkar Scored 42nd Century

March 23, 2009

Indian cricket team has been doing good from the first ODI against New Zealand. Indian batman are going great in this tour , especially sachin , shewag , Yuvraj singh and so on. After the historical victory in ODI , the first test started on 17th , march , 2009. In the first innings , New Zealand scored 279 runs. India started well. After gambhir’s catch , sachin tendulkar came to play. From the starting , he played extra ordinary shots.

He scored 70 runs in the end of day 2. Today (day 3) , sachin and Yuvraj open the innings. From 160 balls , sachin scored his 42nd century. It’s one of the innings of Sachin Tendulkar. Sachin is in the first position with 42 centuries in the list of highest test century hitters. Ricky Ponting is in secomd position with 35 centuries. Gavaskar and Lara are in the third position. Hope Little Master will continue his journey……

IPL’s popularity be affected by being held outside India?

March 23, 2009

The Indian Premier League will be played outside India. Barely two weeks before the high profile tournament was to begin, South Africa and England are being considered possible venues.

The billion dollar baby that is the IPL is prepared to incur any costs to make sure the event goes ahead as per the original dates and original schedule of 59 games.

Elections are bigger and we have to respect the needs of the government. But we are from the entertainment field, BCCI is from Sports so that is important that sports and enter go on as well. This is an attempt to resolve the problem and no to create one.”

So, with 19 days to go for the tournament and a toss up between South Africa and England as the possible venues, England could have the edge because the 20-20 world cup starts immediately after the IPL gets over.

The team owners who will be most inconvenienced by the logistics were united in their support for the IPL’s decision.

The Indian Premier League’s revised schedule

March 10, 2009

The Indian Premier League’s revised schedule was given to the Home Ministry. The Home Ministry will hold talks with the states and the Indian Cricket Board.The new schedule, which will be referred to state DGPs, is said to be based on these dates and is waiting for the final go-ahead from the authorities.

The 45-day extravaganza begins on April 10 and the 60 matches to be played among eight teams and spread over eight cities will end on May 24.