Jun 2, 2010

Does Roger Federer still have the drive to win?

I thought Roger Federer would easily beat Robin Soderling after the first set victory.

I was wrong.

It's like a deja vu all over again. Remember Rafael Nadal's fourth round lost last year to Soderling at Roland Garros? But honestly, the pain for Nadal and his fans were so much greater compared to Federer's lost last night.

So, the Swede sensation defeated Federer 3-6, 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 to reach the semifinals and end the Swiss maestro’s run of 23 consecutive semifinal appearances in Grand Slam tourneys.

Federer seems cool and even joked about it.

"They all come to an end at some stage. You hope they don't happen, but they do. It was a great run," Federer said.

"Now I've got the quarterfinal streak going, I guess."
LOL! Now seriously, for someone who used to set the bar high, do you think he would settle for less now? Are we ever going to see him in any Grand Slam final again or is he contented with the current 16 GS titles and a happy family of 4?

(Images via Yahoo! Sports)

Jun 1, 2010

Rafael Nadal on football

World Cup fever is here again. The first match will kick off in just less than two weeks.
"I love football," Nadal says. "Sure, I'm going to watch the World Cup."
Being a Spaniard, Nadal will of course root for his own country.

Nadal plans to see as many matches as he can in between matches during the Wimbledon later this month.
"I think Spain has an unbelievable team, a complete team: the goalkeeper, the defenders, and the attack is unbelievable. We have a chance to win," Nadal says.

"But at the same time, when you play matches ... anything can happen."
Speaking of match results, so far Nadal is doing great at the French Open.

The King of Clay moved into the quarterfinal yesterday after beating up and coming player Thomaz Bellucci in straight set 6-2, 7-5, 6-4.


Jo-Wilfried Tsonga likely to miss Wimbledon

Looks like Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will miss the grass court season after injuring his right hip during his fourth-round match against Mikhail Youzhny at the French Open.

The Frenchman underwent scans that confirmed a muscle lesion in his hip and he'll probably have to rest for the next 10 days.

Then he'll have
to undergo another checkup to see if he can play at the Wimbledon which is scheduled to start on June 21.

(Image via Yahoo! Sports)

May 31, 2010

HCFoo loves Sam Stosur!

"I guess a lot of people have changed their idea about what kind of tennis player I am recently. I guess that's a good thing."
~ Samantha Stosur who beats Justine Henin in the fourth round at Roland Garros yesterday.

She's right!

Earlier this year, I've told tennis pal Esther that I'm going to make Samantha Stosur my idol. I had enough of Maria Sharapova, Jelena Jankovic, Ana Sharapova and their inconsistency.

(Image via Yahoo! Sports)

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