This post is intended to help amateur or intermediate players who are making their first weapons in this BEAUTIFUL sport. They are tips to maximize the possibilities of play tennis that each one has based on your own technique and physical and psychic state. This help comes in tips format to make it more entertaining to read. Read more…
If this idea has crossed your mind, we offer new annual academies of 2017 play tennis with professional training. These academies are located in places where tennis has great roots and usually from the great tennis players who then triumph in the circuit.
Specifically, these schools are in Spain, France and the United States, home to great players and countries hosting very important tournaments, such as Roland Garros or Open USA. You can combine the complete educational year with training to increase the tennis level but without leaving aside the school environment. Read more…
The tennis world has had in the past 10 years a referent who will go down in history as one of the most fighter athletes inside a track, is none other than Rafa Nadal, who despite all the difficulties has always managed to get out of the bumps with good footing.
The Manacorí has won 14 Grand Slam tournaments, being the player who has won more times on 9 occasions, as well as being the youngest player to win the Golden Slam, which consists of Win Wimbledon, Australian Open, Roland Garros, United States Open and Olympic gold medal. In total, 69 individual titles and still has a career, this year won the gold medal in doubles with his partner and friend Marc Lopez at the Rio Olympic Games. Read more…
Many still wonder how it is possible to return to this level after many months standing at that level with 35 years. Federer reveals the secret of his great change.
Many were looking forward to seeing Roger Federer again on a tennis court in 2017 after six months away from the tracks. There were few who hoped that he would win great titles again, and many were content to keep seeing him. The Swiss have completely broken all the schemes and nobody, not even himself, expected a return as triumphant as it is having. With an ultra-offensive game and more damaging than ever, Federer is astonishing everyone by his game. Roger himself last week at Indian Wells revealed the secret behind his success in 2017. Read more…
Swiss tennis player. Roger Federer was born on August 8, 1981, on the banks of the Rhine, in the capital of the canton of Basel, in the mark that separates Switzerland from Germany. Son of Lynette and Robert Federer, she South African, the Swiss, its progenitor, until becoming its manager, made good the life of a representative of pharmaceutical laboratories.
Roger grew up in an environment of farmers and farmers, on the outskirts of Basel. Hence he is a simple guy, who does not feel at ease between executives in suit and briefcase.
First steps on the courts
He grew up with the image in his memory of two great champions in the All Tennis Club, Stefan Edberg and Boris Becker when he saw on television the Wimbledon final they both played in 1989. He grabbed his first racket at age eight, but football and Ice hockey kept him undecided until the age of fourteen when he joined the Swiss Tennis Federation, where he had a bad time because he was subjected to intense surface preparation on land.
At that time, he had an unbearable character, so much so that when he trained in the high-performance centers of Ecubles in the German area or Bienne in the French, he broke an infinity of rackets that he threw against the ground when a blow failed.
Then crossed in its trajectory the Swedish technician Peter Lindgren, who tame it until it could control its anger. Fruit of it and thanks for its excellent service and volleys, soon began to win local and national tournaments. He closed his junior stage in 1997, winning the Orange Bowl against Argentine Guillermo Coria. It was his first year in the ATP, where he started as the 700th in the world after being named “Best Junior” of the year.
In 1998, with only seventeen years made a debut like an absolute professional of the ATP. That year he played only five matches but finished in the number 302 of the ranking, which in a single year had advanced 398 positions. The following year can be considered the one of its authentic debut on the world circuit, because already it played several important tournaments, among them Roland Garros, Wimbledon, Miami, and Montecarlo. Finished, then, season 1999, happened to occupy the number 64 of the ATP.
The year 2000 was also learning, especially looking in the mirror of his modern idol, Pete Sampras, although the Swiss are a more versatile player because it adapts better to all types of surfaces, including land. That season already began to surpass the first rounds, and even reached the round of 16 of Roland Garros.
In 2001 he confirmed that his projection was unstoppable. He reached the quarterfinals of the tournaments in which he did not pass the first round in 1999 and also won his first ATP title, the Milan Tournament, played indoors, and finished 13th in the ranking. He finished the following season as a revelation player in 2002, considered the year of his consolidation after winning both the Vienna and Sydney tournaments, as well as the Hamburg Master Series. He also reached the final of Miami but failed at Wimbledon and at Roland Garros, which prevented him from reaching the second place in the ATP ranking. It was sixth.
At the end of 2003, the Swiss star finished second in the ATP Champions’ Race after winning seven tournaments: his first Grand Slam (Wimbledon), and the Houston Open, Marseille, Dubai, Munich, Halle and Vienna; That is, on all surfaces. In addition, it was proclaimed champion of the Masters Cup, when defeating in the end to Andre Agassi by 6-3, 6-0 and 6-4.
On September 13, 2004, he officially became the champion of the ATP Champions Race, a ranking in which he scored the most important tournaments of the year. Since the creation of the Open era in 1968, he was the player who soon reached the first place of this classification.
Thus, Federer, who humbled the excellent Australian player Lleyton Hewitt in the final of the United States Open (6-0, 7-6 (7-3) and 6-0), also snatched him the first place in the world ranking (Number one in the world) to the American Andy Roddick, perhaps the only two tennis players, along with Juan Carlos Ferrero of Spain, who could make him shade in this new decade of the 21st century. In addition to winning in the United States, he won two Grand Slam titles (Australia and Wimbledon), five Masters Series (Indian Wells, Hamburg, Dubai, and Toronto) and the Houston Masters Cup.
Since the creation of the ATP in 1990, Federer, with his three Grand Slam, became the second tennis player to conquer in the same season three of the four big tournaments since in 1988 it obtained the Swedish Mats Wilander. Tony Trabert (1955), Lew Hoad (1956), Ashley Cooper (1958), Roy Emerson (1964), and Jimmy Connors (1974) were all equally well-off.
At the end of 2003 Federer broke with his coach because he was convinced that he did not need a coach: “When I’m on the court I play, not him. I learned so much, that I felt prepared to take care of myself, and for that, I only use a friend as a sparring, “he said. For his part, Lundgren commented: “He spent all day playing the PlayStation, and when something went wrong, he could not control his anger.”
The heir of Sampras
Since leaving his discoverer, Federer only resorts to his physical trainer, the Swiss Pierre Paganini, and his physiotherapist, the Czech Pavel Novak. His travels along the international circuit are accompanied by his parents and his girlfriend, former Slovakian tennis player Miroslava Vavrinec, who is in charge of relations with the press. In 2003 he also broke with the powerful IMG organization to create his own company (RF), formed entirely by his family and the friends that make up his environment, and which debuted on the market with the fragrance “RF-Roger Federer”.
Federer has fixed his residence in Munchenstein. With his compatriot, Martina Hingis, he is the pride of Switzerland, where in 2003 he was named “Best Sportsman of the Year” and “Swiss of the Year”. In addition, at the end of that season, the Association of Tennis Professionals proclaimed him “Best European Player”.
He is a fan of Italian food and cheeses, and his favorite animals are the lion and the tiger (though he takes care of his cow Juliette, which was given to him by a Swiss fan after winning the Gstaad Tournament). His favorite music is AC / DC and Lenny Kravitz, and he is a fan of FC Basel.
He combines his training with the practice of other sports, such as golf, football and downhill skiing, and dedicates a few moments to the march of the Roger Federer Foundation, which he created in December 2003 to serve the homeless children living in South Africa In New Brighton, near Port Elizabeth, and promoting sport among young people.
As a great tennis fan, I am, I set out to develop a historic ranking of male tennis players, subjective and based solely on my personal preference, and here is the result. These are, in my opinion, and in the order listed, the twenty best tennis players in history. Read more…
A conquest carved out of the pure effort. Stan Wawrinka was proclaimed champion of the US Open to raise in New York his third title of Grand Slam. The Lausanne, who have won the last 11 finals he played, came (6-7 6-4 7-5 6-3) a high-intensity match to the current champion and number 1 of the Emirates ATP Rankings Novak Djokovic, marking the territory In Flushing Meadows and sinking its figure in the history of the sport. Its collection of greats, joining the victory in the United States to the worked in Melbourne 2014 and Paris 2015, grew to double its weight in the circuit. Read more…