Roger Federer – seeded second – ranked third round at Melbourne Park on Wednesday defeated in four sets to Simone Bolelli. The sixth seed, the Scot Andy Murray is another favorite progressed and made losing just six games, also the Czech Tomas Berdych (7) and Serbian Viktor Troicki in the third round form key after eliminating Jurgen Melzer and Argentine Leonardo Mayer respectively and the South African Kevin Anderson (14) and a former finalist of Australia, the Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis.
Among the ladies Russian Maria Sharapova (2) some problems anyway surpassed the second stage win in three sets over compatriot Alexandra Panova. Unfortunately they left out the Spanish Silvia Soler Espinosa who lost to Italian Sara Errani () and Lara Arruabarrena who lost to Belgian Yanina Wickmayer.
Spent some troubles the former world number one, Roger Federer, who took to heat engines in his duel with Italian Simone Bolelli . After a first set where the Swiss did not find a way to generate danger to his opponent, gives Federer 6-3, he recovered to dominate the Italian 6-3 6-2 6-2. Meanwhile Berdych, always one of the animators earned the veteran Austrian Jurgen Melzer 7-6 (0) 6-2 6-2, will face a tough rival Viktor Troicki – Chennai champion – who won in four sets to Argentina Leonardo Mayer (26) 6-4 4-6 6-4 6-0. Continue reading “Australia Open 2015: Roger Federer and Murray to 3rd round”
The company that organizes the Giro d’Italia, RCS Sport, has released the list of teams participating in the Giro d’Italia 2015 and other races organized as Tirreno – Adriatic or Giro di Lombardia. In the great span of three weeks, among the 22 teams who will be starting in San Lorenzo al Mare not be two men who did last year, the Europcar and Colombia.
Of the five invitations, four have gone to four Italian teams Pro Continental category. The Bardiani and Androni Giocatoli, customary leaders of the race, will be in the Giro and the Nippo – Vini Fantini, you have a winner of this race, Damiano Cunego, and Southeat, former Yellow Fluo, a team put in discord doping cases but the arrival of a new sponsor has opened new doors of the Grand Tours.
The big news is who has taken the fifth invitation, which has not been as stated above for Europcar, despite the good job he did in 2014, or for Colombia, which had been receiving it two years. He takes the Polish CCC team, a team that had been many years without competing in a wide turn and that has in its ranks with veterans like Davide Rebellin, Stefan Schumacher and former Movistar Sylvester Szmyd. Continue reading “The 22 teams participating in the Giro d’Italia 2015”
We all have many activities to do, we stay so busy that we exercise becomes almost impossible and in some cases we produce more stress than tranquility. But our health is a reflection of our quality of life and we all want to have a life of quality. This article will give you advice on how to improve physical fitness.
The biggest obstacle to exercise is not often our will or desire but our time, and we have to do so many things, we do not have time to exercise.
As a coach I had an experience that marked my life. Many years ago one of my athletes told me that his father wanted to exercise but had no time. Continue reading “Tips to Improve Physical Fitness”
The basketball may seem a difficult game, but anyone can be competitive to master these three specific skills: dribble, shoot the ball and play defense. As a coach of youth, teach these three skills must be the focus of their work. To teach children the basic basketball skills, you need to know the mechanism behind each of these skills.
Dribble seems simple, but in reality can be a bit more complicated. At first ask each one of your players hit the ball up and down with both hands. When you feel that they are already dominating with both hands, ask to do the same with just one hand. Now comes the hard part. Ask to hit the ball with one hand and without looking at the ball. This is perhaps the most important key skill for being a good basketball player and is important to teach her even at the beginning of all.
Then comes the pitch. Instead of just letting his players hurl the ball in any way to the basket, you must teach them the best way to do this. Start with your feet. Player feet should be far apart on the same shoulder width when the player is preparing to shoot. Continue reading “Teaching basic basketball skills”
A Nasser Al-Attiyah, as well as Marc Coma, has less than 200 km of special this Saturday to be confirmed as winner of the Dakar in the car category. The Qatari driver not only saved the penultimate day of the raid without problems but also extended his lead over Giniel de Villiers, under normal conditions, can no longer reach the pilot Mini.
Mini, as foretold, being the most powerful brand in the raid and on Friday they accounted for a new stage victory with Orlando Terranova. The Argentine driver has added four victories in this Dakar and continues thinking about the accident that left him without options in general because in the other stages has added four wins and some second places enabling it to be near the top.
Cars covered the same special bikes 298 miles in length in which there were some pilots who risked fighting for the special and others who took it more calmly. Among the first group were Newfoundland and Vasilyev, both pilots Mini, who were those who were setting the fastest times at point’s intermediate step. Continue reading “Dakar 2015: Newfoundland earns Mini”
The African Nations Cup 2015, which eventually will play in Equatorial Guinea, begins this Saturday, January 17 with the dispute of the first two games. The hosts along with the Congo are the two who play the first match of the tournament in Bata, the city where on February 8 grand final will be played.
So you know who play this competition and when playing, then we leave you with the full schedule:
• Equatorial Guinea – Congo, January 17 at 17:00 in Bata
• Burkina Faso – Gabon, January 17 at 20:00 in Bata
• Equatorial Guinea – Burkina Faso, January 21 at 17:00 in Bata
• Gabon – Congo, January 21 at 17:00 in Bata Continue reading “Complete calendar of the African Nations Cup 2015”
The 2014 FIFA Ballon d’Or already has an owner: Cristiano Ronaldo. As expected, the Portuguese footballer has been who has received from the president of FIFA, Sepp Blatter, the award for best player of the year award winning for the third time in his career, one with Manchester United in 2008 and the last two consecutive years as a player of Real Madrid.
The now former French footballer Thierry Henry announced the name of Cristiano Ronaldo, chosen by players, coaches and journalists ahead of the other two finalists, Messi and Neuer. Ronaldo numbers in the year have been simply overwhelming: 61 goals in 60 games, top scorer in the Spanish league and Champions League record for goals with 17, in an edition.
He has also won four titles in his contribution was fundamental: Champions League, the Copa del Rey, the UEFA Super Cup and Club World Cup. His only must the World loose with Portugal, became physically touched and fell in the first phase. Continue reading “Cristiano Ronaldo wins 2014 FIFA Ballon d’Or”
In this article you will learn some tennis tips for beginners in the world of tennis that will help you if you are newly starting with the sport to correctly choose your first tennis racket.
The first thing to know is that when you start playing tennis is not necessary to buy the latest high-end racket used by professional players but if I agree to invest some money in a good brand of racket midrange as the while you lasted racket is great and it shows in the feeling of beating the quality of its components and characteristics.
If you have money problems I recommend you buy an average range of racket and if your problem is liquidity 😉 I recommend when buying your first racket you start with the cheapest borrowed racket or and now I will explain because I do not recommend you to buy the racket more expensive or more high-end store.
Tennis racquets are all different and player choose the racket searching for a match between your shot type, physical characteristics of the player and racket. For this reason when you start recently is a complete lottery to choose a racket and it is useless to spend too much on it. Continue reading “Tennis tips for beginners”
The Swiss former world number one Roger Federer began his career in the tour 2014 Thursday at the Brisbane International with a hard-fought victory against the local John Millman. They qualified for quarterfinals Canadian Milos Raonic and Australian James Duckworth and Sam Groth.
In women will have two former world number one in semifinals: Russian Maria Sharapova (1) that eliminated the Canary Carla Suarez Navarro (7) in straight sets and Serbian Ana Ivanovic who got out in three Estonian Kaia Kanepi . The other two will be among the top four are the Ukrainian Elena Svitolina and American Varvara Lepchenko.
Canadian Milos Raonic began his participation in Brisbane with a smooth victory over Kazakhstan’s Mikhail Kukushkin scoring 17 aces and breaking once a manga to win 6-3 6-4. The Australian Sam Groth will be the opponent in the quarterfinals. The local beat Polish Lukasz Kubot 6-4 6-7 (2) 7-6 (3) in a match studded aces (21 for the winner and 14 for Kubot) and lasted almost two hours and a half. Continue reading “Brisbane International 2014: Federer and Raonic quarter-finals, Sharapova eliminated Carla Suarez”
Poland’s Lukasz Kubot caused the big surprise of the day on Tuesday in Brisbane leaving out of the race to Kevin Anderson (5) and filtering through the classified to the second stage as the Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov, American Steve Johnson, Finland’s Jarkko Nieminen, Kazakh Mikhail Kukushkin, Slovak Martin Klizan and Australian Sam Groth who eliminated defending champion Lleyton Hewitt.
In the women’s top ranked quarterfinals are Germany’s Angelique Kerber (3), the Ukrainian Elena Svitolina, American Varvara Lepchenko and former world number one Russian Maria Sharapova – top seed – which lost only one game against Kazakhstan’s Yaroslava Shvedova.
In Brisbane the first round matches were completed in the men’s. Roger Federer already known rival, will be the local John Millman he received an invitation from his hometown tournament and took to beat the American Rhyne Williams 6-3 6-1 in 64 minutes. Continue reading “Brisbane International 2014: Hewitt eliminated Sharapova and Kerber quarterfinals”