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Monday, July 30, 2012


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Federer is Seeing The Olympic’s Big Picture

Roger Federer has boosted his Wimbledon confidence even further with his three-set winning start over Alejandro Falla at the London Olympic tournament, With his next match coming against Julien Benneteau, the three-set format at Wimbledon could poses a theoretical danger after the Swiss trailed Benneteau two set to love a month ago on the grass.

The 30-year-old said that he's finally absorbed the fact of claiming his seventh title at Wimbledon three weeks ago over Andy Murray and running his career total to 17 majors. He is trying to fill a gap by winning his first Olympic gold, saying every round feels like a final.


Sharapova Sees That The Olympics is Different From a Tour Tournament

Maria Sharapova is finding fame has its ups and downs at the London Olympics. She insisted carrying the Russian flag in the Official Opening ceremony was one of the most memorable experiences of her life but suffered the consequences of being one of the world’s most recognizable sportswomen when she visited the Olympic Village cafeteria.

“I'm usually pretty naïve about like people's knowledge of me, my career, what I've achieved,” admitted a grinning Sharapova after her first competitive appearance that produced an emphatic win over Israel’s Shahar Peer . “I try to be pretty humble about it, but the biggest mistake I've made in a long time was entering the cafeteria. I didn't walk out eating any food. I barely got an orange juice. It was quite funny. Actually, I didn't sign any autographs, it was just pictures. I felt like a little statue.”


Baltacha is Looking at Her Career

Britain's Elena Baltacha is pondering her tennis future after a first-round exit at the London Olympic event, with the 28-year-old revealing that she might well require surgery on both of her dodgy ankles.

The player admitted: going under the knife could mean the end of her career which has left her with a modest `02 ranking. "We're talking about taking six months and having the surgery done," she told Olympic media.


Murray Senses a Warmth From the British Spectators

Andy Murray admits he feels a new warmth and affinity from the British public after his Wimbledon final display and subsequent emotional tears. And he is in the mood to repay this new support by winning an Olympic medal.

If there were any fears Murray’s return to the Olympic-garbed Centre Court might suffer from a lack of intensity after the disappointment of the Wimbledon final exactly three weeks earlier, they were perfectly balanced by an exemplary opening-round performance. Every aspect of the Murray game seemed to be working perfectly as he outplayed Stainslas Wawrinka 6-3 6-3. His motivation was clear as he marched to victory in less than an hour and a half and repaying the support he felt from the crowd.


Hewitt Denies Retirement is Approaching

Lleyton Hewitt enters as Australia's battler in yet another Olympic games, with the 31-year-old former Wimbledon winner assuring that retirement is not yet on the horizon.

"There has been speculation for the last 20 Grand Slams. I'm the ultimate professional, focused on what I have to do, and once you get other thoughts, you're not going to do your best," he told local media.


Russell Says Paire Does Not Play a Normal Game

Flaky Frenchman Benoit Paire came and went as first seed at the Farmers Classic in Los Angeles, with his peculiar behavior on court making his losing effort even more of a puzzle. The No. 50 is known as something of an iconoclast, playing his own way and in particularly unorthodox fashion.

He paid the price for his quirks, crashing out in his opening match in straight sets to 34-year-old American grinder Michael Russell. The top seed committed 38 unforced errors, with the match taking an even more bizarre turn due to what might or might not have been an abdominal muscle problem.


Radwanska Wants to Forget Her Historical Match as Soon as Possible

Olympic historians will remember Julia Goerges first round win over Agnieszka Radwanska but the beaten Wimbledon finalist will want to purge the memory of her demise as soon as possible.

It feels like it’s already been used for two weeks and there are a lot of bad bounces,” said the 23 year-old from Krakow. “For sure it's not the same court that it was three weeks ago.”


Querrey Has Top 20 Ranking in His Sights

Sam Querrey is eyeing a possible return to the Top 20 and a US Open seeding dream after lifting his ranking from 57th to 37th by winning this third straight title at the farmers Classic in Los Angeles. The Californian also came close to setting an ATP record with his 6-0, 6-2 defeat of Lithuanian qualifier Ricardas Berankis.



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Los Angeles

Singles - Final
(2) S Querrey def. (Q) R Berankis 6-0 6-2
Doubles - Final
Bemelmans/Malisse def. (3) J Delgado/Skupski 7-6(7-5) 4-6 10-7 (Match TB)

Singles - First Round:
(2) N Djokovic def. F Fognini 6-7(7-9) 6-2 6-2
(3) A Murray def. S Wawrinka 6-3 6-3
(4) D Ferrer def. V Pospisil 6-4 6-4
(5) J Tsonga def. T Bellucci 6-7(5-7) 6-4 6-4
(15) K Nishikori def. B Tomic 7-6(7-4) 7-(7-4)
J Nieminen def. S Devvarman 6-3 6-1
N Davydenko leads Radek Stepanek 6-4 0-1, suspended/rain
G Soeda leads M Baghdatis 7-6(8-6) 2-3, suspended/rain




Singles - First Round
Julia Goerges def. (2) Agnieszka Radwanska 7-5 6-7(5-7) 6-4
(3) Maria Sharapova def. Shahar Peer 6-2 6-0
Yaroslava Shvedova def. Simona Halep 6-4 6-2
Timea Babos def. Galina Voskoboeva 6-4 6-2
Anna Tatishvili def. Stephanie Vogt 6-2 6-0
Ons Jabeur Leads (15) Sabine Lisicki 4-3, suspended/rain
Varvara Lepchenko tied with Veronica Cepede Royg 7-5 6-7(6-8), suspended/rain
Doubles - First Round
Li/Zhang def. Dulko/Suarez 6-4 6-2

Singles - First Round
Chang Kai-Chen def. (6) Iveta Benesova 6-3 6-2
(Q) Michelle Larcher de Brito def. Mirjana Lucic 6-3 3-6 6-1
(WC) Eugenie Bouchard def. Karin Knapp 6-2 7-6(7-4)
Doubles - First Round
(3) Lee-Waters/Moulton-Levy def. Karatantcheva/Sema 6-1 6-3
Chakvetadze/Stephens def. Czink/Husarova 1-6 6-4 10-3 (Match TB)
Falconi/Scheepers def. Bengson/Hendler 7-5 6-3


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