Rafa lost to Steve Darcis in first round of Wimbledon

Last year, It was Lukas Rosol who smashed Rafa with his wildest down the line forehand winners. Now it is Steve Darcis who defeated Nadal with his smooth and fine game.

At the beginning of the match I felt that Darcis has week game, he relied on only his quick serve. Weak forehand and backhand. No power in them. But as match progress, he started hitting with power, with confidence. And Nadal played his game quiet normally.

Another upset for Nadal in straight years(Photo : ATP Facebook)

Please don’t say he was not 100% fit. He was able to play his natural game from the beginning of the match. But only thing is , he might be nervous in first round because he didn’t has any match practice after Roland Garros final.

Credit to Steve Darcis, who hold his nerves in the crucial moments and eventually made another upset for Rafael Nadal at wimbledon.

“Nobody was expecting my win today. OK, Rafa didn’t play his best tennis today, but I knew the first match on grass is always difficult…I tried to do what I like to do, come to the net as soon as I can, not play too far from the baseline…I think I did great today…I think I don’t know what to say right now I’m really happy.” – Steve Darcis

“I don’t know! The only thing I can say and I can do is keep working hard and keep giving me chances…I hope to have a few more years to play here and to play at the right level. I was not able to play great this year and last year obviously, but I will try.It’s tough – but life continues. This is a sport of victories, not the losers. Nobody remembers the losers…and I don’t want to remember the loss.” – Rafael Nadal

“In sport these things can happen but it was a surprise.” – Murray on Nadal loss

Meanwhile Murray and Federer reached second round.


Day 1 preview : Roger – Rafa – Murray starting their compaign

Either Rafa or Roger has to defeat 3 top players for the title. But everyone should start it by winning their crucial first rounds. Many top players somewhat struggled in their first rounds. This might be because they are nervous at the starting and the opponent plays aggressive and precision tennis. Generally top seeds will be against qualifiers who has match practice in the last few days, where as top seed players won’t have that, anyway  seeded players will pick up quickly and win easily.

Wimbledon Championship Trophies

Wimbledon Championship Trophies (Photo credit: SouthEastern Star ★)

The most prestigious tournament for Tennis, Wimbledon is about to start in few hours [12hrs]. Day 1 schedule is out and Roger vs Hanescu is the first match match in center court., followed by sharapova match followed by Murray match. Meanwhile Rafa plays his first match in Court 1.

Matches to watch ( ofcourse everything is good in grass, few important ones 🙂 )
Roger vs Victor Hanescu
Murray vs Benjamin Becker
Rafa vs Steve Darcis
Hewitt vs Wawrinka
Tsonga vs Goffin
Tipservic vs Troicki

Wimbledon draw released – all eyes on Fedal quarter final

Seeding drama ended yesterday confirming Nadal would be seeded 5 behind David Ferrer. This caused a possible epic between Federer and Nadal in Round of 8. Both have equal chances of winning. Roger who considered to be stronger, but with Nadal in his prime time, stopping him difficult. Definitely it would be a great match again and hope these two won’t upset us in reaching quarters.

Roger Federer receives Rafael Nadal's serve du...

Roger Federer receives Rafael Nadal’s serve during the final of the 2006 Wimbledon Championships (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

On the other side Djokovic must be laughing that easy lane till final. 😉 Unless he loose control over the game and the opponent played superb, Djokovic is not going to be out of tournament till final.

Murray, who lost to Roger Federer last year and won Gold medal in the next month at the same venue,on the other side may face either Rafa or Roger in semi-final. Murray left Roland Garros because of injury and he is also in good form after winning Queen’s cup.

Overall this is a tough draw for Roger to defend his title. Let’s see. Any thing can happen in tennis.

Don’t forget

Juan Martin Delpo is back in track after his health problems. And Dimitrov, the baby fed playing in his first Wimbldon as a tennis pro. In junior level he won the Chamionships already.

Complete Draw will be available HERE

David Ferrer reached his first ever Grandslam final

David Ferrer, the man who just don’t come into mind when we say top tennis players. He never reached any grandslam final earlier. And today he cherished his dream of reaching Grandslam final and eventually wants to win his maiden slam at the age of 31. That would be quit impossible for him against Nadal. But anything can happen in Tennis 😉

David Ferrer (photo : Roland Garros official site )

In semi-final Ferrer thrashed Tsonga in 3 straight sets. From 0-30 down in the first game to winning the match. Ferrer showed his brilliant court coverage and not let Tsonga to get winners most of the time.

“It’s a dream for me to be in a final of a Grand Slam and Roland Garros is the one that is most important for me. It is great as well that we are both Spanish players so it’s important for the country. At the end of the day it’s sport – there are things that are more important than that – but it’s important for me and my family. And for Rafa.”- Ferrer

On the otherside, Tsonga made many unforced errors. His power game didn’t work today. David was chasing everything. Ferrer was hitting deep into Tsonga baseline which forced Tsonga to play defence style and Ferrer was taking attack and eventually winning games. That’s what happened yesterday.

Tsonga ( photo : Roland Garros official site )

“My opponent didn’t make a lot of mistakes, unlike Roger Federer in my last match. The plan was to be aggressive and control the baseline, but he defended well and I felt like I always had to play the perfect shot to put him out of position. He was even faster than usual, destabilising me. Maybe in a few hours or a few days I will think it was a good tournament because I reached the semis, but for now I’m just disappointed.” – Tsonga

And all set for all spaniard Roland Garros final on sunday. Rafa and Ferrer played 23 times and Nadal leading H2H 19-4 and last time Ferrer won was 2011 Australian Open quarter finals. And recently Ferrer lost to Nadal twice consecutively with narrow score lines. We do hope for a great final and hope Ferrer can cherish his dream or Nadal achieves a record of 8 th Roland Garros title.