Kerber first reaction after beating Serena Williams.
The 28 year old almost retired and had doubts if it is possible after saving a match point from the first round of this tournament she is now the world #2 and gets her first Grandslam Title.
Kerber fought a champ that only lost 5 times out of 26 grandslams in Serena Williams with scores of 6-4,3-6, 6-4. My entire family was rooting for her because she fought hard like she really wanted it and as if it’s really her last hurray. She was able to break Serena Williams in the opening set twice and probably the nerves got into her thus she needed to beat one of the greatest Female champ in 3 sets.
Williams had a lot of miss shots but also powered her way at certain time getting Kerber out of balanced if not out stretched. The match was Epic because the trophy presentation was very touching, Serena proved to be great champ and an even greater person, Kerber was so ecstatic and so thankful.
Kerber stopped Williams from getting 22 GrandSlam titles to tie the great Steffi Graf who happens to be a German was well but is more of a US Citizen comapred to Kerber who has represented Germany through out her tennis Career.
Here is the match highlight and awarding ceremonies
Novak Djokovic lifting his Australian Cup Trophy!
Novak Djokovic made history in the open area and tied the great Roy Emerson with 6 Australian open Championship Title!
6 out of 6 there aren’t too many athletes that can do that be it a team game or 1 on 1. To me Novak Djokovic is the Michael Jordan of Tennis, not because he is also 6 out 6 but the hard work and dedication that his guy gave is like that of a Michael Jordan. Jordan had to overcome Bird, Magic, Dr. J, Hakeem etc. Novak on the other hand needed to prove that he is up there with Federer, Nadal, Sampras, Agassi, etc.
Djokovic beat Andy Murray the current world #2 rank in straight sets. 6-1, 7-5, 7-6. It wasn’t easy but many people believe that Djokovic played a better game against Federer. Djokovic only had 7 ace’s as suppose to Andy’s 12. Murray also had 40 winners and Novak only had 31. But the Serb was good enough on crucial moments to get his 11th Grandslam titles. Tied with the great Rod Laver and Bjorn Borg. 3 Titles more to catch nadal and 6 titles away to tie Federer who might win another 1 if he doesnt retire in the next 2 years.
The Grandslam that eluded Novak is Roland Garros French open. We will find out this June.
Here is the highlight of the Match:
Novak Djokovic has finally settled the score against Roger Federer, he is now ahead by 1 match 23-22 something that he was able to do against Nadal as well, sure that his wins came at his peak but his defeats were during the times when he was not this good. Those who say Fed has declined a lot is simply making that as an excuse.
Novak Dominated the match even if he lost the 3rd set, Federer had to earn his victory and almost got broken again through his serve. Federer won the 3rd set 6-3 but that was the last of it.
6 – 1
6 – 2
3 – 6
6 – 3
Federer is a great champ no doubt but to discount the greatness of Novak is blasphemy just compare the top 10 players in his Era and to Federer’s Era
CURRENT TOP 10:
Federer’s top when he reach world # 1
Juan Carlos Ferrero
Out of all these guys Andre Agassi and Andy Roddick are the that good. Carlos Moya,JCF where already on the downside of their careers. You could just imagine if it was Djokovic in this Era he would have done the same. But dont doubt the career of Djokovic he is now 1 step closer to his 11th Career Grandslam and it doesn’t look like he would stop anytime soon. It is not going to be easy at all because these top 10 players can certainly beat anyone in their prime.
Here is the highlight’s of the match:
Stats wont lie, Head to head they are even 22 wins vs 22 wins in 44 matches, Djokovic was way behind and was able to catch up and hasn’t really lost to one particular player that seems to be his kryptonite. This match will determine who is really superior between the two. I understand that this maybe past Federer’s prime but you are kidding yourself if you would say that he has declined a lot. It is just fair that Djokovic was able to catch up to Federer’s level through these years.
Djokovic Quarter Finals performance:
6-3,6-2,6-4 against Nishikori
Federer’s Quarter Finals Performance:
7-6,6-2,6,4 against Berdych
Who Wins? Of course my Idol Djokovic in 4 sets.
Simon on the left congratulation Novak Djokovic on his victory.
6-3, 7-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3.
The World #1 emerges out of this grueling battle against Gilles Simon the current world #15. Djokovic had a total of 100 unforced errors and yet managed to stay focus on the fifth set to be the victor, to move on to the quarter finals.
Djokovic will face Kei Nishikori who dumped Jo-Wilfred Tsonga in straight sets (6-4, 6-2, 6-4). People may think that Djoker is beatable and was rattled against Simon so Nishikori’s chances are better. I dont have any doubt on Nishikori’s playing style because its like Djokovic’s game when Novak was still starting. Nishikori is aggressive and loves to chase the ball and deliver that massive back hand, the Signature shot of Novak Djokovic. Kei was able to defeat Djokovic in the the semi-finals of US Open 2014.
It maybe a bad sign for Djokovic and a good sign for Nishikori as they have contrasting victories yesterday. I wouldn’t be too fast to write off Novak, because when he gets it together he puts on a phenomenal tennis play.
This is the tournament that Novak has dominated for he has won this 5 times already (2008, 2011-2013, and 2015). He has surpassed Roger Federer who has 4 wins. (2004, 2006, 2007 and 2010).
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Highlight of the amazing duel between Simon and Djokovic: