Sunday, July 3, 2011

Wimbledon 2011 - Quarters, Semis and Final

In the quarterfinals Rafa beat Mardy Fish of the US 6-3, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4.  Novak won against Tomic of Australia 6-2, 3-6, 6-3, 7-5.  Roger Federer was upset by number twelve Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France 3-6, 6-7 (3), 6-4, 6-4, 6-4.  In the last quarterfinal match Murray defeated Feliciano Lopez of Spain in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4.

Friday Novak Djokovic took the world number one ranking from Rafael Nadal as he defeat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-6 (4), 6-2, 6-7 (9), 6-3 to reach the final of Wimbledon.  Tsonga played very well coming of his stunning victory over Roger Federer in the quarters.

Tsonga and Novak fight out a tough point.

Novak after he beat Tsonga and took the world number one ranking.

The defending champ Nadal was back in the final as he beat Andy Murray 5-7, 6-2, 6-2, 6-4 just a few hours after Novak secured a spot.

Rafa fist pumps to the crowd after beating Murray.

On Sunday Novak proved that he deserved to take the number one spot by beating Rafael Nadal 6-4, 6-1, 1-6, 6-3.

"Well, we all know the careers of Nadal and Federer. We don't need to spend words again. They have been the two most dominant players in the world the last five years," Djokovic said after his win today. "They have won most of the majors we are playing on.

"So sometimes it did feel a little bit frustrating when you kind of get to the later stages of a Grand Slam, meaning last four, last eight, and then you have to meet them. They always come up with their best tennis when it matters the most.

"But, look, you know, it's a process of learning, a process of developing and improving as a tennis player, as a person, and just finding the way to mentally overcome those pressures and expectations and issues that you have.

"I always believed that I have quality to beat those two guys. I always believed I have quality to win majors, Grand Slams, and that was the only way I could be here in this position, you know. I mean, I have full respect for those two guys, what they have done. Anytime I play them, I mean, it's a great match. But the mental approach has to be positive. You know, (you tell yourself) I have to win this match. There's no other way."