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Sony Ericsson Open – Federer versus Dent, Nadal versus Wawrinka – Live TV over internet

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Federer versus Dent – Game over, Roger Federer won, 6-3, 6-2.

Link 1 - Federer versus Dent – Live Tennis Miami (recommended)

Link 2 - Federer versus Dent – Live Tennis Miami

Nadal versus Wawrinka – Game over, Rafael Nadal won, 7-6, 7-6

Link 1 - Nadal versus Wawrinka – Live Tennis, Miami (recommended)

Link 2 - Nadal versus Wawrinka – Live Tennis, Miami

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Nadal suffers, but beats Gil to reach last 16 in Miami

ATP - Stanislas Wawrinka

Rafael Nadal showed that he knows how to grind out a victory today. The Portuguese Frederico Gil, with a humble ATP ranking of just 74 put up quite a fight for the world number one, but Nadal finally managed to finish of the match in two sets, 7-5, 6-3 and secure a berth in the last 16.

In the next round Rafa will face Roger Federer’s Swiss compatriot Stanislas Wawrinka for a place in the quarterfinals after Wawrinka beat Russian Igor Andreev.

Nadal has an all-time 3-0 lead over Wawrinka in direct match ups, with the Mallorcan having won all the sets during their previous encounters on hardcourt and clay.

Rafa is odds-on favourite to proceed to the last eight, where bigger fish await.

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Sony Ericsson Open – Nadal versus Gil – Live TV Over Internet

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The match has started, and the quality at the following free link is excellent – high resolution, no stops. So enjoy!

Link 1 – Sony Ericsson Open – Nadal versus Gil – Live (Update: Game over, Nadal won 7-5, 6-3 on March 30th, 2009)

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Federer beats Kiefer – Will face Dent in the fourth round

ATP - Nicolas Kiefer

World number two Roger Federer advanced easily to the fourth round of the Sony Ericsson Open by beating Germany’s Nicolas Kiefer 6-4, 6-1

Roger is looking to repeat the titles he won in Miami in 2005 and 2006, and had no trouble beating the 28th seed Kiefer to reach the last 16, where he will play the American Taylor Dent.

Dent had caused somewhat of an upseed earlier today when he ousted the Spanish 15th seed, Tommy Robredo in straight sets.

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Sony Ericsson Open – Federer versus Kiefer – Live TV Over Internet

The game is now on, and the sound and picture is good, but I am experiencing some hanging – not too bad, and still ok to watch. Click on the link below to watch, free:

Link 1 – Federer versus Kiefer – Live, Miami

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Nadal beats Gabashvili – Faces Portuguese Frederico Gil Next

ATP - Teimuraz Gabashvili

Rafa Nadal managed to advanced to the third round of Miami, second Masters 1000 of the season. The number one needed just 82 minutes to easily defeat the russian Teimuraz Gabashvili, winning 6-2, 6-2.

Rafa’s next rival will be the Portuguese Frederico Gil, who had earlier eliminated the Croat Ivo Karlovic.

Nadal broke his rival’s service immediately, and ran out to a 2-0 lead, but Gabashvili recovered and evened things up at 2-2. From that moment on Nadal took advantage of a high percentage success rate on his first serves (76%) to string together four games and close out the set.

The Russian battled on in the second but Nadal improved his service percentage even more (81%) and added an effective return to dominate and quickly win the match.

After the match Nadal said:

“I am very happy, I think Gabashvili didn’t really play bad a game. He played hard. I think I played a very serious match, and I think I played well. It’s always an important tournament. I had two finals here and I never won. So, I would love to win.”

The Mallorcan, who comes from winning Indian Wells, has never claimed the Miami title before, having lost the finals in 2005 and 2008.

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Federer wins, Nadal up tonight

sonyericssonopenRoger one up, Rafa next as the world’s best hit the hard courts at the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami.

Roger Federer beat American qualifier Kevin Kim, 6-3, 6-4 in a comfortable first up victory in just one hour to advance to the third round. The match finished up looking more like a practice session than a Masters 1000 series event, and Roger must be feeling confident as he looks forward to the next match against Germany’s Nicolas Kiefer.

Kiefer will have to look back to 2002 for inspiration to recall the last time he beat Federer. The Swiss has won the last ten encounters since then, and will surely take a quick march into the next round.

World number one Rafael Nadal on the other hand starts off his tournament tonight sometime after 8pm local time (midnight GMT), facing Russia’s number 72 ranked Teimuraz Gabashvili for the first time.

Rafa should not have too many problems dismissing Gabashvili and will I am sure he will (privately) be sighing in relief that his next match will not now be against Ivo Karlovic as had been expected. The Big serving Karlovic has been a thorn in Nadal’s side in the past,  but he was unceremoniously dumped from the tournament by Portuguese qualifier Frederico Gil, who Nadal should feel somewhat more comfortable about.

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Uncle Toni – “Rafa is in the second or third tier”

There was an interview today in Spanish with Uncle Toni in the Spanish newspaper Marca, from a radio interview on their station, Radio Marca.

I found two main points of interest:

- Toni acknowledges that the need to keep improving Rafa’s serve
- Humility – see Uncle Toni did not just teach Rafa tennis!

Here is my translation of the key points:

Toni believes that the victory of his student in Indian Wells had a lot to do with, “Rafa controlling the negative side of the wind better than Murray, and playing well in all aspects”.

Despite being pleased, as a good teacher he already knows where Nadal has to improve.”Rafael has a job still to do with his serve, which isn’t up to the level of his ranking. You always have to improve”, added the coach.

With the victory in Indian Wells, Nadal is just one Masters 1000 away from Roger Federer and four from André Aggasi, the best in this ranking.

“We have to go slowly. Federer is still playing and can increase this figure. I would sign off on Federer having 25 and Rafael 22. In the end, what matters is to do your best, and that others are ahead of you does not worry me so much”, said Toni.

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Murray blown away – Nadal Indian Wells Champion Again!

Rafa - Champion Again

Rafa - Champion Again

Rafael Nadal beat Andy Murray in two sets in just an hour and a half in a superb demonstration of how to play tennis in difficult windy conditions.

With this, his second Indian Wells title, Rafa now has an incredible 13 Masters Series trophies on his mantelpiece, and a total of 33 ATP titles. One more Masters Series title would have him match Roger Federer –  and he is now just four short of all time leader, Andre Agassi!

The match today was all one way traffic. Andy Murray seemed to be just not the same player who we saw knock Federer out of the semis, as he struggled with the gusty conditions, losing concentration in key moments. In one key point, Andy got particularly angry at the umpire for not stopping the game when a piece of paper flew in the background distracting him. Instead of getting on with the game, he grumbled about it continuously, in contrast to a psychologically focussed Nadal who was able to block out the conditions.

The final score was 6-1, 6-2, and after the game, Rafa said:

I’m really happy with my victory because it means a lot to me. And I’m also happy because FC Mallorca won their match today, so we are safe now.

This has been a very important tournament and I believe I played really well, so you have to be content with that, you know. It gives me a lot of confidence.

Nadal flew out to Miami already last night, where he will have a light training on Monday, before attending a promotional event with Ana Ivanovic and a sparring session with Swiss player Stanislas Wawrinka on Tuesday.

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Indian Wells Final – Nadal versus Murray – Live TV Over Internet

It’s already started, and it is looking as good as they get!

The first of the following links is giving excellent quality – high resolution, no stops. So enjoy! The tennis is of the very highest level, even without Mr. Federer today!

Link 1 – Nadal versus Murray – Live Final, Indian Wells

Link 2 – Nadal versus Murray – Live Final – Indian Wells

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