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Miami – Federer vs Stepanek, Nadal vs Nishikori

Kei Nishikori - Link to ATP Player Profile

UPDATE – Rafael Nadal beat Kei Nishikori 6-4, 6-4 and Roger Federer beat Radek Stepanek 6-3, 6-3

Roger Federer will play veteran Radek Stepanek- a player who beat him the first time they played, back in … 2002! Now the head to head is firmly in Roger’s favour (10-2) and the Swiss should cruise through.

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Rafael Nadal has beaten Kei Nishikori in their only two previous encounters.

This match comes soon after a benefit football match that Nishikori organised, which many of the top ATP players (including Nadal and Federer) joined in to raise money for earthquake relief in Japan.

Below are the best links for free TV streams over internet that we could find in our wide scan and evaluation of available sources.

Miami – Sony Ericsson Open – Live Tennis on TV Streams (Free)

Roger Federer vs Radek Stepanek, Saturday, not before 1pm local time (5m GMT)

Rafael Nadal vs Kei Nishikori, Saturday 8pm local time (midnight GMT)

Option 1 – Miami Masters Series Tennis – Live TV

Option 2 – Miami Masters Series Tennis – Live TV

Option 3 – Miami Masters Series Tennis – Live TV

If none of these are working, or to find one that works better, do try the listings at  SPVod,  Myp2p,  RojaDirecta,  Atdhe,  Fromsport,  Channelsurfing.

Also refer to this post for more information on watching TV over the internet, or feel free to leave a comment to report good or bad links (no registration required).

Category: All, News, News - Federer, News - Nadal

Miami Draw – Sony Ericsson Open

Miami - Link to Official Website

The draw is out for the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami, Rafa could meet Federer in semis.

The full draw is available here on the official website.

Rafael Nadal’s first match will be on Saturday, March 26 (Session 10) at 8:00 p.m against either Kei Nishikori. Roger Federer will also start on Saturday, against Radek Stepanek.

Rafa and Roger will have to overcome the following theoretical (if goes according to seed) opponents before meeting in the semifinal:

Rafael Nadal:
Kei Nishikori, Juan Ignacio Chela, Jo-Wilfred Tsonga, Tomas Berdych -> Roger Federer

Roger Federer:
Radek Stepanek, Juan Monaco, Michael Youzhny, Andy Roddick -> Rafael Nadal

The new world No. 2, Novak Djokovic is seeded to be the other finalist.

Category: All, Live TV Over Internet, News, News - Federer

Wimbledon – Live TV – Nadal vs Nishikori

Kei Nishikori: Wimbledon Profile

SEE FREE LIVE TENNIS OVER INTERNET LINKS AT END OF THIS POST

Starts after 2pm local time, 1 pm GMT

Rafael Nadal will be hoping that his first match goes smoother than Roger Federer’s five set win over Falla.

Certainly, Nishikori should be easy pickings for the Spaniard, but sport (think World Cup Football) does not always follow the script of favourites and the young Japanese star will be gunning for an upset.

Still, I pick Rafa in three.

Here are the best links for free TV coverage over internet. We’ll check and update these when the match starts.

If none of these are working, or to find one that works better, do try the listings at SPVodMyp2p, RojaDirecta, Atdhe, Fromsport , Channelsurfing.

Also refer to this post for more information on watching TV over the internet, or feel free to leave a comment to report good or bad links (no registration required).

Wimbledon Championships 2010 – Live Tennis on TV Streams (Free)

Rafael Nadal vs Kei Nishikori

Starts some time after about 2pm local time, 1pm GMT

Option 1 - Wimbledon Tennis Live TV -  Excellent, Romanian

Option 2 - Wimbledon Tennis Live TV – Excellent. Free Sopcast software needed (download here), channel 60341

Option 3 - Wimbledon Tennis Live TV - Good, free Veetle software needed, install when prompted.

Option 4 – Wimbledon Tennis Live TV – Good

Category: All, News, News - Federer, News - Nadal, Rivalry

Wimbledon draw – tough for Federer, easier for Nadal

The Wimbledon 2010 draw has just been held, and of our two Number One’s, Roger Federer was given the tougher draw.

Roger’s going to have to get past some really hard grass court players if he is to achieve a record-equaling seventh Wimbledon title.

The biggest three obstacles for Federer are:

- Andy Roddick (last year’s finalist)
- Novak Djokovic (world number three)
- Lleyton Hewitt (former world number one, Wimbledon champion, and victor over Federer in last week’s Halle final.

Rafael Nadal has probably two serious contenders if he is to reach a final and challenge to repeat his 2008 title:

- Andy Murray – world number four and home crowd favourite
- Robin Soderling – in form Roland Garros finalist

Federer will start on Monday against Colombia’s 65th-ranked Alejandro Falla. He has never lost a set in the four previous occasions he has played Falla, the most recent win being last week at Halle.

Nadal will plays Kei Nishikori first up – they have met only once before, at Queens in 2008, when Nadal managed to win, despite dropping a set against the young Japanese promise.

So who is your pick for the Wimbledon Championships 2010?

I’m going to be gunning for a Federer vs Nadal final (surprise!).

If both make it that far, I seriously believe it will come down to determination, endurance and that Rafa will take it out 3 sets to 1.

Suspect I might regret being so brave before the tourney even starts :) .