Wednesday, December 26, 2007

2007 Mundo’s Review – Tennis

For the most part of 2007, tennis has been pretty much a disappointing one indeed but ended in a real bang!!!

We never had a serious contender and someone to challenge the dominance set by Roger FEDERER and Rafael NADAL in all four Grand Slams. After finishing runner-up in 2006, our Davis Cup team crashed against Sweden 5-0 in the quarter-finals.

But there were still some consolation to say the least.
A strong side consisting the likes Juan Ignacio CHELA, Agustín CALLERI and José ACASUSO won the World Team Cup back in May.

There was the emergence of a new star by the name of Juan MONACO who won 3 titles in the ATP circuit thus finishing at No.14th in the world ranking. He is definitely one to look forward in the future.

Guillermo CANAS probably had one of the best years in his career since returning from his drug suspensions. Who can forget his back to back to win over Roger FEDERER? Certainly this great run has also helped to push his world ranking all the way to 19th place. In my opinion, the ATP Comeback Of The Year.

The best has yet to come.

After suffering from an erratic of form throughout the year due to various injuries and dropping out of the Top 20 in the world ranking, the old warrior himself David NALBANDIAN suddenly came back alive as the year was drawing to an end.

First was in the Madrid Master, from which he stunned Roger FEDERER in the final. On route, he also defeated Rafael NADAL and Novak DJOKOVIC in consecutive rounds. Thus becoming the second player after Boris BECKER to defeat the world’s top three in a single tournament.
He then played in the Paris Master where once again he defeated the Swiss maestro FEDEX then went on to win his second ATP Master series after defeating the King of Clay NADAL in the final.

As a result of his back to back win his world ranking improve tremendously, allowing him to move back into the Top 10 at No.9

2008 - What To Look Forward

With the rise of Juan MONACO and the return of Guillermo CANAS and David NALBANDIAN back to their very best, lets hope maybe in 2008 we might have a good chance of winning a Grand Slam or more titles in the ATP circuit.

Maybe perhaps an Olympic gold medal in Beijing.

However the one I’m keen to look forward the most is our first round Davis Cup clash, with non other than Great Britain on 8th – 10th of February. Hopefully team captain Alberto MANCINI will have all his best players for this mouth-watering encounter.


Well Left said...

Good luck against Great Britain. Y'all ought to be fine- who do you get in the 2nd round ;-)

I thought all four slams were good in 2007, but my favorite was the Aussie. had nothing to do with Federer, though. I liked the Americans having a good couple rounds and especially liked Serena stepping up and crushing some girls.

Take care

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