Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Other Sports News

Tennis – The Wimbledon Champiosnhip

Though we have just finished Day 2 of the competition, things don’t look that good for the Albiceleste Army with further casualties in the first round.

Much of my expectation was place on Guillermo CANAS and Eduardo SCHWANK but neither have manage to win their tie. Willy did maange to get a better start against his opponent, Germany’s Tommy HAAS winning the first set 6-3, only to loose the next three 4-6, 4-6 & 4-6.
While playing against sixth seeded Andy RODDICK was just too much for SCHWANK as despite pushing the American ace in two tie breaker, he lost in straight sets 5-7, 4-6 & 6-7.

Only Agustin CALLERI and Martin Vassallo ARGUELLO did prevail in their respective tie. CALLERI did had some trouble overcoming unknown South African Kevin ANDERSON, winning 4-6, 7-5, 7-5 & 6-1. ARGUELLO on the other hand neeed five sets to beat Czech’s Ivo MORNAR, 6-4, 2-6, 2-6, 6-2 & 6-2.

So does the second round have in store for our boys. CALERRI will have to battle with Frenchmen Gilles SIMON while ARGUELLO will take on Nicolas KIEFER from Germany. Should latter win that game, chances are he will be up against Rafael NADAL in the third round.

Hockey – Men’s Champions Trophy

Thank you Pablo for bringing up about hockey, something that I haven’t covered for a while. What a shame as the last few months has seen some great moment for our hockey team, both Men and Women.

The ladies or shall I say, Los Leonas recently won the Women’s Champions Trophy that was held recently in Germany. In my opinion, they do stand a good chance of winning gold in Beijing.

While the men’s team was recently in Malaysia for the Sultan Azlan Shah and they played brilliantly against India in the final. And now they will try to emulate just what the ladies has achieved in their Champions Trophy tournament.

Well what can I say about the guys? So far they look fantastic. In their first game they manage to hold reigning World Champions Germany to a 2-2 draw. Next up, a 2-1 win against Athens gold medallist Australia.

Most recently, the home team Netherlands became their latest victim after losing 1-0. Currently they are sitting on top of the table. Later on they will take on Spain.

It’s a real surprise to see they the men are playing. I’ve only wish if they had the same kind of form during the Olympic Qualifier in New Zealand earlier of the year.

5 comments:

p2bn said...

Read the news guys! Messi is coming to the olympics and to quote him "No matter what happens, I am going to Beijing". Man Am I not so happy.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/soccer/06/25/messi.olympics/

Vamos Albiceleste
Vamos Messi

John said...

Tennis – 2008 Wimbledon Championship

The end of the road for our tennis boys. Following Juan Martin DEL POTRO’s exit (he lost Stanislas WAWRINKA 6-7, 3-6 & 5-7), neither could Agustin CALLERI or Martin VASSALLO ARGUELLO could keep the Argentine flag flying.

CALLERI went own to Gilles SIMON 7-5, 2-6, 3-6 & 4-6) while ARGUELLO was no match for Nicolas KIEFER (0-6, 3-6 & 1-6).

Hockey – 2008 Champions Trophy

Argentina suffered their first defeat in the tournament after going down to Spain 2-1. Facundo CALLIONI scored for us.

Akash said...

today Argentina defeated Korea 4-2 and are now top of the leaderbord with 10 points.our goals were scored by Matias Paredes,Rodrigo Vila(2) and Juan Gilardi

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