Wednesday, September 02, 2009

2009 FIBA Americas - Third Straight Win For Tall Albiceleste

The Tall Albiceleste started their campaign in the quarter-finals group stage from where they left off in the first round. They defeated Canada with ease 67-51 and won their third straight game at Coliseo Roberto Clemente.

Luis SCOLA once again had a excellent game but this time his task was made much easier as both Federico KAMMERICHS and Leonardo GUTIERREZ step up to produce some much needed support and top class performance. This has been a real surprise for the Canadians who clearly had their eye on SCOLA from the first tip off.

KAMMERICHS posted 7 points in the first quarter which ended 15-13 in Argentina;s favour. Sergio FERNANDEZ side blazed through the next two quarter to extend their lead to 56-38.

GUTIERREZ posted 15 points, 2 rebounds & 1 steal while KAMMERICHS had 13 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 5 steals and a block shot. Meanwhile SCOLA posted 12 points, 9 rebounds, 1 assist & 1 block shot.

The victory improve Argentina’s record to 3-1 and clearly they are heading in the right direction for a place in semi-finals. They’re next match will be against Mexico.

2009 US Open - So Far So Good

The Men’s tennis Albiceleste so far seems to be having a good outing in the first round of the Men’s Single, with the exception of two players being knocked out.

Leonardo MAYER started the positive run after defeating Kazakh Andrey GOLUBEV 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 & 6-3 on Day 1. He will be facing a tougher tie in the next stage when he takes on Radek STEPANEK.

In Day 2, Horacio ZEBALLOS came away with a victory in his tie against Michael BERRER 6-3, 7-6, 3-6 & 6-0. He will face 17th seeded Tomas BERDYCH in the next round. The day also victory for Juan Ignacio CHELA after defeating Oscar HERNANDEZ from Spain 6-4, 6-4 & 6-2. In the next round, will see an interesting tie as CHELA will face his old nemesis Lleyton HEWITT.

Maximo GONZALEZ made a remarkable comeback after going two sets down to overcome his Karol BECK from Slovakia 2-6, 1-6, 6-1, 6-4 & 6-3.


Martin Vassollo ARGUELLO was unlucky as he lost his first round encounter to local boy Robert KENDRICKS (3-6, 2-6 & 2-6). The other player to loose his tie was Juan Pablo BRZEZI CKI as he down to Carsten BALL of Australia 6-7, 3-6 & 4-6.

Today we will be expecting to see the battle of the Albiceleste between DEL POTRO & MONACO and also Jose ACASUSO will take Marcos DANIEL of Brazil.

4 comments:

coue said...

Con mucho respeto, decir que no se en que se basa la FIBA para indicar que Argentina es número 1
http://www.fiba.com/pages/eng/fc/even/rank/rankMen.asp
una selección venida a menos y muy vieja que debe abordar el cambio generacional y que ni mucho menos ganaría ni a USA ni a España ni un partido de diez.

Ahora toca dar la enhorabuena por la victoria ante Canada y en concreto a Scola por echarse a la Albiceleste a la espalda y estar completando un gran torneo.

Espero no haber molestado simplemente es mi opinión y ojala ganeís el torneo aunque no será fácil. Por último, mucho ánimo a Sandes y Mainoldi.

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argentinabrasiljuntos said...

John, el equipo argentino de basquet es un orgullo. Siempre aparece, siempre.
Con respecto al tenis, han ganado en las últimas horas Acasuso y Del Potro, siendo este último la gran esperanza argentina.
Mis saludos.

Edgardo G said...

Otra gran actuación de Argentina contra Canadá, el mismo equipo que martilló solo no hace mucho tiempo.

Scola fue nuevamente la principal fuerza en la ofensiva, pero esta vez a otros jugadores hicieron su parte. Gutiérrez fue impresionante y no hay que olvidar a Kammerich, fue excelente en ambos extremos de la cancha. ¡caray! él robó 5 pelotas!

El siguiente encuentro es contra México, estoy lleno de confianza que se puede triunfar de nuevo teniendo en cuenta que están jugando con más confianza.