viernes, 23 de enero de 2015

Conferencia de prensa de Roger Federer tras su derrota en 3ª Ronda del Open de Australia ante Seppi.

Saludos amigos/as.

Aquí os pongo la conferencia de prensa completa de Roger Federer tras caer eliminado en 3ª Ronda del Open de Australia ante el italiano Andreas Seppi por 4-6, 6-7, 6-4 y 6-7.

El suizo se ha mostrado muy decepcionado y cree que ha sido una derrota dura, donde no encontró su juego y pagó dejar escapar el tiebreak del segundo set, donde dispuso de 4-1.

Aquí tienen la conferencia de prensa completa:

Q. You didn't look quite comfortable out there today, especially the first two sets. Was something special going on or just a bad day?
ROGER FEDERER: Just a bad day, yeah. I mean, I wish I could have played better, but clearly it was tough losing the first two, you know. Had chances to get back into it. I let it slip, I mean, both times in some ways. I guess I won the wrong points out there today. I knew how important that second set tiebreaker was, so clearly that hurt, losing that one. The end wasn't pretty, you know. It wasn't easy to play with the shadow. But it was the same for both of us. Just a disappointing loss, you know.

Q. Did you have a chance to make a volley on the very final point?
ROGER FEDERER: I mean, I guess maybe if he hits it normally, maybe yes. But the way he hits it you think, This can't possibly land in. You kind of go and you're there and you're like, No, I'm going to let it go. As you're telling yourself that, you look behind you and you already know it's done, so... Because he was also running into the sun, so I have to cover cross-court just in case. That's where everybody goes. I don't know. Ask him how he felt hitting it. It's clearly a big blow because I actually hit my forehand pretty good.

Q. You never lost a set with him. Was it surprising the way he played? Do you think Seppi played his best ever?
ROGER FEDERER: Against me, you mean?

Q. Yes.
ROGER FEDERER: Possibly so. We had some good matches in the past. He hits a good ball, forehand and backhand, so I knew that on a quicker court where he gets more help on the serve it was potentially going to be more tricky. And I felt for some reason yesterday and this morning it was not going to be very simple today. Even in practice I still felt the same way. I was just hoping it was one of those feelings you sometimes have and it's totally not true and you just come out and you play a routine match. Yeah, it was a mistake. And I know the strength of Seppi, especially after he beat Chardy, who I know can play very well. I was aware of the test and was well-prepared. Just somehow couldn't play my best tennis today. It was definitely partially because of Andreas playing very well.

Q. What was your feeling in practice this morning?
ROGER FEDERER: I don't know, maybe rhythm was missing. But I feel like that very often and then, you know, I come out and play a good match. Sometimes you feel too good and then you play a horrible match. I mean, the practice to me doesn't mean a thing anyways. But I was aware that this could be a tough match, so I wasn't mistaken this time around.

Q. What do you think let you down the most? Was it your serving or missing those breakpoints?
ROGER FEDERER: I guess it was just an overall feeling I had today out on the court that I couldn't, you know, really get the whole game flowing. You know, was it backhand? Was it forehand? Was it serve? It was a bit of everything. At the same time, I think I got broken in the last couple of sets. The second set also I only got broken once. I was hanging in there. Gee, what did I have, 4-1 in the breaker, 3-1 in the breaker? I don't remember what it was. I hit a pretty good serve that I shouldn't -- downwind I should never lose that point. So it wasn't all bad. It's just when it counted the most somehow it just ended up going his way. I think that was because overall I wasn't feeling it quite as well. I had to play it a little bit passively at times when normally I would play aggressive. You know, it was just a tough match for me.

Q. When you come to reflect, do you think you made it back on top after a very grueling, very emotional Davis Cup very late in the year? Maybe this event came in a bit of a rush.
ROGER FEDERER: Not really. I was actually very happy that it was the way it went, because it allowed me to stay within the rhythm and take the break after the Australian Open. I was playing very well in practice. I was playing very well in Brisbane. I was playing great in the practice leading into the tournament. So I don't want to say that I peaked too early, but I definitely was hitting the ball very well. I still believe I'd still be in the tournament, that I'd still have a chance to go very deep. Like I said at the very beginning of the tournament, I truly believe that. But then again, margins are small, and sometimes these things tend to happen. Clearly I'll have a look at it, but I don't think I did anything wrong honestly. I wanted to go to India. I wanted to go back to Switzerland for Christmas. I practiced as hard as I possibly could. Can't do more than that. Sure, the year ended late, but one week later than normal. At the end of the day, honestly I'm confident that what I did was the right thing.

Q. The first set you played versus Bolelli, there was this little sign of alarm. You were pushed by the forehand of Bolelli a lot, and maybe today the whole match instead of just one set or not?
ROGER FEDERER: Maybe. I don't know. I think I gave a lot of explanation. I wish I could have won the first set; then things would have been different. But I definitely wanted to go into the match, play aggressive, play the right way, play on my terms, but it was just hard to do. For some reason I struggled. Like I explained, it had things to do with Andreas' game and with my game as well. You put those things together, all of a sudden you're playing a match you don't want to play. The rallies are going in a way you don't like it. Then when I maybe needed my serve the most, it wasn't quite there, because my baseline game wasn't there either. It went in phases. But at least I was able to iron out things a bit and able to play much more solid at the back end of the match. But it just broke me to lose that second set. And actually the fourth, I should win it, too. Just a brutal couple of sets to lose there.

Q. Were you surprised you were playing in the morning session? Maybe the conditions might be different.
ROGER FEDERER: Who knows. I mean, it's totally no excuse. How many times have I played night session, day session, night session, day session or day session, night session? Who cares. I think he did well. I struggled today and he took advantage of it really. I wish I believed maybe if we played at night I would have been more comfortable, but at this point who cares, right? I mean, like I'm on the plane and he's not, so...

Q. What are you going to do next?
ROGER FEDERER: Rest, then get ready for practice really.

Q. Do you have any tournaments planned for February?
ROGER FEDERER: Dubai is my next one.

Q. Do you feel like you're having these off days, do you feel they're coming more often in the last couple of years?
ROGER FEDERER: Oh, no. This is a feeling I've had for 15 years. To me I don't read anything into that. It's just not the best feeling to have. It's not like I'm playing shocking or I'm feeling shocking. It's like one of those things you look back and maybe, Yeah, I didn't feel so good. But if you win, you never even question it. If I were you, I wouldn't read very much into that.

Roger Federer ha caido ante Seppi por 4-6, 6-7, 6-4 y 6-7 en 2 horas y 57 minutos de partido, en 3ª Ronda del Open de Australia.

Roger Federer se ha despedido sorprendentemente del Open de Australia 2015, tras caer en 3ª Ronda ante el italiano Andreas Seppi por 4-6, 6-7(5-7), 6-4 y 6-7(5-7).

El suizo jugó un partido muy irregular, se le vio con mucha falta de chispa y dejó escapar dos tiebreak que tenía prácticamente ganados, aunque mucho tuvo que ver su rival en ello, ya que el italiano hizo el partido de su vida y jugó a un gran nivel durante todo el partido.

El partido comenzó con ambos tenistas tanteándose y ganando sus servicios sin muchas complicaciones, pero Roger comenzaba a cometer errores y lo pagaba, ya que Seppi conseguía el break y con su saque cerraba la primera manga por 4-6.

En el segundo set, el guión no cambiaba y era el italiano quien conseguía un break al inicio del set, pero inmediatamente Roger volvió al partido y devolvía el break para empatar el partido.
En esos instantes ambos tenistas mostraban alternativas, pero Roger seguía jugando de forma irregular y era Seppi quien conseguía otro break que le ponía en disposición de 4-5 y saque, pero nuevamente Roger devolvía el break y empataba el set 5-5.
Ya no hubo más break y el set se decidió en el tiebreak, donde Roger comenzó con ventaja desde el inicio pero lo dejó escapar al final, por lo tanto el set era para Seppi y el partido se ponía muy cuesta arriba para Roger con dos sets a cero en contra.

En el tercer set, Roger comenzó a reaccionar y pronto conseguía el ansiado break que esta vez si pudo aguantar durante todo el set, ya que pudo cerrar por 6-4 y meterse nuevamente en el partido.

En el cuarto set, el partido estaba muy igualado aunque ninguno de los dos tenistas conseguía romper el saque de su rival y todo se decidió nuevamente en el tiebreak, donde Roger comenzó con ventaja pero finalmente lo dejó escapar, ya que con punto de partido en contra, el italiano sacaba un passing espectacular que le daba su primera victoria ante Roger después de 10 enfrentamientos.

Esta derrota es muy dolorosa para Roger y sus fans, ya que teniamos mucha confianza en el suizo después del gran nivel mostrado últimamente, pero no pudo ser y una vez más se escapa la posibilidad de ganar un Grand Slam, que en mi opinión cada vez se vuelve más imposible para Roger, pero hay que levantar la cabeza y recuperarse de esto.
Cabe destacar que Roger puso fin a una racha triunfal aquí en Australia, ya que acumulaba 11º semifinales consecutivas.

Tras esta derrota, Roger descansará unas semanas y volverá a las pistas en el ATP 500 de Dubai (Emirátos Árabes), que comenzará el 23 de Febrero.

Estadísticas del partido:

Roger Federer ha conseguido 15 aces y ha cometido 9 dobles faltas. Ha tenido un 59% de primeros servicios dentro. Ha ganado 80% de puntos con su primer servicio y 48% de puntos con su segundo servicio.

Ha conectado 57 winners y ha cometido 55 errores no forzados.

Ha convertido 3 de las 10 bolas de break a favor y ha salvado 2 de las 5 bolas de break en contra.

Ha ganado 29 de las 50 veces que ha subido a la red.

jueves, 22 de enero de 2015

Previa del partido R.Federer - A.Seppi en 3ª Ronda del Open de Australia, Viernes 23 de Enero a las 14:00 pm hora local.



Nombre del torneo: Australian Open

Fecha del torneo: 19/01/14 - 01/02/2014

Categoría: Grand Slam

FECHA DEL PARTIDO: Viernes 23 de Enero de 2014.

HORA DEL PARTIDO: 14:00 pm hora local (Melbourne), 04:00 am en España (madrugada del jueves al viernes), 00:00 am en Argentina (madrugada del jueves al viernes).

METEOROLOGÍA: Soleado, 26ºC de temperatura, 50% de humedad y vientos de 21 km/h.

TV: Eurosport, ESPN y algunos más

WEB: Sportlemon

PISTA: Pista Central "Rod Laver Arena" del Melbourne Park (Melbourne-Australia), 15.000 espectadores. Pista exterior dura, con techo rectráctil.


Fecha de Nacimiento: 8 de Octubre de 1985.
Nacionalidad: Italiano
Altura: 1,83 metros
Peso: 79 Kgs
Ranking actual: 46º
Mejor ranking en su carrera: 18º (Enero de 2013).
Debut profesional: 2002
Entrenador: Massimo Sartori

Datos de interés del tenista italiano:

Andreas Seppi es un tenista italiano de 30 años, es diestro y juega con revés a dos manos. Lleva desde 2002 como profesional.

Es aficionado al futbol y al esqui.

Su superficie favorita es la pista de arcilla y considera su derecha como mejor arma.

Actualmente es el 46º del mundo. Llegó a ser el 18º del mundo en Enero 2013.

Tiene 3 títulos en su palmarés: Eastburne 2011, Moscu 2012 y Belgrado 2012.

Su mejor resultado en un Grand Slam es octavos de final en el Open de Australia 2013, Roland Garros 2012, y Wimbledon 2013.

Este año lleva un balance de 5 victorias y 2 derrotas.

Este año ha logrado 22 aces y ha cometido 6 dobles faltas. Ha convertido el 37% de las bolas de break a favor y ha salvado el 69% de las bolas de break en contra.

Se ha enfrentado 10 veces a Roger Federer con un balance de 10-0 a favor del suizo.

Orden de juego de Viernes 23 de Enero en el Open de Australia, 3ª Ronda.

Saludos amigos/as.

Aquí os pongo el orden de juego correspondiente al Viernes 23 de Enero en el Open de Australia.

En la jornada del miércoles se disputará el tercer dia del torneo, donde se jugarán todos los partidos de 3ª Ronda por la parte baja del cuadro.

Roger Federer se enfrentará ante el italiano Andreas Seppi en el tercer turno de la pista central "Rod Laver Arena", en torno a las 14:00 pm hora local (Melbourne), 04:00 am en España (madrugada del jueves al viernes), 00:00 am en Argentina (madrugada del jueves al viernes).



11:00 AM
Lucie Hradecka (CZE) vs. Julia Goerges (GER)
Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) [7] vs. Caroline Garcia (FRA)
Andreas Seppi (ITA) vs. Roger Federer (SUI) [2]

Zarina Diyas (KAZ) [31] vs. Maria Sharapova (RUS) [2]
Dudi Sela (ISR) vs. Rafael Nadal (ESP) [3]


11:00 AM
Karolina Pliskova (CZE) [22] vs. Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) [10]
Tomas Berdych (CZE) [7] vs. Viktor Troicki (SRB)
Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) vs. Simona Halep (ROU) [3]

19:00 PM
Malek Jaziri (TUN) vs. Nick Kyrgios (AUS)
Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) Karin Knapp (ITA) vs. Martina Hingis (SUI) [4] Flavia Pennetta (ITA) [4]


11:00 AM
Sara Errani (ITA) [14] vs. Yanina Wickmayer (BEL)
Carina Witthoeft (GER) vs. Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU)
Andy Murray (GBR) [6] vs. Joao Sousa (POR)

Not Before: 17:00 pm
Bernard Tomic (AUS) vs. Sam Groth (AUS)


11:00 AM
Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) vs. Shuai Peng (CHN) [21]

Not Before: 12:30 pm
Raven Klaasen (RSA) [10] Leander Paes (IND) [10] vs. Simone Bolelli (ITA) Fabio Fognini (ITA)

Not Before: 14:00 pm
Chris Guccione (AUS) Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) vs. Jean-Julien Rojer (NED) [6] Horia Tecau (ROU) [6]

Not Before: 18:00 pm
Kevin Anderson (RSA) [14] vs. Richard Gasquet (FRA) [24]


11:00 AM
Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) vs. Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) [10]

Not Before: 12:30 pm
Silvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP) Maria Torro-Flor (ESP) vs. Kimiko Date-Krumm (JPN) [15] Casey Dellacqua (AUS) [15]

Not Before: 15:00 pm
Anastasia Rodionova (AUS) Arina Rodionova (AUS) vs. Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) Samantha Stosur (AUS)
Michaella Krajicek (NED) [13] Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) [13] vs. Jarmila Gajdosova (AUS) Ajla Tomljanovic (AUS)

*En el resto de pistas se disputarán partidos de dobles.