Wednesday, June 30, 2010




GK: Diego Benaglio (Switzerland) - 7.45


RB: Winston Reid (New Zealand) - 7.03

CB: Marcus Tulio (Japan) - 7.08

CB: Yuji Nakazawa (Japan) - 7.25

LB: Nadir Belhadj (Algeria) - 7.18


MF: Gervinho (Ivory Coast) - 7.3

MF: Ji-Sung Park (South Korea) - 7.3

MF: Rafael Marquez (Mexico) - 7


FW: Lionel Messi (Argentina) - 7.9

FW: Diego Forlan (Uruguay) - 7.9

FW: Keisuke Honda (Japan) - 7.8

Sunday, June 27, 2010

European GP

Formula 1 Telefonica Grand Prix of Europe
Valencia, Spain

1. Sebastian Vettel - RBR Reanult

2. Lewis Hamilton - McLaren Mercedes

3. Jenson Button - McLaren Mercedes

4. Ruben Barrichello - William

5. Robert Kubica - Renault

6. Adrian Sutil - Force India

7. Kamui Kobayashi - Sauber

8. Fernando Alonso - Ferrari

9. Sebastian Buemi - Toro Rosso

10. Nico Rosberg - Mercedes GP

Netherlands GP

Assen, Netherland

1. Jorge Lorenzo - Yamaha Factory

2. Danny Pedrosa - Honda HRC

3. Casey Stoner - Ducati

Friday, June 25, 2010

Longest Ever Tennis Match

The longest ever tennis match finally ended when American John Isner beat France's Nicolas Mahut 70-68 in the fifth set of their titanic battle at Wimbledon.

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A backhand passing shot from Isner at 16:48 local time finally broke the three-day deadlock after a staggering 11 hours and five minutes on Court 18.

While Isner's weary legs buckled under him as he collapsed on to his back in disbelief, the fans occupying every inch of space in and around the court rose to their feet to give the heroes a prolonged standing ovation.

Every man, woman and child who had bagged one of the prized 782 seats on Court 18, or those who were craning their necks to see the action from a heaving Henman Hill knew they had been privileged to see something that happens only once in a lifetime.

"I am a little bit tired," an elated Isner, who could barely put one foot in front of the other when fading light stopped play at 59-all on Wednesday, said in an on-court interview.

"When you play a match like this with an atmosphere like this you don't feel tired. This crowd was fantastic. It stinks someone had to lose."

Isner completed an eye-watering 6-4 3-6 6-7(7) 7-6(3) 70-68 win - and that was just to reach the second round.

No words could have consoled an utterly dejected Mahut, who had looked the fresher of the pair throughout the final set which alone lasted eight hours 11 minutes, as he slumped back into his courtside chair and covered his head with the green and purple Wimbledon towel.

The crowd tried to lift the Frenchman's spirts by rewarding him with the loudest cheers of the day and even a sweat-drenched Isner joined in the ovation.

"The guy is an absolute warrior. I want to share this day with him, it was an absolute honour," said Isner.

"I wish him the best and see him somewhere down the road and it won't go 70-68."

It is a match that featured sinew stretching rallies, slam dunk smashes and countless angled winners but none of those will stand out as much as the 215 booming aces fired down by the duo - with the 2.06 metre tall Isner shooting down 112 of them.

"We played the greatest match ever at the greatest place to play tennis. Wimbledon is the greatest tournament and we just played the greatest game ever," Mahut told the cheering crowd.

The combat reached such epic proportions, that the battling gladiators were breaking records with almost every shot they made during the course of the fifth set, which alone shattered the previous record of a complete match at six hours 33 minutes.

At one point it even looked like courtside scoreboard would run out of space if the match went on for much longer as neither Isner nor Mahut got a sniff of a break point for the first 64 minutes on Thursday.

But within a blink of an eye it was all over.

Mahut hurled his wristbands into crowd the while one lucky fan leapt high into the air to catch Isner's baseball cap.

The sport's statisticians face an almighty rewrite of the record books after landmark upon landmark was shattered over three incredible days in a small corner of southwest London.

To pick just a few, Isner and Mahut shattered the records for the longest match, longest set, most games in a set at 138, most games in a match at 183 and most aces.

A high-five with a cheering John McEnroe, who sat through the entire 20 games contested on Thursday, completed an unforgettable day for Isner.

After being part of such a monumental duel, Isner and Mahut could not escape the arena without grabbing a picture for the family album.

Along with Swedish umpire Mohamed Lahyani, the trio stood proudly in front of the green scoreboard with their astonishing powers of endurance outlined in the glowing numbers 6-4 3-6 6-7(7) 7-6(3) 70-68.

The previous longest match was the six hours and 33 minutes epic between Fabrice Santoro and Arnaud Clement at the 2004 French Open.

Match statistics

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Isner beat Mahut 6-4 3-6 6-7(7) 7-6(3) 70-68


First serve percentage 67

Aces 103

Double faults 21

Unforced errors 39

Winning percentage on first serve 284 of 328 = 87%

Winning percentage on second serve 101 of 161 = 63%

Winners (including service) 244

Receiving points won 117 of 501 = 23%

Break point conversions 1 of 3 = 33%

Net approaches 111 of 155 = 72%

Total points Won 502

Fastest serve speed 128 MPH

Average first serve speed 118 MPH

Average second serve speed 101 MPH


First serve percentage 74

Aces 112

Double faults 10

Unforced errors 52

Winning percentage on first serve 292 of 361 = 81%

Winning percentage on second serve 82 of 130 = 63%

Winners (including service) 246

Receiving points won 104 of 519 = 20%

Break point conversions 2 of 14 = 14%

Net approaches 97-144 = 67%

Total points won 478

Fastest serve speed 143 MPH

Average first serve speed 123 MPH

Average second serve speed 112 MPH

Monday, June 21, 2010

US Open

US Open 2010
Pebble Beach, California

1. Graeme Mcdowell - NIR

2. Gregory Havret - FRA

3. Ernie Els - RSA

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Great Britain GP

Air Asia British Grand Prix
Silverstone Circuit

1. Jorge Lorenzo - Yamaha Factory

2. Andrea Dovizioso - Honda HRC

3. Ben Spies - Yamaha Tech3

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Canadian GP

Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal
Pole Position : Lewis Hamilton

1. Lewis Hamilton - McLaren Mercedes

2. Jenson Button - McLaren Mercedes

3. Fernando Alonso - Ferrari

4. Sebastian Vettel - RBR Renault

5. Mark Webber - RBR Renault

6. Nico Rosberg - Mercedes GP

7. Robert Kubica - Mercedes GP

8. Sebastian Buemi - Toro Rosso

9. Vitantonio Liuzzi - Force India

10. Adrian Sutil - Force India

Sunday, June 6, 2010

French Open

French Open 2010

Rafael Nadal def Robin Soderling
6-4, 6-2, 6-4

Francesca Schiavone def Samantha Stosur
6-4, 7-6

Daniel Nestor/Nenad Zimonjic def Leander Paes/Luka Dlouhy
7-5, 6-2

Nenad Zimonjic/ Katarina Srebotnik def Julian Knowles / Yaroslava Shvedova
4-6, 7-6, 11-9

The Williams def Kveta Peschke/Katarina Srebotnik
6-2, 6-3

Italian GP

Gran Premio d'Italia TIM
Mugello, Itali

1. Danny Pedrosa - Honda HRC

2. Jorge Lorenzo - Yamaha Factory

3. Andrea Dovizioso - Honda HRC