Saturday, February 26, 2011

Novak clinches third Dubai title!

  World no.3 Novak Djokovic won his third straight Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships trophy! He defeated top seed Swiss Roger Federer 6-3, 6-3 in 71 minutes.
This is Nole's twentieth career title and second in 2011.
  Federer sent a forehand long to hand Novak a break point in the third game, and followed it up with another missed forehand to give the Serb an early break. Djokovic broke Federer’s serve once again in the ninth game to take the first set 6-3.
  Nole was broken in the third game of the second set, but he quickly regained momentum and broke back in the sixth game to level the result to 3-3. The best Serbian tennis player finished the match as he began, with a towering confidence. The 23-year-old Belgrade native converted his third break point opportunity in the eighth game and then closed the set and match 6-3.
" I guess I rose to the occasion," said Novak. "I was aware of the challenge that is expecting me on the court, and I was aware of the fact that I need to be on top of my game in order to beat Roger. I was serving really well, especially the first set, holding my serve except that one game when I got broken, confidently through throughout the whole match. Just the perfect performance overall. "
Both players served 5 aces.
  Djokovic’s first serve win percentage was 82, compared to 63 for Federer.
  Nole capitalised on 4 of his 10 chances for break, while the Swiss converted only 1 of his 2 break points.
" I have this feeling in my head, and it's really important to know for me that I can perform this well," added Nole. "This match has probably been one of the best that I played this year. I want to keep it up, definitely. I feel physically well, fit, mentally motivated to do even more coming up to Indian Wells and Miami where I haven't done well in the last years. "
" Any time I win against Roger it's a great success because he's such a great player. We all know how mentally strong of a player he is. To be able to win against Roger in straight sets as I did tonight is incredible, but I want to keep on going. I know that I have qualities to do even more, and that's what I want. "

  SOURCE: Novak Djokovic Official WebSite
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Friday, February 25, 2011

Shocking new pics of bruised Rihanna emerge

25 February, 2011 - Shocking new pictures of singer Rihanna following her beating at the hands of ex-beau, Chris Brown, have emerged.

In the images, the pop star has multiple lacerations on her lips, huge bruises on her eyes, around her cheeks and forehead, reports the Daily Telegraph.

Brown was forced to speak out after MediaTakeOut released pictures showing the results of physical abuse he inflicted on the 'Umbrella' hitmaker after a 2009 fight.

Brown was convicted of assaulting his then girlfriend back in 2009. He was sentenced to five years probation, 180 days of community labor and ordered not to contact Rihanna.

The leak of these latest images come just a day after a Los Angeles judge revised a protective order which now allows Brown and Rihanna to communicate.
Brown took to Twitter to address the release of the horrific images:

"The Devil is always busy!! But when u have a destiny, nothing or no one can stop what god has planned!"

Rihanna dating Ryan Phillippe?

R&B superstar Rihanna is enjoying her single life to the hilt and after Colin Farell she is now being linked to another Hollywood hottie, Ryan Philippe. The 23-year-old has been enjoying secret trysts with Phillippe, reported Us magazine online. The Barbados-born singer and the 36-year
-old star are said to have met up on numerous occasions over the course of the last few months.
RihannaThe pair reportedly met up after Rihanna's relationship hit the rocks with baseballer Matt Kemp, and while the Cruel Intentions was casually dating actress Amanda Seyfried.

"They initially hooked up when things were strained with Matt Kemp," said a source close to the S&M hitmaker.

According to the report, the couple have been secretive about their relationship and pretend that they aren't interested in each other when at parties.

"They hung out a bit, but were discreet. It is still very casual. Clearly they are keeping it on the downlow," added the source.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Novak Djokovic ONLINE STORE!

Dear fans,
  The long awaited moment has finally arrived!

From today, you will be able to order from your home some of 27 products available at the moment on Novak Online Shop.
  T-shirts, pillows, keyrings, badges, eyeglass cleaning cloths... are only a small part of what we’re preparing for you.
  From Monday, February 21, payments of ordered products can be made using Visa card, and as of Thursday, February 24, the owners of Maestro and Master Card will also be able to make orders.
  Go to Novak Internet store, open your account, see what we offer you and order your favorite product today!
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  SOURCE: Novak Djokovic Official WebSite
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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Inside Tennis: Pete Sampras on Novak!

   Here is part of Q&A with Nole’s idol, 14-time Grand Slam champion Pete Sampras, by Richard Osborn.
Question: You mention Novak - talk about his performance in Melbourne. What makes him special?
Pete Sampras: Great mover. He can go from defense to offense better than anyone in the game.
Question: Better than Nadal?
Pete Sampras: I think he does more. He hits the ball a little flatter. He hits those flat backhands and he just sort of slides and is able to get that ball deep. It’s hard to compete with Nadal when it comes to defense, but Djokovic is right there with him. He seemed very inspired down there. He had a lot of support from his homeland. And Novak is an emotional player. When he’s feeling great and is in a good mood and the crowd is pulling for him, he’s a very tough player to beat. I always felt that he’s a little bit temperamental at times, but when he has it all together, he’s right there with Roger and Nadal.
Question: You were No. 1 for a record six straight years. Is he capable of getting to the top spot?
Pete Sampras: I don’t know where the points stand, but sure. He started off winning the Australian and he’s going to be a threat for the rest of the year. He believes in himself a little bit more. He’s beaten Roger twice in majors. He could very well do it. He’s still got a lot of work ahead of him. Nadal’s got a tough year to defend. I wouldn’t count out Roger at all. It will be interesting to see. Novak has now arrived, and the way he played and beat Roger in straight sets, and Murray in straight sets, is pretty impressive.

  SOURCE: Novak Djokovic Official WebSite
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