Andy Murray in AskMen’s Top 49

Andy Murray in AskMen’s Top 49

AskMen’s annual feature, now in its seventh year, received over 500,000 votes from men around the world. The votes determined the men who have had the biggest impact on their lives over the past 12 months.On the list on No 49 is American actor Alec Baldwin
US Open champion and also Olympic winner Andy Murray has been named by AskMen’sone in  Top 49 Most Influential Men of 2012.The list also comprises of James Bond, Usain Bolt and Bill Clinton at the top slots.
The overall ranking of Murray is 33 on the list. It is pertinent to mention that Murray had a tough loss to Roger Federer in the Wimbledon final but less than a month later, he got his revenge. He defeated Federer in the London Olympics, he won gold in front of a home crowd. He continued his winning streak by winning Gold medal in US Open, becoming the first British man to win a major since 1936.
Earlier Roger Federer was on AskMen’sone list in 2007 and ’09, Rafael Nadal in ’08 and ’10 and Novak Djokovic in 2011.The 2012 List is topped by James bond and on No 49 is American actor Alec Baldwin.
Novak Djokovic vs Andy Murray at US open Final

Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray will square off in the first major final featuring the second and third seeds since 1995 at Wimbledon (No. 2 Pete Sampras d. No. 3 Boris Becker). Djokovic holds an 8-6 edge over Murray in their FedEx ATP Head2Head series, winning both of their previous Grand Slam meetings, in the 2011 Australian Open final and 2012 Australian Open semi-finals. The two have split their four clashes this season, with Murray winning their most recent encounter in the semi-finals of the London 2012 Olympics.
Just seven days younger than his opponent, defending champion Djokovic is bidding to become the first player to retain his crown at Flushing Meadows since 2008, when Roger Federer won his fifth title in a row. Should he capture his sixth major trophy, Djokovic will move into a 10th place tie with Becker and Stefan Edberg for the most Grand Slam titles in the Open Era. The Serbian is riding a 27-match winning streak at hard court major events, with his last loss coming to Rafael Nadal in the 2010 US Open final. Djokovic joined Federer as the only players to reach the semi-finals at all four major tournaments in the same calendar year on two occasions.
Murray is contesting his second final in New York, having reached his first major final at the event four years ago, falling to Federer. He is looking to capture his first Grand Slam trophy on his fifth attempt, following runner-up finishes at the 2008 US Open (l. to Federer), 2010 Australian Open (l. to Federer), 2011 Australian Open (l. to Djokovic) and 2012 Wimbledon (l. to Federer). The Dunblane, Scotland native is aiming to become the first player from Great Britain to win a major tournament since Fred Perry tasted victory at the US Championships in 1936. He is just the second British player, man or woman, to reach back-to-back major finals in the Open Era.
Rafael Nadal of Spain has pulled out of the 2012 Rogers Cup due to an injury

Injury woes continue to hamper Rafael Nadal’s progress on the ATP World Tour. The Spaniard, who is currently ranked as World No. 3 in the ATP Rankings has pulled out of the 2012 Rogers Cup as he is still recuperating from an undisclosed injury.
It could be his knee, which has been proving Achilles’ heel for the Spaniard in his career so far. Nadal could not complete in the Olympics Games due to the same injury and it seems that he needs more time to recuperate from that.
The Spaniard wrote on his Facebook page, “Hi all, wanted to let you know that I won’t be playing Toronto this year. I am not ready to play and I hope to be back in 2014 at that great tournament that has always treat me very well. I am continuing with my recup and practice. Thanks!”

Rafael Nadal managed to win the French Open earlier this season after beating Novak Djokovic in the final, but he did not look near to his best at Wimbledon, where he lost to lesser known player Lukas Rosol. Nadal has not played any competitive match since that loss.
Besides Nadal, other two Spaniard David Ferrer and Fernando Verdasco have also pulled out of the Roger Cup. These Spaniards are joined by France’s Gael Monfils, who have already pulled out from this ATP World Tour 1000 Event.
Tommy Haas loses to Dolgopolov
Tommy Haas went down in defeat in a rain-soaked final at the Citi Open, losing 6-7 (7-9), 6-4, 6-1 to Alexandr Dolgopolov with the frustrated German upset by wet patches on a court that had been pounded by rain for nearly three hours.

The 34-year-old, world No 36 winner of the Halle title two months ago over Roger Federer on grass, had managed to win the first set but quickly lost his edge against the number 25 as he dropped serve early in the second and slid downhill from that point.

Dolgopolov needed two and a quarter hours on court to earn the second trophy of his career from four finals.Dolgopolov improved his record to 23-15 on the season while Haas stands 23-10.

Tommy Haas defeated by Juan Monaco

Third-seeded Juan Monaco defeated German veteran Tommy Haas 7-5, 6-4 Sunday in the final of the German Tennis Championships in Hamburg for his third clay-court title of the year.Monaco will join fellow Tandil after earning 500 South African Airways ATP Ranking points.
The 34-year-old Tommy Haas was bidding to win his second title at home.  Last month, Haas beat Roger Federer in Gerry webber open. Runner-up Haas received 300 ranking points.
The 28-year-old Monaco has compiled a 31-10 match record in 2012, with 24 of those wins coming on clay. He won two titles earlier in the season at the VTR Open in Vina del Mar (d. Berlocq) and the US Men’s Clay Court Championship in Houston (d. Isner) and reached the final at last week’sMercedesCup in Stuttgart.
Roger Federer wins Wimbledon for Seventh Time

Third seed Roger Federer once again win the Wimbledon Final defeatingfourth seed Andy Murray to make a history.  Federer contested is eighth Wimbledon final tying seventh trophy, joining Pete Sampras and William Renshaw.The 31-year-old Swiss defeated the fourth-ranked Murray 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4. Roger Federer will return to World No. 1 in the South African Airways ATP Rankings.Federer also extended his own record by winning a 17th major singles title. It was his first Grand Slam crown since defeating Murray in the Australian Open final in 2010.




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Roger Federer defeated Novak Djokovic in Wimbledon 2012
Third seed Roger Federer defeated his arch rival defending champion Novak Djokovic 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 in Wimbledon Semi today. The Swiss superstar will now have an opportunity to become No. 1 in the South African Airways ATP Rankings on Monday with victory in his eighth Wimbledon final

Federer and Djokovic were both applauded off Centre Court by His Royal Highness The Duke of York, plus several former champions, including Frank Sedgman, Rod Laver, Manuel Santana and Goran Ivanisevic, among the capacity crowd.

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Andres Iniesta best player of Euro 2012
 Spain midfielder Andres Iniesta has been announced by Uefa as the best player of Euro 2012.The 28-year-old stared in each of Spain’s six matches at the Euros which culminated with a 4-0 thrashing of Italy in the final and playing a leading role in La Roja’s campaign in Poland and Ukraine -. It’s been an incredible four years for Iniesta who was named in the team of the tournament at Euro 2008, was in the all-star team of the 2010 World Cup after scoring the winning goal in the final. He has also won two Champions League titles during that time. The Barcelona midfielder was chosen by the 11-man technical team of Uefa. He is also part of Uefa’s 23-man Team of the Tournament, which contains 10 players from Spain and four from Italy.
Roger Federer defeated Juliean Benneteau

Six-time former champion and third seed 30-year-old Roger Federer defeated French No. 29 seed 30 year old Juliean Benneteau 4-6, 6-7(3), 6-2, 7-6(6), 6-1 in the third round. Juliean Benneteau who beat American qualifier Michael Russell 7-6(4), 2-6, 6-4, 7-5 started well against roger but could not continue the winning form in the nest sets
Roger Federer knocked out Fabio Fognini of Italy 6-1, 6-3, 6-2 on Wednesday for a place in the third round at The Championships, Wimbledon. Roger needs to win the title to improve his ranking and becomeworld number 1 overtaking Novak Djokovic. Federer is bidding to tie Pete Sampras’ record of seven trophies at The Championships 
Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi continue to shine

Second seeds Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi and Jean-Julien Rojer continued to shine in the first year of their partnership, opening with a 7-6(4), 6-2 win over Colombians Alejandro Falla and Santiago Giraldo on Tuesday at the UNICEF Open in ‘s-Hertogenbosch.
Since May, Qureshi and Rojer have compiled a 17-3 record with titles on clay in Estoril and grass in Halle. They were also semi-finalists at Roland Garros (l. to Bryan-Bryan).
Fourth seeds Scott Lipsky and Leander Paes, playing together for the second time, fell to Juan Sebastian Cabal and Dmitry Tursunov 6-2, 7-5.
At the AEGON International in Eastbourne, British wild cards Dominic Inglot and Jonathan Marray knocked out second-seeded Spaniards Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez 6-3, 6-3. Fourth seeds Treat Huey and Oliver Marach also bowed out in their opening match against Mikhail Elgin and Denis Istomin 6-3, 7-6(4).
The third-seeded British duo of Colin Fleming and Ross Hutchins, meanwhile, made their way safely into the quarter-finals with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Paul Hanley and Julian Knowle. They go on to face Israelis Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram, who prevailed against Steve Darcis and Mikhail Kukushkin 7-5, 1-6, 10-6.