Thursday, August 31, 2006

Few love-love for Agassi......

I do not wanted to post this in early day , coz just now I reached office , but I could not controlled myself…..

What a F.A.N.T.A.S.T.I.C Friday morning , watching my all time favorite Agassi in the third round of US open , as this is his last US open.

Dunno whether he is going to make it to the final but for me it is just praying each match to move him ahead…..
Though it is difficult for me coz my next favorite Nadal is also here but what to do I am sorry Nadal let me pray for Agassi coz this his last US open …….hope you understand !!!!

Andre Agassi came through a dramatic encounter to beat Marcos Baghdatis in five sets at the US Open and so extend his career by at least one more match.

The 36-year-old, who retires after the event, upset the eighth seed 6-4 6-4 3-6 5-7 7-5 in the night match.
Agassi was superb in the first two sets but missed break points in the third and lost a 4-0 lead in the fourth.
With Baghdatis suffering cramp, Agassi recovered from a break down in the fifth and faces Benjamin Becker next.

"I felt so good today and what a time to feel it," Agassi told the crowd afterwards.

"This just means the world to me. All you guys refreshed my faith in the human spirit and I can't thank you enough for that."
Baghdatis played down his physical problems and paid tribute to the American.

"I'm OK," he said. "I want to wish Andre good luck, not only for this match but for his life.
"He's more than a legend. He gave so much to the tour."

With every match potentially his last, the Las Vegan is being heralded at every turn in New York.
It was no different on Thursday night as the crowd of 23,000 gave him a lengthy standing ovation as he walked onto court.
Baghdatis has reached the Australian Open final and Wimbledon semis this year and went into the match as favourite, but Agassi was the sharper from the start.
A break point went begging in game three but there was no second chance for Baghdatis four games later and Agassi served out the set.
It was exactly the same story in the second as Agassi pulled the strings with his more consistent backhand, forcing errors from Baghdatis.

And when the American earned two break points in game seven of the third it looked like a repeat performance and a quick win for the twice former champion.
Baghdatis fired down an ace on his way to holding, however, and promptly broke Agassi for the first time in the following game before sealing the set.
Agassi left his younger rival standing early in the fourth set, sending the New York fans wild with a magnificent break in game two and another in game four.
But then the unthinkable - Baghdatis fought back to win seven of the next eight games and broke immediately at the start of the fifth.
To the relief of almost everyone, Agassi broke straight back and what followed was one of the most dramatic sets that even the American veteran can have played.
The key moment came when Baghdatis suffered cramp in game nine.
And although he held on for two more games, a wayward backhand on the second match point handed Agassi victory and extended his remarkable story.

Huh !!! Really a great Friday morning……….

Agassi’s History is here

Courtesy : TenSports & Wikipedia

Thursday, June 29, 2006

The Quarter-finals…..


So waiting for the Quarter-finals kick…..Me tooooo.

So here they going to kick Today.

The First Match......

The Squads....

All The Very Best For Your Favorite Team.

Cheers For Them.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Big name Big task…..Yeh

Yes I am talking about “Ronaldo Luiz Nazario da Silva” means yours’ and mine the only one RONALDO “9” yeh….

Why I am so happy ?????

Because he wears “9” and “9” is my Lucky number…….

Only occasionally can the bare facts and figures of a player’s career convey the sheer talent that they possess. Ronaldo Luiz Nazario da Silva is quite simply one of the greatest strikers in the history of world football, capable of leaving an entire team for dead with his darting runs and dribbling ability, voted FIFA World Player of the Year on three occasions and already a double FIFA World Cup™ winner. These honours are merely the tip of the iceberg in the record-breaking career of the man they call ‘The Phenomenon’.

Having been a member of the FIFA World Cup-winning Brazil squad in 1994, the prodigiously talented teenager joined Dutch side PSV Eindhoven in the same year. In only two years at the club, he scored 54 goals in a mere 57 games – an incredible average of just under a goal every game….Gosh Gosh and Gosh,

In 2002, he moved back to Spain with Real Madrid and the then Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari gambled on the forward’s return to form and fitness by calling him up to Brazil’s FIFA World Cup squad. No one could have predicted a better outcome. Not only had Brazil won their fifth FIFA World Cup, but the ‘Phenomenon’ was the tournament’s top scorer, netting eight goals in only seven games. Only Pele has netted as many goals for Brazil in the competition’s history – both players having scored 12 times.

And this time Ronaldo was looking to surpass that figure as well as overhaul Gerd Muller’s long-standing 14-goal record as top scorer in the history of the FIFA World Cup. And he has done that wooooooooo…

Ronaldo inscribed his name into football's history books on Tuesday 27th June 2006 by scoring a record-breaking 15th FIFA World Cup™ goal to take him clear of Gerd Muller as the tournament's all-time top marksman.

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Messi's Mess......

At 18 years of age, Messi is embarking on his first FIFA World Cup™ adventure, but any thoughts that he might be fazed by the occasion were dispelled very quickly indeed.

At just 18, Messi has already gone down in Argentine history. Better still, he has added his name to the list of a highly exclusive FIFA World Cup club: after Pele (1958), Manuel Rosas (1930) and Michael Owen (1998), he is now the fourth-youngest goalscorer in the history of the tournament. So, what's next? Will this ambitious youngster be targeting the ultimate goalscorers’ prize: the adidas Golden Shoe? Heaven knows that if anyone is capable of doing it at such a tender age, it's Messi.

Just by leaving the bench, he became the youngest player in the history of Argentine football to play at a FIFA World Cup, and within a few minutes, he had become their youngest-ever scorer.

Just three minutes had passed, in fact, when the teenager outwitted the opposing defence with his skill and pace before delivering a pinpoint cross. From five yards, Hernan Crespo could hardly fail to score.

Teamwork tells for awesome Argentina.....

That was the real team effort GOAL….
It passes across 24 legs and finally in to the NET….WaaaO.
If you have missed to watch that goal…hey you really missed something if you love Football.

Lemme explain in brief about that GOAL…

It was a wonderfully constructed 'team' goal, Juan Sorin starting things off and involving Javier Saviola who played a one-two before spreading a pass to Esteban Cambiasso. From there it went to Hernan Crespo who controlled and applied a clever back-heel which Cambiasso struck high into the roof of the net.

By the way above is the very brief of that goal……but actually it went across 24 legs….

Argentina's with a swaggering 6-0 victory and afterwards the superlatives flowed with the same ease as the two-times champions found when cutting through a waning Serbia and Montenegro defence.

In conclusion:
If anyone doubted Argentina's credentials, they can doubt no more. As for Serbia and Montenegro, this ‘nightmare group’ has become just that.You gt to watch the mess of Messi.


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