Month: September 2018

It was indeed a stunning match to watch the world-class player Rafael Nadal and the youngest ranked in Top 20 Stefanos Tsitsipas from Greece compete with each other. Rafael is 32 years old, whereas Stefanos is 20 years! Can you see the age difference here, we shall take a moment to admire both the players.

On the other side, Simona Halep beat Sloane Stephens to get through the finals. This led to her winning the second Rogers title of her gaming career.

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Stefanos who turned 20 on Sunday, defeated Dominic Thiem, Novak Djokovic, and Alexander Zverev to get through the finals. But unfortunately, Stefanos lost the match with a score of 6-2, 7-6 and a 7-4. He did set one point during the 12th play in the second set, but he couldn’t convert the score later.

Tsitsipas got through an unseeded win and was selected as a finalist in Canada after Nicolas Kiefer from Germany in 2008. Well, Tsitsipas indeed won many fans during the match with his unique moves and the extrovert persona.

But Rafael stood focussed all throughout the game, even though the crowd cheered for the birthday boy and his first ever Master Series final match!

Coming to the women’s final, Halep gave in a dramatic first-set that led to a tie-breaking situation after a service of total three-breaks. She competed with Sloane Stephens and lost in the second set before recovering the points in the decider.

Simona Halep had won the Rogers title in the year 2016, and this was her second win. The game lasted for about 2 hours and 41 minutes, and the weather was too hot which made the game more exhausting. During the game, both the players were feeling the same heat, both of them struggling for the breath, and carrying out excellent rallies!

Halep added, that she just didn’t want to give up on the game at any moment, and she fought for it till the end. She also added that the tournament was held for a week and she couldn’t believe it’s over and the game tired her a lot.

There’s a total of 32 countries which are competing for the World Cup!

All the teams are done with their final games and set to file the provisional squads. This is where the energetic international break is coming to an end. The past week has been a revealing thing for the contenders with the tactical concern, thrashing, confusions with the selection, and what not!

We have enlisted about the Top World Cup favorites and their preparations in brief.

How are the World Cup Favorites prepping for the 2018 Game?

Only a true football lover could understand the concerns of yet another football lover. We are always in a bit of worry and anxiety to know what and how our favorite team is prepping for the match. Below are the information that we received through our sources:

World Cup Favourites

1. Belgium

This team plays it really well, but haven’t won any of the major tournament yet. They have reached the semi-finals twice and lost the matches. With highly talented players on the team, Belgium stands as a strong competitor in the game. Kevin De Bruyne mentioned how the team requires to build a better tactical system apart from using the gaming talents.

2. Argentina

Just putting all the pressure on Messi’s shoulders is not the way of playing. We can hope to see some changes during the game, in a positive way of course. Just like the team trounced Italy with a 2-0 score without the presence of Messi!

3. France

They are the World Cup holders of the year 1998, the game which was hosted in France itself. They have a bunch of quality players, 3 among which remain the highest paid footballers ever found in the history. France has a good set of players, and now it depends on the coach Didier Deschamps how he’s going train them and set them up for the match.

4. Brazil

The team with the highest winnings in the history of World Cups! Brazil is all set to keep the legacy continued for the upcoming matches. The only question is the availability of Neymar for the game, which will be revealed soon.

5. Portugal

Portugal got placed into the World Cup squad with their win of 2-0 against Switzerland. They also have Cristiano Ronaldo, who even at the age of 33 stands strong for the team.

6. Germany

Well, Germany ranks as the top team alongside Brazil. While Germany only needs some current holders and a World Cup to match up with that of Brazil. They remained unbeaten for 22 games, with some friendly draws against England, France, but they lost it out to Brazil with a score of 1-0!