Saturday, July 5, 2008

Federer to meet Nadal in the final!

The second semifinal of the Gentlemen's singles was played between the muscles of Mallorca- Rafael Nadal and Rainer Schuettler of Germany. the finalist from the last 2 years is in terrific form this time around and looks like he'll end Federer's run for sure. The Swiss ace's plans for winning a record 6th straight wimbledon crown looks in jeopardy now with Rafa in such fine form. Schuettler who was obviously tired after his epic quarterfinal match has played 6 hours more tennis than Rafa before their clash and ran out of steam just at the wrong time to hand Nadal a straight sets victory. Final score: 6-1 7-6 6-4.

Safin finds Fedex too hot to handle!

Roger Federer proved why he is the world #1 and king of grass. Federer just outclassed his inform opponent Marat Safin in all departments of the game. He was just too good for safin and began to dominate from the beginning itself. Roger won the first set 6-3. The embarrasment was too much for the Russian. He gave it a fight in the 2nd set and forced it to a tie breaker in which Federer prevailed. The third set was again won by the swiss master which completed the victory in straight sets. Final score: 6-3 7-6 6-4.

Friday, July 4, 2008


I happened to see these facts somewhere. Really huge magnitude. check it out 4 yourself.

Released energy equivalent to 9,560 gigatons of TNT equivalent (550 million times that of Hiroshima Atomic bomb), or about 370 years of energy used in the United States in 2005 killing more than 225,000 people in eleven countries.

Waves up to 30 meters (100 feet). Average overhead roads we see on the road have 5 meter clearance.

Magnitude of between 9.1 and 9.3 recorded on a seismograph.

It caused the entire planet to vibrate as much as 1 cm, shortened the length of a day by 2.68 microseconds, caused the Earth to minutely "wobble" on its axis by up to 2.5 cm and triggered other earthquakes as far away as Alaska.

In deep ocean water, tsunami waves form only a small hump, barely noticeable and harmless, which generally travels at a very high speed of 500 to 1,000 km/h ; in shallow water near coastlines, a tsunami slows down to only tens of kilometres an hour but in doing so forms large destructive waves.

Tsunami was noticed as far as Struisbaai in South Africa, some 8,500 km (5,300 mi) away, where a 1.5 m high tide was observed.

In the minutes preceding a tsunami strike, the sea often recedes temporarily from the coast. Around the Indian Ocean, this rare sight reportedly induced people, especially children, to visit the coast to investigate and collect stranded fish on as much as 2.5 km of exposed beach, with fatal results.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

It's Safin vs the Fedex in the semis

The first semifinals in this year's gentlemen's singles will be between Federer and Safin. The Russian who has had an impressive run in this year's championships faces a tough test ahead. Meanwhile, Rafael Nadal booked his spot in the semis with a straight set victory over home boy Andy Murray.

beautiful photography

great work from the photographer. sexy! it's Roger Federer by the way.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Wimbledon gets Interesting

The Wimbledon championships this year has thrown a few surprises both in the men's and the women's singles. In the women's section, all the top 4 seeds have been knocked out. This is the first time in the Open era that all 4 seeds failed to make it to the last 8. Also Jie zheng became the first Chinese to reach a Grand Slam singles semifinal.
Meanwhile, the men's singles has seen an upset in Novak Djokokovic being eliminated by Marat Safin of Russia.


Top half
Roger Federer
Mario Ancic

Marat safin
Feliciano Lopez

Bottom half:
R Schuettler
A Clement

Andy Murray
Rafael Nadal

The Nadal v murray match is the highlight as Murray has the crowd behind him. Rafa has to face 2 opponents in Murray and the crowd. It should also be noticed that with the support of his home crowd, Murray rallied to beat Gasquet in the previous encounter.

Where is Ronaldo?

With Euro 08 getting over on sunday, UEFA have announced their team of the tournament. The surprising thing was Cristiano Ronaldo's exclusion. The player who hogged all the limelight before the finals kicked off, the one who is regarded as the best winger in Europe today failed to make the UEFA Euro line-up!

UEFA EURO 2008 team of the tournament:
Goalkeepers: Gianluigi Buffon(Italy), Iker Casillas(Esp), Edwin van der Sar(Netherlands).
Defenders: Bosingwa, Pepe(Por), Philipp Lahm(Ger), Carles Puyol, Carlos Marchena(Esp), Yuri Zhirkov(Rus).
Midfielders: Hamit Altintop(Tur), Luka Modric(Cro), Michael Ballack, Lucas Podolski(Ger), Marcos Senna, Xavi Hernández, Cesc Fabregas, Andrés Iniesta(Esp), Konstantin Zyryanov(Rus), Weley Sneijder(netherlands).
Forwards: Fernando Torres, David Villa(Esp), Andrei Arshavin, Roman Pavlyuchenko(Rus).

A King-size breakfast

Would you like to shed those extra pounds? Well, allyou need to do is start eating a big breakfast, according to a new study.
The study, conducted by Dr. Daniela Jakubowicz fron Virginia Commonwealth University, found that women who eat half their daily calories first thing in the morning lose more weight in the morning lose more weight in the long term than those who start the day with a small breakfast.
Jakubowicz reported that the big breakfasters said they felt less hungry, particularly in the mornings.
"Most weight loss studies have determined that a very low carb diet is not a good method to reduce weight," BBC quoted her as saying. "It exacerbates the craving for carbohydrates and slows metabolism- as a result after a short period of weight loss, there is a quick return to obesity."
She also added that the bigger breakfast helped by making people fuller during the day, and was healthier, because it allowed more fibre and fruit to be included.


I am not able to blog properly these days. My house is all messed up cos of the paint job that s happening in my place. I ve misplaced a lotta things and just can't find them. With the work getting over by today evening i hope life s back to normal by tomoro.

Monday, June 30, 2008


Today marks the death of the Windows XP. Microsoft will stop selling the XP version to retailers and PC manufacturers from today. They have been asked to stop preloading the software on their products from this date. However there is a small exception for low cost platforms, which will be to continue loading the stripped down 'home' version of XP for another 6 months.

agony FOR germany

German captain Michael Ballack wears a dejected look after his side's defeat to Spain in the euro finals. This is just not Ballack's year as his club side Chelsea lost the premiership title and the Champions league title to Man utd!


Spain's #1 Iker Casillas led their team to a sensational win over Germany in the finals of the euro 08 championships at the Ernst Happel Stadion on sunday. In the process he became the first goalie to lift the trophy. It also ended a miserable 44 years without a single trophy for Spain.


Cometh the hour! Cometh the man! EL Nino scores Spain's only goal of the final against Jens Lehman of Germany as Philipp Lahm watches helplessly!

UNITED we STAND! divided WE fall!

Spain have realized at last that UNITY is the key to success. They proved it last nite with a sterling display against Germany. There were many controversies within the team which led to their downfall and them getting the tag of the greatest UNDERACHIEVERS in world football. But this tournament was no surprise either at the start with the controversy of leaving Raul behind and the public spat the coach had with him. Even during the course of the tournament there were misunderstandings between a few players and the coach. But credit must be given to Luis Aragones, who at 69 not only managed to take the team to the final but also ended it's silverware drought. This was the country's major tournament victory in 44 years. They thoroughly deserved it!

Sunday, June 29, 2008

BALLACK doubtful for tomoro

Captain courageous of German football, Michael Ballack might miss the finals of the euro championships on Sunday after he injured a calf muscle in the semi-final tie against Turkey. With 9 first team members missing out either due to a suspension or injury, a depleted Turkey side was beaten in that encounter. Germany play Spain in the finals.


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SAFIN express reaches round 4!

Marat Safin has reached round 4 of this year's wimbledon championships with a 7-6 3-6 7-6 6-4 victory over Andreas Seppi of Italy. Safin's good form in this year's championships is surprising because his aversion to grass is legendary. He had also eliminated one of the title prospects Novak Djokovic in the previous round. Watch out Federer! you might get run over by the Safin express.