KheloPakistan » Articles for July 2012 Year
The Pakistan team that came out to face Spain in their first match of the olympic campaign, was very different to the team that pakistani fans had to endure during the recently concluded sultan azlan shah cup. The Pakistanis played with intent and control and did not allow the Spanish players who are ranked 3 places above the green shirts to steal the show. At half time the score remained 0-0 with 3 penalty corners being seen, 2 from Pakistan and 1 from Spain. Shakeel Abbasi, Pakistan's star forward createdsome opportunities but the green shirts failed to take advantage but will go into the second-half slightly on top and looking to secure a win.
The London Olympics 2012 have begun and out of all the events that will be a part of the London games, the tennis event will surely be one of the best ones . Although the tennis event at the Olympics has always been highly athletic and full of dramatic moments, yet this year's competiton is something more special. One of the reasons for this is the level of competitiveness that men's tennis has right now. The World's top four players have one of the best rivalries that tennis has ever seen throughout its entire history. So here are some predictions regarding the medalists at London Olympics 2012 Men's tennis event:
World No.1 Roger Federer :
Roger Federer is a guy that has won everything that a tennis player could ever wish for except just one thing ..... the Olympics Singles Gold medal. This gold medal has been a craving that Fed-ex has had in himself for so long. Before London 2012, Roger has participated in two Olympics, Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008. But on both the occasions, despite being the World No.1, he couldn't grab the Olympic Gold. Although Roger has won an Olympic gold in the men's doubles event with Stanislas Wawrinka at Beijing 2008 games, but that isn't enough to put him in the list of players have completed a Golden-Slam, the only list in which Federer is not present because of the absence of an Olympic Singles' Gold-medal .With the defending champion Rafael Nadal out of action from the Olympics 2012, Roger Federer will have a golden chance to add an Olympic Singles gold medal to that huge list of his trophies including 17 Grandslam titles and 20 ATP 1000 Masters titles.
The skipper off the new look Pakistani team and someone Pakistan will have to look at for both experience and performance. Hafeez has been one of the best all-rounders in world cricket. He has grown in stature within the team and his batting will be the key for Pakistan. When you add his consistent off-spin and his excellent fielding to the mix he would have to perform to his full capabilities for his nation to have any chance.
Jamshed is an aggressive opener who should not have been dropped when he initially was. Compact and also elegant, Jamshed is a typical left handed batsman. When he made his comeback in the Asia Cup many eyebrows were raised, though he answered his critics with a fruitful tournament. A finger injury ruled him out of the recent series against Sri Lanka but his comeback now will be vital to his career and his team’s prospects.