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Costa Rica keeper Keylor Navas practices using tennis balls

Costa Rica have been one of the biggest surprises of the 2014 World Cup and keeper Keylor Navas has become one of the most in-demand keepers on the transfer market.When you ask most elite athletes the key to their success, training is generally the number one reason.  Navas has enlisted the help of professional tennis player Pablo Andujar and his 160 km/hr forehand. *** Follow...
Via Pro Sports Daily
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Costa Rica’s Goalie Trains for World Cup by Saving Tennis Balls (Video)

Costa Rica’s goalkeeper Keylor Navas trains for his World Cup matches by saving tennis balls hit by Pablo Andujar, a professional tennis player. If you can save a tennis ball you can save a soccer ball! P.S. the video is not in English, but still watch it!
Via BlackSportsOnline
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Costa Rica’s Goalkeeper Keylor Navas Train By Saving Tennis Balls Hit By Ranked Tennis Pro Pablo Andujar

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Via Next Impulse Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Costa Rican G Keylor Navas Trains With Tennis Balls Hit By Pro (Video)

Here in America, few casual soccer fans can see through Tim Howard’s all-encompassing cloud that currently engulfs the nation. But Costa Rican tender, Keylor Navas is quietly anchoring a surprising run for his team; who has beaten out some of the world’s best (England, Italy, and Uruguay), to play in the World Cup quarterfinals against The Netherlands on Saturday afternoon (4...
Via BlackSportsOnline
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Costa Rica goalkeeper trains by saving tennis balls hit by pro player

If you can save a tennis ball, you can save a soccer ball!This has to be the motto of Costa Rican goalkeeper Keylor Navas as he has enlisted the help of the 33rd-ranked tennis player in the world, Pablo Andujar, to help him train on the pitch.Watch as Navas hones his goalkeeping skills by saving tennis balls left and right.Apparently, the drill has worked thus far as the Costa Ricans...
Via Bush League Chronicle
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Defending champ Andujar ousted

Two-time defending champion Pablo Andujar was ousted from the Grand Prix Hassan II on Tuesday, losing 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 in the first round to qualifier Pablo Carreno-Busta in a match between Spaniards. Carreno-Busta, ranked 237 places below his opponent, will next play second-seeded Kevin Anderson of South Africa. Tobias Kamke of Germany beat fifth-seeded Jurgen Melzer of Austria 6...
Via AP on Fox
April 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Andujar Rallies Past Volandri at Serbia Open

Top seed Pablo Andujar came back to defeat Filippo Volandri 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 to advance to the quarterfinals of the Serbia Open. “It was a difficult match for me,” said Andujar. “The conditions weren’t easy; the court was very fast and it was hot, which made it a little bit more difficult. Always in your first match you have to try and stay as focused as you can; it’s never...
Via Tennis Panorama
May 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Andujar, Paire into quarters in Serbia

Top-seeded Pablo Andujar of Spain rallied past Filippo Volandri of Italy 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 to reach the Serbia Open quarterfinals on Thursday. Andujar had to save 10 of 14 break points he faced to beat Volandri in 2 hours, 20 minutes spent in humid, 28-degree (82 F) heat. ''The conditions were not easy, the court was very fast and it was hot,'' Andujar said. He was...
Via AP on Fox
May 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Andujar wins Grand Prix Hassan II title

Pablo Andujar retained his Grand Prix Hassan II title by Albert Ramos 6-1, 7-6 (5) in a rain-delayed all-Spanish final on Sunday. The third-seeded Andujar clinched his second career title against the seventh-seeded Ramos, who was playing in his first final. ''I'm very happy, as this is very special to me,'' Andujar said. ''I didn't think that I could...
Via AP on Fox
April 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Andujar reaches Casablanca semifinals

Third-seeded Pablo Andujar of Spain won two matches in a day Friday to reach the semifinals of the Grand Prix Hassan II. Andujar first defeated Potito Starace of Italy 6-3, 6-0 in a second-round match that had been delayed by rain, and then ousted fellow Spaniard Sergio Gutierrez-Ferrol 6-4, 1-6, 6-3 in the quarterfinals. Gutierrez-Ferrol had beaten Algeria's Lamine Ouahab 6...
Via AP on Fox
April 11, 2012  |  Discuss
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