Wednesday, 23 May, 2018

Rafael Nadal slips after record set right

Rafael Nadal's Clay Court Win Streak Ends, Roger Federer Set To Return to No. 1 Rafael Nadal's record run is ended by Dominic Thiem
Anna Jefferson | 12 May, 2018, 18:20

Thiem, who was dismantled in Monaco three weeks ago by Nadal, admitted he had to be nearly flawless to beat the king of clay.

Since last year's loss to Thiem, Nadal had been impeccable on his preferred surface. At 9:30 PM Alexander Zverev, who already reached three 1000s semis this year (Indian Wells was the only exception) will play Denis Shapovalov for the second time in career. I lost the match, it was not my day.

It was a brief reprieve as a lazy forehand volley gave Thiem a 6-5 advantage and the set came the Austrian's way in the 12th game off an ace.

"I am playing against one of the best players of the world".

Nadal appeared to have salvaged the opening set when he broke Thiem back for 5-5, but the Austrian took the advantage right back after Nadal sent a forehand into the net. "Some days you don't play as good as you would like to play".

"I had to play an extraordinary match, and that's what I did", Thiem assessed.

Kings XI bowl and make three changes, Searles debuts for KKR
It is a must-win game for both the sides as a victory here will take Punjab closer to playoffs berths, and keep KKR somehow alive. KKR openers Sunil Narine and Chris Lynn provided a good start as both of them put on 50-run stand for the opening wicket .

IPL 2018: RR vs CSK Preview
After winning the toss, Chennai posted 176-4 from their 20 overs, with Indian worldwide Suresh Raina top-scoring with 52 off 35. Wickets kept tumbling at one end, with some notable contributions from Sanju Samson (21) and Stuart Binny (22).

Weekly Spectris plc (LON:SXS) Ratings on May 11, 2018
CRH plc, through its subsidiaries, manufactures and distributes building materials.The company has 23.02 billion GBP market cap. Hammerson traded up GBX 10 ($0.14), reaching GBX 561.20 ($7.61), during midday trading on Thursday, MarketBeat.com reports.

"I think Novak, step by step, is going to be able to recover and be at the level he deserves. I still have two good weeks on clay then I'll keep moving forward". He won 21 matches on clay and 50 sets. As I've said here, it's even heavier, because here I have the feeling it's not easy to respond to that ball', he added. "So I can't go back to the hotel and think that I have to do a lot of things different to prepare the next events because [that] will not be something that will be very smart".

'I mean, there is a reason why I did my first Masters finals here past year. I am No. 3 in the Race of the year, which is the most important thing.

The run includes tournament triumphs in Barcelona, Monte Carlo and last year's French Open, where he will be the clear favourite later this month to claim a 17th major crown. Two 7-6s in the third set, to fall a bit short, including match points against Pablo Carreno Busta in Miami.

Thiem, the No. 5 seed, will next face sixth-seeded South African Kevin Anderson, a 7-6 (3), 3-6, 6-3 victor over Serbian qualifier Dusan Lajovic.

Thiem proved too powerful for the 'King of Clay, ' defeating the world No 1 7-5, 6-3.

Dutch player Kiki Bertens was the first to book a place in the last four of the women's draw as she comfortably dispatched seventh seed Caroline Garcia of France in straight sets.

Recommended

Wenger predicts 'inevitable' European super league Wenger predicts 'inevitable' European super league Why?" Because the big clubs will say that if two smaller clubs are playing each other, nobody wants to watch it. He added: "The Champions League final [defeat to Barcelona] was 2006, 12 years ago".

Judgement reserved: Ian Nielsen remains acting mayor of Cape Town Judgement reserved: Ian Nielsen remains acting mayor of Cape Town De Lille also wants the clause of the DA constitution under which she was sacked declared unconstitutional. She claims she fell out of favour with the party over her spatial transformation agenda for Cape Town.

Houthis fire 2 missiles toward Riyadh, one each toward Jazan and Najran Houthis fire 2 missiles toward Riyadh, one each toward Jazan and Najran The alert will tell citizens to take shelter in secure locations and avoid "areas prone to air strikes and missile strikes". So far, a total of 135 missiles have been shot down since Saudi Arabia launched its military campaign in Yemen in 2015.

Neymar and Ronaldo ´compatible´, suggests Madrid boss Zidane Neymar and Ronaldo ´compatible´, suggests Madrid boss Zidane Neymar said this season has been the least he's ever played, so he is rested for the World Cup that begins on June 14 in Moscow. For us it went a bit worse in the Copa and in La Liga. "And we are going for a third in a row".

Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson Staff Up for The Voice HQ Trivia Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson Staff Up for The Voice HQ Trivia Hudson was unlucky in her debut as a coach on " The Voice " in season 13 last fall, just missing out on a place in the final. The Voice airs Mondays at 8 p.m. on NBC. "We're friends, but we're future frenemies".

Ireland Test off to dramatic start as Pakistan´s Imam injured first ball Ireland Test off to dramatic start as Pakistan´s Imam injured first ball Haris Sohail was 28 not out and Asad Shafiq 22 not out after Pakistan lost two wickets in successive balls to be 13 for two. This is a one-off match, but Pakistan's tour also features a subsequent two-Test series in England.

Rudy Giuliani says Trump "denied" AT&T-Time Warner merger Rudy Giuliani says Trump He made millions of dollars from AT&T , Novartis, Korea Aerospace Industries and an investment management company, Columbus Nova. AT&T noted in the fact sheet that Cohen was among "several consultants" the company hired as Trump was assuming the presidency.

A new PUBG update for PC launched overnight A new PUBG update for PC launched overnight EDT on May 2 and was expected to last around four hours , as the " PUBG " help account on Twitter posted on social media earlier. Regardless of which game players prefer, it's hard to deny the battle for the crown has been an interesting one.

Ceremony to Honor Law Enforcement Set for Thursday Ceremony to Honor Law Enforcement Set for Thursday Sheriff's Office, who died March 13, 1947 as he responded to an accident and his patrol vehicle went into a creekbed; Officer William E.

Microsoft is working on a new smart speaker Microsoft is working on a new smart speaker One of the primary cause of this is the limited use of Window's phone which has now been officially closed by the company. The device will get a bounce if it has some qualities better than Google's Homo device and other rival devices.

Motorola announces carrier support for Moto G6, Moto E5 lines Motorola announces carrier support for Moto G6, Moto E5 lines Having already been arrived by FCC in the USA , the Moto Z3 Play seems like just days away from a launch. The Moto E5, E5 Play, and E5 Plus were announced earlier than usual after visiting the FCC .

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan joins Instagram, dedicates 1st post to Aaradhya Aishwarya Rai Bachchan joins Instagram, dedicates 1st post to Aaradhya On the work front, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will be seen sharing screen space with Anil Kapoor and Rajkummar Rao in Fanne Khan . Though she hasn't revealed her look herself yet, here are the pictures of the actress making the rounds on social media.

United Nations nuclear watchdog chief inspector suddenly bows out, sets off speculations United Nations  nuclear watchdog chief inspector suddenly bows out, sets off speculations Iran, as well as the remaining signatories of the pact, vowed to stick to its provisions pending future talks. The IAEA has since confirmed Iran's full compliance in numerous quarterly reports.

Palin: McCain's vice-presidential regret a 'gut punch' Palin: McCain's vice-presidential regret a 'gut punch' And you know, I will never disparage someone who has served our country and has made a lot of sacrifices. McCain still gives Palin high marks for her work on his campaign.

Ohtani homers again as Angels top Twins Ohtani homers again as Angels top Twins The Angels are expected to counter with right-hander Nick Tropeano , who is expected to come off of the disabled list on Saturday. The Angels have scored 17 runs in their last three games and three or more runs in eight of their last nine games.