Zverev unstoppable in Madrid

14 May, 2018, 05:13 | Author: Genevieve Gibbs
  • Kyle Edmund and Denis Shapovalov speak out on controversial incident

Even though I played really different, I was returning very far back today. "Hopefully, I can continue the way I am playing in Rome".

Canada's Denis Shapovalov on Friday became the youngest player to reach the Madrid Masters semi-finals with a 7-5, 6-7 (6/8) 6-4 win over Britain's Kyle Edmund. A sumptuous half-volley opened up two match points and Zverev took the first when a final Thiem forehand floated long. "This is my third Masters 1000 and I am only 21 years old".

Rafael Nadal suffered his first clay-court defeat in nearly a year on Friday, when the world No. 1 was shocked 7-5, 6-3 by Austria's Dominic Thiem in the Madrid Masters quarter-finals.

(1) Nadal looking at a quarterfinal rematch with (6) Thiem from last week in Madrid... Read & Watch 2016 Flashback: Thiem Holds Off Zverev To Reach R4 At the time, Zverev was 19 and had never reached an ATP World Tour final, let alone a title match at a Masters 1000 event. Zverev looks for his third ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title and is 2-1 in his career in previous final appearances.

Nadal told atptour.com: "I am playing against one of the best players in the world and we were playing in special conditions - the ball flies more here and I was not under control of the point".

Former Rams, Bills and Seahawks coach Chuck Knox dies at 86
After 1984, Knox coached seven extra years in Seattle however exclusively gained 10 or extra video games as soon as, in 1986. He remained with the Jets until 1966, and was then offensive line coach with the Detroit Lions from 1967-1972.

"It is unbelievable", Zverev said.

"I won 50 straight sets on this surface", he said. The lower-ranked Austrian also won their last meeting (at Rotterdam Open in February last year).

"I am always loathed to do it [rule Djokovic out] but as the tournament goes with Rafa's dominance on this particular surface you would think it is going to be too soon for him [to make a charge to win it]", he added.

I mentioned yesterday that Zverev's level this week has been stunning, and of a world-class level.

"Obviously I didn't get broken one time (in Madrid)", Zverev said. He won the French Open and the hard-court US Open to take his Grand Slam haul to 16, and he came to the Spanish capital fresh off winning his 11th titles at both Monte Carlo and Barcelona. In contrast, Nadal could break the Austrian only twice in the quarter-final clash that lasted 1 hour 56 minutes.

Johnson headlines crowded leaderboard at Players Championship
Johnson started his round on the back nine and ran off six birdies in an eight-hole stretch beginning at the par-five 11th. Also at 67 was Keith Mitchell, who only got into the tournament Wednesday when Paul Casey had to withdraw with an injury.

First, Zverev will have to turn his attention to Thiem, who advanced to the final with a 6-4, 6-2 win over sixth-seeded South African Kevin Anderson.

Thiem's ground game was as good as it has been all week, and his defence was on point against the powerful Anderson. The beanpole German will be seeking a third Masters title after wins in Rome and Montreal in 2017.

"Of course I am disappointed", Nadal said. Nearly everything worked out. The way I started was also well.

The final match in Italy that I want to discuss is David Ferrer against Jack Sock.

Chelsea Exit: Alvaro Morata Agrees Deal To Join European Giants
Asked if he had rested Hazard ahead of Chelsea's FA Cup final with Manchester United , Conte responded: 'No, absolutely not. Their hopes of making a top-four finish will have to depend on Spurs not having maximum points in their last two matches.



Martinez Drives In 3, Sox Win
The Red Sox are 10-2 in their last 12 games in Toronto and are 15-7 in their last 22 games versus the Blue Jays overall. John Axford came on to face Martinez in the fifth, and Martinez greeted him with an RBI single, scoring Betts.

Kent pays tribute to Dame Tessa Jowell
The former social worker lost to her Conservative rival, and was defeated again in the following year's general election. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn praised her "huge achievements" and her "strength in raising awareness of her illness".

Black Panther director Ryan Coogler wants to make a female-focused spin-off
And, at the same time, he was delighted that the Marvel execs saw T'Challa as a potential James Bond for the studio. Killmonger would've easily washed Wakanda if wasn't for the attractive , Black, and powerful #WomenofWakanda.

UFC 224: Nunes vs
These two both deserve their respective rankings and for that reasoning alone, I think that Jacare squeeks out the win. The UFC holds its next pay-per-view event tonight with UFC 224 taking place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil .

Anwar gets pardon from Malay king
Anwar was released from jail in 2004 and became a powerful figure in the opposition, running against Najib in the 2013 election. He didn't say how long the process will take and whether Anwar could be freed before his sentence ends on June 8.

NASA Wants To Get A Helicopter To Fly Above Mars
The remote-controlled Mars Helicopter is created to take flight in the thin Martian atmosphere with twin counter-rotating blades. It is planned that NASA would send another expedition to Mars in July 2020 - red planet the ship will reach in February 2021.

SpaceX launches new Falcon 9 rocket
The first crewed flights of the Block 5-Dragon system could come as early as this year, SpaceX representatives have said. SpaceX blasts off its powerful Falcon 9 rocket, carrying the first high-orbit communications satellite for Bangladesh.

Google Lens improvements ready visual search and AR for mainstream adoption
MLKit includes five out-of-the-box APIs, including image labeling and text recognition, which can run on devices or in the cloud. Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks during the Google I/O Developers Conference in Mountain View, Calif., on Tuesday, May 8, 2018.

Google Assistant Now Has Six New Voices Available For Use
Hello, how can I help you? So, one can give direct commands after an initial wake command. "That was a real call you just heard". Although he doesn't endorse one proposed solution to the creepy factor: Giving it an obviously robotic voice when it calls.

Steven Gerrard backs Liverpool to beat Real Madrid in Champions League final
Los Blancos still have three games to play in the Spanish top flight this season, and the first is against Sevilla on Wednesday. Zidane will be hoping that his side can use these league matches to generate some momentum before the crunch match.