Monday, 24 September, 2018

Zverev captures Madrid Open title to cap dominant week

Rafael Nadal eager to play down Thiem hiccup Thiem ends Nadal's magical clay streak
Guillermo Lane | 14 May, 2018, 04:23

It will be the first time Zverev and Thiem will meet for a Masters final 1000, becoming both perhaps a benchmark for upcoming tests of this calibre.

He was stopped, however, going down 4-6 2-6 to Austrian fifth seed Dominic Thiem in their semifinal match.

With AP Photos.Second-seeded Alexander Zverev beat fifth-seeded Dominic Thiem 6-4, 6-4 to win the Madrid Open on Sunday, claiming his second title in a week.

"Of course, it would be much better to have the full pressure because I won all the matches". Thiem was also responsible for Nadal's only loss at the clay court in 2017.

Zverev already has two Masters 1000 titles to his name, and his greater experience told in the ninth game.

Coincidentally, it was Thiem who last beat Nadal on clay, at last year's Rome Masters, shortly before the Spaniard rampaged to a 10th French Open title without dropping a set.

With Thiem unable to even threaten to break back, Zverev sealed the win with the first of his two Championship points.

The Croat was forced to withdraw from the Masters 1000 event at the Caja Magica due to injury, but is back in action at the Italian Open this week.

UFC 224 Results: Mackenzie Dern Submits Amanda Cooper
The weigh-in drama then led to a very motivated Cooper, who seemed to be looking for some revenge on Dern. Cooper started the fight aggressively, taking control of the center of the octagon and landed left hands.


For Dominic Thiem, Sunday's Mutua Madrid Open final against Alexander Zverev will be a chance to become a fully-fledged member of the game's current elite.

"It gave me a huge boost of confidence", he said.

Edmund lost his cool towards the end of a tight second set when he stopped after a spectator called out, and Shapovalov proceeded to serve an ace.

"I was keeping my level up from yesterday, so that was a great thing".

After conceding an early break for 2-0, Thiem's only sniff came at 5-4 when he opened up 0-30 on the Zverev serve. Thiem is a confident player right now and has a shot at the biggest title of his career at 24 years old.

Thiem obviously has the edge over Zverev based on the head to head history and the 3-0 record against him on clay. "Hopefully this will not be my last, hopefully I can continue to improve, and win a few more".

Anderson is not a natural clay court performer, and didn't really have an answer for a skilled exponent on the surface like Thiem.

"I think I placed myself in a good position. Now, I'm in the final again, which is fantastic to me".

Recommended

  • Iranians Protest Trump's Withdrawal From Nuclear Deal

    Iranians Protest Trump's Withdrawal From Nuclear Deal

    President Trump made a historically correct decision but the Iranian people must also take action to get their country back. Ripping-up the JCPOA deal makes this policy choice clear. "It is not solving any of our problems", she added.
    Israel Orders Human Rights Watch Official Deported

    Israel Orders Human Rights Watch Official Deported

    Human Rights Watch stands fully behind Shakir and has retained counsel to challenge the decision before an Israeli court. The group said it applied in January 2018 to extend Shakir's work visa, which was due to expire on March 31.
    Vasyl Lomachenko's brilliant liver punch that stopped Jorge Linares

    Vasyl Lomachenko's brilliant liver punch that stopped Jorge Linares

    Lomachenko connected with a quick combination to Linares' head about 10 seconds before the second round ended. He wants to capture more titles - but it's not clear if he will go for more belts at 135 or return to 130.
  • Europe moves to safeguard interests in Iran after US pullout

    Europe moves to safeguard interests in Iran after US pullout

    Iran on the other hand, has accused U.S. of imposing many other secondary sanctions which violate the deal terms. With shifting agendas and political equations, there has been increasing division within OPEC lately.
    USA  intercepts Russian jets near Alaska

    USA intercepts Russian jets near Alaska

    The latest bomber incursion reportedly seems to be part of a pattern of Russian nuclear coercion aimed at the United States. Intercepts in the zone occurred about 60 times from 2007 to 2017, The New York Times reported past year .
    Stamp Out Hunger Postal Carriers Food Drive TODAY

    Stamp Out Hunger Postal Carriers Food Drive TODAY

    Letter carriers walk through eastern Idaho cities every day, often coming face to face with the hard realities in our communities. Normally, letter carriers just drop things off at a mailbox - but on Saturday, they had to pick something up, too.
  • Klopptonite? Guardiola anticipates Liverpool title challenge

    Liverpool , meanwhile, have still not secured a place in the Champions League next season - despite reaching this year's final. City are obvious favourites to win the game at their best odds of 4/9 at BetVictor.
    Liverpool linked with Bordeaux star as attacking reinforcement

    Liverpool linked with Bordeaux star as attacking reinforcement

    The 21-year-old Brazilian winger has been strongly linked with a move to the Premier League in the upcoming transfer window. Malcom has 10 targets in 30 league begins for Bordeaux this season and is considered price within the area of £40million.
    Five keys for Sixers to stay alive vs. Celtics

    Five keys for Sixers to stay alive vs. Celtics

    But Sixers fans better hope the Celtics underdog ride doesn't get past the Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals . He found some life in Game 4, but the Celtics' three wins all came in games in which Simmons was mostly a non-factor.
  • Israelis and Iranians exchange fire

    Israelis and Iranians exchange fire

    Merkava Mark IV tanks are deployed next to cows near the Syrian border in the Israel-annexed Golan Heights on May 10, 2018 . Iranian targets have repeatedly been hit inside Syria in recent weeks in attacks thought to have been conducted by Israel.
    'Solo: A Star Wars Story' Clip: When Han Met Lando

    'Solo: A Star Wars Story' Clip: When Han Met Lando

    It's believed that the soundtrack is organized chronologically like most Star Wars soundtracks have done in the past. Ahead of the movie's release on May 25, Star Wars: Battlefront II will launch a Han Solo season .
    Eurovision-2018: previous year  participants sang a song of Salvador Sobral

    Eurovision-2018: previous year participants sang a song of Salvador Sobral

    Last year, she returned to Team Belgium as musical director for 2017 entry City Lights by Blanche. The UK Eurovision act for 2018 was confirmed last month.

Horner 'Hopeful' Red Bull Will Challenge Ferrari and Mercedes in Spain Horner 'Hopeful' Red Bull Will Challenge Ferrari and Mercedes in Spain Ricciardo has been able to make up for disappointing qualifying performances with some great race pace. "You never really know until qualifying".

Iran turns to China as Europe tries to save nuclear deal Iran turns to China as Europe tries to save nuclear deal An Iranian spokesman said Zarif will also visit Moscow and Brussels to hold meetings during the current trip. Traditionally, Iranian officials do not respond to Israeli claims, saying they do not merit an answer.

City reach 100 points as Gabriel Jesus strikes late City reach 100 points as Gabriel Jesus strikes late Manchester City , Manchester United , Tottenham and Liverpool is heading to the Champions League. For Swansea, their relegation ends a run of seven successive seasons in the Premier League.

'I needed this pole', admits Hamilton 'I needed this pole', admits Hamilton Cleanup required a safety vehicle , extending the streak of safety auto (or virtual safety car) appearances to five this season. Leclerc scored points for the second race in a row, setting him up nicely for the next in his home town of Monaco.

Ivanka Trump Has 'Great Joy' Going to Jerusalem Embassy Opening on Monday Ivanka Trump Has 'Great Joy' Going to Jerusalem Embassy Opening on Monday The Palestinians want East Jerusalem as the capital of their future state. More than 40 Palestinians have been killed in the latest violence.

Seattle Mariners at Detroit Tigers Game Two Seattle Mariners at Detroit Tigers Game Two Cano had a cast wrapped around his right arm during the game to cover the fractured fifth metacarpal in his right hand. Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano broke a finger in his right hand when he was hit by a pitch in the third inning.

Mulvaney says McCain joke not a fireable offense Mulvaney says McCain joke not a fireable offense John McCain leaked from a closed-door meeting, according to multiple senior White House officials. McCain) fights for his life, he deserves better - so much better.' What else can be said?"

First Chinese-built aircraft carrier takes to the waves for trials First Chinese-built aircraft carrier takes to the waves for trials Now the country only has a retrofitted Soviet-era aircraft carrier called the Liaoning , which was launched in 2012. The second Chinese aircraft carrier should therefore still carry 36 aircraft, including 24 J-15 fighters.

At least four dead as blasts, gunfire rock Afghan city At least four dead as blasts, gunfire rock Afghan city However, the Taliban is now taking part in its annual spring offensive and has launched a number of attacks in recent weeks. No individual or group including the Taliban militants has so far claimed responsibility behind the attack.

This is when Mothers Day Weekend will be the driest This is when Mothers Day Weekend will be the driest By Tuesday morning, a few showers and storms will linger. "Each day will feature a chance of late-day showers and thunderstorms". Tonight: Partly cloudy - low around 72 with south wind 9 to 14 miles per hour gust as high as 22 miles per hour .

Investors may force Walmart to bring Flipkart IPO within next four years Investors may force Walmart to bring Flipkart IPO within next four years Walmart's additional share purchase, if made, will be at the same price at which it made the initial investment, the filing said. In the run up to deal, it was speculated that Walmart may partner Google parent Alphabet for the Flipkart acquisition.

Newcastle United vs Chelsea: 3 key battles that could decide the outcome Newcastle United vs Chelsea: 3 key battles that could decide the outcome Thibaut Courtois is expected to replace Willy Cabellero in the Chelsea net after recovering from a back injury. After the Huddersfield game, he said in no uncertain terms that Roman Abramovich will decide his future.

Simpson leads Players Championship by seven strokes Simpson leads Players Championship by seven strokes No one in PGA Tour history has failed to win an event with a seven-stroke lead entering the final 18 holes. That's sometimes unsustainable, but Simpson delivered answers with his iron play and approach shots.

Bangabandhu-1 on its way to orbit Bangabandhu-1 on its way to orbit This would greatly reduce overall costs of getting payloads into the air. "It would also speed up many aspects of our daily life". That's more than half of the estimated overall $62 million price of the Falcon 9, according to various trade publications.

NASA and Uber team up for urban airspace modelling project NASA and Uber team up for urban airspace modelling project Dallas Fort Worth and the Los Angeles are considered to be the pioneer cities in having the first flying ride sharing network. Uber has released more information about its concept fleet of flying taxis the company started talking about a year ago .