#1

MADRID - Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal breezed into the Madrid Open third round with their title defences facing little strai

in Mitglieder des Hähnchenführes 26.02.2018 04:24
von jokergreen0220 • 840 Beiträge

MADRID - Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal breezed into the Madrid Open third round with their title defences facing little strain on Wednesday, while Andy Murray made a successful return to clay after nearly a years absence. Terry Bradshaw Jersey . Williams broke Shuai Peng three times in a 6-2, 6-3 win that was her 14th straight on the clay of the Magic Box tennis centre, where the top-seeded American dominated her Chinese opponent on serve by firing 11 aces. Williams, who moves on to face Spanish player Carla Suarez Navarro, looked fresh and focused while dismissing any injury fears despite a heavily wrapped left leg. "I just had some issues and went preventive to make sure I didnt make anything worse," said Williams. "Im literally taking it one day, one match at a time, and not putting any pressure on myself." Nadal, meanwhile, certainly fed his confidence with a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Juan Monaco of Argentina, just what the top-seeded Spaniard needed after coming to the Spanish capital on his worst clay run in a decade. Nadal, the greatest ever player on the red surface, failed to advance past the quarterfinals of his last two clay tournaments. But after Monaco broke to get to within 2-1, Nadal did not relent as he didnt drop another game at Manolo Santana centre court. "Each victory helps to raise your confidence," Nadal said. "I started a little nervously in my movement. I think I moved better and played well, better than I normally play on the clay. I was dominating over the points and playing very well. "I think Ive done positive things." Nadals hopes of winning a second clay event after his triumph in Rio de Janeiro this year were bolstered on Tuesday when Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka lost and Roger Federer withdrew for the birth of his second set of twins. Second-ranked Novak Djokovic was absent to injury. "I didnt even get to the necessary round to face them at the last tournaments," said Nadal, dismissing his chances despite the marquee absentees. "Every rival is difficult." Nadal, who faces Jarrko Nieminen of Finland next, could be on course to meet Murray in the semifinals after the Scot overcame Nicolas Almagro in a 6-1, 1-6, 6-4 victory. Murray, who won the event in 2008 when it was held on hardcourt, hadnt played on clay since Rome last year but looked at ease in taking the first set. But Almagro rallied to force a deciding set, which Murray won when his Spanish opponent slapped a backhand wide down the line for a 39th unforced error. Also, Tomas Berdych moved to a perfect 11-0 against Kevin Anderson following his 6-1, 6-4 win over the South African, while American John Isner was also victorious in his second round match. Eleventh-seeded Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga was beaten 6-4, 6-3 by Colombian player Santiago Giraldo, who was coming off his appearance in the Barcelona final. In other womens results, third-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland and No. 4 Simona Halep of Romania both advanced, while Roberta Vinci of Italy knocked out Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 6-3. Andy Murray returns to the clay for the first time in nearly one year later Wednesday against Nicolas Almagro. David Ferrer, the next highest remaining seed after Nadal at No. 5, faces John Isner. Marcus Gilbert Jersey .J. -- Travis Zajac of the New Jersey Devils took a lot of grief considering his scored the first of his career-best three goals just 12 seconds into a crucial game against the Florida Panthers. Carnell Lake Jersey . Smith, an eighth overall pick, had two goals in only 276 minutes of playing time over 16 appearances last season. The left side midfielder played only 43 minutes in three games this season. http://www.steelerspronfl.com/Youth-Louis-Lipps-Elite-Jersey/ . 17.A string of English Premier League teams, most in the lower end of the standings, has been linked to the 32-year-old forward but most have seemingly balked at the cost given his wages and transfer fee.Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Dez Bryant and the Dallas Cowboys moved into the drivers seat in the NFC East after knocking off the Philadelphia Eagles 38-27 on Sunday night. The slugfest had all the elements of a heavyweight bout, with the Cowboys jumping out to a 21-0 lead and the Eagles countering with 24 straight points. Lincoln Financial Field was quickly quieted, however, as Dallas (10-4) dealt the knockout blow with 17 of the final 20 points to seize control in the two- team race atop the standings. The outcome was a stark contrast from the Thanksgiving meeting just over two weeks ago -- a lopsided 33-10 Eagles victory that ended with Bryant champing at the bit for the rematch in postgame interviews. The star receiver delivered on his word, as he caught all three of Tony Romos touchdown passes and finished with 114 yards on six catches. DeMarco Murray carried the ball a workmanlike 31 times for 81 yards and two scores, while Romo completed 22-of-31 passes for 265 yards. The Eagles (9-5) have dropped consecutive games for the first time all season after losing to the Seahawks at home last week. They turned it over four times and only held the ball for 18 minutes. Mark Sanchez was picked off twice and threw for just 252 yards, while Chris Polk scored on a pair of short touchdown runs in defeat. Bryant pulled down a pair of 22-yard catches on Dallas go-ahead drive in the third quarter, including one down to the Philadelphia 2-yard line. Murray barrelled into the end zone on the next play, and Cowboys safety J.J. Wilcox made a juggling interception off a tipped pass on the final play of the frame. Similar to his second touchdown catch, Bryant sprinted past Bradley Fletcher down the sideline and brought in Romos 25-yard pass for a 35-24 Cowboys lead with 12:48 remaining. Josh Huff quickly got the Eagles into Dallas territory with a 44-yard catch, but the drive stalled and Philadelphia settled for a 43-yard Cody Parkey field goal. A three-and-out gave the hosts the ball back, but Brent Celek lost a fumble at the Philadeelphia 34. Rocky Bleier Jersey. Celek was originally ruled down by contact, but replay showed Wilcox knocked the ball loose and the Cowboys won the challenge. Dan Baileys 49-yard field goal with 4:37 to play made it a two-possession game, and the Dallas defense secured the win. A pair of sacks on Sanchez forced a punt, and Bruce Carter came away with an interception on Philadelphias final drive. A miscommunication between Huff and the rest of the Eagles return team led to a turnover seconds into the game. Dallas short kickoff bounced at the 20-yard line, and no one wearing Eagles green got their hands on it. The Cowboys recovered the loose ball, and five plays later Murray punched it over the goal line from the one. Philadelphia went three-and-out on its first two possessions and netted zero yards in the opening quarter. It was a different story on the other sideline, as Dallas embarked on a 16- play, 88-yard march that took up over eight minutes of the first frame. Bryant capped the trek with a 4-yard touchdown catch over Fletcher. Romo found Bryant again early in the second quarter, only this time Bryant streaked down the right sideline and hauled in a perfectly-thrown 26-yard TD pass. The 21-0 deficit was gone before 10 minutes were played in the third quarter. Polk got the Eagles on the board with a 1-yard plunge with 8:32 left in the first half, and Parkeys 47-yard kick cut the deficit to 21-10 going into the break. Jeremy Maclins 72-yard catch-and-run set up another Polk 1-yard score midway through the third, and Vinny Curry had a strip-sack of Romo on the next series. Philadelphia took over at the Dallas 14, and Darren Sproles gave the Eagles a 24-21 lead with a 1-yard run off the right side. Game Notes The Cowboys are 20-2 when Murray has 20 or more carries ... Dallas improved to 7-0 on the road. Every other NFL team has at least two road losses ... Eagles running back LeSean McCoy was held to 64 yards on 16 carries ... Maclin led the Eagles with 98 yards on four catches. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

nach oben springen


Besucher
0 Mitglieder und 1 Gast sind Online

Wir begrüßen unser neuestes Mitglied: clubenfossy
Forum Statistiken
Das Forum hat 6867 Themen und 7082 Beiträge.



Xobor Forum Software von Xobor | Forum, Fotos, Chat und mehr mit Xobor