• News
  • Sports

Nadal Downs Zverev To Force Decider

Nadal Downs Zverev To Force Decider

World No. 1 Rafael Nadal faced off against World No. 4 Alexander Zverev in a crucial Davis Cup tie today. "I feel comfortable back on the clay", Nadal said on the Davis Cup website.

Holder France was tied 1-1 with Italy in Genoa, and 2005 victor Croatia was also deadlocked against visitor Kazakhstan after a day of thrilling action on indoor red clay in Varazdin.

World number 11 Pouille, who had beaten Andreas Seppi in five sets on Friday, came from behind to see off Fognini 2-6, 6-1, 7-6 (7/3), 6-3 and send Yannick Noah's France into the semis for the third time in four years.

"I have always had great experiences in the Davis Cup and this is another opportunity".

"It's great to be back even if after an injury it's always hard".

Spain and Germany's tie was the only to go the distance, largely due to the surprising doubles win for Jan-Lennard Struff and Tim Puetz over Feliciano Lopez and Mark Lopez.

Spain have history on their side - they have won 26 straight home ties, with their last defeat on Spanish soil against Brazil in 1999.

Common Wealth Games 2018: Gururaja opens India's account with silver in weightlifting
While Pallikal got the better of Trinidad and Tobago's Charlotte Knaggs, Chinnappa sailed past Papua New Guinea's Lynette Vai. Abeiku will be competing in his second Commonwealth Games for Ghana after making his debut in Glasgow four years ago.

The French doubles team - boasting the ATP's ninth-ranked doubles player Nicolas Mahut alongside Pierre Hugues Herbert - raced to victory in straight sets, defeating Italy 6-4 6-3 6-1.

Italian No 1 Fabio Fognini then won a bad-tempered 3hr 30min rubber against world No 80 Jeremy Chardy 6-7, 6-2, 6-2, 6-3 to make the tie 1-1.

The U.S. duo overcame some nervous moments but were able to win key points in the two tiebreakers to secure a victory to ensure the record 32-times winners advanced to the last four.

Spain joined the USA, France and Croatia in the semi-finals of the Davis Cup after a dramatic comeback on the final day in Valencia. "The Davis Cup is special".

The heavily-favored US team took a 2-0 lead against a depleted Belgium side on the indoor hard courts in Nashville, Tenn., to come within a point of its first Davis Cup semifinals in six years.

Croatia also made it into the last four as Australian Open runner-up Marin Cilic crushed Kazakhstan's Mikhail Kukushkin 6-1 6-1 6-1 in Varazdin to seal their tie 3-1.

Belgium, who are playing without world No 10 David Goffin, do not have a player ranked in the top 100 in their line-up.

Leave Your Comment

Leave Your Comment


Latest News

  • Process to buy 110 fighter planes for IAF takes off

    Process to buy 110 fighter planes for IAF takes off

    The Indian Air Force was keen on a follow-on order of 36 additional Rafales but the government is yet to take a decision on it. The NDA Government finally scrapped the proposed deal in 2014 and opted for buying 36 Rafales off the shelf from France.
    U.S.  hiring slows in March, but job market still looks healthy

    U.S. hiring slows in March, but job market still looks healthy

    But retail businesses shed 4,000 jobs and construction companies lost 15,000 workers after going on a hiring spree in February. The civilian labor force participation rate fell 0.1 percentage point to 62.9%.
    Max Holloway Declared Medically Unfit to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 223

    Max Holloway Declared Medically Unfit to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 223

    Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar headlines 'Mania. "My leafs might change color, but my roots are the same". Many expected Felder and Pettis to get matched up as a result, but are both off the card, as they're teammates.
  • 'LEAGUE 1 QUALITY' - Chelsea fans DESTROY Blues star after woeful performance vs

    'LEAGUE 1 QUALITY' - Chelsea fans DESTROY Blues star after woeful performance vs

    With West Ham stepping back off the front foot during a more relaxed second half, they remained the superior side in the contest. Thibaut Courtois is fit to start in goal, so Willy Caballero is a substitute.
    These are the Central American migrants crossing Mexico in a caravan

    These are the Central American migrants crossing Mexico in a caravan

    She noted that women who are part of the caravan praised it as a much safer alternative to traveling alone or with smugglers. Caravans like this one are common as an attempt to raise awareness, but they exist apart from the regular flow of migrants.
    Woods driving well, birdies 3rd hole at Masters

    Woods driving well, birdies 3rd hole at Masters

    We used to play The Open, and we would play in about two hours and 20 minutes or two hours and 25 minutes", Nicklaus said. But a hole in one from six-time masters victor Jack Nicklaus' grandson, Gary junior, which brought down the house.
  • Twitter Calls Trump A 'Coward' For Ditching Correspondents' Dinner

    Twitter Calls Trump A 'Coward' For Ditching Correspondents' Dinner

    Both Obama and that year's host , Seth Meyers, tore into Trump with a series of scathing jokes from the dais. Trump skipped last year's dinner as well, becoming the first sitting president to do so in over 35 years.
    Golf Wins With Tiger Woods Back At The Masters

    Golf Wins With Tiger Woods Back At The Masters

    Alex Noren - Perhaps the most underrated golfer in the world right now, Noren is the 15th-ranked player in the world right now. Number 9, Dustin Johnson- I don't think he'll win but with the sheer amount of talent he possesses, DJ has to be on the list.
    Jeff Arnold discusses Loyola's incredible Final Four run on Sports Feed

    Jeff Arnold discusses Loyola's incredible Final Four run on Sports Feed

    Katie Kasuvke is on the school's softball team, and said she understands what the team went through to get to the Final Four. But facing one of the best defensive teams in the country, the Ramblers scored just 16 points over the final 14 minutes.
  • World Health Day marked

    World Health Day marked

    World Health Day will shine a spotlight on the need for Universal Health Coverage (UHC) - and the advantages it can bring. A person devoid of anger and frustration is also free from psychosomatic disorder, he added.
    Four civilians dead in air raids on Syria's rebel Douma: monitor

    Four civilians dead in air raids on Syria's rebel Douma: monitor

    The Observatory also said that the Russians promised the rebels that once they hand over their weapons, airstrikes would stop. United Nations spokesman Stephane Dujarric said the renewed outbreak of fighting in Douma "is of great concern to us".
    Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) Given Media Impact Rating of 0.13

    Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) Given Media Impact Rating of 0.13

    Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. raised its stake in shares of Amazon.com by 4.1% during the fourth quarter. Technical analysts have little regard for the value of a company. (NasdaqGS: AMZN ) now has a value of 0.020813.
  • Father Reunited with Missing Daughter After 24-Year Search

    Father Reunited with Missing Daughter After 24-Year Search

    However, last year, a police sketch artist chose to help the family by drawing a picture of what Qifeng may look like as an adult. In 1994, Wang Mingqing and Liu Dengying were selling fruit at a busy stand in the city of Chengdu with their daughter Qifeng.
    Republicans warn of 'blue wave' in November after Rebecca Dallet's win

    Republicans warn of 'blue wave' in November after Rebecca Dallet's win

    Dallet, a Milwaukee County judge, drew strong Democratic support including an endorsement from former Vice President Joe Biden. Although candidates technically do not have party affiliation, the state party can work on the candidate's behalf.

    Judge hands down first sentence in Mueller probe

    Van der Zwaan was contrite at his sentencing hearing in federal court in Washington , DC. He had asked to be home in London by August for the birth of his first child.
  • Google should not be in the business of war: Google employees

    Google itself has described its work on the project as involving only non-offensive uses of AI. Cook said Tuesday morning in an email to staff members obtained by The New York Times .
    Lacazette brace as Arsenal thrash CSKA Moscow

    Lacazette brace as Arsenal thrash CSKA Moscow

    Arsenal survived a brief scare before easing past CSKA Moscow with a 4-1 Europa League quarter-final first leg at the Emirates Stadium .
    Evening forecast for Monday, April 2

    Evening forecast for Monday, April 2

    Today: Rain, along with a few rumbles of thunder, will continue to persist through the morning, causing flooding in certain areas. The leading edge of the line of storms will be capable of producing wind gusts near 50 to 60 miles per hour .

Breaking News



Recommended

Fire at Trump Tower kills one, police say

ABC reported that it was the second fire this year at Trump tower. 200 Firefighters and EMS members are on scene'. Donald Trump used the tragedy to boast about the fine construction of his flagship Manhattan skyscraper.

Battling Kenya take silver at Hong Kong Sevens

Kenya Sevens have beaten New Zealand to cruise to the final of Hong Kong Sevens where they will face Fiji in title decider. South Africa claimed the bronze medal after beating New Zealand 29-7 while Argentina beat US 14-12 to secure fifth.

Markets close flat, Sensex above 33600-mark

Consequently, Nifty closed flat at 10,332, while the Sensex settled with a slight gain of 30 points, or 0.09 per cent, at 33,627. The tension could also be felt on the Chinese yuan, which suffered its biggest daily fall versus the dollar in two weeks.

Snapchat finally reveals the iPhone X lenses it promised months ago

You can go ahead and grab the updated version of the Snapchat application from the official AppStore 's page for the iPhone X . It will also artfully blur the background using a technique called bokeh, which is familiar from the iPhone's Portait Mode.

Tesla Reaches Model 3 Production Target

The company had planned to be producing 20,000 Model 3s a month by December 2017, but in a disappointing Q4 it shipped only 1,542. First-quarter deliveries totalled 29,980 vehicles, of which 11,730 were Model S and 10,070 were Model X.

United Nations chief "shocked" by top Myanmar general's comment on Rohingya

It had since been escorted to the peninsula and its occupants handed over to immigration authorities for processing. A Rohingya refugee boy carries water in the Kutupalong refugee camp, in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh March 22, 2018.

Is Apple about to snub Intel?

It also has the new Intel Thermal Velocity Boost (TVB), which claims to offer a turbo frequency of up to 4.8GHz. Sensitive data protected by Intel's Software Guard Extensions could be open to a new side-channel attack.

Commonwealth Games: Ghana's Kente Steals Show At Opening Ceremony

Wednesday night's Opening Ceremony at the Carrara Stadium was widely criticised as being "cringeworthy" and "underwhelming". Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, during the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games .

Rupert Murdoch offers to sell Sky News to Disney to appease regulator

A Statement from 21st Century Fox said: "We have worked diligently with the CMA throughout its extensive review". If Disney buys Sky News, it would clear the way for 21st Century Fox to complete the Sky takeover.

Tech woes, worsening tensions with China sink United States stocks

The June gold contract closed up $19.60 at US$1,346.90 an ounce and the May copper contract was up two cents at US$3.05 a pound. Markets bounced back the following Monday on news of successful trade talks between the Trump administration and South Korea.