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in News 28.11.2019 03:21
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Wimbledon, England - Top-seeded former champion Novak Djokovic and reigning titlist Andy Murray highlighted Wednesdays second-round winners, while Spanish star David Ferrer went by way of an upset at The Championships, Wimbledon. The former world No. 1 Djokovic, who is the top seed here despite being ranked No. 2, snuck past 35-year-old Czech showman Radek Stepanek in four high- quality sets, 6-4, 6-3, 6-7 (5-7), 7-6 (7-5), on Centre Court. Djokovic appeared relieved when he converted on his first match point by swatting a cross-court forehand winner that just caught the line to end an affair that featured only two service breaks. The Serbian stalwart saved all five break-point chances he faced and needed 3 hours, 17 minutes to get past his friend Stepanek in perhaps the best match of Week 1 thus far. "I should not have complicated myself this way, but credit to him [Stepanek] for coming up big on some big points," Djokovic said. Djokovic, whos coached by three-time Wimbledon champion Boris Becker, titled here in 2011 and lost to Murray in last years marquee finale. Up next for the French Open runner-up Djokovic will be former top-10 Frenchman Gilles Simon. The third-seeded two-time major champion Murray dropped just two games in blasting 2013 NCAA singles champion Blaz Rola, of Slovenia, 6-1, 6-1, 6-0 on the No. 1 Court at the All England Club, where the Scot has now won his last 15 matches, including an Olympic gold medal run in 2012. The 27-year-old Murray raced past the helpless 23-year-old Rola in 1 hour, 24 minutes. Rola has been playing mainly on the lower-tier Challenger circuit and has very little grass-court experience. Murray beat Djokovic in last years final to give Britain its first male singles Wimbledon champion in 77 years. Up next for the British star will be rising Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut. Unheralded Russian Andrey Kuznetsov stunned the seventh-seeded former French Open runner-up Ferrer in 6-7 (5-7), 6-0, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 fashion on the No. 2 Court. Ferrer, who reached the quarterfinals here the previous two years, had been slowed by a stomach ailment over the last two weeks. Ferrers streak of reaching at least the third round at 17 consecutive Grand Slam tournaments came to an end. Meanwhile, sixth-seeded Czech and 2010 Wimbledon runner-up Tomas Berdych snuck past capable Aussie Bernard Tomic 4-6, 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-3), 6-1 and rapidly rising Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov, seeded 11th at this fortnight, blew past Aussie Luke Saville 6-3, 6-2, 6-4. Dimitrov, whos growing in stature on grass, captured his first-ever ATP-level grass-court title at Londons Queens Club two weeks ago. A Day 3 upset came when Ukrainian Sergiy Stakhovsky ousted 12th-seeded French Open semifinalist Ernests Gulbis, of Latvia, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (7-5). Stakhovsky famously stunned Roger Federer in the second round here last year. Sixteenth-seeded Italian Fabio Fognini moved on by overcoming Brit Tim Puetz, 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (8-6), 6-3 and Taiwans Jimmy Wang upended 17th-seeded Russian veteran Mikhail Youzhny 7-6 (7-1), 6-2, 6-7 (5-7), 6-3. Also, 20th-seeded towering South African Kevin Anderson topped Frenchman Edouard Roger-Vasselin, 7-6 (7-0), 1-6, 6-3, 6-4; 21st-seeded Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov overcame last weeks Den Bosch, Netherlands, runner-up Benjamin Becker, of Germany, 6-7 (4-7), 7-6 (7-0), 6-3, 6-4; 26th-seeded Croat Marin Cilic came back to beat Austrian Andreas Haider-Maurer 3-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-4; and a hot 27th-seeded Bautista Agut downed Czech Jan Hernych 7-5, 4-6, 6-2, 6-2. Bautista Agut corralled his first-ever ATP title, on grass, last week in The Netherlands. Other second-round results saw Frances Jeremy Chardy outlast Aussie Marinko Matosevic 6-7 (5-7), 7-6 (9-7), 7-6 (11-9), 4-6, 7-5 in 4 hours, 15 minutes, Simon handle Dutchman Robin Haase 7-6 (7-1), 6-4, 6-4, and Argentine Leonardo Mayer dismiss former Aussie Open runner-up and former Wimbledon semifinalist Marcos Baghdatis, of Cyprus, 7-6 (7-4), 4-6, 6-1, 6-4. One match was suspended because of darkness, as 14th-seeded French star Jo-Wilfried Tsonga was tied with American fellow big-server Sam Querrey 4-6, 7-6 (7-2), 6-7 (4-7), 6-3, 9-9 when play was called for the day. Second-round matches will come Thursday for second-seeded world No. 1 Rafael Nadal and the seven-time Wimbledon champ Federer. The 14-time Grand Slam winner Nadal will take on Czech Lukas Rosol, while the fourth-seeded former No. 1 and 17-time major titlist Federer will encounter Luxembourgs Gilles Muller. The big-serving Rosol shocked Nadal in the second round here two years ago. Also on the Day 4 schedule will be fifth-seeded Australian Open champ Stan Wawrinka, eighth-seeded Canadian slugger Milos Raonic, ninth-seeded American John Isner, and 10th seed Kei Nishikori of Japan. Wawrinka will tangle with Taiwans Yen-Hsun Lu, while Raonic will meet American Jack Sock, Isner will encounter Finnish veteran Jarkko Nieminen, and Nishikori will face American Denis Kudla. Air Max 95 In Offerta . Lack made 20 saves for his third shutout of the season as the Canucks blanked the St. Louis Blues 1-0 in the first post-Olympic game for both teams night. Air Max 270 Saldi . Gauteng High Court Judge Dunstan Mlambo ruled Tuesday that South African media houses will be allowed to install three remote controlled cameras in court for the Olympic athletes trial starting next week to capture images that likely will be seen by millions around the world. https://www.scontatescarpeoutlet.it/scon...tlet-c3066.html. TSN 1290s Jordan Cieciwa, Big Marv and Toby are here to give their predictions on who will leave with the belt and who will take some of the other key bouts on the card. Johny Hendricks vs. Air Max 720 Outlet Italia . The New York Rangers centre had a goal and two assists in a 4-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators ending a 13-game goal-scoring drought. Air Max 95 Italia . Granada goalkeeper Roberto Fernandez saved Morenos first two headers from corner kicks taken by Sergio Garcia, but the defender beat him on his third try after Garcia found Moreno unmarked at the near post in the 78th minute. CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox jumped ahead, and the Detroit Tigers came right back. Jose Abreu had a big two-run homer for the White Sox, and Victor Martinez responded with one of his own for the AL Central leaders. Adam Eaton loved every minute of it. Eaton had a key run-scoring single in the sixth inning, and the White Sox snapped a three-game losing streak with a 6-5 victory over the Tigers on Monday night. "South Siders, were grinders," said Eaton, acquired from Arizona in a three-team December trade. "Were going to try to do the little things right and grind games out. I think that was as close to a boxing match as you can get. "Grinding it out, and I wouldnt have a baseball game any other way. I think thats how its supposed to be played." Gordon Beckham had three hits and Conor Gillaspie drove in two runs as Chicago bounced back from a sluggish trip to Southern California. The White Sox took two of three from the Dodgers before getting swept in a weekend series against the Angels. Martinez, Miguel Cabrera and Eugenio Suarez connected for Detroit, which has dropped seven of nine. Cabrera went 2 for 4 while serving as the designated hitter after leaving Sunday nights 5-3 loss to Boston with left hamstring tightness. "I feel better than yesterday," Cabrera said. "In the last couple innings, it was tightening. But hopefully I can come back tomorrow in the field and get loose again." Martinezs two-run shot off Hector Noesi (2-4) trimmed Chicagos lead to 5-4 in the sixth. But the White Sox got a big run in the bottom half on Eatons single and held on to win the opener of a nine-game homestand. Ronald Belisario worked a shaky ninth for his sixth save. "We had so many people contribute in so many different ways," Gillaspie said. Alex Avila hit an RBI double off Belisario before the right-hander retired Suarez on a deep fly to centre. Pinch-runner Rajai Davis advanced to third on the play, but Belisario struck out Ian Kinsler and got pinch-hitter Torii Hunter to ground to third for the final out. Rick Porcello (8-4) struggled through five-plus inninngs for Detroit, allowing six runs and nine hits.dddddddddddd He also committed a costly throwing error that set up Eatons run-scoring hit. "I just couldnt find any consistency in executing pitches," Porcello said. "I mean, we face these guys a lot. They know what youre going to do, and when youre not on point, on your game, theyre going to get all over it." Porcello was 9-1 with a 2.35 ERA in his previous 12 starts against the White Sox. The 25-year-old right-hander went 3-0 with a 1.64 ERA in three starts at U.S. Cellular Field last season. Noesi was charged with four runs and seven hits over 5 2-3 innings in his second straight win. The right-hander, claimed off waivers from Texas in April, pitched six solid innings against the Dodgers in his previous start. "Hes giving us a chance to win," manager Robin Ventura said. "He has been great. The changeup for him has really been a factor that has got him to this point." The White Sox scored three times in the fifth to take a 5-2 lead. Gillaspie drove in Beckham with his second RBI single and Abreu followed with a drive to centre for his 18th homer. Abreu had two hits after he went 1 for 12 in the sweep by the Angels. Cabrera watched for a brief moment as his one-out drive in the fourth sailed over the wall in left for his 12th homer. J.D. Martinez then singled with two down, but Gillaspie robbed Nick Castellanos of extra bases with a leaping grab at third for the final out. Suarez went deep in the fifth, tying it at 2. It was his second homer in his fourth major league game since he was promoted from Triple-A Toledo on Wednesday. NOTES: Victor Martinez has 15 homers and 15 strikeouts this season. ... White Sox GM Rick Hahn said the team has a "positive history" with agent Scott Boras and thinks they will be able to work together again when it comes to top draft pick Carlos Rodon. The White Sox grabbed the left-hander with the No. 3 overall selection Thursday night. The deadline for signing most amateur draft picks is July 18. ... Tigers RHP Justin Verlander (6-5, 4.19 ERA) faces LHP John Danks (4-5, 4.32) on Tuesday night. 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