Europe leads Laver Cup despite shock defeat for star duo

23 Septembre, 2018, 01:28 | Auteur: Adelaide Bullion
  • Europe leads Laver Cup despite shock defeat for star duo

Yet it was the sight of Djokovic and Federer teaming up in a doubles match against Kevin Anderson and Jack Sock that set pulses racing, with the pair that have won a stunning 34 Grand Slam titles between them appearing too have a great chemistry on court. Last time around, he won the first doubles match with Rafael Nadal but this time, his pairing with Djokovic didn't pay dividends. The match also a hilarious moment play out between them when Djokovic accidentally struck the ball on Federer's waist.

But their opponents soon found their rhythm, taking the second set 6-3, with Sock's experience as a three-time doubles major champion shining through on some impressive volley shots and Anderson displaying a strong serve.

The current Wimbledon and US Open champion was quick to see the amusing side, however, and immediately rushed to Federer's aid before giving him a hearty rub on the back to make amends.

Britain's Kyle Edmund, a Laver Cup debutant, claimed an impressive 6-4 5-7 10-6 win over Sock and match three saw Belgium's David Goffin add to Europe's advantage as he beat Argentina's Diego Schwartzman 6-4 4-6 11-9.

Metz: Simon rejoint Gasquet en quarts
Quant au quatrième Tricolore éliminé, il s'agit de Constant Lestienne, battu par le Biterrois Richard Gasquet ce mercredi soir. Son prochain adversaire sera Gilles Simon ou le Serbe Filip Krajinovic qui s'affronteront jeudi.

Hayabusa 2 spacecraft drops two probes on asteroid Ryugu: JAXA
The pair of cylindrical Minerva-II rovers were basically flung off the Japanese Space Agency's Hayabusa-2 spacecraft on Thursday. The two robots will capture images of the asteroid and measure temperatures before a larger rover is released in early October.

U.S. open to talks with Iran: envoy
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo last month formed an organization dedicated to coordinating and implementing USA policy toward Iran.

On day two, Team Europe's Alexander Zverev, Federer and Djokovic will face John Isner, Nick Kyrgios and Anderson in the singles before Goffin and Dimitrov team up to face Sock and Kyrgios in the doubles.

"That's why we don't play doubles, right?" Federer and Djokovic eventually lost the match 7-6, 3-6, (10-6).

This is the second instalment of the Laver Cup which has been dubbed the Ryder Cup of tennis - although it lacks the tradition of golf's premier team event. Federer said to Djokovic during a break between games.

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic looked quite comfortable while playing together for the first time Friday night.

Conseillé:

  • Israel air force chief to give Moscow findings on plane downing

    Israel air force chief to give Moscow findings on plane downing

    Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the weekly cabinet meeting in his Jerusalem office, August 12, 2018. Washington would nearly certainly respond militarily to any Russian retaliation against the Israeli action in Latakia.
    Un Américain dirigera le prochain James Bond, une première

    Un Américain dirigera le prochain James Bond, une première

    A seulement 41 ans, il succède à Danny Boyle qui s'est retiré du projet après plusieurs différends artistiques . James Bond 25 trouve son nouveau réalisateur en la personne de Cary Joji Fukunaga .
    Diablo Animated Series for Netflix Leaked by Hellboy Series Screenwriter

    Diablo Animated Series for Netflix Leaked by Hellboy Series Screenwriter

    An R-rated Diablo series flickering into life at Netflix? "It's very exciting and I hope to the High Heavens it all works out". But, as it turns out, the rumored "unannounced Diablo project" might instead be an "R-rated" animated Netflix series.
  • Tens of thousands without power following tornado in Ottawa region

    Kimbell says a line of thunderstorms running from west of Ottawa and into Gatineau are expected to continue for several hours. Hydro One outage updates can be found here. "The worst, I think, is over, but there is the potential for more", Kimbell said.
    Yogurt products may contain more sugar than soft drinks

    Yogurt products may contain more sugar than soft drinks

    Yogurt is often regarded as a healthy snack but a new study finds that most yogurts on store shelves are chock-full of sugar. In these categories, average sugars ranged from 10.8g per 100g in children's products to 13.1g per 100g in organic products.
    Arizona Republican's Siblings Endorse His Opponent In Brutal Ads

    Arizona Republican's Siblings Endorse His Opponent In Brutal Ads

    Tim Gosar says, "It's intervention time and intervention time that you go to vote Paul out". He previously held the seat in the 1st district from 2011-2013.
  • 2 dead after van swept away in S. Carolina amid Florence flooding

    2 dead after van swept away in S. Carolina amid Florence flooding

    The Little Pee Dee and the Lumber rivers flow past either side of town before converging about 3 miles (5 kilometers) downstream. That effort resumed Wednesday morning, but Thompson said a specialized crew was being flown in from Charleston to assist.
    Our choice to go with Reliance: Dassault clarifies on Rafale deal

    Our choice to go with Reliance: Dassault clarifies on Rafale deal

    I am sure the Euro equivalent would not be a problem to calculate", Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari tweeted. The government has been maintaining it did not have any role in selection of the offset partner by Dassault.

    Three reasons to trade for Jimmy Butler

    Butler has made his list of preferred teams known, but as we saw in the Kyrie Irving deal , those list rarely are a factor. Most teams interested in Butler would like to maximize their cap space for 2019 and will balk at taking back Dieng.
  • 65 tons of ground beef recalled; could be contaminated with E. coli

    65 tons of ground beef recalled; could be contaminated with E. coli

    OR FREEZE BY JUL/11/18 and case codes 00228749057646 and 00228749002653. 11 and case codes 00228749089098 and90028749002751. The FSIS website has more information on recalled products .
    Massive spiderweb blankets Greek beach for spider mating 'party'

    Massive spiderweb blankets Greek beach for spider mating 'party'

    Oh, what a tangled web is being woven along the coast of a small town in Greece ― and it's more than 1,000 feet long. And even on the contrary - increased population of spiders will reduce the number bred on the island of mosquitoes.
    Audi Flies 850 Intel Drones in Dazzling Show for Electric Car Debut

    Audi Flies 850 Intel Drones in Dazzling Show for Electric Car Debut

    It employs two electric motors, one on the front axle and one on the rear to give it all-wheel drive capability. The e-tron is expected to be delivered to USA showrooms in the second quarter of 2019.


Populaire

Participation record à Alger, Bouteflika honoré — Opep/non-Opep
Ce pays détient les quatrièmes réserves mondiales prouvées de pétrole alors que nombre de pays, en Asie particulièrement, ont besoin de se fournir en brut iranien.

Nuts and veggies rich low carb diet gives healthy and longer life
The study wasn't created to prove whether or how eating fewer carbohydrates or more vegetables might directly impact longevity. Sara Seidelmann of Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston.

Tesco launches discounter rival with new brand Jack's
Perhaps Tesco can learn from its rivals' failed attempts at thriving in the discounter market. Next is Co-op with 6.6%, then Lidl at 5.5% followed by Waitrose at 5.1%.

Celebrated food researcher to step down after research questioned
The other, published in 2013, claimed rather than made decisions in the lunch line, where they can smell less-healthy entrees. Although retracted articles account for far less than 1% of published papers, they can have an outsize impact.

Musique. À 13 ans, le rappeur KaNoé crée la polémique
Rappeur depuis l'âge de 12 ans, KaNoé était en fait en vacances dans la station du Touquet quand la vidéo a été tournée. Nombreux sont ceux également à s'interroger sur le rôle des parents du garçon et à se demander son identité.

Man rescued from air pocket in ferry disaster
Tanzania's president has ordered four days of national mourning for the victims and as well as the arrest of the boat's operators. With a surface area of 70,000 sq km (27,000 sq miles), the oval-shaped Lake Victoria is shared by Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya.

Telltale Games is laying off most of its staff, canceling upcoming games
Regardless of whatever comes of this, it sounds like we could be hearing about a Stranger Things project in the near-ish future. It laid off almost a quarter of its staff in late 2017, and was sued by former CEO Kevin Bruner in June of this year.

Telltale Games Hit With Massive Layoffs and Closure
The second episode, "Suffer the Children", is scheduled to appear on all three platforms on September 25, 2018. On behalf of everyone at VGR, we wish nothing but the best for everyone affected by the layoffs.

US Seeking Iran Treaty to Cover Nuclear and Missile Concerns
USA calls the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action a personal agreement between two governments claiming it seeks a treaty. In early August, the United States imposed sanctions against Iran.

Meet SpaceX's First Space Tourist
Musk later reversed course , saying the company no longer has plans to certify the Falcon Heavy for human spaceflight. Asked why the company made further changes, Musk said he "did not like the aesthetics" of the previous version.