Nadal downs Djokovic to win ninth Rome title

22 Mai, 2019, 19:14 | Auteur: Adelaide Bullion
  • Johanna Konta became the first British woman to progress to the Italian Open final since Virginia Wade in 1971

I never did in the past.

"Here we are. Important title, important moment".

It marked the first time in an Open Era-record 54 meetings, and in their 142nd set against each other, that Nadal won a set against Djokovic without conceding a game - otherwise known as a bagel.

It was the Spaniard's 34rd Masters title - a record - and his ninth Rome trophy, but more importantly, his first clay-court title this term.

The 2016 U.S. Open runner-up, Pliskova also reached the Australian Open semifinals and the Miami Open final after opening this season with a title in Brisbane, Australia.

The 32-year-old left Djokovic in a daze as he stormed through the opening set in 39 blistering minutes.

Nadal had to withdraw from Indian Wells, a couple of months back owing to a knee injury. "It's always a special match against Novak, he's having a great season, winning in Australia, Madrid and in the final here".

"I didn't arrive very well prepared to Monte Carlo".

"There have been some low moments for me. The first round in Barcelona, that was a disaster", he rued.

Travis Tritt 'Saddened Beyond Belief' After Tour Bus Involved in Fatal Crash
WMBF News in Myrtle Beach reports that Horry County Fire Rescue crews responded to the scene around 3:30AM. Tritt wrote that his bus was sideswiped by a wrong-way driver.

Lawyers for South Africa's Zuma tell court he is being treated unfairly
The court is hearing the opening statements from Jacob Zuma's legal team which is led by Advocate Muzi Sikhakhane . Sikhakhane, representing Zuma, blamed the delay in prosecution on the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA ).

Florida Governor: Trump won't allow flying migrants to state
The statement by McAleenan follows an outcry from Florida officials late last week in response to the administration's plans. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have begun flying migrant families from the Rio Grande Valley to San Diego, California.

The Spanish star player cruised past the World No.1 Serbian player Novak Djokovic with a margin of 6-0, 4-6, 6-1 in a tough match.

But the Spaniard brushed aside the Greek in the semi-finals in the Italian capital on Friday. I was just happy with every match which I played.

It was his 81st tournament win and it takes him 34-33 ahead of Djokovic in Masters 1,000 Series titles.

"Nadal the No 1 favourite, without a doubt, and then everyone else", he said.

"But I think it's going to be a good tournament". Dominic Thiem is playing some really, really good tennis, he can beat anyone, especially on clay.

"He used it very well, he's been playing some terrific tennis throughout the entire week and he was just too strong".

Afterwards, Nadal felt he merely needed more warm-up practice, insisting that "I am going to be there with time enough".

Pliskova's victory will move her up to No. 2 in the rankings and makes her one of the contenders for Roland Garros.

"I'm looking forward to it".

Conseillé:

  • La finale

    La finale "Game of Thrones" bat un record chez HBO

    Il avait été diffusé en 1983, à une époque où internet et le streaming n'existaient pas encore. Et pour preuve, une pétition a même été lancée pour refaire entièrement la saison.
    James Holzhauer wins 24th 'Jeopardy!' game, sets new record

    James Holzhauer wins 24th 'Jeopardy!' game, sets new record

    In particular, Holzhauer makes it a mission to seek out Daily Doubles, which helps him score early leads. Holzhauer won $86,905 on the episode, bringing his 24-day total to $1,867,142.
    Austria's Far-Right Ministers Quit in Unison

    Austria's Far-Right Ministers Quit in Unison

    Kickl's party said he had done nothing wrong and sought to portray itself as the victim of a plot. In the footage, Strache discussed rules on party financing and how to work around them.
  • NBA : Leonard redonne espoir à Toronto face à Milwaukee

    NBA : Leonard redonne espoir à Toronto face à Milwaukee

    Il a certes capté 23 rebonds, mais il a perdu huit ballons et n'est pas parvenu à faire la différence dans un match très indécis. L'entraîneur des Bucks Mike Budenholzer reste optimiste: "On a eu nos chances dans ce match et on n'a pas su les saisir".
    Johnny Depp porte de nouvelles accusations contre Amber Heard

    Johnny Depp porte de nouvelles accusations contre Amber Heard

    La star de Pirates des Caraïbes a déposé plainte pour diffamation contre son ex-femme, qui l'accuse de violence domestique. De son côté, l'avocat d'Amber Heard a défendu sa cliente en affirmant que Johnny l'avait battue à plusieurs reprises.
    North Korea: US should consider consequences of ship seizure

    North Korea: US should consider consequences of ship seizure

    But it did appear to give a nod to Trump's newly rolled out nickname for Biden: "Sleepy Joe". It isn't the first time North Korean media have weighed in during a Trump presidential run.
  • Lutte contre l'homophobie : Antoine Griezmann en couverture de

    Lutte contre l'homophobie : Antoine Griezmann en couverture de "Têtu"

    Dans le documentaire de France 2 , Antoine Griezmann avait assuré que si l'un de ses coéquipiers déclarait son homosexualité , il l'encouragerait "à être fier et heureux".
    Damian Lillard puts Blazers' latest sweep in context

    Damian Lillard puts Blazers' latest sweep in context

    Curry led all scorers with 37 points on 11-of-25 shooting (7-of-16 from deep) and racked up 13 rebounds and 11 assists. It was a stunning performance from this team that has struggled at times throughout the regular season.

    Christian Pulisic officially arrives at Chelsea

    With Eden Hazard looking set for Real Madrid, there will be a big onus on Pulisic to hit the ground running at Stamford Bridge. Now, I just felt that it was the right step [to join Chelsea].
  • Pep Guardiola, Man City manager, reportedly agrees 4 year deal with Juventus

    According to Onda Cero, per football-italia , Pep Guardiola met Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici in Milan on Tuesday. As unbelievable as it seems, maybe the chance to work with Cristiano Ronaldo has persuaded him to trade Manchester for Turin.
    La direction de Manchester United divisée sur le cas Paul Pogba — Mercato

    La direction de Manchester United divisée sur le cas Paul Pogba — Mercato

    N'hésitez pas à réagir et à débattre dans la zone "Ajouter un commentaire". Raphaël Varane va continuer au Real Madrid .
    Un joueur arménien privé de finale en Azerbaïdjan — Ligue Europa

    Un joueur arménien privé de finale en Azerbaïdjan — Ligue Europa

    Une décision que regrette évidemment le club, qui précise avoir pris contact avec l'UEFA pour discuter de la situation. L'Arménie et l'Azerbaïdjan, où se déroule cette finale, connaissent en effet des tensions diplomatiques.


Populaire

Confirme une visite d'agents européens à son siège — Casino Guichard Perrachon
C'est donc au tour de Bruxelles de se pencher sur les négociations tarifaires menées par la centrale avec les industriels de l'agroalimentaire.

La Liga President Javier Tebas wants City, PSG banned from Champions League
Tebas also distanced himself from speculation linking him with a move to the Premier League. 'I am very happy in Spain. "I really think the person in the post, Scudamore, was fantastic chief executive".

UK Government To Ban Plastic Straws, Stirrers And Cotton Buds By 2020
It's a really positive and bold step in the right direction in the battle against plastic pollution. Picture: Getty The changes have been made in a bid to help the planet's plastic pollution problems.

Amel Bent chante "Charles" en hommage à Aznavour
Visiblement ressourcée, la chanteuse revient en force avec son sixième album intitulé " Demain ", dans lequel elle se met à nu. Actuellement en pleine promotion pour son nouvel album baptisé " Demain ", Amel Bent enchaîne les interviews.

La fille de Shawn Crahan meurt à seulement 22 ans — Slipknot
Je suis confus, je suis en colère, je suis triste. "Hier, ma petite sœur Gabrielle est morte". De nombreux fans et collègues musiciens ont réagi à l'annonce de la mort de la jeune femme.

Judge rules Trump can't block subpoena of his financial records by Congress
When asked whether the Democrats were shifting toward impeachment, she answered "no", boasting "we don't have division". According to investigators, McGahn threatened to resign when the president ordered him to have Mueller fired.

Morehouse's commencement speaker shocks graduates by announcing he's paying off their loans
In May of this year, The Giving Pledge announced Smith had joined its ranks as the only African-American philanthropist. According to Forbes , Smith is the wealthiest African American in the country with a net worth of $4.4 billion.

La saga est-elle liée à Matrix ? Keanu Reeves répond — John Wick
En effet, sorti vendredi dernier aux Etats-Unis, le film a récolté 56.8 millions de dollars pour son premier week-end en salles. Pourtant, le film Marvel est près de battre le record des recettes mondiales, détenu pour le moment par le film " Avatar ".

Karim Benzema élu meilleur joueur français à l'étranger — Trophées UNFP
Il y a les journalistes, d'autres personnes qui suivent le football et il y a les footballeurs. Je crois que ça montre que j'ai changé.

Todd Frazier rips 'immature' Adam Eaton
I'm a 30-year-old man with two kids, I got a mortgage and everything. "You've got to be a man at some point". "Yes, absolutely. But as soon as somebody held him back he was like, all of a sudden really impatient trying to get towards me.