Nadal to face Bolelli after Dolgopolov pulls out of French Open
29 May, 2018, 02:04 | Author: Tommie Newton
"It was good to start this year with a win".
When you're in possession of 23 Grand Slam titles, you demand respect no matter how much you've played in the a year ago.
The downpours also prevented two-time champion Maria Sharapova from starting her opener against Richel Hogenkamp of the Netherlands.
Djokovic, who underwent right elbow surgery earlier this year, is the No. 20 seed in Paris, his lowest Grand Slam seeding since the 2006 U.S. Open.
The 21-year-old, who arrived at Roland Garros on a hot streak of form after titles in Munich and Madrid before an Italian Open final loss to Rafael Nadal, stormed to victory in only an hour and 10 minutes.
Another former Paris victor, Stan Wawrinka, bowed out after a three-and-a-half hour marathon against Guillermo Garcia-Lopez. "I have done that before in Grand Slams, and I lost early". Another such entrant drew a lot more fanfare: 190th-ranked Marco Trungelliti of Argentina, who drove 10 hours from Barcelona to Paris - sharing a rental auto with his 88-year-old grandmother, mother, and brother - on Sunday to accept a berth, then went out and defeated Bernard Tomic, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4.
Clijsters said getting back into the old routine may have had a rejuvenating effect on Williams.
But when an eighth spot in the main draw opened up because of an injury withdrawal, Trungelliti raced back to France.
Florida panhandle braces for impact as Alberto approaches
Brief tornadoes are possible from northern Florida into central and southern Georgia, southern SC and southeastern Alabama . Rain was in the forecast for the Orlando area as subtropical storm Alberto approached the Florida Panhandle Monday morning.
"And I think if he's winning that match, there's no chance he's retiring".
This was only the third tour-level match of the year for Trungelliti and the 16th of his career.
Briton Johanna Konta's campaign ended in disappointment yet again, as the 22nd seed was beaten 6-4, 6-3 by Kazakhstan's Yulia Putintseva.
Women's prominent names Petra Kvitova and Karolina Pliskova also marched on, while former world No. 1 Victoria Azarenka fell short at 7-5, 7-5 against Katerina Siniakova. Maria Sharapova (+1600) is a two-time victor and looked good in advancing to the Rome semifinals last week. The French tennis federation has talked about fixing this for years, and there are supposedly firm plans finally in place, but there still is no way to play when rain gets heavy at Roland Garros.
Royg had reached the fourth round at Roland Garros a year ago.
Azarenka, a semifinalist in Paris five years ago, is ranked 84th after giving birth to a son in December 2016. Thiem went on to reach the final in Madrid, but was beaten by Alexander Zverev, who may well prove Nadal's most serious rival for Roland Garros glory. She made 29 unforced errors in the first set.
Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov pulled out of the French Open with injury on Saturday (Sunday in Manila), leaving Rafael Nadal to open his title defense against lucky loser Simone Bolelli. Winning Monte Carlo, Barcelona and Rome seem like effortless feats at this point in the 31-year-old's career.
Dutra Silva made a great start when a sloppy Djokovic slipped from 0-30 to gift his opponent the first break, only for the former world number one to soon dominate from the middle of the court and hit back in game four with a fine forehand his opponent could only return into the net.
Looking at it now, maybe the 2018 Stanley Cup Final was just meant to be. "Ovi's been on a mission", Caps coach Barry Trotz said. Since arriving at Vegas, Tatar had six points (4-2-6) and minus-11 plus/minus in 20 games.
Saturday's meeting was only the fourth time - but the second in a month - that leaders from the North and South have met. In the same bombastic statement, Pyongyang also threatened a nuclear showdown. "We'd like to do it", he said.
And he became Public Enemy No. 1 after tangling with Salah early in the final, which Real Madrid eventually won 3-1. Salah was brought down by Los Blancos' captain in the first half, with the Egyptian's arm trapped by Ramos' body.
Alberto has been a subtropical storm since its formation because it lacked the warm core that forms the core of tropical storms. It had winds of up to 60 miles per hour and was expected to increase to tropical storm conditions as it gets closer to shore.
While Liverpool looked strong in the first 30 minutes, a shoulder injury to star man Mohamed Salah turned the course of the game. However, his second mistake, when he fumbled Gareth Bale's shot over the line, was something I don't think he can recover from.
The victory puts the Cavaliers into the National Basketball Association finals for the fourth straight year. "This is Game 7". George Hill scored only six points, but the Cavs outscored Boston by 24 points when the veteran point guard was on the court.
They were in a valley of despair, down 17 points, and fought way up the hill to the sunshine and blue sky and refreshing breeze. Draymond Green had six assists, Curry had six, Durant had four and six other Warriors recorded at least one assist.
The move has been conducted several times in the past three years in defiance of China's claims it owns the disputed territory. The island has hosted multi-role fighters, surface-to-air missiles, and anti-ship cruise missiles.
TotalBiscuit's YouTube channel, where he uploaded his podcast and video game impressions, reached over 2.2 million subscribers. Despite previously going into remission, the cancer returned past year and spread to his liver and spine.
Holiday weekend to bring near record travel
Many travelers will be feeling pain at the pump as gas prices are the highest they've been in four years. AAA says travel is up five percent from previous years and the majority of people choose to drive.
Texas baseball will host NCAA Regional
Texas (37-20) will open its 59th appearance in the NCAA tournament with a game against Texas Southern (27-26) at 8 p.m. on Friday. This is the first time the Bulldogs have hosted a regional since 2008, when the program made the College World Series finals.