giftedviz.com
giftedviz.com August 15, 2018


Rafael Nadal claims record-extending 11th French Open crown

11 June 2018, 04:56 | Pamela Mathis

Tennis > French OpenVIDEO- French Open women's final preview Third time lucky for Halep? Can Stephens upset world No 1

Women's final preview Third time lucky for Halep? Can Stephens upset world No 1

ESPN's Nicolas Pereira breaks down Rafael Nadal's record 11th French Open title following his win in straight sets over Austria's Dominic Thiem.

As the sound of Nadal's ball-striking groans echoing through Court Philippe Chatrier has become one of the melodic fixtures of Paris, he has won the French Open more than anybody has won anything among the four coveted majors, with the exception of Margaret Court's 11 Australian Open titles, four won during the Open Era that began in 1968.

There is a little advantage Dominic Thiem could take during the French Open final against Rafael Nadal: the weather.

It was hard not to feel sympathy for Thiem, playing in his first grand slam final against a man who simply does not lose this particular battle.

The younger challengers struggle to land a punch, and the last six men's Grand Slam titles have now gone in the sequence of Federer-Nadal-Federer-Nadal-Federer-Nadal.

Nadal will have Federer's record of 20 Grand Slams in his sights, and will be hoping to challenge the Swiss at Wimbledon at the start of July. I played my best match of the tournament, it's unbelievable and I'm very happy'. After Roland Garros, Nadal's win-loss record on clay stands at 415-36. The trainer massaged Nadal's forearms twice but it was still not good enough to halt the Spaniard and the job was complete when Thiem's backhand sailed long.

79 is the number of career titles that Nadal presently holds, which is fourth in the all-time list behind Jimmy Connors (109), Federer (97), and Ivan Lendl (94).

"It's not even a dream to win here 11 times, because it's impossible to think of something like this".

Lyon's president sends tweet to Nabil Fekir after he ends Liverpool negotiations
Fekir , who scored 18 goals and made a further eight, is now in preparations with France ahead of the 2018 Russia World Cup. Liverpool's medical team had flown out to Paris to conduct a medical at France's national team base in Clairefontaine.


How to have tough conversations about mental health
Jones says it's unfortunate the conversation starts after the fact when it should happen before someone takes their own life. Suicide rates inched up in almost every us state from 1999 through 2016, according to a government report released Thursday.


E3 2018: EA's New Game Unravel 2 Is Out Now
This suggests the likelihood of a co-op play possibly online or on the couch with each player controlling a single Yarny. However, Coldwood did say that Unravel 2 will be less of a puzzle again and shift more towards platforming gameplay.


Of those 86 victories, 78 have come when Nadal has won the first set, after which he has never lost a match on Parisian clay.

Nadal broke serve early in all three sets against the only player who had beaten him on clay over the past two seasons.

Thiem was on the couch, watching on TV, in 2005, when Nadal earned his first Grand Slam trophy in Paris at age 19.

But he could not match Nadal's point-by-point consistency and intensity on Sunday.

Thiem however was able to hold serve regularly and had a chance to get back on serve but his break chance at 2-4 evaporated when Nadal hit a sublime drop shot, then passing shot.

But the Austrian freed his shoulders and broke back in the third game with a forehand victor - pumping his fists in the direction of coach Gunter Bresnik.

Despite matching Nadal forehand for forehand, Thiem was undone in the 10th game when three errors handed Nadal the opening set after 52 minutes on court.

Why? Nadal was 95-0 when capturing the opener on clay in the best of five format.



Other News

Trending Now

Trump says North Korea summit is 'one-time shot' for Kim Jong Un
Sydney lawyer Sean Kim, who is on the city's Korean Society committee, said the US-North Korea summit is a dream come true. Kim has the "opportunity the likes of which, almost, if you look into history, very few people have ever had", Trump said.

At Guatemala volcano, weather and danger hinder search
About 10 police officers saw what the family was doing and came to help, bringing more robust tools. Oscar Chavez trekked over a mountain Thursday with his father and younger brother.

Apple, Google Introducing Tools To Help Users Cut Down On Screen Time
Apple is adding a "For You" tab to the Photos app that will show memories, as well as produce sharing suggestions. The startup has now sent a letter to Apple demanding a compensation amounting to $200,000.

Donald Trump calls for barrier-free trade within the G7
For the second time in two days, President Trump called for Russian Federation to be let back into the G-7. A Kremlin spokesperson meanwhile said they were interested in "other formats", apart from the G7.

Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals Heading to Nationals Park
The Nationals had been some of the Capitals' biggest cheerleaders during the championship run, donning "ALLCAPS" shirts and hats. Goaltender Braden Holtby held up the Stanley Cup when the camera flashed to the Capitals after the seventh-inning stretch.

Trump to leave G7 summit early amid feud with Trudeau, Macron
Trump has said he'll use the summit to argue that the other six nations are taking advantage of the United States on trade. Cranberries and rice are mostly imported from key states that voted for Trump in the 2016 election.

Iran Oil Prices Could Jump To 140 On U.S. Sanctions
This weeks EIA number showed an unexpected build in crude oil inventories due to a larger than expected increase in imports. As interesting as all these numbers may be, the June 22 OPEC meeting is drawing the most attention right now.

AI obsessed with murder after being exposed to "darkest corners of Reddit"
Norman consistently saw horrifying and violent images in 10 different inkblots where a standard AI saw much more benign images. You can see some of the comparisons below.

Kim Jong-un impersonator detained at Singapore airport
Brisbane retiree Raymond Ferguson is secretary for the Australia Democratic Republic of North Korea Friendship Association. Mike Pompeo said Thursday that Kim Jong-un had personally assured him that, "he is prepared to denuclearize".

Ghanaians shocked by alleged soccer bribery documentary
Nyantakyi is banned from all football activities at both national and worldwide level (administrative, sports or any other).