And the 10th-seeded Czech made no mistake as he served out for the set 6-3. His subsequent service game was won to love by Berdych to force a tie-break and, when he crafted a 6-4 lead, the long wait for a win over Federer finally seemed to be over.
That's because he boasts a 100% win percentage, having led Chelsea to victory in his one and only match in charge, beating Sunderland 3-1. The run, which dates back to their defeat against Chelsea last October, saw them dubbed "the new Invincibles" in one Guardian article last week .
I think it's a battle between us and Tottenham and we've got to presume that Tottenham will win all their eight remaining games, and with that in mind we still need a lot of points". Conte did not go into details about the nature of his discussion with Ranieri, who was sacked by Leicester in February. I was very pleased to see him yesterday in Cobham, to chat.
Officials said a drone belonging to either Russian Federation or Syria was seen hovering over the site after the assault earlier this week. Russia: The Kremlin said President Vladimir Putin considered the move a violation of "the norms of worldwide law".
Conte also said his side's shock home defeat against Crystal Palace perfectly demonstrated why he has always maintained that the Premier League title race is far from over. I repeat: you win and you lose as a team, not as a single player. "Nobody expected it", said Palace boss Sam Allardyce, who has never been relegated from the Premier League as a manager.
Westbrook clinched his seventh straight triple-double on an assist to Taj Gibson with 9:17 left in the third quarter. At the first stoppage of play, the referee held the ball to allow for the team's public address announcer to make an announcement about the historical moment, as Westbrook acknowledged the crowd with a wave.
Speaking to the press, via the Mirror , Klopp was asked about how he would lift his team after their draw against Bournemouth, he said: "That's easy, because I am confident". He is heavily backing an away win at the Bet365 Stadium, however. They're only eight points clear of the bottom three, and though a relegation scrap looks unlikely, they need to find some form from somewhere.
The best way is to think Tottenham can win eight games. "For this reason, we have to win 18 points". Alternatively, Tottenham Hotspur's late counter against Swansea City kept the side in the hunt for championship glory. "We have come a long way since I arrived, but I keep stressing to the players that we have achieved nothing yet in our battle to be out of the bottom three at the end of the season".
Speaking to the Mail , he said of Kane: "He's had a few sessions and today he was involved with the team". "And we'll see tomorrow whether he will start the game or be on the bench". While Watford have made four changes at White Hart Lane. Pochettino insisted he also has no fears over the potential debut of third-choice goalkeeper Pau Lopez .
However, despite closing in on the title and just two wins away from lifting the FA Cup, speculation is building about who Chelsea may look to sign in the summer ahead of their likely title defence and Champions League campaign next season.
Speculation was rampant during the tournament that Alford could fill the coaching vacancy at IN, his alma mater. Alford repeatedly has expressed his love for UCLA and how much he has enjoyed this season, but he has not specifically denied interest in returning to Indiana.
Down 7-0 with Max Scherzer , Bryce Harper , and Jayson Werth dominating the early innings and running the Phils off of their home field, it was encouraging to see the team rally back in the later innings. And then. well, that seven-run lead somehow turned into a one-run lead in the bottom of the ninth after the same bullpen that blew Thursday night's game against the Marlins came within a gnat's eyelash of doing it against the Phillies .
Russell Henley heads into the final round in third at 13 under. Henley carded 10 birdies, including five of the first eight holes, to put himself atop the board. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner was at the tournament on Sunday and advocated for moving the Houston Open inside the city limits rather than unincorporated Harris County near Humble where the tournament has been played since 2003.
And Real Madrid are at near full strength, with everyone barring Raphael Varane available for selection for Zinedine Zidane; something the Frenchman will be delighted with. Madrid retaining their two-point advantage over Barcelona at the top of LaLiga as they head into the season's pivotal closing stretch owed much to Alvaro Morata's hat-trick at Leganes.
Hamilton secured the 63rd pole of his career on Saturday, and the sixth in succession dating back to last season, with a devastating lap of 1 minute, 31.678 seconds. "In qualifying , we lack a bit and in the race it is a close match", said Vettel. "It pushes you to raise the bar every time you go out". Force India's Sergio Perez was eighth, just ahead of Daniil Kvyat's Toro Rosso, while rookie Lance Stroll rounded out the top 10 in the second Williams on his first Q3 appearance.
Teams are now keeping us in mind when they talk about winning the league or finishing in the top four. Still, they were eager to make a real statement this season, and hosting Man City in one of the first games of the season offered an enticing opportunity to raise some eyebrows.
Last week, head coach Pete Carroll was more definitive with his comment, saying, "I don't see anything happening at all". But Sherman himself is apparently the one who got the trade talks started in the first place. "Again, I don't know that anything happens here, but we'll see if something materializes before the draft", said Schefter. Not only did Sherman blow off the media several times this season, but he also clashed with Seattle's offensive coordinator and battled injuries for most ...
Contending that the removal of manager Arsene Wenger might not help Arsenal solve its problems, the London football club's former defender Gael Clichy insists that the Frenchman is still the right person for the job. "What you want is the fans to stand behind the team". That's what you want to do. An estimated 400 "Wenger-out" fans gathered outside the Emirates" old Highbury East stand ahead of Arsenal's humiliating 5-1 defeat by Bayern Munich last month, while "Wenger-out' banners were ...
A television viewer spotted the American incorrectly replaced a marked ball in Saturday's third round of the ANA Inspiration, and reported it to officials via email. If they can't spot a minor infraction like this, it's beyond silly that the LPGA Tour (and, for that matter, the PGA Tour) would allow viewers-who very well could have personal or financial biases driving their decision-to help police the game.
Antonio Giovinazzi impressed on his last-minute call-up to replace the unfit Pascal Wehrlein in Melbourne, but the Italian was brought back down to earth here after he crashed out. "We hope we have hit the nail on the head with the balance of the vehicle", Hamilton said. It felt strong, and coming into the last corner knowing I was up a couple of tenths, it's always nervous because you want to gain some but you don't want to lose everything you've gained.
Get ready to rumble as WrestleMania 33 is finally here! Styles was understandably aggravated at losing his WrestleMania championship match , so he attacked Shane McMahon backstage and sent him through a vehicle window. The only reason it wasn't my top match was the fact that it didn't end in the 60-minutes but it had to go to overtime. So too should be the United States Championship match between former best friends, Chris Jericho and Kevin Owens .
People carries an umbrella to shield from the rain as they leave the paddock of the Shanghai International Circuit ahead of the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix in Shanghai , China, Thursday, April 6, 2017. The track was absolutely fine and we could have run all day today with no issue if it weren't for the clouds. Seriously tho, this could actually be a blessing in disguise.
Pochettino's side were in the hunt for the top prize last season before fading as Leicester City marched to improbable glory and the Argentine is enjoying the pressure being off his players. England worldwide Kane is set to return from an ankle injury for Tottenham's Premier League match against Watford on Saturday. "Teams are thinking about us now if they're talking about league wins or top four".
It s a lot of fun. In 1953, regarded as one of the greatest single season of all time, along with the win at the Masters, Hogan won the US Open and Open Championship, and five of the six tournaments played in. If Willett proved anything a year ago, it's that anyone can win the Masters and make their mark in history. He knew the course transforms the night before Thursday's first round, and there was no need to prepare on a course that will be somewhat foreign, conditions-wise, come Masters week.
Winning a Masters green jacket doesn't always lead to champagne dreams and caviar wishes. But, like he pointed out Tuesday, the feelings of being back are happy ones. "You're not going to have to hit ideal golf shots". Willett's menu is rounded off by Yorkshire Tea served with English cheese and biscuits. For every outing that was a lark or a labor of love, like wearing the green jacket in the royals box at Wimbledon, or posing at the trophy ceremony with the young winners of the "Wee ...
Not long ago, Sevilla was in contention for the league title, but is now enduring its worst moment of the season. The win saw Real recapture top spot from Barcelona , who had provisionally led the standings after beating Sevilla with two goals from Lionel Messi after the opener from Luis Suarez.
Mane, Lallana - and potentially Coutinho - being out is bad enough but Liverpool also lose the full effects of Firmino when he moves to accommodate Origi. Grujic has been building up his match fitness with two appearances for the under-23s last month and was a substitute for Liverpool's games with Everton and Bournemouth .
Speculation was rampant during the tournament that Alford could fill the coaching vacancy at IN, his alma mater. However, asked again after the loss about Indiana's coaching opening, Alford insisted he is staying at UCLA and loves Los Angeles.
Barcelona midfielder Rafinha will miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery on his injured right knee. "The estimated time out is four months". The operation was carried out by Dr. Ramon Cugat and Dr. Ricard Pruna. He's torn his cruciate ligament, broke his nose and now suffered another knee injury, along with countless muscular problems that have plagued Rafinha's career.
Westbrook entered Tuesday's game needing just 11 rebounds and 29 assists in the Thunder's final six games to clinch averaging a triple-double for the season, which has only been done once in National Basketball Association history (Robertson in 1961-62).
Antonio Conte has refused to comment on reports linking Chelsea with a summer move for Arsenal talisman Alexis Sanchez , report The Sun . Wenger, as we all know, likes to see his side build in phases, carefully working the ball into spaces before pouncing at the right moment.
Sergio Garcia, Thomas Pieters and Charley Hoffman joined him in the largest 36-hole logjam at Augusta National in 44 years. The common strategy, Fowler said, has been "really just avoid making big mistakes". Pieters relied on his strength and length to land the ball 9 feet from the pin and make the putt. Thomas Pieters has got a lovely golf swing and he learned so much from the Ryder Cup, he got so many points and played so well.
Happy to be a part of the Hyderabad outfit, Henriques said all the team members are gelling well. In the 15th over, the right hander clubbed a four and a six , either side of a Yuvraj six . However, both batsmen were dismissed in successive overs - in the sixth and seventh - and that meant RCB had two new men at the crease. The India worldwide Jadhav was looking unsafe during his 16-ball stay and was run-out when Ben Cutting's direct throw from the deep found him short by a metre.
Mane is set to undergo knee surgery after sustaining the injury in an awkward tangle with Leighton Baines in last Saturday's Merseyside derby victory over Everton . The Reds are now in third place in the Premier League table as they chase a top-four finish in Jurgen Klopp's first full season in charge at Anfield.
Eight players are tied at 1-under 71, led by three-time Masters champion Phil Mickelson, Sergio Garcia (who had the only bogey-free round of the day ), major champions Justin Rose and Jason Dufner, last week's victor in Houston, Russell Henley, Kevin Chappell and two more Englishmen to keep Westwood and Rose company, Matthew Fitzpatrick and Andy Sullivan.
Although he was listed as questionable before the game with knee and wrist injuries, Hardaway played anyway and down the stretch he buried a pair of 3-pointers and delivered a vicious dunk during a 12-0 run when the Hawks put it away, shocking a sellout crowd hoping to see the Cavs move closer to locking down home-court advantage in the East.
The Australian would be hoping his dream run with the bat rubs off on to the Pune outfit, which is eyeing a turnaround after a forgettable IPL debut last season. The World Twenty20 winning West Indian captain and Morgan had recently played for Peshawar Zalmi franchise in the Pakistan Super League. Steve Smith's side now travels to Punjab to face a rejuvenated Kings XI Punjab on Saturday.
Saturday's home success at the King Power Stadium saw Shakespeare become the first Englishman to win his first four games as a Premier League manager. "It gave us a foothold in the game and the timing of the second goal was vitally important". But Shakespeare says anyone thinking that they are out of trouble could be in for a rude awakening.
United are the least prolific side among the top seven teams in the Premier League with just 43 goals in 29 matches - 10 fewer than Everton. What is better? The 15 points, obviously. I would love to say I could actually fulfil that but I cannot promise. I've just been playing and concentrating on what we can achieve this season.
A group of Tottenham players took to social media after the Burnley game to celebrate the three points. Dier's impressive performance has been recognised by Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, who have included the 23 year old in their European Team of the Week.
I had played poorly in the first part of the year. "In fairness, you look back at it, it was quite nice". The Globe's most recent sports headlines delivered to your inbox every morning. We're hosting champions dinner. He birdied the next hole, the par-5 13th. "But my game is not far away". A single putt stood between him and making the cut in 2014 but he missed it.
What I do is what is left for this season. "I feel good at Real Madrid and that is the important thing". And it will always be like that until my last day here as coach. Apart from Varane, Real have no injury concerns and as an extra bit of good news, they were able to rest most of their stars in the midweek win over Leganes, which means Ronaldo and co will be fresh and ready for Ateltico's visit.
Pieters birdied five of the first 10 holes on Thursday only to give all those shots back over the final eight holes, where his stumble included a pair of double bogeys in an opening 72. He drained a 13-footer on the par-3 fourth and hit his 183-yard approach on No. 5 to 5 feet to get to 3-under-par. "I missed a couple putts, but everyone is going to miss a couple".
Real have lost their last three home league games against Atletico. Real Madrid are now two points ahead of Barcelona, with a game in hand - Barca play on Saturday evening. "There aren't many matchdays left to go and it's easy to see that they're very focused on the league, the numbers are extraordinary, they speak for themselves".
Former Everton midfielder Leon Osman was scathing about United's approach in his role as a radio summariser at the game. There has been widespread condemnation of his remarks, although Sunderland said on Tuesday that the club "continues to fully support David in his role as manager".
He celebrated by sliding two fingers under his right eye, as if painting his face like a warrior, a reference to a campaign supporting children fighting cancer. He missed the win at Granada last weekend through suspension, and began a four-game worldwide suspension before Argentina's World Cup qualifying loss to Bolivia after insulting a linesman.
Team president and head coach Stan Van Gundy confirmed the decision this week. The Detroit Pistons turned to their reserves on Friday, April 7 (Saturday in Manila) to keep their slim National Basketball Association playoff hopes alive with a 114-109 victory over the Houston Rockets.
Guardiola added: "The tunnel at Chelsea is so tight, so tight". It was a big win for us. It has now been alleged Bertelli instigated the row by telling Sertori "we just f-- you up the a--", while there are also suggestions that Guardiola verbally abused a Stamford Bridge steward.
The Cowboys announced they were releasing Romo with an effective date of June 1, ending months of speculation that the 14-year veteran would either be traded or sign on with another team as a free agent. Prescott, who grew up a Cowboys fan, was one of the first players to send a message to Romo on social media. As for other Cowboys players who thanked Romo on Tuesday, the list also includes Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has taken England by storm with 27 goals in all competitions, 16 of those coming in the Premier League, but the veteran Swede has shouldered a heavy burden, with Juan Mata United's next-best scorer with 10. 'We have Marcus [Rashford], we believe in Marcus, that's no doubt . Are we going to buy a striker? "The way opponents play against us has been a big change".