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ou what I honestly think they might use it • Absender: dasg234, 10.05.2018 01:30

NEWPORT, R.I. -- Eighth-seeded Donald Young knew what to expect from a player hes often practiced against.That made it easier pulling off the upset over top-seeded Steve Johnson.Young beat fellow American Johnson in the quarterfinals of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships on Friday, 6-2, 6-3.I played well. Stevie, we know each other well and we train a lot in the offseason and practice throughout the year, so theres no mysteries there, the 26-year-old Young said. I know how to beat him. Youre going to have to play well, so I knew exactly what I had to do, and fortunately I was able to do it.Young saved all five break points in the match.The 26-year-old Johnson connected on just 46 percent of his first serves. Johnson is ranked a career-best 25th this week.Johnson, who will be representing the United States at the Rio Olympics next month, is glad to see a friend doing well.Its great. Im happy for him. DY is a great friend of mine, so hopefully he can continue on, he said. Of course theres pressure, but you guys put it on us more than we do, so Ive got no issue with it.Young entered the week ranked 61st.In other quarterfinal play, second-seeded Ivo Karlovic of Croatia reached his third consecutive semifinals on Newports grass courts, beating Switzerlands Marco Chiudinelli 6-3, 6-4.The 37-year-old Karlovic said the hot, humid day with an abundance of sunshine made it tough. He was glad his match didnt last long.It was real difficult. It was hot today, the 6-foot-11 Karlovic said. Last month I was in Europe and England and it was cool and almost cold, and this week earlier was cool, so today was pretty difficult. I was struggling a little there, but I was lucky that it was all done in two sets. The way I was playing, Im pretty happy with that.Karlovic served 16 aces and won 84 percent of his first-serve points.It always helps when you can hit a lot of aces, because this is my best weapon and thats my game -- to have a lot of quick points, not a lot of rallies, he said.Karlovic lost in the final the last two years.In another quarterfinal match, third-seeded Gilles Muller of Luxembourg rallied past Frances Adrian Mannarino, the No. 6 seed, 2-6, 6-1, 6-2.Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus advanced to the semifinals Thursday.The semis will be played on center court after enshrinement ceremonies for the 2016 class into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Marat Safin and Justine Henin head this years class. Christian Kirk Jersey . Radwanska, making her debut in the Seoul tournament, hit eight aces in a match that lasted 1 hour, 4 minutes at Olympic Park tennis stadium. "It was definitely a very good match -- I was playing really good tennis," Radwanska said. Rodney Gunter Jersey . -- Tony Stewart is 20 pounds lighter and has a titanium rod in his surgically repaired right leg. . "I was fortunate to play many years at this level with a great organization and unbelievable teammates," said Hejduk in a statement. Chad Williams Jersey .ca looks back at the stories and moments that made the year memorable. Mike Iupati Jersey . Cuban testified Thursday that he was upset when the companys CEO told him news that would reduce the value of his shares, for which hed paid $7.5 million. But he said he did nothing improper when he sold those shares over the next two days. ALBI, France -- When they sit down late on Saturday afternoon for the ritual they call the "apero" -- meaning nibbles and alcoholic drinks -- the French still wont know who is going to win their beloved Tour de France this year. But they might have a much clearer idea of who wont win it. Riders who dont have the legs to carry them to victory in Paris, who have been bluffing and pretending to be strong in the first third of the 3,404-kilometre Tour, could be cruelly exposed on Saturday when the race sharply gains altitude in the Pyrenees mountains where France and Spain meet. Although the two climbs on the menu arent the most brutal of this 100th Tour, theyre still tough enough to make all but the strongest riders struggle. Just how decisive the ascents prove will depend on how aggressive, ambitious and confident the strongest climbers are feeling. If they want to test overall race favourites Chris Froome and Alberto Contador, or if those two want to test each other, then Stage 8 offers the first real opportunity for them to do so. "It depends if people want to hold their cards close to their chests or if they want to come out swinging," said American rider Tejay van Garderen. "I expect for them to come out swinging, so there should probably be some big gaps." Almost certainly, Daryl Impeys second day in the race leaders yellow jersey on Saturday will be his last, at least this year. The first South African to wear that prized shirt doesnt have the uphill bursts of speed to stay with Froome, Contador and other contenders for overall victory should they go at each other like hammer and tongs up to the Col de Pailheres, immediately followed by a slightly less arduous ascent to the Ax 3 Domaines ski station. Impey is convinced Froome will be wearing yellow in Paris on July 21. "The climbing ability hes shown, hes definitely nearly in a league of his own. Hes obviously a different climber to Contador, but I think Chris is going to be hard to beat." On a stage that, with the mountains looming, felt like the calm before a storm, Peter Sagan from Slovakia won the finishing sprint Friday in Albi, an enchanting medieval city on the banks of the Tarn river, dominated by its 13th century fortified brick-built Sainte-Cecile Cathedral and listed as a World Heritage site by the United Nations cultural agency, UNESCO. Impey rode strongly to stay in Sagans bunch and keep the race lead he inherited from teammate Simon Gerrans on Thursday. Ryder Hesjedal of Victoria was tied for 13th overall, 22 seconds off the lead, after finishing the stage in the front pack. Quebec Citys David Veilleux is in 139th overall, 40:26 off the pace, and Svein Tuft of Langley, B.C., was 55:26 behind in 178th. Sagan is ruunning away with the Tours chase for the green jersey, awarded to the rider who collects most points from sprints at the end of stages and during them.dddddddddddd He won that jersey last year, too. Sagan is known both for his speed and versatility as a rider and an impish sense of humour. He embarrassed himself and quickly apologized earlier this year for pinching the bottom of a podium hostess at the Tour of Flanders, grinning cheekily as he squeezed. He has been all business since the Tour set off from Corsica on June 29. Since he was bloodied in a crash on the first day, Sagan has never finished lower than third in a stage (not including the team time trial on Stage 4) -- with three second places, one third place and now a win on Stage 7. It took the pack up four moderate climbs on a 205.5-kilometre slog in intense heat from Montpellier. Assuming Impey surrenders the race lead on Saturday, the 2012 Tour will get its fifth different wearer of the yellow jersey. The record at a single Tour is eight, which happened in both 1958 and 1987. The 15.3-kilometre long climb to Pailheres, topping out at an altitude of 2,001 metres is tougher than the shorter ascent to Axe. But that last climb might be more decisive because it comes at the very end of the stage, meaning it could turn into an uphill sprint finish. "Well know who has already lost the Tour and the contenders for victory," said Alain Gallopin, a director on the RadioShack-Leopard team. "Therell be no more secrets, no bluff." RadioShack-Leopards main contender for overall victory, 2010 winner Andy Schleck, on Friday lamented the teams decision to cut ties with his brother Frank -- the third-place finisher in 2011 who is absent from this Tour because he is completing a one-year ban for testing positive for a diuretic at last years race. "Im sad and disappointed, and if I tell you what I honestly think they might use it against me and fire me as well," Andy Schleck said. The three-week Tour has now lost 10 of its original 198 starters, with another three dropping out Friday. They included veteran American rider Christian Vande Velde. Riding with back pain and a blood clot in a neck muscle from a crash on Wednesdays Stage 5, the 37-year-old tumbled again, on a bridge. "I was on top and underneath a lot of people," he said. "I wont be back next year. This was my last Grand Tour. Its not a great way to go." The Garmin-Sharp rider last year testified to the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency that he took banned performance-enhancers when he rode with Lance Armstrong on the U.S. Postal Service team. This Tour is the first since Armstrong was last year stripped of his seven Tour titles from 1999-2005 for serial doping. Jerseys NFL Cheap Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic China Jerseys Jerseys Wholesale Wholesale Jerseys Free Shipping NFL Jerseys Wholesale Wholesale Jerseys Free Shipping ' ' '

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