Nadal for the fifth time won the masters in Madrid

Andy Murray beaten again as he goes down in Madrid

Andy Murray beaten again as he goes down in Madrid

Nadal will be expected to continue his dominance over Thiem later on Sunday, May 14, and given the way he has dominated the clay court tournaments this year, the Spaniard will be expected to win the Madrid Open.

Nadal had easily beaten Thiem 6-4 6-1 in Barcelona but got an early scare when he was broken in Sunday's third game, soon falling 3-1 behind as the Austrian held.

Dominic Thiem of Austria grimaces after missing a return in the final of the Madrid Open tennis tournament against Spain's Rafael Nadal in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, May 14, 2017.

Still, the second-ranked Djokovic left Spain with reason to feel good about his game.

"It was a positive week, a positive experience".

"Especially to go from 40-15, to break point for him, that was a very hard moment for me". I was expecting to play well. Nadal found a more friendly back and forth - his forehand to Thiem's one-handed backhand - and pinned Thiem in his backhand corner.

"His so-called slump has seen him fight for the number one ranking in the last game of the year". I'm just a little bit sore, tight. Semifinals is a good result. "I hope to do the same in Rome (in this week's Italian Open)".

Firmly placed as the World Number 1, after having completed the career Grand Slam, holding all four majors, and winning six of the previous eight Grand Slam trophies, Djokovic's season plunged after the French Open, and the hangover seems to have penetrated 2017.

Men's world No. 1 Andy Murray may have wowed the crowds past year when he bossed Novak Djokovic in the final to claim his maiden win in the Italian capital. "I haven't had that feeling in months, so it's great to feel that".

The sixth-seeded Nishikori withdrew saying his wrist was "not 100 percent" and he didn't "want to risk" a more serious injury. He also beat Thiem in the Barcelona title match.

The disappointing straight-set loss to Nadal was his fifth defeat this year.

The Spaniard, 30, won 6-2 6-4 to claim his first victory over the Serb since the 2014 French Open final.

"I felt comfortable hitting the ball the last few days, physically ready, mentally sharp as well".

We saw a poor performance from Djokovic, and Nadal who is looking absolutely magnificent on clay this season, used this situation and immediately imposed his style of play. "To win against Novak by that score you have to be playing very well, otherwise it's impossible", said Nadal.

"I am humble enough to come here and say that I was nervous", said Nadal. He lost to Nick Kyrgios in the quarterfinals in Acapulco and in the Round of 16 in Indian Wells.

Im very happy for what I achieved, ” Nadal said.

"I am going to every tournament trying to give my best, being aware that if things are done right, as I have done this year, I will have confidence and confidence in myself".

Notícias recomendadas

  • Prêt à tout pour Lacazette, l'Atlético sacrifie Gameiro — Mercato

    Prêt à tout pour Lacazette, l'Atlético sacrifie Gameiro — Mercato

    Parmi les joueurs pressentis pour quitter la capitale espagnole, un international français. Du coup, la question du futur point de chute de Kevin Gameiro se pose.
    Harry Styles steps in to host Corden's 'Late Late Show'

    Harry Styles steps in to host Corden's 'Late Late Show'

    Styles later led the show into a " Side Effects May Include " segment, which appropriately covered the side effects of going solo. Harry Styles kicked off his one week-long residency at The Late Late Show with James Corden last night (May 15, 2017).

    F1 round-up: Hamilton beats Vettel in thrilling duel in Spain

    Both the drivers carried on after the incident and Alonso managed to finish in 12th position ahead of Filipe Massa. Vettel took on the soft tyre, the quickest, but less durable of the three compounds available here this weekend.
  • Un trailer qui fout les pétoches — Resident Evil Revelations

    Un trailer qui fout les pétoches — Resident Evil Revelations

    Resident Evil Vendetta Z Infected Experience est une expérience vidéo où on se retrouve tout simplement dans la peau d'un zombie. Resident Evil Revelations est sorti en 2012, autant dire qu'il s'agit aujourd'hui d'une antiquité.
    Trump urges Liberty graduates to be outsiders

    Trump urges Liberty graduates to be outsiders

    Hale said she's solidly behind Trump. "In my short time in Washington I've seen firsthand how the system is broken", he said. Trump's commencement speaking schedule is slightly less busy than that of first-year President Obama in 2009.

    Snapchat shares tumble as results miss Wall Street targets

    One of the most important Snapchat metrics that Wall Street is looking for is user growth, measured in daily active users. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Snap will post ($0.54) earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
  • Kipchoge sets new unofficial marathon world record

    To come under the margin, Kipchoge would have been required to run at 13.1 miles per hour for the duration. Desisa , whose marathon PR of 2:04:45 was set at the Dubai Marathon in 2013, fell behind at 15K.

    Trump's plans for Jerusalem Western Wall visit rock Israelis more than Aerosmith

    He will officially take up his role when he presents his credentials to Israeli President Reuven Rivlin Tuesday. After arriving in the country on Monday, Friedman immediately went to the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City.

    Google Poised to Roll Out Arsenal of Services, Gadgets

    That echoes Amazon's Echo speaker, which was released earlier and so has had more time to acquire a wider range of abilities. For instance, Photos will notice when you take a shot of a friend and nudge you to send it to her, so you don't forget.
  • Irrelevant to link OBOR with India-Pak issue: China's Consul General

    Irrelevant to link OBOR with India-Pak issue: China's Consul General

    The first principle of Panchsheel enunciated by India and China in 1954 speaks of "mutual respect for each other's territorial integrity and sovereignty".
    Analysts Expect Enbridge Inc (ENB) to Post $0.56 EPS

    Analysts Expect Enbridge Inc (ENB) to Post $0.56 EPS

    After $-1.01 actual EPS reported by JAKKS Pacific, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -73.27% EPS growth. The pipeline company reported $0.42 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.44 by $0.02.
    CESC restructures business in four companies

    CESC restructures business in four companies

    It has power distribution franchise at Kolkata, Noida, Bikaner, Kota and Bharatpur serving about 35 lakh consumers. Company takes the restructuring route to unlock value, especially from power distribution business.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.