ATP Finals: Dominic Thiem edges out Rafael Nadal in high-quality clash | Tennis News

first_imgDominic Thiem will move into the semi-finals if Stefanos Tsitsipas beats Andrey Rublev later on Tuesday Nadal held firm to force a second tie-break but Thiem’s willingness to go for the big shots and make them earned him more match points, and this time he took one.“It was a great match from the first to the last point,” Thiem said on court afterwards. “I think I was pretty lucky to get the first set.“Against Rafa, it’s nice to win the first set obviously, but still, he’s there 100 per cent. I knew then that maybe I had a slight advantage but I had to stay super focused. I’m happy that I got it today.”Don’t forget to follow us on skysports.com/tennis, our Twitter account @skysportstennis & Sky Sports – on the go! Available to download now on – iPhone & iPad and Android Dominic Thiem will move into the semi-finals if Stefanos Tsitsipas beats Andrey Rublev later on Tuesday
Dominic Thiem will move into the semi-finals if Stefanos Tsitsipas beats Andrey Rublev later on Tuesday

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Kyle Kuzma leads Lakers into Detroit with dreams of saving hometown Flint

first_img Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers “My city doesn’t get a lot of positive light,” Kuzma said, “and I think I’m one of the positive lights of my city and people kind of look at for sure so that’s something that I’m very proud of.”Kuzma has become that point of light thanks to a star-making rookie season. With apologies to Lonzo Ball, Kuzma has been the Lakers most productive rookie, averaging 15.8 points and 6.2 rebounds. He notched a career high 38 points in the third month of his NBA career.Numerous pro athletes hail from Flint, but Kuzma hopes to set himself apart.“I think my goal is really to be have the biggest impact any athlete has done to that city,” he said. “That’s kind of my goal. Over the years, keep trying to build that community and build hope. That’s something I really want to do as my career progresses.” Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs “It was a very prosperous place,” Kuzma said. “Hopefully it goes back to that type of level.”There is a long ways to go for that to happen. And one of the first things Kuzma did when he turned pro was help his mom, younger brother and sister, move out of Flint to a suburb in a different water district. Still he stays connected to Flint. How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersKuzma will lead the Lakers into Detroit on Monday for the Lakers game against the Pistons at the new Little Caesars Arena. On Sunday he sneaked away to the Flint area since his draft party, the night the Lakers drafted him 27th overall nine months ago. But he never left. In December, he funded a Christmas party for nearly 60 kids at the YMCA where he spent hours and hours. This summer, he will return and host a camp.Always looking forward.Kuzma grew up hearing stories about Flint in the auto boom. General Motors was founded there more than a century ago.Related Articlescenter_img Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed DETROIT – Kyle Kuzma had just scored 25 points to lead the Lakers to a win against the Memphis Grizzlies, further padding an All-Rookie season foreseen by few. And yet, with a bus rumbling outside of FedEx Forum ready to whisk the Lakers to a waiting charter jet, Kuzma was looking forward, always forward.“I’m going home tomorrow and my mom is cooking spaghetti,” Kuzma said, “so that’s all I’m thinking about right now.”But Flint, Mich., Kuzma’s hometown 66 miles northwest of Detroit, means more than Karri Kuzma’s home cooking. It’s a shrinking metropolis plagued by crime and a continued water crisis.“It’s the water situation, it’s the violence,” Kuzma said. “We don’t have that many police officers. It’s just really a depleted city.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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Exclusive – Burnley legend unsurprised by interest in Clarets’ striker Danny Ings

first_imgBurnley legend Robbie Blake believes current Clarets’ striker Danny Ings deserves a big money move if, as expected, he leaves Turf Moor at the end of the season.Ings netted the winner in Burnley’s 1-0 victory at Hull yesterday but was powerless to stopping the Clarets becoming the first team to be relegated from the Premier League after other results went against them.The England Under-21 forward is out of contract at the end of the campaign and has been linked with a move to Liverpool and Manchester United, and Blake is unsurprised by the level of interest in Ings.“Danny has not signed a contract so you’d understand if he’s got offers – he’s a top striker. He’s scored goals and done very well in games that have really mattered for his own personal side of it,” said Blake.“I watched him against United at Old Trafford and he was unplayable. I’m pretty sure he’ll be sought after and they [Burnley] will have to bring in someone else.”While admitting Burnley’s relegation to the Championship always seemed likely, Blake has backed his former side to hit back immediately due to their stable financial situation.“We knew virtually all season with the budget and players they had that they would be in or around the drop zone,” added the 39-year-old.“They could have gone out and spent a little more but it would be a big risk for the football club. It’s disappointing but they are in a great financial situation so they could come straight back up.”last_img read more

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