Tsonga lands Rotterdam title

20 February, 2017, 01:07 | Author: Felix Jensen
  • Tsonga lands Rotterdam title

Cilic was beaten 7-6 (8), 7-6 (5) by sixth-seeded Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, who defeated the former U.S. Open champion for only the second time in seven meetings.

He will face Belgium's David Goffin in the final.

Former victor Tomas Berdych crushed defending champion Martin Klizan 6-3, 6-3 to set up a Rotterdam World Tennis semi-final with France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Friday (Feb 17).

Goffin will play in his second final in the space of a week courtesy of an emphatic 6-1 6-3 triumph over qualifier Pierre-Hugues Herbert.

World No 11 Goffin lost to Grigor Dmitrov in the Sofia final last week and has now lost his last six finals since beating Tsonga en route to the trophy in Metz.

Tsonga lands Rotterdam title
Tsonga lands Rotterdam title

Dominant throughout, he did not face a single break point as he fired down 10 aces.

"(I am) just really happy to be in the final, now it's the last step, and it's not an easy ones so I'm already focused on the next match".

The momentum stayed with Tsonga in the third after comfortably holding serve in the opening game and pounced for a decisive early break to lead 2-0. The match was pretty much over when Tsonga broke at the beginning of the second set, following a forehand that Tomas sent long, and there was no way back from there for the Czech, who managed to win only 3 points on return until the end of the match.

The silky Belgian third seed will be hunting his third career title and his first since 2014.

But aside from that loss, Tsonga has lost only two other matches this year: One to Stan Wawrinka in the Australian Open quarterfinals, and a three-setter to wonderteen Alexander Zverev in Montpellier. Modest and hard-working Belgian will remember this victory for a long time, as it finally allowed him to enter Top 10 on Monday, something he deserved long time ago.

Mahama attends Barrow's Inauguration
Special adviser for Barrow said a Chadian plane helped him to transport luxury goods including luxury vehicles of Gambia. The official swearing-in of President Barrow has also been tied to The Gambia's 52nd Independence Day celebration.

At least 10 dead in Sufi shrine bombing in Pakistan
On the same day, a suicide bomber on a motor bike attacked a group of judges in a van in the city, killing their driver. Large crowds frequent the famed shrine, which has the mausoleum of Sufi saint Lal Shahbaz Qalandar, on Thursdays.

New Zealand Beach Closed Amid Fears of Hundreds of "Exploding Whales"
Conservation workers in New Zealand have been "popping" pilot whales "like balloons" to stop their carcasses exploding. The surviving whales were last seen swimming six kilometres (four miles) offshore on Sunday evening, according to DOC.

Recommended:

  • Norma McCorvey, 'Jane Roe' of Roe v. Wade court case, has died

    Norma McCorvey, 'Jane Roe' of Roe v. Wade court case, has died

    The case made it to the Supreme Court on appeal later that year, and was decided in a historic 7-2 ruling handed down in 1973. She gave a second child up for adoption, but when she got pregnant a third time she chose to have an abortion.

    Analyzing Analyst Recommendations: Mondelez International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDLZ), TechnipFMC plc (NYSE:FTI)

    Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the company. The mean revenue estimate for the current fiscal period ending March 2017 is $6.38B by 13 brokerage firms.

    Acosta, first Hispanic Trump cabinet pick

    In it, Fierstein tells Winfrey that she had been threatened by Puzder for going public with her allegations during their divorce. Decades ago, Puzder's ex-wife, Lisa Fierstein , brought abuse charges against him, which she later dropped.
  • Mark Zuckerberg lauds Narendra Modi for connecting with people via Facebook

    Mark Zuckerberg lauds Narendra Modi for connecting with people via Facebook

    Zuckerberg also stressed on the need for the online bonding or camaraderie that people share online should also reflect in the physical world.

    Former Bucs cornerback Darrelle Revis charged with assault

    " At some point , Revis snatched the cellphone away and attempted to delete the video", the police statement said. Carson Street when he spotted a male who resembled Aliquippa native Darrell [e] Revis, a cornerback in the NFL.

    Chicago toddler's fatal shooting streamed live on Facebook

    Chicago police investigate the scene of a fatal shooting near Ogden and Kostner avenues in the Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago . Chicago Police said the 26-year-old male who was also in the vehicle , whose name has not been released, is a known gang member.
  • Malaysian police arrest North Korean man over Kim Jong-nam's murder

    The Chinese territory, a short ferry or helicopter ride from Hong Kong, is a popular gambling destination with mainland Chinese. Mr Kim had previously spoken out in the past against his family's dynastic control of isolated, nuclear-armed North Korea.

    Skyrim Director: Nintendo was "less interested" in Bethesda Games before Switch

    After setting the icon and nickname, the setup for the Nintendo Switch would be complete and the user can proceed to play. Nintendo's previous consoles such as the Wii and Wii U have had heavily animated operating systems and full body avatars.

    Football headers 'linked to brain damage'

    Researchers say it is very hard to draw clear conclusions about current sportsmen because CTE is only diagnosed posthumously. Both CTE and Alzheimer's disease can cause dementia. "I emphasize this is a very small selection of players", said Morris.
  • Robin Thicke and Paula Patton Square Off in Public Custody Fracas

    Robin Thicke and Paula Patton Square Off in Public Custody Fracas

    Sources connected with Paula say Robin violated the restraining order and was feet from Paula when she arrived with her son. Julian , however, did not want to go with his dad and 911 were called as standard protocol in their custody agreement.
    Russian spy ship spotted off the coast of Groton, CT

    Russian spy ship spotted off the coast of Groton, CT

    A similar incident occurred in April of 2016 and the Obama administration's response was muted. Professor Costigliola says our ship was floating just off the coast of Russian Federation .

    India versus Australia Test series: Rankings will be their on players' minds

    We are playing as a team and that's been the difference. "It's now about implementing those plans for long period of time ". The bigger picture for Australia is winning the series at any cost because they know that India are tough to beat at home.


Popular

Is there more to story with Darrelle Revis?
The unidentified black male arrived, the report stated, Cousins got punched, regained consciousness and spoke to police. West said Revis and the other man fled the scene as he attempted to wake Cousins and Jarvis.

Lawyer: Polanski Has Served His Time, Let Him Back Into US
It has been mentioned that Polanski will able to reach a plea deal that will assure that he will no longer serve jail time. The Polish Supreme Court also dismissed the U.S. order and declared that he had served his time under the plea deal.

Warren Buffett's Kraft Heinz rebuffed after approaching Unilever over £143bn takeover
Average Revenue Estimate for the current quarter is $6.55 Billion, according to consensus forecast of 11 analysts. Kraft Heinz is the fifth-biggest food and beverage company in the world and the third-biggest in North America.

Softbank still wants Sprint and T-Mobile to merge
But Reuters , which pinned the report on people familiar with the matter, said merger discussions could begin in April. RBC Capital, in a January 29 research note, said the Department of Justice would still veto a Sprint-T-Mobile deal.

Udall To Vote Against Mulvaney For OMB Director
But Cochran's spokesman, Chris Gallegos, said Wednesday afternoon that the 38-year Senate veteran will vote for Mulvaney. John McCain (R-Az.), who expressed concern over Mulvaney's past comments about cutting America's defense budget.

Melania Trump is "miserable" as First Lady
Yes kids, 'Melania's First lady eau de toilete- I sprinkle a dash before mingling with high world dignitaries. Not even outgoing former first lady , Michelle Obama could hide her chagrin with the incoming Trumps.

Another major retailer may've just dropped the Ivanka Trump brand
A recent search for "Ivanka Trump" brought up the message, 'Sorry, we are not getting any results for the brand you've searched'. The poll of 1,791 registered voters, conducted February 9-10, has a margin of error of plus or minus two percentage points.

David Friedman, Trump's Pick For Israel Ambassador, 'Regrets' Past Comments
Beit El resident Daniel Aviya, who makes religious phylacteries called Tefillin, said he thinks Friedman will make an excellent ambassador.

North Korea demands Malaysia return Kim Yong Nam's body immediately
TV Chosun, citing unidentified "multiple government sources", said the women were believed to be North Korean agents. North Korean embassy officials followed Jong-nam's body when it was taken to the hospital on Wednesday morning.

US Crude Oil Inventories Hit Record Last Week
The third quarter is also the time of year when producers in the North Sea reduce production in order to perform maintenance. Rebalancing the crude oil market is an iffy business and definitely not a place for amateurs.