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Postby xsw96 » 28 Apr 2018, 04:26

BARCELONA, Spain -- Torontos Daniel Nestor and Serbian Nenad Zimonjic defeated Croatian Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo of Brazil 6-4, 6-4 on Saturday to reach the doubles final at the Barcelona Open, their first clay-court championship event in a year. Nestor, 41, will chase a fifth tournament title when he and Zimonjic, seeded fifth, play either Jesse Huta Galang of the Netherlands and Frenchman Stephane Robert or Italys Fabio Fognini and Austrian Jurgen Melzer. Nestor and Zimonjic needed just over an hour to win their semifinal event after last week losing in the semifinal round at Monte Carlo to Americans Bob and Mike Bryan, the worlds top-ranked team. Nestor won the Barcelona title in 2004 and 2006 with Mark Knowles and in 2009 and 2010 alongside Zimonjic. Dodig and Melo lost to Nestor and his partner in last years quarter-finals. Nestor and Zimonjic won the doubles title in Sydney in January before dropping the Dubai final a month later. "We played a good match and its great to get to the final," said Nestor, with the win giving his team a bye in the upcoming Madrid Masters. "We played well in the first set and got a lead in the second. "We lost the game at 5-2 by getting a bit impatient but were able to creep back into it at the end." Nestor and Zimonjic earned the opening set on a break in the fifth game and also broke Melo in the fifth game of the second set. But leading 5-2, their play slipped somewhat, allowing their opponents to rally and save two match points along the way. Nestor closed out match with consecutive aces in the final game. "Weve been playing well since the start on the clay, we might even have won some games with luck," Nestor said. "But we are on good form and playing solid. "I think weve had those qualities in both of our weeks on the clay." Clayton Keller Jersey . 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Raonic, the mens No. 8 seed from Thornhill, Ont., needed more than three hours to overcome Frenchman Gilles Simon 4-6, 6-3, 2-6, 6-2, 7-5 and become the first Canadian man into the fourth round at Roland Garros.You often hear people say the NFL is the ultimate parity league, the one where any team can win and where its hard to stay on top because of the salary cap and free agency forces teams to turn over players from one year to the next. Its true that the modern NFL sees a high degree of roster churn from one year to the next, that the days of keeping a great group of players together over a span of years is nearly impossible. And thats part of why we havent had a repeat Super Bowl winner for nine seasons. But the idea of there being a high degree of turnover among the top teams in the NFL is a myth. Consider this weekend as an example. The Seattle Seahawks are the defending Super Bowl champions. Theyve made the playoffs three years in a row and in four of the past five. For the second year in a row, they have secured home field throughout the playoffs. The Green Bay Packers have reached the playoffs for six consecutive seasons, five of which have seen them reach double-digits in victories during the regular season. The New England Patriots are also in the playoffs for a sixth straight season and for the 11th time in the past 12. This marks the fourth straight year theyve played in the Conference Championship game. The Indianapolis Colts are in the playoffs for the third year in a row and the 12th time in 13 seasons, the most consistent post-season appearances of any team in football. Hardly sounds like a league of parity, does it? And neither does a league where among this years playoff teams, only Detrooit, Pittsburgh, Dallas and Arizona were on the outside looking in a year ago.dddddddddddd Or where exactly half of this years playoff teams are led by quarterbacks that have won at least one Super Bowl. Meanwhile, the teams picking at the top of this springs draft are Tampa Bay, Tennessee, Jacksonville, Oakland and Washington – who between them have two playoff appearances during the past seven seasons. Thats right, the five worst teams in the NFL this past season have cashed in two playoff tickets in 35 opportunities the past seven seasons. So it turns out theres even less turnover at the bottom of the standings than at the top. How come? Well, a lot of it has to do with the importance of coaches and quarterbacks in todays NFL. For all its physicality and brutality, the NFL is a cerebral game where the best coaches consistently put their players in position to have success. And while quarterbacks have always been the most important position on the field, the role of passing in todays game creates massive separation between those teams that have great, or elite quarterbacks, and those that do not. You can build a defence, an offensive line, a running game and more, but if the team youre playing has Tom Brady or Aaron Rodgers at quarterback, youre still going to be hard pressed to win. So if youre a fan of either the Packers, Seahawks, Patriots or Colts, dont take it too hard if your team doesnt win this weekend. Theres a decent chance youll get another run at the Super Bowl next season. Stitched Jerseys Jerseys NFL Cheap Wholesale Jerseys 2018 Jerseys NFL Cheap Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping Cheap Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic ' ' '
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