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Djokovic, Federer Cruise into Next Round

first_imgMannarino, 28, was broken just once in the first set, and it came following a successful Djokovic challenge that allowed him back into the game after his forehand was called long.Djokovic then won five games in a row to take the first set and establish a three-game advantage in the second.World number 77 Mannarino had five break point opportunities at 1-1 in the third, only for Djokovic to recover on each occasion and take the set on a tie break.In a related development, British qualifier Marcus Willis’ remarkable Wimbledon run came to an end with defeat by seven-time champion Roger Federer on Centre Court.Willis, the world number 772 who came through six rounds of qualifying and the first-round proper, was beaten 6-0 6-3 6-4 in round two.Third seed Federer could play another Briton next as he awaits either Dan Evans or Ukraine’s Alexandr Dolgopolov.Willis, 25, will take home £50,000 as reward for making the second round.He had previously earned far more as a tennis coach than player this year, with around £220 in prize money to his name before a spectacular upturn in fortunes over the last two weeks.The British number 23 from Wokingham is also set to rise to around 416 in the world when the new rankings are confirmed after Wimbledon.Willis was in danger of suffering a humiliating defeat when he lost the first seven games, but he gathered himself sufficiently to test Federer.Marcus Willis: “It is daunting. It is tough. I was playing alright at first, I settled into the match. I was enjoying it out there. If I was playing well and competing with Roger for a couple of sets I was doing well.“I need to keep my head down. I am disappointed to lose. I didn’t play as well as I could but I can hold my head high. I have had a fantastic couple of weeks. I will keep going and do what I have been doing. There is life after Wimbledon and I want more experiences like this.Earlier in the day, 10th seed Tomas Berdych progressed to round two with victory in four sets over Ivan Dodig.The Czech won 7-6 (7-5) 5-7 6-1 7-6 (7-2) in three hours 24 minutes against the 31-year-old Croat.Dodig, ranked 76th, fired 18 aces, but Berdych, a Wimbledon runner-up in 2010, broke serve seven times.Berdych, 30, will now face Benjamin Becker in the second round after the German’s straight-set victory over Facundo Bagnis on Tuesday.Bernard Tomic and Fernando Verdasco also returned on Wednesday to complete their first-round tie, with the Australian winning in five sets.Tomic, the 19th seed, lost the first set but recovered to win 4-6 6-3 6-3 3-6 6-4 and will face the winner of the match between Gastao Elias and Radu Albot.Eighth seed Dominic Thiem is another to reach the second round, he saw off Germany’s Florian Mayer 7-5 6-4 6-4 in one hour and 36 minutes.The 22-year-old Austrian will face Czech Jiri Vesely next.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram World number one Novak Djokovic remains on course to defend his Wimbledon title after beating Adrian Mannarino in straight sets to reach round three.The 29-year-old Serb has now won 30 successive Grand Slam matches and currently holds all four titles.“I do have a lot of expectation of myself, but I’m very grateful that I can play at such a high level consistently,” Djokovic told BBC Sport.“Grand Slams are what matter the most in our sport. The future is something we can’t predict but certainly I will continue playing with lots of passion and see how it goes.”last_img read more

Rumour Mill: Kindred Group eyes DraftKings for instant US entry

first_img Submit Related Articles StumbleUpon Mace launches EQ Connect to solve the industry’s ‘single view’ conundrum on identifying risk  August 10, 2020 Kambi and DraftKings agree on final closure terms July 24, 2020 Share Unibet backs #GoRacingGreen as lead racing charity  July 28, 2020 Share Seeking to gain an instant foothold within the US sports betting market, Stockholm-listed European online gambling operator Kindred Group Plc is reported to be eyeing DraftKings as its next acquisition target.This weekend, US betting news source LegalSportsReport.com (LSR) reported Kindred governance’s interest in acquiring ‘big 2’ daily fantasy sports operator DraftKings.Kindred’s rumoured interest in DraftKings, follows last month’s development that FTSE100 betting group Paddy Power Betfair (PPB) had agreed to form a new US betting enterprise merging its Betfair US division with FanDuel.LSR has not detailed any financial terms in regards to Kindred’s potential interest in acquiring DraftKings enterprise.Nevertheless, should Kindred governance move on DraftKings, the Stockholm firm would likely have to undertake its biggest corporate acquisition to date, triggering a target value + €1 billion for the DFS operator, thus meeting the expectations of DraftKings’ venture investors.Following SCOTUS repeal of PASPA’s federal mandate, DraftKings CEO and Co-Founder Jason Robins has stated that the DFS operator will now push to gain instant traction within state-licensed US betting jurisdictions.Last week DraftKings announced its first betting partnership with New Jersey-based Resorts Atlantic City Casino.Leading DraftKings operations, Jason Robins maintains that his preferred option is to list the company on a US exchange, fulfilling the firm’s enterprise valuation.last_img read more

Frankie June Rader, 88, Oxford: June 23, 1925 – Jan. 30, 2014

first_imgFrankie June RaderFrankie June Rader, age 88, died Thursday morning, January 30, 2014 at Riverview Manor in Oxford.  She was a retired Registered Nurse.  Through the years she had worked in Winfield and at the Wellington Hospital and Clinic for 21 years.  She retired from there in 1989 as Head Nurse and House Supervisor.Frankie June (Owens) Rader was born on June 23, 1925 in Barnsdall, OK to James Franklin Owens and Adness Matilda (Main) Owens.  She graduated from Oxford High School in 1943 and was also a graduate of William Newton Memorial Nursing School in 1946.June married Floyd O. Rader on October 15, 1983 in Wellington.  He preceded her in death in 1997.She was a member of Wellington Baptist Temple, the VFW Auxiliary, and the William Newton Memorial Alumni Association.She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Floyd Rader; brothers, James and Donald Owens; and sister, Margaret Thomas.Survivors include her three sons, Steven Hall of Arkansas City, Stanley Hall of Oxford, and Thomas Hall and his wife Libby of Phoenix, AZ; four step-sons, Ron Rader of Waco, Larry Rader and his wife Betty of Wichita, Lloyd Rader and his wife Cheryl of Wichita, Terry Rader his wife Debbie of Wellington, one step-daughter, Bonnie Pourner and her husband Tim of Wellington; sister, Nina Jean Metz of Oxford; nine grandchildren; 15 step-grandchildren; and numerous great grandchildren.Funeral Services will be held at Wellington Baptist Temple on February 5, 2014 at 10:30 A.M.  Pastor John Clayton will officiate.  Interment will follow the service at the Oxford Cemetery.Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 from 1 to 8 p.m. The family will be present to greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m.A memorial has been established with the Wellington Baptist Temple.  Contributions can be left at or mailed to the funeral home.Frank Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.To leave condolences or sign our guest book, please visit our website at www.frankfuneralhome.netlast_img read more


first_imgCOLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES FOOTBALL LEAGUE QUARTER-FINALLYIT had a resounding win over Waterford IT today, coming away with a 3-0 win today.Davitt Walsh, Oisin McMenamin and Luke O’Farrell hit the goals for the Donegal college. The result means LYIT will now play Athlone IT twice in the next two weeks – in the Umbro Cup quarter-final next Wednesday and then the in the CUFL semi-final in a fortnight. SOCCER: WATERFORD IT 0, LYIT 3 was last modified: February 1st, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:LYIT 3SOCCER: WATERFORD IT 0last_img read more