Benneteau beats 7th seed at Australian Open

Roger Federer during his first-round win against Aljaz Bedene

"I didn't expect to play this kind of match", a thoroughly exhausted Juan Martin del Potro said after beating Karen Khachanov in a almost four-hour, second-round match.

Four-time grand slam victor Jim Courier, commentating for the Seven Network, said Monfils appeared to be "in a daze".

A few days ago, Djokovic said they changed something in the racket and commented: 'I've introduced new people to my team.

"It was obvious that we both suffered today", the Serb, playing his second official match after missing six months with an elbow problem, told on-court interviewer Jim Courier and the crowd. "But I also think that there should be some kind of rational conversations about, you know, rules that are maybe imposed or certain things that are concerning players' well-being".

She won every point on her serve in the first set, holding at love in three games.

Matches weren't halted Thursday as the highs stayed just below 40 Celsius for much of the day, but that doesn't mean the heat didn't cause issues for the players. In the last hours a video on social networks featuring the differences between 2016 and 2018, both at the Australian Open, got viral. But I think there is a limit, and that is a level of I guess tolerance between being fit and being, I think, in danger in terms of health.

There was continuous play as the tournament's extreme heat policy wasn't implemented.

"We take into account the ambient temperature the outside temperature and if it hits 40 degrees and the wet bulb index, a humidity measure and we look at the incoming forecast for the immediate forecast and make a decision whether we apply", he said.

Virat Kohli bags ICC Cricketer of the Year
Smith has been the world's number one ranked Test batsman for nearly two years now is showing no signs of letting up. In the voting period, Smith scored 1,875 runs in 16 Tests with eight centuries and five half-centuries.

Monfils appeared to be the player most troubled Thursday. No players retired and men's fifth seed Dominic Thiem even engineered a two-set comeback, rallying against American Denis Kudla 6-7 (6-8) 3-6 6-3 6-2 6-3.

"It puts you so much pressure with the heat, then you rush".

Some players cope better than others in the furnace-like conditions, with third seed Garbine Muguruza one of those who suffered, crashing out in straight sets.

Like Muguruza, Konta endured fitness concerns in the build up to the year's first major, retiring in the Brisbane quarterfinals with a hip injury prior to a first-round exit in Sydney.

Maria Sharapova was untroubled by the heat, although she was on court in the morning and avoided the worst of it.

The 12-time grand slam victor began to also feel the heat during the fourth set, appearing to complain to his players' box with coaches Andre Agassi and Radep Stepanek watching on. I got myself here.

Bouchard, who beat Halep in the 2014 Wimbledon semi-finals, had her moments but made 26 unforced errors, conceding defeat with the last of them after Halep had fired down a huge forehand which she could only balloon wide of the court. He lost both five-setters that he played a year ago at the majors to Tomas Berdych at Wimbledon and to Juan Martin del Potro at the US Open.

Roger Federer rolls back into action later with the Swiss world No 2 headlining Rod Laver Arena in the evening against Jan-Lennard Struff.


  • Clothing company H&M appoints global diversity manager after backlash over racist advertisement

    Clothing company H&M appoints global diversity manager after backlash over racist advertisement

    In an effort to ensure there's no repeat, H&M has now appointed a global head of diversity and inclusiveness, it said. H&M was criticized for letting a black boy model wear a hoodie that read, 'Coolest Monkey in the Jungle '.
    Former Akali Minister Manjit Singh Calcutta passes away

    Former Akali Minister Manjit Singh Calcutta passes away

    As Secretary, a post which he held for nearly a decade, Calcutta took a token salary of just Re one per month from the SGPC. Calcutta started his political life as an activist of the All India Sikh Students Federation in the early 1950s.
    Kenya Face Hosts in Under-19 World Cup

    Kenya Face Hosts in Under-19 World Cup

    On resumption, Kenya had the enviable task of chasing a score total of 437 while attempting to protect their wickets. The match was characterised with huge scores, scorching strike-rates and monumental partnerships.
  • Maids Moreton deaths: Three arrests in murder investigation

    Maids Moreton deaths: Three arrests in murder investigation

    Mr Farquhar used to be a lay preacher at Stowe Parish Church where Field is listed as a deputy warden. The causes of death for the couple, from Maids Moreton, have not yet been determined, officers said.
    Stock Grabbing Investor's Attention: Aveo Pharmaceuticals (AVEO)

    Stock Grabbing Investor's Attention: Aveo Pharmaceuticals (AVEO)

    Grimes Inc reported 0.01% of its portfolio in AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVEO) on Tuesday, January 16 with "Buy" rating. Fore Research & Management LP acquired a new position in AVEO Pharmaceuticals in the 2nd quarter valued at $111,000.
    First HomePod shipments are on the way to Apple ahead of launch

    First HomePod shipments are on the way to Apple ahead of launch

    In December 2017, Apple HomePod was out for shipment with an eleventh-hour delay due to software and hardware integration problem. But Apple executives have argued that the combination of smart home control and high-end speakers more than justifies the price.
  • Kris Dunn Lands Face-First After Throwing Down 2-Handed Dunk

    Kris Dunn Lands Face-First After Throwing Down 2-Handed Dunk

    He dunked the ball but the momentum carried him and he was unable to correct himself during the fall. Klay Thompson scored 38 points, Stephen Curry added 30 for the victorious Warriors .
    OSU QB Mason Rudolph to sit out Senior Bowl with foot injury

    OSU QB Mason Rudolph to sit out Senior Bowl with foot injury

    As frustrating as this is for him, he plans to attend the Senior Bowl for measurements and interviews. Rudolph, who's foot is stable and doesn't require surgery, is expected to be "fine" within two weeks.
    Brazil's Ronaldinho confirms retirement

    Brazil's Ronaldinho confirms retirement

    Other top stars to pay tribute on the social media platform included Neymar, Ronaldo, Andrea Pirlo and Steven Gerrard. At the Camp Nou, Ronaldinho was an integral member of a squad that took Barca back to the limelight.
  • Trump says Sen. Durbin misrepresented discussion

    Trump says Sen. Durbin misrepresented discussion

    Trump has been accused of describing African nations as "shithole countries" during a meeting with US senators last week. The senator also suggested, if the White House has a recording of the meeting, it should be released to the public.
    Liverpool keen on James Rodriguez

    Liverpool keen on James Rodriguez

    I don't know if there was a "feeling" or not between us, but each coach has their preferences, and I respect that. Since making the move to Germany, Rodriguez has found his feet and has been in fine form this season.
    Riverside County couple's ordinary home held torture chamber

    Riverside County couple's ordinary home held torture chamber

    It appeared they lived in the trailer after outgrowing the 4-bedroom, 2,300 square foot house with all their "filth", she said. They lived in Fort Worth, Johnson County and as recently as 2010 in a rural part of Hill County near Rio Vista.


Latest news

Burning Stock on the move: Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ARWR)
Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals by 10.4% in the third quarter. According to the Analysts, the Low Estimate Earnings of the current Quarter is $-0.26 whereas, High Estimate is $-0.25.

Alabama Basketball knocks off #17 Auburn, 76-71
Not many teams have playmakers like Herb Jones and Dazon Ingram , even with Collin out, and Petty shooting from the wing". He said Sexton was injured in the Crimson Tide's Monday practice and would be evaluated again on Friday.

Debate swirls around Trump's comments at DACA meeting
Asked Tuesday about Trump and some Republicans challenging his honesty, Durbin tells reporters, "Politics ain't beanbag". Durbin also dismissed reports attributed to unnamed White House aides that Trump said "shouse" rather than "shole".

Pennsylvania Trust Co Reduces Position in JM Smucker Co (SJM)
The firm has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, January 18 by Deutsche Bank. (NYSE:A) on Wednesday, March 15 to "Overweight" rating. It worsened, as 71 investors sold SJM shares while 231 reduced holdings. 78 funds opened positions while 211 raised stakes.

Journalist who broke Aziz Ansari story attacks news anchor
Many young women feel the universality of the experience added to its importance in the #MeToo conversation. A recent New Yorker short story, "Cat People ", about a creepy sexual encounter generated a similar buzz.

Analyst Buzz: Precision Drilling Corporation (PDS)
The Stock now has Analyst' mean Recommendation of 2.8 where the scale is from 1 to 5, 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Sell. Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. dipped to as low as $52.14 throughout the day and has returned -9.31% in this year.

BSF jawan killed in ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops in Jammu
There was panic among the villagers and they stayed indoors, he added. "Pakistan shelling and firing started at 10.30 p.m. DG BSF K K Sharma on Thursday paying tributes to head constable A Suresh at BSF headquarters at Paloura.

U.S. signals deeper commitment in Syria
The NATO ally is fiercely opposed to an expanded training program for Kurdish and Arab border guards in Syria. Republicans for years have argued the withdrawal created the opening for IS' rapid expansion.

Oppo A83 launched in Indian markets featuring AI beauty recognition technology
However, we could expect this phone to be available globally in all the regions so more people can buy this affordable device. Priced at Rs 13,990, the Oppo A83 offers a 13MP selfie camera along with AI-backed beauty mode called Smart Selfie.

Granite Investment Advisors LLC Has $8.90 Million Holdings in Comcast Co. (CMCSA)
The stock of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) has "Sector Weight" rating given on Friday, January 27 by Pacific Crest. The firm owned 753,615 shares of the cable giant's stock after acquiring an additional 9,887 shares during the period.

Microwaves release carbon dioxide equivalent to 7 million cars, says new study
The authors suggest efforts to reduce consumption should focus on encouraging people to use home appliances more efficiently. The research shows a microwave's life cycle has decreased from 10 to 15 years in the late 1990s to six to eight years today.

Three-year MOT tests to remain amidst safety fears of extending them
The DfT said that changing the time period until the first test would have saved motorists more than £100m. The period before a car's first MoT in the United Kingdom will remain fixed at three years.

N.Korea poses substantial nuclear threat to US: Kim Jong un
Ambassador Nikki Haley said the new sanctions are "a reflection of the worldwide outrage at the Kim regime's actions". The United States proposed the tough new sanctions , though they aren't as severe as the administration of U.S.

Vikings WR Adam Thielen (back) held out of Wednesday's practice
Overall, numberFire projects Thielen for 5.6 receptions, 67.7 yards, and 0.5 touchdowns, which comes to 12.2 FanDuel points. He caught six passes for 74 yards against the Saints.

Analysts See $0.64 EPS for Century Communities, Inc. (CCS)
It dived, as 18 investors sold Nautilus, Inc. shares while 42 reduced holdings. 49 funds opened positions while 104 raised stakes. Company has conspicuous measure of stock oscillations; average true range may be heating up this temperature with value of 1.66.

Other news