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“It is sad for me to see him finish like this,” said 32-year-old Nadal.“I’m very very sorry for him, he is one of my closest friends on tour and we have shared amazing moments together, playing in French Open finals and playing together in the Davis Cup and Davis Cup finals.Top seed Nadal is among the favourites to retain his crown and has a seemingly favourable draw at Flushing Meadows, with two top 10 players – Kevin Anderson and Dominic Thiem – in his quarter.Anderson lost to Nadal in last year’s final and has never beaten him in five attempts, while Thiem has only won four matches since finishing runner-up to the Spaniard at the French Open in June.Before looking that far ahead, Nadal must focus on beating Canada’s Vasek Pospisil, ranked 88th, in the second round today.In the women’s section, six-time champion Serena Williams made her return to the US Open with a clinical first-round win over Poland’s Magda Linette.Williams, 36, missed her home Slam last year, giving birth to daughter Olympia shortly after the tournament started.Opening Monday’s night session at Arthur Ashe Stadium, she won 6-4 6-0 against her 68th-ranked opponent.The 17th seed will meet Germany’s Carina Witthoeft in the second round.Williams is still on course to meet older sister Venus in the third round, although the prospect of facing world number one Simona Halep – her projected last-16 opponent – has disappeared after the Romanian’s shock defeat by Estonia’s Kaia Kanepi.Although she will face tougher challenges, Williams looks well placed to challenge for the record-equalling 24th Grand Slam on the evidence of her victory over Linette.She put the Pole’s serve under pressure in a lengthy third game without being able to convert, going on to break it in the seventh.After avoiding a brief scare when she was taken to deuce in the following game, she saw out the opening set without facing a break point.The second set was a different story.Linette could not cope with her power and accuracy in a 28-minute set, winning just nine points as Williams sealed victory with a 114mph ace out wide.“It was such a good feeling to be back here – it is one of the best feelings in the world,” Williams said.“The first set was tight, it was my first match back here in New York so it wasn’t the easiest.“Once I got settled I started to do what I’ve been doing in practise and I felt better.“I think I’m getting there – I’ve been feeling great in practice.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Defending champion Rafael Nadal moved into the US Open second round after fellow Spaniard David Ferrer’s Grand Slam farewell was ruined by injury.Nadal led 6-3 3-4 in Monday’s late tie on Arthur Ashe Stadium before Ferrer had to give up with a calf injury.Ferrer, the 36-year-old former world number three, will retire after playing in Barcelona or Madrid next year, but says this will be his final Grand Slam.
New Browns coach Freddie Kitchens also was on hand during the introductory news conference, and told the media he did follow through with his promise to tell Beckham he loved him during their first meeting.“I did,” Kitchens said. “Gave him a hug too. He told me he loved me. It’s like a love story.”The Browns acquired Beckham and Olivier Vernon from the Giants on March 13 in a surprise deal. In return, the Giants received Jabrill Peppers, Kevin Zeitler and the No. 17 and No. 95 overall picks in this year’s NFL Draft. “I think this moment is going to be more iconic than we all realize,” Beckham said. “… To look back in 10 years, like man I remember April 1, 2019, the start of something great.”[email protected], @bakermayfield, @MylesLGarrett and @God_Son80 at the podium https://t.co/iT20ulX8Gg— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) April 1, 2019Joined by quarterback Baker Mayfield, Myles Garrett and former LSU teammate and childhood friend Jarvis Landry, Beckham said he was shocked to learn about his trade from the Giants at first, but then went on about how he grateful he is to be with the Browns. Related News Odell Beckham Jr. seems to be thrilled to be in Cleveland.The Browns held an introductory press conference for their new receiver Monday, with Beckam lauding the organziation and expressing how excited he is to be with his new team. Browns coach Freddie Kitchens reveals first thing he’ll say to Odell Beckham Jr. “I’m very thankful for the opportunity to be here,” he said. “Kind of the past is in the past. It was definitely a shock. I think I’ve come to grips with everything and processed everything … but to see my guys here, I’m excited about this.”As for his new teammates, Landry said he cried tears of joy, while Mayfield said he “just started screaming.”“I feel like we spoke this into existence. Him and I dreamed of this … this is surreal,” Beckham said of playing in the NFL with Landry.”I’m excited and I think it’s going to be one of the best things to happen in my life.” Browns GM John Dorsey gushes about Odell Beckham Jr.’s passion, competitiveness
The second-ranked Kiwis, tournament winners in 2008, held a 10-4 advantage at half-time but ripped open the fifth-ranked Samoan defence with five tries.Scrum-half Shaun Johnson finished with 14 points from a try and five goals with other tries scored by Jordan Rapana, Brad Takairangi, Kodi Nikorima, Isaac Liu, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck and Nelson Asofa-Solomona.Tuivasa-Sheck (202 metres) and Asofa-Solomona (181 metres) ran the most metres in the game.New Zealand’s win in Pool B was soured by an apparent serious leg injury to Gerard Beale.Brisbane Broncos fullback and skipper David Mead scored a hat-trick of tries as Papua New Guinea crushed Wales in their tournament opener in Pool C.The 16th-ranked Kumuls thrilled their capacity home crowd with 10 tries to one in a dominant performance over the number 9-rated Wales.Wales wilted in the stifling tropical heat and struggled with field position as the Kumuls enjoyed 62 percent possession.The Welsh finally got on the board as the full-time siren sounded with Regan Grace scoring off a Matt Seamark kick.Fiji totted up 11 tries in routing the United States to take early control of Group D.The seventh-ranked Fijians showed USA no mercy and were seven tries to one up by halftime, before running in another four tries to post the tournament’s biggest win so far.NRL stars Kevin Naiqama and Suliasi Vunivalu scored two tries each, while Gold Coast Titans superstar Jarryd Hayne launched his World Cup by scoring next to the posts following a mid-field break by Akuila Uate.Fiji’s big win may have come at a cost, with prop Kane Evans coming off clutching his wrist after scoring a first-half try.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000The League of Giants Rugby League World Cup installation pictured in front of the Sydney Opera House on October 12, 2017 © AFP/File / Saeed KHANSYDNEY, Australia, Oct 28 – New Zealand overran Samoa in the second half to open their Rugby League World Cup campaign with a 38-8 win in Auckland on Saturday.Elsewhere, Papua New Guinea scored 10 tries to swamp Wales 50-6 in Port Moresby and Fiji hammered the United States 58-12 in Townsville.