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Del Potro out of Rogers Cup with wrist injury

Novak Djokovic Novak Djokovic was in Rogers Cup doubles action last night
Andrew Wong | 10 August, 2018, 08:51

A confident Tsitsipas sent a blistering forehand to the back corner while the ninth-seeded Serbian was heading the other way on his first match point to secure the win before looking at his box in disbelief.

Djokovic, a four-time Rogers Cup champion, faded in the decisive set against the flashy 19-year-old, who played with poise and power on a warm, breezy afternoon at Aviva Centre on the York University campus.

Djokovic, coming off his fourth Wimbledon title last month, had seven aces and never faced a break point in the 1-hour, 25-minute match.

"I thought I served well in the moments when I really need it", Djokovic said on Wednesday (Thursday NZT).

A PGA Golfer Has Passed Away At The Age Of 36
Bull said Lyle's death would be felt across the globe - a testament to the impact the boy from Shepparton had wherever he went. He thanked his many "friends around the world, whether they're spectators, whether they're golfers, whether they're marshals".

Nadal, playing for the first time since a five-set loss to Djokovic in the Wimbledon semifinals, topped France's Benoit Paire 6-2, 6-3 at night after a series of rain delays. Overall my game was so-and-so.

Heavy morning rain delayed the match by about an hour.

Leading seeds who enjoyed first-round byes swing into action later Wednesday with number one Rafael Nadal starting against Frenchman Benoit Paire with second seed and defending champion Alexander Zverev facing American qualifier Bradley Klahn.

Khachanov beat eighth-seeded John Isner of the United States 7-6 (5), 7-6 (1), and Haase topped Canadian Denis Shapovalov 7-5, 6-2.

Israeli strike kills 2 Hamas militants in Gaza
It released a video appearing to show militants shooting from a watchtower before a tank shell hits the position. Israel says Hamas, which rules Gaza, is using the protests as cover to carry out cross-border attacks.

Also, Karen Khachanov of Russian Federation beat 12th-seeded Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain 6-4, 7-6 (3); Ilya Ivashka of Belarus topped American Ryan Harrison 7-6 (5), 6-4; and American Frances Tiafoe edged Canada's Milos Raonic 7-6 (4), 4-6, 6-1.

Meanwhile, third seed Juan Martin del Potro was forced to withdraw prior to his opening match due to a left wrist injury.

Del Potro wrote on Twitter that his wrist "needs some days of rest".

The 32-year-old will bid for the quarter-finals here for the first time since 2015 when he plays Stan Wawrinka, who staged another fightback in three sets, beating Marton Fucsovics 1-6, 7-6 (7/2), 7-6 (12/10).

Cam Newton confronts Kelvin Benjamin over remarks
The conversation continued until Benjamin said something to Newton that had Newton gesturing that he was finished with him. That may not be the case anymore, as Newton didn't seem able to say what he wanted when approaching Benjamin in-person.

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