Eager Nadal leads ATP Montreal field

first_imgThe Greek is back, taking the fourth seeding behind a pair of fellow young guns in number two Dominic Thiem of Austria and Germany’s Alexander Zverev, seeded third.Federer and Djokovic aren’t scheduled to resurface until the Cincinnati Masters starts on August 12, giving them one tournament prior to the August 26 start of the US Open at Flushing Meadows, the final Grand slam of the year.Federer has been training on hardcourt at home in Switzerland after falling to Djokovic in a dramatic five-set final at the All England Club three weeks ago, in which the Swiss great held two match points.Djokovic has been pictured relaxing at various European beach resorts with his family prior to picking up the racquet once again.Nadal, meanwhile, is pacing himself after another season marred by injury, insisting despite the pleas and inducements of Cincinnati officials that he won’t decide whether to play there until he sees how he feels after Montreal.“Depending on what happens in Montreal, I’ll take a decision on Cincinnati,” he said. “Cincinnati is still an option. But I want to arrive well prepared and ready for the US Open, the last major of the season.”Nadal could face a challenge in the second round after a bye, with a possible match against Australian Alex de Minaur — winner of the Atlanta title last weekend.Second seed Thiem has purposefully left it late for the hardcourts, preferring to stay as long as possible on European clay by entering both Hamburg and Kitzbuehel.Thiem, beaten by Nadal in the last two Roland Garros finals, has a special goal driving him when he lands in francophile Canada.“I’ve never won a match in Canada, I’d like to change that.” he said. “I’m just hoping to play well.“Canada is a big goal – I’m really hoping to get a win there.”Thiem will open his campaign against either Canadian Denis Shapovalov or Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert.Third seed Zverev, who won the title here two years ago with a win over Federer in the final, will open against either Briton Cameron Norrie or Hungarian Martin Fucsovic.Tsitsipas will bid to better his 2018 finals showing but must first get past either home-grown Milos Raonic, the 2013 finalist, or American Taylor Fritz, runner-up to de Minaur in Atlanta.0Shares0000(Visited 6 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Spain’s Rafael Nadal, hoisting the champion’s trophy in Toronto in 2018, will be trying to repeat as the ATP’s Canadian Masters begins in Montreal © GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP/File / Vaughn RidleyMONTREAL, Canada, Aug 4 – Defending champion Rafael Nadal heads the field for the ATP Montreal Masters that starts on Monday with Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer opting out of the key US Open tuneup.With Djokovic and Federer putting a return to action on hold after their dramatic Wimbledon final, 33-year-old Nadal will be seeking to retain the title he earned last year in Toronto, when he beat rising star Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final.last_img read more

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HUNDREDS OF SWIMMERS TAKE TO THE WATER FOR ANNUAL RATHMULLAN DIP

first_img           HUNDREDS OF SWIMMERS TAKE TO THE WATER FOR ANNUAL RATHMULLAN DIP was last modified: January 1st, 2013 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:HUNDREDS OF SWIMMERS TAKE TO THE WATER FOR ANNUAL RATHMULLAN DIP HUNDREDS of swimmers took to the waters off Rathmullan for the annual New Year’s Day charity dip.They came in all shapes and sizes – even Elvis made an appearance for the event run by a committee in Ramelton.The event helped to raise money for the Donegal Mountain Rescue Team. last_img read more

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SPOOKTACULAR: WIN FREE VIP TICKETS TO THE AMAZING HAUNTED HILL IN MILFORD

first_imgDonegal Daily in conjunction with the organizers of the Haunted Hill in Milford, are giving one lucky reader the chance to win four FREE VIP tickets to experience the terrifying outdoor trail.Haunted Hill is situated beside Millie’s Tea Rooms in Milford and it officially opened for the Halloween season on Friday.It will run until the 31st of October, the trail is open every evening from 7pm-11pm. Those who have experienced the outdoor trail and have insisted it’s not for the faint hearted!It is an outdoor trail, themed to guarantee you have a spooky scary experience.Organizers of the event told Donegal Daily, “We promise this will be your worst nightmare, if you are whimpish..STAY AT HOME!“Only the hardiest will make it to the end, what goes up may NOT come down. “DO NOT call for MAMMY….as in some cases your wish may be granted!!All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning this fantastic prize is like and share this post on your Facebook timeline.SPOOKTACULAR: WIN FREE VIP TICKETS TO THE AMAZING HAUNTED HILL IN MILFORD was last modified: October 27th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:EntertainmentFeaturesHalloweenHAUNTED HILLMilfordnewslast_img read more

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