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June 2, 2018

Sport Sunday: Nadal Rocks, LeBron Loses

Coverage of the Round of 16 in the French Open continues today, Finals are next weekend in Men's Tennis.  

Rafael Nadal is still in the game, having thrashed his friend, Frenchman Richard Gasquet, to advance. Nadal, bidding for a record-extending 11th Roland Garros title, was completely untroubled by the 31-year-old Gasquet, cruising to a 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 victory in exactly two hours. Nadal has never tasted defeat against Gasquet, winning all 16 of their matches.  Top seed Nadal won the first 12 points of the match and opened up a 5-0 led before Gasquet finally got into the contest, but it was too little, too late for the home crowd favourite.  

Also still in the competion is German Alexander Zverev, well known to readers of this space.  His brother Mischa has already washed out.  

Also ongoing, in the USA, are NCAA Baseball, Rugby and Lacrosse playoffs, which you might be lucky enough to find on a station near you. 

The NBA finals were about to be set last week, and are now underway.  Sunday evening the Cleveland Cavaliers will face the Golden State Warriors in California.  Stephen Curry scored 29 points and Kevin Durant added 26 to power defending champion Golden State over the Cleveland Cavaliers 124-114 in overtime Thursday in the NBA Finals opener.  

LeBron James scored a playoff career-high 51 points in a losing cause as the Warriors took a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven championship series, which continues Sunday in Oakland.  The Warriors seek their third title in four seasons and sixth overall.  James is playing in his eighth consecutive finals and ninth overall seeking his fourth career title and the second for the Cavs.

1 comment:

Xersex said...

so beautiful Alexandr