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Djokovic gave up, McEnroe blasts Serb

Djokovic gave up, McEnroe blasts Serb

Wawrinka demolished Croatian Marin Cilic 6-3 6-3 6-1 on Wednesday, while Murray tamed Japanese star Kei Nishikori . The 30-year-old Serb, who has prevailed in some of the sport's epic battles on the way to 12 major titles, was barely recognisable as he capitulated in a 7-6 (7-5) 6-3 6-0 defeat by Austria's Thiem in the quarter-finals.


Djokovic crashes as Nadal, Murray move on

Djokovic crashes as Nadal, Murray move on

The punishing nature of his baseline game led many to speculate from the early years that his would be a much shorter career than those of his rivals. 'Well, today I think he's back, and he's a favorite, as he was a favorite during his best years. You can not avoid it all the time. "I don't remember seeing a time in the last six to eight years when Novak mailed it in", the 1984 French Open runner-up McEnroe said.


Messi: Ronaldo a 'phenomenon'; our rivalry is an 'invention'

Messi: Ronaldo a 'phenomenon'; our rivalry is an 'invention'

Ronaldo has also rejected the existence of a rivalry between him and the Barca striker, stating that he saw him as more of a peer. Messi describes Ronaldo as "phenomenal" saying: "We try to achieve the best every year for our team, and what is said outside of that I don't think is very important".


Davey Lambert dies following Superbike crash during Isle of Man TT

Davey Lambert dies following Superbike crash during Isle of Man TT

A seasoned competitor on the road racing scene, Bonner made his mountain course debut at the 2014 TT races and achieved his best result just a year later when he crossed the line 15 in the 2015 Senior TT. The number of ferry passengers heading to this year's Isle of Man TT Races have recovered following a downturn in business last year. Alan Bonner had been competing at TT since 2014.


James Rodriguez Manchester United transfer: Real Madrid bigwig holds talks

James Rodriguez Manchester United transfer: Real Madrid bigwig holds talks

According to the Manchester Evening News , Man United have made a decision to rekindle their interest in the 27-year-old after all but dropping their interest in Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann . "We can say that it is a historic day for everyone at Real Madrid ", said Zinedine Zidane , who thrived as Madrid's player and now has been excelling in his second season as a head coach.


Watch 2017 French Open quarterfinals online

Watch 2017 French Open quarterfinals online

Thiem, who also advanced to the final four at Roland Garros past year, will face nine-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal in the semifinals on Friday. Thiem, who reached the semi-finals previous year when he lost to Djokovic, will face nine-times champion Rafa Nadal next. In a match dubbed "the final before the final", Romanian Simona Halep plays Ukraine's Elina Svitolina .