Rafael Nadal won his 50th consecutive set on clay on Thursday to break John McEnroe's 34-year record and beat Diego Schwartzman at the Madrid Open. Nadal hadn't lost a single set on clay since falling to Thiem at the Rome Open quarterfinals one year ago.
Spain's Rafael Nadal congratulates Austria's Dominic Thiem after their ATP Madrid Open quarter-final tennis match at the Caja Magica in Madrid on May 11, 2018.
Nadal's exit means Roger Federer will reclaim the number one spot when the revised ATP rankings are released on Monday.
"I haven't been good enough today", Nadal told reporters. "I'm just feeling week very good on the court, and everything is working so far".
Nadal went into the contest having won 50 successive sets on the red dirt since his loss to Thiem at the Internazionali d'Italia last May.
"Obviously, two weeks ago in Monte-Carlo, he killed me love and two".
Emergency alert system to be tested in Nova Scotia Wednesday
In Manitoba, Bell MTS and other service providers sent messages to customers this week giving them a heads-up about today's test. The public alert system was tested in Ontario and Quebec on Monday and experienced what were described as "serious glitches".
Thiem was also last player to take a set off Nadal on the surface when he beat the 31-year-old, a 10-time French Open victor, at the Italian Open in May 2017.
However, in their ninth career clash, Thiem put Nadal under pressure nearly from the start on Friday and broke for a 4-3 lead in the first set.
A couple of mistimed forehands from Nadal handed Thiem an early 3-1 advantage in the second set but the defending champion fought back to draw level after six games.
The Austrian, seeded fifth for the Madrid Open and considered one of the best clay-court players on the tour, will face sixth seed Kevin Anderson of South Africa in the last four.
"If you want to beat him, especially on clay, you have to do something special. To beat Rafa on clay you have to have a special day". But I think a very important thing also was today that I went in with the attitude that I can beat him. Dutchwoman Kiki Bertens continued her remarkable run at the Madrid Open by thrashing French seventh seed Caroline Garcia on Friday to reach the final.
On the rumoured meeting, Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas said last week: "I do not know where this came from". The basis is obviously good because if we win against Brighton we are in the Champions League.
Her mom, Mercedes, died of leukemia when Guilfoyle was eleven. "I think it'd be a fascinating job", Guilfoyle said at the time. The report also claims the two had a late dinner at Harry Cipriani on Fifth Avenue following the party.
Barty, 22, was ultimately let down by her groundstrokes in crucial stages of the decider, finishing with 54 unforced errors . Meanwhile, second-seed Caroline Wozniacki was taken to three sets by Ashleigh Barty but eventually prevailed 6-2, 4-6, 6-4.
Google said this will help save time - it can suggest phrases based on context, like "Have a great weekend!" on a Friday. It's basically like real-time auto-complete for entire emails, with Gmail serving up suggestions as you type.
The rocket is built to re-fly up to 10 times with minimal refurbishment, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk told reporters ahead of the launch. A new version of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket that could eventually take astronauts to space took flight for the first time Friday.
And the crackdown has been interpreted as part of a broader push by the United States to stifle China's tech ambition. A US delegation traveled to Beijing last week to discuss the brewing trade conflict with their Chinese counterparts.
The Instagram account below shared a photo that made it seem as though Cardi was still hating on Nicki . Minaj later admitted in an interview that she wasn't happy with how she turned out as the bad guy.
Avenatti claimed that Vekselberg may have provided funds that "replenished the account" following Cohen's payments to Daniels. The name of Andrew Intrater , the CEO of Columbus Nova and the cousin of Vekselberg, comes up repeatedly in the litigation.
Police also said the girl's mother was on the phone with her when she was " brutally attacked " after arriving home from school. Sister-in-law Nichole Newman Cannon wrote: 'I will always remember the amusing jokes at the times I needed my head lifted up.
Insensitive Comments About Senator Jon McCain
Sadler, who in charge of surrogate communications, apologized to Meghan McCain for her remark , Fox News reported Friday. I believe the Senate should exercise its duty of advice and consent and reject this nomination".
NBC Cleared in Matt Lauer Harassment Investigation
Lauer admitted to the allegation in an interview with NBC's legal and human-resources staff on November 28, the report said. The report countered a claim by former " Today " anchor Ann Curry , who said she reported Lauer's misconduct in 2012.
Buhari On A Four-Day UK Trip To See His Doctor
Buhari said he will be away for four days and plans to be back in Nigeria's capital of Abuja on Saturday, May 12. The last time he was in London was for a stopover whiles returning from an official visit to the White House.
Manchester United agree deal for Lazio star Sergej Savic
Milinkovic-Savic has made 46 appearances for Lazio so far this season, scoring 13 goals and assisting a further nine strikes. Manchester United have reportedly agreed a fee of £80m with Lazio for the signing of midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.
Secretary-General Strongly Condemns Attack in Nigeria
The bloody attack by bandits took place in Gwaska Community in Birnin-Gwari Local Government of Kaduna State at the weekend. Birnin-Gwari has recorded several attacks by armed bandits alleged to be cattle thieves and other criminal gangs this year.
Buhari Jets Off To The UK For Medical Trip
But he expressed hope that the president would "be back in the country on Saturday by the grace of God". Buhari however spent 51 days following medical advice to run some recommended tests by his doctors.