by on February 11, 2018

LONDON -- Everything is falling into place for Novak Djokovic at the World Tour Finals, which will make a welcome change, given some of his tribulations the past six months. Nike Run Shoes Online .On Thursday, we will be spared a potential second-round clash between the Serb and Gael Monfils, who withdrew from the Tour Finals because of a rib injury he picked up last month in Stockholm.Monfils rope-a-dope tactics infuriated those inside Arthur Ashe Stadium and beguiled Djokovic in their US Open semifinal clash just a couple months ago. No one is probably happier to see Monfils exit the tournament than Djokovic, who won that match in four difficult sets.?You know, you work so hard for this moment, then [to] not be able [to] play your best is a huge deception for me, Monfils said in a news conference Wednesday. To not be able to finish it, I attempted to play in two matches. I have a couple of stuff I wanted to show. Im disappointed.One mans loss is anothers gain, though, and now alternate David Goffins trip to London wont be as just a tourist.There will be pride on the line in Thursdays afternoon session. Like all the original members of Group Ivan Lendl, Goffin has never beaten Djokovic. His losing streak stands at four, including a semifinal loss earlier this year in Miami.With a 2-0 record this week, Djokovic is already guaranteed a place in the semifinals as the group winner; little else will be at stake when the Belgian takes on the world No. 2.It is another boost for the 12-time Grand Slam champion, who is seeking a fifth consecutive title here and sixth overall. A championship would guarantee him the year-end No. 1 ranking for the fifth time in six years. Last Monday,?Andy Murray ended Djokovics 122-week reign at the top.Unlike Murray, who faces a tough battle against Stan Wawrinka?on Friday to potentially secure his place in the last four, Djokovic can put his feet up with an extra days rest.It could mean another trip to one of Londons green spots with his family.?Well, Hyde Park is one of the nicest parks there is in this city, Djokovic said of a venture outside earlier this week. Because of its vastness, I guess you have so many different contents: the lake, nature, different amusement for adults and for children. My son is here. Obviously, I try to dedicate my time daily to him, at least in the morning.We take a stride. We play with the ducks and swans, ball, playground. It keeps me relaxed. It keeps me grounded as well. I get to spend time with my family and him, quality time. Its very important.Djokovic just needs to better Murray this week, which has become a more conceivable prospect as the week has progressed. The Scot might be on a 21-match win streak (including four titles), but he faces a nightmare run of three matches in three days, should he make it to the final.Playing a 3-hour, 20-minute marathon against Kei Nishikori?on Wednesday did not help his cause. Murray needed an ice bath after that grueling, three-set win.Although Djokovic doesnt have much on the line Thursday, Milos Raonic and Dominic Thiem will compete in a straight shootout in the evening session, with the winner awarded second place -- and the coveted semifinal spot -- in the group.Hes playing well, Raonic said of the 23-year-old Austrian. Hes been doing stuff well throughout this whole year. Just like myself, he played extremely well at the beginning of the year. Hasnt necessarily played his best tennis since.Fortunately for me, I hope it works out that way. This is one of my best surfaces. I dont know if indoor hard courts is necessarily his. So hopefully I can take time away from him and play on my terms and have him react to the things I put forward and try to push him around.As the home stretch of this years ATP World Tour Finals approaches, the players are feeling the building pressure to win or go home. Everyone except Djokovic, that is. Cheap Roshe one Online . Scott won the Australian PGA last week in his first event in Australia since winning the U.S. Masters in April. American Matt Kuchar, ahead by two strokes with four to play and even with Scott with one to go, double-bogeyed the 18th after taking two shots to get out of a bunker. Cheap Roshe Run . Los Angeles star goalie survived those perilous gymnastics with no problem, and he eventually backstopped the Kings to a skid-snapping win. Quick stopped 27 shots in his return from a 24-game injury absence, Jeff Carter scored the tiebreaking goal with 7:55 to play, and the Kings snapped their five-game losing streak with a 3-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night. .1 million pounds ($61.2 million) on Saturday, giving the beleaguered English Premier League champions a major lift. Jimmy Bartel will again be rested by Geelong for Sundays AFL clash against the Brisbane Lions.It is the second time in six weeks Bartel has been managed by coach Chris Scott, who also spared the veteran midfielder their round 17 trip to Fremantle.Andrew Mackie, who was similarly rested for last weeks win over Richmond, comes in as Bartels replacementWe just think thats prudent management. Were really confident that will benefit Andrew Mackie this week and weve got the same confidence with Jimmy, Scott told reporters on Friday.The Cats will also take a cautious approach with Daniel Menzel and Nakia Cockatoo, who will stay in Geelong as they continue to recover from injuries.Menzel hasnt played since picking up a groin strain against Essendon in round 19 while CCockatoo missed the Tigers match with knee soreness.ddddddddddddScott said Menzel is probably fit enough to play this week but warned the Cats wouldnt be taking unnecessary risks with him or any of their other senior players, with the finals only two weeks away.Our ambition is to get him in the best shape for the finals, he said.Playing next weeks an important part of that but if he doesnt play it doesnt preclude him from being in good shape.George Horlin-Smith has also been added Geelongs extended travelling squad, which will be trimmed down later on Friday but Scott said it was unlikely the midfielder would play against Brisbane. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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