Edmund upsets US Open finalist Anderson in five-setter

first_imgScottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “My first overall thought — personal satisfaction, the hours you put in, training, so many things like that. Those type of results make it.”Anderson is one of the biggest servers on the ATP Tour and cranked up a total of 35 aces with a 67 percent first serve, yet Edmund broke him four times. “Kevin just serves himself out of trouble so much. Very difficult to read it,’ Edmund said.“So when you get a racquet on the ball, it really has to go in the court. I thought I did a pretty good job.”It is only the second time he has reached the second round in Melbourne, while South African Anderson, who lost the 2017 Flushing Meadows final to Rafael Nadal, had made the round of 16 in Australia three times.ADVERTISEMENT FILE – Britain’s Kyle Edmund celebrates winning a point against Russia’ Evgeny Donskoy during their first round match at the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Indoor tennis tournament on October 31, 2017 in Paris. / AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMONBritain’s Kyle Edmund eliminated US Open finalist Kevin Anderson in his biggest win at a Grand Slam at the Australian Open on Monday.The 49th-ranked Edmund, the only British man in the main draw after five-times finalist Andy Murray’s injury withdrawal, toughed out a 6-7 (4/7), 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 win in almost four hours. ADVERTISEMENT It reversed his loss to the 11th seeded Anderson over five sets in the third round at last year’s French Open.Edmund’s previous best result at a Slam was his defeat of No.15 Richard Gasquet in the first round at the 2016 US Open. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“Really good result for me. It was great to win at the end like that,” he said.“So many positive reasons. Just getting through a tough match like that. Also a quality player. Had a good year last year, started the year this year really well. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ The victory set Edmund up with an encounter with Uzbek journeyman Denis Istomin.“You know what you’re going to get with him. He’s going to bring out a level that’s going to be tough to beat because he’s that solid player,” Edmund said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Ateneo’s Kai Sotto top high school player in week 1 of NBTC 24 View commentslast_img read more

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PACKIE REVEALS HIS FAMILY’S CANCER BATTLE DRIVES HIM ON

first_imgPackie Bonner has revealed how his own family’s battle with cancer has driven him to meet the disease head-on.Packie BonnerThe Donegal soccer legend is backing the Irish Cancer Society’s latest book ‘Man to Man – Irish Stories of Hope in Prostrate Cancer.’The big Keadue man revealed that two of his sisters have been struck down with the disease. “I’ve had two sisters affected, one had breast cancer, one had ovarian cancer and both of them, thank God, are over it and are doing okay.“Cathy, one of my sisters, had cancer in her neck when she was a young girl and later had breast cancer – she went through chemotherapy and she’s over it.“Being around people with cancer is pretty harrowing and you need to help people out.“I’m delighted to be part of promoting this and getting it out there,” he said. Packie said he is particularly delighted that the book is aimed at helping men recognise the dangers signs of prostrate cancer.“We’re trying to promote that men come out and speak to each other about it, that is embedded in the book.“When I was reading it, I was trying to get into their minds, I was forced to get into their minds and ask “if this happened to me what would I do?”“For instance, 70 per cent of women use helplines, but only 30 per cent of men do,” he added. PACKIE REVEALS HIS FAMILY’S CANCER BATTLE DRIVES HIM ON was last modified: June 9th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:cancerdonegalPackie Bonnerlast_img read more

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