Nick Kyrgios beats Alexander Zverev to win Acapulco International

first_img Reuters AcapulcoMarch 3, 2019UPDATED: March 3, 2019 11:06 IST Nick Kyrgios defeated Alexander Zverev in straight sets in the final (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSNick Kyrgios stunned German second seed Alexander Zverev 6-3 6-4 in the Acapulco International finalWith the win, Kyrgios improved to 4-3 in career head-to-head meetings against ZverevKyrgios won his fifth career ATP titleAustralian Nick Kyrgios stunned German second seed Alexander Zverev 6-3 6-4 to win the Acapulco International in Mexico on Saturday for his fifth career ATP title.The temperamental Aussie, whose scintillating run to the final included wins over multiple Grand Slam winners Stanislas Wawrinka and Rafael Nadal, played free and focused from the outset and frustrated Zverev with a steady diet of drop shots.Former world number 13 Kyrgios, who has fallen to 72 in the rankings, converted three of his break point opportunities and sealed the win on his first championship point with a massive serve that was too much for world number three Zverev to handle.if you’re loving these drop shots from @NickKyrgios tonight!@AbiertoTelcel pic.twitter.com/0yXWnrG4YzATP Tour (@ATP_Tour) March 3, 2019Kyrgios struck first and emphatically when he broke Zverev at love in the fourth game of the opening set and consolidated the break to go ahead 4-1, triggering a frustrated Zverev to smash his racquet beyond repair on the hard court.THAT is how you save a break pointthe #AMT2019 final now on @TennisTV pic.twitter.com/dd4nT4gbeeATP Tour (@ATP_Tour) March 3, 2019The 23-year-old Australian opened the second set with a break but then looked like he may start to crack when he found himself staring down a break point in the next game and double-faulted, allowing Zverev to draw level at 1-1.But Kyrgios’ nerves held up and he broke again in the fifth game and then held steady the rest of the way as he collected his first tournament win since Brisbane in January 2018.advertisementZverev, competing in only his second tournament of the year after crashing out of the fourth round of the Australian Open, arrived in the final in solid form having not dropped a set all week but had no answer for Kyrgios.With the win, Kyrgios improved to 4-3 in career head-to-head meetings against Zverev.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Nick KyrgiosFollow Alexander ZverevFollow Acapulco International Nick Kyrgios beats Alexander Zverev to win Acapulco InternationalNick Kyrgios stunned second seed Alexander Zverev 6-3 6-4 to win the Acapulco International in Mexico on Saturday for his fifth career ATP title. The temperamental Aussie played free and focused from the outset and frustrated Zverev with a steady diet of drop shots.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

New Zealand: Maritime Union Backs Calls for Shipping Lanes

first_imgzoom The union that represents New Zealand shipping crews is backing calls for mandatory shipping lanes on the New Zealand coast.Maritime Union of New Zealand national secretary Joe Fleetwood says there is real potential for another Rena type grounding.Wellington based marine expert John Riding has detailed many recent near miss incidents by large vessels coming close to grounding on the New Zealand coast and offshore islands and reefs.The Maritime Union is backing his call for shipping lanes to be put in place on the New Zealand coast.Mr Fleetwood says that this is a basic measure to tighten up the maritime industry.He says there is enormous time pressure to maintain shipping schedules and this obviously can conflict with safety best practice.The same pressures are behind New Zealand’s bad health and safety record in many industries that have been deregulated and where profit is put before safety, he says.Mr Fleetwood says that most large vessels on the New Zealand coast are flag of convenience vessels, which increases risks due to lack of regulation in flag states, and in many cases are in poor condition.“The New Zealand coast is an unforgiving environment and we should not wait for another Rena type situation to move on this issue.”Maritime Union of New Zealand, December 20, 2013last_img read more

CTO activates relief fund for Bahamas

Uprooted trees, fallen power lines and debris scattered on road as Hurricane Dorian sweeps through Bahamas. (Photo: Reuters)(CMC) — The Barbados-based Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) today said it had activated its Hurricane Relief Fund which has been established to help countries rebuild after disasters as it expressed “deepest regret and sadness” over the loss of life and damage done to the Bahamas by Category 5 Hurricane Dorian.Bahamas relies heavily on tourism for its foreign exchange and revenue and the storm, which began lashing the country since Sunday, has so far been blamed for five deaths and destruction to a number of buildings mainly on Abacos and Grand Bahama Island.“In the wake of this monstrous storm, we have witnessed the pain of those who lost loved ones, the agony of so many who lost their homes and all their belongings, and the angst of an entire Caribbean concerned for the welfare of the people of these islands,” the CTO said in a statement.It said however, as has been demonstrated so many times in the past, “We have weathered many storms, we are a resilient people who refuse to surrender even in the most difficult of times, and we are confident that the people of the Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama, with the full support of the Islands of the Bahamas and the Caribbean tourism family, will navigate the road to recovery together and emerge stronger.“With the Bahamas being an archipelago with more than 700 islands and cays spread over 100,000 square miles, the greatest impact of Hurricane Dorian is being felt in the northernmost islands of the Abacos and Grand Bahama, while most of the nation has been mostly unaffected,” CTO said, announcing the activation of its relief fund “which has been established to help our people and countries rebuild after disasters”. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGuyana preparing to help hurricane-hit BahamasSeptember 4, 2019In “Environment”Guyanese family from hurricane-ravaged Bahamas returns home todaySeptember 15, 2019In “latest news”GBTI commits $3M towards Bahamas Hurricane ReliefSeptember 4, 2019In “Environment” read more