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Wimbledon, England (SportsNetwork. Adidas Oskar Sundqvist Jersey .com) - World No. 1 Rafael Nadal and Swiss stars Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka were a trio of opening-round winners Tuesday at Wimbledon. The second-seeded Nadal had to come from behind to beat capable Slovak Martin Klizan 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 on the famed Centre Court and corral career match win No. 700. "That means that I had a very long and successful career, so Im happy for that," Nadal said. "But the most important thing for me today more than 700 victories is a victory here in the first round." The 14-time Grand Slam champion Nadal was a first-round loser here a year ago. The reigning French Open champ is now 37-7 lifetime at Wimbledon, where hes a two-time titlist and three-time runner-up. Nadals second-round opponent will be big-serving Czech Lukas Rosol, who shocked the mighty Spaniard in the second round here two years ago. "Hes a very dangerous player, very strong, very powerful shots from the baseline," Nadal said of Rosol. "I have to play very well if I want to have chances to win." The fourth-seeded former world No. 1 Federer improved to 68-8 lifetime at The Championships with a comprehensive 6-1, 6-1, 6-3 handling of Italian Paolo Lorenzi in 1 hour, 33 minutes on the No. 1 Court at the All England Club. Federer broke Lorenzi six times, while the Italian went 0-for-5 on his break chances. Federer and Lorenzi are both 32 years old, but thats where the similarities end. For Lorenzi, the loss extended his winless career Grand Slam record to 0-13. Only one player, Juan-Antonio Marin of Costa Rica, has a worse record, with zero wins and 17 losses. The 17-time Grand Slam king Federer, who titled on grass in Halle two weeks ago, is a seven-time Wimbledon champ and former runner-up. Federers second-round opponent will be Luxembourg left-hander Gilles Muller. The fifth-seeded Wawrinka, meanwhile, avoided another first-round exit at tennis most prestigious event, as the Swiss strongman defeated Portugals Joao Sousa 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 to reach the second round for the first time since 2011. Wawrinka fired 18 aces and dropped only seven points on his first serve in the 1-hour, 35-minute match. The reigning Australian Open champ was stunned by Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in the first round of the French Open last month and suffered opening-round Wimbledon setbacks the previous two years. Up next for Wawrinka will be Taiwans Yen-Hsun Lu. Tenth-seeded Japanese Kei Nishikori, 13th-seeded Frenchman Richard Gasquet, 14th-seeded French star Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, and 15th-seeded Pole Jerzy Janowicz also advanced. Nishikori committed only nine unforced errors in a 6-4, 7-6 (7-5), 7-5 victory over Frances Kenny De Schepper, while Gasquet outlasted game Brit James Duckworth 6-7 (3-7), 6-3, 3-6, 6-0, 6-1 and the two-time Wimbledon semifinalist Tsonga quickly closed out a five-set victory over Austrian Jurgen Melzer. Tsonga was up 5-4 in the deciding set when the match was suspended on Monday because of rain. He completed a 6-1, 3-6, 3-6, 6-2, 6-4 win with a love service game on Day 2. A surprise semifinalist at the AEC last year, the 6-foot-8 Janowicz outlasted Indias Somdev Devvarman, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, on Tuesday. Grass-court-loving Spaniard Feliciano Lopez, seeded 19th, got past Japans Yuichi Sugita 7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (9-7). The veteran left-hander Lopez, whos a three-time Wimbledon quarterfinalist, is now 10-1 on grass this year, including a title in Eastbourne last week and a runner-up finish at The Queens Club in London the week before. Also, 22nd-seeded German Philipp Kohlschreiber doused Dutchman Igor Sijsling 6-4, 6-4, 6-2; 24th-seeded Frenchman Gael Monfils got past Tunisian Malek Jaziri 7-6 (7-5), 7-5, 6-4; Serb Dusan Lajovic took out a 28th-seeded Garcia- Lopez 7-6 (7-5), 6-2, 3-6, 3-6, 6-3; 30th-seeded Spaniard Marcel Granollers snuck past Frenchman Nicolas Mahut 6-4, 7-6 (8-6), 6-7 (7-9), 6-4; and Uzbekistans Denis Istomin dismissed 32nd-seeded Russian Dmitry Tursunov 7-5, 6-4, 3-6, 6-2. Former Wimbledon champ Lleyton Hewitt reached the round of 64 by holding off Pole Michal Przysiezny 6-2, 6-7 (14-16), 6-1, 6-4. The 33-year-old former world No. 1 Hewitt is a two-time Grand Slam winner, including a Wimbledon title in 2002. He should have his hands full with another Pole, the towering Janowicz, on Thursday. Several other men advanced, including Rosol, Muller, Lu, Polish 2013 Wimbledon quarterfinalist Lukasz Kubot, and Americans Denis Kudla, Jack Sock and Sam Querrey. Kudla beat Turkeys Marsel Ilhan 7-6 (7-3), 6-4, 4-6, 7-5, while Sock overcame Frances Pierre-Hugues Herbert 6-7 (5-7), 6-2, 7-6 (7-5), 6-4, and Querrey came back to best fellow American Bradley Klahn 6-7 (5-7), 6-4, 6-1, 7-5. Cheap Blues Jerseys Authentic . Messis 75th-minute goal answered some of the criticism the clubs all-time leading scorer had received for his lacklustre performances in the teams recent losses in the league, Champions League and Copa del Rey final. Wayne Gretzky Jersey . Picard had a goal and two assists to help Canada improve to 2-0 at the tournament. Seven different players scored for the two-time defending champions. "Today all four lines played excellent," said head coach Laura Schuler.ATLANTA -- The Hawks are discovering that strong defence makes winning possible, even against quality opponents, after Al Horfords season-ending injury. Kyle Korver scored 20 points, including four free throws in the final 16 seconds, and Atlanta fought off Houstons late comeback to beat the Rockets 83-80 on Friday night. Paul Millsap also had 20 points for Atlanta, which earned its second straight impressive home win following a victory over Indiana on Wednesday night. The two victories were important following a three-game losing streak and Horfords torn right pectoral muscle in late December. "Its a real good win for us because it really shows we played some good teams and we actually played some good defence," Millsap said. "It started with the defence and if we continue to keep that up, well be fine." James Harden led the Rockets with 25 points. Dwight Howard had 15 points and 11 rebounds. Houston coach Kevin McHale said his players "were just stuck in the mud offensively." Aaron Brooks had 13 points, including a trio of 3-pointers, and Jeremy Lin added 11 for Houston. "I think they took the game in the second half with how hard they played on defence," Lin said. The Hawks overcame Houstons 11-0 run to start the game. The Rockets then battled back from an eight-point deficit with another 11-0 run to regain the lead at 76-73. Korvers 3-pointer tied the game. Following a basket by Harden, DeMarre Carrolls 3-pointer gave Atlanta a 79-78 lead. The Hawks didnt trail again. "I think the group is really starting to trust each other defensively," Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said. "The competitiveness that theyre putting out there, it starts on the defensive end of the court. ... Its just good to see that trust being built up." The strong defensive effort came against one of the highest-scoring teams in the NBA. Entering the game, the Rockets ranked third in the league with their average of 105.8 points. Harden, who had seven assists and five turnovers, was unable to extend his streak of three straight games with at least 37 points. "Guys just couldnt get into a rhythm," he said. "Guys were just sluggish tonight, including myself." It was a disappoointing start to Houstons four-game road trip. Robby Fabbri Jersey. "We talked about it before the game," Harden said. "We just came out flat." With Atlanta leading 79-78, Korver made two free throws to push Atlantas lead to three points. Following a timeout, Harden drove toward the basket and passed to Lin, whose foot was on the 3-point line as he sank a jumper with 6.5 seconds left, cutting the Hawks lead to 81-80. The Rockets quickly fouled Korver, who made both free throws. Houston couldnt get off an attempt at a last-second 3. The Hawks matched their season low for first-half points but trailed only 41-39 at the break. Official reviews confirmed Atlantas first basket and last shot from the field in the half came after the clock expired. Millsaps layup, which initially was approved for a 2-all tie, was disallowed when the review showed it came after the 24-second clock expired. Jeff Teagues layup at the end of the half, which would have tied the game, came after time expired. Korver made 3-pointers on back-to-back possessions midway through the third period for the first tie at 57-all. Millsaps driving basket gave Atlanta its first lead at 61-59, and the Hawks stretched the lead to 73-65 with 8:32 remaining. Mistakes by the Hawks, including a 24-second violation, a missed layup by Pero Antic and a turnover by Millsap, helped the Rockets close the gap. Brooks 3-pointer cut Atlantas lead to 73-72. Harden made two of three free throws with 3:50 remaining to give Houston its first lead of the period at 74-73. Rockets forward Chandler Parsons missed his second straight game with a sore right knee. Ronnie Brewer was the fill-in starter. Korver extended his NBA record of consecutive games with at least one 3-pointer to 106 when he made his first of four 3s with 9:03 left in the first half. NOTES: NBA great Julius Erving had a front-row seat. ... Howard, an Atlanta native, purchased 35 tickets for the game. ... The Hawks 10 first-quarter points set a season low for any quarter and was the low allowed by the Rockets in any quarter. ... Houston C Omer Asik (right thigh, knee) missed his 18th straight game. ... F Greg Smith (sprained right knee) returned and had four points after missing the Rockets previous game. Cheap Arizona Cardinals Jerseys Cheap Cowboys Jerseys Cheap Browns Jerseys Cheap Panthers Jerseys Cheap Packers Jerseys Cheap Jaguars Jerseys Cheap Broncos Jerseys Cheap Texans Jerseys Cheap Colts Jerseys Cheap Chiefs Jerseys Cheap Falcons Jerseys Cheap Ravens Jerseys Cheap Bills Jerseys Cheap Bears Jerseys Cheap Bengals Jerseys ' ' '
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