ROME, Italy -- Rafael Nadal won the Rome Masters for the eighth time on Sunday when he defeated defending champion Alexander Zverev 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 after a stunning comeback. German second seed Zverev was 3-1 up in the decider before two rain stoppages halted his momentum. Top seed Nadal raced away with the last five games to secure a 32nd Masters title and ensure a return to the world number one spot. The 31-year-old also showed why he will once again be the runaway favourite when Roland Garros begins in a week where he'll be bidding for an 11th French Open title. Zverev, 21, came to the court riding a 13-match win streak which included last weekend's trophy in Madrid. However, by the end of Sunday's rain-hit final, his record against the Spaniard stood at five defeats in five meetings. READ: With Rome title, Nadal back on track entering French Open Nadal was 3-1 down at the first rain break but cut the gap on the resumption. After a further half an hour off court during the second … [Read more...] about News Rain helps Nadal claim stunning eighth Rome Masters title
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ROME, Italy -- Alexander Zverev got his Rome title defense underway at the Italian Open on Wednesday with a straight-sets win over Italy's Matteo Berrettini as the German bids for back-to-back Masters triumphs after success in Madrid. The second seed eased past Berrettini 7-5, 6-2 to join former winners Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic in the third round at the Foro Italico as Austrian Dominic Thiem fell at the first hurdle. "It's not easy to come from Madrid where there's a lot of altitude and it's very fast," said Zverev. "I only had one day to prepare but I adjusted well." READ: French tennis player Alize Cornet cleared of doping charge But sixth seed Thiem crashed out just a week after inflicting a first clay-court defeat on Nadal in over a year in Madrid which cost the Spaniard the world number one ranking. The 24-year-old destroyed his racket in fury as he suffered his first loss to Italian Fabio Fognini in three meetings, sinking 6-4, 1-6, 6-3. For rising German star Zverev it … [Read more...] about News Zverev joins Nadal, Djokovic in Rome third round
ROME, Italy -- Former world number one Novak Djokovic said Monday he felt reassured to be back playing on the familiar red clay of Rome as he dispatched Alexandr Dolgopolov in straight sets in the first round. The 12-time Grand Slam champion, who won the last of his 68 ATP titles at the Canadian Open in 2016, has slipped to 18th in the world, his lowest ranking in 12 years as he struggles with a nightmare elbow injury. But he got off to a comfortable start in his bid for a fifth ATP Italian Open title at the Foro Italico, taking 55 minutes to oust Ukrainian Dolgopolov in the first round. READ: Vinci bids tennis a teary goodbye in Rome "Rome has always been a place where I felt good, where I received a lot of support, where I played well, and had a lot of great results," said Djokovic. "And today's match encourages me and gives me reason to believe that it can be a good week for me. "Obviously I would like to go all the way but, at the same time, looking at my results I have to … [Read more...] about News Djokovic finds his feet on Rome clay after injury nightmare
caption Kimberly Guilfoyle has been a cable TV host and legal analyst since 2004. source Invision Kimberly Guilfoyle, 49, has made a name for herself on Fox News. The former lawyer started appearing as a legal analyst in 2004, and has been a full-time host on the network since 2006. President Donald Trump is a fan, and considered her for the role as White House communications director. Before that, she was once first lady of San Francisco when her first husband was mayor. Frequently appearing on the Manhattan scene over the last decade, Guilfoyle is now rumored to be dating Donald Trump Jr. amid his public divorce from his wife, Vanessa Trump. Here is an inside look at the rise of Guilfoyle: Guilfoyle was born in San Francisco on March 9, 1969. Her father had a career in construction, and raised Guilfoyle and her brother as a single dad after her mom died of leukemia when she was 11. caption Kimberly Guilfoyle at the “Lucky Shops” Benefit. source STRMXA … [Read more...] about The life of Kimberly Guilfoyle: Meet the Fox News star, former prosecutor, and model who’s rumored to be dating Donald Trump Jr.
Few movies have been made about Paul the Apostle who carried Christianity to the known world. Affirm Films, a label of Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions behind the movies "Fireproof," "Facing the Giants," and "Soul Surfer," seeks to remedy that with the movie "Paul, Apostle of Christ" starring James Faulkner as Paul, Jim Caviezel as Luke, and Olivier Martinez as Mauritius Gallas. Focusing on the end of the apostle's life, the film depicts Paul in the middle of a brutal Roman campaign against religion, persecuting all those who share the faith and preach the word of the Lord through the most gruesome methods ever devised. Watch more in iWantv or TFC.tv One part of the movie – a look back on the epiphany on Damascus Road – shows the glory of Paul's conversion, from accuser of the brethren to a missionary that would walk thousands of miles to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ. It is also not an easy film to watch. There are men set on fire, children … [Read more...] about News Gospel in time of impunity: 5 questions with ‘Paul, Apostle of Christ’ director