France’s Pouille upsets Nadal to reach quarters

first_imgtennis SHARE SHARE EMAIL Published on × COMMENTS Young Frenchman Lucas Pouille scored a stunning, five-set upset over 14-times grand slam singles champion Rafa Nadal, winning a climactic tiebreak 8-6 to reach the US Open quarter-finals on Sunday.Displaying poise beyond his years, the 22-year-old Pouille took charge early and led two sets to one, then rebounded after sagging in the fourth set to win 6-1 2-6 6-4 3-6 7-6(6) in a four-hour struggle against the fourth seed.Playing his third consecutive five-set match, 24th seed Pouille, still looking for his first ATP Tour title, showed that his quarter-final advance earlier this season at Wimbledon was no fluke.“It’s my first match on the centre court, against Rafa,” Pouille said in an on-court interview after dropping flat on his back in celebration after his forehand winner ended the marathon on his fourth match point.“I couldn’t dream better than this.”The see-saw battle carried all the way into the fifth-set tiebreak, reached after Pouille answered Nadal’s opening game service break with one of his own in the eighth game.In the tension-packed decider, the Frenchman rushed out to a 4-1 lead. Double US Open winner Nadal drew within 4-3 but a forehand winner by Pouille made it 6-3 for triple match point.Nadal, who has made an extraordinary comeback from a wrist injury that forced him to retire before his third-round match at Roland Garros and withdraw from Wimbledon, fought them all off to make it 6-6.The Spaniard looked poised to reach match point himself when he came in on a short ball and looked set to unleash a winner, but his forehand found the net and Pouille made no such mistake on his big swing that finished the match.“I learned that it’s never over until the last point,” said Pouille. “I was a break down in the fifth, I came back and led 6-3 in the tiebreak and he came back. Yeah, it’s never done until the last point is over.”Said Nadal: “I fight until the end, until the last ball. Was a very close match. I congratulate my opponent, he played with better decisions than me the last couple of points.Nadal said Pouille has a very bright future.“He’s a player that has all the shots. He’s a potential top 10 and good fight for the big things the next couple of years, if he’s able to keep playing well, keep improving.”Pouille will play 10th-seeded compatriot Gael Monfils in the last eight.Monfils advanced with a 6-3 6-2 6-3 victory winner against unseeded Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus, and has yet to lose a set in the tournament. September 05, 2016 COMMENT nad SHARE nadlast_img read more

Yacolt council is ready to add 2 new members

first_imgThe Yacolt Town Council plans to interview, select and swear in two new members at its meeting tonight.The mayor and three members currently on the council will interview seven applicants to fill the vacant No. 1 and No. 5 seats on the five-member council.Position No. 1 was previously held by Cindy Marbut, who was hired as the town’s clerk/treasurer. Position No. 5 was held by Ron Madler, who died recently.The town accepted applications through Jan. 31 to fill the vacancies. The seven candidates for the seats are all residents of Yacolt, have lived in the town for at least one year and are registered voters, Marbut said.The council will interview each candidate for 15 minutes. The council will then adjourn to executive session to discuss the candidates before returning to the public meeting to announce its selection for Position No. 1. Marbut will then administer the new council member the oath of office.The council will repeat the process to select a person for the other position.The terms for both positions are set to expire this year, so the seats will be on the November ballot, as will the mayor’s position.last_img read more

Santos Paudel and 4 others from Lele Village  T

first_imgSantos Paudel and 4 others (from Lele Village):  Thank you so much on behalf of My family and all people of Lele Village, to Hon. Ek Nath Dhakal, Member of Parliament, President of Nepal Family Party, Rev. Santos Paudel, President of FFWPU-Nepal, Hon. Milan Rajbanshi, Member of Parliament, Mr. Prakash Babu Thapa, President of YFWP- Nepal, Mr. Binod Dangi, Secretary General of Nepal Family Party and UPF-Nepal, Mr. Richell Jalipa, International Lecturer and all the staff of the program for giving unconditional love.last_img read more