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Tennis News ‘Not easy to dominate’ – Federer feels for younger generation

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Tennis News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Germany: Roger Federer expressed sympathy for the younger generation of tennis players on Sunday, saying that their successes outside of the Grand Slams were being overlooked. Federer, 37, won the ATP tournament in Halle for a record-stretching 10th time on Sunday, notching up his 102nd career singles title.He was one of two 37-year-olds to be playing in an ATP final on the same day, with veteran Spaniard Feliciano Lopez also in the singles final at Queen’s.ALSO READ | Federer survives scare from Tsonga, enters last eightFederer admitted that the continuing success of older players such as himself, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic had left little elbow room for the younger generation.“As long as me, Rafa and Novak are around it is not going to be easy for a young guy to come up and dominate,” he said.“Maybe it would be good for the sport if they did, I don’t know. People seem to like it as it is.”Yet Federer insisted that the success of players such as Stefanos Tsitsipas, Borna Coric and Karen Khachanov should not be overlooked.Coric, 22, beat Federer in the Halle final last year, while 23-year-old Khachanov broke into the top 10 this year after beating Djokovic in straight sets in the final of the Paris Masters last November.Federer argued that such triumphs were not being given enough recognition, and were being drowned out by the overwhelming focus on the four majors.“I think there is too much focus on the Grand Slams these days which isn’t fair,” said Federer.ALSO READ | Haris’ 89 off 59, Wahab Riaz’s 3/46 help Pakistan crash South Africa’s semis hopes“In my day, it was a huge success to win your first Masters 1000 tournament and break into the top 10.”“Khachanov beat Djokovic in the Paris final as well. It’s not like he beat any old tourist.”  last_img read more

Girls soccer Lakers, Bears see seasons end in Class B sectionals

first_imgShare this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Yet that advantage did not hold as South Jefferson’s Macy Shultz, turned the game around. Shultz’s three consecutive goals for a natural hat trick overcame Tessa Hansknecht’s five saves and ended Cazenovia’s season with an 11-5-1 record.Since it had a turf field, Chittenango did not have the same concerns as Cazenovia and was able to open its sectional tournament last Wednesday night, looking quite impressive as it took out no. 11 seed Phoenix 5-0.These teams had met two weeks earlier, the Bears pulling out a 2-1 decision, but here Chittenango put away the Firebirds early, turning to its potent attack, as it had for most of the season. Emily Moon and Sarah Martin both scored twice, Moon adding an assist. Cavotta helped out with one goal and one assist as Cassidy Kelly turned back all five shots she faced.Now, though, Chittenango would have to go to no. 3 seed Westhill for Saturday’s sectional quarterfinals, trying for a different result one month after a 4-1 loss to the Warriors on that same turf Sept. 24.This one was much closer, eventually going into overtime – but like Cazenovia, Chittenango saw its season conclude as it took a 2-1 defeat to Westhll.They were 0-0 until the second half, when Martin, unassisted, put the Bears on the board. Westhill scored, too, and though both sides had chances to settle it in regulation, neither did.Only in the first of two mandatory 10-minute OT periods did Westhill move ahead for good, having seen Ashley Bolesh and Ciarra Rudnick earn its goals to overcome Kelly’s 12 saves. Warriors goalie Lauren Bendall had nine saves. The Bears finished its season at 14-4. Rains early in the week pushed back the Cazenovia girls soccer team’s appearance in the Section III Class B playoffs because it wanted to have one more true home game at the Sean Googin Sports Complex.Conditions were better by Thursday night, when the no. 8 seed Lakers hosted no. 9 seed South Jefferson, and for a half things went well, but late struggles doomed the Lakers in a 4-2 defeat to the Spartans.Eager to get into post-season action on its home field, Cazenovia grabbed a 2-1 lead in the game’s first 30 minutes. Lily Clonan put the Lakers on the board, assisted by Lili Gavitt, and Ava Gavitt followed with an unassisted goal. Tags: CazenoviaChittenangogirls soccerlast_img read more