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O’Shea well aware of Deise strength.

first_imgWaterford provide the opposition with Derek McGrath’s side unbeaten this year.Tipp manager Eamon O’Shea admits the Deise are the form team having failed to beat them in the three meetings between the sides this year.However O’Shea says the Premier are looking forward to the game. Throw-in is at 4 o’clock on Sunday afternoon with live coverage here on Tipp FM in association with Mulcahy Car Sales, Ardcroney, Nenagh.last_img

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French Open 2019: Novak Djokovic reaches quarterfinals for 10th straight year

first_imgIn cooler conditions than his straight-sets third-round victory over qualifier Salvatore Caruso — which the top seed acknowledged was tougher than expected — Djokovic dismantled Struff to advance in just an hour and 33 minutes.Struff, who required over four hours to see off Borna Coric in his previous match, started positively but was helpless when Djokovic quickly shifted gears and raced to an impressive triumph.History made.@DjokerNole now becomes the first man to reach 10 consecutive quarter-finals at Roland-Garros. #RG19 pic.twitter.com/2D25BHB5nW— Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) June 3, 2019The world’s top-ranked player was required to defend stoically from the start and the big-serving German displayed his power as he staved off a break point to hold for 1-1.A tremendous backhand beat an advancing Struff to set up a chance to break and Djokovic battered his way through to take it, finishing with an overhead smash after seeing a string of groundstrokes come back.Djokovic moved a set and two breaks up as he reeled off the first four games of the second — a highlight coming when he looked to send the ball down the line and instead played it behind Struff as the world No. 45 moved across to close the opening.The 15-time major winner faced little resistance in serving out the set and the writing was on the wall when he again beat the Struff serve to start the third.Djokovic sent a blistering, swerving forehand into the corner to increase his advantage, while a magnificent drop shot from the baseline preceded him consolidating with a hold.to 15.Struff had a break point when Djokovic looked to close out the match but netted a backhand and the top seed took the next two points to put it to bed.STATISTICAL BREAKDOWNNovak Djokovic [1] bt Jan-Lennard Struff 6-3 6-2 6-2WINNERS/UNFORCED ERRORSDjokovic – 31/12Struff – 20/19ACES/DOUBLE FAULTSDjokovic – 6/3Struff – 4/3BREAK POINTS WONDjokovic – 5/7Struff – 0/1 PARIS — Novak Djokovic became the first man to reach the French Open quarterfinals in 10 straight years by convincingly beating Jan-Lennard Struff 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 on Monday.The 2016 champion was at his ruthless best on Court Philippe-Chatrier as he surpassed Roger Federer’s nine straight quarterfinal appearances at Roland Garros set from 2005-13. FIRST SERVE PERCENTAGEDjokovic – 62Struff – 51PERCENTAGE OF POINTS WON ON FIRST/SECOND SERVEDjokovic – 86/69Struff – 72/41TOTAL POINTSDjokovic – 85Struff – 54last_img read more

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