The win gave del Potro his third title of the year and moved him up to fifth spot in the race to London while Raonic is 10th in the qualification race for next month’s tournament involving the top eight players of the world. Raonic, 22, who finished runner-up to Kei Nishikori last year, fired 17 aces and was untroubled in his service games before a crucial double fault in the first-set tie-breaker put del Potro ahead. The Argentine got his first break point opportunity in the 11th game in the second set and managed to convert the third to go 6-5 up before holding on in the next game to win in an hour and 43 minutes. “I played really well in the last two games of the match, returning all of his first serves,” del Potro told reporters. “It was a fantastic week for me as I played better and better with each match. “In the tie-break, he hit a double fault in the most important part of the match and then my chance came, which I knew I had to take. “I did what I could to win. When he serves well and hits aces, it means I have to be aggressive on serve. I threw in drop shots and came to the net to mix up my game.” Del Potro hit seven aces and had to save three break points in the first set against the Canadian, who had won their only meeting in Montreal in August. “I created opportunities and barring a double fault and a few points I could not have done much better,” Raonic rued. (Reporting by Sudipto Ganguly in Mumbai; editing by Amlan Chakraborty) Sports & Recreation COMMENTARY | The injuries continue to pile up for the Green Bay Packers, and Clay Matthews just became a repeat victim. Yahoo Contributor Network DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Fred Couples, the coolest guy in golf, never really looked that way until he stood on the edge of the 18th fairway Sunday and saw everything going his way.
London cabs to make their way Down Under
File picture: Rui Vieira/PA Wire Monday, October 7, 2013 12:32 AM The famous London cab is to make an appearance in Australia, but not in the traditional black. Print To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in. The London Taxi Company has exported a test sample of 98 TX4 taxis – in white – to the Western Australian city of Perth where they will under go trials over the next few weeks. It has been thought fit to paint the cabs white to take account of the perpetual Perth sunshine. If the trial goes well more cabs will be ordered, with the Australian state of Victoria expected to be the next area to take the UK taxis. The export order is one of the first to be fulfilled since the relaunch of production by the London Taxi Company at its factory in Coventry last month. The companys chief executive Evan Simeon said: The response has been phenomenal. We couldnt have asked for a better welcome. One Perth operator who purchased a fleet of the 50 bright, white used TX4s has already had a stampede of drivers who want to be the first ones to buy a cab and partake in the trial. Weve had a lot of positive interest from ex-pats, both prospective customers and drivers; what has been especially gratifying are the offers from ex-pat London Taxi drivers who not only want to buy one, but have also offered their services to train our Australian drivers on everything from the service to vehicle operation.
Littlepage: London staying put
Photo/The Daily Progress/Andrew Shurtleff Posted: Sunday, October 6, 2013 11:30 pm | Updated: 11:50 pm, Sun Oct 6, 2013. by Jerry Ratcliffe Virginia football coach Mike London received a strong vote of confidence from his boss on Sunday, less than 24 hours after the Cavaliers poor showing in a 48-27 home loss to Ball State. Favored by a touchdown, Virginia lost a 17-7 lead in the game to the 5-1 unranked Cardinals. Afterward, London described the outcome as embarrassing. In the wake of the collapse, dropping his Cavaliers to 2-3 on the season, scores of frustrated fans were calling for Londons job. Craig Littlepage, UVas longtime director of athletics, said Sunday that Londons job is not in jeopardy and asked fans to be patient as the football program attempts to rebuild. Uncertainty can be a distraction and erodes confidence, Littlepage said about his decision to squelch any rumors about Londons job status. I dont want for there to be uncertainty about our coach. Mike London is our head coach and he has my full support in our efforts to build this football program, Littlepage said. This is sometimes a longer and more difficult process than we want and will have ups and downs, but I know Mike is the right guy. London is in his fourth season as UVas head coach and owns a record of 18-24 to this point, including an 8-5 mark and a bowl appearance in 2011. Following a setback during last seasons 4-8 campaign, London made several staff changes to begin a rebuilding process, bringing in three new coordinators and veteran former head coach Tom OBrien. Littlepage pointed out that with new coordinators and new systems in place to build the program for the future, that such a transition doesnt usually show progress overnight.