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#1 by gf1234566 , Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:10 am

World No 1 Novak Djokovic remains on course for a fifth Indian Wells title after a 7-6 (7-5) 6-2 semi-final victory over Rafael Nadal. The Serb came through a keenly contested first set tie-break to find his brilliant best in the second set and see off a Nadal, who showed glimpses of his old Grand Slam winning form. Raonic through to face Djokovic Report as Raonic sees off a dogged David Goffin Djokovic will face Milos Raonic in Sundays final and he will have records in his sights. Victory over the Canadian will give him a 27th Masters Series title, levelling the record currently held by Nadal, while it would also be a fifth Indian Wells crown, taking him clear of Roger Federer (both men claiming the California title on four occasions).The world No 1, who has now won his last six meetings with Nadal, took his time to go through the gears in perfect California conditions and Nadal had his chances in an opening set that saw thrilling tennis and numerous unforced errors. Rafael Nadal was beaten by Novak Djokovic In the 48th meeting between the pair it was the Spaniard that broke in Djokovics first service game to seize the early initiative, but as is his way, the Serb hit back immediately. In amongst some thrilling rallies, Djokovic produced a number of uncharacteristic mistakes which gave Nadal glimmers of hope.However, neither man could find a way through and the first set tie-break produced some of the best tennis of the match, Nadal fighting back from 5-2 down to level at 5-5 before Djokovic clinched the opener.The disappointment of the first set seemed to have drained Nadal and he produced a tired effort in the second set. A succession of sapping games on his own serve eventually took their toll - having held twice in the early exchanges, he was powerless to stop Djokovic finding his range to break in the sixth and eighth games of the match to ease to victory in the end, although the world number one admitted he had to battle for his triumph.I think resilience and hanging in there. Staying tough at the crucial moments, Djokovic told Sky Sports courtside.I had a pretty bad start, a double fault and I handed him the break but I managed to fight my way back instantly in the third game. I had a couple of break points that I maybe could have capitalised on.But Rafa is a great fighter and conditions here are suitable for his style of the game - the top spin is brutal!It wasnt easy to handle that but I fought my way through in the first set and it was decided on one or two points but the second set was much better.Nadal will take plenty of positives from a week that has seen him record a first victory over a top ten player this year (quarter-final win v Kei Nishikori) and display all the battling qualities that have made him a 14-time Grand Slam champion - but it is Djokovic who marches on relentlessly.You can watch Sundays final from Indian Wells live on Sky Sports 3 from 8pm. Also See: Djokovic v Nadal - as it happened Raonic downs Goffin to make final Get a NOW TV pass Video Air Max 270 White Cheap . 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The English Football Association had charged the German right back with violent conduct after retrospectively reviewing video evidence of an incident that was missed by match officials at Craven Cottage on Saturday.Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Devin Booker scored 19 points and top-ranked Kentucky put on a defensive clinic in an 83-44 obliteration of UCLA in the CBS Sports Classic. The Wildcats opened the game on a 24-0 run and allowed just three field goals on 37 shots from the Bruins in the first half en route to building a startling 41-7 lead at the break. The seven points were the lowest total in a half in UCLAs storied history and the fewest Kentucky has permitted in a period since 1943. Thats our good game right there, Wildcats head coach John Calipari remarked. Thats as good we go. UCLA finished a miserable 25.4 percent from the field and 1-of-4 from the foul line, committed 15 turnovers and had 13 shots rejected by the Wildcats suffocating defense. If they continue to play at that level defensively, Im a firm believer theyve got a chance to run this thing out. Theyre that good, UCLA head coach Steve Alford said of Kentucky. Aaron Harrison chipped in 15 points and Andrew Harrison dished out eight assists to help Kentucky (12-0) dominate from start-to-finish in its final test before next Saturdays showdown with No. 4 Louisville. Isaac Hamilton had 14 points and Bryce Alford finished with 13 for UCLA (8-4), though neither scored during the Bruins humiliating opening half. UCLAs dubious performance began with the Bruins misfiring on their first 17 attempts with three early turnovers mixed in, while Kentucky conversely started off red-hot to quickly turn this matchup between two of college basketballs all-time great programs into a laugher. The Wildcats went 6-of-9 from the floor to open the contest, including a pair oof Aaron Harrison 3-pointers that had Kentucky up 16-0 just over 3 1/2 minutes in.dddddddddddd After a temporary cold spell from Kentucky, Booker knocked down a pair of treys in front of a transition dunk that extended the lead to 24-0 with still 12:40 left in the first half. They took our confidence out of us right at the beginning of the game and they put it to us from then on, Bryce Alford said. Kevon Looneys layup 12:17 before intermission finally got the Bruins on the board, but UCLA didnt record its second basket for nearly five more minutes as the Wildcats stretched the margin to 28-2. Kentucky ended the half on a 7-0 run to account for the 41-7 spread, with the Wildcats getting 16 fast-break points and swatting eight shots over the initial 20 minutes. The Bruins were more competitive in the second half but continued to lose ground, with Kentuckys lead swelling to 46 points following a 12-2 spurt highlighted by two more Booker threes. The second preceded Dakari Johnsons dunk off an Aaron Harrison feed that had UCLA down by a whopping 66-20 score with 9:15 to play. Game Notes UCLAs previous record for fewest points in a period was 14 ... Kentucky also allowed seven first-half points in a 61-14 rout over Carnegie Tech on Dec. 28, 1943 ... UCLA guard Norman Powell, averaging 17.4 points per game coming in, was held to two on 1-of-13 shooting ... Kentucky has started a season with 12 consecutive double-digit wins for the first time in school history ... The Wildcats had 20 fast-break points to UCLAs none ... Kentuckys eight national titles are second only to the Bruins 11. ' ' '

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