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theres a lot of support out there for my family 5 months 6 days ago #1372

ACAPULCO, Mexico -- David Ferrer and Andy Murray, the top two seeded players in the Mexican Open, advanced to the second round on Tuesday while American and third-seeded John Isner became the first major casualty of the tournament, losing 7-6 (4) 7-6 (5) to Croatias Ivo Karlovic. Ferrer, the favourite in Acapulco, had a convincing 6-2, 6-3 victory over Kazakh Mikhail Kukushkin while Murray overcame a sluggish start and claimed a 3-6, 6-1, 6-2 win over Pablo Andujar, from Spain. "I had a difficult start, it was 10 minutes in the match and I was down 5-0, but I started to play more aggressively to get the win and hopefully I can have a good week here", Murray said. "The first set was extremely challenging, he was dictating the points, but later on he was getting tired and put the pressure on him". Murray, who played for the first time ever in Latin America, lost his first three service games and fell into a 5-0 hole, but came back strongly to set up a match against Joao Sousa of Portugal. "I played Joao once in Australia, he was new on the tour then and he has improved. Hes playing good tennis, hes good on clay and on hard courts", added Murray. "He plays similar to Pablo, hopefully I can play aggressively from the start." In the round-of-16, Ferrer, who is trying to win on Mexican soil for the fourth time in his career, will play Spanish compatriot Feliciano Lopez. "I..m not thinking about the final, Im only in the second round", Ferrer said. "Now Im only thinking about playing my best tennis against Feliciano Lopez, he..s a good player I need to give my best to beat him". Ferrer, who now has a 4-0 record against Kukushkin, is coming off an impressive run in the past two weeks of the ATP tour, winning the Buenos Aires tournament and reaching the semifinals in Rio de Janeiro last week. "Playing in Buenos Aires was not in my plans", said Ferrer who replaced his countryman Rafael Nadal in Argentina. "Im tired, but I will not be making any excuses, I need to take a rest now and get well for the rest of the tournament". Earlier, Karlovic served 15 aces to Isner fired eight in a match between two of the games biggest servers. "Im very disappointed," a visibly upset Isner said after the match. "I wanted to do well in here, is a good surface for me, but I played against a guy who played well against me". The 2.11-meter (6-foot-11) Karlovic now has a 3-2 career record against the 2.08-meter (6-foot-10) Isner, whos ranked 13th in the world. Sousa of Portugal came back to defeat Frenchman Adrian Mannarino 1-6, 6-2, 6-2. South Africas Kevin Anderson downed Stephane Robert of France 6-2, 7-6 (7) and will next play Americas Sam Querrey. Also, Alexandr Dolgopolov, from the Ukraine, beat Canadas Vasek Pospisil 6-2, 6-2 and seventh-seeded Ernests Gulbis had a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Taiwans Yen-Hsun Lu. Latvias Gulbis won his fifth career title last week in Marsella. On the womens side of the combined ATP-WTA tournament, top-seeded Dominika Cibulkova had a 6-3, 6-4 win over Urszula Radwanska, from Poland, Eugenie Bouchard eliminated Shahar Peer from Israel 6-2, 6-2, American Victoria Duval had a 6-2, 6-4 win over Czech Iveta Melzer and Estonian Kai Kanepi prevailed 6-1, 3-6, 6-2 against Jana Cepelova, from Slovakia. Cameron Sutton Jersey . "Right now were kind of looking at him at the end of the rotation right now," said pitching coach Pete Walker. "Not indicative of how hes doing or how hes feeling. Its just, it seems like the spot we want him right now. Jordan Berry Jersey . Rinehart joins safety Darrell Stuckey and linebacker Donald Butler as potential unrestricted free agents who are remaining with the team. www.footballsteelerstore.us/Black-Friday-Mike-Webster-Jersey/. - Steve Stricker usually doesnt show up at a tournament on Sunday. Tyson Alualu Jersey . Calgary finished atop the CFL standings with a 14-4 record and earned the right to host the West Division final at McMahon Stadium on Nov. Justin Hunter Jersey . PETERSBURG, Fla.LAKE FOREST, Ill. - After his defence allowed more than 50 points for the second consecutive game, Chicago Bears co-ordinator Mel Tucker says the pressure he feels comes from some place other than disgruntled fans.I dont feel any pressure other than what I put on myself, and thats a lot of pressure, Tucker said.Tuckers defence has dropped to 26th in the league and 28th against the pass heading into Sundays home game against Minnesota. Last Sundays 55-14 blowout loss in Green Bay came on the heels of a 51-23 loss at New England, making the Bears the first team to allow 50 points or more back to back since the 1923 Rochester Jeffersons.The struggles of quarterback Jay Cutler and the offence are often the focus of critics in Chicago. But a defence that used to be the backbone of the franchise is bordering on laughingstock status. Coach Marc Trestman said this week he is planning no staff changes, and Tucker said hes not receiving specific pressure from his boss.I just feel pressure to coach the best that I can, he said. Thats the pressure I put on myself. Ive never been anywhere where there wasnt pressure to win and there wasnt pressure to play well.The Bears have been outscored in the first half of the last three games 94-7, including 42-0 Sunday that was a franchise record for points allowed in a half.Obviously we were not prepared enough and our effort and everything we do needs to be better, Tucker said. There is nothing that was good enough and regardless if we thought we were ready going into the game, obviously we need to make sure we are even more ready going into this next game.Chicagos defence finished 30th in the league and last against the run in 2013 under Tucker, but Trestman stood behind him. Tucker is now in his second year as defensive co-ordinator after doing the same job for four years in Jacksonville.Players are defending Tucker.I do believe in the system, veteran Bears linebacker Lance Briggs said. And I believe in the guys that are in that (locker) room, that we all have in the roomm.dddddddddddd And when I say those guys, it means my teammates and my coaches.Briggs admitted the confidence level of the team could be better, although he said it doesnt have to stay that way.The confidence level? Shoot. Ive never been in a situation like this and the last year, he said. As tough as it is, today is definitely better than yesterday and you could say the same about the day before. And really, at this point, its every one day at a time and its one play at a time. And its one practice at a time.Players acknowledge hearing the criticism about their coaches and the team, but try to forget it.It would be the most stressful life in the world, defensive end Jared Allen said. Goodness, wed be king one day, wed be dead the next. We have to focus on what we know and we know football.Even family members are catching heat these days. Trestman said his two daughters have become targets for what he calls Twitter terrorists.No. 1, thats a personal issue, he said. Thats a family issue and well work through that. The thing that that brings up is that theres another side of the coin and theres a lot of support out there for my family and for what were going through during this adversity. I try to find the glass loaded up with good things, too.After starting the season with high expectations, the team is wondering what kind of reception they will get Sunday in their first home game since Oct. 19. Chicago (3-6) is at the bottom of the NFC North, one game behind the Vikings (4-5).I understand the impatience from the fans, Briggs said. Obviously this city deserves better. We deserve better. We deserve better for ourselves.Notes: Tight end Martellus Bennett (ribs), cornerback Tim Jennings (knee), wide receiver Brandon Marshall (ankle) and tackle Jordan Mills (ribs) all missed Wednesdays practice. ... The team signed former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver B.J. Cunningham and guard Antoine McClain to the practice squad. McClain has spent time with Baltimore, Oakland, Buffalo and New Orleans. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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