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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Thursday, August 8, 2013
MONTREAL---Andy Murray made a
successful return in his first match
since winning at Wimbledon, beating
Spain s Marcel Granollers 6-4, 7-6 (2)
yesterday in the second round of the
The second-seeded Murray, a two-
time Rogers Cup champion, won his
13th straight match, including his vic-
tories at London and Wimbledon,
where the Scot became the first male
British champion in 77 years.
"I was pretty nervous beforehand ---
that was a good sign," Murray said.
"I m pretty ready to move forward and
not think too much about Wimbledon
and concentrate on the US Open.
"I think in some ways, it s nice. I ll
probably never feel that same pressure
again. That s why I was nervous today.
That s why I m really happy. It wasn t
my best tennis, but the nerves were
there and that s a good sign."
Murray will face Latvia s Ernests Gul-
bis, a 6-3, 1-6, 6-1 winner over Italy s
Rafael Nadal also opened with a vic-
tory, routing Canada s Jesse Levine 6-
2, 6-0. Also a two-time Rogers Cup
winner, the fourth-seeded Spanish star
was playing for the first time since a
first-round loss at Wimbledon.
Also, fifth-seeded Tomas Berdych of
the Czech Republic beat Ukraine s
Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-3, 6-4; France s
Benoit Paire topped eighth-seeded
Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland 6-
2, 7-6 (2); and Marinko Matosevic had
a 5-0 lead with tenth-seeded Tommy
Haas of Germany retired. (AP)
champions PSV Eindhoven and
Celtic both advanced to the play-
off round for the Champions
League yesterday, as the last
matches of the third qualifying
round were decided.
PSV beat Zulte Waregem of
Belgium 3-0 away to wrap up a
5-0 aggregate win, while Celtic
held Swedish champion to a 0-
0 draw in Boras to protect its 1-
0 advantage from the first leg.
Zenit St Petersburg, Austra
Vienna and Dinamo Zagreb were
also among the eight teams
The draw for the playoff round
will be held tomorrow, with Arse-
nal and AC Milan among the
teams to enter the competition
at that stage.
The 10 playoff winners join 22
elite teams already qualified for
the lucrative group stage. That
draw is made August 29 in Mona-
athletes representative and
marathon world record holder
Paula Radcliffe says Istanbul
should not be awarded the 2020
Olympics because the slew of
recent Turkish doping scandals
amount to abuse of teenagers.
Radcliffe, a member of the
IAAF athletes commission, said
yesterday that the flurry of recent
doping suspensions undermined
Turkey s credibility but insisted
she could not back Madrid either
because of doping issues in
Spain. Tokyo is the other can-
Radcliffe said ahead of the
world championships opening
Saturday that "in Turkey s case,
I would say that is abusing some
of those athletes who are 16, 17
years old" and that "I don t
believe they (the teenagers) had
a whole lot of choice."
The Turkish federation
announced this week that 31 ath-
letes, including two teenagers,
have been suspended for two
years each. (AP)
NEW YORK---New York City
police are investigating swastikas
and hate speech scrawled on a
statue of famed black baseball
player Jackie Robinson and a
teammate outside Brooklyn s
minor league baseball stadium.
The words "Heil Hitler," an
expletive and racist epithets were
scrawled on the statue in black
marker and workers later covered
up the vandalism.
Robinson was the first African-
American to play in Major League
A manager at MCU Park
noticed the defacement yesterday
at about 8.30 am. Now, police are
investigating it as a hate crime and
are hunting for video evidence.
The statue is of Robinson and
his Brooklyn Dodgers teammate
Pee Wee Reese.
MCU Park in Coney Island is
the stadium for the Brooklyn
Cyclones, an affiliate of Major
League Baseball s New York Mets.
Andy Murray, from Great Britain, runs for the ball against Marcel Granollers, from
Spain, during the Rogers Cup tournament in Montreal yesterday. AP PHOTO
win in Montreal
PSV, Celtic advance in
Champions League qualifying
Radcliffe warns Turkey about teenage abuse
Police probe racist epithets on
Jackie Robinson statue in Brooklyn
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