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  • August 23, 2018 2:23 AM EDT

    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. Dallas Goedert Eagles Jersey . 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. Haloti Ngata Eagles Jersey . Unfortunately for Toronto, that surge was too much to handle as the Stars scored six straight goals and ended the Marlies season with a 6-2 victory on Tuesday. Toronto had built a 2-0 lead on goals by Frazer McLaren and Peter Holland, but Texas charged back with a wild rally late in the second period to spark its trip to the Calder Cup final. Custom Philadelphia Eagles Jerseys . The 7-foot-1 Hawes, who is in the final year of his contract, is averaging 13 points and 8.5 rebounds, both career highs, and shoots 40 per cent from 3-point range. The 25-year-old Hawes is in his seventh NBA season.Iowa City, IA ( - Continuing their quest for the Big Ten Conference crown, the fifth-ranked Wisconsin Badgers hit the road for Saturdays showdown with the Iowa Hawkeyes. The teams are meeting for the second time in 11 days, as Wisconsin routed Iowa in Madison on Jan. 20, 82-50. As a result, the Badgers extended their lead in the all-time series to 81-79, and it was the first time in the last six meetings where the outcome wasnt even close. The previous five had all been decided by five points or less. Wisconsin owns an impressive 18-2 record on the season, and the team is 6-1 in Big Ten play. The Badgers are 5-1 in true road tests, and they are coming off a 69-64 overtime triumph at Michigan last Saturday. Overall, UW has won three straight and 11 of its last 12 overall. Iowa enters this contest sporting a 13-7 overall record, which includes a 4-3 league ledger. The Hawkeyes have dropped their last two decisions, falling on the road to both the Badgers and most recently, the Purdue Boilermakers last Saturday, 67-63. Iowa is 10-2 at home this season, winning three of its last four at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Frank Kaminsky scored 22 points and grabbed nine rebounds to help lead Wisconsin to its recent overtime win at Michigan. Support came from Sam Dekker with 15 points, Bronson Koenig with 13 and Nigel Hayes with 10, as the Badgers made good on 47.1 percent of their field goal attempts and finished with a slight 14-11 edge in points from the foul line. Both teams took good care of the basketball, combining for 17 turnovers. All of UWs scoring came from its starters, as only eight players saw action for coach Bo Ryans club. Mike Wallace Jersey. Kaminsky continues to make his case for Big Ten Player of the Year honors as he averages 17.2 points and 8.2 rebounds per game, while also logging 33 blocked shots and 19 steals. Dekker (12.7 ppg, 4.9 rpg) and Hayes (12.4 ppg, 6.9 rpg) round out the double-digit scorers for a Wisconsin squad that puts up 73.6 ppg in hitting 48.8 percent of its field goal attempts, and 74.2 percent of its free throws. Defensively, the Badgers yield a mere 55.1 ppg, with opponents converting only 41 percent of their total shots. Additionally, Wisconsin is +6.3 in rebounding margin, and +3.4 in the turnover department. Mike Gesell hit for 18 points and Gabriel Olaseni pulled down 16 points, 11 on the offensive glass, but those efforts went to waste as Iowa lost at Purdue last weekend. The Hawkeyes made good on only 32.8 percent of their field goal attempts, missing the mark on 13 of their 17 3-point tries in the process, while the Boilermakers hit 47.2 percent of their total shots and committed only six turnovers. Iowa claimed a massive 46-31 rebounding advantage, but Purdue outscored the visitors in the paint, 38-24. The Hawkeyes have just two double-digit scorers in Aaron White (15.1 ppg, 6.6 rpg) and Jarrod Uthoff (11.5 ppg, 6.4 rpg), as they generate 69.3 ppg behind typical shooting efforts of .416 overall and .313 beyond the arc. Fortunately, they are among the best free-throw shooting teams in the conference at 74.5 percent. At the defensive end, Iowa permits just 62.8 ppg, as foes are shooting a mere 39.8 percent from the floor overall, which includes a 31.9 percent performance out on the perimeter. Cheap Hawks Jerseys Cheap Celtics Jerseys Cheap Nets Jerseys Cheap Hornets Jerseys Cheap Bulls Jerseys Cheap Cavaliers Jerseys Cheap Mavericks Jerseys Cheap Nuggets Jerseys Cheap Pistons Jerseys Cheap Warriors Jerseys Cheap Rockets Jerseys Cheap Pacers Jerseys Cheap Clippers Jerseys Cheap Lakers Jerseys Cheap Grizzlies Jerseys ' ' '