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Nadal completes fightback to reach 11th French Open semifinal

first_imgVolcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Nadal was serving at 5-3, 30-15 after having dropped the first set when play was stopped.He came back on court in full swing and made Schwartzman run a lot with a combination of deep groundstrokes and subtle drop shots. He was also able to raise his level when in danger, saving three break points in the eight game of the third set with great shot-making, and four more in the final set.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownNadal is only the third male player in the Open Era to reach 11 semifinals at a single Grand Slam, alongside Roger Federer and Jimmy Connors.The 10-time Roland Garros champion will be up against Marin Cilic or Juan Martin del Potro for a spot in the final. MOST READ China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trialcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina World Cup: Ronaldo puts Paris agony behind him in 2002 Spain’s Rafael Nadal celebrates winning his quarterfinal match of the French Open tennis tournament against Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman in four sets 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Thursday, June 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)Rafael Nadal is into the French Open semifinals for the 11th time.The top-ranked Spaniard completed a 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 win over Diego Schwartzman of Argentina over two days after their quarterfinal was halted by rain on Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter Australians are plannin

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterAustralians are planning trips to the Americas, with the United States and Canada ranking high on the list of preferred destinations for the upcoming 2018 holiday season, according to global luxury travel network Virtuoso.Known as a leading trend forecaster in the industry, Virtuoso has surveyed its 1,400 Australian travel advisors to uncover expert insights into luxury holiday trends and the preferences of their elite clientele.Virtuoso Asia-Pacific Managing Director, Michael Londregan, says the research shows there is a solid pull towards Australians travelling to the United States, the result of the increased variety of carriers providing greater dispersal.The results were unveiled at the 30th annual Virtuoso Travel Week, taking place in Las Vegas’ Bellagio Resort & Casino, ARIA Resort & Casino and Vdara Hotel & Spa, 11–17 August.Revered as the “Fashion Week” of luxury travel, the event is the industry’s largest and most prestigious, with more than 6,000 leading luminaries attending, including 140 Australian travel advisers.“For a long time, the US travel destinations that were popular for Australians sat along West Coast gateways, but with increased capacity through a range of American airlines and their domestic networks, we are seeing people starting to treat the US in a holistic way,” Londregan said from Las Vegas.“With Qantas and Air New Zealand accessing new gateways like Dallas and Houston, the true tourism potential of the United States is becoming realised as the destination becomes more available.”“Australians now think nothing of skiing in Colorado, exploring New England or Louisiana, even Mexico, as people push through the gateway cities and create interesting multi-stop itineraries.” Virtuoso Asia-Pacific Managing Director, Michael LondreganLondregan says cruising continues to take a solid share of Australian travellers’ focus as the industry becomes more diverse, delivering product that appeals to almost any corner of the market.“What’s great is that cruise product now has as much differentiation as hotel product, giving people the ability to choose the kind of cruise that is right for them. It recognises the right cruise is going to be different for couples, for families, people who want adventure or wellness or who are active explorers and those who just want to stay on board and enjoy the ship.“Across the industry, we are seeing so many more options available now, which means people are more likely to get something that fits them; they are getting the right tailored solution,” Londregan added.Current trends, based on booking patterns from Australian Virtuoso members are: Top International Destinations:United StatesCanada/Italy (equal)JapanFranceNew ZealandTop Unusual/Surprising DestinationsIcelandBhutanMongoliaSri LankaAntarcticaTop Traveller ExperiencesSoft adventure (hiking, bicycling)Experiences with local cultureWellness, spa and relaxation/ Food and beverage (tie)Insider tours with localsLiving like a localTop Domestic DestinationsQueenslandTasmaniaByron BaySydneyUluruTop Trip TrendsOcean cruisesFamily tripsBeach destinationsActive and adventure tripsRiver cruisesGo back to the enewsletterlast_img read more