Rafael Nadal showed flashes of his best form as he eased past home favourite Matthew Ebden to reach the Australian Open third round. Having struggled with injuries leading into the tournament, Nadal showed no sign of ill-health in what was an ultimately comfortable 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 victory. The toughest moments for Nadal came in the first set when Ebden, hitting freely and inspired by the support on Rod Laver Arena, earned three break points in the seventh game. But once Nadal fended them off and pinched a break himself in the next game, the tension evaporated. Nadal started to hit more freely and left Ebden shaking his head at the brilliance of his forehands and movement around the court. Such was Nadal's dominance that one spectator screamed out "Give him a chance!" midway through the third set. Nadal, though, was merciless and completed the win in 1hr 56min. Onwards and upwards for @RafaelNadal 💪#AusOpen #AOFiredUp … [Read more...] about Rafael Nadal cruises past Matthew Ebden into Australian Open 2019 third round
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We all have our holiday favourites. Destinations perhaps, or styles of getaway: the Greek islands, wine breaks or art-focused city stays, for instance, which we return to time and again. Trips that let us indulge our passions and require minimal research are easy wins when we’re planning our annual break. But what if you were to turn that holiday on its head next year, and try something the same... but different? You might never have considered cruising before but – before you stop reading – put aside your preconceptions for a moment and imagine the ease, glamour and adventure of being on an ocean or river voyage. Smaller ships with the facilities of a top hotel can carry you in luxury from port to port while serving you fine food. Expert lecturers can guide you to the places you didn’t know you needed to visit. Leave the driving to the captain as you arrive in a different city every day, refreshed and ready to pursue your favourite interest. Here is our … [Read more...] about Seven holidays that could banish your preconceptions about cruises
Cardiff City were brought crashing down to earth by a ruthless Tottenham Hotspur attacking display in the Welsh capital, as the visitors cruised to a 3-0 victory. After encouraging results at Crystal Palace and Leicester, the Bluebirds allowed Spurs far too much space and the visitors ran riot in the opening half hour. Goals from Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen and Son Heung-Min secured a straightforward victory for the north Londoners and ensured Cardiff began 2019 with defeat. Despite a hectic festive schedule, both managers resisted the temptation to make wholesale changes. Mauricio Pochettino made just one alteration to his side, bringing in Danny Rose for Wales' Ben Davies, while Neil Warnock omitted Junior Hoilett in favour of Bobby Decordova-Reid. But it was a mix-up in Warnock's unchanged defence that gifted the opener for Kane, the England captain striding past Aron Gunnarsson before feeding Kieran Trippier for the cross. Sean Morrison got in a terrible tangle and his … [Read more...] about Cardiff City 0-3 Tottenham: Kane, Eriksen and Son sink Bluebirds
The family of a missing cruise ship entertainer have paid to tribute to him on social media after he went overboard on Christmas Day. In a statement, the coast guard said it had ended the search for 20-year-old Arron Hough at about 2.30pm local time on Thursday. Following the news his sister Emilie honoured her brother by changing her Facebook cover photo to an image of Mr Hough performing a dance routine. Hundreds of well-wishers offered their condolences in the comments section, while another relative, Rebecca Hough, posted a video of him performing, captioned 'our superstar'. The family of Arron Hough have paid tribute to the missing cruise ship entertainer after he went overboard on Christmas Day. His sister Emilie posted this image of Mr Hough performing Prior to the tragic incident Emilie shared a photograph of herself kissing Mr Hough on the cheek, as she congratulated him for landing a job on the Harmony of the Seas. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next US … [Read more...] about Family pay tribute to missing cruise ship entertainer, 20
"They give you names!" We're in 'Eden', a concept lounge and restaurant that feels like Neverland-meets-A Midsummer Night's Dream, complete with a 20ft 'living wall' from which bartenders pluck garnishes for our drinks. Events are playing out somewhere between Miami and the Bahamas. Were it not for the occasional, corrective tilts of our cocktails, you'd hardly know we're on a cruise ship. Around us, performance artists dance and slink and interact with punters - catching their eyes, serving whimsical meals and drinks and, yes, giving them 'names'. Welcome to Celebrity Edge, a billion-dollar cruise ship designed "to leave the future behind". No, really. It's Celebrity's first new class of ship in a decade, and though I draw the line at being christened by Edenists, I take my hat off to the adult playground it has created. Walking from Eden through 'Avalon' (an immersive artwork of rose-gold trees) towards the giant LED chandelier flashing over its martini bar (pictured above), I have … [Read more...] about Celebrity Edge Review: What’s it like on board the $1 billion cruise ship with its own ‘Magic Carpet’?