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LONDON -- Novak Djokovic certainly seems wound up at the moment and he gave another clear indication of his mindset with an outburst at the chair umpire Thursday. Josh Jackson Super Bowl Jersey .He became angered after chair umpire Fergus Murphy gave him a time violation for taking too long between points in the fourth game of his 6-1, 6-2 win against David Goffin at the Tour Finals. Milos Raonic later beat Dominic Thiem 7-6 (5), 6-3 in the evening session to join Djokovic in the semifinals.But the world No. 2 was perplexed that he hadnt been given a soft warning first. Can you explain why you didnt tell me before? Djokovic said at the next changeover, explaining it was the first time he had gone over the allotted 25 seconds.On the point in question, the Serb had taken 31 seconds to serve following a long rally that was ended by exquisite lobbed winner from Goffin, which had drawn a thumbs-up from Djokovic. Thats the rule, he was told bluntly by Murphy, though.That tells me that you have no clue about the game, you have no clue about the game, Djokovic shot back.Murphy replied: Thats your view.Djokovic continued to plead his case in what became a heated exchange. He played an amazing point. I went to get my towel and you give me a warning right away, he said. You think thats fair?Yes, thats the way we enforce the rule and weve been doing that for two years, said the umpire.Djokovic then stood up from his chair and gestured behind his chair to supervisor Tom Barnes, pointing one finger in the air and saying one time repeatedly.He perhaps had a right to be annoyed. It was the first time in the match that Djokovic had strayed over the time limit between serves and a soft warning at the change of ends may have sufficed.He sought out Barnes for a chat after the match to clarify the rules. I just wanted to get his view on this, Djokovic told a post-match news conference.First of all, I accept and I know that Im one of the players that takes the most time. There is no doubt. Im not running away from that.Every time that Im late, if I get a so-called soft warning or pre-warning, Ill accept it and I wont say a word. But I think its fair, correct and respectful towards the player and to the game if you go over the first time, lets say, over the limit, that you at least get a heads up.Thats all Im asking for, to be honest. Im not the only one who has that kind of mindset and perspective and opinion about this.I know that the rules are strict, you have to follow. But there should be a kind of a feel, a sense for the game. It was the fourth game of the match, after a long point, the first time I went over, a few seconds, he gives me a warning. I didnt think that was supported by the right facts. Thats why I wanted to have a conversation and understand why it was as it was.In the grand scheme of things, it did not matter at all. There was no fine for Djokovic, and he did not lose a point. Whats more, his position as group winner and his place in the semifinals was already safe and this was essentially a dead rubber.No stress at all, why stress? Djokovic said on court post-match. We come here to play, to enjoy. This is one of the biggest tournaments in the world. Im just having fun on the court.But he was more forthright in his news conference about the pressure he is under.I mean, look, you know, were all humans, he said. Every single day we face some certain kind of challenges, mental challenges, on everyday basis, private, professional life, emotions, thoughts.Its normal, especially if you compete on the highest level in professional sport, that you have maybe more of that hype and emotions and adrenaline going through your body. Its very important always to kind of know how to filter all of that, how to channel it in a positive direction.Certainly there are stages of the year or of the day, moments when you feel worse, and you feel better. The important thing is to be conscious of it and just deal with it in a best possible way that works for you.Djokovic will have known not to take Goffin lightly. The last time an alternate won a match at the Tour Finals, Djokovic was on the other side of the net, beaten 3-6, 7-5, 6-1 by countryman Janko Tipsarevic and eliminated from the tournament.Tipsarevic had joked after that match that Djokovic might then cancel their planned post-season holiday together.Here on Thursday, the 12-time Grand Slam winner managed to shake off the time violation incident to record a blowout victory. He took the first set in just 36 minutes and the second even quicker in 33 minutes.I was trying to put myself in the right state of mind regardless of who was at the net, said Djokovic, whose scheduled opponent Gael Monfils withdrew from the tournament with a rib injury Wednesday night.I felt the most comfortable today from all the three matches, and I felt I increased the quality of the tennis. Its not easy for him to come out, I think, to play. He didnt play his best.The umpire incident aside, it was the perfect afternoon for Djokovic -- he didnt drop his serve, and will have conserved his energy for the weekend.He now has a day off, while Andy Murray -- whom he is battling with to finish as year-end No. 1 -- faces a potential run of three matches in three days, should the Scot reach the final in what could be a straight shootout between the two to finish top of the rankings.If Murray takes a set off Stan Wawrinka, win or lose, in his final round robin match then he will face Raonic, the man he beat in the Wimbledon final.Ive played Andy many times this year, said Raonic, who is 6-0 against the Scot in 2016. I havent gotten the better of him. Hes been playing well. Hes been playing a lot of matches.I think the one thing that I might have is how much he has really on his shoulders right now, a lot of consecutive matches, and as well what hes playing for. I have to try to do my best to try to accentuate that as much as possible in my own favor so I can really get the most out of myself and hopefully be able to get on top of him for once this year. Tramon Williams Super Bowl Jersey . JOHNS, N. Custom Packers Super Bowl Jerseys . - NASCAR announced a 33-race schedule for the 2014 Nationwide Series with virtually no changes from this years slate. https://www.packersrookiestore.com/Packers-Elgton-Jenkins-Jersey/ . "It doesnt get any better than that," Giambi said. "Im speechless." The Indians are roaring toward October. Giambi belted a two-run, pinch-hit homer with two outs in the ninth inning to give Cleveland a shocking 5-4 win over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night, keeping the Indians up with the lead pack in the AL wild-card race. LAKE PLACID, N.Y. -- Tatjana Huefner finally figured out Mount Van Hoevenberg and got a record-setting win in the process.The German star tied the career record for World Cup womens luge wins on Saturday, holding off the Canadian duo of Kimberley McRae and Alex Gough to get her 37th victory on the circuit -- tying Sylke Otto of Germany for the all-time lead.Huefners two-run time was 1 minute, 28.638 seconds, good enough to put her into the World Cup season points lead. Canadians took the second and third spots, with McRae taking silver in 1:28.706 and Gough the bronze in 1:28.703.Huefner has now won a World Cup on 13 different tracks, after never before finishing first on Lake Placids ice. But she was the best Saturday, building up enough of a lead in her first run that even some minor trouble in her second trip down the track wasnt enough to keep her from the victory.Never in my wildest dreams did I think Id achieve this record victory in Lake Placid, of all places, Huefner said. Its unreal.She threw both fists in the air when she crossed the finish line, then hugged a stream of coaches and teammates who came over to offer their congratulations. Lake Placid has never been her favorite track, evidenced by the 2007-08 season when Huefner won every World Cup race except the one at Mount Van Hoevenberg.Later Saturday in the team relay, Canada won a surprising gold, with Russia second and the Americans third. The relay win, combined with two medals in the womens race, gave Canada one of its best days in World Cup history.This is something that our program has needed, said Canadian mens luge veteran Sam Edney.For as good as things were for Huefner and the Canadians, it was a puzzler for the U.S.Americans took gold, silver and bronze in the womens World Cup race in Lake Placid last year -- but got shut out in thhat event Saturday after some stumbles. Tony Brown Super Bowl Jersey. ummer Britcher was second after one run of the womens race, but she managed only a fourth-place finish to lead the USA Luge entrants in 1:28.758. That was one spot ahead of reigning Olympic and world champion Natalie Geisenberger of Germany, who remained third on the all-time World Cup win list with 34.Britcher has now been fourth or better in six of her last 13 World Cup starts, but her disappointment was obvious.I think I need a little bit of perspective before I can really approach that, Britcher said.Emily Sweeney, who has been slowed at the start of her runs by a wrist injury, was sixth for the U.S., and fellow American Erin Hamlin, who won a world championship at Lake Placid in 2009 and a World Cup there last season, skidded a bit midway through her second run and finished seventh.Its definitely disappointing, said Hamlin, who had a huge cheering contingent from her hometown of Remsen, New York, trackside. I didnt have great training all week, so I cant really expect for a ton more today even though it is my home track. I had mistakes in both runs. Its so competitive now in our field so you have to be perfect.Also for the U.S., Raychel Germaine was 10th in the womens event.The Americans needed some help in the relay to get to the medal stand and got it from the Germans, when Olympic champion Felix Loch had trouble in his portion of the relay. That sent the heavily favored Germans tumbling to seventh, and got the U.S. team of Britcher, Tucker West, Matt Mortensen and Jayson Terdiman to the podium as bronze relay winners.West won the mens race Friday for USA Luge, while Mortensen and Terdiman took silver in the doubles race. ' ' '
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