The struggle for number one in Indian Wells Djokovic10,18510,20010,22010,26510,35510,53510,77511,175 Rafa Nadal couldn’t recover the number 1 of the ATP rating regardless of successful the title at the Mexican Open Telcel de Acapulco (500 factors, which have to be eliminated 45 that defended 2019), since Novak Djokovic additionally scored 500 factors along with his triumph in the Dubai Responsibility Free Tennis Championship. This fashion Djokovic seems this week in the standings with 10,220 factors for the 9,850 of Nadal.The subsequent event for Nadal to assault the number 1 will happen in the 1,000 Masters of Indian Wells, the place a priori Djokovic begins with a bonus since Nadal defends 360 factors as a semifinalist final 12 months, whereas Djokovic solely defends 45 after falling in the third spherical.To return to occupy the number 1 in the world, Nadal needs to be champion sure or sure, which might add 10,490 factors. Something apart from successful the title would imply one other week of Djokovic main the rating. If Nadal wins the title, the Balearic should look ahead to Djokovic to fall earlier than the Indian Wells semifinals to return to the high of the rating. Nadal9,5009,5159,5359,5809,6709,85010,09010,490 1st Spherical2nd sphericalthird SphericalEighthRoomsSemifinalsFinalistChampion In the case of not having the ability to attain number one, Nadal could have one other new alternative in the Miami Masters 1,000, the place he’ll search for one of the 1,000 Masters who nonetheless resist him in his medal winners, and the place he doesn’t defend factors by not competing final 12 months for the 90s that Djokovic defends in Miami.
While some of Maurice Clarett’s ex-teammates slept off the celebration of their latest Fiesta Bowl victory, the former Ohio State running back shuffled into a Columbus, Ohio, courtroom Tuesday in handcuffs and jail-issue clothing to face robbery charges. He posted bond and was released later in the day. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Each of the two charges of aggravated robbery carries a possible sentence of three to 10 years, with another one to three years added to each because a gun was used. “We are looking forward to investigating the allegations,” Clarett’s attorney, William Settina, said outside court. “That’s all I can say.” Clarett’s next hearing is set for Jan. 12. Hokies AD: Vick’s actions ‘unacceptable’: Virginia Tech officials said they would review and deal with Marcus Vick’s apparent stomp on the leg of a Louisville player just before halftime of the Gator Bowl. Athletic director Jim Weaver said Tuesday that the school was embarassed by Vick’s behavior, calling his step on the left calf of NCAA sacks leader Elvis Dumervil after a tackle “unacceptable” and “not reflective of Virginia Tech football nor of the values we hold at Virginia Tech.” Weaver said in a statement that the administration “will not condone such acts of unsportsmanlike conduct. We will review and assess this incident further and deal with it accordingly.” TCU kicker shot and killed: TCU freshman kicker Kasey Davis was shot to death early Tuesday, his body found in his car by police in the parking lot of an apartment complex in Conroe, Texas. The 20-year-old player had a gunshot wound to his chest and was pronounced dead at the hospital, police said. Police arrested a suspect near the apartment minutes after getting a description from witnesses. Jeffrey Clay Lasiter had a rifle in the front seat of his car when he was pulled over. The 40-year-old Lasiter was charged with murder and is in the Montgomery County Jail. Going pro: North Carolina State defensive end Mario Williams will give up his final year of eligibility to enter the NFL Draft after a season in which he led the Atlantic Coast Conference in sacks. … Maryland tight end Vernon Davis will skip his senior season and enter the NFL Draft. Coaching moves: Minnesota coach Glen Mason agreed to a four-year contract extension worth $1.65 million annually after leading the Golden Gophers to six bowl appearances in nine years. Mason, whose contract was scheduled to expire at the end of 2006, will be eligible for up to $750,000 in incentives. … Green Bay Packers receivers coach James Franklin was hired as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Kansas State. … Air Force coach Fisher DeBerry named Jemal Singleton, an Air Force captain and junior varsity head coach as running backs coach and reiterated his own plans to return for a 23rd season. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Clarett, who led the Buckeyes to the national championship in the same stadium almost exactly three years earlier, faced a judge for the first time since he was accused of robbing two people with a gun in an alley behind a downtown Columbus bar early Sunday. Wearing a loose-fitting tan shirt, dark pants and sandals, Clarett did not speak and was not asked to make a plea. The 22-year-old Clarett was released from Franklin County jail early Tuesday afternoon after posting $50,000 bond, a sheriff’s deputy said.