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Andy Murray lost in the Monte Carlo Masters semi-final after coming up short against clay court specialist Rafael Nadal. Warriors Jerseys China . The British No 1 suffered a 6-2 4-6 2-6 defeat on Saturday and Nadal will now play Gael Monfils in the final on Sunday. Andy Murray is out of Monte Carlo As the build-up to the French Open intensified, it was a stark reminder for Murray of the world No 7s prowess on his favoured surface - although the Brit was repeatedly frustrated at the umpires generosity at Nadals time-keeping. Murray had won their previous clay court match, in last years Madrid Open final, but despite a positive start he was outmanoeuvred by the eight-time Monte Carlo champion who will now have a chance to win a ninth title. Rafael Nadal showed his clay expertise The Dunblane man signalled his intentions in just the second game, opening break point which he ultimately couldnt convert. The first five games, not for a lack of Murrays pressure, went with serve.Leading 3-2, Murray finally found the breakthrough that he had been threatening. Nadal, busy in a row with the umpire, conceded three break points and Murray sealed the advantage at the second attempt before holding his subsequent serve. Rafael Nadal recovered from a set behind A one-sided opening set was concluded with a second break for Murray who benefited from a wildly inaccurate Nadal smash, before striking a perfect drop shot.The Spaniard, the greatest ever clay court player, finally found his groove in the second set. An immediate break was cancelled out just as quickly by Murray but Nadal again won against the serve to go 4-3 ahead, winning an energy-sapping rally.In the third set, Nadal once again began with a quick-fire break of serve owing to a pair of deft drop shots. Murrays movements had become laboured and, desperately defending his own service games, he conceded another break to go 4-1 down. Nadals left hand continued to find its rhythm in the closing stages as he grew more commanding, and he saw out an arduous last game to book his 100th career final. Highlights from the second Monte Carlo Rolex Masters semi-final, as Jo-Wilfried Tsonga took on Gael Monfils Monfils, Nadals opponent in Sundays final, won his respective semi-final 6-1 6-3 against fellow Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Watch the final day of the Monte Carlo Masters live on Sky Sports 5 HD on Sunday, with the doubles final from 10.30am and the singles final from 1.30pm. Also See: ATP schedule Tennis on Sky Get a NOW TV pass Video Cheap Warriors Jerseys . Now tied for second in the league in shootout goals, the 24-year-old likes to see what the opposing goaltender has in store before he ultimately lands on a move. Cheap Custom Warriors Jersey . William Carrier opened the scoring for Cape Breton (6-4-2), but Andrew Ryan tied the game and Brent Andrews put the Mooseheads (8-6-0) in front for good with a short-handed goal at 13:49 of the second period. http://www.customwarriorsjersey.com/ . -- Its been a long road back for Sean Bergenheim. FLINT, Mich. -- A judge on Monday dismissed all charges against former Michigan State basketball star Mateen Cleaves, who was accused of sexually assaulting a woman after a charity golf event and a visit to a bar in 2015.Judge Cathy Dowd in Flint, Michigan, heard days of testimony, including details from the woman, who said she twice tried to get away from Cleaves but was pulled back into a motel room and sexually assaulted.A witness confirmed that she saw the woman try to escape a room at the Knights Inn near Flint. But a police officer summoned to the motel said the woman never indicated that she was assaulted.Cleaves, 39, was charged with unlawful imprisonment, assault with intent to commit sexual penetration, second-degree criminal sexual conduct and third-degree criminal sexual conduct. He pleaded not guilty.The Associated Press generally doesnt name people who say they were sexually assaulted. The woman testified that she never said no to Cleaves but I told him I wanted to go home. They met at a golf event that day, and she later sent him a text message to join her and others at a bar.In dismissing the charges, the judge said there were credibility problems with the womans testimony.Im supposed to believe hes pullling her back in the room to commit criminal sexual conduct, Dowd said. Custom Tim Hardaway Jersey. There are a number of factors that lead me to believe something else could be going on. She is the one that invited Mr. Cleaves to come to the bar. She is the one that voluntarily left with Mr. Cleaves to go someplace else.The legal standard to send someone to trial in Michigan is probable cause. Its a much lower threshold than beyond a reasonable doubt, which determines guilt or innocence at trial. Prosecutors said theyll appeal Dowds decision.Cleaves released a statement, thanking his wife and lawyers and saying justice was served.In his closing remarks to the judge, defense attorney Frank Manley called it a case of regret, not rape.But prosecutor Lisa Lindsey said if the woman didnt want to be at the motel with Cleaves, then why did she run out of the room desperately trying to get away from the defendant?Cleaves led Michigan State to the NCAA basketball championship in 2000 and remains close to the program. Mateen is the middle name of coach Tom Izzos son.Cleaves appeared in 167 games for four NBA teams. ' ' '
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