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NEW YORK -- Lucas Pouille won a scintillating fifth-set tiebreaker to defeat?Rafael Nadal on Sunday 6-1, 2-6, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (6) in Arthur Ashe Stadium.The excitable 22-year-old Frenchman converted his fourth match point against the 14-time Grand Slam champion.Wearing a shocking-pink baseball cap backward, Pouille stroked a decisive forehand winner down the line and then celebrated by collapsing on the court.After jumping up, he stuck out his tongue in the direction of his box.My first match on the center court against Rafa, Pouille said in his on-court interview. Yeah, I could not dream better than this.Pouille, who has played three consecutive five-set matches, advances to his second consecutive major quarterfinal.There were things I could do better. Had the right attitude. I [fought] right up to the last ball, said the No. 4-seeded Nadal. I can play better. I can play worse. The only thing that cannot be bad is the attitude. Today the attitude was great. Thats it.Pouille joined fellow Frenchmen Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Gael Monfils in the quarterfinals. Its the first time since 1947 that three Frenchmen have advanced to the final eight in a major. The last time it happened at the US Open was 1927.Pouille and No. 10 seed Monfils will square off in the quarterfinals.The match ran 4 hours, 7 minutes, the longest of the tournament on Ashe. The final point total underlined the matchs extraordinary competitiveness; both men finished with 156 points.Nadal, who won the US Open in 2010 and 2013 and has 14 major titles in his career, couldnt reach the quarterfinals in a Grand Slam in 2016. He lost in the first round of the Australian Open. He withdrew after the second round of the French Open at Roland Garros due to a wrist injury that didnt allow him to play at Wimbledon.Doesnt matter if you go through injuries; doesnt matter if you arrived with less preparation. At the end of the day, nobody remember that. You know, you lost in the fourth round and thats it, Nadal said.This is the first time since 2003 that neither Roger Federer?nor Nadal will be present in a US Open quarterfinal. Federer wasnt able to play at the Open this year because he is recovering from knee surgery. ??It was a difficult Grand Slam season for the 30-year-old Nadal. This was, by far, his best effort at a major in 2016.Information from The Associated Press was used in this report. Puma Basket Heart Patent. Its sharpness matched my mind. This was no night to go to sleep. 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DURHAM, N.C. -- Elijah Hood is focused on finishing strong for No. 15 North Carolina.The junior has two straight 100-yard rushing performances entering Thursday nights rivalry game at Duke, a sign he is healthy after missing a game due to an apparent concussion that had followed a slower-than-expected start to the season.Its good to see him running like the (No.) 34 we know, quarterback Mitch Trubisky said.Hood was the Atlantic Coast Conferences No. 3 rusher last year with 1,463 yards and 17 touchdowns for the Tar Heels (7-2, 5-1 ACC), averaging 104.5 yards per game. He is a physical runner unafraid of contact. But he got off to a slow start by averaging 61.5 yards through his first six appearances, and also sat out UNCs 34-3 loss to Virginia Tech played in the driving rain of Hurricane Matthew.After a quiet return against Miami, Hood broke out for 107 yards and a score at Virginia, then ran for a season-high 168 yards and three touchdowns last week against Georgia Tech.I feel more explosive I think, just quicker, so that definitely helps when you try to run the ball, Hood said. I felt like I hit the holes a lot quicker this week. Whenever I try to get my momentum moving that much faster, Im able to get more yards just per carry.The Tar Heels are trying to stay with the Hokies atop the leagues Coastal Division, though they need Virginia Tech to lose once to be back in control of their own destiny.The Blue Devils (3-6, 0-5) are flirting with their first winless season in ACC play since 2007 after winning at least six games in four straight bowl seasons. The past two losses have both come by three points, including last weekends 24-21 loss to the Hokies that included having a blocked field goal returned for a touchdown.We are 3-6 for a reason, you have to look at why, Duke coach David Cutcliffe said. But you dont whine or you dont complain. You just pick the things to work on. You pick the things you believe are going to make a difference.---Some other things to know about Thursdays UNC-Duke game:TRUBISKY IN CHARGE: Trubisky ranks as one of the national leaders in completion percentage, passsing efficiency and average passing yardage for UNC.ddddddddddddHe manages every aspect of their game, Cutcliffe said. Theres not a throw he cant make.QB PRESSURE: The Blue Devils rank among the ACC leaders in sacks (27), so their defensive front will need to get some pressure on Trubisky. Meanwhile, the Tar Heels rank near the bottom of the league with 18 sacks and have had games where they struggled to get pressure on the passer. Theyre facing a quarterback in Daniel Jones who has run for 169 yards in the past two games.SHORT TURNAROUND: The teams had to cram in a weeks worth of game prep along with treatment of nagging injuries into a five-day schedule following last weekends games. Come Thursday, the adrenalines rushing, Duke defensive tackle A.J. Wolf said, Youre playing football, everything feels good.WILSONS STATUS: Shaun Wilson, Dukes No. 2 rusher, is probable with what the school called an upper-body injury. He took a helmet-to-helmet hit against Virginia Tech that led to a targeting call against a defender, though Cutcliffe said afterward he had no concussion-related symptoms. Wilson has run for 449 yards and three touchdowns.VICTORY BELL: The winner gets the Victory Bell, though there was nearly a break with the tradition of the winner spray-painting its shade of blue on the bells cart. UNC athletic director Bubba Cunningham said earlier this week he conferred with Duke AD Kevin White before putting a permanent design that split the cart with both teams colors and logos. But Cunningham reversed himself after fan outcry, saying in a statement from the school Wednesday that painting would go on as usual for the winning team. After the last game in Durham in 2014, UNC had to pay for about $27,000 in paint-related damages to the visiting locker room and practice field from its celebration.---Follow Aaron Beard on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/aaronbeardap---More AP college football at http://collegefootball.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP-Top25 Wholesale Jerseys  Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Authentic Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys ' ' '


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