And he ended up giving thanks: “I have at all times been clear that I needed to return to Acapulco. I at all times go away right here with an vitality totally different from another place. I can solely thank everybody who makes this nice occasion attainable. One thing is voted the very best 500 on the planet. Due to my workforce too, which is a part of this trophy. I cannot be happier”.“It is among the greatest in historical past and right now has proven why. That is certainly one of my favourite tournaments and I will return. I wish to thank the ball collectors and everybody who makes us really feel so comfy. And because of my mom for coming to see me this week, “Fritz mentioned. Rafa Nadal was very happy with the achievement of his third title on the Mexican Open in Acapulco, after beating the American Taylor Fritz within the remaining (6-Three and 6-2). “I have an excellent feeling. Profitable right here in Latin America, and in Acapulco, 15 years after the primary time, it’s superb, it’s a particular event. They at all times make me really feel at house. I had not competed for some time, from Australia, and I performed effectively, with depth, “he mentioned. The Balearic predicted an excellent future for his rival this Sunday: “Congratulations, Taylor. You’ve gotten a few years left to compete right here. Good luck for the remainder of the season. You should have an amazing race.”
Amateur Swimming Association of Jamaica vice-president Lance Rochester remains optimistic of a bright future for Jamaica’s water polo programme following success at last weekend’s CARIFTA Championships in The Bahamas.Rochester, who led his charges successfully to gold, silver and bronze medals at the April 7-9 event, called the tournament “an excellent competition”, and Jamaica’s showing, “excellent exposure for the teams”.”We hadn’t been to the CARIFTA Games for a couple years, due to mainly financial reasons, but we are here now, and we are coming back with a gold medal, a silver and bronze,” Rochester outlined.”Overall, it was an excellent tournament, and the players are very excited for the future,” added Rochester.PROUD OF PERFORMANCEUnder-19 boys’ team captain Keith Jordon Wilkinson is very proud of their performance.His team remained undefeated in the tournament, copping gold. They defeated The Bahamas 10-9 in the final, with the hosts coming back to give them a stout challenge for gold.They previously won all three preliminary games, beating hosts Bahamas 16-13, Barbados 18-7 and Bonaire 17-1.They outclassed Bonaire 30-2 in their semi-final, before edging The Bahamas for the all important gold.”We are very excited about winning. We gave our all, and we tried our best and we just thank all the people who came out to support.”We look forward to going to tournaments in the future, and we hope that we can get some more support,” added Wilkinson.Meanwhile, the Under-19 Girls had to settle for silver in the finals, however, going down to champions Trinidad and Tobago 4-0 in a low-scoring final game.They beat Barbados twice (11-2 then 17-2 in the semi-finals) to reach the final.In Under-16 competition Jamaica’s boys bounced back from a disappointing start to earn bronze after a nail-biting 7-6 win over Trinidad and Tobago.They lost two close preliminary games to The Bahamas (10-9) and Barbados (11-10), but managed to beat Bonaire 15-3.