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HALLE, Germany -- Top-seeded Roger Federer looked rusty in beating German wild card Cedrik-Marcel Stebe 6-3, 6-3 on Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals of the Gerry Weber Open, his usual tune-up for Wimbledon. Yonder Alonso Jersey . His first singles match on grass as he prepares to defend the Wimbledon title wasnt all smooth sailing but Federer was never really threatened. "Im always pleased when I win, no matter how I win," Federer said. Gael Monfils reached quarterfinals as well, then announced he will miss Wimbledon. After defeating Czech qualifier Jan Hernych 6-2, 6-3, Monfils said he withdrew his request for a Wimbledon wild card because he had to deal with a personal problem that could not be delayed. He didnt elaborate. Mikhail Youzhny also advanced to the last eight by upsetting fourth-seeded Kei Nishikori 6-1, 6-7 (4), 6-3. German wild card Mischa Zverev went through by beating Mirza Basic 7-6 (5), 6-3 after coming from behind in both sets. Four of Federers seven Wimbledon titles have come after Federer had also won the build-up event in Halle. His link to the Halle event, where has five titles, is so deep that he has had a street named after him. Now ranked No. 3 in the world, Federer has not won a title this year and is coming off a quarterfinal loss at the French Open. Serving for the first set, Federer produced four straight errors to waste two set points and drop his serve with some very sloppy play. He bounced back in the next, however, to win the set. Federer hit two wild backhands to help Stebe hold his serve in the seventh game of the second. Federer also committed a double-fault on his first match point, but hit a volley winner to end it. "I got an early double-break lead in the first, I got up a break in the second, it was pretty straightforward," said Federer, who next faces Zverev. Monfils was once ranked No. 7 in the world but the Frenchman missed several months last year because of a knee injury. He was ranked No. 119 in May before moving up to No. 67. Monfils, who has never passed the third round at Wimbledon, said it was a pity he would have to miss it for the second straight year and fourth time in six years, especially because he felt he was beginning to play better on grass. For a player who says he has trouble moving on grass, Monfils was at his acrobatic best against Hernych, at one point even having to jump over the net. Trying to save a break point, the Czech qualifier dived to his right to reach a ball at the net and managed to send it over. Monfils raced forward, failed to reach it in time and his momentum carried him over the net. The two touched hands and Monfils got back to his side to eventually break serve for a decisive 4-2 lead in the second set. The Frenchmans enthusiasm did not always result in points -- he once jumped high for a smash, only to rip it into the net. But another time, he chased down a lob and hit a perfect backhand winner on the turn. "I was happy, I was having fun," Monfils said. "Grass is not natural for me, but I am getting better. I have to focus on not falling, not injuring myself. I cannot take off as fast as I want to and I have problems braking. But I was comfortable today, I was leading all the time." Russias Youzhny was not quite as spectacular as Monfils but his steady game carried him past Nishikori in the first set. "He started well, he was hitting a lot of first serves and I was missing everything," the Japanese said. Nishikori said it was not easy to adjust to grass and that he would remain in Halle for a while to practice more and play doubles. Youzhny was twice a semifinalist in Halle, including last year, and lost to Roger Federer both times. Basic, a Bosnian who upset seventh-seeded Jerzy Janowitz in his first match in the main draw of an ATP Tour event on Tuesday, squandered a 4-1 lead in the first set and a 2-1 break lead in the second. He saved three match points on his serve but Zverev closed it out with a service winner. Francisco Lindor Jersey . Miikka Kiprusoff had just announced his retirement after a decade-long run in Calgary and it would be up to Berra and Ramo to fill the void. Bob Feller Jersey . All of the scoring came in the final 20:04. Lucic scored on a power play at 15:46 of the third period, when he tipped a shot over Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen for a 3-1 lead. http:///...atchel-paige-jersey/ . They were putting most of their energy into a record-setting offensive display. MONTREAL -- Stephane Waite, who helped shape goaltenders Corey Crawford and Antti Niemi for the Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks, was named goaltending coach of the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday. Waite replaces Pierre Groulx, who was let go at the end of the season. He had been goalie coach in Chicago for 10 years, during which the Blackhawks won two Cups. "Stephane Waite has over 30 years of experience as a goaltending coach," Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin, who worked in the Blackhawks front office before joining Montreal last season, said in a statement. "He contributed to two Stanley Cup championships with the Blackhawks during his tenure working closely with two different goaltenders, namely Antti Niemi and Corey Crawford. He has vast experience and a thorough knowledge of our local market, and we are convinced that our goaltenders will benefit from his expertisee and his work ethic. Eddie Robinson Jersey. ." In Montreal, Waite will work with veterans Carey Price and Peter Budaj. The team also picked up Halifax Mooseheads goalie Zach Fucale in the draft on Sunday. This season, the brother of former NHL goaltender Jimmy Waite helped Crawford and Ray Emery win the Jennings Trophy awarded to the goalies with the best goals-against average in the NHL. In his career, Waite has served as goaltender respresentative for Sherbrooke Hockey and was goaltending consultant for IMG Hockey. The Sherbrooke, Que., native also coached goalies for several junior and midget AAA teams in the 1980s and 1990s and has run his own goaltending camp since 1988. Other NHL goalies he has worked with include Craig Anderson, Nikolai Khabibulin, Jocelyn Thibault, Brian Boucher, Felix Potvin, Jean-Sebastien Aubin, Michael Leighton, Patrick Lalime, Cristobal Huet and Marty Turco. Wholesale NFL Jerseys Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys NFL Jerseys From China Cheap Nike Basketball Jerseys Wholesale Hockey Jerseys China Nike Baseball Jerseys Cheap College Jerseys China Cheap Football Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Canada Wholesale NHL Jerseys Canada Wholesale Nike MLB Jerseys Canada Cheap NBA Jerseys Authentic Canada Stitched Soccer Jerseys Canada Cheap Jerseys Canada NFL ' ' ' 
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