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Roger Federer will hope to complete his return from injury at the Monte Carlo Masters live on Sky Sports this week having been placed in the same half of the draw as Novak Djokovic. The Swiss superstar was scheduled to return at the Miami Masters but illness forced him to pull out of his second round encounter with Juan Martin Del Potro.Federer has been seeded third and will face either Guillermo Garcia-Lopez or Tomaz Bellucci in the second round as he chases a first ever Monte Carlo crown having lost in four finals in the principality. However the 34-year-old, who has not played since the Australian Open semi-final defeat to Djokovic, will have to overcome the formidable world number one having been placed in the same half of the draw as the Serb. Djokovic celebrates his win at Miami Open just two weeks ago Ive played very well in Monaco in the past, but for now my objective is to make my return to play, gain a good feel and go from there, Federer said. My knee hasnt bothered me, but the big test will be seeing how it reacts in match conditions.There are no easy draws in a Masters 1000, so I am not underestimating anyone. At the same time, I hope no one is underestimating me just because Ive been hurt.Djokovic has won the opening two Masters events of the year in Miami and Indian Wells and will hope to add the first clay 1000 Series title of the year to his recording breaking list of Masters crowns having overtaken Rafa Nadals total of 27 with his win in Florida.The 28-year-old has won two of the last three Monte Carlo events having needed three sets to see off Tomas Berdych in last years final - he will face either Jiri Vesely or Teymuraz Gabashvili in his second round match with Gael Monfils and David Ferrer lurking in a tricking quarter. Andy Murray will be seeking an improved showing In the other half of the draw, Andy Murray will be seeking an improved showing having slipped to second round defeat in Indian Wells (v Federico Delbonis) and a third round exit in Miami (v Grigor Dimitrov) - his first events since becoming a father and defeat in the Australian Open final to Djokovic.The world No 2 could face Guido Pella in the second round if the Argentine clay-court specialist comes through a first round match against a qualifier while Milos Raonic or Berdych are likely to await in the quarter-finals.Clay-court titan Nadal is the most likely semi-final opponent for Murray, the world No 5 has a formidable record on the red dirt with nine French Open titles and eight consecutive crowns in Monte Carlo. Master of his trade Novak Djokovic has won more Masters events than any other player Nadals eight-year run ended in 2012 and his last final in the principality was in 2013 when he lost to Djokovic, the Spaniard will face either Lukas Rosol or British number two Aljaz Bedene in the second round while 2014 champion Stan Wawrinka is a likely quarter-final opponent.Action in the main draw begins on Sunday with the first round matches getting underway before the big guns enter at the second round stage.You can follow all the action on Sky Sports 1 HD on Monday with coverage getting underway at 9.30am. Also See: Master of his trade Djokovic wins in Miami Sky LIve: Monte Carlo Masters Tennis on Sky Elie Okobo Jersey . Icardi is living with the ex-wife of former teammate Maxi Lopez, and the Sampdoria forward refused to shake Icardis hand before kickoff. Walter Samuel and Rodrigo Palacio also scored for Inter while Lopez had a penalty saved. Quentin Richardson Jersey .Y. -- Florida Panthers captain Ed Jovanovski finally has something to show for all the pain he went through in overcoming a string of injuries that kept him sidelined for much of the past two years. https://www.cheapsunsonline.com/1199z-kelly-oubre-jersey-suns.html . However, the intensity and physicality that has characterized the postseason so far has caught Gretzky by surprise. "Its a little bit risqué right now," Gretzky told Philadelphia radio station 97. Armen Gilliam Jersey . Louis still looking for a way out of Tampa Bay, the 38-year-old NHL veteran isnt showing his cards. Stephon Marbury Jersey . Catch the action live on TSN2 at 7:30pm et/4:30pm pt. The Wild lead the Northwest Division and look to get back into the win column after having a season-high seven-game winning streak cut short with Tuesdays 2-1 loss at Winnipeg in the finale of a five-game road trip (4-1-0).SUNRISE, Fla. -- Ryan OReilly is on a roll. OReilly had a goal and an assist to lift the Colorado Avalanche over the Florida Panthers 3-2 on Friday night. OReilly wasted little time in making his presence felt. His goal came at 1:34 in. Matt Duchene missed a wraparound shot but OReilly grabbed the rebound and sneaked it past Thomas in the corner of the net to make it 1-0. The goal was OReillys team-leading 19th, a new career high, and his fifth in the past six games. "If you put doubt in their minds, thats a huge thing. Getting a couple early is always going to set them back," OReilly said. "We started good and that start won it for us." Jamie McGinn and Paul Stastny also scored for Colorado and Semyon Varlamov made 34 saves. Colorado won for the fifth time in six games. Scottie Upshall scored twice for Florida. Tim Thomas stopped 22 shots. The Panthers lost for the first time in three games. Trailing 3-0, the Panthers scored twice in the third to make it interesting. The Panthers made it 3-1 on Upshalls goal at 5:18 of the third. Tomas Fleischmann swept the puck from behind the net to Upshall in the crease. Upshall pushed the puck past Varlamovs right leg and into the net for his 100th career goal. Tom Gilberts slap shot with 1:43 left in the game from the point deflected off Upshalls foot and past Varlamov, who was screened on the play, and made the score 3-2. "We were playing desperate. I thought we picked up our pace. We were kind of carrying the momentum," Upshall said. The Panthers outsshot Colorado 20-6 in the final period, including 15-0 in the last 13:13.dddddddddddd. "We certainly had urgency in the third. We had a ton of chances to tie it up and it didnt happen," Panthers coach Peter Horachek said. Colorado stretched its lead to 3-0 in the second. OReilly passed from behind the net to McGinn in front and he fired it past Thomas on the stick side with 7:00 left in the period. "Hes been outstanding," McGinn said of OReilly. "Hes been consistent every game. He works hard, on and off the ice and its paying off." Colorado is 26-0-2 when leading after two periods. "We were outstanding in the first two periods.Unfortunately the third was not as good and this is something we have to be better at," Avalanche coach Patrick Roy said. Colorado took a 2-0 lead on Stastnys goal. Gabriel Landeskog passed from the left boards to Stastny in front and he backhanded it past Thomas at 16:13 of the first. In the third period, the Panthers set a dubious franchise record of 38 power play attempts without a power play goal, dating to Nov. 10-Dec. 1, 2010. Its the leagues longest drought since Vancouver went 36 straight during the 2012-13 season. NOTES: Avalanche forward Alex Tanguay returned to the lineup after missing 36 games due to knee and hip injuries. ... The Avalanche played the first of three road games in four days. They are at Tampa Bay on Saturday and Dallas on Monday. ... Panthers rookie Aleksander Barkov missed the game with a lower body injury suffered in Tuesdays game at Buffalo. ' ' '

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