DOHA, Qatar - Defending champion Rafael Nadal was ushered to the exit, while top-seeded Novak Djokovic cruised through his first match of the season at the Qatar Open on Tuesday. Tigers Grayson Greiner Jersey .The second-seeded Nadal, showing desire but displaying a rusty game, was upset by German qualifier Michael Berrer 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the first round.This was Nadals first match since losing in the Basel quarterfinals to 17-year-old Borna Coric of Croatia in October. The Spaniard spent much of the autumn suffering from appendicitis and underwent an appendectomy on Nov. 3.These things happen after long time without being on the road, being on rhthym, being in competition, Nadal said. I was playing with more nerves because after long time (away) I wanted to win.When you are back from an injury, that takes time.Nadal was also sidelined for three months with a right wrist injury after Wimbledon. He briefly returned to the game at Beijing in late September where he reached the quarterfinals.The following week in Shanghai he lost in the opening round to compatriot Feliciano Lopez.Nadal had three break points on Berrers serve in the final game, but couldnt convert on those opportunities to draw the third set score even to 5-5.Despite the disappointing loss, Nadal expects to get back on track once he starts playing more matches.Im going to work hard to try to make it less tough as possible, Nadal said. My motivation and my hunger to keep doing things well is still the same.So I am sure that Im gonna come back to my best. I hope to be soon.The 127th-ranked Berrer broke Nadal to go ahead 3-1 in the second set, and then in the first game of the third set.Berrer had never before beaten a top five ranked player. The 34-year-old father of two has already announced hes retiring at the end of the year.Its really unbelievable, Berrer told the crowd after his win. Its my last season so Im just going for it. Why not?Nadal had won their previous two matches with ease, never dropping more than three games in either match.Top-ranked Djokovic started off his 2015 season with a 6-2, 6-1 win in a 59-minute match against fellow Serbian Dusan Lajovic.Djokovic put 72 per cent of his first serve in play and was successful on five of six break point opportunities.Djokovic withdrew from the Abu Dhabi exhibition final last week with the flu, but showed no lingering signs of illness against Lajovic.I thought it was a very good performance under the circumstances that I was in for the last couple of days, Djokovic said. I didnt know how I will feel.Djokovic is making his first career appearance at the Doha tournament. Historically, he doesnt play a sanctioned tournament the first week of the year.Third-seeded Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic also advanced to the second round with a 6-1, 6-4 win over Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan in 62 minutes.Fourth-seeded David Ferrer of Spain needed a lot more time in his match against qualifier Thiemo De Bakker of the Netherlands — eventually securing a 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-3 win that took two hours, 18 minutes to complete.Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine gave himself a 29th birthday present in a 6-1, 6-1 first round win over Qatari wildcard entrant Jabor Mohammed Ali Mutawa. Tigers Denny McLain Jersey . Saskatchewans Darian Durant is expected to miss the rest of the Roughriders season with a torn tendon in his right elbow. The 32-year-old, who will undergo surgery in the next couple days to repair the injury, was added to the teams six-game injury list Tuesday. 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On just two-days rest and his team leading, 3-2, Bumgarner entered the game in the fifth inning and tossed five more scoreless innings to lower his overall World Series ERA to an amazing 0.25, while earning the save in the decisive seventh game. Bumgarner got a little scare in the ninth, as Alex Gordon ripped a single back up the middle that center fielder Gregor Blanco compounded with a two-base error. But with Gordon on third, Bumgarner got Salvador Perez to pop out in foul territory to third baseman Pablo Sandoval to put a bow on one of the most impressive postseason runs in baseball history. Twenty-one innings in this World Series and he allowed just one run. He threw 68 pitches on Wednesday after throwing 117 on Sunday and looked as if he could have thrown 100 more. Two wins and a save. Never has an MVP choice been easier. You want more numbers? Bumgarner pitched 52 2/3 innings this postseason, which was the most ever in a single playoffs, eclipsing Arizona?s Curt Schilling (48 1/3 in 2001). He gave up just six earned runs in the postseason and his 1.03 is the third best in a single playoff run. His 0.43 ERA against the Royals was also the lowest in a single World Series among pitchers with at least 115 innings since Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax compiled a 0. Tigers Artie Lewicki Jersey. 38 ERA for the 1965 Dodgers. We all knew Bumgarner would be there in some fashion on Wednesday. Personally, I figured hed be able to give the Giants two innings, maybe three if everything broke right. But five? And those five? Are you kidding me? Bumgarner is not going to win an NL Cy Young Award this season. In fact he probably wont even get a first-place vote. But what he has earned here this past month means a whole lot more. He very well could be the best World Series pitcher of all-time. As incredible as Bumgarner was the Giants dont win Game 7 without the double play started by second baseman Joe Panik in the third inning. With Lorenzo Cain on first base after a leadoff single, Eric Hosmer ripped a sharp grounder headed towards right-center field. Panik dove, snared the ball as it came up on a big hop, and flipped the ball with his glove to shortstop Brandon Crawford. Crawford fired to first, and Hosmer slid into first base, ahead of the throw and was called safe. Giants manager Bruce Bochy challenged the call and after 2 minutes, 47 seconds, Hosmer was called out, delaying one of the finest World Series double plays youll ever see. Not to mention killing whatever momentum the Royals may have had. The Giants scored the go-ahead run in the next inning and Bumgarner entered the game the inning after that. Goodnight, the lights. You can debate whether or not the Giants are a dynasty all you want. 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