Novak Djokovic blurs Roger Federer and goes to the Australian Open final

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first_img01/30/2020 – 12:07 | 12:23 – 01/30/20 ‘Nole’ continues to make it clear that in Melbourne it is where he is most comfortable and on Sunday he will look for the winner of this Friday’s duel between Alexander Zverev and Dominic Thiem his eighth title, which would also entail snatching Rafa Nadal’s number one.That of Belgrade, which has never lost a final at the Rod Laver Arena and that to maintain its streak would add its eighteenth ‘big’, knew how to recover the brilliant start of a Federer who had planted in the penultimate round after several epic comebacks and with Doubts about your fitness.This did not seem to be an obstacle when he started very ‘plugged in’ to get 4-1 on the scoreboard, the only time he gave the feeling of dominating Djokovic. He calmed down, settled his tennis and was able to equalize the disadvantage by snatching the Swiss with his serve with 5-4 down, and also making it blank.The one in Basel managed to save the tie-breaker, but the current champion imposed his moment and despite the efforts of the veteran ex-number one in the world, he did not have real trouble again because he did not grant a loophole with his serve and offered a precise game and without mistakes. A break with 5-4 he gave the second set and one more in the third was insurmountable for Federer. Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic has won Roger Federer in three sets (6-7, 4-6, 3-6) and has made the pass to the Australian Open final, where he will try to revalidate the title won in 2019 and recover the world throne of the ATP. The Belgrade, from less to more, awaits rival in Sunday’s commitment: the winner of the duel between Alexander Zverev and Dominic Thiem. The Serbian tennis player beat the Swiss 6-7, 4-6 and 3-6 Photo: Reuterslast_img read more

Denis Suarez suffers an ankle sprain during training

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first_imgDenis Suárez’s injury adds to that of right-back Kevin Vázquez, who this morning did not train with the group waiting to know the result of the medical tests they performed after being injured at Santiago Bernabéu. The initial prognosis is that he is suffering “a mild sprain” in his right knee. The midfielder of Celta de Vigo, Denis Suarez was injured in training on Tuesday, suffering “a sprained right ankle”, which makes it doubt for the league match next Saturday against Leganés.The medical services of the Galician club indicated that the withdrawal time will depend on its evolution, although everything seems to indicate that the former azulgrana will not reach the momentous meeting against the Madrid team because it is the second ankle injury he suffers this season. LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of February 18, 2020last_img read more

Tennis tournaments suspended by coronavirus

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first_imgThe coronavirus pandemic additionally continues to wreak havoc on the tennis world, because the exercise is not going to return to the ATP and WTA circuit till at the very least July after the Wimbledon match introduced its cancellation on Wednesday.With the announcement of the London Grand Slam the season of dust and grass are utterly suspended and now they may search for new dates within the calendar, as Roland Garros did unilaterally. Beneath we evaluate the record of tournaments which were affected by the coronavirus pandemic.MarchIndian Wells Masters 1,000 (ATP and WTA): scheduled from March 12 to 22Miami Masters 1,000 (ATP and WTA): scheduled from March 25 to April 5Zapopan Open (WTA): Scheduled for March 16-21AprilHouston match (ATP): scheduled from April 6 to 12Marrakech match (ATP): scheduled from April 6 to 12Charleston match (WTA): Scheduled for April 6-12Bogotá Match (WTA): Scheduled for April 6-12Monte Carlo Masters 1,000 (ATP): scheduled from April 12 to 19Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell (ATP): scheduled from April 20 to 26Budapest match (ATP): scheduled from April 20 to 26Stuttgart match (WTA): Scheduled for April 20-26Istanbul match (WTA): Scheduled for April 20-26Munich match (ATP): scheduled from April 27 to Might 3Estoril Match (ATP): scheduled from April 27 to Might 3Prague match (WTA): scheduled from April 27 to Might 2 MightMadrid Masters 1,000 (ATP and WTA): scheduled from Might 2 to 10Rome Masters 1,000 (ATP and WTA): scheduled from Might 10 to 17Geneva match (ATP): scheduled from Might 17 to 23Lyon match (ATP): scheduled from Might 17 to 23Strasbourg match (WTA): Scheduled for Might 17-23Rabat match (WTA): Scheduled for Might 17-23Roland Garros (ATP and WTA): scheduled from Might 24 to June 7, has been postponed from September 20 to October 4JuneBol Match (WTA): Scheduled June 1-6Stuttgart match (ATP): scheduled from June Eight to 14S-Hertogenbosch match (ATP and WTA): scheduled from June Eight to 14Nottingham match (WTA): Scheduled for June 8-14Queen’s match (ATP): scheduled from June 15 to 21Halle match (ATP): scheduled from June 15 to 21Birmingham match (WTA): Scheduled for June 15-21Berlin match (WTA): Scheduled for June 15-21Mallorca match (ATP): scheduled from June 21 to 27Unhealthy Homburg match (WTA): Scheduled June 21-27Eastbourne match (ATP and WTA): scheduled from June 21 to 27Wimbledon (ATP and WTA): Scheduled from June 29 to July 12, the 2020 version was completely canceled: the match will return in 2021.JulyTokyo Olympics (ATP and WTA): scheduled from July 25 to August 2, to be held in 2021last_img read more

Real Madrid have the best quarry in the big leagues

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first_imgReal Madrid, with Castilla as the main training shuttle, is the club of the five major European leagues that has raised the most players in its academy and is now playing in those leagues, distancing Barcelona in nine places, according to a study by the soccer Observatory of the International Center for Sports Studies (CIES), located in Switzerland.Castilla, with 17 players trained in ‘La Fábrica’ spread over the 5 big leagues, is fourth in the table prepared by the Observatory, behind Ajax (22), Benfica (21) and Red Bull Salzburg (20), teams that do not belong to LaLiga, nor to the Premier, nor to Serie A, nor to the Bundesliga, nor to Ligue 1. The players referred to in the study are already disconnected from their home club and are developing their careers in these five major leagues. The best quarries in Ligue 1 The best quarries in the Bundesliga The best quarries in LaLigaAfter Real Madrid (17) and Barcelona (11), in Spain the third to make the most of his club is Almería, with 6 top-tier players. They are followed by Tenerife (LaLiga Smartbank club, with 4), Granada, Mallorca, Albacete … In fact the next club in these leagues that appears in the table is Barcelona (B) which, with 11 players from La Masía playing in the highest level domestic competitions, is ranked thirteenth.In the first 15 places there are three Belgian teams (Genk, Anderlecht and Bruges), three other Portuguese clubs (Benfica, Sporting de Portugal and Porto), two Spaniards (Castilla and Barcelona B), two Dutch (Ajax and PSV Eindhoven), an Austrian (Red Bull Salzburg), a Swiss (Basel), a Croatian (Dynamo of Zagreb) and a Danish (Copenhagen). The first non-European team is the Boca Juniors (15º). The best quarries of Serie A The best quarries in the Premierlast_img read more

Nadal: “If there is tennis behind closed doors, I will be delighted”

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first_imgThroughout his intervention within the particular radio program that Cope and Onda Cero broadcast on Wednesday night time, Rafa Nadal spoke in regards to the tennis season, stopped in March after the tournaments in Acapulco, the place the Balearic Islands received, and Dubai, the place Djokovic triumphed. And his opinion was fascinating: “I wouldn’t guess on a Grand Slam with out an viewers. The League and the Champions are made in a single nation and on the identical continent, and the season might finish. However tennis is international, from nation to nation, week after week. The displacements and the group entail mobilizing lots of people with not that that entails in danger stage. We will need to have accountability. ““It appears tough to me that there might be an official match within the brief or medium time period,” continued the Balearic. “You must take into consideration the final good of our sport and belief that issues are solved. However the very first thing is to beat the tragedy we’re experiencing after which we will see how we return to the whole lot. “Then Nadal clarified his explanations: “I didn’t say that I are not looking for tennis behind closed doorways, I have mentioned that I see it tough to renew, but when it might be resumed behind closed doorways, I would be delighted.” On this matter, Djokovic additionally opined: “It relies upon. It is not a simple choice to play with out an viewers. What there is now is past our sport. I am in Spain and able to play, however it will be within the coming months”, mentioned the Serbian, implying that it will not be unreasonable for him to play a match in our nation. Each have been involved in current days with one another and with the Gamers Council chaired by Djokovic. “This final week we now have been speaking for hours and hours within the Council and amongst ourselves in order that our sport can get forward. We will’t determine something, however in our place, being one of many 100 finest on the earth, we will consider methods to assist ATP gamers and employees to outlive. “last_img read more

Nadal shares group with Murray, Shapovalov and Monfils

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first_imgWho would be the champion? 😏We already know what the portray will appear like! 🤜🤛#PlayAtHome 🎮 | #MMOPEN Digital Professional– #MMOPEN (@MutuaMadridOpen) April 24, 2020cLastly, Group Four could have 2018 champion Alexander Zverev alongside David Goffin, Karen Khachanov and Lucas Pouille. All will battle within the Manolo Santana Stadium, recreated intimately within the Tennis World Tour (Nacon Gaming) online game, to be topped by means of the command of the PS4. The 32 gamers who make up the Mutua Madrid Open Digital Professional poster already know the trail they must comply with to proclaim themselves champions of this modern on-line match, which takes place between Monday, April 27 and Thursday, April 30. The draw by the hands of Giulia Orlandi, the WTA supervisor, and Lars Graff, the ATP supervisor, left a preliminary part of 4 teams with 4 gamers every, to be held between Monday and Tuesday. The primary two will qualify for the quarterfinals, set on Wednesday, whereas on Thursday the semifinals and the ultimate shall be resolved.The male draw stunned with a sophisticated draw for the members of Group 1. Nonetheless, the five-time champion Rafael Nadal was paired within the digital model with Gael Monfils, Denis Shapovalov and Andy Murray, who has additionally been capable of raise the title twice (2008 and 2015).Group 2 is led by two nice associates on the ATP circuit as Dominic Thiem finalist in 2017 and 2018, and Diego Schwartzman. They may put extra pepper to this attention-grabbing confrontation John Isner and David Ferrer. For its half, Group Three led by Stefanos Tsitsipas, a finalist within the final version on the Caja Mágica, should play his quarterfinal move with Fabio Fognini, Frances Tiafoe and Kei Nishikori, who additionally performed the final spherical in 2014. The feminine portray shall be no much less attention-grabbing. In Group 1, the one Spanish lady in motion Carla Suárez should face one another in opposition to Karolina Pliskova, Belinda Bencic and Fiona Ferra. However, much more sophisticated is Group 2 led by Elina Svitolina. The Ukrainian should face Johanna Konta, Sorana Cirstea and Victoria Azarenka, finalist within the 2011 and 2012 editions.Bianca Andreescu is in control of main Group 3, the place she has been paired with Madison Keys and two different gamers who know what it’s to battle for the trophy in Madrid similar to Caroline Wozniacki (2009) and Kristina Mladenovic (2017). Lastly, the reigning champion Kiki Bertens will assume the protection of her crown in Group 4, the place there are additionally Angelique Kerber, Donna Vekic and Eugenie Bouchard.“We now have had an excellent response from all of the gamers. From the primary second the initiative was offered to them, that they had an important disposition. It’s the first digital match. It will likely be a unbelievable match, the extent could be very excessive, the gamers are prepared and it will likely be a certain present ”, assured Feliciano López, director of the Mutua Madrid Open.This pioneering initiative with a transparent dedication to solidarity will donate 50,000 euros to the Madrid Meals Financial institution to assist cut back the social impression of the Covid-19 pandemic. As well as, the match could have a prize pool of 300,000 euros in each tables (150,000 ATP and 150,000 WTA), the place the winners of every field will be capable to determine how a lot they’ll donate to the teammates of the circuit who’re struggling probably the most financial issues in the intervening time.“There are high-level matches because it normally is in the course of the royal match,” stated Gerard Tsobanian, CEO and President of the Mutua Madrid Open. “There’s a very aggressive group within the males’s field. I do know from what gamers have been speaking about on social media that there shall be a battle to the dying. I can’t wait to see who will come out of Group 1 and stay up for the match beginning on Monday. ”last_img read more

Why is the Belarusian League the only one that continues in Europe?

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first_imgIn Europe there is only one League active … What is it? Belarus, or Belarus as it likes to be called by its inhabitants who intend to distance themselves from the nickname “White Russia.” And why does it continue? “According to UEFA, it is up to the national federation to decide whether to postpone or continue national tournaments. The decision to continue the Belarusian Premier League was made in consultation with the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Sports of the Republic of Belarus. We are monitoring the situation on a daily basis and we have full confidence in our health system. ” With that firmness Alexander Aleinik, press officer of the League, responded to the question from AS. In the country there are about 13,000 infected and the latest data is 84 deaths from COVID-19.The World Health Organization, WHO, insists that the country must close its public acts and has urged the League to stop, but this republic, with the president Aleksander Lukashenko at the helm since 1994, continues with the policy of not making a ‘lockdown’. “We are not afraid of COVID, he kills himself with work with the tractor in the field, a sauna and with a lot of vodka, ”said the leader at the beginning of the pandemic, who will also continue with the Patriotic War parade (scheduled for May 9) and left see in some voluntary days of agriculture. Meanwhile, half the world follows the Visshaya League and its matches, with all the leagues on the planet stopped except Turkmenistan and Nicaragua. “We feel the international focus, but we hope that the situation in other countries it is resolved and the other leagues are resumed in the near future ”, Aleinik explains to this medium.Belarus once faced a serious tragedy such as the Chernobyl nuclear accident and has always been characterized by its close link with Russia. Although it has taken important steps towards openness, (European Games, European skating games, major ice hockey competitions …) the country, with more than nine million inhabitants, It was one of the most closed in Europe, something that has greatly minimized the flow of people and thus reduced the spread of the coronavirus. -Ask Aleinik, and what is the level of the Belarusian Premier?– “It is difficult to say. Each league has its features and characteristics. Obviously, Spanish clubs are much higher in the UEFA club ranking. We have a solid tournament, with your favorites, but at the same time“Each club can take points from their opponent in a separate game, making it a very interesting tournament.”The current leader is the Slutsk, with his scorer Artyom Serdiuk. It is a city near Minsk the capital of (very strikingly) the cleanest streets in this country and the great epicenter of this league with four teams. This is how the clubs are distributed. “There are four clubs in our capital that participate in the Premier League: FC Dinamo-Minsk, FC Minsk, Isloch and RCOR-BSU Energetik. There are also two clubs in Brest: Dinamo-Brest and Rukh. While BATE Borisov and Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino come from cities in the Minsk region that are 10 km from each other, “says Aleinik, who communicates with AS from Minsk, a place with wide green spaces that contrasts with colossalist buildings Soviet.But if Belarus is known for anything in football, it is because of BATE Borisov, a historical rival to the Spanish team. “BATE Borisov won 15 League titles, has qualified for the UEFA Champions League group stage five times. In 2009 they faced Real Madrid, in 2012 and 2015 – Barcelona, ​​in 2012 Valencia and in 2014 they achieved victory over Athletic Bilbao ”, recalls Aleinik, from a team that He won all the titles between 2006 and 2018 with his star Ihar Stasevich. However, in the last League the Dynamo of Brest prevailed. A level league, the most in Europe. SERGEI GAPON & nbsp; (AFP) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>A spectator during the match between FC Minsk and Dynamo Minsk.SERGEI GAPON (AFP)last_img read more

CARICOM not doing enough to support cricket – WICB’s Nanthan

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first_imgGEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC): The Vice-President of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), Emmanuel Nanthan, says regional governments are not doing enough to support the development of cricket in the region. Nanthan’s declaration comes as the Dave Cameron-led WICB and CARICOM appear to remain at loggerheads over a recommendation calling for the dissolution of the board by a review panel setup by CARICOM and the WICB. The WICB appears to be preparing for a legal battle with CARICOM to resist the recom-mendations of the Review panel by hiring Dominican lawyer Anthony Astaphan. Nanthan is insisting that the problems with West Indies cricket have little to do with WICB’s governance, but a lack of resources from regional governments to fund training. “It costs the WICB about US$1 million to train a cricketer from the Under-15 level to the elite level in international cricket,” said Nanthan, a sports administrator for the past 20 years. “Eighty-seven per cent of all amounts spent by the Windwards and Leewards in age group tournaments is represented by accommodation costs, air and sea travel costs and the cost of meals for players who are away from their homes. No wonder on an annual basis the Windwards and Leewards are always at the bottom of the table in the early rounds of the regional competition.” A recent meeting in Grenada between CARICOM prime ministers and a WICB delegation to discuss the panel’s governance report made little progress except for an agreement for future meetings. WICB’s defiance appears to have been fired-up following a subsequent board meeting in St Lucia, which also discussed the governance report. “Did the academics look into this? Are the nation states encouraging cricket in the communities?” asked Nanthan. “I say all this so you can understand the costs of the opportunity, which you have been offered through the opportunity of the Professional Cricket League.” STATE’S ROLE The WICB vice-president added: “Early education in sports in schools is the responsibility of the State. The responsibility of training to achieve successful performance and results for national teams in regional and international sports is the responsibility of the governments.” Nanthan says the WICB is prepared to make amendments, but stressed that only share-holder territories can legally dissolve the WICB. “We are prepared to make some changes as we did following previous Governance Reports,” he told Kaieteur News in Guyana. “However, on the basis of a corporate review and legal advice, only the shareholders of the WICB can dissolve the company – the WICB. And similarly only shareholders can appoint new directors to the board, whether they are independent or shareholders directors.”last_img read more

Best players play in my team – Schafer

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first_imgNational senior men’s football head coach, Winfried Schafer, says only the best players are good enough to play for him, and if local players are better than their overseas-based counterparts, then they will play. “The best players play in my team. (If) The local players are better than overseas players, yes, they play,” he noted. In line with his reasoning, Schafer asked: “How many local players go out in the last two years from Jamaica to play overseas? “Kemar Lawrence, Alvas Powell, Andre Clennon are local players; they go out and are not local players now, and it is good for the football in Jamaica when the players go out and bring money back. When they go out from here, money comes back to the clubs and the clubs have more money to grow better infrastructure,” he said. Schafer called up 24 local-based players to camp on Monday in preparation for their March 25 World Cup Qualifier against Costa Rica. However, camps of this type are not unusual ahead of World Cup qualifiers or international matches and tournaments. What is common is seeing local-based talent restricted to warming the bench, rarely getting the opportunity to get a taste of international competition. One domestic player who has been impressive this season is Arnett Gardens playmaker, Vishunul Harris, who is away with his team participating in the CFU Club Championship in the Dominica Republic. Asked to comment on the talent, Schafer said: “Harris, he is a good player, I have seen him. Probably, yes (will be in squad), but not only him. But I don’t know we have time. They (local players) have to learn,” observed Schafer. He added that having locals trained by the national coaches will lead to overall development. “We have many good talent in Jamaica, and we want the talent to be good players as we need good players. We want the local players, in training so we can make the local players better. The local players see the head coach of the national team and his interest, it is good for him, the country and development while training,” the German coach said. “Our training is good for local players, it helps build their confidence and helps to make them better,” he reasoned. SQUAD: Andre Vassell, Andrew Vanzie, Ronaldo Rodney, Allan Ottey, Jermaine Woozencroft, Andre Dyce, Ricardo Morris, Upston Edwards, Jamie Robinson, Omar Daley, Damano Solomon, Rohan Roye, Jason Moore, Mark Miller, Chevonne Marsh, Hughan Gray, Shaven Sean Paul (GK), Rosario Harriott, John-Ross Edwards, Vishunul Harris, Swayne Thomas, Amal Knight (GK), Ramone McGregor and Nicholas Campbell (GK). The training camp started Monday and ends today. – L. S.last_img read more

Horse Racing Tips

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