Djokovic grabs his eighth title in Australia and regains number one

first_imgPhoto: Reuters Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic won this Sunday 6-4, 4-6, 2-6, 6-3 and 6-4 to Austrian Dominic Thiem in the Australian Open final, after an intense game that served the Balkan for to conquer his eighth title in said tournament and recover the number one of the world ranking of the ATP, to the detriment of the Spanish Rafael Nadal.After 3 hours and 59 minutes with a fascinating battle on the hard track of the Rod Laver Arena, Djokovic grabbed his seventeenth crown of ‘Grand Slam’. Thus, the Belgrade player approached Nadal, who is 19, and already points to the Swiss Roger Federer, who accumulates 20.Executioner of Nadal in the quarterfinals, Thiem faced his third final of a ‘big’, after the losses concealed in 2018 and 2019 precisely before the Balearic in Roland Garros. To top it off, he had an unbeatable man in the duels for leaving Melbourne champion.Seven victories in seven finals, that was Djokovic’s pristine balance before measuring himself against an opponent who during his training seemed only a specialist in clay. However, the Austrian is already much more than the champion of the ‘Next Gen’ project that drives the ATP.And so he made it clear from the first bars, although not quite. In the second game, ‘Nole’ broke his service as soon as he had the opportunity and also consolidated the situation immediately. The service shifts continued and the Serbian barely became restless, but on the other side of the net there was no mere guest at the party of others.Thiem accelerated in pace to repair the disadvantage in the seventh game and tie the score in the eighth (4-4), saving even a ‘break’ option that predicted the tenth’s fight. Then, Djokovic did take the opportunity to break the opposite serve again, in the second instance, and sign up for a set full of quality (6-4).For greater inri, the Belgrade player won his initial service in the second round and picked up his run. Before that gale, the Central European tennis player responded with another favorable blank throw and then made a timely ‘break’, with complications because ‘Nole’ resisted. Thiem succumbs 6-4, 4-6, 2-6, 6-3 and 6-4 to the Serbian playerDjokovic achieves his 17th Grand Slam after winning Thiem in an epic battlecenter_img Demonstrating a formidable reversed cut, the Wiener Neustadt-born player set 1-2 and gained some distance (2-4) until he reached a turning point in the ninth game. Just before, Djokovic had recovered the lost ground with a break (4-4); and when he was about to consolidate that to get ahead, he had a small rifirrafe with line judge Damien Dumusois.Thanks to a warning for violation of time executing his serve, the Serbian accused the nerves and finally committed another infraction, for the same reason, which earned him to be sanctioned by the French referee. Having lost that point due to regulation and not to racket, he was supposed to grant Thiem a breakout opportunity.There, the Austrian benefited from setting the 4-5 and scoring ‘ipso facto’ the second set. His opponent was visibly angry and tapped Dumusois in three shoes when he passed his chair; He congratulated the French judge with irony and also, already sitting on his bench, added that his “good job” would make him “famous.”Never give Nole for dead Still with many signs of indignation, ‘Nole’ vanished and began sending too many balls to the doubles hall. The peephole had been misadjusted in each racket and his opponent squeezed it completely, breaking the Balkan’s serve twice to track the sleeve (0-4).There were almost no burdens until the eighth game, where the world No. 5 buckled the set to the fourth occasion (2-6). Djokovic had doubted, and had made his ‘box’ doubt in the stands, but he knew how to suffer with his subsequent serve turns. As if that were not enough, he saved an adverse set with 1-1 and 30-40, since then to be more solid.In clear improvement, Belgrade was placed up 4-3 and 15-40. Thiem managed the times well at the first play, although he gave in the next and lost the ninth game blank (6-3). The fifth and final set would have the last word, with the Melbourne expert getting better and with the rookie between hesitations.The talent and tenacity of the Austrian, yes, made him stand with 0-1 and took ‘Nole’ to demanding levels with each wrist stroke, with each attack strategy. Meanwhile, the anger with the referee was already past water and the heptacampeón was looking for a coup de grace to touch his eighth title.In the third game, Djokovic smelled blood and only needed a ‘break’ ball to get ahead (3-1), pulled by the fans of Rod Laver Arena. On the other hand, his adversary wasted two options of breaking just below; they were details, nuances nothing more, that decanted the party of the side of the Serbian.The new world tennis number one set a blank 4-2 that sounded like a sentence. Thiem clung to his service in the seventh game, over 7 minutes, and then prowled the breaking ball with a 15-30. However, Djokovic never rushed and was supported by the public to stand 5-3 on the verge of reaching 4 hours.The resistance of the Wiener Neustadt tennis player lengthened the contest a bit, specifically what it took the Serbian to touch the glory (6-4) again in his favorite ‘Grand Slam’. Its season start, with a title included in the ATP Cup, makes Djokovic even more fearsome for this 2020.last_img read more

El Rayo suspends the session scheduled for this Friday

first_imgThe advancement of the coronavirus has not only affected the first team. Also Ray B, Ray Women and the lower categories have been suspended from their competitions over the next two weeks, as announced by the RFEF and the RFFM just a few hours ago. The incessant trickle of news and decisions caused on Wednesday, the amount of the tickets would have to be returned to those hundreds of fans who bought them at the beginning of the week to travel to Carranza. LaLiga announced this Thursday “the postponement, at least, of the next two days” of the championship due to the coronavirus. A scenario that is affecting absolutely all clubs. Without going further, Rayo Vallecano has exercised all week behind closed doors as a precaution, thus avoiding the usual presence of the public in the sessions. It is about minimizing the risk of contagion for both amateurs and professionals.Also, this morning, the redhead entity has announced that the training scheduled for Friday is suspended and it is still to be determined if the squad will work the weekend now that they will not have to travel to Cádiz to play. The measures not only focus on what is strictly sporty. And there will be no interviews or press conferences in the next few days. Veterans stopLightning veterans have confirmed the cancellation of both training sessions and scheduled matches in the coming days by the coronavirus. This was announced on their Social Networks, also calling for social responsibility to prevent further contagion.last_img read more

Xisco Campos: “One day we have to start, but we have to do it at the right time”

first_imgThe Balearic squad and the club agreed a few days ago a salary reduction of 15% in the event that the competition does not return and in this sense Xisco affirms that the decision “has not been very difficult, with two talks with the Board of Directors an agreement was reached, from the beginning it is a matter of logic, the competition stops and obviously measures have to be taken , the club situation is explained to us a bit and also our concern is also the people of the club who do not have our income and we were willing to collaborate“ The captain of Real Mallorca, Xisco Campos, has held since his confinement a press conference with the island’s media to review various aspects of current affairs, Among those who have highlighted the possible return of the competition, the qualifying situation and the drop in salaries of the staff. On the stage that is presented to be able to return to the competition gradually and progressively, the Mallorcan central defender points out that “in my opinion the most feasible scenario to end the season is to advance the individual training sessions, which would be phase 1, and then make a good protocol in which all parties see what can be done once we have the security of health, of the authorities, of the League, players, physical trainers, sports doctors and everyone, and at that point we will have to sit down and make the right decisionOne day we have to start, but we have to do it at the right time. “Regarding the plan to return to the competition, Xisco assures that “the club has informed us and we are evaluating it, we know it is made by specialists, for health, and the soccer players together with the workers have to see what can be done that is safe and with health ahead “. In this sense, Xisco adds that” we are at the expense of the administrations, the authorities, so they give us permission to train starting with phase 1 and then see how we are doing it with a lot of measures that we have to take because, apart from wanting to play again, we are talking about a health issue that is a priority. “Sportingly, and with the team in a relegation position, the Majorcan player does not contemplate a relegation because “it would be unfair”, adding that “I think it would not be good for us to be descended when the competition is not really over and the options to save are more than possiblebut these are not things that depend on us. “last_img read more

“I never said that Madrid had to be proclaimed champion”

first_imgThibaut Courtois has granted an interview to RTVE to narrate how he has lived the quarantine and the way the return to coaching has been. The Belgian goalkeeper acknowledged that he desires to get better the routine and gave his imaginative and prescient on the date set (June 12) for the return of the competitors. Courtois Clear the ball: “The goalkeeping coach has to change the gloves and likewise the balls. They’ve to be disinfected, additionally the ft … We go away boots and gloves on a chair and they’re disinfected there. It’s uncommon, however the state of affairs will enhance.”Concern?: “I’d say no, however with the warning of following a protocol. We don’t need to take it and go it on. We wish there to be no viruses and return to normality. For us it’s a job like different individuals’s.” I see Hazard very high-quality Play at Di Stéfano: “In Valdebebas we now have our residence and it will probably be simpler for us. We wish to play on the Bernabéu, however proper now could be what the membership tells us. Enjoying video games in a stadium that has a membership legend as its identify can be good” . Again to coaching: “I need to ship a giant hug to the individuals who have had a nasty time in Spain. It has been good to return to normality, to be in a position to practice, but it surely has been uncommon by all requirements. Feeling that you possibly can return to coaching is healthier than nothing “Valdebebas: “We should comply with the LaLiga protocol. We are able to change in our room, however we additionally put on gloves, a masks, we’re two meters from one another, we now have to disinfect every little thing … Little by little we are going to get used to it.”See the companions once more: “Even whether it is from a distance there are the identical pitfalls (laughs). It’s good to really feel the crew union once more and work in direction of the purpose of ending the League and being champion.” Enjoying video games in a stadium named after a membership legend can be good Courtoiscenter_img Be champion: “We’re Madrid and we at all times battle for every little thing. We really feel superb, the entire crew is there, everybody recovered … I’ve confidence in my crew and I’ll at all times have it, till the final recreation I play with Actual Madrid. It’s going to be totally different: with out public, with norms … However we are going to battle “.Concentrations: “If for safety you will have to be targeted, properly, that’s what you will have to do. It’s going to be totally different in case you have to spend weeks in a lodge, however we already lived in Eurocups. It’s not the simplest, however it’s what you determine to end LaLiga, that’s the way it may have to be. “ Cancel the competitors: “A League is performed in its entirety. Both there’s a champion after taking part in every little thing or it couldn’t be finished, it could not be truthful. In a case like Liverpool, it might be understood to get so many factors. At no time have I said that you will have to proclaim Madrid champion if the League had been to cease. We’re in a greater second though we had misplaced towards Betis, to win this League. I can assume that we’re stronger than Barça although we’re two factors behind. And if the eleven remaining video games are performed I’ve confidence in my crew and that we are able to win the League. “Hazard and Asensio: “With Hazard I’ve been involved these months and I see him very high-quality. Clearly in summer time he had extra weight than now, however now he’s very high-quality and keen to play once more. He’s fortunate that now he’s all particular person to be in a position to get better, though at all times with warning that he has had an harm that has left him a number of months out. Marco can be the one who most desires to return to coaching as a result of he was injured final summer time. “ Asensio is the one who most desires to return Courtois No viewers: “Footballers need to play in full stadiums, with environment, chants, adrenaline. In fact we would like that, however we all know that it isn’t potential and it’ll final for a time like that. It’s what we now have to do, we may have to change the normality of day to day It is necessary for the virus to go away. “Online game: “I’ve at all times favored them. It’s true that within the final two years I’ve performed lots of System 1 and competing towards actual drivers has been superb. I’ve been in a position to entertain and assist individuals at dwelling, so that they aren’t so boring I’m fortunate for the home and the backyard that I’ve, however others have smaller flooring “.last_img read more