Djokovic sweats but fails to get Serbia into the ATP Cup semifinals

first_imgThe Serbian had to resort to the third set to end ShapovalovLajovic beat Auger-Aliassime before by an easy 6-4 and 6-2In the doubles, Troicki and Cacic finished the final 3-0 over Canada The Balkan team went ahead in the tie with the comfortable victory of Lajovic, number 34 in the world, over the young Auger-Aliassime, 19, who conceded his third defeat in four appearances in this ATP Cup.More close was the duel of numbers one, in which Djokovic had to overcome a tough game that lasted two hours and 40 minutes. Shapovalov came to have 5-4 and serve in his favor in the third set, but the world number two took his talent to achieve a decisive ‘break’ and confirmed his triumph in the tiebreaker, where he won 7-4. In the already inconsequential point of doubles, Troicki and Cacic put the 3-0 against Polansky and Shamasdin (6-3, 6-2).In this way, Djokovic will star on Saturday an interesting semifinal duel against Daniil Medvedev, who won him in his last two duels in Cincinnati and Monte Carlo. Before, they will open the tie Lajovic and Karen Khachanov, who like Djokovic and his partner Medvedev remains undefeated in this ATP Cup. Serbia has qualified for the ATP Cup semifinals, where it will run into Russia, after beating Canada in the quarterfinals on Friday with the triumphs of Novak Djokovic over Denis Shapovalov (4-6, 6-1, 7-6) and of Dusan Lajovic in front of Felix Auger-Aliassime (6-4, 6-2).center_img Photo: Reuterslast_img read more

Ansu smells like a star

first_imgOn December 4, Barça officially announced Ansu’s armor. He economically improved his contract, which expired in 2022, with the possibility of extending it two more seasons, until 2024. His termination clause went from 100 million to 170 million, but that will change soon. As soon as he becomes a player of the first team, very soon, Ansu will have a clause of 400 million euros.In the background is the European Championship. With two games in the U21, Luis Enrique has admitted that they watch the player, a process that has already started the National Team in the era of Robert Moreno. It might seem hasty, but Ansu is not going to be scared to keep breaking records. It seems that, with all the world’s reserves, a star has been born. The process of Ansu deludes in the club. It is burning the stages well. All with a lot of determination. Ansu wants to arrive and at the club they are willing to give him the tools he needs. The fundamental, control your media boom. At the moment, the player, who still has a record of the subsidiary, maintains his customs. Spend time with young people your age who are halfway between Barça B and Juvenil. With 17 years old, control all the temptations that are going to approach now Being a relevant player can be the most difficult for the club. That is why, in part, it will be important to protect it. Quique Setién’s phrase (“Dembélé is going to leave”) had created a strange suggestion in the surroundings of Barça. As if there were guarantees with a player who has shown himself crystal and who, when he has been in shape, has been irregular, erratic and has been far from being a player of 140 million euros or far. And while everyone seemed to be waiting for Dembélé (which hastens his recovery and could be discharged before Thursday), Ansu Fati, 17 years and 96 days, shook the Camp Nou again with an impressive demonstration of talent. Without the intention of falling into the precipitation, the boy smells like a star.Ansu played his best game with Barça against Levante. In addition to the two goals, he finished five times at goal, generated three scoring chances on his own and gave 109 of 116 correct passes. Setién also highlighted his defensive work. It is evident that, within the field, he is a much more mature player than his age indicates. He almost always makes good decisions and everything he does makes sense and evil well understood in the field. He plays when necessary, overflows when there is one against one of course and, above all, and what is most important for his progression in Barça, it is understood with Messi and the Argentine believes it. His connection in the first goal reminded the one that the Argentine had with Neymar. “I’ve been watching it for many years,” he said after the game. Ansu as if to see what could be understood with Messi with his eyes closed. His connection with the Argentine goes beyond the grass. Leo is sponsoring his first steps and Rodrigo, the brother of Argentine crack, has become one of the Guinean’s trusted advisors.last_img read more

With Marcelo, there are already 19 Madrid players who have scored

first_imgMarcelo shortened distances in minute 59 for Real Madrid. The Brazilian side put the 1-3 and has become the nineteenth white player who sees goal this season counting all competitions. To this day, only Militao, Mendy, Marioano and Marcelo had to score. In addition, Odriozola left for Bayern without opening his account. Marcelo has managed against Real 37 his goal 37 with the white shirt in his 501 games. Nor has it marked either of the two goalkeepers, although Courtois was close to doing so in Valencia. Benzema leads the list of Madrid goal scorers this season. The Frenchman adds 18 points among all competitions. It is followed by Rodrygo, who has been six. Third place goes to Sergio Ramos. The captain and defender of Real Madrid accumulates five goals, three of them penalty. Marcelo joins the cast of players with a single goal in the white squad. Jovic, Brahim, Hazard, James, Isco, Nacho, Carvajal and Marcelo himself add one goal each.last_img

The Eibar-Real Sociedad, postponed due to bad air conditions in Ipurua

first_imgThe RFEF, LaLiga and both clubs have confirmed this measure The Basque Government has already advised not to play for the presence of furan and dioxins Photo: Reuters “Being in contact with LaLiga, the RFEF and the clubs involved, the Competition Committee, and on the recommendation of the Basque Government, has decided to suspend the Eibar-RealSociety,” said the league body on Saturday, from its official Twitter profile.Likewise, both clubs and also the Federation have communicated it from their social networks, in reaction to the advice given on the eve by the Department of Health of the Basque Executive. Thus, he had requested that this encounter and any other outdoor sport not be disputed; all this, due to the presence of furan and dioxins as a result of the fire at the top of the Zaldibar landfill (Vizcaya).According to the Deputy Minister of Health of the Basque Government, Iñaki Berraondo, the presence in the air of furan and dioxins had reached amounts between 40 and 50 times above normal. Although these measures do not pose an imminent health risk, they can be damaged when there are continued and prolonged exposures over time.center_img The Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) and LaLiga have confirmed the postponement of the match between SD Eibar and Real Sociedad, corresponding to the 24th day of LaLiga Santander and scheduled for this Sunday at 4:00 pm, due to bad air conditions around of the Municipal Stadium of Ipurua.last_img read more

Djokovic and Barty follow leaders of the ATP and WTA rankings

first_img99. (95) JAUME MUNAR (ESP) 593Barty continues to be chief and Garbiñe stays sixteenthAustralian tennis participant Ashleigh Barty continues for one more week at the head of the WTA world rating, adopted by Romanian Simona Halep and Czech Karolina Pliskova, in a classification during which the Spanish Garbiñe Muguruza stays in the sixteenth place it reached after being a finalist in the Australian Open on February 1.The Australian maintains a distinction of 506 factors over quantity two and continues to ship in a classification that presents sure adjustments in the prime ten. The Swiss Belinda Bencic climbs a place and locations fourth, snatching the web site to the Ukrainian Elina Svitolina, which falls to sixth place, leaving the Canadian Bianca Andreescu fifth between the two.On the different hand, the week has been destructive for the different three Spaniards in the world ‘Prime 100’. Canarian Carla Suarez goes down 4 steps to place 59, whereas Sara Sorribes from Castellón falls from place 78 to 80 and the Catalan Paula Badosa (93) loses a place.Classification of the WTA as of February 171. (1) Ashleigh Barty (AUS) 8,367 factors.2. (2) Simona Halep (RUM) 5,796.3. (3) Karolina Pliskova (RCH) 5,290.4. (5) Belinda Bencic (SUI) 4,720.5. (6) Bianca Andreescu (CAN) 4,665.6. (4) Elina Svitolina (UCR) 4,650.7. (7) Sofia Kenin (USA) 4,495.8. (8) Kiki Bertens (PBA) 4,335.9. (9) Serena Williams (USA) 3,915.10. (10) Naomi Osaka (JAP) 3,626.… / …16. (16) GARBIÑE MUGURUZA (ESP) 2,527.59. (55) CARLA SUAREZ (ESP) 994.80. (78) SARA SORRIBES (ESP) 767.93. (92) PAULA BADOSA (ESP) 698. Serbian tennis participant Novak Djokovic stays at the head of the ATP world rating forward of Spaniard Rafa Nadal, after per week with out adjustments in the prime 10 of the classification and during which the Swiss Stan Wawrinka falls three positions till the 19th and the Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime improves three, till the eighteenth, amongst the prime 20.Djokovic, who recovered primary after successful the Australian Open, the first ‘huge’ of the 2020 season, maintains a 325-point revenue over Nadal, identical margin as final week, and each have greater than 2,000 of benefit over Roger Federer, who closes the podium on the record.As well as, Spanish tennis retains a complete of ten gamers amongst the prime 100 on the planet, with Roberto Bautista sustaining his twelfth place, Pablo Carreño climbing three positions and inserting twenty-seventh and Albert Ramos rising from place 42 to 41.Classification of the ATP as of February 171. (1) Novak Djokovic (SRB) 9,720 factors.2. (2) RAFAEL NADAL (ESP) 9,395.3. (3) Roger Federer (SUI) 7.130.4. (4) Dominic Thiem (AUT) 7.045.5. (5) Daniil Medvedev (RUS) 5,890.6. (6) Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 4.745.7. (7) Alexander Zverev (ALE) 3,885.8. (8) Matteo Berrettini (ITA) 2,860.9. (9) Gael Monfils (FRA) 2,860.10. (10) David Goffin (BEL) 2,600.… / …12. (12) ROBERTO BAUTISTA (ESP) 2.360.27. (30) PABLO CARREÑO (ESP) 1,500.41. (42) ALBERT RAMOS (ESP) 1,130.49. (47) FERNANDO VERDASCO (ESP) 1,000.53. (51) FELICIANO LOPEZ (ESP) 953.59. (58) PAUL ANDUJAR (ESP) 887.90. (89) ALEJANDRO DAVIDOVICH (ESP) 655.93. (88) ROBERTO CARBALLÉS (ESP) 639.last_img read more

Sportiello is the first coronavirus positive in Atalanta

first_imgThe club reported that the goalkeeper is well, he is currently asymptomatic and the rest of the group will end his home isolation on March 27. The list of Calcium players suffering from the new disease continues to lengthen: Rugani, Matuidi, Dybala (Juve), Gabbiadini, Colley, Ekdal, La Gumina, Thorsby, Depaoli, Bereszynsky (Sampdoria), Vlahovic, Cutrone, Pezzella (Fiorentina), Zaccagni (Verona), Daniel Maldini (Milan, who also confirmed the positive from his father Paolo) and Sportiello (Atalanta). Marco Sportiello is the first Atalanta player positive to COVID-19. The Nerazzurro team, despite being located in Bergamo, the city hardest hit by the coronavirus with almost 7,000 cases, still had no infection, and was placed in preventive quarantine due to the cases that affected Valencia, its last rival in the match. of the Champions League from last March 10. Given this scenario, resuming training, something that teams like Lazio and Naples wanted to do this week, seems impossible until at least mid-April. The doctors from the Calcio teams signed an agreement that foresees the gradual return to individual work from April 4 and to group work from 13, although everything will depend on the development of the emergency in the transalpine country.last_img read more

Barcelona studies adapting La Masia to focus

first_imgFC Barcelona has some of the more model sports cities and modern on the planet but is not raised in no case to carry out concentrations over a period of time. At least, no concentrations like raise the protocol of LaLiga to return to the activity where he recommends, in the third phase of re-adaptation to competition, the staff concentration for at least one week while they are already training in groups of eight players. This concentration can be carried out inside the sports facilities or in a hotel, but under the priority of “high security”, that is, having totally disinfected the premises.Given the exceptional circumstances of this situation, the Barcelona is starting to study possible alternatives. And the most viable would be to resort to La Masia facilities -currently empty- to carry out the workforce concentration. La Masia, which is within the Ciutat Esportiva, has a total of 78 rooms: 39 singles, 36 doubles and three triples. Both the players – a total of 19 from the first team plus Ansu Fati- and the members of the staff technician would use the double rooms but of individually, while the rest of the changing room employees could be installed in the individual rooms. Is about austere rooms, just over twenty square meters, with a wardrobe, a television and a table. Obviously, if the first equipment were finally installed, a series of temporary reforms in the occupied rooms, in order to better adapt to the needs of soccer players.Within The farmhouse, which has some 6,000 square meters spread over five floors, there are dining rooms, gyms, changing rooms, water area, kitchen, massage room, large classroom, offices for management and even a game room with pool table and foosball tables, which would allow the team to maintain a minimum of security guarantees during the concentration phase. Obviously, it would be an extreme resource and force majeure, since more than one heavyweight from the first team, such as the captain Sergio Busquets, has already shown publicly your absolute disagreement to concentrate in the Ciutat Esportiva or in a hotel as a preventive measure.We will have to see if finally LaLiga may require clubs to stick to your protocol or a series of nuances about the initial protocol, but in any case it seems very complicated that the footballers agree to stick to it a series of indications that make the practice of football as we understand it very difficult, such as: solo training in the Ciutat Esportiva, not changing in the dressing rooms or seeing teammates or train with masks and gloves.last_img read more

Bertrand Traoré, another attacker on the Betis wish list

first_imgBetis cautiously awaits a summer season market that may put a number of brakes on operations between golf equipmentSure, particularly if the concept is to execute a big switch below the foreseeable certainty that Lyon will request a big quantity for its footballer. Its market worth is 9.5 million euros in keeping with the specialised web site Transfermarkt, whereas the contract ends in the summer season of 2022. With Loren and Borja Iglesias on the scene, the relaxation are unknown in the verdiblanco assault of the future in the medium time period. Betis continues to list names on its nearly countless list of forwards with the intention to reinforce its assault with a view to the 2020-2021 tutorial yr. Bertrand Traoré is the final of them: The newspaper L’Équipe associates the Olympique de Lyon attacker with the curiosity of the Verdiblanco crew and this might reunite the Burkina Faso participant along with his former teammate Nabil Fekir. It isn’t a bit with a differential scoring nostril, however it’s versatile and may occupy any of the offensive positions on the subject of play, delivering qualities of pace and energy that it has already proven in Lyon, Chelsea or Ajax.With Rudi García as Lyon coach, it appears seemingly that Traoré will attempt to discover a new vacation spot to provide his profession extra projection regardless of his 24 years. He scored 4 targets this season and his coach is obvious: “He’s considered one of the finest on the crew, however I anticipate far more from him.” That is additionally anticipated by the participant himself, who, nonetheless, might discover a super setting in the Spanish League to take advantage of his virtues. LaLiga Santander* Knowledge up to date as of Could 11, 2020last_img read more