Raonic leaves Tsitsipas out with his 19 direct serves

first_imgStefanos Tsitsipas will be unable to revalidate the semifinals he reached final 12 months on the Australian Open. The Greek, sixth favourite to the title, was shocked within the third spherical by the Canadian Milos Raonic, earlier than which he fell 7-5, 6-Four and 7-6 (2) after two and a half hours of the sport. The Canadian cemented his victory because of his 19 direct serves and 55 successful strokes.Each gamers began very stable with their serve, till in the eleventh recreation of the primary set Raonic broke the serve of Tsitsipas to consolidate his service and on this approach he took the primary sleeve 7-5. He did not react Tsitsipas, since within the first recreation of the second set Raonic once more broke the service of the Hellene though Tsitsipas traced three break balls. The Canadian didn’t give in with his serve and within the tenth recreation closed the sleeve 6-4.Within the third set, Tsitsipas and Raonic failed to interrupt the serve, so the whole lot was determined within the tie-break and within the tiebreaker, the Canadian managed to interrupt two consecutive minibreaks to Tsitsipas to seal his go to eighths, the place it will likely be measured with Marin Cilic (who defeated Roberto Bautista), and the defeat of the ‘Grasp’ Tsitsipas, who should wait to get his first Grand Slam.Outcomes of the boys’s crew of the Australian Open.last_img read more

Víctor claims to Malaga 600,000 euros of compensation

first_imgThe dispute between Víctor Sánchez del Amo and Málaga as a result of the dismissal of the Madrid coach is already underway. Both parties are cited in the City of Justice on February 19, one day after the citation that Al Thani have to appear on the occasion of the criminal complaint filed by small shareholders, the SER Chain said Monday. According to BE, Víctor claims to Malaga a compensation of 600,000 euros for the alleged moral damages caused by his dismissal from the blue and white team. The case is in the hands of the Social Court and on the 19th the first meeting between both parties will take place in the act of conciliation. If there is no agreement, the judicial battle will continue.Coincidentally, only a few days ago his predecessor in office, Juan Ramón Muñiz, and Málaga closed an agreement for the dismissal of the Asturian coach. The club also has open litigation with Caminero and Joaquín Jofre.last_img read more

Edgar Méndez: “The club has changed a lot for good”

first_imgEdgar Méndez analyzed the ovation paid by Mendizorroza’s stands when he jumped on the pitch against Eibar. “I already said in the presentation that I was returning to a club where I had been very happy and, when I went out to the field and people showed that affection, I felt very good and I want to thank this hobby for how he behaved with me in the past and also now. It was very nice”, said.The Canary has been in Vitoria for a week and He believes that “the city has not changed much but the club has. And for the better. You just have to see the sports city or how it works on a daily basis. Here things are done very well. Yes, the pace of training has caught my attention, which is much higher than in Mexico. But I am very happy with the decision I made to return. “ The competence in the demarcation of Edgar is high and he knows that “there are many and very good players here and we will have to work to gain a foothold. You have to give everything in your day to day, in training. ” Apart from the possible exit of Burgui to Zaragoza, Burke, Borja, Aleix, Camarasa, Rioja and Edgar himself move through the same area of ​​the pitch: at the half point either in band or a little more centered. On the team’s progressnoted that “I think we are fine. The other day, against Eibar, it cost us both teams in the first part but, then in the second and with the goal of Lucas as soon as you leave We started to play more comfortable and I think we deserved the victory. Now you have to focus on the next opponent, Mallorca this Saturday”.last_img read more

The unknowns of the punishment to the City

first_imgCan the TAS annul the sanction?The City announced yesterday that it will go to the TAS (Arbitral Court of Sport). Presumably, this last legal instance will be pronounced during this summer. The City can request precautionary measures if this Court does not issue a ruling before the start of the Champions League 2020-21 and, in turn, the cancellation of the UEFA penalty. Nor is the route of ordinary justice ruled out, as the Swiss Zion once undertook, if the resolution of the TAS is not favorable. They have been waiting for this sanction for two years, so the club’s lawyers citizen They will be quite advanced. The PSG, for example, was not penalized for financial doping. The closest record evidencing UEFA’s iron fist in this Fair Financial Play has been seen with the Milan, which is serving this season the penalty imposed by the organism that governs continental football. His place in the Europa League was occupied by Roma while Torino played the previous one. In the summer of 2018, the TAS saved at the last moment the club ‘rossonero’ from a penalty of two years without playing in Europe. In 2017 Berlusconi sold the entity to Yonghong Li for € 724M, thanks to a loan from the US Elliott fund of € 300M. Li did not comply with the payments and in the summer of 2018 the club went to Elliot. UEFA opened another investigation this summer, for the irregularities in 2018-19 and with the Americans in front, which ended a pact with Milan (ratified by the TAS): the punishment of two years was only one.Can it also be sanctioned in the Premier?According to article 3.02 of the Champions regulations, the clubs of the associations belonging to Spain, England, Italy and Germany participate with four clubs that qualify through their national league. If the City finishes between the first four, its place in Champions would happen to the fifth classified. This is ratified by 3.02 and established by 4.01, section C, where he explains the rules to participate in the competition: “Have obtained a license issued by your association in accordance with the UEFA Club and Fair Play Financial Licensing Regulations“Even as per account The independent, the English Federation could impose a fine on the City in the Premier by taking away points for breaching financial regulations. Will the Champions League become the great goal of Guardiola this season?Guardiola arrived at the City in the summer of 2016, and although in his first year he failed to raise any title for the first time in his career as a coach, last year he became the first English club to win the national triplet: the League against Liverpool, the FA Cup and the League Cup. “It’s harder than the Champions”, defended. Now his revalidation will come this year in the top continental competition after fall eliminated with the City in quarters (2018-19 and 2017-18) and eighth (2016-17). He ends his contract in 2021, He wants to continue, but he also acknowledged that if Madrid eliminates them, the owner may throw him out. Now, if Juve allows it, the only possibility of ending his contract in winning the Champions League because the Premier seems impossible: Liverpool have an advantage of 22 points!If City wins the Champions League, who would go to the Club World Cup and the European Super Cup?This assumption is contemplated in the UEFA regulations, in the duties of the clubs, in its article 6.01, section N: “If applicable, to participate as a winner, or if requested, as a Champions finalist, in the European Super Cup, in the Club World Cup and in another international competition with UEFA rank“That is to say, that duty to play the European Super Cup and the World Cup I would go to the Champions finalist, in case City won its first Champions. Yes, for UEFA and the competition would be a stick (economical and prestigious) that the champion could not defend his title (The regulations of the competition ensures that the Champions of the Champions League and the Europa League play the next campaign in the maximum continental competition although they are not classified through their leagues, as explained in Article 3.03, as long as they comply with the financial rules). Can the City sign players once the penalty is executed?This sanction to the City has nothing to do with what in his day suffered Chelsea, Barcelona, ​​Real Madrid or City itself, which was punished this summer by the FIFA Disciplinary Committee for breaking the regulations regarding international transfers and the registration of players under 18. The punishments to these clubs were resolved unevenly. In theory, Manchester City will have no limitations in this regard beyond the resolution that may extend UEFA or modify the TAS. With the sanction against Milan, for example, in addition to leaving him without Europa League he limited the registration of players to 21. What would happen to the City’s income?Thebes says about the punishment to the City that “better late than never”. If the City really must be two years old without playing in the Champions League, the wound it will leave in its coffers will be of considerable size. The income that is expected this year to participate in the Champions League is a minimum of 80 million euros and a maximum of 110. Two years without being able to aspire to that piece of cake would considerably reduce your cache in terms of sponsorships and international tours. That would be difficult to compete in the Premier. A drama. The City project as it has evolved so far would be unfeasible …Mass scared of its stars?How are you going to retain the City to its stars if they won’t be able to show up in Europe? How Guardiola will renew the workforce without offering the European showcase to future incorporations? Right now, the City has up to 19 players who just signed up in 2022 or earlier, nine of the current squad and ten ceded. Names like Ottamendi (2022), Fernandinho (2021) or Omen (2021). And stars like Sterling (market value of € 160M), From bruynne (€ 150M), I healed (€ 100M) or Bernardo Silva (€ 100M) would be difficult to retain. In addition, the club would need to finance itself by selling players due to the decrease in revenue due to its absence in the Champions League and adapt the high salaries of the current squad to the new circumstances … Manchester City was sanctioned yesterday by UEFA with two years of exclusion from the next European competitions 2020-21 and 2021-22, plus a fine of 30 million euros, for infractions in the regulation of the Financial Fair Game. For a year, in March 2019, UEFA was investigating the Pep Guardiola team, which reacted yesterday as soon as the news was known. “Manchester City is disappointed but not surprised by today’s announcement by the UEFA Chamber of Adjudication,” City communicated. Now many unknowns are raised around the sanction and the English club …last_img read more

The Bundesliga enters 4,200 million euros

first_imgAccording to a study of Soccerex, The 18 Bundesliga clubs have registered a total income of 4,200 million euros, which means that the figures have increased 5.4% compared to those of the 2017/2018 season. It is the fifteenth consecutive season in which the German competition increases its profits, mainly generated by television and advertising rights.The Bundesliga 2 has also registered a record, reaching 782 million euros. That has meant an increase of 28.5% over the previous year. And it is that of the 36 clubs that make up the first and second competition of Germany, 28 have generated benefits. In total, they would suppose more than 1,400 million euros in taxes and fees those that would have paid.The study also values ​​the assets of the clubs during the 2018/2019 season. The Bundesliga reached 1,800 million and the Bundesliga 2 reached 174 million.last_img read more

“The cancellation of the ATP? I looked to see if it was April Fool’s Day …”

first_imgNo tennis for at the least 6 weeks. I suppose it is the finest determination of @atptour with out fascinated by the day to day. Taking care of the inhabitants at present has to be the principal factor earlier than any sport. Let’s take care of ourselves, hear to those that know and be accountable. 😷🥺😷🥺 pic.twitter.com/lVGyst24HT– diego schwartzman (@dieschwartzman) March 12, 2020Regardless of not agreeing with the varieties, the Argentine did suppose the fund was appropriate, since he thought-about the determination to droop tournaments as the most profitable by the ATP: “The varieties angered me, however the determination to cancel it was the wisest. The following day, the healthiest factor, was to cancel Miami. I perceive that they took a couple of days, additionally they waited for the opinions of the gamers, the governments and every little thing that was occurring, however the wisest factor was executed. Whole suspension is ok, as a result of there are lots of athletes who’re with the virus and would infect others and the virus would multiply. “Now there isn’t any different alternative however to wait … Regardless of the undeniable fact that Diego Schwartzman is called The Peque, when he speaks he often does it loud and clear. The Argentine, quantity 13 in the world rating, charged towards ATP for its manner of speaking to gamers the determination to cancel the Indian Wells match, the first to fall off the calendar due to the COVID-19 disaster. Then Miami, Monte Carlo, Houston, Marrakech, the Depend of Godó and Budapest would observe, till finishing a six-week break.Nicely, that’s how Schwartzman defined in The nation how he acquired the information that it was not being performed in the US match: “I landed in Los Angeles on Sunday and came upon that it had been canceled by messages from Facundo Lugones (Cameron Norrie’s coach) and Fede Coria, who have been there at the match till I looked to see if it was April Idiot’s Day; I thought they have been enjoying a joke on me. However then I noticed an e-mail that was solely in English, it was not in a pair of languages ​​as it would have corresponded and by which the title was very calm, one thing like ‘ATP notification’. That was the manner of communication that such a match was suspended. “last_img read more

De Jong: “Ansu is the Barça player who surprised me the most”

first_imgThen came the fun time. When asked who figured he would be the hardest worker right now, he pointed out to Braithwaite: “From what I see, he’s training hard. He may be the hardest working.” He said he sees “Ter Stegen writing a book on confinement.” De Jong said that the player who has surprised him the most is Ansu. “I didn’t know him when he started training with us. He has a lot of talent and a lot of quality.” And then he said the first thing he would do when the state of confinement ended: “Go to a bar … (laughs). No, seriously, see my family, my friends and go to train and play, which is the most I like it”.De Jong admitted that he was killing time by revisiting the ‘Friends’ series, he considered Bergwijn (Tottenham) the most difficult rival he had faced when playing at PSV, and congratulated himself on Nouri’s improvement. But above all, De Jong confessed that he must improve his performance: “I have played many games and that is not easy in the first year. I am satisfied with my performance, but not totally satisfied. I have played some games well and I think our The best performances were against Dortmund and Inter in the Champions League, but I have also played very bad games. “ Surrounded by memorable jerseys (Mbappe’s for his debut in the Netherlands against France; and the Nations League semifinal against England) and worse memories (one of Lucas Moura, ultimately his executioner in the Champions in the Ajax-Tottenham tie), Frenkie de Jong gave a video call interview to the official media of Barça in which good vibes prevailed. “I came before the state of alarm was decreed in Spain … Here the routine every day is the same. Breakfast, I take a little walk, I train on the treadmill … Then I play with the dog. I try to stay in shape with a work program that they pass us from the club. But it is not a normal training “, the Dutch began. De Jong was pleased that they can at least go for a little walk down the street, something that is currently prohibited in Barcelona. “The midfielder, who came to Barça after paying 75 million euros plus eleven in variables, acknowledged that he is taking care of his diet. “Mikky (Kiemeney, his partner) cooks. But I eat less than normal because the training is less than normal. It is not that I do not eat something in particular but I am careful with what I eat and what I drink.” De Jong admitted that what he misses the most is “going to training, seeing the players. Playing games. I enjoy them. I don’t see them. It’s hard and difficult to be home and wait until the moment I say you can come back but it’s what we are today. Hopefully we can train again soon. “last_img read more

A week without a final in the Copa del Rey

first_imgThe coronavirus pandemic has paralyzed the sport in almost all the world and prevents the Copa del Rey final, the second leg matches of the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey from taking place on the week that begins on Monday. Champions League and Europa League, as well as the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix.The final of the Copa del ReySaturday April 18 was the date set for Athletic Club and Real Sociedad to play the Copa del Rey final at the La Cartuja stadium in Seville, after previously eliminating Granada and Mirandés, respectively, in the semifinals. It is the first Cup final in history between both teams. In mid-March, the Royal Spanish Football Federation agreed with both clubs to postpone the game due to the effects of the then incipient pandemic and with the aim that when it is played it will be a party with a full stadium, something that is now impossible. On March 17, Luis Rubiales, president of the RFEF, was in favor of the Copa del Rey final “being with hobbies.” The head of the soccer body advocated trying to get Basque club fans to be present in a historic game as long as the institutions give their approval to that option. “There are no dates. It was valued on May 31. We communicated it to the Royal Household at the time, but seeing what has happened in the last days we have paralyzed any imposition of date. We have the right to put the final on a weekend I have spoken with the presidents of Athletic and Real and they will be present in the negotiations, “said Rubiales. “We want a final with fans, we want them to be there. Unless it is a legal imperative, always at the disposal of the administrations, we would do it behind closed doors. Right now there is no date. If we do not know when we are going to resume the competitions, it would be risky say date for the final. We will work with the two clubs, “added the president of the RFEF.Champions League, Europa League and Women’s EuropeanThe return matches of the Champions League and Europa League quarterfinals were also scheduled for this week, seven days after the first leg matches had been played. Both tournaments were interrupted without the round of 16 being completed. The Champions League stopped dead due to the pandemic before the last four second leg matches of the round of 16 could be played: Juventus-Lyon (0-1 in the first leg), Manchester City-Real Madrid (2-1) , Bayern-Chelsea (3-0) and Barcelona-Naples (1-1). Atalanta, Leipzig, Atlético de Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain had already achieved the quarterfinals a week earlier. The pandemic also interrupted the first leg of the round of 16 of the Europa League, in which the matches Sevilla-Rome and Inter Milan-Getafe could not be played. The return matches should have been played on March 19. This Monday a Spain-Czech Republic, corresponding to the qualification phase for the European Women’s Championship, had to be played. The national team could no longer play the previous Thursday against Moldova in Alcalá de Henares, and now they will not be able to do so either, also at home in Granada, against the Czechs. This was officially communicated by UEFA to the RFEF on March 18. Matches are postponed until later and will be played in a new FIFA window. Chinese GP and Paris e-PrixMotorsports is deprived this week of two tests, the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix and the Formula E World Championship Paris e-Prix for electric cars. The Shanghai race was the first to come off the 2020 F1 calendar. It happened on February 12. The championship then failed to even start as planned in Australia on March 15. Then the great prizes of Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Canada, the Netherlands, Monaco, Spain and Vietnam were postponed. The organizers of the F1 World Cup still do not know when the contest will start or how many races it will have. His sports manager Ross Brawn said last Wednesday that the 2020 season will probably start in Europe, and possibly behind closed doors. Brawn said Formula One’s desire is to race as soon as possible, if at all to give fans some entertainment in tough times, even if it means holding some of the first big prizes without fans. DIAMOND LEAGUE, PREMIER OF KARATE IN MADRID The Diamond League of athletics was to start on Friday in Doha. The following four tests were also postponed, in China, Stockholm (May 24), Rome / Naples (May 28) and Rabat (May 31). In addition, Madrid was to host this week, between Friday and Saturday, the fifth round of the Karate Premier League, with Sandra Sánchez and Damián Quintero as great stars. The world federation (WKF) made this decision “after the resolution of the Government of Spain to apply strict measures to contain the pandemic in the country, including the current state of alarm throughout the national territory.” “The health and safety of athletes and all other participants are the top priorities of the WKF. The international governing body of karate will continue to monitor the situation to ensure the best conditions for athletes, their staff and fans,” he said. the WKF on March 16.Amstel Gold Race, World Cup Sailing, Taekwondo Pre-Olympic and Snooker World CupIn waters of Genoa (Italy), the second date of the sailing World Cup was to be held, from Tuesday to Sunday, and the Cycling Amstel Gold Race was scheduled for Sunday, a test of a UCI World Tour that was interrupted after the dispute from Paris-Nice between 8 and 14 March. This Dutch classic would this year celebrate its fifty-fifth edition with local Mathieu van der Poel as the last winner. Its organizers are still studying the possibility of it being disputed at the end of the year. “We are in contact with various stakeholders such as municipalities, partners and the UCI to discuss the matter. We also depend on external factors. We strive for a quick decision, but we hope they understand that moving such a large test is complex. We are monitoring very carefully all the developments related to the virus. Therefore, we cannot give a definitive date for our decision yet, “they say on their website. In addition, Milan was to host the qualifying tournament for the Tokyo Taekwondo Olympics on Saturday and Sunday, and on the 18th a new edition of the World Snooker was to begin at the Crucible Theater in Sheffield (United Kingdom) .last_img read more

Villanueva Churches: “The VAR must not tackle the gray plays”

first_imgFormer referee Ignacio Iglesias Villanueva has defended that Video Arbitration, in which he now works, “is not the holy spirit” and has “gray plays” that should not be addressed. Iglesias Villanueva participated in the talk ‘Let’s talk about refereeing from home’, from the Galician Football Federation, in which he said that in the world of football it was thought that with the arrival of the VAR errors would disappear. “I think people thought that the VAR was going to be the holy spirit, but there will continue to be controversy and the VAR is not infallible either. It is not just a machine, we are the people behind it. Being in the VOR room implies a lot of concentration, deciding in a short time and sometimes looking for a better image that does not come out first, “he explained.The former colleague, who is confined to the Coruña town of Pontedeume, admitted that “surely” the action protocol can “improve”, but still “We all have a referee inside, a coach inside, a player inside and now, a VAR inside.” “There is a fairly clear protocol on the situations in which you can and cannot enter and it is likely that in the future it will change. In fact, something has already changed, but we cannot pretend that the VAR is continually entering because we would transform football into something else” , Held. Churches Villanueva made it clear that “there are gray plays in which the VAR cannot and should not get involved”. Along the same lines, the assistant referee of the First Division and also from A Coruña, Diego Sánchez, warned that “the VAR was not invented to make the best decision but to avoid clear and manifest errors” in a sport in which “it is not all objective” . Both began at fourteen years old in the refereeing world and, although for Iglesias Villanueva the “experience in the elite was positive”, the truth is that he also had black days, especially the one he had after a game between Valencia and Barcelona with a phantom goal. “There have been bad moments, I cannot say no, because the referees do not live in a bubble, but we are prepared for them in some way because we know what we are exposed to when there is an error. I will never be able to forget that the press came looking for me at the door of my house, at an airport or annoying my parents and my family, “he recalled. In this sense, he assured that, although they are willing to go through” bad times, sometimes reality beats fiction “and recalled that the Valencia-Barcelona mistake today would have been resolved in” five seconds “. Regarding the changes in the rules for next season, Diego Sánchez admitted that he has seen them” over the top “because” it may confuse you “for the current season and considered that they do not imply” drastic, but relatively minor “modifications.last_img read more

The Government will close Series A if there is no agreement on the protocol

first_imgThe Italian Sports Minister, Vincenzo Spadafora, stressed this Thursday that the resumption of football depends on reaching an agreement on the protocol of action and that if this does not happen they will “close” the season and seek ways to “football pay the least possible damage ““Let’s say it clearly. If the parties agree to the protocol, the training sessions will resume and, consequently, there will also be a positive reflection on the restart of the championship. If it is to the contrary, the Government will decree the closing of the season due to a health emergency“Spadafora said in statements to the ‘Rai’.The politician also made it clear that the government “will create those conditions for that the world of football pay the least possible damage due to this emergency“We know that we are talking about a great company for the country, so we will take responsibility“he stressed.In recent days, there has been criticism from the soccer world for the ban on training. “We call on the Serie A League to end the controversies and disagreements. Soccer should be a symbol of joy, passion and play, and it should divide us only when you cheer up, “he said.“The technical-scientific committee is meeting with the various components of the world of sport, such as the FIGC (Italian Football Federation), to learn more about the training protocol“added Spadafora. The country’s government has already given the green light to sports activities in public parks. “This is also a test that in two weeks will allow us to see if it is possible to gradually open something else like gyms, dance centers, various sports centers, tennis clubs, “he said.Calcium’s responseAfter being consulted by the words of the minitro, the president of the Serie A President, Paolo Dal Pino has responded that “he is always available to have a constructive dialogue.”“I really appreciate it the words of Minister Spadafora this morning and your appeal. There has been and always will be availability for a constructive dialogue, with the certainty that the work of the Minister of Sports and ours can only point to a common good in its broadest sense. It is a tremendous moment for the country and for the world, only united, we will move forward, “he said in some collected statements in La Gazzetta dello Sport.And Dal Pino continued to pave the way to reach a consensus: “Like all Italians, we would like to return to work and live our lives as soon as possible. If possible, in compliance with health standards and protocols, well. otherwise, we will strictly adhere, as we have always done, to government decisions. The minister can be assured of our constructive and collaborative spirit. My harmony with the President of the Gravina fedceration is absolute. “last_img read more