Nadal will retain number one if he wins Thiem in the quarterfinals

first_imgThe Austrian has improved so much in quick floor. He raised the titles in Indian Wells, Beijing and Vienna. He additionally fought for the title in the ATP Finals in opposition to Tsitsipas (he beat the Greek) after profitable Djokovic, Federer and Zverev. Lately he generated sure doubts in his conferences in opposition to Bolt and Fritz, which he overcame in 5 and 4 units, respectively. In the second spherical he had no issues in opposition to a blurred Monfils, which he had in three sleeves. In precept, Nadal, who educated yesterday on runway 21 of Melbourne Park, in public view, round 3:00 pm, is a favourite. He has gone from much less to extra and his exhibition earlier than Kyrgios helps him. You will need to show it to make the forecasts good. It will be the 14th confrontation between Rafa and Thiem, with a optimistic steadiness for the Balearic (9-4) and a single onerous observe duel that was determined in his favor in the fifth set, in the 2018 US Open quarters, though it’s true that he performed with a latent damage in the proper knee, which induced him to retire in the semifinals in opposition to Del Potro. His rivalry is one of the most frequent in current years and has already occurred in 4 finals, two of them on the clay of Paris. Rafa Nadal is offered on Tuesday (09:30, Eurosport) a recreation stuffed with incentives in opposition to Dominic Thiem (26 years and fifth favourite). To start out, the victory offers him a spot in the semifinals for the seventh time at the Australian Open, 34th amongst the 4 Grand Slams. And if he wins, he will go away Melbourne as world number one, do what Djokovic does on Friday in opposition to Federer. The Serbian would not serve or revalidate the title. Nadal, which has amassed 9,395 would attain 9,755 and its most rival in the rating can solely attain a most of 9,720. As well as, profitable would report a momentary file of wins in majors in opposition to top-5 gamers. It could be the 30th, forward of Federer’s 29 and Djokovic himself, though one of the two would match him two days later.last_img read more

TV blackout

first_imgSpanish women’s football is going through its most turbulent season. Of the hard negotiations for the first agreement in this category, whose agreement came in December with a heading that is expected, the television conflict, which directly interferes with the delay in signing this document. The situation is the least confusing. On December 20, unions and employers raised a world historical pre-agreement, which set from wages to maternity or work disability protocols. But its official signature, agreed for January 15 and subject to the economic agreement between the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) and the Association of Women’s Soccer Clubs (ACFF), is expected. The Causes They walk on another of the fronts that maintain the controversial day after day in the First Iberdrola: television rights. As it happened at the beginning of this century in the men’s category, there is no audiovisual regulation that encompasses all clubs. Everything revolves around a war of interests, among which many point to Real Madrid and Barça. Both clubs, with their own televisions, are key to understanding this audiovisual block and, therefore, the agreement. And if there is no agreement in this area, there is no economic consensus and the agreement cannot see the light, since the teams cannot ensure compliance. As indicated to AS various sources, the two clubs want to broadcast their matches through their channels, without financial consideration for the visiting team, and even broadcast their meetings away from home based on the simulcast (give a match on two platforms at the same time), without exclusivity. A fact that has upset what was agreed between Mediapro, the RFEF and the ACFF, which agreed to broadcast two games on GOL TV, the rest to be determined.The problem of all this was manifested with the non-retransmission of Atleti-Barça, the most important match in Primera. María Teixidor, secretary of the Barça club, blamed Mediapro for it, ensuring that from Barça they did not oppose the issuance of the match, but Your consent was not in writing, as requested, since the culé entity accepts its field right (retransmit the duels at home), the principle by which it issued the Classic’s outing without the Atleti accepting it. A conflict that denotes the lack of specific regulation for retransmissions of women’s football and in which a consensus is urgent. For now, the most affected are still the players. They have no agreement or visibility …last_img read more

Tenerife-Athletic Athletic suffers and passes

first_img______________________________________________________________________________Garitano: “We have a lot of caste and we never give up”The Athletic Club coach of Bilbao, Gaizka Garitano, has assured, after qualifying his team for the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey, that they have demonstrated in the Heliodoro Rodríguez López that they have “a lot of caste and many eggs” and They never give up.In the press conference after the classification by penalties for the next round, the coach of Bilbao has reported that the whole game has been “marked” by the “fatal play” in the first minutes, with the expulsion and goal in against.“This team has shown that we have a lot of caste, a lot of eggs. We never give up. We’ve played with ten practically the whole game,” he recalled.Gaizka Garitano has reported that they never lost “faith” and “believed until the end in all adversities.”The coach thanked the fans of CD Tenerife for the gesture he had with Iñaki Williams for the racist insults he received, which he described as “very beautiful” and “thank you.”Baraja: “The elimination has been very cruel”The coach of CD Tenerife, Rubén Baraja, has reported that the elimination of the Copa del Rey against Athletic Club de Bilbao was “very cruel”, since they were tied in the last minutes of the extension after having made “an effort brutal”.The technician has reported that the team was “physically very fair” in the last minutes, while he has said that it has been “a match beautiful”.“We have been ahead three times before a team,” he has aggregate.Baraja has stressed that they must “extract the positive” from the game, before a “great rival”, while insisting that the second part “The fatigue was very great.” A vibrant meeting, surely unforgettable, he chose Athletic Bilbao in the penalty shootout. Tenerife had it in his hand, but with two minutes left until the end of the extension, Yuri forced her.The match started frantically: before the second minute, Herrerín was expelled for knocking Moore to the edge of the area and Ezkieta had to enter through Nuñez. And shortly after, the VAR warned from Williams in the visiting area and The referee whistled a penalty. Joselu, with great tranquility, set the 1-0.Little by little Athletic was accommodated in the field, despite having one less. First he tried high Raúl García and then who did not forgive was Williams who met the ball in the Ortolá area and diverted it to the net to tie. However, madness soon returned to Heliodoro when Joselu, volley in the area, beat the Basque goal and made the 2-1.The duel continued at a very intense pace. Williams again had a good option, but this time he could not overcome the Tenerife goalkeeper who covered the spaces very well. Half an hour arrived, the pace dropped a little, though those of Garitano were the ones in charge, but could not find the spaces.After the breakLekue had the first, but his shot was repelled by Ortolá (46 ’). Immediately, Baraja moved the bench to reinforce the defense with three centrals, putting Lasure, but a bad pass from Milla to Javi Alonso led to the theft of the indomitable Williams who did not forgive and matched the contest.The match was leveled, although Athletic gave more sense of danger than Tenerife. Luis Pérez saw Joselu in the area, but Yeray provided providentially. Then, Raúl García, head-on, nodded at Ortolá’s hands.The legs began to weigh on the Basques, who did not give up. Joselu, remained a nuisance for the Bilbao and taco defense almost scored, but Ezkieta reacted to pure reflex. Already in the final stretch, Tenerife seemed more whole, but could not avoid the extension.In the extra time, Carlos Ruiz saw the second yellow as soon as he started and the tired participants leveled. Lekue committed a penalty on Nahuel and Dani Gómez made it 3-2 and achieved delirium. In the second part of the extension, Tenerife held Stoic, but in the absence of two minutes, a shoe from Yuri tied the game and forced the penalties.last_img read more

The FEF decides in seven days if the final is in Madrid or Seville

first_imgAnother novelty is that the contest was launched not only to host the final of this edition but of the four, until 2022-23. The Wanda Metropolitano is the big favorite to win this award, stadium where the last Champions League final was held. Almeida, mayor of Madrid, has openly acknowledged that he has negotiations with the Federation to be the headquarters for the next three years. But it is the Junta de Andalucía that also opposes to win the contest. It would be to take her back to Seville, since Last season it was also the venue because Valencia-Barcelona was played at Benito Villamarín. The novelty is that this time it would be in La Cartuja, a stadium in disuse.The Federation made public the conditions for submitting applications on December 27, the day from which the initial financial offers and the necessary documentation could be sent. The deadline to apply ended on January 13, the same date on which the negotiation process was initiated by the decision table. On January 24, the deadline for submitting the final offers with the best proposals by the federation entity has expired and it has a deadline until next Friday the seven to make a decision on the election of the headquarters. The negotiating table is made up of five people: the president of the RFEF or another delegate, the legal director, director of competitions, financial director and the director of operations. The decision they make must be subsequently approved by the Federation Board of Directors. The Royal Spanish Federation has seven days left to decide the venue for the Copa del Rey final April 18, which could be for more than one edition. It is one of the novelties in the contest launched by the federation. Madrid and Seville are the two candidates to celebrate this match. The FEF will visit La Cartuja next week.For second consecutive Year will be known before the stadium where the Cup final will be played that the finalists themselves. “It would be in the interest of the competition and of the fans to anticipate the election of the city and would accompany the celebration of acts and activities related to football for several days, and be allowed to gather the interest of fans and followers in this sport and enjoy of the annual Spanish football festival, “says the Federation in the contest rules.last_img read more

The miracle of Deportivo has no limits

first_imgCardsReferee: Iñaki Vicandi GarridoVAR Referee: Dámaso Arcediano MonescilloBoateng (19 ‘, Yellow) Francisco Montero (29 ‘, Yellow) Koné (29 ‘, Yellow) Víctor Mollejo (69 ‘, Yellow) Keko (74 ‘, Yellow Fernández Vázquez: “You don’t win so many games by luck”Fernando Vázquez, Deportivo coach, said that “not many games are won by luck” and said that the goal of the victory in Alcorcón in the added time was “a high, an explosion of incredible joy.”Deportivo achieved the victory in Alcorcón with a goal in the added time of the Ivorian Mamadou Koné, after a match in which the Madrid team dominated the score.“We play our game and his opponent. We ceded possession of the ball and from there we looked for a clear exit. In the first half we were not well, although we had two clear options, and in the second, the Alcorcón, which is very good team, put us in more trouble, “said Vázquez, at a press conference. Fernando Vázquez does not like to be called a magician, but what Deportivo has been doing since his arrival brushes the paranormal. Seven consecutive victories, and the latter worthy of study. 91 minutes defending, suffering and holding on to the inspiration of Dani Giménez in the goal. A draw that was already miraculous became victory in the last play of the game in practically the only shot between the three suits. Center of Keko Gontán and Mamadou Koné, holder for the injuries, marking on plate to punish an Alcorcón that deserved to win, took a new and undeserved stick in his stadium and ends an unbeaten seven-game streak.The match began with Corunna animation in the stands and potter in the field. And it is that the Alcorcón entered the encounter with two more marches than those of Vázquez. Good pressure throughout the field, greater intensity in duels and superiority in the game. The result was a Depor locked up with Montero shrinking ball after ball and Stoichkovthreatening Dani Giménez with two intentional shots. Twenty minutes of suffering until the left-handers of Çolak and Aketxe woke up to warn Alcorcón that Deportivo was also in Santo Domingo. The visitor awakening was short-lived and the yellows, who after taking a breath, returned to the charge with Stoichkov demanding the best of Dani Giménez. Good first half of those of Fran Fernández, dumped in the band of Mollejo, before a rocky Depor and delivered to the cons, but missing much the oxygen that Sabin Merino brings back to goal despite the tireless effort of Koné.The dynamics at the start of the second half continued the same, even with greater dominance of an Alcorcón that did everything well, but that failed to tear down the blue and white wall. The domino turned into harassment with the feeling that the local goal was only a matter of time. The same feeling was Fernando Vázquez, who struck Keko and Hugo Vallejo at once to try to threaten a Dani Jiménez who lived a placid morning. On the contrary, the other Dani, the Giménez, that in the 75th minute took a foul from Mula that was already slipping. And again the Galician goal was decisive two minutes from the end, when he took out a missile from Diéguez that was looking for a prize. When the local crowd was lamenting the draw, Koné’s head came at the last minute to enlarge the streak of Depor. To prove that Fernando Vázquez’s elf has no limits.center_img ChangesRui Costa (56 ‘, Dani Romera), Keko (66 ‘, Emre Çolak), Hugo Vallejo (67 ‘, Aketxe), Samuel Sosa (68 ‘, Oscar Arribas Pasero), Luis Ruiz (81 ‘, Victor Mollejo), Sergiy Myakushko (83 ‘, Juan Diego Molina Martinez)last_img read more

Ten Hag: “We have our style and we will try to play it”

first_imgIn Europe you always have to be good to get a good result. I think we have a way of playing and some principles. There are players who are returning from injuries and we are moving forward. If we manage to pass this tie, we will continue to grow until spring. We already play trophies.Will they raise the game to attack?We will try to play from behind and get ahead. You try and sometimes you have to play long balls and sometimes you can play back.Will we see Tadic in the lineup?Tadic we will see if they are in the eleven. They are progressing in recent weeks. They have played in the last days. On Monday we had a good training with them and they could play. We’ll see.He said that Getafe played to the limit.All players think like that. They are players who have experience. Sometimes you have to play aggressive, but you have to be within the parameters. We have seen that there have been actions that have not been correct on their part.Is Blind in good rhythm and can he play?Blind you will see tomorrow if he is at eleven. We’ve missed him, but we can’t be thinking about people who haven’t been. In the last period we have lost very important players.Taking into account the game of Getafe. Will they change anything?We have our way of playing and we trust what we do, we don’t care so much about the rest. We always face different styles.Will Van de Beek leave?I do not know, I do not think so. It has had a great evolution and has drawn attention at the international level. There are players who are in the spotlight and then things change.Is Varela ready to face such a match?His specialty is to stop and his ability to react and withstand the pressure. Tomorrow is our first goalkeeper and hopefully he enters our game well. Stopping is the fundamental thing.After reaching the Champions semifinals. Does the Europa League make you excited?Obviously we will give what is expected of us. Two years ago I would have been very happy to play the Europa League. We want to go as far as possible.Did you know anything about Getafe, any player? How does the team arrive at this time? There are many good players in Getafe. They would have the level to play in Ajax. Cucurella is a very good and famous player, but there are players who are magnificent. He knew something about Getafe, obviously. But at that time I didn’t know much about his way of working. We have delved into Getafe and know everything there is to know.Lisandro: “Getafe is a very aggressive and very aggressive team”Lisandro Martínez, footballer of Ajax, said Wednesday at a press conference that Getafe, his next rival in the first leg of the round of 16 of the Europa League, is a “very strenuous and very aggressive” team. The Argentine player acknowledged that he will face an intense team and that the set led by Erik ten Hag will have to be used thoroughly to get a good result this Thursday at the Alfonso Pérez Coliseum.“It’s a very tough team, very aggressive, they handle the pressure very well. They have it very well worked. They have very good players. We have to Make a very smart match. They are very aggressive, but we have be very smart and fight the game, “he said.Questioned why he defines Getafe as “aggressive” he replied that the reasons for adjecting it in this way is because of the “good pressure” that his players make and because they fight each ball with great intensity. “We have to make our game and break the pressure. I think this team has a lot to improve but we are doing things right. We have had the bad luck of having many injured. We are on the right track and we are working very well, “he said.“The Getafe is a team that defends very well. The ten players They fold very well. They press very well. When pressing go to win the ball, they do not give any for loss and go as if it were the last. ” “They can make a lot of difference with the pressure and with the theft of the ball. It’s when we have to show our personality and mentality. We have to demonstrate to any pressure we can impose on any game situation “, concrete.On the words of coach José Bordalás, who stated that the Ajax is the favorite to pass the tie, he said they take the Getafe technician statements as a “compliment”. “It is good that technicians and sometimes players recognize the good work what are we doing. But we focus on what we do “, finished -EFElast_img read more

No clear response to injuries

first_imgBecause, while it is true that many of those casualties are occurring due to muscle ailmentss, the last of Gayà yesterday for discomfort in the thigh. It seems that the team that has entered a spiral of bad luck. Those who suffer fiber breakage are added those that ‘break’ unexpectedly as were Soler, Piccini or Garay. And to top it off, a soccer player like Florenzi, who said Murthy himself was coming to play games like Atalanta’s, take chickenpox. Above problems between the harrow and the board, layoffs of doctors and trainers, or name transfers. The current season is being clearly marked by the injuries that Valencia is suffering. In the accumulated 7 months of competition, so just Wass, Jaume, Parejo and Correia have not gone through the infirmary, and yesterday was his own Celades who admitted not having found the exact reason.“When we recover a soccer player, another one falls or is injured“.” We have been living with the casualties all year. “It seems that we grow dwarfs “. Those were some of yesterday’s phrases from a Celades who encouraged his team “to reveal themselves” to the plague they are living. However, The technician has been looking for the specific reason that explains why a piece of equipment falls out every week, however it is not having it easy. All this causes those who are healthy have to accumulate more minutes on their legs, which, in the long term again leads to muscle injuries. Like the one Gayà suffered yesterday after having played the last month without rest.However, Celades also admitted that he has been trying for weeks to find the exact reason for so many problems in the physique of his players. The Catalan explained that he has considered all aspects, the type of training, the hardness of the grass etc. But, for the moment, it seems that it remains without a clear answer to a growing problem.last_img read more

Who can beat Djokovic?

first_imgAndy Murray28Davis Cup 2016 to Doha 2017 Andrey RublevfifteenDavis Cup 2019 at Open Australia 2020 Novak Djokovic35Davis Cup 2010 to Cincinnati 2011 However its streak of consecutive wins totals 21, making an allowance for his three victories within the Davis Cup final December. This means that Nole is in among the best moments of his sports activities profession, particularly when it comes to chained victories (See desk). Step by step, the Serbian approaches his 35 consecutive wins achieved between 2010 and 2011, second greatest model within the historical past of tennis. For now, the 56 wins of Roger Federer they appear distant, however every little thing is feasible with a devouring of information of the dimensions of the Serbian. Juan Martin del PotrofifteenAcapulco 2018 to Miami 2018 PLAYERVictoriesTournaments Roger Federer56Rotterdam 2005 to Dubai 2006center_img Greatest successful streaks Stan Wawrinka13Chennai 2014 to Indian Wells 2014 Rafael Nadal30Miami 2012 to Beijing 2013 Can anybody defeat Novak Djokovic in 2020? Don’t be alarmed, the reply is sure. The actual thriller is figuring out when what’s going to occur immediately has transpired into the class of miracle. And is that the Serbian doesn’t know the defeat up to now, including a complete of 18 consecutive victories between ATP Cup, Australian Open and the ATP 500 in Dubai, the place final Friday he ratified the world number one, at the least, till the American Masters 1,000 American tour of Indian Wells (March 12-22) and Miami (March 25 to April 5). As well as, the magnitude of those 21 wins will not be one, since Belgrade has defeated 5 top-10 in the course of the streak: Monfils (10th), Medvedev (fifth), Nadal (2nd), Federer (third) and Thiem (fifth). If we evaluate its present state of kind with the 2011 marketing campaign, we see that it’s on observe to repeat that prolific begin of the season by which conquered seven consecutive titles: Australia, Dubai, Indian Wells, Miami, Belgrade, Madrid and Rome. It was Federer who had the privilege of slicing the streak within the semifinals of Roland Garros.Apparently, the Swiss Categorical He was the final participant that Djokovic misplaced there for the month of November within the ATP Finals. However with the Swiss away from the tracks for a number of months because of his knee harm, it must be one other to take his witness. With Andy Murray additionally within the dry dock (he has gained Nole 11 occasions), there are solely left Nadal (26), Wawrinka (6) and Tsonga (6) as lively gamers who’ve gained Novak extra occasions. With fewer clashes, there are additionally two names to contemplate: Tsitsipas retains the stability tied with the Serbian (2-2), whereas Thiem has defeated him 4 occasions after eleven duels. Many inquiries to be resolved, however certainly one of them should step ahead in the event that they wish to finish the reign of Djoker …last_img read more

The Betis doctor’s gesture not to saturate hospitals

first_imgLaLiga Santander* Data updated as of March 16, 2020 Since it doesn’t train our @RealBetis and we continue to monitor the health of our players at home, I am willing to help any citizen privately with musculoskeletal doubts / problems in order to prevent them from coming to our 🏥 and saturating them. I beg diffusion #I stay at home– JOSE MANUEL ALVAREZ CASADO (@dr_jm_alvarez) March 15, 2020“Since our @RealBetis does not train and we continue to monitor the health of our players at home, I am willing to help any citizen privately with musculoskeletal questions / problems in order to prevent them from going to our hospitals and saturating. I beg for broadcast #YoMeQuedoEnCasas “, says the doctor from Verdiblanco on social networks. José Manuel Álvarez, doctor of the Betis first team, offered himself to citizens through his Twitter profile to resolve any doubts about musculoskeletal problems that they may suffer, in order to help avoid saturating the emergency room and hospitals, at full capacity due to the coronavirus crisis.center_img Dr. Álvarez was in charge of giving the talk to the first-team footballers and the coaching staff led by Rubi last Friday at the Ciudad Deportiva Luis del Sol so that the Verdiblanco professionals could exercise at home. Soccer players are currently following an individualized work and nutritional plan, due to the suspension of group training due to the coronavirus crisis. In the talk, players and coaches were also informed of a series of recommendations to be taken into account according to the standards established by the health authority and the Government to avoid contagion.last_img read more

The Spanish Society of Epidemiology recommends “the cup final in autumn”

first_imgThe Copa del Rey final open or closed? Is it good that it is played in the middle of summer, in late July or early August, in Seville? These questions to which Luis Rubiales, the president of the Spanish Football Federation, tries to answer almost every day, are truncated when the Spanish Society of Epidemiology comes into play. Because his forecasts do not match at all with those that the federal entity manages, or wants to manage. They recommend that the final of the Copa del Rey between Real Sociedad and Athletic Bilbao be played in autumn, not summer.This was stated by Pere Godoy, the president of the Spanish Society of Epidemiology, in an interview given on Radio Euskadi. “I would recommend that it be played in the autumn, because we believe with the research done that everything that involves large crowds of people, as in sports events, it would be prudent to wait until well past the summer, since in May and June there will be a high percentage of the population that will be susceptible to this disease, “he explains. Godoy, a medical specialist in Preventive Medicine and Public Health, assures that society should be forgetting any collective event that brings together many people. “The best thing is to forget until well past the summer of all that are crowds like those of music concerts, sporting events or political rallies. Even to the beach I think we shouldn’t go en masse. And the children’s classes we must forget until after the summer. It is necessary to delay everything is the maximum if we do not want to go backwards ”. Remember that the UEFA calendar sent to the different federations places the final on August 5, something that does not fully convince both Basque clubs, and that seems complicated that it can be given in the current context. Until September-October there does not seem to be a good date for the dispute of that final.last_img read more