Nadal gets up next to Carreño to add the decisive point of doubles and put Spain in the semifinals

first_imgThe Spanish couple turned to the super tie-break to end the BelgianEarlier, Goffin surprised Nadal to tie Baptist’s 1-0The Australia of Kyrgios and De Miñaur will be the last stone towards the final Photo: Reuters Precisely in the appointment of ‘teachers’ of 2017, the Belgian had his only victory against the Balearic in his five clashes, but on that occasion there was some physical decline in the Spanish, which did not happen in his duel in Sydney where Nadal never He felt comfortable.The winner of 19 ‘Grand Slams’ did not find the real way to dominate Goffin. Too erratic and without rhythm with his service, he ran into a great version of his rival, very sharp in all his punches, especially with a parallel setback that did a lot of damage.Nadal soon realized that he was not expecting a simple game. He raised with quality a 0-40 in the third game, but could not do so in a similar situation in the fifth and eleven of the world took an advantage, ephemeral because the Spaniard, who had already threatened the rest too, replied instantly.There came his best moments in the game, but he was not able to finish a clear 0-40 with 4-3 on the scoreboard and his weakness in the service ended up costing him expensive with another break that Goffin did confirm and make him lose his First set from London.The picture was complicated as soon as the second set began. The Belgian number one broke again and took an advantage that would no longer be released thanks to its solidity in the exchanges and the continuous failures of the twelve-time Roland Garros won, whose face denoted that he was not having a good time.However, true to his character, he grabbed the track and ended up finding his chance in the eighth game, despite Goffin’s resistance. This endured the improvement of the manacorí and reached the ‘sudden death’, where it returned to be more solid to give life to its own.Baptist did not fail in the firstRocourt’s left the initial triumph of Roberto Bautista 6-1, 6-4 against Kimmer Coppejans. The Spaniard, who remains firm in this tournament where he is taking his matches forward with enough solvency, did not give his opponent too many options, although he suffered much more in the second quarter, where he had to lift a ‘break’ of disadvantage to seal the victory by the fast track.The simplest was the first where Baptist was very strong with the service, with which he only awarded four points, only one playing with first. Coppejans did not find the formula in the rest and neither firmly replied to the service, especially when he had to play with seconds.Thus, after the initial 1-1, the Spanish tennis player took five straight games to quickly finish the first set, which had nothing to do with the second. The Castellón wasted two breaking balls in the first game and his opponent did not waste his first chances to the rest to break and get 3-0.Bautista did not get nervous and managed to balance quickly before entering the decisive line where he returned to pull experience, especially in the long eighth game where Coppejans had two ‘break’ balls. He did not take advantage of them and the ten of the world ‘stole’ the line-up, followed to sentence later.center_img Spain will play this Saturday against Australia the semifinals of the ATP Cup after defeating Rafa Nadal and Pablo Carrño with a lot of work and suffering, in the quarterfinals to a Belgium that fought the ticket until the ‘super tie-break’ of the decisive match of doubles.He had more work than expected the Spanish team to get rid of the Belgians, who were close to surprise thanks, especially to the great game of his number one, David Goffin, who was able to beat in two sets (6-4 , 7-6) to Rafa Nadal and take the fight to a spectacular final match where the Balearic and Pablo Carreño were on the wire.The Manacorí and the Spaniard had to deal for more than two hours with Joran Vliegen and Sander Gille, a blended couple who did not make the pass expensive. The Belgians were powerful in the service and from there they kept their options, strengthened when they took the ‘tie-break’ that decided the first part (9/7).Encouraged by this mood advantage on the scoreboard, the rival duo stood firm on the track, giving no options to serve and threatening the rest. The Spaniards had to save two ‘break’ balls in the eighth game and finally found their chance to avoid another awkward ‘sudden death’.The video went into action to confirm that Vliegen had invaded the opposite field to execute a simple volley to give the first break of the entire encounter to Nadal and Carreño, who then knew how to have the temper to hold his serve, raising a break option. In the ‘super tie-break’, both maintained their strength and knocked down the rival resistance (10/7) to meet this Saturday, starting at 8.30 Spanish time, with host Australia led by Nick Kyrgios and Alex de Miñaur.Goffin gave the surprise to NadalBefore this match, Belgium had shown that it was not a stone guest thanks to David Goffin. Rocourt’s deployed his best level to end the great streak of victories that Rafa Nadal dragged from his defeat against Alexander Zverev in the first game of the ATP Finals.last_img read more

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Courtois and the penalties against Atleti: “I tried to be scary”

first_imgThibaut Courtois was the guest of this Monday in the Real Madrid Conecta program of Real Madrid Televisión. The goalkeeper reviewed his career, talked about his goals with the white team, praised Zidane, analyzed the titles he has achieved in white, revealed his rituals, confessed his hobbies …His dream is to play in Madrid: “It’s amazing. At the most I could dream of being a starter in the Genk and being there for many years. When I get to Valdebebas I say:‘ Look, I’m here. “I keep training hard. It’s a dream.”How do you feel in this 2020: “Very well. We have many victories and many goals to zero. The match in Getafe was very good, I made several stops in the first half and won 0-3. We went with confidence to the Super Cup, we won and we continue in that line.”The best goalkeeper in the world: “It is not easy for me to say that I am the best. There are many good goalkeepers. I am struggling to help the team win. When you help your teammates win, they will call you that. I have to work day by day because I can improve . The important thing is to help the team. “It started from left side. How did you become a goalkeeper ?: “Because of my relationship with volleyball. With my parents I went to the games, to beach volleyball … We had a field at home to practice. I loved to throw myself. With 7 or 8 years, in Belgium there are no goalkeepers, they rotate. A day, the coach asked me if I wanted to be a goalkeeper in a tournament, I said yes. The Genk saw me as a goalkeeper rather than as a side. “Passion for Madrid: “Seeing Casillas play one of his first games, also as a child … Seeing how he does it well you start to look at Iker, in Madrid … And my mother, who is a physio, had a patient who was going to Madrid to see two or three games a year and he brought me flags, Iker shirts. From there I always followed him and I dreamed that one day I would end here. “Boxes: “At that time it was an example. No matter how old you are. Then I have been looking at other goalkeepers because Iker is shorter than me. I also looked at Van der Sar. When in 2011 I could face Iker it was amazing “.Debut with the Genk: “At the beginning of the season I was in the subsidiary, there were two or three goalkeepers in the first team. I sometimes trained with them. At Christmas two goalkeepers left, they brought in a second … The headline injured his finger, the second goalkeeper my ankle is broken and I was able to debut with 16 years in an important game. “How do you decide to leave Belgium? “There, I thought I was quite an adult. These are things you feel. Both Chelsea and Genk, like much of my surroundings, wanted me to stay another year in Genk. At that moment, Atleti loved me. I saw that I had to grow because in pre-season it was no longer the same, I needed a push to discover my limits and grow. “Eden Hazard: “Eden is someone very funny, always with a smile, he always wants to play. I get along very well with him. Before Chelsea I already knew him from the national team. We are good friends. He is a great player. I hope he comes back soon and he can help win more games. “How did you live your presentation with Madrid? “It was something incredible. You only enjoy a few days later, when you are training. The presentation was very beautiful. It is a dream that you fulfill. I had been wishing for time and we were very happy.”Titles: “Obviously I want to win everything and that we try to do. In the end last year was not the best and that is why this year we are all fighting to win all possible trophies. We have already won the first one, in Copa we want to advance, in February the Champions … With great enthusiasm. “Club World Cup: “It’s special because to play the Mundialito you have to win the Champions League. It’s something I have pending with this club. The first trophy is always special. “Spain Supercup: “You have to be focused on wanting to win the game, knowing what we are doing. Madrid has always done that, in the qualifiers and finals, being there to win. It’s what we did, we are prepared to win and that was seen” .Psychological preparation in some penalties: “I went to the match against Atleti not thinking about being the hero but I felt very good after the game. Ramos or Isco gave me courage. You go with confidence and as I measure two meters I tried to grow up and scare the opponent. That could be It is also important that we do not fail on penalties. “ Mestalla header: “Against Girona at home last year I also went up but left. In Mestalla I knew it was the last play. If it happens three minutes before, I don’t go up. I looked at the goalkeeper coach and he said yes, to go up. The goalkeepers. we have a great timing when reading the plays. I almost scored. In the end Benzema did it. It was a rush for the whole team. “Roberto Vázquez, the goalkeeper coach: “We have a very good relationship with all the goalkeepers, there is a very good atmosphere. When we have to work we do it hard and very well. It shows in the level we are giving the goalkeepers.”Zidane: “It’s something special. As a child I have seen him play. For many players my age he is a reference and having him as a coach is something beautiful. And eager to win by his side.”The least scoring goalkeeper of the five major leagues: “I did not know. I was more aware of here, stopping everything I can. Not only does the goalkeeper count on that, we are eleven. And if we defend the eleven well we will fit few goals. When they ever arrive, I try to stop them. It is important, like yesterday. If we keep the goal to zero a goal is important to win. “19 unbeaten games in a row: “In those games I am sure that there are 11 or 12 with the goal to zero. There are games that we could have won, but if you keep that concentration behind it is difficult to score goals. Concentration and intensity, is what you are demonstrating.”He has received criticism: “I have always been strong mentally. If not, you can not stand the pressure, you know where you come from and here every game is important. Criticisms have to know how to handle them, know who they come from and where they come from. It only matters what the Mr. Roberto, colleagues … I don’t work differently than five months ago. The key is not to lose confidence in yourself. If you don’t trust yourself, forget. You have to be confident. “Who do you talk to most in the field? “The closest relationship is with the defense and Casemiro. We talk a lot and communication is important.”Rituals: “When we start a game I go to both sticks, I touch it with my foot and give it to the crossbar. Then I tie and untie my gloves a lot. It’s a hobby and I get out alone.”When you don’t train, what do you do? “When I have children I spend a lot of time with them. At home I like to watch movies, I play Play, I like Formula 1, I have an armchair with a steering wheel to play, watch the NBA … Then try to eat well and healthy to be fit. It’s day to day. “Kobe Bryant’s death: “I came back from the warm-up and the changes sometimes don’t come out to warm up. Lucas told me and I didn’t believe it. He told me it wasn’t a joke, it was serious. I started watching basketball with the Lakers of Shaquille and Kobe Bryant. He is someone who believed a lot in himself, did not want to give up a minute to enjoy what he loves, everyone loves Mamba Mentality. Everyone will remember his legend and live his values. “What is the best advice from your parents? “Keep your feet on the ground. Have respect, humility and work. And never lower your arms.”Psychological preparation: “In the end each person can have a mistake, the important thing is not to stay on that bad day and think that tomorrow will be another day. Knowing that it will always end well. If you work and do things well, it will come. A positive mind it will always attract good things. The negative mind does not bring anything good. “He has grown in Madrid. “I have grown a lot as a person. Last year was not easy and if you can not with that pressure this year could not be at this level. I’m proud. I have been strong mentally and I continue to grow as a person. Just with 20 years you take everything else to heart, now you know where to focus. “How to receive young players: “You greet them, you introduce yourself… You want to help everyone. Luka Jovic does not speak Spanish yet, much with him is in English. Sometimes you try to explain one thing, help him … He also has Modric, who speaks his language. It is being with them, supporting them. We want to see them succeed. “The Madrid shirt: “You can never loosen up. When you wear this shirt you know the pressure there is. That’s why the players here are able to wear it perfectly. And that’s why he has won so many trophies.”How would you like to be remembered: “As a great goalkeeper and great person. And having been important in Madrid and in the teams I’ve been to.”What would you like to get: “We want to win everything, but the Champions League is a big dream at club level. With the national team we were close to the World Cup, now comes the European. Hopefully we can win it. All dreams can come true.”last_img read more

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Zidane had a touch with the car on the way to training

first_imgApparently the blow was not too serious, just a matter of sheet metal and paint. Nevertheless, Zidane got out of his vehicle to fix the insurance papers with the driver of the other car involved.The coach attended the training normallyHe completed the session and then attended the media in the press room. Real Madrid today finished tomorrow’s game against Osauna. And the technician, Zinedine Zidane, has suffered a small mishap on the way to the white session in Valdebebas. The French He had a small crash with his Audi at a roundabout. last_img

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Premier Hall of Fame ceremony canceled

first_imgThe opening ceremony of the Hall of Fame of the Premier League, scheduled for this March, has been canceled due to the spread of the coronavirus.This initiative, announced last month, was to bring two players into this hall of fame and select a list of candidates that fans would vote for for inclusion in the future. These footballers have not been revealed yet, but for now the hall of fame has been canceled pending the return of English football, suspended until April 3.The Premier League will meet this Thursday to define the strategy of how to end the season.last_img

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Mount skips quarantine to play a game

first_imgMason Mount, at 21 years old, has been another of the young people who is suffering from isolation due to the coronavirus pandemic. In the United Kingdom it has not been decreed for the entire population but Mount, after the positive by Covid-19 of his partner Hudson-Odoi, is obliged to remain in his home in quarantine in case he had been infected.The young man decided to ignore it and went to play ‘una pachanga’ (five against five) with the West Ham player and former blue academy, Declan Rice, as reported by Daily Mirror. Both players went to a facility with artificial grass pitches of small dimensions located in Trent Park, a park of up to 320 hectares in the north part of London, this Sunday at noon.It was a man with his 14-year-old son, who went to train at the same facilities, who decided to notify the newspaper and even take a photograph. “I took my 14-year-old son to train, we saw a car that seemed kind of ridiculous and we wanted to see who was there. Three or four people went down and my son recognized Mason Mount, who was the driver. They were playing a five for five and they both wore a panty to cover their faces, I don’t know whether to protect themselves or not to be recognized, “he assured the Daily Mirror. This same newspaper affirms that Chelsea has limited itself to reminding Mount of its obligations while West Ham assured that Rice was “not doing anything wrong”.UK takes another route to fight virusThe UK executive has decided to take different measures than other countries to combat Covid-19. On the islands, the first minister, Boris Johnson, decided that exceptional measures would not be taken to isolate the population and allow the virus to spread to generate an alleged ‘group immunity’. Up to 229 scientists from British universities have already signed a letter sent to the government to stop a measure they estimate “it endangers more lives than necessary.”last_img read more

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Lodi turns 22: present and future for Atlético and Brazil

first_imgRenan Lodi turns 22 today and celebrates it in a very strange situation on a day-to-day basis, but based on sports as Atlético’s indisputable left back. This has been the case since he arrived in the summer and throughout the season, which has also helped that he does not have a direct competitor for the position. But Despite some doubts in defense, he has confirmed himself as an important footballer, and against Liverpool put the finishing touch to their growth. Lodi is the sixth player with the most minutes of the team (2,500 ‘, surpassed by Saúl, Oblak, Thomas, Felipe and Koke only). His good manners in attack have made him an important weapon for the team, although he has sometimes contrasted with problems in defense, in which He has worked conscientiously with the coaching staff, with Burgos and Vivas very attentive to its evolution. His big exam came on the double date against Liverpool and approved with note: in the first leg, not only did he not have trouble defending, he allowed himself constant increases to finish awarded as the best footballer of the match. In Anfield, although he suffered like the whole team, he knew how to withstand Salah and Alexander-Arnold. In Champions, as Opta review, Lodi is the footballer who dribbles the most (18) and the second with the most centers in the area (in League it is the third). Numbers that confirm that he is a footballer that adds in attack, beyond that He has marked a goal (Granada) and has given three assists (to Vitolo, Felipe and Morata).center_img Thus, at 22, Lodi sits as a left back present and a great future for Atlético and Brazil. The postponement of the Copa América will give it a year of extension to continue evolving and gaining weight in the canarinha, with which he has debuted this season and has already played four games.last_img read more

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Bayern sets an example: they renew Davies with masks

first_imgBayern doesn’t play it. Two weeks ago, when the Bundesliga champion announced the renewal of Thomas Müller, the club attached a photo of both the player and Munich managers Oliver Kahn and Hasan Salihamidzic sitting at a table. Each of them kept the security distance imposed by the German government when signing the contract., measures that seem to have gone up in recent days. This Monday, Bayern announced the renewal of the young Alphonso Davies and republished an image in the statement, this time wearing safety masks. Davies himself appears, Canadian jewel that will remain in the Allianz Arena club until 2025, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Chairman of the Board, Kahn, new Board Member, and Sports Director Salihamidzic, all with their respective oral protection. “I feel very happy,” Davies was quoted. “Bayern is one of the best teams in the world and my dream has come true. I felt comfortable from the first moment. My goal is to win the maximum number of titles with this entity. The mentality of wanting to win everything is always part of the DNA that characterizes this club, “he added. Davies landed in Munich in 2018 and has become a must on the left back. Add a goal and eight assists so far this season.last_img read more

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United’s new jersey is reminiscent of the ‘invisible ones’

first_imgThe one of the current season will be even simpler, since in this case it will not have the two horizontal lines crossing the chest nor the advertising in red, something that made it stand out a bit. Chevrolet will remain the main sponsor, although they will continue to look Kohler in the arm. The pants and sleeve stripes would be slightly darker than the rest of the shirts. Premier League* Data updated as of April 20, 2020 Despite the fact that now Adidas dresses them and not Umbro as in the 1995-1996 campaign, that shirt did not bring them good luck. They only got a point in the five games they dressed her, and it is that apparently the players had a hard time meeting on the field, since the color made it difficult for them to see and they were confused when making passes. That is why during those meetings, they were baptized as the Manchester of the ‘invisible’. Once even, during the Carling Cup before him Southampton, Sir Alex Ferguson made them change the kit for the rest of the squad at half-time, including Eric Cantona. The players did not look good on the field and ended up losing the match by three goals to nil.Getty Images’); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>The gray shirt that Manchester United wore during the 1995-1996 season.Getty Imagescenter_img The alleged second Manchester United jersey for the 2020-2021 season. & Nbsp; (Footy Headlines) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>The supposed second Manchester United shirt for the 2020-2021 season.The supposed second Manchester United shirt for the 2020-2021 season. (Footy Headlines) An image of what is supposed to be Manchester United’s second kit for the 2020-2021 season has come to light. A priori, the new one-tone shirt greenish gray, does not attract much attention, something that he remembers, as he explains Mirror, which they took in the mid-nineties Eric Cantona, David Beckham or Ryan Giggs.last_img read more

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