Sinner snaps four-match losing streak and sets Korda clash at Citi Open in D.C.

Jannik Sinner won for the first time since Roland-Garros on Wednesday, ending a stretch of four consecutive losses and setting a third-round clash with American Sebastian Korda at the Citi Open in Washington, D.C. The Italian never faced a break point and dropped just three first-serve points (17/20) as he eased past the 22-year-old world No 69 in one hour and 18 minutes for his 25th win of 2021. “It was not easy, obviously,” Sinner told the crowd after his victory. “We had some great battles, obviously he he is…

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Daniel Ricciardo lost ‘0.8s a lap’ with Turn 1 crash damage

Andreas Seidl has quantified the damage to performance sustained by Daniel Ricciardo’s McLaren in the Turn 1 melee at the Hungarian Grand Prix. Although he started further back on the grid than most of the others involved in the first-corner incident, Ricciardo found himself caught up in the chaos. From 11th on the grid, the Australian made a strong getaway towards the outside of a rain-dampened track and avoided the mayhem triggered by Valtteri Bottas which resulted in his McLaren team-mate Lando Norris being forced out of the race. But…

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Senators, Victor Mete agree to one-year, $1.2M contract

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Bukayo Saka Given ‘Wall Of Support’ At Arsenal After Euro 2020 Penalty Abuse

Bukayo Saka with Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta during his first training session of the season.© Instagram Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka has been presented with thousands of letters of support after he was racially abused following his penalty miss in England’s Euro 2020 final defeat against Italy. Saka endured vile taunts on social media after missing the decisive penalty in the shoot-out at Wembley. His England team-mates Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho were also abused following their spot-kick misses in the final. The 19-year-old said he expected a harsh response from some…

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‘Djokovic winning Grand Slam would be monumental’, says top coach

‘Novak Djokovic winning the Grand Slam would be monumental’, says top coach A renowned coach thinks “nobody who knows anything about tennis” will focus on Novak Djokovic missing out on the Olympic gold if he wins the Calendar Slam. Darren Cahill – coach of two-time major winner Simona Halep – believes Djokovic winning the US Open to complete the Grand Slam would be a “monumental achievement”. The Australian – who works as an analyst for ESPN – was ranked as high as No. 22 in singles, as well as being…

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Hamilton 'proud' of Vettel 'Same Love' LGBTQ+ display in Hungary

Lewis Hamilton says he was proud of Sebastian Vettel for standing in favour of LGBTQ+ rights in Hungary last weekend, despite the German receiving a reprimand from the FIA for breaching pre-race protocol. Ahead of the 11th round of the 2021 F1 world championship in Budapest, both Hamilton and Vettel voiced their concerns over a piece of legislation recently passed by the Hungarian government that aims to ban the representation of homosexuals and transgender individuals in schools or entertainment programs destined to under 18-year-olds. Hamilton called the anti-LGBTQ+ law “unacceptable…

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Tokyo Olympics: Smart TV Installed At Olympian Salima Tete’s House On Jharkhand Chief Minister’s Instruction

Tokyo Olympics: Salima Tete (right) is part of Indian women’s hockey team competing at the Olympics.© AFP In a show of empathy the authorities installed a smart TV at the residence of Olympian Salima Tete after the government came to know that the woman hockey player’s family does not posess one and are unable to see their daughter’s performance at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics. Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren directed the Simdega district administration to immediately install a TV at the woman hockey player’s home in a remote village, a state…

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Christian Eriksen reunited with Inter Milan teammates, begins road to recovery

Christian Eriksen has returned to the Inter Milan training ground for the first time since suffering a cardiac arrest while playing for Denmark at Euro 2020, the Italian club said on Wednesday. The midfielder collapsed during his country’s opening game of the tournament against Finland on June 12 in Copenhagen, and received life-saving treatment on the pitch. He has now returned to Italy and visited his club teammates at the Italian champions’ Suning Training Centre. “The Danish midfielder met the club directors, the coach, teammates and all of the staff…

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The day the longest set in Davis Cup history was played

What happened exactly on that day? On this day, August 4 in1973, during a Davis Cup tie between the United States and Chile, Stan Smith and Erik van Dillen lost the longest set in the history of the competition against Jaime Fillol and Patricio Cornejo. After three hours and 45 minutes of play, the Chilean team won the second set 39-37 to take a two-sets-to-love lead. However, Smith and van Dillen did not collapse, and went on to win the third set, before the match was suspended by darkness at…

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Mercedes/Ferrari/McLaren cover seven GPs in Pirelli test

Between them, Mercedes, Ferrari and McLaren have provided Pirelli with over 500 laps worth of data for their new 18-inch tyres. This is the final season when the current 13-inch wheels will be in use, with new 18-inch upgrades arriving for 2022 alongside the new generation of Formula 1 cars. And following the Hungarian Grand Prix, the Hungaroring played host to the latest round of testing on these 18-inch wheels, and it was certainly a productive couple of days. George Russell had been in action for Mercedes on the opening…

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