Djokovic matches legend’s record to notch another GOAT milestone

Novak Djokovic matches legend’s record to notch another GOAT milestone The records continue to come for Novak Djokovic as the world number one etches his name further into the history books of the sport. The 20-time Slam champion may have come away from the Tokyo Olympics disappointed, but another record for the great shows his consistency at the highest level of tennis. Djokovic has now spent 332 combined weeks at the top of the ATP rankings, meaning he is now equal to the tally of 18-time Slam champion Martina Navratilova.…

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Your daily guide to tennis at the Olympics; Bencic, Vondrousova go for gold; singles bronze medal matches

Novak Djokovic, Tokyo Olympics 2020 Women’s singles bronze medal matchVeronika Kudermetova and Elena Vesnina – Luisa Stefani and Laura Pigossi Mixed doubles bronze medal matchAsh Barty and John Peers – Nina Stojanovic and Novak Djokovic Matches start at 3:00 pm local time (7:00 am London time, 2.00am New York time, 11:00 pm Monday LA time). The full order of play for Saturday is here. 6 singles matches are scheduled, plus doubles and mixed doubles To follow our full coverage of the tennis event at the Tokyo Olympics, please visit this page. To follow…

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‘One of my best matches’

‘One of my best matches’ – Pablo Carreno Busta on beating Daniil Medvedev Pablo Carreno Busta reiterated that he came to the Tokyo Olympics to win a medal after downing world number two Daniil Medvedev. The world number 11 and sixth seed said he “won’t relax and will continue this intensity” after he earned arguably the best win of his career. The Spaniard defeated the 25-year-old Russian 6-2, 7-6 (7-5) in the quarter-finals of the 2020 Games – his best victory by ranking in a completed match. Carreno Busta will…

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Ministers eye vaccine passports for Premier League matches and large events

Only fully-vaccinated football fans may be able to attend Premier League matches and other events with more than 20,000 spectators from October under Government plans. Boris Johnson risks provoking further criticism from backbench Conservatives as ministers seek to extend the future use of vaccine passports from nightclubs to sporting stadiums. Talks are in an early phase with the Premier League to discuss whether supporters who have not been double-jabbed could be barred from entry, the PA news agency understands. The use of vaccine passports could also be extended to lower…

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New Zealand targets Olympic quarter-finals in first 3 matches

The New Zealand Blacksticks men’s hockey team is aiming to win their first three games in Tokyo in order to keep their hopes of reaching the Olympic quarterfinals alive. during the Trans Tasman Hockey match between the New Zealand Blacksticks Men and the Australian Kookaburras, Massey University Hockey Turf, Palmerston North, New Zealand. Friday 28 May 2021 Photo: COPYRIGHT WORLDSPORTPICS Simon Watts Coach Smith thinks it is important to obtain points from their first three games starting with the game against India this Saturday, even though the two teams involved…

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July 22, 1989: The day Boris Becker won two matches to put Germany on course for the Davis Cup final

What happened exactly on that day? On this day, July 22, 1989, in Munich, Boris Becker won two matches on the same day for Germany in a Davis Cup semi-final tie against the USA. First, Becker came back on Saturday morning to play the fifth set of his incredible match against Andre Agassi, which had been stopped at midnight on Friday. Less than an hour after sealing his victory against the Las Vegas Kid (6-7, 6-7, 7-6, 6-3, 6-4), “Boom-Boom” was back on court, partnering Eric Jelen, to beat Ken…

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Two Wimbledon Matches Under Investigation Over Suspicious Betting Patterns

Two matches in the recently-concluded Wimbledon are being investigated for potential match-fixing.© Instagram At least two matches that took place at Wimbledon 2021 are being investigated for potential match-fixing following irregular betting patterns. As per Die Welt, they have obtained information of “possible manipulations” which may have occurred at the Grand Slam involving one singles match and one in the doubles. It is also understood that several betting firms have reported those matches due to a series of abnormal bets that were made. Although the exact details of…

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The most memorable matches from Wimbledon 2021

The 2021 Wimbledon Championships are complete and it was another thrilling year. Things may have been slightly different in the logistics, but the action on the court was just as electrifying. Here, the PA news agency looks at five of the best matches of the tournament. Murray’s late night drama The last few editions of Wimbledon have just not been the same without some late Andy Murray drama on Centre Court but the former champion delivered this time around. After beating Nikoloz Basilashvili under the Centre Court roof in his…

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Olympic hockey: 10 great matches and finest moments at summer showpiece

The Hockey Paper picks out 10 classic Olympic Games matches to remember 1992 men’s bronze: Pakistan prevail at the deathThe Dutch were 2-0 up against Pakistan in the men’s bronze medal match. However, smarting from losing to Germany in the semi-finals and being seen somewhat as the ‘people’s favourite’ for the title, Pakistan succeeded with a superb late fightback. Or is that putting it mildly? Pakistan rallied to score four goals in the last 15 minutes – two each from Khalid Bashir and Shahbaz Jr – to cap a sensational…

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Euro 2020 matches could cause local rise in Covid cases, Uefa medical chief admits

Uefa’s medical chief admits it “cannot be excluded” that there will be Covid-19 cases linked to matches at Euro 2020, but said the same applies to any number of gatherings now permitted as restrictions ease across the continent. Figures published by Public Health Scotland (PHS) on Wednesday showed 1,991 residents who later had a laboratory-confirmed Covid-19 diagnosis were in their transmission period while at gatherings related to the tournament between June 11 and 28. Nearly two-thirds of cases – or 1,294 people – reported travelling to London at around the…

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