ATP – Atlanta – Milos Raonic joins Benoît Paire and Nick Kyrgios #Atlanta #Paire #Kyrgios # COVID19 #Mannarino

The start of the American tour is at Atlanta let it happen next week! A destination favored by large servers but also by players who find it difficult to endure the sanitary bubbles. While he was due to resume competition in Los Cabos, Milos Raonic postponed his return. It is in the Olympic city that the Canadian will make his reappearance with a wild-card.

Benoit Paire gives his opinion on sanitary bubbles

He will join a beautiful plateau. It is not a surprise to find Benoit Pair in the list of registrants because there will be no bubble or mask for this tournament. A data that can also explain the presence of Nick kyrgios who admitted not having played a lot this year because of the bubbles put in place on the circuit. Wounded in the right knee at Wimbledon, Adrian Mannarino should forfeit.

The rest of the list is logically made up of many Americans, with notably John Isner, Reilly Opelka, Sam Querrey or Taylor Fritz. The other main seed will be Jannik Sinner. A tempting list for a 250 tournament.

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Tennis player Karen Khachanov could hardly fit in the bathroom of the Olympic Village in Tokyo due to his height (video)

The Russian national tennis team shared their impressions of settling into the rooms of the Olympic village in Tokyo after a six-hour journey from the airport.

Karen Khachanov in Elena Vesnina’s story asks how he will generally wash his soul if he barely fits in it. And what? After all, there is no soap, as Vesnina noted. “Conditions, of course …” – the voice of Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova is heard.


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  • The Olympic team includes Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Elena Vesnina, Veronika Kudermetova, Ekaterina Aleksandrova, Daniil Medvedev, Andrei Rublev, Karen Khachanov and Aslan Karatsev.
  • Previously, tennis players, except for Medvedev, were in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk at a training camp.


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how will he wash here? ” Russian tennis players complained about the low ceilings of the hotel in Tokyo

Russian tennis players who arrived at the Tokyo Olympic Village complained about the hotel’s low ceilings.

Elena Vesnina posted a video with Karen Khachanov during the first inspection of the premises. The head of the Russian, whose height is 198 cm, practically rests against the ceiling of the bathroom.

– Now attention! Karen Khachanov asks the question: how will he wash here? – says the athlete. Criticism from other members of the national team also sounds in the background.

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The official Telegram page of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) ironically adds: “We have bad news for the volleyball and 3×3 basketball teams.”

The Olympic Games in Tokyo will be held from July 24 to August 8.

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What happens to Stefanos Tsitsipas?

Stefanos Tsitsipas he’s having a great season, there’s no doubt about that. And the fact of being the second best player so far this year, after Novak Djokovic, so it shows. But it is also true that he is now in a downturn. Lost in the first round of Wimbledon 2021 in view of Frances Tiafoe, in straight sets. Later, he reappeared in the ATP 500 Hamburg, where he won in the first round, but was eliminated in the second, before a Filip Krajinovic that he is not having a good season at all. We are going to try to analyze the reason why the Greek is going through this small bump in the season.

Lost the Roland Garros final after going two sets up

We all know how much mental state matters in tennis, and without a doubt that losing the final at Roland Garros 2021 after going two sets up would affect any player. That day, Tsitsipas had been the fittest player on the circuit. It was his first Grand Slam final, and he couldn’t have started in a better way for him, taking the first set in the tie break and the second set two breaks clear. But that’s where the cyclone Djokovic began, which achieved a historic comeback, leaving Tsitsipas really touched, as he was able to reflect on the track at the end of the game and also in the subsequent press conference.

With hardly any preparation on the grass tour

After Roland Garros, Tsitsipas decided to take a few days off. He really deserved a few days off. But of course, that later took its toll on Wimbledon 2021. The Athenian did not play any previous tournament that served him as preparation, and arrived at the London Grand Slam “blindly” on the grass, without having been able to test before on the surface, except, logically, the workouts.

The result in London was really disappointing, losing in the first round to a Frances Tiafoe who passed him over. Tsitsipas was blocked, with a non-positive body language and with many doubts in his shots.

The return after Wimbledon, not positive either

Tsitsipas returned to the circuit two weeks after the hit at Wimbledon, and did so again on clay courts, at the ATP 500 in Hamburg. The first round he solved without too many difficulties against Dominik Koepfer, but in the second round, he faced an inspired Krajinovic, with whom he could not.

The service, one of the keys to this downturn

The serve is part of the explanation of the last bad results reaped by the Greek. Above all, there is a key piece of information: the percentage of points won with the second serve. Let’s look at the example of their last games. At Wimbledon, against Tiafoe, he only won 42% of the points contested with his second serve; against Koepfer, 50%, but against Krajinovic it fell again to 41%. It is not easy to maintain a high level for an entire season, there are always small bumps, and now Tsitsipas is immersed in one of them.


“That’s the annoying thing”: Becker fires against Zverev, Zverev counters

“That’s the annoying thing”
Becker fires against Zverev, Zverev counters

Alexander Zverev crashes in the Wimbledon round of 16 and Boris Becker attests that the German number one in tennis has too little learning ability and too passive a style of play. Zverev must finally fix the same mistakes. The answer from the 24-year-old professional is not long in coming.

From Boris Becker’s point of view, Germany’s best tennis professional Alexander Zverev continues to make the same mistakes. “Zverev fails because of Zverev and not because of the opponent,” Becker told the TV broadcaster Eurosport, for which he works as an expert, in the podcast “The Yellow of the Ball”. The 24-year-old from Hamburg had already failed in the last sixteen at Wimbledon last week, where tennis idol Becker won the title three times.

The 53-year-old had followed the end against the Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime as an expert for the British broadcaster BBC. Zverev has the potential to win Grand Slam tournaments, Becker confirmed to last year’s finalist of the US Open. “But he has to correct the same mistakes, and that’s the annoying thing that it repeats itself from Grand Slam to Grand Slam,” said the former head of German men’s tennis.

“In critical phases he remains too passive, he stands behind the baseline and hopes that the opponent will make a mistake,” said Becker. That’s enough for Zverev against the worse placed players, but the better ones wouldn’t make a mistake. The world number five is now preparing for the Olympic Games after leaving Wimbledon and having a few days off. The Tokyo tennis tournament runs from July 24th to August 1st.

Zverev has now rejected Boris Becker’s criticism of his ability to learn and play. “I know what I have to work on to win Grand Slams, and I do,” Germany’s best tennis player told the “Bild” newspaper. “Boris and I have known each other for a long time. One of them knows what the other thinks. I know Boris’ opinion. It’s not new.”

Zverev is still waiting for his first final victory in a major tournament, but in 2018 he was able to set an exclamation point by winning the ATP finals in London. In 2020 he reached the final of the US Open, in the same year at the Australian Open and a year later at the French Open the semifinals. In the coming week, the 24-year-old will be traveling to Tokyo to take part in the Olympic tennis tournament. “My concern now is that I get gold for Germany,” said Zverev, “and I’m preparing for that.”


Spartak goalkeeper will miss the start of the season due to a new injury :: Football :: RBC Sport

During the match against Rubin at the Parimatch Premier Cup, Alexander Selikhov suffered a broken finger

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The goalkeeper of the Russian Premier League (RPL) club “Spartak” Alexander Selikhov will miss the start of the season due to injury. The press service of the club informs about it.

It is noted that the footballer was injured during the match in the pre-season tournament Parimatch Premier Cup against Rubin (4: 0). The goalkeeper was replaced after the first half, Alexander Maksimenko entered the field instead.

“The goalkeeper was diagnosed with a complex fracture of a finger, which will require surgical treatment and subsequent rehabilitation,” the club said. It is estimated that the player will need about three months to recover.

“We wish Sasha a speedy return to duty!” – added in “Spartak”.

The new RPL season starts on July 23, Spartak will play against Rubin in the first round, the meeting will take place on July 24 in Kazan.

In May of this year Selikhov for the first time since April 2019 released on the field in an official match. He took part in the match against Arsenal in the RPL (2: 1). In that match, Selikhov conceded one goal, its author was Spartak defender Ilya Kutepov.

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In April 2019, he was also unable to finish the match due to a fractured finger. In the fall of the same year, the footballer resumed training, but was injured again, this time he injured the Achilles tendon. Earlier, due to the same injury, he missed the home World Cup, which was held in Russia in 2018.

Selikhov moved to Spartak in 2017, as part of the team, he became the champion of Russia in the 2016/17 season.


The head of the RFU called the current limit on legionnaires in football “flawed” :: Football :: RBC Sport

According to Alexander Dyukov, the issue of the limit is currently being discussed with the government

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RFU President Alexander Dyukov at a press conference after the executive committee of the organization expressed his attitude to a possible change in the limit for legionnaires in Russian football. His words are quoted by the correspondent of RBC.

“This system is ‘8 + 17’ – it is more effective than the limit ‘6 + 5’. We see that clubs have become more selective in the selection of foreign players. It became easier for coaches to work. The playing time of young Russians has grown. But any limit, no matter how you set it up, has its drawbacks – it is flawed. And, of course, the optimal system in which there is no limit. We are now discussing the issue of the limit with the government, ”Dyukov said.

Dyukov announced the date for the appointment of a new coach. The main thing at the executive committee of the RFU

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In Tinkoff – Russian Premier League (RPL), the limit is “8 legionnaires + 17 Russians” in the application.

In early July, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko, following a meeting with the participation of Minister of Sports Oleg Matytsin, representatives of the presidential administration, as well as heads of sports federations, said that the results of the Russian national team at the European Championship were unsatisfactory, pointing out the dominance of legionnaires in clubs and an overheated salary market athletes. Until mid-July, the Ministry of Sports, together with sports federations and professional leagues, was instructed to prepare proposals for establishing a ceiling for athletes’ salaries. Also, the department will develop proposals for optimizing the number of legionnaires in Russian teams and the requirements for them.


Tokyo 2020: the mental health of high performance athletes

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The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games begin on July 23, 2021. The occasion to talk about a little-known but fundamental aspect: the mental health of high-performance athletes. The recent withdrawal of tennis player Naomi Osaka from the Rolland Garros tournament, who confessed to suffering from depression and anxiety, has highlighted the importance of psychological well-being. RFI spoke with a sports psychologist about this.

Imagine for a moment being Michael Phelps about to jump into the water. OR Usain Bolt getting ready for his 100 meter race. Or more recent athletes like American gymnast Simone Biles when executing his double somersault with triple twist. What goes through their heads? How do they handle stress? What happens if they don’t achieve their goals?

The images of these athletes doing extraordinary feats fill us all with emotion.

But the other side of the coin is the deep emotional charge that these high-level athletes have to handle.

Not long ago, the world number two tennis player, the Japanese Naomi Osaka, he confessed to having bouts of depression and waves of anxiety before the press. She had announced in advance that she did not want to participate in the press conferences of the Rolland Garros tournament. After a tug of war between the tournament organizers and the tennis player, Osaka decided to retire of the tournament to preserve his sanity.

His resounding retirement from this important French tournament has highlighted the question of mental health in high performance athletes.

For the psychologist Diego Segura, sports psychologist and former professional soccer player in Spain, the decision of the Japanese tennis player is understandable and explains the psychological pressure suffered by high-performance athletes. Listen to the radio program here:


In addition to Naomi Osaka, other figures from the sports elite have raised their voices in favor of psychological well-being, such as swimmer Michael Phelps or the american football player Brandon Marshall.

On a rostrum NBA professional basketball player Kevin Love He tells how, right off the bat, he suffered a panic attack during a game that forced him to retire and also describes his long recovery process.

The recent fact that Naomi Osaka has quit a tournament of Grand Slam by anxiety it reflects that something is wrong in the world of sports.

It is important not only to raise awareness about the mental health of high-performance athletes, but also the handling of the media and especially social networks. The media exposure and the weight of the networks is an additional stress to which high-level athletes are subjected, especially the best known.

Interviewed: Diego Segura Ramirez, a sports psychologist based in Seville, Spain.

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José Luis Clerc ruled how many more Slams the Big3 will win

José Luis Clerc He was one of the most important players in Argentine tennis. In fact, it shares the podium of top trophy winners with Guillermo Vilas Y Juan Martin del Potro. In addition, he reached the fourth position in the ranking (in August 1981) and was a semi-finalist at Roland Garros on two occasions. At the age of 62, he works as a commentator for the main events on the ESPN television network. In this sense, he contributed his perspective on the debate about the GOAT. “The best is going to be the one with the most Grand Slam tournaments won,” he said.

“At Wimbledon we were all waiting for Djokovic to dedicate himself so that all three [Roger Federer y Rafael Nadal, además del serbio] are on par with 20 titles, “he said in a talk with Sportscenter, the sports newscast of the Latin American signal. And he sentenced: “I don’t think Roger will get another Slam, possibly Rafa will, but the one with the best chances and will win three or four is Novak Djokovic“.

In addition, Batata highlighted the virtues of the current world No. 1. “Faced with adversity is when he plays the best. He does a lot of yoga and visualization work, a fact that is fundamental for a sport as individual as tennis. Every day I understand it more. What the three of them do is historical, but history is going to mark Novak Djokovic, “he said. And he added: “Djokovic sets himself records and is going to [igualar] Roger Federer on the Wimbledon titles. The next proposal is going to be that and I also possibly win the Golden Slam. “


Clerc has it very clear: it is impossible to draw parallels with other stages of tennis since they are not the same rackets, balls or surfaces. The training methods, the technologies for the recovery of the physical and the nutritional diets are not the same either. “These are times that cannot be compared because before, everything was very different. When [Björn] Borg won Wimbledon five times, the grass was very fast. Then, it became very difficult to subtract and you had to upload a lot to the network, “he concluded.


Football players of the Russian championship were deprived of the right to annul yellow cards :: Football :: RBC Sport

All punishments will now be upheld. Previously, footballers had a chance to avoid disqualification

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The RFU Control and Disciplinary Committee will no longer be able to cancel erroneously shown yellow cards, which entail automatic disqualification of players for the next match of the Russian championship. Changes have been made to the new edition of the regulations posted on the RFU website.

Now the FTC has no right to cancel the decision of the referee, who mistakenly showed a yellow card following the results of the post-match proceedings. Previously, this item was introduced in an experimental mode at the suggestion of the Krasnodar football club, initially it was supported by many teams in the league. However, it was decided not to use this on an ongoing basis, having excluded clause from Article 52 “Special Jurisdiction of the RFU Control and Disciplinary Committee.”

FTC RFU fined Spartak following the match against Lokomotiv

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In the 2020/21 season, the FTC RFU canceled the erroneous fourth and eighth yellow cards several times. This allowed players to avoid the disqualifications that would follow if penalties remained in force.

The new season of Tinkoff – Russian Premier League starts on 23 July. The current winner of the tournament is Zenit.