Rafa Nadal avoids Roger Federer but will have a tough draw at the Australian Open

first_imgThe Spanish tennis player Rafa Nadal will debut before the Bolivian Hugo Dellien in the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam of the season and that starts next Monday, and will face a tough draw until the final rounds, although he avoided the Swiss Roger Federer for his side. For the women’s team, Garbiñe Muguruza will have to suffer to return to the top but will do so without favorites along the way.The draw that was held on Thursday of the final picture of the ‘big’ that is played in Melbourne Park was not excessively benevolent with Manacor, although the hard track does not leave too much room to choose which rivals are more suitable.In this sense, the ‘best’ news was that the faces would not be seen until a hypothetical final, in addition to the Serbian Novak Djokovic, current champion and favorite number two, with the Swiss Roger Federer, third series head who will go for the side of Belgrade.The premiere of the 2009 champion will be against Bolivian Hugo Dellien, currently number 72 in the world rankings who will play for the first time this ‘Grand Slam’ and against which he has never played. If it surpasses the South American, the Argentine Federico Delbonis or the Portuguese João Sousa would be the next opponent, while in the third round he could measure his compatriot and doubles partner in the ATP Cup, Pablo Carreño, head number 27 and still He doesn’t know his first rival. From there, the road will steep because between its possible crossings of the round of 16 two ‘bones’ are glimpsed. One is the wayward Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios, with whom he does not maintain a good relationship either on or off the track and with whom he would play with the public ‘against’, and the other is the Russian Karen Kachanov.For the quarterfinals, the world number one would have the Austrian Dominic Thiem, fifth favorite, and on his side of the box to reach the final he fell the Russian Daniil Medvedev, fourth head of series and with which he already lived a ‘battle ‘on the hard track in the final of the last US Open.As for Djokovic, a great favorite and seven times champion of the tournament, the start will not be entirely comfortable against a punch like German Jan-Lennard Struff and until the quarterfinals the picture seems more friendly. There, the names of the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas and Roberto Bautista are presented as favorites.For the semifinals could be Roger Federer, who will debut before the American Steve Johnson and who has dangerous players like Canadian Denis Shapovalov, Polish Hubert Hurkacz or the unpredictable Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov, with Italian Matteo Berrettini as a possible rival in rooms.Of the rest of Spaniards, Bautista, who has shown good form in the ATP Cup and that starts as the ninth head of the series, will live a complicated national duel against Feliciano López. Fernando Verdasco and Alejandro Davidovich must wait until the previous one ends, and Albert Ramos will face the Australian Alex Bolt, Jaume Munar the Frenchman Hugo Gaston, Roberto Carballés the Lithuanian Ricardas Berankis, and Pablo Andújar the American Michel Mmoh.Garbiñe and Suárez, to try to return in styleFor its part, in the women’s team, the Spanish-Venezuelan Garbiñe Muguruza, who had to retire this Thursday from the Hobart tournament due to a viral infection, will have a rival classified since the previous one, but already in the third round he could cross the Ukrainian Elina Svitolina, fifth favorite.In addition, the Canarian Carla Suarez will have a hard premiere, as she will face the Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka, eleventh seeded, and the Castellon Sara Sorribes will cross with the Russian Veronika Kudermetova, who will play the semifinals in Hobart for the abandonment of Muguruza . Paula Badosa also has to wait for the previous one to end.The world number one, the local Asleigh Barty, will start against the Ukrainian Lesia Tsurenko and will go to the side of the Japanese Naomi Osaka, defender of the title, and the American Serena Williams. He will debut before the Bolivian Dellien; Delbonis, Carreño and Kyrgios, on the roadThiem and Medvedev are the last two hypothetical steps towards the finalGarbiñe Muguruza and Carla Suárez avoid Barty, Osaka and Serena Williamscenter_img Nadal, along with Carlos Moyá, during a training in Australia. Photo: Reuterslast_img read more

Liverpool alarm: Alisson goal is injured and low against Atleti

first_imgAlarms have been activated in Liverpool just five days after the crucial round of the Champions League round of 16 match against Atlético de Madrid. The technician of the reds, Jürgen Klopp, has confirmed that its starting goalkeeper, Alisson Becker, suffers a muscle injury in the hip. The goalkeeper is safe low for Saturday’s Premier League match against Bournemouth and, most importantly, next Wednesday’s duel against Atletico in Anfield is lost, in which Liverpool is obliged to overcome the 1-0 of the first leg that got the Simeone team.“Unfortunately, Ali is out,” Klopp announced. in his press conference this Friday. “It’s not available for next week. Not for tomorrow, not for next week, “ confirmed the German coach, who explained the goalkeeper’s ailment: “He had a small incident in training before the Chelsea game. We all thought it was nothing and it was clear that he would not play anyway, the plan was to be on the bench, “confirmed the coach. On the specific nature of the injury, the German coach said: “It is muscle, mild, in the hip region. A small muscle. All of you – for journalists – could do their job with that injury, but a professional goalkeeper is slightly different. That is the situation, “Klopp said, adding that the Brazilian goalkeeper could return after the selection stop on March 28-29:” I would say that after the international break he would be back one hundred percent. What we can get before that, we’ll see. “Adrian’s opportunityIn the absence of Alisson, everything indicates that his position will be occupied by Spanish Adrián San Miguel, the hero of the last European Super Cup against Chelsea by stopping the decisive penalty that gave the title to Liverpool in the final round after 2-2 with which the extension ended. The Sevilla goalkeeper plays his first season at Anfield after signing last summer from West Ham. He has played 16 games this season (10 Premier, 3 FA Cup, 2 Champions and 1 European Super Cup) in which he has received 20 goals, and only three times has he been able to leave his goal to zero. Becker ya dragged hip ailments before the FA Cup match against Chelsea, in which Liverpool was eliminated. Klopp decided not to risk and leave him on the bench until he was observed by the doctors. The next day, the tests confirmed the injury: “Against Chelsea, we think, ‘Come on, we don’t have to take any risks’, so we left him out of the team. There was a scanner the next day and they found something. Therefore, now is out of the team We’ll see, but next week for sure – that will not play-, and then we’ll see, “he settled.last_img read more

The Premier and Calcio closely spy on Loren Morón

first_imgLaLiga Santander* Data updated as of March 14, 2020 The goal is paid at a gold price in football and Betis has a treasure with Loren Morón although the Marbella player has raised his foot in the scoring aspect since the season began, which started with seven goals in his first eight league games. Now he has nine, and two in the Cup. Loren scored for Valencia and returned to win his title against Real Madrid, before which A good game came back to fruition and during which several scouts from the Premier and Serie A spied on him. In summer, there will undoubtedly be offers for the 16 verdiblanco.With contract until 2022, the clause of between 40 and 50 million euros that has the Malaga tip does not seem an obstacle to negotiate for him for a significant number of English and Italian clubs. Last summer, in fact, several Premiership teams set their sights on the footballer and were willing to pay an amount close to the 10 million that Betis would have accepted. But Loren did not want to go to a category that was not maximum. And that the footballer did not understand that Borja Iglesias, arrived in Heliópolis in exchange for about 30 million last summer, He will alternate and / or steal the title many times despite the fact that the Compostela striker’s numbers are not being the best. So far Borja has scored only three goals for Betis, all of them in the League.Barcelona asked for Loren in search of a substitute for the injured Luis Suárez, but Betis asked for more than 20 million euros. The Lokomotiv in Moscow also tried him in winter, but it also did not reach the amounts that Betis wanted then, willing to price him more than 30 for the teams that will surely be interested in his 9 squad next summer.last_img read more

André Cury has coronavirus

first_imgAndré Cury, executive of the Barça technical secretariat for operations in the South American market, has been diagnosed with coronavirus as reported by UOL. Cury, who in recent years has had an active participation in the signings of players such as Neymar, Yerry Mina, Paulinho or Arthur, was diagnosed positive in tests of the Covid-19 and confirmed that his wife is also affected. Of course, Cury wanted to make it clear to UOL that the health of both is good. “We are doing well, treating each other day by day,” Cury said. Andre Cury had also been the protagonist in recent months for the signings of unknown players for Barça B such as Matheus Pereira, Matheus Fernandez and, in recent days, the preferential option for Gustavo Maia, for whom the Blaugrana club has already paid a million euros for the purchase option. If you want to close the operation, you will have to put 3.5 million euros before June 30 to get 70% of your economic rights. The remaining 30% would be kept by Sao Paulo. Cury will have to activate the operation after recovering.last_img read more

Elliott, the future of Liverpool

first_imgDuring the 2019/20 academic year, Harvey Elliott has played a total of seven games with Liverpool, made his Premier League debut and was on the bench in the Club World Cup final against Flamengo. Along the way, he has broken a few records: that of the youngest footballer to start in an official first team match (16 years and 174 days against MK Dons) and that of the youngest in the club in an FA Cup match (16 years, 9 months and 1 day against Everton). “It’s not too far from settling with the elders since he trains every day with the first squad. He has already had exposure to the first level and both the coach and his staff think a lot about him, “explained Neil Critchley, coach of the second network team.Harvey Elliott too leads England’s U17 generation, despite the fact that this year’s European has been suspended. However, it looks like it won’t last long in that category. If everything follows its rhythm, Elliott will not need a loan to finish training. “It’s easy to convince yourself when you see him train,” said Klopp. At Liverpool they have a secure future. If they have already confirmed themselves as one of the most fearsome teams in Europe, the coming years also promise victories. The new litter of players is already knocking on the door of Jürgen Klopp and whoever does the loudest responds to the name of Harvey Elliott (April 4, 2003), who is turning 17 today.Despite his youth, he has been playing for all English football fans for more than a year, since His official debut with Fulham in a Cup match came at the age of 15. A few months later, on the last day of the last Premier League, premiered in league competition at 16 years and 30 days and he became the youngest footballer in history to do so, breaking the previous record in more than a month.Elliott was the protagonist during the summer. Having not signed any professional contract with Fulham, tAll the great teams fell on top of him. He ended up accepting Liverpool’s proposal, club of his childhood: they placed him directly in the branch while Klopp would give him loose opportunities throughout the season. And so it has been.last_img read more

Mallorca-Espanyol, the party that extended the contracts

first_imgWith absolute commotion the more than likely extension of the contracts that expire on June 30 if LaLiga finally resumes. And it is not for less, with the uncertainty generated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Nevertheless, it is not an exceptional situation since it has at least one precedent.Mallorca and Espanyol, just as everything points to what will happen this season, they played a place in the First out of time 31 years ago. In the 1988-89 campaign. Specifically, the July 2nd, when they had to dispute the return from the promotion playoffs, between the third and fourth of Second and the antepenultimate and the seventeenth of First. The other settled between Tenerife and Betis.Since LaLiga would end that season on June 25, there was no choice but to formulate it like this. And, with much more naturalness than is being experienced now, the Professional Soccer League (LFP) and the Association of Spanish Soccer Players (AFE) met on May 31 to agree on that date of July 2 and that the contracts that expired two days before would be prolonged until then.“The LFP guarantee the obligations that the affected clubs maintain with their players during the extension of the season and, in any case, contractual rights will be respected club and players, “he explained at the summit exit Toni Fidalgo as director of external relations of the employers.Antonio Baró, who was president of the LFP and Espanyol, flanked here by Jesús Gil and Pedro Tomás. Data sheetMajorca. Ezaki; Parra, Vulic, García Cortés; Sala, Nadal, Pedraza, Rivas; Vidal (103 ‘), Endika (72’) and Álvaro Cervera. Also played: Bonet (103 ‘), Manolo (72’).Spanish. N’Kono; Eloy, Luis Martín, Golobart, Maestre; Mentxaka, Orejuela (74 ‘), Zubillaga, Rats; Heath and Mágico Díaz (79 ‘). Also played: Gabino (74 ‘), Pineda (79’).Goals 1-0 (12 ‘): Nadal. 2-0 (93 ‘): Vidal.Referee. Urío Velázquez, Basque. He admonished Mágico Díaz and Golobart. He expelled Álvaro with a double warning.Stadium. Lluís Sitjar. 18,000 spectators. For his part, Benito Joanet, coach of Tenerife, was able to lead the game thanks to the extension of the contracts that ended on June 30, although it did not disguise success as it a few days later, he signed for Espanyol’s bench, who would dismiss the technician, recently deceased due to the coronavirus, months later.In addition to the promotion matches, at 88-89. the final of the Copa de Rey also touched the limit. In fact, Real Madrid and Valladolid they disputed the titleor the same June 30, at 8:00 p.m., in the Vicente Calderón. The final was decided by a Gordillo goal, in the 5th minute. There was neither an extension nor a penalty shootout, so did not need to take advantage of the extension of contracts, for a few hours. Betis and Tenerife also played; and the Cup, by the hairsJ. A. Zapico / I. MoleroThat July 2, 1989, two other teams, Betis and Tenerife, the permanence or promotion were also at stake to the First Division, although the tie was practically decanted. In the previous match Tenerife had already prevailed in their field by a forceful 4-0, thanks to a spectacular game by Panamanian Rommel Fernández, who had signed a double, El Ghareff and Julio, who scored on their own goal.However, Benito Villamarín believed in the comeback and get longed for permanence. Nevertheless, a lone goal from Chano, in the 80th minute, gave the victory to the Betis, but did not allow them to avoid relegation to Segunda. Precisely, the Betic scorer would end up signing for Tenerife two seasons later.Journal AS ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Benito Joanet, Tenerife coach in that promotion, signed ten days later for Espanyol.AS newspaper He president of the LFPby the way was Antonio Baró, who in turn held the same position at Espanyol, although perhaps he ended up regretting this extension of contracts, because ended up resigning as head of the club on July 3, accomplished the descent.Indeed, and despite the fact that Espanyol had won 1-0 in the first leg, Mallorca turned the promotion at Lluís Sitjar, that July 2, with 33 degrees on the thermometer. And, things of fate, the goal that equaled the tie was scored by Miguel Ángel Nadal, one of the footballers who had ended his contract on June 30.In those conditions they also played Pepe Bonet, with minutes in the extension by Mallorca (decided by Gabriel Vidal in 93 ’), and Joan Golobart and Vasyl Rats as starters at Espanyol, even one of their technicians, ‘Pichi’ Alonso, that he was part of a curious and unfortunate triumvirate.last_img read more

Setién ‘forces’ the squad to watch football during confinement

first_imgObviously for many footballers it is not necessary to insist on the viewing of their last matches because they are sick of this sport and try to improve in each and every aspect – the Dutchman Frenkie de Jong was the last to admit that he was reviewing the day after his game and a very harsh self-criticism was imposed on their performance-, but there are others that have to be pushed a little so that they stay hooked on football.As of today, Barcelona players are doing four weekly work sessions, divided into twenty minutes of cardiorespiratory activity, plus half an hour of neuromuscular and tendon workloads, and with a final section of ball exercises to minimize loss of the sensations typical of a soccer player, both in static and dynamic ability and in proprioception and specific motor control. Quique Setién takes advantage of all the telematic conversations she has with her pupils to remind them to continue watching games Soccer as a method of disconnection from confinement and as an internalization of learning. In fact, among the table of personalized physical exercises that count, the viewing of matches and even more specifically that of matches that have been played lately are also added.The reason that the technicians argue is threefold: first because it serves so that the player can reproduce the same movement that he sees on the screen, second because he can extrapolate it in game actions of ten to twenty seconds and third, because it serves as a method of disconnection from the difficult situation he is experiencing in the lockdown.In fact, within the sections that are being worked on by the physical trainers so that the soccer players do not lose their shape, the viewing of matches has been integrated as psychological help, in which they also There are the telematic meetings of the coach with the staff, either individually or in groups, such as the one that Setien called on April 14.last_img read more

Cherki: green light

first_imgMadrid will be attentiveThis has been pointed out by several French media. Further, journalist Chris Williams has explained that several important Lyon players have a release clause in case the team was not in the Champions League. According to what has come out, Among them could be Rayan Cherki, Real Madrid’s target.Has only 16 years old, But as AS said, he is one of the soccer players closely followed by Real Madrid in France. He is liked by Zidane and Lyon renewed him last summer, at the age of 15, until 2022. This is a playmaker who is already the youngest in history to score with Lyon. Much has been said that on January 18, in the round of 32 of the French Cup, He scored two goals and gave two assists. Now his future could be far from Lyon … The FFF and LFP have agreed to the end of Ligue 1 due to the situation with the coronavirus. The decision has left some teams satisfied and others concerned and angry. Lyon, for example, will not be in Europe next season. Therefore, the club led by Aulas will take action.It has announced it in the last hours through a statement. Lyon will take legal action against the LFP for damages, among other arguments. This strategy is due to the large amount of money that Lyon will stop bagging for not playing in the European competition in the 2020-21 season, a setback that could affect your stars.last_img read more

Long-time Waterhouse saviour Lamey returns in 0-0 draw

first_img Yesterday’s results Kevin Lamey’s first Red Stripe Premier League football game in over two years and his first for Waterhouse in over five years ended in a 0-0 draw against Boys’ Town at Barbican Complex yesterday. The striker, who is revered by the Waterhouse faithfuls, showed glimpses of his abilities despite looking a bit short on pace. However, coach Paul Young, who brought in the veteran to add experience and to guide the youngers, thought the 40-year-old was excellent on the day and voted him as his Man of the Match. “Lamey was brought in to add experience, and we know the notoriety of Lamey; he is a true finisher. He can offer some help as he holds the ball up well at the top of field and brings the midfielders into play, and he did that brilliantly. For a player who has not played 90 minutes for so long, he did extremely well. He was my Man of the Match today. But Lamey is here to help guide the youngsters, and when he can score, he will score,” Young insisted. In a hotly contested game, which saw Waterhouse being reduced to 10 men following a second yellow card to Rohan Amos on 56 minutes, both teams had great chances to score, with Peter Keyes getting the bulk of the chances for Boys’ Town and Kenroy Howell getting the better opportunities for Waterhouse. Keyes thought he had given Boys’ Town the lead after 15 minutes, but the goal was waved off for offside. The former Waterhouse player then had two other great chances in that first-half and another three in the second half, but he volleyed over with only the goalkeeper to beat in the 68th minute, and then headed against the post a minute later, with two of his better opportunities. Howell was equally threatening for Waterhouse as Boys’ Town found it difficult to track his runs from deep. He had three great chances in the first period, the best of which came on 45 minutes at the end of a solo run. But he muffed his effort with Lamey wide open. After the break, Howell remained Waterhouse’s biggest scoring option, and 15 minutes from the end, he was unfortunate to see his effort from six yards rebound off the bar and back into the arms of goalkeeper Mikhail Harrison. Sean Coleman and Jermaine ‘Tuffy’ Anderson, who came on as a late sub in the 75th minute, also came close for Waterhouse. The match ended on an ugly noted after Anderson was alleged to have elbowed Boys’ Town defender Xavier Virgo, rendering him temporarily unconscious and with a suspected fractured nose. Virgo was taken to hospital for treatment. Boys’ Town’s head coach, Andrew Price, said he would have to review the incident before commenting. However, he believes they had the better chances to win, even though they were missing five regular starters. “We had enough dominance to have won the game. We got a number of chances, and our forwards were not clinical in front of goal. Otherwise, we should have won by a wide margin,” he said. Boys’ Town stayed sixth with 26 points, while Waterhouse remained at the bottom on 16, two points behind Rivoli and three adrift of Tivoli. Boys’ Town 0 Waterhouse 0 Reno FC 1 UWI FC 3 Humble Lion 0 Cavalier SC 1 Arnett Gardens 2 MoBay United 1 Tivoli Gardens vs Rivoli United POSTPONED Today’s match 8:40 p.m. Harbour View vs Portmore United at Harbour View Stadiumlast_img read more

Huawei aiming to win big with Messi

first_imgBARCELONA, Spain: Huawei is the top information communication technology brand in its China-based headquarters, and an impressive third in smartphones globally. Now Kevin Ho, president, Handset Business, Huawei Consumer, feels that with international football star Lionel Messi, the brand will move from challenger to global leaders soon. The Huawei brand can be found in more than 170 countries around the world including Jamaica and the Caribbean. It is considered the largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer in the world, having overtaken Ericsson in 2012. Huawei chose Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi as their brand ambassador because his journey to becoming the best player in the world, his domination over his opponents and other inspiring qualities speak to what the brand is seeking to achieve globally. Messi is a five-time FIFA World Player of the Year. “We are seeking a long-term partnership. He is a win, win. Look to see Huawei and Messi in the future,” Ho assured, following Thursday’s announcement of Messi as their global ambassador. He believes the Messi-Huawei partnership will prove vital in helping them to overcome rivals Apple and Samsung. “He overcame physical challenges as a young footballer to become the best, and the way he dominates on the field and always helps his team win … is very inspiring to a lot of people,” Ho continued. When asked by The Sunday Gleaner if Huawei could, in the near future, look to contract Jamaican track stars like Jamaica’s Usain Bolt, Ho said for now they are happy with Messi, but will always look to grow the business. Meanwhile, Huawei is set to launch their new P9 smart phone. It is expected to be launched in London on April 6. According to Ho, five reasons why Huawei devices stand out from others are, “design, craftsmanship, user experience, long battery life and excellent camera quality.” LONG-TERM PARTNERSHIPlast_img read more