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Medvedev tames claycourt demons to advance in Madrid

Medvedev tames claycourt demons to advance in Madrid

LONDON: World number three Daniil Medvedev's love-hate relationship with claycourts continued on Wednesday as he took out his frustration on the court before overcoming Spain's Alejandro Davidovich Fokina for his first career win at the Madrid Open. Medvedev, who has received an opening-round bye in Madrid, said last month clay was his least preferred surface and once again made his feelings clear during the second round match. "I don't want to play here on this surface!" exclaimed Medvedev at a change of ends.
WTA roundup: Ashleigh Barty needs 3 sets to advance in Madrid

Ashleigh Barty needs 3 sets to advance in Madrid

Top-seeded Ashleigh Barty of Australia outlasted Petra Kvitova 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 on Tuesday in the quarterfinals of the Mutua Madrid Open. Barty needed one hour, 48 minutes to defeat the Czech to improve to 11-1 in three-set matches she's played in 2021. "It's just always staying in the fight," Barty said. "Always staying in the hunt and never letting it slide away. That certainly doesn't guarantee results, doesn't guarantee success. It guarantees you give yourself the best chance to do what you do

2021 Davis Cup Finals to be held in Innsbruck,…

Madrid will host two groups, two last-eight ties, the semi-finals and the final. The 2021 Davis Cup Finals will be held in three cities, with Innsbruck and Turin joining Madrid as hosts, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) announced on Monday. The competition was reformed in 2019, with Rafael Nadal's Spain winning the 18-team competition in Madrid, but scheduling issues resulted in a number of late finishes and poor attendances at some matches. The ITF said Madrid, Austrian city Innsbruck and Turin in Italy

Champions League | Madrid beats Liverpool 3-1 in 1st…

Vinícius Júnior scored a goal in each half as Real Madrid defeated Liverpool 3-1 in the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinals on Tuesday. Marco Asensio also scored for Madrid, which took full advantage of Liverpool's defensive blunders in the first half to take a commanding lead ahead of the second leg in England. Mohamed Salah netted the lone goal for Liverpool early in the second half before Vinícius Júnior sealed the victory for the hosts. The game was a rematch of

Cristiano Ronaldo will remain with Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo will remain with Juventus until 2022, according to Tuttosport. The 34-year-old has been with the Bianconeri for two seasons of his four-year contract after a big money move from Real Madrid in 2018. Reports in Spanish and Italian press have linked the Portuguese forward with a return to Madrid but the latest reports from Turin suggest otherwise. Tuttosport report that CR7 has excellent relations with the club and has every intention of remaining in Italy until the end of his contract. Ronaldo

Radomir Antic, the only man to coach Barcelona, Real…

Radomir Antic, the only man to serve as coach of Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Atletico Madrid, has died at the age of 71. The former coach of some of Spain's top football clubs spent most of his coaching career in the country, winning the La Liga title and Copa del Rey with Atletico in 1996. In addition to stints at Real Zaragoza, Real Oviedo and Celta Vigo, Antic also took charge of the Serbian national team between 2008-2010 before ending his career in China. The

Best football seasons: What are top global clubs’ greatest-ever…

The likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester United and Liverpool have been sweeping up titles for decades but what is each club's greatest season? In recent seasons, it has become more and more common to see the biggest clubs winning multiple titles every season. The gap between the haves and have-nots is growing, and lifting one piece of silverware a year is no longer enough to even guarantee a manager they will keep their job. Throughout history, the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester United and Liverpool have all

“Juventus more of a family than Real Madrid,” says…

Juventus star man Cristiano Ronaldo has hailed his present club, stating that they are more of a family than Real Madrid, the club where he spent nine seasons. According to the Portuguese, there is no clash of egos at Turin, as every single individual in the squad wants to win with humbleness and humility. Ronaldo shocked the football world when he decided to switch to Juventus. Apparently, he no longer felt the same level of respect as he did when he arrived in