Sports News Roundup: Garin in Wimbledon quarter-final after epic battle; War weighs heavily on Ukrainian sport and more


Here is a summary of current sports news briefs.

Tennis-Why are there so many empty seats at Wimbledon this year?

It is the first time since 2019 that Wimbledon has been able to stage matches in front of full crowds but, unfortunately for the world’s best tennis players, they have often been greeted by rows and rows of empty seats. Millions of desperate local fans usually vie with those who live in distant places like the United States, Australia and India to get their hands on Wimbledon tickets that are considered gold dust.

Tennis-Rybakina propels Martic into the first quarters of Wimbledon

Kazakh 17th seed Elena Rybakina hit twice as many winners as unseeded opponent Petra Martic of Croatia on Monday to advance to her first Wimbledon quarter-final with a 7-5 6-3 win. Rybakina, 23, who moved to Kazakhstan from Russia aged 19, hit 26 winners in the opener on Court One while committing five fewer unforced errors than 80th-placed Martic to control the match.

Tennis – Sinner and Alcaraz hope Wimbledon marks start of Grand Slam rivalry

Jannik Sinner and Carlos Alcaraz showed on Sunday that men’s tennis would be in good hands when the ‘Big Three’ finally retire and the young talents hoped their thrilling fourth-round clash at Wimbledon would mark the start of a Grand Slam rivalry . Italy’s Sinner, 20, reached the quarter-finals at Wimbledon for the first time with a 6-1 6-4 6-7(8) 6-3 victory over Alcaraz, 19, as the two younger players left in the men’s draw gave center court a glimpse of the future.

Football-Marseille appoints Croatian Tudor to succeed Sampaoli

Olympique de Marseille have appointed Croatian Igor Tudor as their new coach to succeed Jorge Sampaoli, who left the club by mutual agreement last week, the Ligue 1 side announced on Monday. Marseille said the former Croatian international, who previously managed Hajduk Split, PAOK, Galatasaray, Udinese and Hellas Verona among other clubs, had signed a two-year contract.

Tennis-Garin in the quarter-finals of Wimbledon after an epic battle

Chilean Cristian Garin showed incredible tenacity to come from two sets and 3-0 down and save two match points by beating Australian Alex de Minaur in a hugely entertaining five-set slug fest on Monday for reach his first Grand Slam quarter-final Garin finally triumphed 2-6 5-7 7-6(3) 6-4 7-6(6) after four hours and 34 minutes of superb tennis that drew a standing ovation from the short number two at Wimbledon.

War weighs heavily on Ukrainian sport

Young footballers in the city of Kharkiv are mourning the death of their coach, who was killed by a Russian shell last week in an incident that highlights the heavy toll war is inflicting on all sectors of Ukrainian society, including sport. “It hurt so much, it’s like I lost a father,” said player Danil Kaskov, taking part in a match held in honor of Andrii Doroshev, who died on June 27 when shells hit a residential area of ​​the second largest city in Ukraine. town.

Tennis-Wimbledon, LTA appeals WTA fines for excluding Russians

Wimbledon organizers and British tennis authorities said on Monday they had appealed fines imposed on them by the women’s governing body, the WTA, for excluding Russian and Belarusian players from the grass-court events of this year. year. The All England Club (AELTC), which organizes the Grand Slams, and the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) banned players from both countries from tournaments in Britain following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, which Moscow calls it a “special operation”.

Tennis-Fritz flies to the neighborhoods of Wimbledon to win family stripes

Until Monday, Wimbledon 11th seed Taylor Fritz wasn’t even the best tennis player in his own family. But with a few big, garish coral-colored racquet shots on Court One, the American finally earned his family stripes by reaching the quarter-finals of the grass-court grand slam.

Home football advantage makes England favorites for Women’s Euro win

Hosts England are set to win the next Women’s European Championship due to their home advantage, according to a prediction from data analysts Gracenote of Nielsen. Despite being ranked sixth in Europe (eighth in the world) by governing body FIFA, England are favorites to win ahead of Olympic silver medalists Sweden, according to the study.

Tennis-All calm on center court as calm Kyrgios beats Nakashima

An angelic Nick Kyrgios reached his first Grand Slam quarter-final in seven years when he recovered from a slow start to beat American Brandon Nakashima in five sets on center court at Wimbledon on Monday. With Kyrgios’ moody victory on Court One over fourth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas still the talk of the town, the Aussie was on his best behavior past the Royal Box as he scored a 4-6 6-4 7-6 (2) Win 3-6 6-2.

(With agency contributions.)


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