The tennis star series mourns Maradona

Many big players grieve at the death of football legend Diego Maradona – who repeatedly went to see top tennis tournaments.

“A gap has appeared in the world of sports in general and football in particular”, Rafael Nadal tweeted when he heard that Diego Maradona died on November 25. “Maradona, one of the greatest sportsmen in history, has left us. What you can do with the ball is forever. My deepest and heartfelt condolences to your family”, the football world and the people of Argentina.

Nadal had a friendly conversation with Maradona on the sidelines of the ATP Finals 2010. The Argentine legend praised the Spanish player’s persistent play. Also in that tournament, Maradona also met Novak Djokovic. Last year, due to health reasons, the 1986 World Cup champion missed the chance to reunite Roger Federer when the Swiss tennis player performed in Mexico. However, “Golden Boy” still sent encouragement to Federer through a video streamed live on the field. In it, Maradona called Federer a winning machine.

“I feel you are back where you belong, to heaven. To me, you never die. Rest in peace,” tweeted fellow countryman Juan Martin del Potro of Maradona. Another Argentinian tennis veteran, Juan Monaco, said: “Diego, you made us all happy watching you play.”

Diego Schwartzman was re-posting a video of the ATP Tour, in which he explained the name Diego his parents gave came from his fellow football legend. “Why am I called Diego? I will forever love Diego wearing the number 10”, the world’s number nine player wrote. In the past, Schwartzman has shown admiration for Federer by comparing the Swiss tennis player to Maradona, because they both share the same superior technique in their sport.

A series of other stars of the village of felt like Guillermo Vilas, Dusan Lajovic, Daniel Vallverdu or Nicolas Kiefer also expressed their grief for Maradona. They reposted photos of him from the past with symbols of respect.

Maradona died at the age of 60 at her home in the capital Buenos Aires on November 25 – two weeks after a brain surgery. Doctors concluded that the cause of Maradona’s death was cardiac arrest, a stroke commonly seen in obese and brain-related diseases.

The old teacher announced that Federer will be on top of tennis world again next time

Former teacher of the world’s top tennis player Roger Federer, former tennis player Stefan Edberg has shared very details about the explosive comeback of the “Express Train” in Switzerland.

Former tennis player Stefan Edberg led Roger Federer in 2014 and 2015. This is the result of Roger Federer won only one title in 2012. Ready to make radical changes, tennis player Former No. 1 in the world started playing with a bigger racket, and invited Stefan Edberg to become a manager in 2014.

The great successes of Federer then made a big contribution from the adjustment that Stefan Edberg made. At the end of 2015, both decided to end their relationship, but of course both sides have good memories of each other.

Five years later, Federer is still among the best players in the world. However, the Swiss “Express Train” has just undergone 2 consecutive knee surgeries in the past year and he is expected to return only in 2021. However, contrary to the concerns of many, he Stefan Edberg still believes that Roger Federer will successfully return and soon return to the top of tennis world.

“I used to work with Roger Federer, he was eager to learn. He still has a passion for every game and always wants to be better. Right now, I’m sure he’s working. hard work to be ready to return and will soon reach the top in 2021”, said former tennis player Stefan Edberg.

Meanwhile, Federer has recently made meaningful statements about his competitive career. The 20-year-old Grand Slam player with Rafael Nadal admits he always looks family-oriented and spends a lot of time with loved ones, even when busy with tennis schedule.

In an open talk with BecomingX, Federer gave advice to every player with his own experience in the game. “You should spend a little more time with your friends or family, not look back and think like you’ve missed and sacrificed too much for tennis. Balance is always needed designed to make life a better place, ”said Federer.

Djokovic loses to Lorenzo Sonego: How does No. 1 in the world praise his opponent?

Novak Djokovic had to take a heavy defeat and be ashamed of his underdog rival Lorenzo Sonego in the quarterfinals of the Vienna Open. However, the Serbian player admitted that this result was part of a calculation after he had achieved his greatest goal.

After a humiliating defeat 0-6, 2-6, 5-7 against great rival Rafael Nadal at the Roland Garros final three weeks ago, Novak Djokovic left fans disappointed. Early this morning (October 31), the Serbian player, although ranked No. 1, lost 2-6, 1-6 after only 68 minutes at the hands of Italian national rival Lorenzo Sonego on the Central Stadium. in the Vienna Open quarterfinals.

Notably, Sonego could not have gone that far when the 46th ranked player in the world lost to Aljaz Bedene 2-6, 6-4, 5-7 in the 2nd qualifying round but was still lucky to receive the ticket ” Lucky Looser “replaced Diego Schwartzmann for the main round, as the Argentine withdrew at the last minute.

Defeating Djokovic, Lorenzo Sonego became the first Italian male tennis player after three years beating his world’s No. 1 ranked opponent after the case of fellow countryman Fabio Fognini when he beat Andy Murray 6-2, 6-4 in the round 2 Rome Masters 2017.

Meanwhile, Djokovic has admitted that he has just officially leveled his six-time record at number 1 in the world, as American legend Pete Sampras, after Nole beat Borna Coric 7-6 (11-13 ), 6-3 in the second round of the Vienna Open this year influenced his attitude towards Sonego in the quarterfinals.

Djokovic praised Sonego: “He blew me off the pitch, that was it simply. He played better every stage of the game. It was a pretty bad game on my side, but it is amazing on his part. Lorenzo definitely deserves the result. “

With Sonego, the Italian tennis player could not hide his happiness when he just made a miracle against Djokovic.

Entering the semifinals of the Vienna Open this year, Sonego will clash with Daniel Evans after the English tennis player has excelled Grigor Dimitrov. The remaining ticket to the final round of ATP 500 at the Vienna Open (Austria) this year will be decided in the match between 5th seed Andrey Rublev and Kevin Anderson “garden crane”.

Nadal is the champion of Roland Garros

Rafael Nadal beat Novak Djokovic 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 in the final of Roland Garros 2020.

Roland Garros this year has seen a lot of changes, from the time of the organization, the climate, the field, or the number of spectators on the pitch, but one thing remains constant is that Nadal is still King in Paris. Convincing victory over Djokovic in the biggest match of 2020 brought “King of the clay” into history, with the balance of 20 Grand Slam record of Roger Federer.

Djokovic, with 36 out of 37 wins in the season, enters the match against Nadal with great confidence. Even after losing the first four games in a row, the Serbian player still offers hope for a return when creating a struggle with Nadal. But the more the match went by, the more Nadal proved to be. “Clay King” overwhelmed in the first two sets, although the score 6-0, 6-2 may be different from the actual development.

In both sets, Djokovic has more winner points than Nadal. But the number of self-defeating errors reflects the correct game situation. Djokovic made 30 mistakes himself, and Nadal only had six. The attacking Serbian was still as strong as always, but Nadal played too persistently and counter-attacked effectively.

The game is heavy tactically, but only Nadal succeeds in controlling the game. Djokovic kept dropping – the “weapon” he practiced a lot before and during the tournament, to make Nadal uncomfortable in the backyard defense. But after many times Nadal caught up with the ball and counter-attacked scored, Djokovic started to make many mistakes. The attack at the end of the field of “Nole” is also dangerous and heavy, but not enough to beat Nadal on the day “Clay King” played his best match since the beginning of the tournament.

Nadal only dropped three times in the first two sets and both lost points, and Djokovic dropped 18 times. In service games, Nadal mainly plays on the left hand side of Djokovic and earns a lot of points from his opponent’s return errors. The score of two players in durable shots of nine or more touches is the same, but Nadal excels at shots under four touches.

Djokovic’s first serve performance improved from 27% in the first set to 77% in the second set and 74% in the third set, but the Serbian player rarely has an easy serve. Losing the first two sets 0-6, 2-6 and then losing the game delivered in the third set, Djokovic has nothing to lose. He played wildly, winning the first game to catch the ball in the match to equalize 3-3.

When the excitement returned, Djokovic put great pressure on Nadal, in the context of the Spaniard’s ability to move somewhat less than the first two sets. But in good posture, Djokovic loses his last set game after a forehand out and a double error. Nadal made no mistake in the decision-making game and ended the game with an ace.

Winning 6-0, 6-2, 7-5, Nadal won the 13th Roland Garros. The 100th win at the tournament helped “King of Clay” crowned without losing any set. More importantly, Nadal has caught up with Federer in the number of Grand Slams – an important measure of a player’s greatness.

Medvedev tormented himself when he was eliminated at Roland Garros

Daniil Medvedev kept screaming and swearing, in a 4-6, 6-7, 6-2, 1-6 defeat against Marton Fucsovics in the first round of Roland Garros on September 28.

“What should I do?”, Medvedev shouted at the coaching staff in Russian. “Tell me please. Because I really don’t know. What should I do to win a point? I’m asking you. I’m really asking.”

During the first two sets of the match against Fucsovics, Medvedev frequently swore, sometimes in French, sometimes in Russian. After losing the serve, he shouted again: “What should I do? Tell me, I really want to know. How do I win? After the game, he will tell me what I should do.” But I want to know right now. What do I do? I’m asking very calmly. “

Before the tournament, Medvedev was confident in his own ability to advance, with the perception that cold weather and high humidity in Paris would make the ball bounce lower than every year, consistent with his play style. But before Fucsovics, the Russian player could not dominate his opponent in a series of durable balls. Medvedev has 27 winner compared to 36 of the opponent, but has more mistakes.

The 1-3 defeat caused Medvedev to be eliminated in the first round of Roland Garros for the fourth time. He still hasn’t won a match at the clay Grand Slam. The most disappointing moment came at the end of the second tie-break set series. After losing points and being 3-6 lead, Medvedev smashed the racquet in his temper. He received a warning from the referee for the second time, and lost the next point, which meant losing a series of tie-break.

Medvedev is inherently hot-tempered and number four is well aware of it. The Russian tennis player’s coaching team always has the appearance of a psychologist. But yesterday, Medvedev let mental negativity overwhelm his expertise. The 24-year-old was eliminated, which means Novak Djokovic has less of a heavyweight opponent in the semifinals bracket.

Djokovic was defended again after the Adria Tour caused many stars to get Covid 19

There have been many people defending for Djokovic after some players attending Adria Tour infected with Covid-19.

Not long ago, the Adria Tour 2020 organized by the world’s No. 1 player Novak Djokovic became a disaster. Covid-19’s disdain makes the tournament organized by Nole expensive. After having some infected names such as Grigor Dimitrov or Borna Coric, it was the Serbian tennis player and his wife Jelena who both tested positive for the disease.

After the incident, Djokovic was subject to an unprecedented wave of criticism because people questioned his responsibilities when standing out to campaign brothers to Adria Tour.

Although things have calmed down, the Covid-19 outbreak at the Adria Tour performance tennis tournament forced officials from the World Tennis Federation (ITF) to make new changes in how to prevent the disease. That brings about many consequences arising and no one else, except the athletes will be the party most affected.

In that context, Djokovic is still becoming the most controversial topic in the felt ball village, seemingly causing the reputation of the world’s No. 1 player to decline.

But recently more people have spoken out to protect the Serbian tennis player, including Zdenko Zagar – his grandfather. Zagar said the media had exaggerated the incident and overly criticized Nole.  

“This is an outdoor tournament, Djokovic can’t bring corona virus there. I understand why he was constantly criticized. Those are dirty thoughts, Djokovic is more famous than those who have insulted him. It can be explained that Djokovic has influenced Nadal or Federer and the 20 players below. I don’t want to comment on that. ”

In other developments, French tennis player – Gilles Simon also recently made a shocking sharing with the media when he said that Djokovic was the victim of the “media game” and that there was some hidden force on Roger’s side. Federer .

“It’s ridiculous that a person who won the last 5/7 Grand Slam (Djokovic) doesn’t get the respect they deserve. It seems that the media only wants to put Swiss tennis players first, to do that, Djokovic is always the victim of negative posts”, Gilles Simon said.

US Open kick-off: Launchpad for the new generation to overthrow Nadal, Federer, Djokovic?

This year’s US Open tennis tournament is expected to be the launchpad for the explosion of players of the next generation after the dominance of the Federer – Nadal – Djokovic trio.

The Covid-19 epidemic has made this year’s tennis season more special than it was every year. However, as all the difficulties have subsided, the fans of the village are now very eager to eat the spiritual dish called the US Open. The tennis tournament in the US is arguably the most notable event after the tennis world season this year.

However, due to the influence of Covid-19 that the first Grand Slam after the season will not be able to fully see the biggest names like Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal. The appearance of Novak Djokovic is really a consolation for this year’s tournament, although the number 1 player in the world is not completely fit after contracting Covid-19.

The absence of legendary tennis players opened up the opportunity for some of the next generation to come to light. Many experts believe that the US Open is a great launch pad for players who want to become stars in the village of felt and in fact there are many names from this tournament.

Promising stars like Daniil Medvedev, Alexander Zverev, Dominic Thiem and Stefanos Tsitsipas are all eager to make a subversion before Djokovic. The absence of defending champion Rafael Nadal will make Djokovic a little easier to breathe, but before the strong rise of a series of potential young names mentioned above, this will be a real challenge for the Serbia star.

Among the stars listed, Thiem is the most awaited name. The player born in 1993 is not really a name in the Next Gen generation (next generation) if you look at his age. However, compared to “Big 3”, he is still a “junior” and is struggling to prove his talent.

US Open 2020’s No. 2 seed hasn’t been in good shape lately. He played 28 friendly matches, but when attending Cincinnati Masters, he lost 2-6, 1-6 in the second round. In the past, Thiem won 4 in the last 6 matches against Djokovic. Therefore Thiem is considered the biggest barrier to Djokovic’s 18th Grand Slam title.

Before having the chance to clash with Nole, Thiem will have to overcome a relatively difficult branch with Karen Khachanov, Andy Murray or Marin Cilic and possibly Daniil Medvedev on the journey to the final of the US Open 2020. Daniil Medvedev has a volatile 2020 year but still could be a formidable counterbalance.

Contrary to Thiem, Djokovic falls into the easy branch when the difficulty comes only in the semi-finals, where the world’s No. 1 player can play Tsitsipas or Zverev. However, among the next generation players, both of these names could not cause much difficulty for Djokovic. He has the same record of winning 3, losing 2 out of 5 matches against these two players.

Besides the players mentioned above, Alexander Zverev first entered the semi-finals of a Grand Slam tournament at the Australian Open but returned to play recently with a defeat in the second round of Cincinnati Masters. Stefanos Tsitsipas has the highest win rate since the start of his career with 73% wins this year, but he will have to do better after not making a deep advance at the Australian Open earlier this year.

Nadal claims not to attend the US Open

Rafael Nadal is unhappy with the schedule after the Covid-19 epidemic, he declares to give up the US Open 2020.

After the Madrid Open in Spain canceled, the tennis village continued to receive unhappy news regarding world No. 2 player Rafael Nadal. Although the defending champion of the US Open 2019, Spain’s “Gaur” will not come to the United States to protect the title for fear of the Covid-19 epidemic.

Previously, Ashleigh Barty (Australia) also claimed not to attend, so the US Open 2020 will not have both male and female champions.

“After many days of thinking, I decided not to play. The situation is very complicated worldwide, Covid cases are on the rise, it seems we still have no control over it.

We know that the schedule has been cut horribly, we have to take 4 months off. I understand and thank them for the efforts that the organizers have made to bring the players back to play “, the Daily Mail (UK) quoted Nadal’s statement.

According to the new ATP scoring method, although Nadal did not attend the US Open 2020, the player still retained 2,000 championship points last year. Similarly, Federer unable to play due to injury also preserved 360 points last year to reach the US Open quarterfinals.

“Big 3” will leave only Novak Djokovic, the Serbian tennis player who has previously suggested he does not want to attend the US Open, but recently he has been practicing hard courts with the ball of the Grand Slam tournament in the US. This signal indicates that the world’s No. 1 Serbian tennis player, scheduled to attend the US Open 2020, starts to compete on August 31.

Last year, Djokovic only reached round 4, so “The Djoker” has an opportunity to increase by 1,720 points if winning the championship, more importantly the Serbian tennis player will reach the 18 Grand Slam career, only less than Nadal 1 and Federer 2 titles.

Detecting signs Djokovic is about to enter the US Open?

Novak Djokovic has just taken an action rated by former Australian athlete Rennae Stubbs as a signal that the world’s No. 1 player wants to participate in the US Open 2020.

The world’s No. 1 player Novak Djokovic is training at the hard courts of Marbella. But most importantly, the Australian Open 2020 champion just bought a handful of Wilson balls to use.

According to former Australian athlete Rennae Stubbs, these are clear signals that the Serbian star is preparing for the US Open 2020, maybe even the Cincinnati Masters 1000. Those are places that use Wilson balls.

However, Rennae Stubbs also gave way back: “Of course, there is no guarantee Djokovic must attend the US Open, let’s wait and see if it is true in the coming weeks. However, the good news is that the number of new cases. COVID-19 infection in New York is significantly reduced”.

US Open: Novak Djokovic cân nhắc khả năng tham dự Mỹ mở rộng | VTV.VN

With the absence of Roger Federer due to knee surgery and Rafael Nadal only attending European tournaments, Djokovic increased the possibility of winning the US Open to close the gap in the number of times the men’s Grand Slam singles champion with 2 glasses Enemies in Big 3: Federer is currently 20, Nadal 19 and Djokovic 17.

Admittedly, the impact of COVID-19 on the new scoring method on the world tennis rankings is very beneficial for Djokovic.

Because even without a match, he still maintains 2,860 points from 1000 points for the Mutua Madrid Open 2019 championship, 720 points for reaching the semi-finals of Roland Garros 2019, 600 points for reaching the Rome Open final and 540 points from Cincinnati to Roland Garros.

Mỹ nhân 'ngực khủng' ủng hộ Djokovic bỏ US Open 2020 -

Nole can even deepen the gap with the rest if attending and achieve better results than the previous year to receive an additional 4,640 points. Specifically, champion Washington added 500 points, Cincinnati added 640 points, US Open added 1820 points, Rome added 400 points and Roland Garros added 1280 points.

As a result, Djokovic further strengthened the ability to push the record 310 weeks of world number 1 in Federer’s hands. Djokovic is ranked 3rd in history with 282 weeks, less than Sampras 4 weeks when the latest tennis rankings were frozen on March 22, 2020.

Tennis betting: The new goal of the gamblers

Tennis is growing very fast in recent years. The popularity and attraction of this sport helps the tournament attract a large audience, and gamblers.

According to estimates by Bloomberg News in 2015, the betting market in tennis is about $ 5 billion. Online betting has also made a good fortune over the past time. 6 years ago, only about 2% of the bet for tennis matches. At this point, that number has increased to about 18%, which is nearly 9 times higher, while the amount of betting is still increasing. In England, tennis is the second subject, only after football, with the most money flowing into betting.


Last December, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) signed a $ 70 million five-year contract with Sportradar, which collects, supplies and processes data in competitive sports.

Meanwhile, the National Football League (NFL) received only $ 5 million a year. This shows that tennis is a huge attraction for the betting industry.

With this contract, Sportradar will have exclusive access to the statistics and all data of that match. In particular, receiving information directly helps to add more value added to the betting products of the bookmaker right when the game is going on.

Cựu số 4 thế giới, Nikolay Davydenko từng bị điều tra về dàn xếp tỷ số

Another aspect that makes tennis easy to get into the eye of the betting problem, that is the specific personality of this sport. While the arrangement of subjects such as football, basketball, poses a lot of risks by collectiveity, with tennis, the happenings on the pitch depend entirely on the player’s decision.

For example, the match is in the sights of 2007 between Nikolay Davydenko, No. 4 in the world at that time, and Martin Vasallo Arguello, ranked 87 in the world. Despite being the underrated player, there were up to £ 7 million in winning bets for Arguello on Betfair, the leading sports betting website. In that match, Davydenko proved overwhelming Arguello, won easily 6-2 in set 1 but was suddenly injured, lost to set 2 before giving up in set 3.

After that extraordinary match, Betfair for the first time in history canceled all players’ bets. The ATP also allowed the betting firm to investigate further, but a 2008 report showed that neither Davydenko and Arguello had committed any wrongdoing.

In addition, not only is the result of a match, players can also bet on many other indicators in tennis such as the number of failed batting errors, the number of games in a match, the number of successful net wins, how many tie-break series … It is difficult to detect whether the player deliberately missed a break or made a double serve error.

Because of the variety and diversity of betting that makes tennis matches attractive to bookmakers, and in such a complex environment, it is not difficult to understand when some individuals have a demand to buy them.