Monday July 12
Hangover for England, compelled to digest their defeat in the Euro closing in opposition to Italy, conceded after a dramatic penalty shootout. Always do not forget that the final worldwide title gained by the nation which invented soccer dates again to a time when Charles de Gaulle was president and when Neil Armstrong had not but set foot on the Moon. Pete Sampras additionally believed it might be many years earlier than his data fell. Lost: a little lower than twenty years after his final Grand Slam coronation (at the 2002 US Open), Pistol Pete’s head is spinning in the face of the Federer-Nadal-Djoko trio, greater than ever on the podium of the most Grand Slam titles (20 successes every). ” I’m merely amazed by this technology Sampras blows the day after Novak Djokovic’s new victory at Wimbledon. Meanwhile, Ons Jabeur, who lately turned the first Arab lady quarter-finalist in London, pronounces the sale of her racket to assist hospitals in Tunisia, in the midst of the struggle in opposition to a file quantity of Covid-19 contaminations.
Tuesday July 13
Italian sport all the time: whereas celebrating the heroes of Wembley, the transalpine president Mario Draghi additionally offers a serviette ring to Matteo Berrettini, finalist overwhelmed at Wimbledon by the untouchable Djokovic. If Italy has been on the lookout for a Grand Slam winner since Adriano Panatta’s victory at Roland Garros in 1976, there is no such thing as a doubt that with the density of its representatives on the ATP circuit (Sinner, Sonego, Fognini, Musetti, Berrettini. ..), she ought to quickly be smiling for good. A smile that Roger Federer now not has: once more touched the knee, the Swiss should forfeit the Olympics.
Wednesday July 14
National vacation in France and parade on the Champs-Élysées, with in passing the marriage proposal of a soldier at the starting of the ceremony, all this below the eyes of President Macron. No public vacation in Spain, however a day of mountaineering for Rafael Nadal, on a trip with Madame in Mallorca. Not everyone seems to be on trip, nonetheless: 5 tournaments are on the program this week, between Hamburg, Newport, Bastad, Budapest and Lausanne.
Thursday July 15
New blow for the Olympics: after Federer, it was Angélique Kerber’s flip to announce her package deal for Tokyo, the German preferring to disregard Japan to higher put together for the US Open, and Alex de Minaur to throw in the towel following a constructive Covid check. In Germany and Belgium, it’s particularly the concern after heavy rains and file floods. In Limette, in Walloon Brabant, Justine Hénin’s sports activities advanced is thus discovered below water. Good news all the identical: Gaël Monfils and Elina Svitolina announce their wedding ceremony … the subsequent day!
Friday July 16
D-day, due to this fact, for the double Monfils-Svitolina, which is undoubtedly the most stunning duo in present tennis alongside the doublet Fognini-Penetta. The Franco-Ukrainian marriage is in passing the alternative to see the implausible 4 of French tennis (Monfils, Gasquet, Simon, Tsonga) reunited, which ought to not both make us overlook the retirement of Timea Bascinszky, former double semi-finalist at Roland Garros, who had not performed since September 2019 on account of again issues.
Saturday July seventeenth
Fans of Kaamelott depend the dodos which separate them from the theatrical launch of the characteristic movie impressed by the universe imagined by Alexandre Astier. One of them, Arnaud Klein, pronounces that he desires to see the movie 200 instances, simply to beat the file of the American Ramiro Alanis, who watched Avengers: Endgame 191 instances. Another large efficiency in Lausanne, the place Clara Burel dominates Caroline Garcia in three units. A pleasant nod to the day Billie Jean King and the others ‘authentic 9’ (Peaches Bartkowicz, Rosie Casals, Julie Heldman, Kristy Pigeon, Nancy Richey, Valery Ziegenfuss, Judy Dalton and Kerry Melville Reid), at the origin of the creation of the WTA, enter the Hall of Fame.
Sunday July 18
” That’s it, the journey begins! Nicolas Mahut has arrived in Tokyo and the medal race has began easily. Karolina Pliskova is on trip whereas Tadej Pogacar devours her second Tour de France in a row. In Cannes, the Palme d’Or goes – it is a shock – to the younger French director Julia Ducournau for Titanium, his second characteristic movie. Nobody to go see him 200 instances indoors?