Roland Garros Day 7 Recap: Swiatek's wins, Osaka's fright, Djokovic on politics
by LORENZO CIOTTI | VIEW 4690
Iga Swiatek at the 4th round of the Roland Garros 2022, with some more fatigue than in the previous rounds. The Pole world no.1 defeated Danka Kovinic 6-3 7-5.
Paula Badosa's retirement due to physical problems against Veronika Kudermetova in the heart of the second set should also be recorded in the women's singles.
All too easy for Stefanos Tsitsipas, who needs the bare minimum to break down Mikael Ymer's feeble resistance. The Greek talent, finalist of the last edition, remains the main suspect to reconfirm himself in the lower part of the board.
Even if Daniil Medvdev, paradoxically in Paris without the slightest expectation, reaches the second week without leaving the set on the street. What a scare for Naomi Osaka! On Twitter she wrote: "I really hope everyone got out safe and sound, since I'm tweeting this we made it and we're fine."
During the Premier Boxing Champions main boxing event, in which athletes Gervonta Davis and Rolando Romero were facing each other in the ring at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn in New York, there would have been a shooting.
During the evening the spectators present, suddenly warned of the presence of an active shooter and hearing more and more people screaming madly, had to leave their seats and quickly run towards the exit and take shelter from the danger that had been launched.
The alarm created panic and the first videos circulating on the net practically describe themselves.
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In Australia, after the presidential election, the Labor Party returned to power.
Conservative premier Scott Morrison, who became famous for the Djokovic-Australian Open case, is therefore on the verge of giving up his seat to Labor leader Anthony Albanese. Thanks to the new government, hundreds of refugees will finally be able to leave Melborune.
Novak Djokovic commented on the news and expressed his point of view at the press conference. Djokovic's profound reflection on the life of refugees in Australia: "I am happy for them. I know their situation is very difficult, especially for the people who have been there for nine years.
I spent only one week at the Park Hotel. I can. imagine how they have felt in these nine years. They have done nothing wrong. I don't understand why they have been there for years. If I have turned the spotlight on this situation, I am very happy about it.
I am happy that they can leave Melbourne, find better opportunities in other countries and live free. " Meanwhile, Rafael Nadal, in a press conference, before the match against Uncle Toni and his new player Felix Auger-Aliassime, said how he is back to having fun on the court: "I'm back to having fun playing tennis and I have confidence in my shots, and that's the most important thing right now.
I hit the forehand well again, I find my shots. This will allow me to train tomorrow with a lot of confidence. I want to think day after day, as I always have. Evening session? I don't like to play on clay in the evenings, I was very clear about that.
The humidity is very high and the bounce of the ball changes. Conditions are different and it can be very difficult to play. In any case, the work the organization has done to improve the tournament is fantastic. "