Europe, already hit hard by the global COVID-19 pandemic, yesterday returned to the terrorism nightmare, after yesterday evening, in the center of Vienna, there was a shooting: a group of terrorists attacked the city in six different places, killing at least three people and injuring at least 17, according to the press.
The police urged the population to stay at home and people in restaurants and homes, while today there will be no classes at school. Among the people who stayed in nearby restaurants was Nicolas Massu, former Olympic champion and coach of Dominic Thiem.
The Chilean remained in the Austrian capital to train with the world number three, who is preparing for the ATP finals. Massu said in a message: "Hi guys, I am in the center of Vienna very close to the start and we are inside a restaurant and we are waiting, hoping to get out as soon as possible.
Thanks for your messages" Austrian Interior Minister Karl Nehammer said the shooting appears to be of a terrorist nature, carried out by several people and against six targets in the city center. A police cordon immediately isolated the entire area, but several suspects are still at large, managing so far to escape what has been described as a real manhunt.
Vienna police appealed not to share videos that may have been made by passers-by at the time of filming, because sharing would put the agents involved in the operation, as well as the civilian population, at risk.
ATP Paris-Bercy first day results
meanwhile it was played the first day of first rounds at the ATP Paris Rolex Masters, in Paris-Bercy.
The Norwegian Casper Ruud's tournament was also immediately interrupted, defeated 4-6 6-2 7-6 (1) by the home tennis player Ugo Humbert. The Croatian Marin Cilic is not mistaken, who defeated the young Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-0 3-6 6-3.
At the end of the day, the success of Pablo Carreno Busta also came, who beat Hugo Gaston 6-3 6-2. The Romanian Radu Albot won a bit surprisingly, at the opening of the day, in three sets (7-5 6 (5) -7 6-4) against the Polish Hubert Hurkacz.
The task for the Croatian Borna Coric was much easier, who freed himself in two sets, with a score of 7-6 (5) 6-1 by the Hungarian Marton Fucsovics. Identical score also in the challenge between the Spanish Feliciano Lopez and the Serbian Filip Krajinovic with the triumph of the 39-year-old native of Toledo.
Salvatore Caruso was defeated 6-3 6 (2) -7 3-6 by Corentin Moutet. Marco Cecchinato was beaten 6-2 7-6 (2) by the Slovak Norbert Gombos. Stefano Travaglia with a double 6-4 lost againt Alex De Minaur. The young Spaniard Alejandro Davidovich Fokina defeated Karen Khachanov in three sets, with the final score of 6-3 2-6 6-2, qualifying for the first time in the second round of an ATP Masters 1000.
ATP PARIS-BERCY 2020 - FIRST ROUND RESULTS:
Coric B. (Cro) -Fucsovics M. (Hun) 7-6 6-1
Albot R. (Mda) -Hurkacz H. (Pol) 7-5 6-7 6-4
Lopez F. (Esp) -Krajinovic F. (Srb) 7-6 6-1
Giron M. (Usa) -Ramos A. (Esp) 6-3 4-6 6-1
Moutet C. (Fra) -Caruso S.
(Ita) 3-6 7-6 6-3
Thompson J. (Aus) -Delbonis F. (Arg) 6-2 6-3
Gombos N. (Svk) - Cecchinato M. (Ita) 6-2 7-6
Struff J-L. (Jer) -Basilashvili N. (Geo) 6-4 6-2
Humbert U. (Fra) -Ruud C. (Nor) 4-6 6-2 7-6
De Minaur A. (Aus) -Travaglia S. (Ita) 6-4 6-4
(Fra) -Coria F. (Arg) 6-2 6-1
Cilic M. (Cro) -Auger-Aliassime F. (Can) 6-0 3-6 6-3
Davidovich Fokina A. (Esp) -Khachanov K. (Rus) 6-3 2-6 6-2
Carreno-Busta P. (Esp) -Gaston H. (Fra) 6-3 6-2