Tennis greats tear into Australia’s Bernard Tomic after his ‘I felt a little bored remark’

After the humiliating defeat of the first round Bernard Tomic before the German Mischa Zverev, former tennis players plucked the 24 years of Australia for his series of bad taste. Tomic lost 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 in a game in which he was not at all motivated to be a part.

At the post-match press conference, Tomic said, “I was not mentally and physically there with my mental state.” I felt a little bored. “I could not care less if I do a fourth round of the US Open or I lose the first round.

For me, everything is the same. I’m going to play 10 years, and I know that after my career, I will not have to work. You must respect the sport. But I do not think I respect it enough. ”

However, his comments have not evolved with the former Australian tennis player Pat Cash. “I do not think Bernie is a long shot from around the world, Australian players,” Cash said.

“He can do a lot worse than this to ruin the image we created, but a lot of former players are confused, the Australians, especially the guys who started the professional circuit, we would not be here without these guys.”

Even six-time Australian champion Rennae Stubbs said that the comments made by Tomic were horrible and have asked for embarrassment for the sport. “You are a disgrace to yourself, and not just for sports, but for tennis in Australia,” Stubbs told BBC.

Fourteen times, Wimbledon victim Martina Navratilova said the Australian had to find another job and prove himself in the sport. “It’s a lack of respect for sport and a lack of respect for the history of the sport. If you can not motivate yourself for Wimbledon, it’s time to look for another job.

The spectators paid money to come here and watch Wimbledon and the guy arrives and we did not try, can not be disturbed. Stay home, “Navratilova said in the BBC’s live coverage.

However, Australian tennis coach and commentator Roger Rasheed said Tomic had to be guided up to this point in his life and also takes his time off. “The problem is, where is it?” Rasheed told Sky Sports Radio.

“I do not know where he [comes] to support, to be honest. He wants to help the child as a person, talk to him to see what he wants to do as a passion and try to work with that.”

Only time will tell how Tomic will respond to these statements and how the future action will be. For now, Tomic should drop to at least 69th in the world rankings after the loss, the lowest since the dismissal imposed three years ago.

It’s anybody’s Wimbledon: Women’s tennis has a problem of nameless, faceless champions

During the US Open last year, she wrote about how, unlike the more predictable male tour, women’s draw was wide-ranging, the multiple challenges posed a real threat to the dominance of Serena Williams . We talked about how the uncertainty was gained a good thing and makes it exciting for women’s tennis and dramatic. This is always true.

However, it is fair to look at the back of the unpredictability of the female tour. Wimbledon this year is a great example because it’s hard to pinpoint a clear favorite. Is it a blessing or a curse?

Women’s tennis has lacked a coherent narrative – aside from Serena Williams’s – during the decade. Since 2010, fourteen different women have won the Grand Slam title. Compare this to the men’s game, where there were half that number champions.

A look at the list of finalists is even more revealing. Twenty-eight different women have reached a Grand Slam final since January 2010, in front of only ten men. Among these players, thirteen have not won a Grand Slam.

Of course, this reflects the increase in female tennis depth since the age of, say Steffi Graf. More and more unknown names and young players are able to win a particular event as they have shown in the last decade. Even Serena Williams, possibly the most dominant player in the history of women’s tennis, suffered shock defeats at the hands of massive imbeciles.

For example, in three successive races – US Open 2015, Australian Open 2016 French Open 2016 – he was frustrated in his attempt to match Graf’s record of 22 Grand Slam titles by players who were not supposed to beat. This made the crises incredible and friendly in recent times.

However, a less pleasant truth is denied. No one can hold onto top graduation or build a winning streak that makes it difficult for many tennis aficionados – but the most harmless – even to keep track of the list of champions, leave a firm favorite to follow all along Of his career and his roots passionately. So what exactly is the problem?

Of the fourteen Grand Slam winners this decade, six have won only one. Two of them – Flavia Pennetta and Marion Bartoli – announced their retirement shortly after winning their first love. The last Grand Slam champion, Jelena Ostapenko, who won his first major, just two days after winning twenty years, is a brilliant example of a player with great potential and talent that suddenly breaks.

But she is not favored on grass courts, and few will be surprised if she loses early. This is not so much a comment on your skills, but rather a succession of how we have become concerned about the wonders we saw late.

Two players who embody the best are Angelique Kerber and Garbine Muguruza. Last year was theirs. Their respective victories (the Australian Open and the United States for Kerber and French for Muguruza) seemed to herald a new era and, hopefully, a new rivalry at the top. But both have been generously met expectations.

A player should not go on court if he knows he will not finish, says Roger Federer

Roger Federer has appeared in the Gran Slame not panic in reducing matches to the best of three sets after the injured players were accused of accepting the money and runs Tuesday.

Federer reached the second round of Wimbledon when Alexandr Dolgopolov left his team after winning 6-3, 3-0 after only 43 minutes before the center court because of an ankle injury.

Earlier, rival Novak Djokovic booked his second round in just 40 minutes when Martin Klizan, suffering from a calf injury, retired at 6-3, 2-0.

This meant that the central track crowd saw only 83 minutes of action involving two men who won 10 Wimbledon titles between them. “I’m sorry for the crowd,” Federer said. “They’re here to see good tennis.”

Seven men have retired from the first round – Monday, Victor Troicki retired after only 20 minutes. This brief stay was beaten on Tuesday when compatriot Janko Tipsaervic left his game after 15 minutes.

The first round losers all receive £ 35,000 ($ 45,220). There is a rule in the main ATP Tour, but not in the Slams, an injured player can give up his seat to a “lucky loser” of the qualification, holding the prize money.

The idea behind the move is to preserve the integrity of the tournament and prevent amateurs from feeling defrauded. But Federer does not want to see Slams choose the best three-set format instead of the traditional best-of-five.

“The abandonment of his place”
Federer bid for an eighth Wimbledon title. “I hope this will not happen, but I think more players would finish their matches with clarity,” he said.

“A player should not go to court if he knows that he should not end up.” The question is, is what they really thought they would end up with.If they did, I think it is normal for them to walk in the field.If not, I think you should give up the place.

“The ATP has adjusted its rule. Maybe it should hit them should take a look at what they could do for the players to make it a bit easier.”

Federer believes that players who insist they compete in the first round despite the obvious physical problems do not have to be condemned. “For some, they want to be there because they have the impression that miracles happen: perhaps the other retreats, or perhaps the other carries a wound.

“If I win, I have a day off, maybe I would feel better on Thursday.” All these things also play in the equation.Remember these things too.Maybe the rain, come back the next day.You never know what the player ” .

Djokovic said he supported the ATP rule using the Slams, but also refused to criticize opponents who are unsuccessful. “If you go on the central court, there is a responsibility. I am sure they have done everything possible, but it is what it is,” said the Serbian.

John Isner, United States, said players wanted fans to stay and fight on the pitch as long as possible. “If it’s an unbearable pain, it’s okay, you can not play,” said Isner, who was an 11-hour game for three days to beat Nicolas Mahut at Wimbledon seven years ago.

“If something is tight here or there and feels like it could be done right without getting hurt, I think they should be there, and I think we owe it to the fans.

Lionel Messi commits to Barcelona until 2021 in deal that includes a €300 million termination clause

Lionel Messi has agreed to stay in Barcelona until 2021, in an agreement that commits almost the star striker to play the rest of his first career plan in the Spanish team.

The mega star who came to Barcelona as a teenager 17 years ago will remain in the club until he is 34 under the new contract, announced the Catalan club Wednesday, ending months of speculation about the future five-time winner of the Golden Ball.

“The deal will be signed in the coming weeks when Messi returned to the team for spring training,” the club said in a statement, the young 30-year-old enjoyed his honeymoon a couple of days after his boyfriend’s boyfriend’s wedding in Argentina.

Messi has hinted in the past that back in the future to Argentina to play in Newell’s Boys Newell’s first club in his hometown of Rosario, where he married last week. But he also said his priority is to win more honors with Barça, a club he has called home for 13 years.

They did not release the financial details of the new contact Messi, but sports daily Marca of Spain said on Tuesday that the agreement includes a termination clause of 300 million euros.

According to its current contract, which will take place in June 2018, Messi earns around 20 million euros per year of salary, according to Spanish media, and does not include millions of euros in premium advertising revenue and related performance.

Messi arrived in Barcelona in 2000, when he was only 13 years old at the youth training center.

“He made his debut in the first team in just 16 in a friendly against FC Porto, before making his debut the following season against Espanyol in 17,” the club said in a statement.

“Shortly after, he scored his first goal with a skillful high ball against Albacete at the Nou Camp.”

The announcement of the deal is likely to reassure the fans and partners of FC Barcelona, ​​which has had a disappointing season by the club’s own high standards.

The club was eliminated from the quarter-finals of the Champions League with Juventus, and was second behind its rivals Real Madrid in the League, but Barça won the Copa del Rey.

The contract extension strengthens the feared Messi “MSN” triumph, which also includes Brazil’s Neymar and Luis Suarez.

The two have renewed their contracts until 2021.

With 507 goals in 583 official matches, Messi is the top scorer and is widely regarded as the best player in the world with Portuguese captain Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid rival.

“He’s the best player I’ve ever seen on the ground,” said Barcelona coach Messi’s Ernesto Valverde.

Now 30, Messi could have been tempted by other horizons – they were courted by clubs like PSG and Manchester City – especially because he was convicted last year of tax fraud in Spain.

But he lived in Catalonia from the early years of his adolescence and now lives in Barcelona with his wife Antonella Roccuzzo his son Thiago, four, and Mateo, one of them born in Spain.

And Messi himself said in May that his goal as a footballer was “trying to win so many titles” with Barcelona.

Women’s World Cup: India inch closer to semi-final with 16-run win over Sri Lanka

India has taken an important step towards winning a semi-final with a resounding 16-win over Sri Lanka at a unilateral meeting of the Women’s ICC World Cup in Derby on Wednesday, PTI reported.

Mithali Raj and Co recorded their fourth victory on the trot while defending a respectable 232/8 restrict the island to 216/7.

Indian women have also kept a smear and against their sub-continental neighbors since the 2013 World Cup without having lost a single ODI at all meetings.

India’s slow pitching battery has stifled opposition several times during the tournament so far.

It was no different on the day Poonam Yadav (2/23 in 10 on off) leading with two hits, elimination of the dangerous Chamari Atapattu (25) and opener Nipuni Hansika (29).

The spinner Ekta Bisht left arm (1/48 in 10 off) and Deep Sharma (1/46 in 10 off) were also economical.

The experienced Jhulan Goswami (2/26 of 8 in off) was parsimonious as always, and also provided important breakthroughs.

Dilani Manodara Surangika (61 of 75 balls) Beat well, but found little support at the other end.

Skipper Raj pooled his resources well after another half-century impact, which was largely responsible for the decent total.

The match marked decisively in favor of India when Poonam, quaint size to the gates, improved Atapattu with an integrated supply that tried to sweep, but missed the line to be annoying.

Another identical delivery saw Nipuni make a big step forward for sweeping an ink sweep only to be confused by Sushma Verma. The Lanka rides had momentum and only one team could have won this situation despite the brave efforts of Surangika.

Previously, Deepti Sharma and Raj hit good half-centuries to help India send a decent 232 out of 8.

Deepti has made 78 of 110 balls while Mithali (53 of 78) continued his good form with a further 50 points to establish the base for India’s total after the early start of Punam Raut (16) and Smriti Mandhana (8) .

The finish batters mean Veda Krishnamurthy (29) and Harmanpreet Kaur (20) sewed 50 runs crucially in only nine in off to help India to beat the mark of 230 strokes.

In bat choice, India did not have the best of beginnings, while Mandhana was early. It was followed by Raut 11, but that brought Mithali and Deepti into the fold.

The duo initially resisted the sleeves of India and opened their doors once they were seen.

They shared vital 118 races for the third window, not only to keep the sleeves of India, but to create the ideal starter bar for others to follow.

But just as it was time for Indians to launch the attack on Sri Lanka’s bowlers, three quick windows have dragged them.

After the dismissal of the 37th Deepti, Jhulan Goswami (9), who was promoted in order, and Mithali fall into successive balls 39th Inoka Ranaweera to put a brake on the note of India.

But Veda and Harmanpreet pledged to stay ahead of going on consecutive balls at number 49 on Sripali Weerakkody to put the pater means right arm of Sri Lanka, an opportunity to claim a hat-trick.

Indian rescue teams managed a decent 62 shots in the last 10 overs.

In the Styrian Alps, Sebastian Vettel is set to face more trials of temperament

Sebastian Vettel will face another test of his integrity and temperament this weekend when he arrives at the Red Bull Ring circuit for the Austrian Grand Prix.

Just three days after celebrating his 30th birthday on Monday by issuing a punishment for his “road rage” attack against Lewis Hamilton at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, the fourth world champion will have a cool head.

The German will certainly be seen by the international mobile media agency in a field he will closely follow, and will likely be subject to a more intense track review when he and Hamilton resume their scrap for the drivers world title.

A close battle between the Vettel Ferrari team and the third stop Mercedes Hamilton Hamilton is in sight in the Styrian Alps in the 30th edition of the Austrian test.

Thanks for having escaped without serious sanction in Baku, where Hamilton was deprived of almost certain victory in the race because his rest marched to the head, Vettel dominated 14 points compared to the British, whose silence announced volumes of the week.

A minor gesture, a “lover” reaction on Instagram appears to be Hamilton’s view as determined by the International Automobile Federation (FIA) not to take further action against Vettel by its deliberate closure.

Vettel, who has a history of dishonest storms when events conspired against him, was to accept full responsibility for his actions, apologize to Hamilton and compromise his future behavior.

If you return in Austria, you may be banned by adding points to those already on your license.

Many may believe he has escaped lightly, but Mercedes boss Toto Wolff said he believes it is time to put the controversy to bed and forget.

“Every great season is marked by a great rivalry,” he said. “Last year, our internal battle between Lewis and Nico, and this year looks like the battle between Ferrari and Mercedes and Lewis and Sebastian.

“As it started quietly, it was only a matter of time until the rivalry over time became more intense and controversial. It is Baku moment and we saw the results of tension on the track.

“We pass the time now and it’s a closed chapter.”

While Hamilton said in public to maintain a silent focus on key contest, it is not certain that he will be determined to recover lost points and reduce Vettel’s lead on the circuit of exploration where some of the fastest towers last time expected this Weekend.

Improvements to the system, including coating, in combination with the “bigger and faster” car this year can be considered to reduce the time needed to reduce some of the cheaper 25 years.

Hamilton won last year’s race after a test with Rosberg and also won the fastest lap of the circuit in one minute and 6228 seconds.

This time, it is likely to be low and possibly in the Game 1: 4402 Nigel Mansell British Grand Prix of France in 1990.

Hamilton will be very accelerated in incredible positions of the track and for the recovery of the victory, but will also be aware that his rival Ferrari and Red Bull vigorously in their “home” system want to see a repeat of the Australian triumph Daniel Ricciardo Baku.

Divij Sharan and Purav Raja win first-ever match at Wimbledon, reach the second round

Purav Raja and Divij Sharan focused on joining the Indian Customs elite by winning their first Grand Slam title at Wimbledon.

Raja Sharan and ended his long wait for a first win at the All England Club, when Kyle Edmund and Joao Sousa 7-6 (2), 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (6) were defeated in a A tense first round match over three hours.

India experienced a rich double success with Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi won the men’s doubles crown at Wimbledon in 1999.

Rohan Bopanna is a mixed Grand Slam champion, while Sania Mirza won a lot of great titles in women’s and mixed doubles.

“Leander [Paes] Rohan [Bopanna] Mahesh [Bhupathi] and Sania [Mirza], all watch. In the doubles world, unless a hit is made, we’re not competing with these guys,” said Raja.

“We have a lot to do and we have a long way to go until we are in their class.” I would like to have a Wimbledon Grand Slam anywhere, but it is great. “England is a second home to the Indians.

“We have a lot of support from the crowd and we feel right at home. Wimbledon is great in India and has the feeling that’s special to us.”

After a strong year so far, including a title in Bordeaux and an appearance in the past 16 at the French Open, Raja Sharan and hopefully his breakthrough at the All England Club.

Asked if they could win the title, Sharan said: “This is what we have worked for.

“Wimbledon is a mecca for tennis.Everyone knows Wimbledon.It is very good to go back here.This is obviously great.

“Grass is our favorite surface. We are very happy to be here and play as we are.”

“We are preparing a lot of play under pressure and I think our farm system is under pressure. We have demonstrated once again,” Raja

“We have lost some automatic heartbeats here before.Good to go.We believe in our system and ourselves.We hope we can play our best tennis as and as the tournament goes further.

No exaggeration
Like many players on Wednesday, the duo was mutilated by an invasion of flying ants in their game, but they managed to stay focused despite distractions.

“We started with a lot more, but it calmed much later. I do not know if a pesticide is sprayed,” said Raja.

“It was strange, but it was such a hot day, we are in India, used to some strange things to come.”

In the past, Raja and Sharan have criticized their lack of fame in India, but now they insist that they are willing to remain in the shadows until they praise a great victory.

The 31-year-old had to dig deep to see Edmund and Sousa, with the inflection point in their cool ice play in two playoffs.

“We do not play tennis with respect. We play for ourselves and do the best for our country,” said Raja.

“If something happens, it’s very good. We feel we deserve what we have.

“At the same time, we are not superstars in India. We really do not expect to be.

“We want the racket to appear to be, rather than advertising and the media. If our results are good enough, I’m sure everything will work.”

Then for the aspirants from India, there is a meeting with the seventh head of Raven Klaasen and Ram Rajeev for a place in the last-16.

“We know Raven and Rajeev very well. It will be a very tough game. We will use our day off and go back to work,” said Raja.