Local Olympians recognised for representing Guyana on the biggest stage

first_imgDPI, Guyana – Several Guyanese Olympians were given the recognition they deserve after representing Guyana on the biggest stage for sports. Through the hard work and dedication of these athletes, Guyana has been placed on the map in the area of sports.Some of those athletes participated in the Olympics as far back as 1976. The Olympians celebrated at the Pegasus Hotel last Friday evening.Those athletes honoured include some household names such as Michael Parris, Aliann Pompey, Winston George and James Wren-Gilkes. Some of the other Olympians were Aliyah Abrams, Jennifer Innis- Stephens, Adam Harris, Geoffrey Sankies, Jeremy Bascom, Gordon Carew, Evan Parris and Andrew Harry. Missing from last night’s event were Niall Roberts, Richard Jones and June Griffith.Sankies was present at the 1976 Olympics but did not participate due to a boycott of African Nations. He was slated to represent Guyana in the discipline of Judo where he was expected to do exceptionally well. Nevertheless, he said being there and carrying the Golden Arrowhead at the march-past was an unbelievable feeling.Sankies said the recognition is a good thing for all those who were forgotten. “I hope they can get the recognition and be held as role models for school children who can look up to them and learn from them.”Aliann Pompey has represented Guyana on several occasions at the prestigious games. However, she said it was always a proud moment to represent the ‘land of many waters’ on such a big stage. Pompey, who is a 400 sprinter, competed in the 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012 Olympics. She said the pride felt when competing is wonderful but being recognised by her home country incomparable.“I am actually very emotional because nothing like this has ever happened for us as Olympians. There are 15 Olympians here and being able to share our stories, our glory days, I am very glad that this has happened.”The only Guyanese to have medalled in the Olympics is Michael Parris who copped a bronze medal in boxing at the 1980 Moscow Olympics. Parris said he took pride in what he did and being recognised was just the icing in the cake.Jennifer Innis-Stephens participated in the 100 metres sprint and long jump at the 1980 Olympics. Innis- Stephens noted that she was always confident of herself and while being at the Olympics “was a big deal”, she was not overwhelmed by the bright lights and large crowds. However, being recognised by her home country for her efforts is another ball game. “I appreciate being honoured and recognized after so many years of service as an athlete,” she stated.Aaliyah Abrams, a force to be reckoned with in the 400 metres was a part of the 2016 Olympic in games in Rio. While she did not medal, Abrams said she has much more to give and is excited to keep on going.“It feels good to be recognised. It is a lot of hard work and mentally taxing competing in sporting events. It is wonderful to have people who enjoy watching you compete, also celebrate you,” Abrams said.Minister of Social Cohesion, with responsibility for Culture, Youth and Sport, Dr. George Norton along with Director of Sport, Christopher Jones and President of the Guyana Olympic Association (GOA) K.A. Juman Yassin was also at the event. They commended the athletes for their contribution to Guyana and assured them that the recognition will not be a one-off event.The Olympians received their certificates at the 4th Aliann Pompey Invitational at the National Track and Field Centre.last_img read more

Australian cricket pay dispute averted as compromise found

first_imgBy Daniel Brettig AN ugly pay dispute between Cricket Australia (CA) and the players’ union appears to have been averted, after the two parties agreed to defer revenue calculations until there is a clearer picture of the COVID-19 toll on the forthcoming season.CA had previously sought a significant reduction in the amount of money to be distributed into the player payment pool, negotiated with the Australian Cricketers Association (ACA) as a fixed percentage of revenue under the MoU signed in 2017.While this would not affect retainers and match fees for the looming season, the amounts passed onto the players as part of the “adjustment ledger” distributed annually to account for revenue above CA’s 2017 projections stood to be drastically reduced. Anger at this move, combined with a similar dispute between CA and the state associations, had paralysed the game for more than three months up to the exit of the chief executive Kevin Roberts.As recently as early June, Roberts and CA had claimed that projected revenue for the forthcoming summer would be almost halved by the impact of the pandemic, even though it had announced a full international schedule including an India tour valued at around A$300 million.The compromise, with the ACA agreeing to drop a formal notice of dispute that could have seen the players and the governing body go to court, means the revenue forecast calculation will not be made until the financial tale of the 2020-21 season is more readily able to be pieced together.“Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketers’ Association have today agreed a way forward on Australian Cricket’s response to COVID-19,” a CA spokesman said. “The parties have agreed to postpone the Australian Cricket Revenue projection until such time they are better able to assess the financial impact of the pandemic and calculate a clear projection for the year ahead.“With today’s agreement, the ACA has agreed to withdraw its notice of dispute lodged last month with CA. We would like to thank the ACA for the constructive manner in which they have engaged in discussions in what has been a challenging time for the game.”CA’s chairman Earl Eddings has been closely involved in board to board discussions with his ACA opposite number Greg Dyer, while the interim chief executive Nick Hockley had also entered talks with the ACA CEO Alistair Nicholson in recent days.“Today’s agreement is a significant step forward in cricket’s response to the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic and should provide our stakeholders with renewed clarity and confidence about the summer ahead,” the spokesman said.“Calculating revenue projections 12 months ahead during a once-in-a-century pandemic has not been without its challenges, but we believe we have arrived at a position that provides all parties with greater certainty about how to navigate the next year.“The ACR will be reassessed in due course, providing time to better assess the financial impact of the pandemic and calculate a clear projection for the year ahead.”Nicholson welcomed the resolution: “This ‘reset’ is both welcome and sensible. CA is free to reforecast again at various times over the next financial year, should there be a material revenue event affecting cricket.”CA remains in discussions with the state associations about their annual distributions, with reductions most vigorously opposed by New South Wales and Queensland. In the meantime, more than 150 state staff and 40 CA staff have been made redundant from their roles. (ESPN Cricinfo)last_img read more

WBB : SU looks to knock off ranked DePaul on road

first_img Published on February 20, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Chris: cjiseman@syr.edu | @chris_iseman Facebook Twitter Google+ Commentscenter_img Quentin Hillsman believes it can be done. He has seen it before, and he believes Syracuse has every right to be the next team to pull off the feat.After an inconsistent season marred by struggles in almost every aspect of the game, the Orange head coach still believes SU has a chance of accomplishing what it set out to do. But he also knows Syracuse has no margin for error.‘Things have happened in women’s basketball before,’ Hillsman said. ‘Teams have gone on to win five out of their last six, or last seven, and they’re a hot team and get to the tournament, so I just challenge our girls not to give up.’After the Orange won its 16th game of the season over Marquette on Saturday, Hillsman said the victory had a greater meaning than simply ensuring a winning season. More importantly, it keeps the team’s postseason hopes alive as long as SU puts together a string of victories to close out its season. It’s still a tall task for the inconsistent Orange (16-11, 5-8 Big East), but it’s the mission starting Tuesday on the road against No. 21 DePaul (20-7, 8-5 Big East) at 9 p.m.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIf SU can pull off an upset against the Blue Demons, it will have No. 15 Georgetown to contend with. On Tuesday, though, the focus is on DePaul and trying to take the next step toward the NCAA tournament and away from the Women’s National Invitation Tournament.The Orange’s woes are the Blue Demons’ strengths. Three of DePaul’s starters are shooting at least 40 percent from field, buoying the Blue Demons to third place in 3-point field-goal percentage in the Big East.Syracuse’s struggles from the outside have permeated its ability to win consistently, though the Orange is coming off a 54.4 percent shooting performance against the Golden Eagles. SU hasn’t shown the ability to find its shooting stroke and keep it for a streak of games, but if that is going to happen, now is the time.‘You have to make shots to win,’ guard Carmen Tyson-Thomas said. ‘For us to finish off hot, we’ve got to make shots inside and out. I think we’re starting to turn that up more in practice. We’re more intense, and we’re getting more focused because it’s getting into postseason time.’Syracuse’s strong shooting performance in the win over Marquette came after another quality offensive game, when it finished 43.4 percent from the field against Louisville. In the two contests combined, the Orange even managed to drain eight 3-pointers to show a part of SU’s game that’s been dormant for most of the season.DePaul is a difficult challenge, though. The Blue Demons are lethal from beyond the arc and play a game that will be tough to guard for Syracuse.‘Until we get four deadly 3-point shooters on the perimeter and a four that’s really a five that can play in the high post, we can’t play that way,’ Hillsman said.So if Syracuse can’t match the type of personnel DePaul throws out onto the floor night in and night out, it’s going to try to control what it can. It’ll try to outplay the Blue Demons with intensity on both ends of the floor, utilizing that pressure defense that converted 21 Marquette turnovers into 32 points. If the Orange can get some good looks from the outside, it’ll take its shots, and if not, pass off to Alexander inside.‘We’re more intense,’ Tyson-Thomas said, ‘and we’re getting more focused because it’s getting into postseason time.The daunting task ahead for SU is to get some solid, even surprising, performances from players who hadn’t been much of a factor at the start of the year. Off the bench, Phylesha Bullard has been shooting 63 percent in her last six games while averaging more than six points per contest. And after starting off the year on a tear before slowing up, guard Elashier Hall has been shooting 43.2 percent from the field in her last four games and averaging 10 points over that span.Both Hall and Bullard have provided additional offensive sparks Syracuse will need in the final three games of its season. The first step toward matching SU’s tournament ambitions begins Tuesday against DePaul.‘I guess I am kind of getting back to that, knowing that we really need these next couple of games,’ Hall said. ‘I just have to go out there and do as I’ve been doing and keeping up the momentum and just getting it going for those coming off the bench.’cjiseman@syr.edulast_img read more

County Senior Hurling Championship draw

first_imgThe tie of the round sees this years Mid winners and last years County champions Thurles Sarsfields come up against South finalists MullinahoneNorth champions Kildangan have drawn Upperchurch Drombane who they have already played in an earlier round of the county championship. The teams were tied at full time on that occasion.West champions Éire Óg Annacarthy come up against Lorrha-Dorrha who they played in an earlier round of the competition. The West Tipp side were victorious in that game. South champions Killenaule will look to their captain Kieran Bergin when they come up against Darren Gleeson’s Portroe from the North of the county.Kilruane McDonaghs from the North of the county will meet JK Brackens from the Mid while Eire Og Nenagh will play their North rivals Roscrea.Drom & Inch and Clonoulty-Rossmore have both received byes to the next round.last_img read more

Sars put title on the line

first_imgHowever Kilruane MacDonagh’s manager Liam O’ Shea says if they get a performance they could come out on top.The game throws in at 3.30 tomorrow, and is preceded by the meeting of Eire Óg Annacarthy and Mullinahone.The other two quarter finals, between Borrisoleigh and Loughmore Castleiney and Clonoulty Rossmore and Drom & Inch, take place on Sunday.The first of those gets underway at 6pm. Photo © Tipp FM Reigning champions Thurles Sarsfields take on Kilruane McDonagh’s in the County Senior Hurling quarter finals this weekend.Sars are aiming for four in a row this year.The teams already met each other in the group stages of the competition where Sars ran out winners.last_img read more

‘Hypochondriac’ Chris Paul a proponent for LASIK

first_imgPaul underwent LASIK eye surgery this summer as part of an offseason filled with medical procedures. In a span of three weeks, Paul had his hand operated on, his eyes fixed and a sports hernia repaired.The LASIK, which was performed by Dr. Kerry Assil in Beverly Hills, caused Paul the most distress.Despite years of telling reporters that his rolled ankles and sprained fingers would be “fine,” on Wednesday, Paul admitted the truth. He’s a hypochondriac.“If something is wrong, I feel like I’m dying,” he said. “When I got the LASIK, they had to give me two Valiums. They tell you it’s going to be grainy for a couple of weeks. I had to put eye drops in for two weeks, four times a day. I was having panic attacks.“I couldn’t sleep. These are your eyes. They get dry. I was stressed out.”When talking about the surgery, which family members had been pushing him to get for years, Paul repeatedly said, “These are your eyes” with disbelief in his voice because of how crazy the notion of laser surgery there seems to him.And, when you’ve watched him play, it makes sense.For years, Paul’s vision has been what’s helped separate him from the rest of the NBA. He’s averaged 9.9 assists per game, leading the league in that category four times. He’s always scanning the floor, looking for the open player or the perfect pass.But, apparently, it would have been easier if he had put on a pair of readers.“As long as I could see the rim,” he said, “I felt like I was cool.”But the Paul family knew what LASIK could do. His father and brother both had the procedure during Paul’s rookie season and they raved about the results. While they were seeing 20/20, Paul was struggling to see when he looked over at the bench.“Everyone used to tell me I squinted on the court,” Paul said. “Like when (coach) Doc (Rivers) was trying to get my attention to call a play, they’d say I squinted all the time.”At his mother’s urging, Paul decided to put his fears, with the help of sedatives, to rest and allow a doctor to slice open his corneas with a laser and reshape his vision.“It was probably the most nerve-wracking thing I ever did,” he said, adding that it helped that close friends LeBron James and Dwyane Wade previously had the procedure.During his recovery, Paul was so concerned when anything was slightly off, he said he called his eye doctor almost daily for three consecutive weeks.“My nerves; my anxiety,” he said. “Those are your eyes!”Paul’s through the anxiety now and he’s an advocate for the procedure. He talked Indiana’s Paul George through his recovery. On Wednesday, he sermonized on the advantages and marveled at his improvement.When he opened his eyes the morning after the surgery, he knew what the rest of the NBA was about to find out.“Oh my God,” he said. “… I can damn near read the fine print.”Oh my God, indeed. There was a small catch, though. Paul wasn’t reading from anything at all. There wasn’t an eye chart inside the Clippers practice facility.He’d memorized the 15 letters, maybe in an effort to convince eye doctors he didn’t need to correct his vision.“Somebody (over the years) might have said I needed contacts or glasses,” Paul said.Until this past May, Paul never considered listening.Six months later, he’s reading the fine print on water bottles 10 feet away. He’s reading street signs at night. And, in what might not be a coincidence, Paul is above his career numbers in every category and making 3-pointers and free throws at a rate better than he had in his 11 previous NBA seasons. LOS ANGELES>> Chris Paul, the Clippers’ sure-fire Hall of Fame point guard, listed them off one after another.“F-E-L-O-P-Z-D. D-E-F-P-O-T-E-C”He recited the 20/25 and 20/20 lines on the eye chart in rapid succession. He didn’t pause to squint. He didn’t strain a single muscle on his face. He made it, pardon the pun, look easy.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Basketball news: Teams close out play before Christmas break

first_imgCheney — T. Needham 6, C. Holt 6, B. Benson 4Conway Springs — S. Echelberry 12, S. Sones 11, A. Smith 10, C. Ebenkamp 4, B. May 4Belle Plaine 45, Independent 42Belle Plaine gets a big come-from-behind victory in which it outscored Independent 18-9 in the fourth quarter. Wellington8151110—44 Clearwater123410—29 Belle Plaine971118—45 Norwich: Coleman 11, Wise 2, Wallace 2, DePriest 2, Norris 8, Goebel 4, Doll 2, Bartel 2. Totals 13 (1) 0-3 33.Caldwell: Halling 10, Dierking 9, Webster 10, York 6, Lee 2, Wencel 2, Whaley 4. Totals 15 (0) 13-21 43.Girls:Conway Springs 41, Cheney 12Cheney once dominated this league. Not anymore. Clearwater1071915—51 Wellington42144—24 Conway1081310—41 Wellington — N. Becker 13, L. Woodbridge 10, T. Nance 10, Brian Peck 5, Noah Wolff 3, B. Miles 3Clearwater — J. Becker 18, D. Roth 12, R. VanDeest 11, C. Frickey 8, C. Reibenspies 3, H. Hall 3, C. Neises 2Varsity girls: Clearwater 29, Wellington 24The Wellington girls have never played very well in the Clearwater gymnasium and Tuesday was no exception as the Crusaders lost 29-24.It was a strange game in which Clearwater took a 12-4 first quarter lead and was down 15-6 at the half. Wellington would then outscore Clearwater 14-4 in the third and led 20-19 going into the final frame. Clearwater would outscore Wellington 10-4 in the fourth.There were not Wellington scorers in double figures. Clearwater had two scorers: B. Vogel with 17 and B. Winter with 10. Independent1817254—64 Conway2213414144—71 Independent1110129—42 Belle Plaine10762—25 Cheney — G. Schomacker 39, T. Hageman 15, T. Patterson 9, C. Hill 8, C. Harbour-Nordahl 4, L. Higgins 2Conway Springs — R. Rasmussen 24, D. Murphy 19, T. Echelberry 11, D. Murphy 10, T. Wood 5, J. Fisher 2Caldwell 43, Norwich 33Caldwell gets huge win. Wellington — S. Cornejo 8, S. Shields 6, M. Amrein 5, S. Hefley 3, C. McComb 2Clearwater — B. Vogel 17, B. Winter 10, K. Babb 2.Junior varsity boys: Wellington 65 Clearwater 51Jalen Albright 18, Trevor Nance 16, Austin Dunn 14, Colin Reichenberger 13, Connor Phelps 3, Payton Baker 1.Junior varsity girls: Wellington 33 Clearwater 30Carlie McComb 12, Kelsey Whaley 8, Shelbie Wright 6, Holly Wright 5, Avery Lewellen 2.C team boys: Clearwater 52 Wellington 46Kevin Blue 16, Wesley Gilmore 14, Tyler Pettegrew 9, Connor Phelps 2, Derek Kimzey 2, Dylan Jones 2.C team girls: Wellington 39 Clearwater 12Dietra Sober 8, Mariah Moore 8, Maggie Fink 7, Peyton Witham 6, Tyanna Hughes 4, Noelle Wright 3, Taylor Zimmerman 2, Kennedy Hackerott 1.WMS vs. Winfield (Monday)7A girls: Wellington 31 Winfield 188A girls: Wellington 36 Winfield 19.7B girls: Wellington 18 Winfield 117A boys: Wellington 57 Winfield 287B boys: Winfield 38 Wellington 198A boys: Winfield 43 Wellington 37. Caldwell1341214—43 Independent 64, Belle Plaine 25Wichita Independent dominated the first three quarters for an easy win. Cheney6204—12 Norwich411108—33 Independent — A. Coccetella 21, A. Valmont 15, R. Packebush 2, M. Perales 2, D. Peterson 1, E. Jarvis 1Belle Plaine — K. Ast 19, D. Balzer 10, K. Ast 5, B. Balzer 4, C. Myers 3, B. Balsters 2, C. Ryherd 2 Cheney9214191410—77 by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington varsity basketball teams finished the 2012 portion of their season with losses to Clearwater. The Wellington Middle School teams finished off things on Monday with Winfield. Several other Sumner County teams played as well.WHS vs. ClearwaterVarsity boys: Clearwater 51, Wellington 44The Wellington varsity boys basketball team could not break into the victory column as far as league play was concerned losing 51-44.Nick Becker finished with 13 points. Logan Woodbridge and Trevor Nance had 10 apiece. The Crusaders led at half 23-17. But Clearwater came out and outscored the Dukes 19-11 to recapture the lead. The Crusaders were outscored 15-10 in the fourth quarer.Wellington falls to 2-4 and 0-3 in the AV-CTL DIV. The Crusaders have Christmas break but will return to action when they host Augusta on Friday, Jan. 4. Independent — M. Loveland 21, B. Dean 19, J. Richmond 10, B. Jantzen 9, T. Williams 2, M. Kay 2, W. Riedmiller 1Belle Plaine — A. Johnson 7, B. Gooch 6, G. Schnieder 5, Q. Hervey 3, B. Happy 2, T. Balsters 1, T. Balsters 1Cheney 77, Conway Springs 71 (2 OT)Cheney and Conway Springs went into double overtime to go into Christmas break. R. Rasmussen led Conway Springs with 24 points. D. Murphy had 19.last_img read more

Taylor Hall trade rumors: Speculation grows after New Jersey Devils scratch forward

first_imgSpeculation about an imminent trade involving New Jersey Devils forward Taylor Hall flared up Friday when the Devils announced that Hall would sit out the team’s game in Denver against the Colorado Avalanche, but a deal has not happened — yet.The Athletic’s Pierre LeBrun reported Friday night that Hall had not been traded but talks have gained “traction,” prompting the Devils to scratch him and avoid the risk of injury. I’m told Taylor Hall has not been dealt at this point, however, there is some traction in trade talks the Devils are having with teams and so the risk is not worth playing him play at the moment. Stay tuned. https://t.co/i3273tPiDX— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) December 14, 2019MORE: Devils’ Subban, Simmonds could join Hall on trade blockThe Devils announced before Friday’s game that Hall’s healthy scratch was for “precautionary reasons,” after he participated in on-ice warmups.The Avalanche reportedly are one of the favorites to land Hall in a potential trade, but The Athletic’s Adrian Dater observed that Colorado employees’ actions during the game did not suggest a transaction was in the works. Avalanche broadcaster Peter McNab, however, said later Friday (per ESPN’s Greg Wyshynski) that Hall’s equipment bag was spotted in a Pepsi Center corridor during the game. The Arizona Coyotes, Montreal Canadiens, Pittsburgh Penguins and Calgary Flames have also been mentioned as potential partners with the Devils in a trade involving Hall, whose contract expires after this season.On Saturday, LeBrun reported that the Florida Panthers have also entered the Hall sweepstakes.Hearing that the Florida Panthers have inquired on Taylor Hall. About 5-6 teams in the mix including Arizona and Colorado among others…— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) December 14, 2019The 28-year-old forward has six goals and 19 assists through the first 30 games of New Jersey’s season.last_img read more

Seattle’s Breanna Stewart named WNBA MVP

first_imgIn this photo taken May 2, 2017, Seattle Storm forward Breanna Stewart (30) and guard Jewell Loyd (24) react as they pose for WNBA basketball official photos during the team’s annual media day, Tuesday, May 2, 2017, in Seattle. T(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) Stewart was given the award Sunday prior to Seattle opening its best-of-five semifinal playoff series against Phoenix. Stewart finished with 372 total points in the voting, easily outpacing Dallas’ Liz Cambage, who finished second with 231 points. Stewart received 33 of 39 first-place votes. Washington’s Elena Delle Donne finished third in the voting and Los Angeles’ Candace Parker was fourth.“I think each award I’ve won for its respective level means a lot, but to be the MVP of the WNBA, the best league in the world, it’s at the top,” Stewart said before Game 1. “And to do it with this franchise, this team, my teammates I couldn’t have imagined it any other way.”Stewart was the league’s rookie of the year in 2016, but had her finest professional season this year. She averaged 21.8 points and 8.4 rebounds as Seattle went 26-8 in the regular season. She had 22 games of 20 or more points scoring.Stewart, who earlier this month was announced as the AP Player of the Year, is the second Seattle player to win MVP. Lauren Jackson was named MVP three times in her career.Stewart said it’s been a transformative year for her, beginning with the revelation late last year she was sexually abused as a child. She has partnered with RAINN (Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network) to raise awareness and has met with members of the King County Sexual Assault Resource Center.“This year was made possible by going through really hard things. It’s been the story of my life,” Stewart said. “Any successes along the way was made possible by people lifting me up through struggles and by me having the courage and focus to turn my pain into fuel.”Her latest cause is voter registration. Stewart had custom shoes created for Game 1 in an effort to draw attention to getting young voters registered for the upcoming November elections.“This year in particular for me is a story of transformation and introspection,” Stewart said. “From #MeToo to equality, finding my voice and elevating my game became intertwined in my journey. My hope is as a country we can do the same thing.”Natasha Howard was given the league’s most improved award and Sue Bird received the Kim Perrot Sportsmanship award also on Sunday before the game. SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Storm forward Breanna Stewart has been announced as the WNBA MVP after a season where she finished second in scoring and led Seattle to the best record in the league. FILE – In this June 10, 2016, file photo, Seattle Storm’s Breanna Stewart shoots over Connecticut Sun’s Morgan Tuck during the second half of a WNBA basketball game in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)last_img read more

Federer can reach his 50th duel against Djokovic

first_img“The nice factor is that between this sport and the following one there are greater than two good days to sleep, that docs, physios attend me …”, celebrated the Swiss, who will attempt to recuperate in addition to attainable. “I hope it’s really not a lot. I’ve the thigh contracted for taking part in lots, who is aware of if due to nerves, I don’t know,” he added at a press convention.“I seen within the second set that my protection was not there. After which I bought indignant as a result of I seen that I used to be in ache. I used to be enjoying like that for some time.”, defined Federer, who has already been 12 hours and 38 minutes on the observe, whereas Djokovic accumulates 10h: 11, greater than two much less. “I don’t know in case you can speak about damage, it’s simply ache and issues. I’ve to see what it’s about,” Roger Federer mentioned when requested concerning the discomfort within the thigh of his proper leg that compelled him to ask for a health care provider useless time within the third set of his epic quarterfinal match of the Australian Open ultimate against Tennys Sandgren. The Swiss misplaced in that quarter by 3-0, however ultimately he received after lifting seven match factors within the fourth spherical. An effort that can have penalties for its 50th confrontation with Novak Djokovic, which is able to happen on Friday within the semifinals of Melbourne.last_img read more