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Roger Federer And Rafael Nadal Are The Best Tennis Player Says Youngster

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21-year-old German Tennis Player Alexander Zverev has made his thought known about the debate on who is better between two great Tennis players — Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

According to the player in an interview with reporters after retaining his Washington Open title, both players are the best out there and there is no player closer to them in terms of grand Slam titles.

“Roger and Rafa are still the best out” he confessed.

Zverev won his third title of the year when he defeated Alex De Minaur of Australia 6-2, 6-4 yesterday.

Despite being the World No 3, Zverev believes there is a great margin separating the two players from the rest.

Though he has won nine titles in his young career, the German star reiterates that he is no where closer to Nadal and Federer’s class.

The youngster is being tipped as the name to watch out for in the nearest future due to his exploits in the game since he became a professional.

However, he has lowered the level of fan’s expectations from him as he said he isn’t the only player with great potentials to become great players in no time.

According to him, all the players who made it to the semi-finals round of the tournament have all it takes to become the best players in the game.

“It’s not only me that’s the future of the sport. I think everybody who made it to the semi-finals is the future,” Zverev said.

All eyes will be on the youngster alongside Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal when the US Open begins later in the month.

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Rafael Nadal injury update : will the Spaniard return before China Open?

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Tennis World No1 Rafael Nadal could be back in time to take part in the China Open which kickstart on the first of October.

The tennis star pulled out of US Open while in action against Juan Martin Del Potro in the semifinal of the competition.

According to former world No2 tennis player Alex Corretja, Nadal’s injury looked a bit minor, however, it is intense enough to mar his dream of winning the US Open.

Corretja told reporters that Nadal wanted to continue the match against Del Potro but he couldn’t due to the pain he felt on his knee.

This season has been a difficult one for the Spanish No1 as he battled so many injuries. It should be recalled that Nadal pulled out of Australia Open due as result hip injury which ruled him out of action for three months.

As result of his knee injury, Spain couldn’t count on the experienced player at the ongoing Davis Cup.

Spanish Davis Cup captain Sergi
Bruguera confessed that the team are unhappy for not having the World No1 in their team.

According to Bruguera, Nadal is a great player whose experience would have helped the team during the competition.

Though Corretja suggest that Nadal might be back before China Open, it remains unknown if he would be fully fit to compete in his best form during the competition at the Asian country.

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US Open Champion Naomi Osaka To Sign New Mega Deal With Adidas

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20-year-old Tennis player Naomi Osaka won her first grand-slam title on Saturday when she defeated her ‘idol’ Serena Williams 6-2, 6-4 in a match that was filled with controversy and fallout.

The player was rewarded with an instant cheque of $3.8m by the tournament’s organizers for her great run of form throughout the competition.

However, there are more rewards for the youngster with the latest one reportedly coming from a sporting retail giants Adidas.

According to reports, the Jamaican international is set to sign a new deal with Adidas, which would make her one of the highest-paid women in Sports.

Yahoo Sports claimed that the contract would see her become the second highest-paid sport woman, a place behind her childhood role model Serena Williams.

The contract is said to worth nothing less than $8.5m and that will be the biggest deal Adidas has ever signed with a female athlete in their history.

Naomi, who became the first Japanese player to Win US Open final, is definitely reaping the reward for her hard work throughout the competition.

The Times also revealed that the deal is set to be sealed as early as tomorrow (Thursday), should everything work out as planned.

All eyes are now on the youngster to see if she would be able to continue her rapid rise to fame in a short period of time.

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Umpires frowned at the treatment of Carlos Ramos by Serena Williams in the US Open final.

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A match that already saw Naomi Osaka cruising to win her first ever Grand Slam title did not burst up completely without a show of entertainment.

The 23-time Grand Slam winner Serena branded Carlos Ramos a “thief” and a “liar” while she continued to muster words seeking for apologies who after the match proclaimed that sexism was behind his choice to dock her game.

The umpire sanctioned Williams as follow:

-first Violation: on-court coaching.
-second violation: racket abuse.
-third violation- verbal abuse (calling him a “thief”).

She was, however, backed by United States Tennis Association (USTA) and Women’s Tennis Associative after the outbreak.

Ramos was supported by International Tennis Federation in a statement on Monday:

“Mr Ramos’s decisions were in accordance with the relevant rules and were reaffirmed by the US Open’s decision to fine Ms Williams for the three offences.”

Willians was fined $17,000 by the US Open for her revilement even after she earned $1,850,000 million for finishing second.

USTA Head Katrina Adams defended Serena, saying

“Men are badgering the umpire on the changeovers and nothing happens”

She also added that she’s all about gender equality and thinks when one takes a glimpse at such a situation, it would be a story to be discussed another time.

She equally asserted that we should treat each other (both male and female) fairly and the same.

What do you think about Serena’s decision?

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Novak Djokovic Wants Air-conditioning Court After Struggling To Reach Semifinals At Us Open

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Serbian Tennis star Djokovic struggled to reach the semifinals at the ongoing Us Open as he defeated John Millman last night.

The former World No1 struggled in the first set of the game but his experience was able to see him through to the next round of the competition by defeating his opponent 6-3, 6-4, 6-4.

Despite his win, the Serbian is not happy with the condition of the court, according him, the atmospheric condition of the court was unbearable for him throughout the encounter.

The called on the organizers to provide an air conditioning inside the Arthur ashe’s Stadium.

It was obvious Djokovic struggled with the temperature of the stadium as he changed his wears countless times before the end of the game, this is because his wears got wet too easily.

It should be recalled that Rodger Federer — who shockingly lost to John Millman in the fourth round of the tournament — also complained about the heat and humidity level of the stadium.

According to Federer after crashing out of the tournament, he struggled to breathe during his game against his fourth-round opponent and that played major role in his defeat.

As much as Djokovic wants to see an air-conditioning stadium in the next edition of the competition, the Serbian star praised the organizers for the cover roof present in the stadium.

Following his victory over Millman, many fans are tipping the Serbian to face his arch-rival Nadal at the final.

The Spaniard progressed to the semifinals of the competition after recording a hard-fought victory against Thiem in a grueling four-hour encounter.

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