Djokovic was opposed by his big boss to attend the Rome Masters, Nadal had a hard time fighting Opelka (Tennis 24/7)



(Sports news, Tennis news) Weekly tennis news from February 15-21: The Italian deputy minister frankly criticized Novak Djokovic’s fact that even though he did not receive a Covid-19 vaccine, he could still attend the Rome Masters this year. Meanwhile, Rafael Nadal is about to rematch a “giant” earlier this week.


Djokovic was given a special chance to attend the Rome Masters, still being harshly boycotted by the Italian deputy minister

After the incident of missing the Australian Open due to being expelled by the Australian government, Novak Djokovic will return to play when he attends the ATP 500 Dubai Tennis Championships in Dubai (UAE), where he will meet Lorenzo Musetti in the first round at around 23:30 at night. today (February 21, Vietnam time).

Nole will also attend the Rome Masters (May 2-15) after Italy’s Deputy Sports Minister Valentina Vezzali announced Djokovic will be allowed to participate in this tournament because the matches are held outdoors and there are no constraints on injection issues. vaccine against Covid-19.


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Djokovic gets special privileges to attend Rome Masters 2022

However, recently, Italy’s Deputy Health Minister Andrea Costa strongly objected to Djokovic being given a special opportunity to attend the ATP Masters 1000 tournament on clay in this country’s capital this year.

Speaking on Radio.24’s 24 Mattino, Mr. Costa said: “I am not at all convinced by the reasons given by Mr. Vezzali to allow Djokovic to participate in the tournament in Rome. The rules must be respected, as long as they remain in place.”

“I believe we should all be equal legally and ethically. Anyone with a large following needs to set a good example. Therefore, I oppose Djokovic’s presence at the tournament in Rome,” Deputy Minister Costa said.

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Italy’s Deputy Health Minister Andrea Costa opposes Nole to attend the Rome Masters 3 months later

Nadal reunites with the “giant” of the US, dating Medvedev for the final soon in Acapulco

After winning this year’s Australian Open to set a record of winning 21 Grand Slam singles men’s singles, Rafael Nadal will compete at the ATP 500 Mexican Open at Acapulco (Mexico) from February 21-26.

“Gaur” Nadal is ranked as the 4th seed and he will have to face Reilly Opelka, a player who is 2.11m tall and has “thunder” serves in the first round in the match tomorrow ( 22/2).

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The 2.11m tall “giant” Reilly Opelka will be Nadal’s first challenge at this year’s Mexican Open

Nadal used to beat Opelka in two sets with the same score of 6-3 in the semi-finals of the Rome Masters last year. But it was at the clay court tournament that Rafa’s forte. As for the upcoming encounter with Opelka on hard courts at Acapulco, Nadal will have to be very wary of the 20th ranked player in the world.

If he overcomes Opelka, Nadal can face Grigor Dimitrov (round 2), 5th seed Matteo Berrettini (quarterfinal) and number 1 seed Daniil Medvedev (semi-final) Mexican Open this year.

Medvedev is very determined to “collect” Nadal after a bitter defeat in the last Australian Open final. The Russian tennis player also dreams of winning the Mexican Open 2022 to usurp the world No. 1 position from Novak Djokovic.

Video of the classic 5-set final between Daniil Medvedev and Rafael Nadal at this year’s Australian Open:

The world’s No. 1 female tennis player was investigated for… drinking beer on television

With a 6-3, 7-6 (2) victory over American opponent Danielle Collins on January 29, Ashleigh Barty became the first host country player to win the Australian Open women’s singles title after 44 years. victory of fellow countrywoman Christine O’Neill in 1978.

After that memorable Grand Slam final, world No. 1 female tennis player Barty happily celebrated by drinking beer on live television with Channel Nine commentators and 2 former tennis players Casey Dellacqua. and Alicia Molik.

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Barty got in trouble for drinking beer on TV

But recently, the Australian Department of Alcohol Advertising (ABAC) had to investigate Ashleigh Barty.

The reason is because ABAC has received a complaint alleging Barty participated in advertising disguised alcohol on television and adversely affected young viewers when watching the above scene.

The anonymous complaint reads: “I think this TV segment (Barty drinking beer) is boozy about alcohol and would be a scam if it were actually a paid advertisement. fee. Why would they do that if she (Barty) isn’t a paid stunt?”

“It’s sad for the many children who watched the Australian Open women’s singles final and Ashleigh Barty has also been a role model for many girls to follow.”

However, after conducting an investigation, ABAC determined that Barty was a “moderate and responsible” drinker in the video clip on television, so the agency dismissed the accusation against her. .

Video Ashleigh Barty beat Danielle Collins to win the Australian Open 2022:

Del Potro relies on the clinic that treated Federer and Djokovic

As revealed by journalist Michal Samulski on Twitter, retired tennis player Juan Martin del Potro is about to undergo surgery on a knee injury in Rennbahnklinik. This is a famous sports clinic in Muttenz (Switzerland), where Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Fabio Fognini or Pablo Andujar each treated injuries.

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Del Potro had knee surgery at the prestigious clinic that treated Federer and Djokovic

Australian tennis bad boy Tomic from Covid-19

On his personal Instagram page, the tennis player dubbed the “bad boy” of Australian tennis Bernard Tomic confirmed he will fly to Mexico to attend the Challenger tournament in Monterrey in early March after recovering from Covid-19.

This will be Tomic’s second time participating in this tournament after the first in 2020, where he lost to compatriot Aleksandar Vukic in the third round after 2 sets with the same score of 4-6.

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Tomic returns to the Monterrey Challenger tournament after recovering from Covid-19

Source: https://tcdulichtphcm.vn/the-thao/djokovic-bi-sep-lon-phan-doi-du-rome-masters-nadal-gap-kho-dau…

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