Monday 10/05/2021 10:31 AM (GMT + 7)
(Sports news, Tennis news) Rafael Nadal has just received a special acclaim from Lionel Messi after he won the Laureus 2021 award. Meanwhile, Roger Federer is highly contemplated by a tennis legend to hunt for Grand 21st Slam.
Nadal was “brought to the blue cloud” by Messi, helping the 95-year-old woman to turn dreams into reality
Rafael Nadal has just received the Laureus 2021 award in the category “Best Athlete in 2020” after winning a series of other heavyweight candidates such as Joshua Cheptegei (running 10,000m), Armand Duplantis (pole jump), Lewis Hamilton (Formula 1 racing), LeBron James (basketball) and Robert Lewandowski (soccer).
Recently, soccer superstar Lionel Messi posted on social media a short video clip to congratulate Nadal on this feat. Barca captain said: “An award is more deserving than it deserves. You (Nadal) are an example to everyone, I admire you very much.
Messi praised Nadal after the Spaniard won the Laureus award in the “Best player of the year 2020” category
Although he had just stopped in the quarterfinals of the Madrid Open when he lost to Alexander Zverev after 2 sets with the same score of 4-6, Nadal sympathized with a 95-year-old woman named Manuela Navarro Esteban.
This elderly woman has Alzheimer’s disease (dementia that often occurs in the elderly) and wishes to meet Nadal “in the flesh” to take a photo with him.
Through that request shared by his nephew Carlos Carrizosa on Twitter, Nadal happily helped Manuela’s dream come true after they met outside the Manolo Santana Stadium at the ensemble complex. Caja Májica racket at the recent Madrid Open.
Nadal greeted and took souvenir photos with Mrs. Manuela after the match with Zverev
Video Messi posted a video clip praising Nadal:
Federer was “donated a miracle” by Roddick to hunt the 21st Grand Slam
Roger Federer has skipped three ATP Masters 1000 tournaments in Monte Carlo, Madrid and Rome and will only start this year’s clay season by playing at the Gevena Open (May 15-22).
At the ATP 250 in his home country of Switzerland, “Express Train” is ranked as 2nd seed and if he goes to the final, he may encounter No. 1 seed Alexander Zverev, who has just won over Matteo Berrettini to Champion of the Madrid Open this morning (May 10, Vietnam time).
Andy Roddick, a former US Open champion in 2003 believes that Federer attended the two Geneva Open clay tournaments and Roland Garros is a necessary “stepping stone” before moving to Wimbledon, the grass field tournament is the brightest opportunity for him to have a Grand. The 21st Slam in his career.
During the competition, Roddick lost many times to Federer pain
“Playing a few sets on the training ground, improving your fitness is not the same as feeling the value of playing real matches. Come to Geneva, regain your spirit. I hope he (Federer) will win many matches in this tournament. Then, to Roland Garros, let’s see how his body feels when going through matches lasting up to 5 sets.
It was the momentum he wanted to take before he got to Wimbledon. This may be his best “hit” towards conquering another Grand Slam at this stage of his career, “Roddick told Federer on Tennis Channel Live.
Beauty Andreescu bitterly left WTA Rome because of the strict Covid-19 epidemic prevention rules
World No. 6 female tennis player Bianca Andreescu had just left the Madrid Open last week before he tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus as soon as he arrived in the Spanish capital.
Recently, the beauty who was crowned the US Open 2019 championship was negative for the Covid-19 epidemic virus. However, the Canadian tennis woman had to bitterly withdraw from the WTA Rome tournament because she could not meet the strict isolation rules that the Italian government applies to players entering the country.
Andreescu missed the WTA Rome award this year
“Although I gave a negative result after being quarantined in Madrid and returned to full training in the past few days, the Italian Government regulations put me in danger of quarantine again if I came. this country. So I’m sorry to have to withdraw from this year’s Italian Open, ”Andreescu announced on his personal Instagram page.
Video of the beautiful Andreescu still enthusiastically practicing after confirming her withdrawal from WTA Rome:
Former No. 1 in the world retired to focus on having the first child
Barbora Strycova, the Czech tennis player who held the number 1 women’s tennis world in mid-July 2019, recently confirmed her retirement at the age of 35 to prepare for the birth of her first child. crush in September this year.
“I have no intention of ending my career during a pandemic season. However, there are some moments in life where you can’t plan ahead and I’m very excited about being a mother in the coming period, ”says Strycova.
Strycova said she retired while she was 5 months pregnant
During his career, the former player won 2 WTA titles when hitting singles and 31 titles when doubles. She was paired with fellow countrywoman Lucie Safarova who won a women’s tennis match medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics in Brazil.
Del Potro recovered well after going to the operating table, able to attend the Tokyo Olympics
According to Dr. Jorge Chahla, who directly performed Juan Martin Del Potro’s persistent wrist injury surgery on March 23 this year, the former US Open champion 2009 is showing signs of recovery.
“I have no doubts that Juan Martin will try to put everything down and return to the field soon. I am very confident that he can succeed with his intentions. Clinically, he is recovering much better than any other patient I have had similar treatment, ”Dr. Chahla shared.
Del Potro (left) and surgeon Jorge Chahla
According to Tennis World USA, Del Potro still has the opportunity to represent his country Argentina to attend the Tokyo Olympics (24/7 -1/8) in the capital Tokyo (Japan) this summer.
(Tennis video, tennis results, Alexander Zverev – Matteo Berrettini, Madrid Masters 2021 final) The player is at a disadvantage when he loses the first set …