Nadal won the match at Acapulco

Rafa Nadal won over compatriot Pablo Andujar 6-3, 6-2 in the ATP Acapulco tournament on February 26.

In the first match since the quarterfinals of the Australian Open, Nadal played not really as well as expected, before the opponent has never won him in all three meetings before.

In the entire 90-minute match, the owner of 19 Grand Slam lost two serves, one game per set, including the first game of the match. Despite losing more than half the points in return games, Nadal also won five games to block the ball. He scored a total of 26 winner points, and made 23 self-defeating errors.

Andujar took the lead first, taking advantage of the first-seeded faulty hand to lead 2-0 with a winner along the line. However, after a slow foreplay, Nadal caught up with the tempo of the game to restore order. The number two player in the world wins two games of defending in a row after two shots from a compatriot’s opponent.

Andujar tried to save three set-points while being 2-5, but ultimately could not save the situation. Nadal closed the first set victory with a perfect delivery game.

In the second set, the 33-year-old dominated the game by losing only one serve and winning three more games to close the ball and close the match. It was also the 16th victory in Nadal’s 18 matches in this tournament.

The opponent in the upcoming second round of the Spanish player is Miomir Kecmanovic, the winner of young Australian talent Alex de Minaur with the score 3-6, 6-4, 6-3.

The champions of ATP Acapluco 2005 and 2013 are raising hopes of regaining the number one world lost to Djokovic, because the gap between the two is only 325 points. If Nadal wins the championship this weekend, Djokovic will have to reach the semi-finals of the Dubai Championships to keep the top of the ATP scoreboard.

Milwaukee Bucks makes history at the NBA basketball tournament

Milwaukee Bucks currently has an extremely impressive performance at the American, NBA professional basketball tournament. In addition, the team from the East is temporarily leading the NBA with a 48-8 record.
Milwaukee Bucks currently has an extremely impressive performance at the American, NBA professional basketball tournament. In addition, the team from the East is temporarily leading the NBA with a 48-8 record. With this achievement, Milwaukee Bucks is really a very good team at the present time.

And why is it a good team for Milwaukee Bucks? Because with the latest victory against Philadelphia 76ers with the score of 119-98, Milwaukee Bucks wrote the history of going straight to the Playoffs before the Playoffs took place in 2 months.

According to the local Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Milwaukee Bucks is the earliest team to go straight to the Playoffs to date, February 24 (Vietnam time). In fact, three years ago, Warriors made history with a record of 73-9 and was the team that entered the Playoffs very early, but hit that milestone on February 26 (according to Vietnam time). is after 2 days compared to Milwaukee Bucks.

The biggest achievement that Milwaukee Bucks has to thank is the reigning MVP NBA 20180-19, Giannis Antetokounmpo. The Greek player who was and was in a good position to say was much better than he was last season when Milwaukee Bucks was also top of the Eastern Rankings at the time.

“Demigods” are giving themselves 30 points performance, 13.6 rebounds and 5.8 assists per game. Not stopping there, Giannis Antetokounmpo also leads the NBA with extremely high defensive index with an average of 30.9 minutes he was on the field.
Milwaukee Bucks is currently 6.5 miles from the 2nd team, Toroto Raptors. For that reason, Milwaukee Bucks will be extremely comfortable for the rest of the tournament and what they are most interested in right now is the upcoming Playoffs.

Nadal – vengeance in Acapulco

Spanish tennis player Rafa Nadal will attend the ATP 500 on the clay court in Acapulco from February 24 to February 29 as the number one seed.

A year ago, Rafael Nadal lost to Nick Kyrgios in a dramatic match with two tie-break series in the second round. This year, he will have the opportunity to recover that “debt” if the two of them reached the final.

But for the time being, Nadal is likely to face another Australian player. It was Alex de Minaur – who just lost to him in the first ATP Cup semi-final last month. “I was not surprised. He was young, energetic. De Minaur played with great passion, sometimes a little too much, the Spanish tennis player spoke of a possible opponent in the second round.

Nadal has won the Acapulco twice, in 2005, 2013, and is the number one seed this year. In the match on February 26, the Spanish player will meet compatriot Pablo Andujar – who has never won Nadal in all three times before. Last time, Nadal needed a tie-break series in the final set to overcome his senior at the Rio Open 2014. Andujar just got the best Grand Slam performance when it came to the US Open IV last year.

Located in the lower bracket, Nick Kyrgios will begin the journey to protect the championship by going to Ugo Humbert. The opponent in the semi-finals of the sixth seed may be Alexander Zverev, defeated by Kyrgios himself in the final last year.

The No. 2 German seed is aiming to win the 12th ATP title in his career. Acapulco is the third tournament in this year that Zverev has participated. After losing all three matches of the ATP Cup group stage, he reached the semi-finals of the Australian Open 2020, but stopped in front of Dominic Thiem – the Austrian tennis player who then came second.

Thiem is about to surpass Federer: Dream about the Grand Slam

After a painful defeat of 6-7 (1-7), 4-6, 3-6 against rival Novak Djokovic in the Australian Open men’s singles semifinals last month and just won Rafael Nadal after 3 sets in a friendly match Charity Fund in Cape Town (South Africa), Roger Federer has had trauma surgery and long-term leave.

Federer will pay special attention to Dominic Thiem. The 26-year-old Austrian surprised at the Australian Open recently when he defeated Rafael Nadal 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (7-4), 4-6, 7-6 (8-6) in Australian Open quarterfinals. In the final of the first Grand Slam this year, Thiem also caused defending champion Djokovic to undergo five extremely hard set to win him to the 8th coronation at Melbourne Park.

Recently at the Rio Open, the tournament that I had won in 2017, Thiem was determined to raise the championship cup to take over the position of the 3rd male tennis player in the world that Federer holds. However, he stopped in the quarterfinals and could not take the throne of Federer immediately.

Ahead of the Rio Open this year on February, the gap on the ATP chart between him and Federer is only 85 points. Commenting on the great opportunity to take the 3rd place in the world from Federer, Thiem said: “Of course, I’m happy that I’m in a high position in my career, but I really want to get the NoI.1. Although knowing it’s a challenge, but it’s also a nice goal for me to realize in the coming weeks. ”

Austrian tennis king even emphasized improving the position with the desire to surpass Federer so that for the first time to reach the top 3 of the ATP rankings is not his top goal in the near future. Instead, he wants to win his first Grand Slam title after losing all three to the finals at Roland Garros (2018, 2019) and the Australian Open (2020) under Nadal and Djokovic. Instead, I want to continue my performance like I played at the Australian Open. After that, something will be happened to my rankings. “

Although Federer cannot be overthrown, it will come soon in the coming weeks with Thiem due to the injury “Express Train” and long-term breaks. Achieving this goal, the Austrian is able to give his all to the first Grand Slam title of his career.

Patrick Reed won the WGC-Mexico

American Golfer Patrick Reed ignored the scandal to focus on playing and then crowned at the PGA Tour, WGC-Mexico Championship at -18 on February 23.

Besides the pressure to compete with the big stars, Reed also suffered a mental burden right before the tournament in Mexico. It was then that Brooks Koepka gave an interview with SiriusXM and reiterated the allegations of Reed cheating when he hit the ball from the wasteland on the Hero World Challenge two months ago. Then, former CBS analyst Peter Kostis also helped with the number two golfer in the world.

However, Reed remained silent, focusing only on the challenges of Chapultepec, par71. Then the 29-year-old golfer responded with a steady performance while the other stars were erratic. Reed in turn went through the first 36 holes with a score of 69 and 63 strokes and belonged to the championship group with 67 sticks in the penultimate round.

In the cup competition, Reed started in the final group at position T2 with a score of -14, and had a birdie in the entry hole. In the first half, up to four people shared the top spot. But Bryson DeChambeau competed in the penultimate group to break through with five birdies through six holes, starting at the 9th hole. He scored 10 consecutive par points, from hole 2 to hole 11.

At the end of Hole 14, DeChambeau took the lead with two strokes. However, the golfer nicknamed “Crazy Doctor” misses the opportunity to increase the gap because of birdie sliding at holes 15 and 16. Next, DeChambeau took up to three putt to be able to finish hole 17, par3 with bogey. This drop of club also shattered his advantage.

Meanwhile, Reed still lurched forward, starting with holding the par to not fall further, by putting three meters in hole 11 and 2.4 meters in hole 13. From hole 15 to hole 17 , Reed constantly recorded birdie. Leaving the penultimate green pit, he took a two-stroke lead in his hand.

In hole 18, par4, Reed tackles the tree and is just a chip away from the fairway. Next, he put the ball on the green, 10.6 meters from the crater and then took two putt to finish the hole at the bogey p oint, just enough to win with a stroke difference. In eight PGA Tour cups, seven times Reed won with this advantage. The trophy at Chapultepec earned Reed $ 1.82 million and ranked eighth in the world.

DeChambeau finished in front of Reed at -17, finished second and received $ 1.15 million. He went to green hole 18 to congratulate his seniors over three years old. “He fought hard and finally defeated me. It was a deserved victory,” said DeChambeau.

Jon Rahm and Van Rooyen shared the third spot with a score of -15, and each earned $ 600,000. World’s number one McIlroy reached -14, closing in the top 5 overall, getting $430,000.

Winning in the humiliation Hero World Challenge is still shady, Reed said: “I am used to it. To be honest, in the end, the important thing is to control yourself and the things on the field and on the field. “Trying to improve day by day and to set an example for the next generation is my dedication. I think I do it well.”

At the Hero World Challenge, the camera captures Reed twice using the sand head to facilitate a shot from the wasteland. Reed accepted to be fined two sticks after the above situation and explained that “the angle of rotation affects the truth”. That was the only time he publicly defended.

Gomes returned to Everton after a serious injury

Midfielder Andre Gomes was launched in the match between Arsenal and Everton, marking the return after just 4 months of treating an ankle fracture.
59 minutes into the match between Everton and Arsenal in the 27th Premier League, Andre Gomes was coached by coach Carlo Ancelotti. The moment Gomes stepped into the Emirates grass lawn was much welcomed by many fans. Just 4 months ago, Gomes suffered a very serious injury after hitting Son Heung-min on the ball.

In nearly 30 minutes on the pitch, Andre Gomes made 28 passes, achieving an accuracy rate of 89%. The Portuguese player is wide-ranging and actively disputes with the opponent. Gomes had an opportunity to clear the Arsenal defense in the 89th minute, giving Dominic Calvert-Lewin the opportunity to face the keeper but the Everton striker was not fast enough to finish the goal.

In addition to that phase, Gomes has many passing situations that open up opportunities for teammates. He received a yellow card in stoppage time after a tactical foul, countering the opponent’s counterattack. Gomes’ efforts were not enough to help Everton escape the 2-3 defeat against hosts Arsenal.

Gomes’ injury came in a match between Everton and Tottenham on November 3. The cause of the situation above came from a dispute between two players that Son said he was badly playing by the opponent.

Son then sought to retaliate. 79 minutes, Son mixed the ball from behind was very malicious with Gomes. The Portuguese midfielder fell, lost his momentum and rushed into the nearby defender, Serge Aurier. It was the rush to the opponent that Gomes broke his ankle, had to breathe oxygen and go to emergency.

Gomes’ injury made the fans scared. However, he recovered very quickly from injury and trained with his teammates since January. By the match against Arsenal on February 23, Gomes was back.

Son cried after the ball and the opponent broke his leg. The striker received a direct red card and was suspended for 3 matches, but was later suspended by the Premier League organizers.

Barca emphasizes style, Real only needs the title

Through the first matches of 2020, Real Madrid is showing the effectiveness of changing the style from florid to pragmatic.

When defeating Valladolid 1-0 in La Liga last Sunday, no Real member could leave with a good memory except defender Nacho – the only goal scorer. In fact, Nacho is not too proud of what he can do. His goal was only salvation in an unattractive match, where Real was nothing better than the 15th place team. It was also not beautiful enough to remember long, when it was just a simple header.

But that match shows the new philosophy of Real. Zidane’s teachers and students do not need to play beautifully, only need efficiency and titles. They are succeeding with this philosophy by taking three points more than defending champion Barca.

When Zidane regained the torn Real ship during the disastrous 2018-2019 season, Zidane understood that he was facing an unprecedented reconstruction mission. In addition to his weak experience in rebuilding a team, he still lacks many good players with high performance, good age … to bring stability. As a result, they changed their philosophy and focused more on the results. Zidane is aware that, no matter how beautiful he plays, the plan will be broken and he will have to leave if Real does not win anything this season.

Supporters are also tending to support Zidane’s change. They are not interested in Real struggling to win against Valladolid, the picture is the opposite of the win time of six, or seven goals as when Cristiano Ronaldo, but they are willing to ignore all problems if the team ends with the title. champion.

The victory over Valladolid is the kind of match that only historical enthusiasts can remember in a few weeks. But with Real, it is important that they have an advantage over Barca. While the rivalry is still struggling to get acquainted with the style of the new coach Quique Setien, Real has quietly moved into a favorable position to prepare to accelerate.

In recent weeks, the line of the Royal team has been almost numb. While Karim Benzema and Eden Hazard are sidelined for convalescence, Luka Jovic, Rodrygo, Vinicius and Lucas Vazquez are helpless to replace. However, with good adaptability and willingness to change, Real still has the necessary number of goals. Scorer from all front lines such as defender Nacho, Varane, or midfielder Luka Modric, Casemiro.

As a contrast, while Real needs the title to regain confidence and stability, Barca pays more attention to style. After two seasons of winning La Liga with former coach Ernesto Valverde, the Catalonia team came to Setien to restore the traditional ball control game. However, like any new coach, the initial period of acquaintance is always a difficult experience. Losing a game, scoring three goals, conceding two goals in the first three matches is the result that Barca must accept.

Nadal, Medvedev play the second round of the Australian Open today

Rafael Nadal met Federico Delbonis, while Daniil Medvedev faced Pedro Martinez in the second round of the Australian Open, on January 23.

Nadal won all three of his previous matches with Delbonis. The Spanish player has not lost a set to his Argentinian opponent, and has never let the opponent win more than three games in each set. At the most recent encounter at the 2016 Rio Olympics, Nadal won easily 6-2, 6-1.

Delbonis is also left-handed and won Novak Djokovic a set at ATP Miami last year. In the first round of the Australian Open, the world’s No. 76 player beat Joao Sousa 6-3, 6-4, 7-6. But Nadal has not lost in the last 13 times against the left-handed players. The Spaniard has never failed in the second round of the Australian Open.

Nadal, earlier, started his journey in the Australian Open with a 6-2, 6-3, 6-0 victory over Hugo Dellien. The world’s number one player will meet Delbonis expected at 16:30 today.

In the morning, the biggest obstacle in Nadal’s semifinals will be played. Daniil Medvedev, after a tough first round match with Frances Tiafoe, only had to face Pedro Martinez in the second round.

Martinez, the world’s 168 player, surprised Dominik Koepfer after three sets in the first round. The 22-year-old has never previously won at the ATP Tour. Medvedev has just experienced 2019 successfully, with many wins (59) and many times to the most final (9) on the Tour.

Never reached the quarterfinals of the Australian Open, but Medvedev’s performance has improved year by year. The Russian player was eliminated in the first round of 2017, going to the second round of 2018 before losing to Novak Djokovic in the fourth round of 2019.

Also in this bracket, fifth seed Dominic Thiem will meet host Alex Bolt today. Seventh seed Alexander Zverev confronts Egor Gerasimov, Stan Wawrinka encounters Andreas Seppi while “test horse” Nick Kyrgios encounters Gilles Simon.

Federer revealed a big goal, to be the “adviser” for the tennis queen at the Australian Open

On the threshold of the first Grand Slam in 2020, Roger Federer has made interesting revelations about the preparation process, goals and advice for Ashleigh Barty – the world’s No. 1 female tennis player.

From January 20 to February 2, Roger Federer will compete at the first Australian Open – Grand Slam of the year. However, the preparation for the new season of the 38-year-old legend is unknown. While two rival rivals Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic began to “warm the machine” thanks to attending the ATP Cup, Federer chose to practice quietly in his home town of Switzerland. In fact, he hasn’t played any matches since November last year.

In an interview with a radio channel in Melbourne (Australia), Federer admitted Nadal and Djokovic were still the most difficult obstacles, but he was confident in his ability to take the 7th throne at the Australian Open, thereby leveling the century. Djokovic’s championship record:

Besides, Federer also took time to talk about Ashleigh Barty – the No. 1 female tennis player in the world. Starting playing professionally very early (2010) but until the 2019 season, the Australian tennis player’s name “covered” the women’s tennis village. She reached the quarter-finals of the Australian Open at home, the fourth round of Wimbledon and the US Open, the highest peak was the championship of Roland Garros.

This title helped Barty become the first Australian to win the single category in clay Grand Slam since 1973 (Margaret Court), the first Australian to crown a single Grand Slam since 2011 (Samantha Stosur) ). After the Birmingham Classic in June, the 23-year-old officially rose to No. 1 WTA.

According to Federer, to maintain the current peak, Barty needs to make different decisions to help himself reach his full potential:

That’s what happened to me from winning my first title to reaching No. 1 in the world. After that, in my mind I always think ‘I’m born to conquer, I prefer to become the number 1 position of the challenger’.

Notes for swimming beginners

A “non-corrective” body is always the desire of many people, especially during summer travel. So to achieve that, except in the gym and street workout outside the park, why don’t you try swimming, one of the sports that helps create a very effective form. In this article, we will prepare notes to know for those who are just beginning to swim.

Swimming – if taken seriously, it’s not like “I’ll try to float on the water surface on a buoy and drink a little beer”, but it will be an effective cardio exercise because it’s capable of Burn more than 700 calories an hour if taken seriously.

Surely coming here has inspired the desire to conquer this subject, but you do not know how to start? Let us give golden notes from experts you need to know when you are ready to swim to have a real body ready for the exciting summer!

  1. Absolutely fine if you feel frustrated halfway through
    Swimming is a sport that requires a lot of technology, from regulating breathing to swimming techniques. There are many factors that affect whether to exercise effectively or not. Lance Watson, the Olympic gold medal coach, was honored at the Ironman Hall of Fame, saying: “Even athletes or bike riders who are already in good shape feel It is quite difficult to start swimming. So don’t be disappointed when you swim less than half a lake and feel drowned. “
  2. Practice getting used to swimming caps
    Fisherman Michael Phelps used to enjoy a swimming cap like …. “Condoms for the head”, and share that swim caps are almost indispensable in this subject, especially those who are new to swimming. Swim caps will do a good job of protecting our hair from chlorine damage, stabilizing them and reducing water resistance. Many professional people even wear two swim caps at the same time: the first hat will help keep everything in place, while the other is placed above the swimming goggles to help you have a swim. Roof and convenience.
  3. Take a deep breath
    When we practice on land, we tend to pay less attention to breathing. Because when we perform a certain movement, our breathing will follow and increase in intensity. However, for swimming exercises, we need to try to control our breathing.

Watson shared that most beginner swimmers try to breathe when they begin to sink into the water, and then rise quickly to breathe out and breathe in. This only creates an accumulation of CO2 in the lungs and blood. To get used to being in the water, practice first on the shore, and while simulating hand movements in a free-swimming style, focus on your breathing as you put your face to the side, and exhale when facing up. down.

As soon as you feel good with your head turning, you should start to water. Immediately after taking a full breath, slowly exhale with your nose and mouth. Then, when preparing to take a breath, your lungs will be emptied slowly to be ready to breathe again. Like your breathing when you jog or cycle, try to regulate your breathing: for mild to moderate swimming exercises, about three hand movements at a time, and each hand movement times for highly required swimming exercises.

4. Supporting tools for swimming: Not only for children
The triathlon Linsey Corbin also shared that it will be helpful for the training process if you combine support tools such as pull buoy, paddle paddle, kickboard, fin practice swimming (fin), and snorkel (snorkel). She also suggests using them for specific training in each area, for example, you can use kickboard to float on the water while using your feet to cross the pool.