Indian Wells Masters. Strong start from Kei Nishikori as he beat Dan Evans
Tennis: Indian Wells - ATP number 5 Kei Nishikori managed to overcome Dan Evans in the second round of BNP Paribas Open and advanced to the third stage of the Indian Wells 2017 tournament. Nishikori earned an easy victory by beating Evans 6-3, 6-4 in two sets. Despite allowing the British opponent to grab the first break point, Nishikori turned the things' arrangement and won the 1-hour-and-24-minute game at Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Another British tennis player, Kyle Edmund, lost to World N2 Novak Djokovic 4-6, 6-7. Hence, Great Britain are no longer represented in Indian Wells this year. You can find Indian Wells 2017 draw for Round of 32 here.
Roger Federer defeats Rafael Nadal in Australian Open final
Roger Federer has won Australian Open title and 18th Grand Slam of his career after dramatic five-set victory (6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 ) over great rival Rafael Nadal. Federer was down a break early in the pivotal fifth set, but came back to break the Spaniard in the sixth game to level the set at 3-all. The 35-year-old Swiss extend his lead at the top of the all-time men's major winners' list.
Sport Fails of the Week. Part 1 (January 2017): FailyTale
Vbet News starts a new video series called “FailyTale”. Each week we will be presenting the most ridiculous, memorable and unbelievable fails from world sport. In the current edition you will find out what happens when you try to replicate Mkhitaryan’s Scorpion kick at home, when you are too confident about yourself and when you did not even do anything other than standing around the tennis court. And of course, there is no fail sports video without hitting the wrong ball… Already excited? JUMP IN
BREAKING: Novak Djokovic beaten by world No 117 Denis Istomin
After 4 hr 47min Novak Djokovic has crashed out of the Australian Open in the second round to world No 117 Denis Istomin in five sets (7-6, 5-7, 2-6, 7-6, 6-4.). Uzbekistan's Istomin won the first set but Djokovic fought back to win the next two. However, The 30-year-old player won a tie break in the fourth to take it to a deciding set. Istomin broke early in the set and that was enough as he served out the match to claim one of the most famous wins in his career. "I feel sorry for Novak. I was playing so good today. I want to thank my team and my mum. Thank you guys the crowd, you were amazing. "There's so much emotion on my mind so I cannot hold it, but thanks so much for coming to support me. In third set I had cramp, but I was physically pretty normal today," said Istomin after the match.
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Pedro Rodriguez. "The Premier League is different from La Liga." Pedro Rodriguez. "The Premier League is a league where there is great rivalry between the teams. The difference with La Loga is that in Spain Barcelona can win the majority of the matches, while in England this is difficult to achieve. Big clubs may lose to underdogs, since the competition is fierce. " Ana Ivanovic finishes her career The Serbian tennis player decided to finish her career. The reason is her recent injuries, which did not allow her to regain her previous form. Phillipe Coutinho will not help Liverpool in an important match The Brazilian midfielder has not yet recovered from the injury, which he got during the Premier League Round 13, in a match against Sunderland (2:0). It was initially expected that Coutinho will play against Manchester City on December 31, but Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp said it is too early for him to return to the pitch. The player may not participate in the first match of 2017, when Liverpool will host Sunderland on January 2. Juventus has a new player Genoa midfielder Tomas Rincon passed a medical examination at Juventus camp. According to Italian media, Juventus will loan the 28-year-old player for 2 million euros and will be able to sign him in the summer, paying 7.8 million euros. It is possible that Juventus will continue the fight for Zenit midfielder Axel Witsel’s transfer. Xavi. "Real deserves its success." Xavi Hernandez. "Real never ceases to believe in its potential. They have won everything in their history and continue winning titles, because it is a great club. "Real" always puts pressure on "Barcelona". “Real Madrid” was successful in 2016 and they deserve this success." What is Memphis Depay doing in Rotterdam? The Manchester United midfielder has been spotted smoking hookah in a bar in Rotterdam. The news was reported by The Sun, with a corresponding photo. The Dutch player has met a friend, and they watched an Ajax game together. According to an anonymous source, this is not the first time that Depay is attending this club and smoking hookah. Recently world media is putting that Jose Mourinho has no plans with Memphis Depay and has allowed him to leave the club. The list of the best playmakers has been published The International Federation of Football History and Statistics has published the 2016 List of the Best Playmakers. The first place was given to Barcelona leader Lionel Messi (172 points). The Argentine is followed by his teammate, Andres Iniesta (66 points) and in the third place is Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos (45 points).
Serena Williams engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian
22-times champion of tournaments of "Grand Slam" Serena Williams is engaged to the founder of the social news site Reddit, Alexis Ohanian. According to spokesperson for Ohanian, he popped the question while the two were vacationing in Rome. Ohanian also announced the engagement on his Facebook page, linking to Williams' Reddit post and adding, "She said yes." Williams and Ohanian, who have been dating since 2015, have mostly kept their romance out of the spotlight, though she does post pictures of them on her Instagram account from time to time.
Del Potro is unlikely to recover in time for Australian Open
The Former US Open champion is unlikely to be fit enough to play in next month's Australian Open. The Argentine told the news conference on Tuesday. "What I need is to have someone get me physically fit enough to last the whole year," he said. "There's a fortnight to the Australia Open and I'm unlikely to make that objective" del Potro also doubts his participation in the Davis Cup first round tie in February.
Argentina won their first Davis Cup title
Argentina won their first Davis Cup title after Juan Martin Del Potro and Federico Delbonis won. They have completed the South American nation's spectacular comeback in a 3-2 win over hosts Croatia in the final. Del Potro fought back from two sets down to beat Marin Cilic 6-7(4) 2-6 7-5 6-4 6-3 before Delbonis swept aside Ivo Karlovic 6-3 6-4 6-2 in the decisive rubber.
Andy Murray became World number 1
The Scot has been named world number one during last week ATP Paris Masters win. One day after securing the World No. 1 position in ATP Rankings, Andy Murray added another trophy in his personal collection defeating John Isner 6-3, 6-7(4), 6-4 in a thrilling two-hour and 18-minute final. Murray claimed his eighth tour-level crown of the year and 43rd in total. He notched a 14th ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title and joins Tim Henman and Greg Rusedski among British winners in Paris. Novak Djokovic, ex-first number one, was defeated by Marin Cilic during Paris tournament in quarter-finals and lost his leading position. A big change aslo seen in top ratings. Roger Federer spent 734 weeks in the tennis top-10 but after 14 years he has finally dropped out.
Kyrgios banned till Australian Open-2017
The 21-year-old tennis player did not answer to his opponent Mischa Zverev's serves' several times. He also began walking back to his chair before a Zverev serve had landed. The incident took place at the ATP Shanghai Masters 1000. World number 14 Kyrgios said he was "truly sorry" and would "use this time off to improve on and off the court". He has been banned for eight weeks and fined $25,000 (£20,560) by the ATP. In 2015, Kyrgios was banned for 28 days and fined $25,000 for making remarks about Stan Wawrinka's girlfriend during a Rogers Cup match in Montreal. Kyrgios' suspension is set to end on Sunday, 15 January 2017. Just before the start of the first Grand Slam tournament - Australian Open.