Month: March 2019

8 Questions with Kasumi Ishikawa!

Coming from a family well associated with the sport of table tennis Kasumi Ishikawa is a winner of nine Women’s Singles titles on the ITTF World Tour and famously won the singles crown at the ITTF World Tour Grand Finals in 2014. Kasumi Ishikawa has collected many a medal with her country including at the Olympic Games, World Team Championships and Team World Cup and two years back at the 2017 World Championships in Düsseldorf she partnered Maharu Yoshimura to Mixed Doubles glory! Now it’s time to find out some interesting details you might not know about the Japanese star with another fun Q&A session: Q) Do you have any favourite movies? A) Yes! The Greatest Showman and Crazy Rich Asians Q) If you could be a superhero, which one would you choose? A) Either Wonder Woman or Aquaman Q) Who is your favourite athlete? A) Takashi Uchiyama Q) What are your best memories from your career so far? A) Winning team medals at London 2012 and Rio 2016 and the Mixed...

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Spätes Eigentor-Glück: Liverpools Harakiri nicht bestraft

Der FC Liverpool bleibt im engen Titelrennen mit Manchester City am Ball. Im Topspiel gegen die Tottenham Hotspur hatten die Reds in der Schlussphase allerdings auch das Glück auf ihrer Seite. Die Spurs ließen exzellente Konterchancen liegen – und beförderten den Ball kurz vor Schluss stattdessen ins eigene Netz. [weiter…]

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A Look Back At The 2019 Miami Open Presented By Itau

New venue, same drama under the Florida sun. The move to the Hard Rock Stadium was welcomed with plenty of riveting storylines and pulsating moments over the past fortnight in Miami. From an eight match point saving performance in the first round to Roger Federer adding to his trophy haul, relive the best moments of the 2019 Miami Open presented by Itau… Roger Romps For Fourth Miami Title: Federer dropped his first set of the tournament, against Radu Albot, but the Swiss was in cruise control from there. He did not drop another frame all week, dominating the field en route to his 101st title, 28th at the ATP Masters 1000 level and fourth in Miami. It all culminated with a convincing 6-1, 6-4 win over John Isner in the final. Federer has not only reached three straight finals, posting a 15-1 record in that span, but he adds a Miami crown to his 2019 championship silverware in Dubai. Read Final Match Report Metal Hip For The Championship: Less than three months after kicking off his comeback from hip surgery, Bob Bryan returned to the Masters 1000 winners’ circle with brother Mike Bryan. Bob was diving on his metal hip in a thrilling semi-final win, which saw the Americans save four match points, and he and Mike would clinch their sixth Miami crown a day later. The Bryans defeated Wesley Koolhof and Stefanos Tsitsipas 7-5, 7-6(6) for their 118th tour-level title and 39th at the Masters 1000 level. “A doctor was cutting me open eight months ago and I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to make it back on court,” said Bob. “To win this title is a dream and certainly wasn’t possible eight months ago. This is huge for us.” Read Final Match Report Isner’s Miami Mastery: One year ago, the 6’10” American celebrated his first ATP Masters 1000 title on home soil in Miami. Despite falling one win short of retaining his crown, Isner produced a dominant display all fortnight in South Florida. Not only did the...

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