RAFAEL NADAL showed why he is No1 male tennis player in the world as he came from behind at the ATP Finals – but he is sweating on his spot in the semi-finals. The Spaniard beat Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-7 6-4 7-5 at the O2 Arena in his final match of Group Andre Agassi. It was yet another brilliant demonstration of why he will finish as the world’s leading player of 2019 ahead of Novak Djokovic. After the match, the French and US Open champion received his end-year trophy from the ATP but any opportunity to celebrate was put on hold for a few hours. That is because he will have to wait until 10pm tonight before knowing if he has a dream semi-final clash with Roger Federer on Saturday afternoon.Nadal, 33, needs the eliminated Russian Daniil Medvedev to beat German Alexander Zverev in the final match at 8pm otherwise he will be out of the group stage for the third time in his career and first time since 2011. It is a crazy situation that he could win this match and be recognised … [Read more...] about Rafael Nadal fights back again to beat Stefanos Tsitsipas and keeps hopes of Roger Federer showdown at ATP Finals alive
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RAFAEL NADAL is OUT of the ATP Finals after Alexander Zverev beat Daniil Medvedev. It means fans will have to wait until next year to see the 41st clash between Nadal and old rival Roger Federer. Nadal beat Stefanos Tsitsipas earlier to put himself in contention of progressing, after losing to Zverev and coming back to conquer Medvedev. And he knew he would face Federer in the semi-finals tomorrow afternoon - but only if Medvedev could claim his first ever ATP Finals win when he took on Zverev. The defending champion, though, prevailed 6-4 7-6 in just 78 minutes. Zverev put his poor performance against Tsitsipas from Wednesday night behind him and broke in the very first game of the match.From there he did not even face break point as he closed out the first set and then was taken to a tie-break in the second. So Zverev is the last man to qualify for the semi-finals and will take on Dominic Thiem tomorrow evening. Before that, Tsitsipas faces Federer in a repeat of the Australian Open … [Read more...] about Rafael Nadal vs Roger Federer off as world No1 dumped out of ATP Finals as Alexander Zverev beats Daniil Medvedev
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TOTTENHAM have appointed Jose Mourinho as their new manager — but the cost of winning silverware has finally forced Daniel Levy to loosen the purse strings. The Special One will earn almost double the wage of his predecessor Mauricio Pochettino at a whopping £15million a year. The Portuguese manager, 56, has signed a three-and-a-half-year deal at the north London club that is worth the same as his contract at Manchester United, according to the Daily Mail. It means that Mourinho will also be replacing Pochettino as the Premier League's second-highest-paid boss...but at double the cost. But Poch, 47, - who was sacked five months after leading Spurs to their first-ever Champions League final - was on £7.5m less than his successor following the £42.5m-worth deal he signed last year. After impressing as United interim manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was handed half of Mourinho's wage at £7.5m for three years, with Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp understood to be on the … [Read more...] about Jose Mourinho’s wages at Spurs revealed with £15m-a-year salary… almost DOUBLE what Mauricio Pochettino earned
What do sports stars Cristiano Ronaldo, Jamie Vardy and Sam Warburton have in common? It is nothing to do with goals, tries or fast cars. All three regularly undergo whole-body cryotherapy, an extreme-cold treatment that proponents say can speed recovery, reduce injuries, increase energy and improve sleep. Two major sporting achievements have helped drive a boom in its use. Some saw it as a decisive factor in the Welsh rugby union team reaching the 2011 World Cup semi-finals, while others believe it helped Leicester City overcome odds of 5,000-1 to win last season’s Premier League title. Today, it is used at the top level in many sports and is increasingly being marketed to keen amateurs seeking an edge. Beauty salons and spas claim it can burn calories, improve our skin and make us happier. Almost inevitably, Lindsay Lohan, Jennifer Aniston and Daniel Craig are reported to be fans. So far, so profitable. But does whole-body cryotherapy work? Or more realistically, are the claims … [Read more...] about Whole-body cryotherapy: what are the cold hard facts?