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Rojer takes second double title in a row in the US

9.06 pm: Jean-Julien Rojer and his doubles partner Marcelo Arévalo El Salvador won the Delray Beach ATP tournament. Rojer and Arévalo, who were seeded first, defeated Oleksandr Nedovjesov from Kazakhstan and Pakistani Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi in the final 6-2 6-7 (5) 10-4.

For Rojer and Arévalo it is their second ATP title in a row. Last week they already won the Dallas tournament.

The 40-year-old Rojer, who is now on 31 ATP titles, has been passed by Daviscup captain Paul Haarhuis for the meeting with Canada next month in The Hague. The stake is then a spot at the Davis Cup Finals.

Van Rijthoven no chance in the final challenger in Italy

7:39 PM: Tennis player Tim van Rijthoven failed to win a challenger tournament in Forli, Italy. The number 236 in the world had no chance against the British Jack Draper in the final battle. It became 6-1 6-2 for the global number 201.

Van Rijthoven (24) had qualified for the main tournament through the qualifications. He had not lost a set in six matches in the indoor tournament. On the way to the final, Van Rijthoven had defeated Robin Haase.

Schuurs also loses second game of 2022

4:52 PM: Tennis star Demi Schuurs has also lost her second match of 2022. Together with the Taiwanese Chan Hao-ching, she got stuck in the opening round of the WTA tournament in Doha. Schuurs and Chan lost 6-2 6-3 to Russian Natela Dzalamidze and Czech Tereza Martincova.

The 28-year-old Schuurs managed to win the Doha tournament last year. Then she formed a couple with the American Nicole Melichar.

Last week, Schuurs and Chan lost their first match of this year in Dubai. The Dutch doubles specialist withdrew from the Australian Open and the first tournaments of the season due to an operation.

Roeblev beats Auger-Aliassime and takes title in Marseille

4:51 PM: Russian tennis player Andrey Rublev has won the indoor tournament in Marseille. The number 7 in the world was too strong for Canadian Félix Auger-Aliassime in the final with 7-5 7-6 (4), to whom he lost last weekend at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam.

Roeblev placed a break with a love game at 5-5 in the final phase of the first set and won the set convincingly. In the second set, Roeblev served at 5-4 for the game, but he didn’t take a point in his own service game. In the tiebreak that followed, he finished it after almost 2 hours on his first match point.

Eight days ago, the two finalists also met in Ahoy. Then Auger-Aliassime triumphed in three sets and a day later he took his first title.

For Roeblev (24), it is his ninth ATP title and his first since February 2021, when he was the strongest in Rotterdam.

Sausage ends season with win in Oostmalle

2:55 PM: Annemarie Worst has won the last cyclo-cross of the season. The rider of the team 777 was the best at the Closing Cross in Oostmalle, Belgium. Worst drove alone for large parts of the race and recorded her third victory of the season. Her compatriots Denise Betsema (second) and Lucinda Brand completed the all-Dutch podium.

Sausage was best away in the sands of Oostmalle, but was joined by Brand and Betsema halfway through. It seemed to be the start of an attack by Brand, who had achieved her twentieth victory of the season in Sint-Niklaas on Saturday. But Worst managed to leave the two behind, with Brand also making a slip in the final round.

Philipsen sprints to victory in opening stage UAE Tour

2:39 p.m.: Belgian Jasper Philipsen has won the first stage of the Tour of the United Arab Emirates. It was a flat stage over 184 kilometers with start and finish in Madinat Zayed. The Alpecin-Fenix ​​sprinter kept behind Irishman Sam Bennett and Italian Elia Viviani. Dylan Groenewegen finished fourth.

The UAE Tour, as the seven-day stage race is officially called, is the first race of this year in the WorldTour. Normally that is the Tour Down Under, but that multi-day race in Australia was canceled this year due to the restrictions due to the corona pandemic.

The 23-year-old Philipsen opened his season with a win, his fifteenth in total. “I had no faith in it at all this morning. It’s my first race and you have no idea how your form is compared to your competitors,” said the Belgian, who won two stages in the Tour of Spain last fall. “It’s nice to win right away. The pressure is slightly off. Especially when you see what a top field there is in terms of sprinters. As a team we can certainly be proud of this victory. My teammates did a great job.”

The second stage will be driven on Monday, over 176 kilometers between Hudayriyat Island and Abu Dhabi Breakwater. This stage is also completely flat and perhaps a new opportunity for the sprinters.

Deelstra remains just above the limit for the European Championship in the Seville marathon

13:34: Athlete Andrea Deelstra was just unable to meet the limit for the European Championship in Munich in the Seville marathon. The 36-year-old Deelstra crossed the finish line in 2.31.42 and with that she stayed 12 seconds above the limit. Her personal best is at 2.26.46.

Deelstra took part in the marathon at the Olympic Games last year. In sweltering Sapporo she finished in 44th place in 2.37.05. Deelstra had the goal in Seville to meet the limit for the European Championship.

Nienke Brinkman, Ruth van der Meijden and Jill Holterman have already met the limit for the European Championship. If the Athletics Union decides to send a team for the marathon, it can also add athletes who have not met the qualification requirement. The team may consist of a maximum of six athletes.

In the women’s race, Ethiopian Alemu Megertu triumphed in Seville in 2.18.51. In the men’s race, her compatriot Asrar Abderehman raced to the win in 2.04.43.

UEFA: Champions League final remains in Russia for the time being

13:08: The European football association UEFA is not considering removing the final of the Champions League from Russia for the time being. Saint Petersburg will host the final battle of the most important European cup tournament on May 28, but there have been many reports of war threat about Russia lately. The situation is being “constantly and closely” monitored, according to UEFA.

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg expects the Russian army to carry out a “large-scale attack” on Ukraine. The secretary general of the military alliance said Saturday in Munich, where a security conference is taking place. Russia has denied plans for an invasion, even though more than 100,000 soldiers have been stationed in the border area with Ukraine in recent weeks.

Water polo players close European Championship qualification in style with victory

12.19 pm: The Dutch water polo players have closed the European Championship qualifying tournament in Israel in style. The Orange defeated Ukraine in Netanya 20-8 (3-2 8-2 6-4 3-0). The water polo players had already secured their participation in the European Championship in Croatia with victories over Israel (10-4) and Turkey (18-10).

In the final game against Ukraine, not much was at stake for the Orange. The team of Branko Mitrovic, the replacement for national coach Harry van der Meer, who was absent due to a corona infection, scored happily. Tom de Weerd, Harmen Muller and Pascal Janssen each scored three goals.

The European Championship will be played between August 27 and September 10 in the Croatian city of Split. The top 8 of the European Championship in Budapest at the beginning of last year qualified directly. The Netherlands finished fifteenth in that tournament and therefore had to play a qualifying tournament.

Schwartzman and Alcaraz after two victories in one day in the final Rio

8.23 am: The final of the ATP tournament in Rio de Janeiro is between Diego Schwartzman and Carlos Alcaraz. The Argentine tennis player defeated his compatriot Francisco Cerundolo in two sets in the semifinals: 7-6 (4) 6-3. The 18-year-old Spaniard Alcaraz beat Italy’s Fabio Fognini 6-2 7-5.

The tournament in Rio has been affected by bad weather in recent days. Schwartzman and Alcaraz therefore had to play twice on Saturday; first in the quarter-finals and later in the semi-finals. Alcaraz surprised the first-seeded Italian Matteo Berrettini, the number 6 in the world, in three sets in the quarterfinals: 6-2 2-6 6-2. He then reached his second ATP final with a win over Fognini. The Spanish top talent won the Umag tournament last year. “I surprised myself,” said Alcaraz. „It is very difficult to win one match; two in one day is completely difficult.”

Schwartzman spent about 5.5 hours on the track on Saturday. He first dealt with Spaniard Pablo Andujar (7-6 (3) 4-6 6-4) and then Cerundolo. The 29-year-old Schwartzman, number 14 in the world, also reached the final in Buenos Aires last week. The number 14 in the world had to lose out to Casper Ruud from Norway.


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