Why is the US Open always unpredictable? (Part 3)

Why is the US Open always unpredictable? (Part 3)

But the high humidity in the summer in New York made Flushing Meadows too harsh for the players, regardless of how hard they worked. Federer left the US Open 2018 with a sweaty shirt after losing to Millman.

Millman himself had to ask to play midway in the quarterfinals with Djokovic to change clothes, because the outfit was soaking wet. On the second day of competition, six players withdrew, including five cases involving heat stroke. The weather is so severe that there is even a “thermal scale” to be used in men’s matches at the beginning of the second week of the US Open.

In 2012, a gust of wind blew the chair away of the player entering the field, and the audience evacuated from the stands of the Flushing Meadows complex. “It was definitely one of the most difficult weather conditions I have ever experienced,” Murray said at the time.

Thanks to the subsequent roof installation, Arthur Ashe and Louis Armstrong yards are no longer affected by wind and rain. But it is also the roof that makes the atmosphere in the two stadiums become more stuffy and hotter.

Under these volatile conditions, it was difficult for the players to maintain their high level, and so, a lot of surprises happened.

In contrast to the tranquility that has become a tradition in Wimbledon, the US Open always enjoys crazy emotions. The schedule, despite improving over the past few years, still feels like it is designed to drain the energy of exhausted players. The semi-finals are scheduled for Saturday, and the next day is the final, as the US Open is always the most exciting sporting event on television.

Players must also get used to the chaotic atmosphere that is rarely seen in other Grand Slams, especially in matches that take place at night. The audience walked in the middle of the pitch, ridiculed the players they disliked and talked loudly in matches.

The illustrious champion Djokovic was also booed by the crowd after an injury that forced him to give up in the fourth round match against Wawrinka. Serena Williams incidents also took place in the frenetic atmosphere at Arthur Ashe yard in the evening.

Those are the characteristics of Flushing Meadows, where most predictions go wrong. Nadal finally won the US Open 2019 in the context that all the original championship doors were named Novak Djokovic – who won four of the last five Grand Slams.

Man Utd – Liverpool: When Van Dijk reminiscent of Cantona (Part 1)

Man Utd – Liverpool: When Van Dijk reminiscent of Cantona (Part 1)

There are players like those born to change the fate of a club. Eric Cantona was like that at Man Utd before, similar to Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk.

Earlier this year, when asked about Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk, the player Paul Ince compared the Dutch center-back to Man Cant Utd’s Eric Cantona in the early 1990s. born, besides the indisputable expertise. And their appearance has helped the club rise to a whole new level.

When Ince stated the above opinion, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had just won the first six matches with Man Utd as the head coach. But the former England striker did not appreciate this feat. “I can do the same,” Ince said. But when he talked about Cantona, he changed his voice to the utmost respect. Because more than anyone else, Ince directly witnessed the terrible effect that Cantona brought to Man Utd.

In 1989, Ince was recruited by Alex Ferguson from West Ham. Very quickly, he understood the stature of the club and the monuments here: George Best, Bobby Charlton, Steve Coppell. But Ince could not explain why such a high-class club did not win the big title. since the 1960s. “26 years without a title, that’s a mystery,” Ince said.

Even Ferguson could not break that shove. Since taking office at Old Trafford, he has brought Man Utd in turn to finish in positions 11, 2 and 11. Ince’s first two seasons here, the team finished in 13th and 6th place. 1992 , Man Utd missed a chance to win after losing to three of the last four rounds. Leeds United used the footsteps of “Reds” to take the throne.

In the 1992-1993 season, Man Utd did not seem to be complete and struggled very hard. At the beginning of the season, the team continued to experience disappointing draws against Swansea City, Bristol City, Elfsborg and Lillestrom. They won just five in 15 matches, were knocked out of the league by Aston Villa, and collapsed in a penalty shootout before Torpedo Moscow in the first round of the UEFA Cup. These are long, dark and dark days.

Why is the US Open always unpredictable? (Part 3)

Why is the US Open always unpredictable? (Part 3)

But the high humidity in the summer in New York made Flushing Meadows too harsh for the players, regardless of how hard they worked. Federer left the US Open 2018 with a sweaty shirt after losing to Millman. Millman himself had to ask to play midway in the quarterfinals with Djokovic to change clothes, because the outfit was soaking wet.

On the second day of competition, six players withdrew, including five cases involving heat stroke. The weather is so severe that there is even a “thermal scale” to be used in men’s matches at the beginning of the second week of the US Open.

In 2012, a gust of wind blew the chair away of the player entering the field, and the audience evacuated from the stands of the Flushing Meadows complex. “It was definitely one of the most difficult weather conditions I have ever experienced,” Murray said at the time.

Thanks to the subsequent roof installation, Arthur Ashe and Louis Armstrong yards are no longer affected by wind and rain. But it is also the roof that makes the atmosphere in the two stadiums become more stuffy and hotter.

Under these volatile conditions, it was difficult for the players to maintain their high level, and so, a lot of surprises happened.

In contrast to the tranquility that has become a tradition in Wimbledon, the US Open always enjoys crazy emotions. The schedule, despite improving over the past few years, still feels like it is designed to drain the energy of exhausted players. The semi-finals are scheduled for Saturday, and the next day is the final, as the US Open is always the most exciting sporting event on television.

Players must also get used to the chaotic atmosphere that is rarely seen in other Grand Slams, especially in matches that take place at night. The audience walked in the middle of the pitch, ridiculed the players they disliked and talked loudly in matches.

The illustrious champion Djokovic was also booed by the crowd after an injury that forced him to give up in the fourth round match against Wawrinka. Serena Williams incidents also took place in the frenetic atmosphere at Arthur Ashe yard in the evening.

Those are the characteristics of Flushing Meadows, where most predictions go wrong. Nadal finally won the US Open 2019 in the context that all the original championship doors were named Novak Djokovic – who won four of the last five Grand Slams.

Arsenal won by the brace of 18-year-old striker

Arsenal won by the brace of 18-year-old striker

With a young and rich squad, Arsenal won Standard Liege 4-0 in the second round of the Europa League group stage on the evening of October 3.

Arsenal maintained the same Europa League boom as Unai Emery, despite the introduction of seven players aged U23 on the evening of October 3, when receiving Standard Liege. The Europa League runner-up overcame the opponent when holding the ball 61%, launched twice the number of shots (26 vs 12), and had a much higher accuracy rate (90% compared to 79%).

In an overwhelming attack, 18-year-old striker Gabriel Martinelli shone with a brace. In the 13th minute, he ran across the defender’s face, picked up the cross of Kieran Tierney on the left and headed to open the score. Three minutes later, the Brazilian striker seemed to be sticking the ball to his foot, overcoming the two yellow-shirted players’ resistance, before calmly chasing the far post to double the gap.

Martinelli became the youngest Arsenal player to score twice in Europe, helping the team to win two matches in the Europa League, score seven goals, and have yet to concede a goal.

In addition to the double in the first 16 minutes, Martinelli also contributed to Arsenal’s play. He is both the most dedicated player (seven times), and the one who passes the ball to his teammates the most shots (five times), and also has the most tackles (three times). In the 57th minute, the 18-year-old striker caught the speed on the right corner and then hung the ball into the 5m50 area, past the away team’s goalkeeper. Martinelli’s assist line helps Dani Ceballos, the player to cross the ball and pass the most accurate match, just touch the ball to bring home the fourth table.

Before he shone in the Europa League, Martinelli also scored twice in Arsenal’s 5-0 win over Nottingham Forest in the third round of the League Cup. Before that, the mature player from the Corinthians kiln had just six minutes to play in the Premier League opening round – against Newcastle. The maturity of the 35th striker is a good sign for Emery, in the context of Arsenal’s ability to score in the early stages of the season, relying only on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Why is the US Open always unpredictable? (Part 2)

Why is the US Open always unpredictable? (Part 2)

Another part of the cause comes from the pitch. The “Big Three” domination at Wimbledon and Roland Garros comes from the fact that very few players can meet the specific conditions of grass or clay. The pitch at Wimbledon has always been a nightmare for most young players. Their play is not adapted to the eccentricity of this pitch. After being eliminated in the first round of Wimbledon 2019, both Alexander Zverev and Tsitsipas admitted that the pitch is a difficult challenge to overcome.

Thanks to the experience, the “Big Three” has not encountered the same problems, and has learned to master these pitches over the last 15 to 20 years. Since 2002, no one other than Federer, Djokovic, Nadal or Murray won the championship. At Roland Garros, Nadal’s superiority on clay court compared to the rest made the French Open become the exclusive stage for the Spanish tennis player, and earned him the nickname “The Clay King of Clay”.

Hard courts – the surface of the US Open and the Australian Open – are completely different. Basically, hard courts are the default court surface in tennis, because all players are comfortable playing. It became popular also because there were many other sports that could be played on hard courts. Therefore, many players are likely to cause “earthquakes” in the US Open and the Australian Open. But in Melbourne Park, there are still fewer surprises, as the Australian Open is the opening tournament for the new season, so the players are more energetic.

During the last six visits to Flushing Meadows, Federer has fallen one after another at the hands of Tommy Robredo, Marin Cilic, Del Potro, John Millman and the latest Dimitrov.

Of the four Grand Slams, the US Open takes place in the most difficult climates. Melbourne was very hot in January, but the humidity was not high, and the Australian Open organizers did well in dealing with the effects of the weather.

Andreescu wins the US Open 2019 (Part 2)

Andreescu wins the US Open 2019 (Part 2)

Andreescu entered game 11 with heavy pressure but had three good serves to lead 40-15. Serena’s backhand error helped Canadian juniors win the game and lead 6-5. Andreescu screamed again and entered Serena’s final game with a lot of hope.

Young Canadian talent won the first point after the outward finishing phase of the upperclassman, before handing over the winner and leading Serena 30-15 in game 12. Serena hit backhand out the next point, after the situation The ball hits the net. Andreescu has two more match-points, and this time, the Canadian player decided to match the match neatly. From Serena’s second serve, Andreescu returned the winner to win 6-3, 7-5 and win the championship.

Overall, Andreescu’s youth is still more prominent than Serena’s experience. Canadian players move better than their senior, more stable shot in the series of durable balls and make fewer mistakes. Andreescu has 17 winners and 19 self-defeating errors, while Serena has 33 winners and 33 self-fouls. The eight errors which come from bad serves. In the second set, it was the double faults that were the main cause of Serena’s dismay and the rapid loss of games leading the set.

Andreescu, after winning the battle, sobbed in happiness. The 19-year-old girl is the first Canadian player in the history of winning the Grand Slam. Andreescu is also the first person to be crowned in the US Open for the first time attending. She won all eight times against the top 10 players. Andreescu himself will rise to fifth on the updated WTA score table next week.

Serena could not hide her sadness of failure. The 37-year-old aspires to champion to keep up with Margaret Court’s 24 Grand Slam, but has yet to do so. After giving birth, Serena returned to competition and reached the final of four Grand Slams. She failed twice in Wimbledon and also lost in the US Open in the last two years.

“Bianca Andreescu played an incredible game,” Serena commented. “We played great tennis here today. I wish we could play better.”

Why is the US Open always unpredictable? (Part 1)

Why is the US Open always unpredictable? (Part 1)

The unpredictability of the men’s singles is becoming the feature of the final Grand Slam of the year.

In the past 11 years, Wimbledon has witnessed two cases of successfully defending the championship (Djokovic in 2014-2015 and 2018-2019), Roland Garros five times (Nadal in the period 2010-2014) and Australia Open four. times (Djokovic the years 2010-2013). At those Grand Slam tournaments, there has always been a dominant player for more than a decade. But since Roger Federer in 2008, no one has won it twice in the US Open.

The most obvious reason is the schedule. Due to being the last Grand Slam of the year, the players who arrived at Flushing Meadows brought with them all the fatigue from the tournaments they had attended earlier. US Open is also an important turning point of the ATP ordering table.

In New York, Djokovic withdrew from a shoulder injury, before Federer lost a match in which he had to seek medical care for his neck and back. Other candidates like Dominic Thiem and Stefanos Tsitsipas also did not have the sharpness to compete, while last year’s runner-up Del Potro was absent. Del Potro has not been an isolated case in recent years. In fact, the fact that the players who made it to the finals of the previous year failed to retain their fitness for the following year has always been a recurring theme.

Last year, Nadal failed to defend the title when he gave up against Del Potro in the semi-finals. 12 months earlier, both players who were present in the 2016 US Open finals were Wawrinka and Djokovic dropped out of the tournament and ended the season early due to injury. Federer also had a similar situation in the US Open 2016. Meanwhile, the rickety body also forced Nadal to skip the 2012 and 2014 tournaments, although the Spanish tennis player was crowned in 2013.

Those facts show that the US Open has become a physical nightmare for players. The fear of getting injured before coming to Flushing Meadows became chronic, and caused the “Big Three” to adjust the schedule. They had to miss one of the Masters 1000 in Cincinnati and Montreal.

Andreescu wins the US Open 2019 (Part 1)

Andreescu wins the US Open 2019 (Part 1)

19-year-old Bianca Andreescu beat Serena Williams 6-3, 7-5 in the women’s singles finals, September 7.

Andreescu, in her first Grand Slam final, played with great confidence and was rewarded with a victory over the player six times to win the tournament. But Serena is not a supporting character in the final on September 7. The 37-year-old did not play well in the set one and the first half set two but fought to the final score to create an emotional ending.

When 3-6, 1-5, Serena saved the match-point by returning the line along the winning scoring line. The US player then won the game with a heavy blow that made Andreescu unable to fight back.

In the next game, Serena served the first two points well and led 30-0. The owner of 23 Grand Slam has good psychological momentum and continues to attack hard, keep the game delivered and shorten the score to 3-5. The audience in New York all at once stood up and applauded for Serena’s indomitable spirit.

Andreescu once again serves the ball to determine the match. But the Canadian player had a bad start in the ninth game of the second set, having failed two consecutive backhand shots. In it, the second left shot but nearly hit Serena, causing the Williams sisters to jump to avoid the ball. Serena’s comedic dances stir the atmosphere in the stands.

The huge pressure from Serena as well as from the audience at the Arthur Ashe yard made Andreescu unable to keep the game. Serena excitedly scored a backhand winner before Andreescu broke her forehand. The 19-year-old lost the game at hand and let Serena shorten the score to 4-5.

During the transition phase of the game, Serena’s ability to keep the game depends heavily on serve. The US player scored two ace points and made two double errors in the first four serves in game 10. In the fifth and sixth situations in the game, Andreescu hit the backhand from the high two-serve serves of the keyboard. sister. The ratio is 5-5 in an unexpected way.

Real is predicted to win the Champions League

Real is predicted to win the Champions League

Opta, Google, and Sqawka simulated the Champions League for the 2019-2020 season and predicted that Real Madrid would beat Bayern Munich in the final.

Experts from the three major statistical firms, Opta, Google, and Sqawka, have simulated the Champions League for the 2019-2020 season, based on the database of previous seasons that Real Madrid will beat Bayern Munich in the final with a score of 3- 2.

Accordingly, the path to reclaiming the throne of Zinedine Zidane and his teachers will be difficult from the eighth round. They beat Man City with a total score of 7-5 in the eighth round, then beat Chelsea 4-2, before beating Barca 5-2 in the semi-finals.

The road to the final of Bayern also faces many obstacles. The German team is expected to win Atletico Madrid 3-1 in the eighth round, then defeat PSG 3-2 in the quarter-finals. In the semi-finals, “Gray Lobster” will meet Juventus and win with a total score of 3-0.

The forecast of Opta, Google and Sqawka are different from the bookmaker’s odds, after the draw of the group stage draws on August 29. Because of the same table with PSG and not a good start in La Liga, the ability of teachers and Zidane’s champion only ranked fourth (put 1 to 10), behind Man City (put 2 to 7), Barca (put 1 to 5 ) and Liverpool (order 1 to 7). Bayern’s chances are lower, 1 to 12.

In addition to predicting the championship, data experts also said that Lionel Messi will become the first player to have more than 10 hat-tricks in the Champions League and win the title of top scorer. And Cristiano Ronaldo will surpass Raul Gonzalez in the record of most European clubs. By the time he retired, Raul had scored against 35 clubs in European Cups.

Science proves that Messi is better than C.Ronaldo

Science proves that Messi is better than C.Ronaldo

KU Leuven University professor, Jesse Davis, said Messi was actually better than his colleague Ronaldo because he got a VAEP score of 1.21 per game, double that of Ronaldo.

“The value of a football player is often dependent on goals and assists,” said Jesse Davis, a professor at KU Leuven University. “However, goals are a rare event, as average. There are about 1,600 actions happening in a match.

The scores of actions are valued by probability estimates (VAEP) to determine the level of influence both in defense and player’s attack in a match.”

The results show that world football superstar Messi reached VAEP score of 1.21 per game, double that of Ronaldo .61.

Explaining the difference of the two super strikers of contemporary world football, Professor Tom Decroos said: “In the first seasons, Messi and Ronaldo scores very close together. From the 2015/16 season, Messi dropped away from Ronaldo.

We find that most football players will fall into three situations: Or they perform many actions but bring low value – for example, Paul Pogba. Or they act less but bring great value – typically strikers like Harry Kane, Mohamed Salah and Ronaldo.

Messi falls into a special case. He is active and every movement has great value that contributes to the gameplay “.

Messi continues to compare with Ronaldo in every award

Although Messi has set countless records of world football former Real Madrid coach Jose Camacho still thinks that the Argentine superstar is still not the best in world football history.

In an interview with El Mundo, the Spanish strategist commented: “Messi is an excellent player, but cannot become the greatest football history if he does not win the World Cup with Argentina.

There are teams that winning the World Cup is not so important but Argentina is completely different. Without winning the World Cup, Messi cannot become the No. 1 legend. The World Cup championship is the best title for every player “.

Messi has 4 times to attend the World Cup with Argentina with the best performance is reached to the final before losing 0-1 to Germany after 120 minutes. Also in the 2018 World Cup, Messi and Argentina stopped in the round of 1/8 after losing with the score 3-4 before France, then the team was crowned champion.