Djokovic opposes coronavírus vaccination20 April 2020 / Rui Sousa
World number one is against vaccination programs and does not change his opinion in the face of the new Coronavirus
Australian Open 2018. Everyone thought Andy Murray had played his last game as a professional player at the first Grand Slam of the season. A farewell video was put on display at the big screens of Rod Laver Arena after a 6-4, 6-4, 6-7, 6-7, 6-2 defeat to Roberto Bautista Agut. The video contained multiple tributes from various legends of the game, including Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Caroline Wozniacki all hailing goodbye and the best of luck in life after Tennis, as he prepared to have a difficult surgery to repair his chronic right hip problem.
European Open Antwerp 2019. Andy Murray captures his first title after his hip surgery on a tremendous battle with 3-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka. The comeback was completed. The 32-year-old remained true to himself and never backed down, even when his long-term health was in jeopardy. The match between Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka had some resemblences that both these players shared. Both have 3 Grand Slam titles, and they all come from severe surgeries, Wawrinka to his knee and Murray to his hip, as they looked for their first title post-injury.
The match started well for the Swiss as he won the first set 6-3 and looked completely in control from the get-go. An early break in the 2nd set had people believe that the match was over, as Wawrinka's firepower from the baseline seemed too much to handle for Murray. However, after saving two break points to stop Stan to go up a double break, the Brittish found a new life, winning the set in a spetacular manner. He went on to win the match by 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 on an emotional and well-played final.
NextGen superstar Denis Shapovalov finally secured his first ATP title at the Intrum Stockholm Open. He entered the tournament with no final appearances, and 0-7 in semi-finals on the tour. After going through that hurdle against Yuichi Sugita, the only one standing in his way and his first title was Filip Krajinovic.
The match between the two would crown a player who hadn't lift a single title on the ATP tour, so we were in for an amazing contest. However, Shapovalov didn't seem to be in the mood for a long match, as he dispatched Krajinovic by a double 6-4 scoreline.
"I am definitely super happy and just really proud," Shapovalov told after his first title. "Me and my team have worked really hard to get into this position of lifting a title, so I am really proud of myself and proud of my team right now.”
The Canadian joins the club of First-time ATP champions in 2019 as the second youngest player at 20 years of age, only dethroned by Alex de Minaur win in Sydney to start the year.
Andrey Rublev bagged his 2nd ATP title of his career after a previous win at Umag in 2017. The Russian dismantled Adrian Mannarino by 6-4, 6-0 in 63 minutes, in a lopsided final.
Rublev is the 9th Russian player to win the Kremlin Cup, after his friend and compatriot Karen Khachanov win in the previous edition. The 22-year-old will ascend to the top 30 for the first time in his career, continuing a meteoric rise in the rankings.
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