Saturday, April 20, 2024


Matteo Berrettini, Former Finalist, Unseeded and Nervous for Wimbledon Opener

For a player who not so long ago was consistently making the second week at the Grand Slams, including a stretch of five consecutive major quarterfinal appearances, limiting expectations and venturing into the unknown can feel like alien concepts. Just two years ago, Matteo Berrettini was playing in a Wimbledon final against Novak Djokovic. The Italian power hitter was a constant fixture in the top 10 from October 2019 until June 2022.

“UAE’s Al-Qemzi Secures F1H2O Podium as Andersson Dominates in France”

MACON: Team Abu Dhabi’s Thani Al-Qemzi produced a battling performance to claim a 44th career podium finish today as Jonas Andersson won the Grand Prix of France to extend his lead in the F1H2O World Championship. Andersson, the 2021 world champion, recorded a comfortable victory from Sharjah Team’s Ferdinand Zandbergen and Al-Qemzi in a race littered with dramatic moments on the Saone River in Macon.

Bernhard Langer, 65, sets new record with US Senior Open win

STEVENS POINT, Wisconsin: Bernhard Langer won the US Senior Open on Sunday at SentryWorld to break the PGA Tour Champions’ career victory record. Pushing his record as the oldest winner on the 50-and-over tour to 65 years, 10 months, 5 days, the German star broke a tie with Hale Irwin for the victory mark with No. 46. Seven strokes ahead on the back nine, Langer bogeyed the final three holes for 1-under 70 and a two-stroke victory over home-state favorite Steve Stricker on the tree-lined course with thick rough.

Liverpool signs Szoboszlai from Leipzig in midfield overhaul by Klopp

MANCHESTER: Liverpool continued its midfield overhaul with the signing of Dominik Szoboszlai from Leipzig on Sunday. The Hungary international cost £60 million ($76 million) after Liverpool triggered his release clause. He has agreed a five-year contract subject to him being granted a work permit to play in the UK “For me it was perfect to make the next step in a club like this. The fans, the stadium, everything is really good,” Szoboszlai said.

“Gooch’s Birdie on Final Hole Secures 3rd LIV Golf Title, Defeating DeChambeau”

SOTOGRANDE, Spain: Talor Gooch won his third LIV Golf League title of the year on Sunday when he made a curling 15-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole at Valderrama for a 4-under 67 and a one-shot victory over Bryson DeChambeau.

DeChambeau’s Final-Hole Eagle Propels Him to Lead in LIV Golf Spain

SOTOGRANDE, Spain: Bryson DeChambeau made eagle on his final hole at the par-5 17th for an 8-under 63 and a one-shot lead over Talor Gooch on Saturday in LIV Golf-Valderrama. DeChambeau has yet to win against the 48-man field on the Saudi-backed LIV Golf League, and this might be his best chance. He played bogey-free for the day, and his eagle allowed him to move into the lead going into the third and final round.

“Fowler dominates Rocket Mortgage Classic at 20 under, aiming to break drought”

DETROIT: Rickie Fowler has put himself in a position to win a PGA Tour title again. He’s hoping to take advantage for a change. Fowler birdied six of his last eight holes Saturday to surge into the Rocket Mortgage Classic lead at 20 under, giving him another chance to end a four-year PGA Tour victory drought. “I’m not scared to fail,” said Fowler, who had an 8-under 64 to take a one-stroke lead over Adam Hdwin at Detroit Golf Club. “I’ve dealt with plenty of that.” Indeed.

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