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Andy Murray exhausted after victory in marathon match in Antwerp
00:00: Scottish tennis player Andy Murray has reached the second round of the European Open in Antwerp with an extreme effort. The 34-year-old British River American Frances Tiafoe on three tiebreaks: 7-6 (2) 6-7 (7) and 7-6 (8).
The exciting party clearly 3 hours and 45 minutes. “I think it’s the first time in my career that I’ve played three tiebreaks in one game,” Murray said afterwards. “It is definitely my longest match ever in three sets. It was an attack and I am very tired now. It was a great party in an incredible atmosphere here in Antwerp. I want to thank everyone who has supported me. It was very pleasant to play in front of such an audience.”
Murray, a three-time winner of a grand slam tournament, is the number 172 in the world. He was allowed to participate in Antwerp with a wild card. The routine plays in the second round against second-seeded Argentine Diego Schwartzman.
Antwerp 1 match in Europa League without an audience after riots
8.46 pm: Antwerp has to play the next home game in the Europa League against Fenerbahçe on November 4 behind closed doors. UEFA imposes the Belgian club home game without an audience because of the incidents during the home game on September 30 (0-1).
In the second half against Frankfurt, Antwerp supporters launched up to two firecrackers at German goalkeeper Kevin Trapp. Also some bottles and even a bucket were thrown on the field. At the end of the game, disturbances broke out again in the main stand.
Celtic fail to win big against Ferencváros
6.33 pm: Celtic has booked a simple win in the Europa League against the Hungarian Ferencváros (2-0). The score couldn’t have been much higher if the Scots had been more careful with their chances.
Kyogo Furuhashi and David Turnbull did score, although the latter should have been at least one more. Callum McGregor also missed a penalty kick. Giorgos Giakoumakis also came in for Celtic. The last top scorer of the Eredivisie was close to his first goal in Scottish service with a bicycle kick.
Celtic now have three points in this group, with Bayer Leverkusen and Real Betis both leading by six points.
Track cyclist Wild in preselection for new Champions League
5.15 pm: Track cyclist Kirsten Wild is one of the five endurance cyclists who have been included in the pre-selection of the new Champions League in track cycling. The first match of this will take place on November 6 in Mallorca. The reigning world champion and Olympic sprint champion, Harrie Lavreysen, had already been included in the pre-selection.
The 39-year-old Wild is an eight-time world champion on the track. She is now, like, for example, Olympic champion on the coupling race, the British Katie Archibald, already certain of participating in the new series of top competitions of the international cycling union UCI. In addition to the 24 pre-selected participants in both the sprint parts and the endurance parts, 48 track cyclists can qualify during this week’s World Championship track cycling in Roubaix, France.
Bayern without Goretzka and Davies against Benfica
4:02 PM: Bayern Munich will face Benfica in the Champions League on Wednesday without the not fully fit players Leon Goretzka and Alphonso Davies. Bayern is the leader in group E with 6 points. Benfica has 2 points babysitter.
According to Julian Nagelsmann, Goretzka has a cold and the coach does not want to run the risk that the football player is out for longer. According to the trainer, Davies has symptoms of fatigue on his thighs and no extra risk is taken there.
The Bayern coach does have access to Lucas Hernández. The Frenchman will face a court in Madrid on Monday to be told he is in jail for months for carrying out a 2017 sentence of domestic violence against his girlfriend, who is now his marriage. The footballer still has an appeal pending against the penalty.
“He is a real professional, has trained well and will definitely have a good game tomorrow,” said Nagelsmann. “He can keep those things separate.”
World record holder Gidey to NN Running Team from Hermens
2:27 p.m.: Letesenbet Gidey has become part of Jos Hermens’ NN Running Team. The 23-year-old athlete from Ethiopia holds the world records in the 5000 and 10,000 meters.
“I am really proud to add one of the best long-distance runners in the world to the NN Running Team,” said Hermens. “We have shown great results in recent years, but it has always been a desire to grow the female group in our team. Letesenbet is a perfect complement for her performance, but also for her personality.”
Gidey will make her NN Running Team debut in the Valencia Half Marathon on Sunday.
Olympic flame to Beijing Games Organizing Committee
12:56 pm: The Olympic flame for next year’s Beijing Winter Games is at the Chinese organizing committee in the Greek capital Athens on Tuesday. The ceremony took place at the ancient Olympic stadium, Panathinaiko, which hosted the first modern Olympic Games in 1896.
Due to the corona pandemic, few guests attended the ceremony, which was broadcast by Greek state television. The Olympic flame had been lit a day earlier in Olympia, Greece. Due to the corona measures, there was also no torchlight in Greece. The flame stayed overnight on the Acropolis in Athens before being handed over to the organizers of the Beijing Games.
The Greek chairman of the Greek Olympic committee Spyros Capralos handed the flame to Yu Zaiqing, the vice chairman of the Chinese Olympic committee and Beijing 2022. “The Olympic flame will now travel to the Great Wall of China and other parts of China and so on. bring the light of peace and friendship,” Yu said.
Earlier Tuesday, activists urged the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to postpone the Winter Games because they believe China is committing genocide against minorities such as the Uyghurs and Tibetans. According to Greek television, three protesters were arrested against the Games during Monday’s ceremony. “No Genocide Games,” read the confiscated banner.
Wednesday there will be a welcome ceremony in Beijing, first the flame will be admired in the Olympic Tower. Followed a tour. Shortly before the Games a relay race starts, the organization is still considering. The Winter Games will take place from 4 to 20 February.
Belgian cyclist Campenaerts returns to Lotto Soudal
11:23 am: Victor Campenaerts exchanges the team Qhubeka Nexthash for his old cycling team Lotto Soudal. The 29-year-old holder of the world hour record has signed a three-year contract with the Belgian formation.
“Obviously I was charmed by the great interest of various teams, but Lotto Soudal’s clear ambitions were decisive,” says Campenaerts, who also drove for the Belgian team in 2018 and 2019. “I certainly have direct confidence and I look forward to contributing to the attractive way of racing Lotto Soudal.”
Campenaerts wants to focus on the spring classics and hopes to continue with Lotto his way of riding from last season. “That means racing, but also achieved results. In addition, I want to be a pioneer for the younger riders to sharpen their courage to race.”
The cyclist has impressed John Lelangue, the general manager of Lotto Soudal, in the past year. “His attacking way of racing has helped him with, among other things, a stage win in the Giro and a third place in the final standings of the Benelux Tour. With Victor we strengthen our team with a very complete rider.”
Van Rhijn continues career at Karlsruher SC
11:01 am: Ricardo van Rhijn continues his career at Karlsruher SC, which is on the second level in Germany. The 30-year-old right back has been without a club since the summer. Van Rhijn has signed in Karlsruhe until the end of the season.
Last season, Van Rhijn played for FC Emmen, which was unable to prevent relegation to the Kitchen Champion Division. he played for SC Heerenveen, AZ, Club Brugge and Ajax. During his period at Ajax, the defender played eight more matches for the Orange.
Van Rhijn has been training in Germany for several weeks. Karlsruher SC, the number 7 of the Second Bundesliga, was looking for a new right-back because Sebastian Jung suffered a serious knee injury.
NBA boss Silver: 96 percent of players are vaccinated
9.42 am: Shortly before the start of the new NBA season, nearly 96 percent of players have been vaccinated against the corona virus. That said NBA CEO Adam Silver, who hopes that percentage does not run during the season.
The debate over several past weeks led to fierce discussions between the NBA and a players. Brooklyn even decided not to let star Kyrie Irving take action because the seven-time All-Star was vaccinated. The city of New York, where the Nets play their home games, demands that all indoor sports are vaccinated. Irving cannot train for matches for the time being.
“I hope Kyrie, despite his views on the vaccine, will decide to get vaccinated because I want to see real basketball this season. And I want Brooklyn Nets to be able to draft all of their players,” the NBA boss said. About twenty players, less than one per club, have to be vaccinated for the time being.
There is no indication obligation in the NBA. The players’ union, of which Irving is one of the vice-chairmen, vehemently opposed a duty. In return, a strength protocol was established for players who are not vaccinated. They must be tested daily, eat their meals alone and have only limited contact with the outside world.
“I would have preferred that the players’ union had approved the vaccination obligation,” said Silver. “It would have been better for everyone if every player had been vaccinated.”