The lead was lost a few meters after the 100th pole. No problem for Lewis Hamilton. The Formula 1 giant puts its rival Max Verstappen in its place. For Vittel, it is going to be a forgettable race in Spain as well. Mick Schumacher does a respectable job.
(dpa). Alexander Zverev won the top-order tennis tournament in Madrid for the second time and was one of the favorites for the classic clay court in Paris, three weeks before the start of the French Open. The German number one won in the final against Italian Matteo Beretini on Sunday evening 6: 7 (8:10), 6: 4, 6: 3 and thus repeated the win from 2018. “It’s an incredible feeling,” Zverev said after winning the title.
He converted his second match point after 2:40 hours and won his second title this year. He previously won the clay court tournament in Acapulco, Mexico.
Zverev sparked sensation in the previous round with wins against Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem. “It was two great matches for me,” the German number one said before the final. There he built on his own good performance. Zverev and Berretini played perfectly balanced from the start. After 1:09 hours, the German made the first set in a tie-break, but was not a detergent. Born in Hamburg, he reformed, took over the command more and eventually won 315 160 Euro prize money for his fourth title in the Masters category.
Max Verstappen made a bitter conclusion to the fight to give a fierce fight to Lewis Hamilton with his racing car. The Dutchman said, “It’s as if it were impossible to put him behind us, while Hamilton enjoyed the congratulations of his happy Mercedes crew after a love-filled stroke for his silver Mercedes.” “You always impress me,” the seven-time Formula 1 world champion said on Sunday in Barcelona.
Team owner Toto Wolff combined the tactical masterpiece of the World Champion Racing Team with his superstar’s stunning performance in two words: “Perfect combination!”
Hamilton was not impressed by a successful Dutchman attack in the first corner and competed with a terrific run to catch after a second pit stop at the Spanish Grand Prix. After his 100th poll, he made his 98th Grand Prix win and his fifth success in a row difficult to overtake the course on the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. Hamilton’s teammate Valtteri Bottas was third. Verstappen finished second only in the tire game. In the classification, Hamilton’s lead over the Classic increased to 14 points in two weeks in Monaco.
At the slipstream of the World Championship fight, Sebastian Vettel experienced another race under four-time world champion – or briefly: claims to be forgotten. In 13th place and thus not in the digits again. On the other hand, Mick Schumacher fought his mind only in his fourth race. More than 18th place in Lung Haas was not possible for the 22-year-old Formula 2 champion as he was defeated after more than half.
Because two World Cup opponents put a lot of pressure on right from the start. Verstappen knew like Hamilton: a preliminary decision could be made initially. Verstappen was second on the grid on the inside dirt, but got away well, hitting and attacking the Spain winner of the last four years in the first corner, just behind Hamilton. And passed. Verstappen risked contact, and Hamilton backed down. The challenger was now leading the field. Verstappen cannot pull away. The softest tire compound eventually deteriorated, with Hamilton applying Verstappen under pressure, the gap narrowed to less than a second when Verstappen drove to change the tire.
And then that: 4.2 seconds. It is not uncommon for Red Bull crew to change four wheels in less than two seconds. Mercedes Command Post and Hamilton knew that this could be the decisive phase. Even the 2.7-second tire change did not have the desired effect from Mercedes’ point of view. Hamilton lagged behind Verstappen, but narrowed the gap. Red Bull Ashes made no mistake, but complained about the tires. When Hamilton was almost there, he moved towards the pits. Back on track, he called the top bar in his company’s car like a robot.
Red Bull dared and left Verstappen out: a one-stop strategy. About 21 seconds ahead with a good 20 laps. However, once again, the record pilot in the Premier Class drove in a league of his own. Sometimes he did two seconds in a lap. On the 60th lap, the Dutchman had to let Hamilton pass, the decision was made.
(dpa). The 104th Giro d’Italia went on a three-week trip with a sponge to German optimist Emanuel Buchmann and won the first sprint for Belgian Tim Merlin. After finishing the first 187.6 km 3,479.9 km after finishing in Milan, the Italian world champion and overall first Philippo sugarcane almost a minute early at the start, Buchman fell behind, but for the biggest rivals in the overall standings Even a few seconds. .
“I think you can’t necessarily lose Giro today, and there are many more difficult stages,” said Buchman after a modest start. However, the expectations of the Bora-Hansrohi team were different. Sport director Jens Zamke said, “To be honest, we expected a little more from Emanuel, but he has just come from an altitude training camp, so it’s always a bit difficult.” On Sunday, the climbing specialist reached the target in the main area. The victory of the day was a matter for sprinters after 179 kilometers from Stupinigi to Novara. Meralier went on to win, ahead of two Italians Giacomo Nizolo and Elia Vivian.
Like last year, pink jerseys are the first thing overall in the first few days. The Italian was in a class of his own in his special discipline of the time trial opener in Turin and won ahead of his compatriot Edordo Afini. The young Belgian Ramco Evenoppel, who was only 19 seconds behind, was particularly convinced of the biggest contenders for the overall win. The performance was all the more remarkable, especially when the 21-year-old raced for the first time since his pelvic fracture nearly nine months ago. “It was very emotional on the launch pad. There were tears in my eyes, «reported to Evenpoel, who also received two bonus seconds on Sunday.
Former Valta winner Simon Yates (Great Britain / 0:38), X-Tour champion Egan Bernal (Colombia / 0:39) and Vincenzo Nibali (Italy / 0:41) were slower in the all-time test, but faster than Buchman ( 0:55). Ravensberger wants to be the first German on the podium to visit Italy
Today sprinters could play again. A mountain in the third category and two mountains in the fourth category should be possible for fast men at a distance of 190 km from Bayla to Canley.
(Sid). Canoeing specialist Sideris Tasidis (Augsburg) won bronze at the European Slalom Canoeing Championships in Ivrea / Italy and bought a ticket to the Olympic Games in Tokyo. In the internal duel against the 2012 Olympic runners-up Franz Anton (Leipzig), the French Dennis Gargood Chanut prevailed with a flawed run in the victory, finishing eighth. Tanyadis finished last out of 17 quota places for the Canadian Men’s Summer Games.
Elena Appel caused a big surprise in the Canadian. The Augsburg woman won the bronze in the Spaniard Mirren Lajcano victory after finishing tenth in the kayak on Saturday. Kayak specialist Ricarda Funk (bronze) and the Kayak men (silver) in the team took note of the other medals on Friday.
(Sid). The first victory in the last World Cup Test gave national ice hockey players “a good feeling”, but saddened them by watching Canada. NHL youth star Tim Stutzley, who shone with his first hat trick for the Ottawa Senators on Sunday night, will be absent from the World Cup. National coach Tony Soderholm is “99 percent”, hoping to dismiss exceptional talent.
“Looks like he’s not available to us,” Finn said after a 2–0 win against Belarus at the World Cup dress rehearsal in Nuremberg. The NHL could use the Rookie very well in the World Cup at Söderholm Riga (21 May to 6 June). Superstar Leon Drassitel is with Edmonton Oils in the playoffs for the Stanley Cup and is not available as his teammates, Olympic silver medalists Dominic Cahun and Nico Sturm (Minnesota Wild). Tobias Ryder will probably be the only NHL professional in the German World Cup squad.