Tennis - Federer clearly loses - Sport
The Swiss tennis player fails in Cincinnati already in the second round, even Jan-Lennard Struff leaves. Nick Kyrgios is wrong again. Lakers Center cousins rips off the cruciate ligament.
Tennis, Cincinnati: Jan-Lennard Struff retired at the Masters tournament of tennis pros in Cincinnati in the second round. In the dress rehearsal for the upcoming US Open was subject to the world ranking-36. On Thursday, the Montreal finalist Daniil Medvedev clear after only 66 minutes with 2: 6 and 1: 6. The Russian now meets his compatriot Andrej Rublew, who surprisingly eliminated Wimbledon finalist Roger Federer of Switzerland, who has already won 102 tournament wins, 6: 3, 6: 4. At the start of the tournament, Struff had provided a surprise and eliminated the world ranking seventh Stefanos Tsitsipas from Greece in three sets.
Australian tennis pro Nick Kyrgios has been given a hefty penalty by the Tennis Association ATP at the Masters tournament. For his undisciplined behavior in the lost duel with the Russian Karen Khachanov, he was fined 113,000 dollars (101,000 euros). Kyrgios had repeatedly made contact with the referee, he also took an unauthorized toilet break, smashed two thugs in the catacombs and finally refused the handshake with the referee. The ATP also announced further investigations into the events surrounding the match, which could lead to further fines and even a gaming ban. Only in May had Kyrgios at the Masters tournament in Rome caused a scandal. There he had freaked out after a point deduction, had thrown a chair over the court and left the place. He was then disqualified.
Basketball, NBA: Basketball pro DeMarcus Cousins (29) from the Los Angeles Lakers threatens to fail for the entire NBA season. The recently repeatedly injured from injury Center has contracted a cruciate ligament rupture in the left knee, this confirmed its agent to ESPN. Cousins, who had been signed by the Lakers as a free agent in July, had already suffered an Achilles tendon tear over the past year and a half and injured his quadriceps. In his previous nine NBA seasons, he scored an average of 21.2 points and earned 10.9 rebounds per game.