Wimbledon - Tomic loses in 58 minutes - and gets punished - Sport
The Australian tennis player is being fined for his listless appearance at Wimbledon. The 15-year-old Cori Gauff is in the third round.
Tennis, Wimbledon: Australian tennis pro Bernard Tomic has been severely fined at the Wimbledon Grand Slam tournament for a listless appearance in his first-round match. As the tournament organizers announced on Thursday, the 26-year-old has to pay a sum of up to 45,000 pounds (about 50,000 euros). This is exactly the premium for participating in Round One at the Lawn Classic in London.
The statutes of the tournament stipulate that players must meet "professional standards" with their performance. That was not the case with Tomic. The Stuttgart-born tennis ruffle, who has been causing controversy in his career on several occasions, had lost his opening match in just 58 minutes 2-6, 1: 6, 4: 6 against the Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. It was the second shortest match in Wimbledon history.
Football, Gold Cup: The US national football team has reached the finals again with two goals from Christian Pulisic, who has joined Borussia Dortmund in the Chelsea exchange, in the Gold Cup tournament. The defending champion prevailed on Wednesday (local time) in the semi-final against the selection of Jamaica 3-1 (1-0) by. Schalke midfielder Weston McKennie (9th minute) took the US side in less than ten minutes. In the second half Pulisic (52.) increased to 2: 0 for the Americans. Jamaica's Shamar Nicholson (69.) scored the first goal for the team from the Caribbean island. Pulisic (87.) made his second goal for the hosts. Because of a thunderstorm, the game had been interrupted after about a quarter of an hour for just under one and a half hours. In the final, the Americans meet on Sunday on Mexico. The Mexican side defeated Haiti 1-0 on extra time in the semi-final on Tuesday.
Wimbledon, Tennis: 15-year-old Cori Gauff continues to cause a sensation at Wimbledon. The American tennis talent drew on Wednesday thanks to a sovereign 6: 3, 6: 3 against the twice as old Magdalena Rybarikova in the third round. The Slovakian Rybarikova had been in the semi-final at the Grand Slam Classic in London two years ago. Gauff will play on Friday against Polona Hercog from Slovenia to reach the round of 16. "I think I played well, especially at the important points, it happens so much, I'm still shocked that I'm here," said Gauff, who had been given a wildcard for the qualification.
Meanwhile, the sensational double winners of the French Open have already been eliminated in Wimbledon in the first round. The tennis duo Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies lost on Wednesday at the grass tournament in London surprisingly 5: 7, 4: 6, 5: 7 against Marcelo Demoliner from Brazil and Divij Sharan from India.