Sports News Roundup: Tennis-France pulls out bidding process to host Davis Cup group stage; Tennis-Thiem Happiness With Belgrade Display Returns From Injury And More

Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.

Tennis-France pulls out the bidding process to host the Davis Cup group stage

France’s tennis federation (FFT) has said it has withdrawn its bidding process for a host of “onerous financial and operational conditions” due to this year’s Davis Cup Finals. The International Tennis Federation originally named Bologna, Glasgow, Hamburg and Malaga hosted a group stage for the men’s team competition in September. 14-18.

Tennis-Thiem happy with a Belgrade display with a return from injury

Dominic Thiem said he was happy with his performance at the Serbian Open on Tuesday in the Australian John Millman’s first tour-level match in 10 months. The 28-year-old, who finished runner-up at the French Open twice and once at the Australian Open before winning the 2020 US Open, lost 3-6 6-3 4-6 after battling for over two-and-a-half hours. at the Belgrade ATP 250 event.

Report: Wimbledon to bar Russian players

Wimbledon, Russia’s invasion of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Sportivo reported Tuesday night. The All England Club would become the first tennis organization to refuse the Russians. The ATP and the WTA Tours and the International Tennis Federation have players who are allowed to compete against Russia and its ally Belarus, but they are barred from displaying their national flags or playing their national anthems.

Soccer-Chelsea’s top-four rivals had the advantage after the cup exits, says Tuchel

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel said the Champions League places for their rivals had a “huge advantage” in capitalizing on the initial four cups that had been given to them in the top four. Chelsea has reached the final of the FA Cup, League Cup, and Club World Cup, as well as the quarter-finals of the Champions League, and has played more games than any other Premier League club this season.

Swimming-Duel in the Pool between the US and Australia in Sydney

Australia and the United States will revive a bilateral duel after a pool contest in Sydney in August, Swimming Australia on Wednesday. The swimming powerhouses between the rivalry were revived at the Tokyo Olympics last year, where a resurgent Australia ran the final medal tally in the United States.

Ronaldo was the ‘game of the moment’ for Soccer-Applause, says Liverpool’s Klopp

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp said his 4-0 win over Cristiano Ronaldo in Manchester United on Tuesday was “the game of the moment”, as fans of both sets stood for a minute’s applause following the death of his newborn son . Ronaldo and his partner Georgina Rodriguez had been born in October last year and they were expecting twins but one of the two babies died on Monday.

Golf-Weir, Choi, Ogilvy, and Villegas named Presidents Cup assistants

International team captain Trevor Immelman on Tuesday named Mike Weir, KJ Choi, Geoff Ogilvy and Camilo Villegas as his four assistants against the Presidents Cup showdown at Quail Hollow in the United States. For Weir, Choi and Ogilvy, The Sept. Villegas will make his first appearance as an assistant during the 22-25 Presidents Cup in North Carolina.

Tennis-Sharapova says she is pregnant with her first child

Former world number one Maria Sharapova on Tuesday used the occasion to announce her 35th birthday with her first child. The Russian five-time Grand Slam champion, who retired from the sport in 2020, shared the news on Instagram with her 4.2 million followers.

Tumor treatment continues as Soccer-Brazil’s Pele back

Brazilian soccer great Pele returned to the hospital on Monday to receive treatment for cancer, Sao Paulo’s Albert Einstein Hospital said in a medical note Tuesday. Edson Arantes do Nascimento’s clinical condition is good and stable, and he is likely to be discharged in the next few days, doctors said, using Pele’s full name.

Salah’s double with Crushing United after the Soccer-Liverpool go top

Mohamed Salah scored twice as Liverpool thumped old rivals Manchester United 4-0 at Anfield on Tuesday to move on to the Premier League, at least for 24 hours. After a 5-0 win at Old Trafford in October, this was another humiliation of United’s Juergen Klopp’s team, who were barely threatened by their lifeless opponents.

(With inputs from agencies.)

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