HUdr2nHYZF – Rafa Nadal (@RafaelNadal) December 1, 201
The Spanish Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) affirmed after his fifth triumph in the Muro de Huy achieved yesterday that "maybe" It has been the Walloon Arrow that "less" it has cost him to win.
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"Of all those that I have won, perhaps it is the one that has cost me the least work, but it has not been easy", declared in ‘El Transistor’, Onda Cero program.
The Murcian cyclist counted has "controlled" this test and what "500 meters from goal", already in the lead, "I was not afraid" that no rival snatched the triumph from him.
"The important thing in the Muro de Huy is to be in the top four or five when the road narrows"Valverde noted about the final part of the Belgian race.
With his victory this Wednesday, the Murcian runner now has a total of 107 wins throughout his career, the last ten achieved at the start of the season.
"Without a doubt, this is the best start to the year of my career", highlighted the Murcian cyclist who, about to turn 37, said "enjoy more victories now".
Valverde for the fifth Walloon Arrow
Valverde: "The triumph of trust"
Finally, about the great tests of the course, the Tour de France and the Vuelta a España, Valverde spoke about which were the strongest riders. "Right now the one I see the best is Nairo Quintana, Alberto Contador is very well and Chris Froome a little more discreet"he pointed.
Alejandro Valverde (Movistar), five-time winner of the Walloon Arrow, said at the finish line that it is about "the victory of trust", since he knew that he could magnify his legend in the Wall of Huy due to his great form and the enormous work of his team.
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"It was a victory of confidence, strength and having a great team by my side. He had respect for his rivals, but he knew he was in great physical condition and that he had to take advantage of it", pointed at goal "The Bullet".
After his triumphs in the Vuelta a Murcia, Andalucía, Volta a Catalunya and Vuelta al País Vasco, Valverde arrived with the intention of winning for the fifth time a race that he already owns. Five victories in total and the last four in a row.
"We were convinced that we could win and the team has been working from kilometer zero to reach the end together. Winning is very complicated because only one does it, but the truth is that it is a race that I have the measure of"he explained.
Despite the fact that Valverde showed an overwhelming superiority with his attack 250 meters from the goal, the Murcian offered his version: "Although it seems easy, it has been as difficult as my other triumphs here", he clarified.
Against Liège-Bastoña-Liège on Sunday, Valverde was confident, although now it’s time to enjoy his fifth Arrow.
"Liege?", he asked himself. "We’ll see on Sunday, I’m in great shape, but for now it’s time to enjoy this fifth win here".
Valverde is listed as "Pichichi" of world cycling in the season with 10 victories, which brighten his 107 triumphs as a professional. Also great contribution for Movistar, which already has 19.
Rafa Nadal rests before returning to the courts, at the end of December at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi (December 28-30) to prepare for the next season.
Dec 03, 2017 at 7:42 pm CET
The tennis player from Manacor announced just a couple of days ago on his Twitter account that he was on vacation with members of his family and some friends in some idyllic corner of the planet, with crystal clear waters, and challenged his followers to guess where it was. .
Enjoying these days with my friends and family … Guess where we are? &# 128521; Enjoying some days of holidays with my friends and loved ones … Can you guys guess where we are? pic.twitter.com/HUdr2nHYZF
– Rafa Nadal (@RafaelNadal) December 1, 2017
This Sunday we discovered that Rafa went on vacation to the Bahamas. The Hero World Golf Challenge is being held there, the tournament in which Tiger Woods has returned after a nine-month absence.
And as Nadal is a great lover of golf, he has not hesitated to go support his friend Tiger on the last day of the PGA Tour tournament. In this way, he returns to the spirit that Woods and his two sons transmitted to him from the stands at the last US Open, in which Rafa was proclaimed champion of the ‘great’ New Yorker for the third time.
From the images that the PGA circuit has offered, it seems that Nadal is suffering more than when he plays …
One great watching another. @ RafaelNadal approves of Tiger’s par save. pic.twitter.com/YwzfGdwyu2
– PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) December 3, 2017
And it seems that Nadal has brought luck to Tiger, who has risen positions and that in the first nine holes he has certified three birdies and an eagle on hole 7. On ESPN they say that when Woods saw Rafa in the ‘tee’ of the first hole "his face lit up".
Sports stars congratulate Tiger Woods on his return
Woods returned with a https://worldbets.top/en/1xbet/ solid lap at the Hero World Challenge
Tiger for eagle … &# 129413; #QuickHits pic.twitter.com/FvZlLTh3jV
– PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) December 3, 2017
The last minute withdrawal of the Czech Tomas Berdych brings Alexander ‘Sascha’ Zverev to the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell, who received the last of the invitations of this edition.
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Rafael Nadal Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell
The German thus joins this year’s cast by the same way that world number one, Andy Murray, Tommy Robredo, Albert Montañés and 18-year-old Swede Mikael Ymer entered the tournament.
This Saturday the draw for the main draw of the tournament was held, which has meant that last year’s final, between Rafa Nadal, the defending champion, and the Japanese Kei Nishikori, two-time champion in Barcelona (2014-15), cannot be repeated. This time they would both meet one round earlier, in the semifinals.
"It’s the best frame in recent years, very competitive, very tough …", highlighted Albert Costa, tournament director.
Nadal will open his contest on Wednesday against the winner of the duel between Argentine Renzo Olivo and Brazilian Rogerio Dutra Silva. On his way to a new final at his club, RCT Barcelona, are David Ferrer (hypothetical opponent in the round of 16), Zverev (quarters) and the aforementioned Nishikori.
The Japanese, exempt from the first round like the rest of the first eight seeds, will open his contest against Marcel Granollers or the Tunisian Malek Jaziri to meet the Portuguese Joao Sousa (eighth) and the Belgian David Goffin, semifinalist in Monte Carlo, in rooms.
World number one Andy Murray tops the table. On his return, five years later, to the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell, the Scotsman will have an uncomfortable first rival … because he is unpredictable: he awaits the winner of the duel between Australian Bernard Tomic and German Dustin Brown.
Andy Murray returns to the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell
Rafa Nadal reigns again in Barcelona
The obstacles to reaching his first final in Barcelona (his best result, the quarterfinals of 2012) are, a priori, Feliciano López (eighth), Roberto Bautista (fourth, with the permission of Albert Ramos) and the Austrian Dominic Thiem (semifinals).
Javier Fernández, two-time figure skating world champion, said goodbye this Saturday to his participation in the Chinese Grand Prix in sixth position, away from a podium that was made up of the Russian Mikhail Kolyada, the Chinese Boyang Jin and the American Max Aaron.
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After his debut in the day yesterday, Friday, with a third place in the short program -to the rhythm of Modern Times, by Charles Chaplin-, the Madrid native sank this Saturday in the classification after a discreet performance in free exercise.
To the 90.57 points obtained in the short program, he added another 162.49 by emulating Don Quixote of La Mancha and, with a total of 253.06, he was surpassed by five other contenders in Beijing.
Russian Mikhail Kolyada, leader after the short program, retained first place on Saturday.
With a total of 279.38 points, the youngster from Saint Petersburg – bronze in the European past – beat the Chinese Boyang Jin (264.48) and the American Max Aaron (259.69).
Also American Vincent Zhou was fourth and Chinese Han Yan was fifth, ahead of Javier Fernández.
– Final classification of the Grand Prix of China:
1. Mikhail Kolyada (RUS) 279.38
2. Boyang Jin (CHN) 264.48
3. Max Aaron (USA) 259.69
4. Vincent Zhou (USA) 256.66
5. Han Yan (CHN) 254.61
6. Javier Fernández (ESP) 253.06
7. Keiji Tanaka (JPN) 247.17
8. Kevin Reynolds (CAN) 226.50
9. Grant Hochstein (USA) 216.44
10. Alexander Majorov (SUE) 186.04
11. Alexander Petrov (RUS) 186.02
12. He Zhang (CHN) 167.58
Garbiñe Muguruza opened her winning record at the WTA Finals in Singapore. The Spanish-Venezuelan beat Latvian Jelena Ostapenko on Sunday 6-3 and 6-4 in one hour and 25 minutes of a duel marked by tension and the alternatives in the game.
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The recent confrontation between the two in the quarterfinals of the Wuhan tournament was very present in the minds of the two players. One, Garbiñe, because he knew what had failed in the Chinese competition; another, Ostapenko, because he was aware that he was capable of turning the game around as he did a few weeks ago.
That’s why Muguruza came out to bite from the beginning. And he did. He soon put land in the middle (4-1). However, she was perceived as uncomfortable against an impetuous rival, who when she takes the correct line of scrimmage, is unstoppable.
The Latvian lacks serve but, as soon as she improves it, Jelena will have the complete pack. The already ex-pupil of Anabel Medina is not lacking in tennis, attitude, hunger and mentality.
Garbiñe took the first set by taking better advantage of his opportunities and showing his best tennis in the decisive moments.