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Champion Roland Garros 2020, Nadal leveled Federer’s Grand Slam record

Easily beat world No 1 Novak Djokovic after 3 games with an overwhelming 6-0, 6-2 and 7-5 score in the 11-10 final evening. Rafael Nadal won the 13th Roland Garros and leveled Roger Federer’s record of 20 Grand Slams.

On the forte field, Rafael Nadal is not too difficult to win the 13th championship title at Roland Garros. The 35-year-old Spaniard only needs 2 hours and 43 minutes of competition to knock the world’s No. 1 Novak Djokovic in 3 games.

He set up a record of victory and did not lose any game in his journey to defend the throne of the Open Solution 2020.

The 56th match between the two players had an unexpected end to the fans expectations. Djokovic proved short of breath and played in imperfect condition after experiencing a difficult semi-final before. The 33-year-old Serbian kept making mistakes and quickly surrendered when Nadal took the lead in the first two games of the final. Nole only really made it difficult for Nadal in game 3, but that was not enough to help him topple him.

Victory over Djokovic is also the 100th win of Nadal’s career at the Grand Slam tournament taking place on the field. He became the first player in the history of Roland Garros to reach 100 wins after 102 appearances and just one more win.

Nadal will be in the top four players with a record of 1,000 wins in his career. He is behind the legends as Jimmy Connors (1,274), Roger Federer (1,242) and Ivan Lendl (1,068).

The 13th time champion Roland Garros is also the 20th Grand Slam title of Nadal’s career and he has equalized the record. He became the second male player in the world to have the most Grand Slams. Nadal also got the second biggest title in 2020 and shortened the score against Djokovic to 27-29.

After the win, Rafael Nadal said: “This title means a lot in my playing career. I came out with the determination to win the game and never thought about leveling the 20 Grand Slam. By Roger Federer, I’ve been through most of the key moments in my career. And I will never forget every moment, the memory of playing, crowning on this favorite pitch, in this beautiful city”.

The best ‘sports’ to watch while real, live sports are suspended (part 1)

In a normal year, late March is one of the perfect times of the sports calendar. You have the start of the baseball season when the NBA and NHL run toward the playoffs. However, in this most atypical year, all of these games have been washed away due to the coronavirus pandemic.

You can only find replays of past sporting events on TV channels to fill their broadcast schedules but can’t find any live games to fill your quarantined days and nights. If you are running out of things to watch on ESPN or Netflix, here’s a list of alternate and simulated sports that you can watch on TV or online while you are stuck at home.

Phoenix Suns on Twitch

Although Actual NBA games are postponed, each NBA team keeps moving ahead with the remainder of its season. The Phoenix Suns has announced that it will play out the remaining games on its schedule virtually through NBA 2K20 on the Twitch channel of the team. And the social team of the Suns is considering the games as the real thing, posting recaps, and highlights to the Twitter page of the team.

eNASCAR iRacing

With its engines silenced, NASCAR started the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series quickly. There are 35 current and former drivers featuring in its first virtual race, including Dale Earnhardt Jr. who lost the leading spot on the final turn to Denny Hamlin. The race attracted such a big audience on Fox Sports 1 (FS1) that Fox has decided to broadcast virtual races until the end of the NASCAR season. Virtual races will feature live commentators like real races. For the first race, Larry McReynolds, Jeff Gordon, and Mike Joy provided commentary from the NASCAR studio while Clint Bowyer offered “in-car” analysis.


Israel Folau could lose his American football job after saying ‘hell awaits’ gay people

Israel Folau, one of the top American football players in Australia and the world, could lose his job because of the controversial statements he made to the LGBT community on social media.

Folau, a member of the Council of God and a outspoken religious supporter, posted a photo on Instagram last week saying that “hell waits” for people “living in sin”, including gays, drunks and liars.

“Those who are living in Sin will end up in Hell unless you repent,” he wrote in the caption next to the image. “Jesus Christ loves you and is giving you time to turn your back on your sin and come to Him.”

Shortly after the post was published, American football Australia and the NSW American football League announced plans to terminate their Folau contract.

The two sports bodies wrote in a Joint Statement on Thursday: “As a rule, we have explicitly stated to Israel formally and consistently that any post or comment in communal media. which society does not respect people because their sexuality will lead to disciplinary action. “

“In the absence of mandatory mitigation factors, it is our intention to terminate his contract.”

Folau met American football leaders on Friday afternoon, but American football Australia and the NSW American football League announced that their position remained “unchanged.”

Israel Folau during a Wallabies training session at Cbus Super Stadium on September 10, 2018 on Gold Coast, Australia.

On Wednesday, NSW Waratahs announced that Folau had responded to the infringement notice issued by American football Australia regarding his social media posts and requested a hearing.

“Israel made an official response today to request a Code of Conduct hearing, in case, not an unexpected result. We will now work to confirm the date of the hearing.” as soon as possible, “CEO of American football Australia, Raelene Castle, said on Wednesday. “After the date of the confirmed hearing American football Australia and the NSW American football League will not comment further on this matter until the Code of Conduct process is over.”

American football Australia said it will arrange with the American football Association (RUPA), an organization that supports professional American football players in Australia, to hold hearings.