Andy Murray sets up Madrid Open meeting with Novak Djokovic: ‘I shouldn’t have a chance’, says Brit | Tennis News

Andy Murray claims first victory over top-20 player this year with 6-1 3-6 6-2 win over Denis Shapovalov; Murray will next face world No 1 Novak Djokovic, who advanced to the last 16 with a straight sets win over Gael Monfils; young Brit Jack Draper falls short of Andrey Rublev upset

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Andy Murray beat Denis Shapovalov 6-1 3-6 6-2 to set up a last-16 clash with Novak Djokovic at the Madrid Open

Andy Murray beat Denis Shapovalov 6-1 3-6 6-2 to set up a last-16 clash with Novak Djokovic at the Madrid Open

Andy Murray says he “shouldn’t have a chance” of upsetting Novak Djokovic after setting up a clash with the World No 1 in the third round of the Madrid Open in what will be their first ATP Tour meeting since 2017.

Murray, 34, outlasted Denis Shapovalov in a three-set thriller on Tuesday night and will now face Djokovic in the last 16 after the Serb dispatched Gael Monfils in straight sets.

Speaking in his post-match interview, Murray, who was handed a wildcard for this event, said of his 37th career clash with Djokovic: “He’s obviously No 1 in the world [and] I’m playing with a metal hip, so I shouldn’t have a chance.

“I thought about it a little bit at the beginning of the third set. I didn’t know if I was going to get the chance to play matches like that again.”

It was Murray's first victory this year over a top 20 player

It was Murray’s first victory this year over a top 20 player

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“In theory I shouldn’t have a chance in the match, but I’ve put myself in a great position,” Murray continued.

“”I worked extremely hard in the last five or six

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Chelsea sale Q&A: What’s the worst-case scenario? Could the club really go out of business? | Football News

The clock is ticking for Chelsea’s sale to be carried out with Roman Abramovich expecting his £1.5billion loan to be frozen having been advised that the UK Government sanctions against him block his plans to write off the club’s debt.

The 55-year-old pledged to wipe out his loan to Chelsea when confirming he had put the Stamford Bridge club up for sale on March 2, amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Downing Street imposed sanctions on Abramovich on March 10, claiming to have proved the business magnate’s links to Russian president Vladimir Putin.

The terms of those sanctions have left Chelsea’s parent company Fordstam Limited frozen, with the Blues operating under a special Government licence.

Fears are thought to have been raised that Abramovich could insist on his loan being repaid, which could jeopardise the entire sale process. Chelsea’s sale needs to be completed by May 31, when the Government’s special licence expires.

Sky Sports News’ chief reporter Kaveh Solhekol addresses the key questions…

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Kaveh Solhekol says the three remaining bidders for Chelsea have been asked to put forward another £500m because Roman Abramovich wants more of the proceeds of the sale to go towards the club’s charitable foundation.

The sale of Chelsea has been thrown into doubt over disagreements about what will happen to the £2.5billion the club is expected to be sold for.

The consortium led by US businessman Todd Boehly is the preferred bidder to buy Chelsea, but the UK government will not allow the sale to go through unless it is completely certain Roman Abramovich will not receive any of the proceeds.

Two months ago Abramovich put Chelsea up for sale and said he would not be asking for his loans to the club to

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Greater Materials and renewable Energy: PUMA cuts CO2 Emissions from Workplaces, Retailers and Source Chain | News

HERZOGENAURACH, Germany–(Enterprise WIRE)–Apr 29, 2022–

Sports activities company PUMA has reduce its individual carbon emissions and all those coming from its provide chain involving 2017 and 2021, even however the business grew strongly throughout this period of time, as the enterprise is on observe to minimize its emissions by what scientists say is needed to stay away from the worst implications of climate alter.

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Athletics firm PUMA has lower its personal carbon emissions and people coming from its provide chain between 2017 and 2021, even even though the business grew strongly for the duration of this period of time, as the business is on monitor to cut down its emissions by what experts say is needed to keep away from the worst repercussions of weather transform. (Photo: Enterprise Wire)

PUMA’s very own carbon emissions and individuals from ordered strength dropped by 88% in 2021 compared to the company’s 2017 foundation year. But PUMA also managed to lessen emissions in the supply chain, the most carbon-intense element of its organization. Even though PUMA recorded robust advancement of 65% in between 2017 and 2021, the business cut CO 2 emissions from its provide chain by 12 %. If modified for the income expansion, greenhouse fuel emissions from PUMA’s source chain fell by 46%.

PUMA centered on getting 100% renewable electric power as a result of renewable electricity tariffs and renewable vitality attribute certificates, shifting the company’s auto fleet to electrical engines, applying a lot more sustainable components and efficiency improvements at a factory stage to obtain this reduction.

“For the very first time, we released the figures for our full worth chain, and we have made some true development in direction of obtaining our local weather ambitions more than the last

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Iowa Baseball Sweeps Minnesota – Sports Illustrated Iowa Hawkeyes News, Evaluation and Extra

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IOWA Metropolis, Iowa – An eight-operate seventh inning sent Iowa Baseball to a 9-3 victory and collection sweep of Minnesota on Sunday afternoon at Duane Financial institutions Subject. It is the Hawkeyes’ next straight sweep of the Gophers.

“Getting a sweep is major, primarily at property,” claimed redshirt sophomore Will Mulflur. “It is good momentum for all people on the group, particularly heading into a challenging one on the road upcoming 7 days. We have to choose treatment enterprise all through the midweek, too, from Bradley.

“It was a good self-confidence booster with all people. The pitchers coming out and throwing strikes, constantly supplying us a possibility, the offense coming through. It felt like we had been able to be who we are this weekend and it worked out.”

The earn is Iowa’s 20th of the period, transferring the team’s history to 20-12 total and 6-3 in Significant 10 enjoy.

Iowa trailed 3- at the stretch following mustering just three hits over the 1st six innings. The Hawkeyes came to existence in the seventh when they received to the Minnesota bullpen.

With one particular out, redshirt sophomore Kyle Huckstorf and freshman Ben Wilmes singled to start out the rally in advance of sophomore Michael Seegers drove in the first operate with an RBI one to right area, chopping the deficit to 3-1.

Right after Minnesota went to former Hawkeye Will Semb in aid, redshirt sophomore Peyton Williams’ RBI groundout created it 3-2. Immediately after Izaya Fullard walked, redshirt sophomore Ben Tallman’s RBI single tied the game at three ahead of Will Mulflur’s two-operate double place Iowa on top, 5-3.

“I was seeking to go up there and retain combating,” explained Mulflur. “I found myself in a whole lot

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