Messi-Ronaldo, NBA in Paris, Djokovic and Garcia: the set for Thursday January 19

Messi-Ronaldo, NBA in Paris, Djokovic and Garcia: the set for Thursday January 19

What you may have missed between last night and this morning

1. Tennis – Australian Open: Chardy stops and wins, Ruud eliminated

Returning to the circuit after more than a year of hardship, Jérémy Chardy was unable to surf on his performance in the first round. The French was eliminated by Daniel Evans in three sets (6-4, 6-4, 6-1) and was especially won against the referee of the meeting. At 3-3 in the first set, on a break point, a ball escaped from his pocket, the game continued and Chardy ended up losing the point. In his eyes, the point should have been replayed, leading to a long discussion with the referee. Among other results, Andrey Rublev easily qualified for the 3rd round. But the real sensation is the elimination of Casper Ruud by Jenson Brooksby (6-3, 7-5, 6-7, 6-2). After Nadal, Melbourne loses the number 2 seed…

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2. Basketball – NBA: The Grizzlies devour everything in their path

Eleventh victory in a row for the Memphis Grizzlies, winners of the Cleveland Cavaliers (115-114) in the shock of the NBA evening. Despite this superb series, the Tennessee franchise remains behind the Denver Nuggets, also victorious on Wednesday night. Nikola Jokic and his partners beat the Minnesota Timberwolves (122-118) with a new triple-double from the Serbian pivot.

3. Rugby – 2023 World Cup: A much less profitable World Cup than expected?

While Claude Atcher had indicated in 2017, when the 2023 World Cup was awarded, that he intended to make 200 million euros in potential profits on the sidelines of the competition, L’Equipe announced on Wednesday that the World Cup ” would only be profitable by 40 million euros”. The daily also mentions acts of favoritism and alleged embezzlement of public funds.

And also..

Football – Premier League : Manchester United missed a great opportunity to climb further in the standings. Held in check by Crystal Palace in stoppage time (1-1), the Red Devils are 3rd, level on points with City, who play this Tuesday.
Handball – World : Like their goalkeeper Vincent Gérard, the Blues confirmed their rise to power on Wednesday, convincing winners of Montenegro (35-24), at the start of the main round, to take a step towards the quarter-finals.
Football – Mercato : Things are moving at OL. As revealed by the team, the Lyon board has targeted the Brazilian Joao Gomes (Flamengo) in midfield, yet close to Wolverhampton. On the departure side, Karl Toko Ekambi (tracked by Rennes) and Romain Faivre are candidates.

WATCH, READ OR LISTEN ON EUROSPORT

The Australian Open, of course. Big night session program this Thursday in Melbourne with Enzo Couacaud who will challenge Novak Djokovic for the match of a lifetime while Andy Murray and Thanasi Kokkinakis have an appointment for a show that promises to be thrilling. Before that, Caroline Garcia, the last tricolor survivor of the women’s table, challenges Leylah Fernandez. In short, to follow everything, it’s on Eurosport that it happens.

TENNIS

Australian Open 2023 | 3rd round

05:00-08:30

What’s the problem at OL? After Beauvue, Marcelo, Dubois or Cornet, it was Karl Toko-Ekambi who was targeted, among others, by Lyon supporters on Saturday. If supporters who whistle their player is nothing new, the intensity and regularity with which the Lyon public takes a dislike to some of its players challenges. So, in Lyon, why all this hatred?
He will be at the center of the NBA game relocated to Paris this Thursday. Kyllian Hayes seems to be turning a corner this season and he is establishing himself as a talented player in the biggest league in the world. But has he already done enough to convince his franchise to continue to give him a long-lasting chance? Response elements.

The question of the day: PSG in Saudi Arabia, what for?

Not to best prepare for his duel with Bayern Munich, that’s already for sure. This Thursday, PSG made a detour to Saudi Arabia to challenge a selection of players from Al-Nassr and Al-Hilal, including Cristiano Ronaldo. A precious friendly match for Parisian finances but also for the “sportswashing” of the Saudi kingdom, which sees football as an essential vector of its “Vision 2030” project. In the lead: the organization of the 2030 World Cup. With Messi and CR7 as ambassadors? Maybe, but Portugal and Argentina could also be candidates…

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