ATP Finals: Daniil Medvedev defeats Alexander Zverev in his opening Tokyo Group clash | Tennis News

first_imgOn the court, Zverev has appeared unaffected, but his recurrent second-serve troubles reared their head early on in this contest.The 23-year-old served six double faults in his first three service games, losing two of them, and the second break saw Medvedev take control after a series of lengthy rallies and close games.A break in the seventh game of the second set put the Russian within sight of the finish line, and in the next game he pulled out an underarm serve. Zverev scrambled well to retrieve it but miscued a volley. Medvedev will face world No 1 Novak Djokovic on Wednesday Medvedev will face world No 1 Novak Djokovic on Wednesday

Palace slams petition seeking to bare Rody’s medical records

first_imgLawyer Dino De Leon has filed anExtremely Urgent Petition for Mandamus asking the high court to direct Duterte,through the Office of the President and/or Executive Secretary SalvadorMedialdea, to disclose his medical records, undergo confirmatory tests, andrelease these tests’ results. “There is no evidence submitted beforethe high court that the President is suffering from a serious illness,” Panelosaid. “I am encouraging the petitioner to improve his knowledge on the law.” “The issue on the health of thePresident is now with the Supreme Court, and I look forward to their swiftaction, in light of the urgency of the situation,” he added./PN MANILA – Malacañang lambasted a petitionfiled by a lawyer urging the Supreme Court (SC) to compel President RodrigoDuterte to release to the public his medical records. “The petition does not have any factualor legal bases. It is hornbook doctrine that a petition before a court of lawcannot be anchored on mere conjectures or surmises,” he added. Chief Presidential Legal CounselSalvador Panelo said the petition, which claimed that Duterte looked“physically unwell” during his previous address regarding the coronavirusdisease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, were “just purely speculations.” “The petition filed by a certain lawyerbefore the Supreme Court to compel President Duterte to disclose the results ofhis medical exams or other health records warrants an outright dismissal,”Panelo said in a statement. “The suit may have been a product ofpetitioner’s boredom as a result of the enhanced community quarantine. He mayinstead want to use his time by brushing up his law,” he added. Panelo cited Article VII, Section 12 ofthe 1987 Constitution as he assured that the public will be informed of thestate of the President’s health only if he has a serious illness. President Rodrigo Duterte addresses the nation on Monday night amid the extended Luzon lockdown and coronavirus outbreak in the country. PTV “This Extremely Urgent Petition forMandamus was mainly brought about by my concern as a citizen on the physicaland mental fitness of President Duterte to steer the nation as we face thehealth crisis,” De Leon said in a Facebook post on Monday night.last_img read more

Children’s Museum of Indianapolis prepares to open outdoor attraction

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is preparing to open a 7.5 acre, $24.5 million outdoor attraction that is expected to increase attendance.The Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience has 12 outdoor and three indoor exhibits that includes activities from a variety of sports.Statistics show the museum draws about 1.2 million visitors each year.The Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience officially opens on March 17 and tickets range from $16 to $37 depending on how far inadvance the purchase is made. Tickets for the outdoor experience only can be purchased for less than $10 and good from 5 to 8 p.m. only.last_img read more

Courtois: Blues future unclear

first_img Press Association Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois admits his Chelsea future next season is “unclear” ahead of Saturday’s Champions League final for Atletico Madrid against Real Madrid in Lisbon. “The two of us want to play everything. Nobody will be happy to play in only the League Cup or FA Cup. Things are unclear at the moment,” Courtois said to BBC Sport. “I have the biggest respect for Petr Cech. He is one of the best goalkeepers in the world, so I think putting him and me in the same team is not the healthiest thing in the world. “We will see in the next week if we can sit together with Chelsea to find something for next year, find out what they want, what my desire is. We will see.” Blues boss Jose Mourinho is expected to bolster the Chelsea squad this summer, having finished last season in third place behind Manchester City and Liverpool. Atletico striker Diego Costa, currently battling against a hamstring injury ahead of the Champions League final, is one reported target. Defender Ashley Cole has already announced he is set to leave, t he 33-year-old out of contract this summer following eight years at Stamford Bridge. England midfielder Frank Lampard, though, is expected to agree terms on an extension following the World Cup. center_img The 22-year-old Belgian was signed by Chelsea from Genk for £5million in June 2011, but has spent the past three seasons on loan at Atletico, who last weekend were confirmed Primera Division champions ahead of Barcelona and their illustrious city rivals. Courtois – who faced Chelsea in the Champions League semi-finals, making some crucial saves – appreciates the difficulties if he were to return to Stamford Bridge and play understudy to Petr Cech, the 32-year-old named in the Professional Footballers’ Association Premier League Team of the Year. last_img read more

Dimas concerned at Cyprus issue progress

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Foreign Minister Stavros Dimas has expressed his government’s dissatisfaction over the stalemate in the direct talks to solve the Cyprus problem, stressing that the Turkish Cypriot side has continuously retreated in the course of the negotiations. Dimas, who will be accompanying Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos on his two-day official visit to Cyprus, told the Cyprus News Agency (CNA) that the Cyprus issue remains an issue of invasion and occupation for the Greek government, and stressed that Greece will continue to struggle for a just and viable solution and for the reunification of the island. He said that the negotiations must be Cypriot-led and Cypriot-owned and that the people of Cyprus should decide upon the future of their united country. Dimas also expressed Greece’s discomfort over Turkey’s threats as regards the assumption of the Presidency of the Council of the EU by Cyprus. Cyprus, an EU member since May 2004, will assume the six-monthly rotating EU Presidency in July 2012. Turkey, which does not recognise the Republic of Cyprus, has threatened to freeze its relations with the EU when Cyprus assumes the EU Presidency. The Greek Foreign Minister also referred to explorations and the exploitation of Greece’s natural resources, noting that the Greek government has shown its will to cooperate with neighbouring countries, including Cyprus. He added that the brotherly relations with the Republic of Cyprus, as well as the steady cooperation with Israel, are the ideal basis for the further development of the collaboration. Asked about the Turkish threats on Cyprus’ sovereign right to exploit its natural resources found in its exclusive economic zone, Dimas described these threats as unfounded, noting that the international community has condemned them. In his interview with CNA, Dimas also referred to the current economic situation in Greece, noting that there is a great deal of things that need to be done and therefore the next government’s task is hard. Last December Cypriot President Demetris Christofias announced that exploratory drilling carried out by Houston-based Noble Energy in block 12 of the island’s exclusive economic zone, revealed a gross mean average of 7 trillion cubic feet (TCF) of natural gas. Turkey, whose troops occupy Cyprus’ northern part since they invaded in 1974, does not recognise the Republic of Cyprus. Following a decision by Nicosia to begin natural gas and oil exploration in its exclusive economic zone, Ankara has deployed warships in the Eastern Mediterranean and has signed an illegal agreement with the Turkish Cypriot regime in occupied Cyprus to delineate what it calls its continental shelf. The government of Cyprus has protested Turkey’s moves to the EU and the UN, saying it has a sovereign right to exploit its natural resources, pointing out that Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots stand to gain from any benefits that may come from oil drilling. UN-backed talks for a settlement to the Cyprus problem began in September 2008. Source: Athens Newslast_img read more