Rafael Nadal assommé, les hurdleurs bleus récompensés, Happio entre en scène : L'actu sur un plateau du 18 août 2022

Rafael Nadal assommé, les hurdleurs bleus récompensés, Happio entre en scène : L’actu sur un plateau du 18 août 2022



1. Tennis – Masters 1000 Cincinnati: Nadal falls from the start, the Shelton sensation

The surprise is significant. Rafael Nadal (3rd in the world), who was returning to the courts after a six-week absence, was eliminated as soon as he entered the Cincinnati Masters 1000, beaten 7-6 (11/9) 4-6, 6- 3 by Croatian Borna Coric (152nd). A little earlier, the young American Ben Shelton, announced as the future of American tennis, offered himself the scalp of Casper Ruud in the 2nd round, after a one-sided match (6-3, 6-3). For the 229th in the world, who will have a wild card at the US Open, this is a first success against a top 5.


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2. Athletics – European Championships: PML and Kwaou-Mathey on the box, a first Pontvianne

The Blues continue their early harvest in Munich! A few tens of minutes after Jean-Marc Pontvianne’s bronze in the triple jump (16.94m), his first international medal, the French team won two new medals in the 110m hurdles. Pascal Martinot-Lagarde (13″14) missed the title by a thousandth against the Spaniard Asier Martinez. Nice surprise: Just Kwaou-Mathey took the bronze (13″33). Sasha Zhoya has fallen.

Pascal Martinot-Lagarde and Asier Martinez are playing for victory in the 110m hurdles at “breakage”, the Spaniard will win for 1 thousandth

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3. Mercato – Ligue 1: An offer from PSG for Bernardo Silva?

According to information from The Times, PSG are preparing to send an offer of 70 million euros to Manchester City to recruit Bernardo Silva. Strongly requested by FC Barcelona since the start of the summer transfer window, the former Monegasque should not join the Catalan club, which has still not managed to register Jules Koundé’s contract with the Spanish League.

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  • Basketball – NBA : Linked with the Los Angeles Lakers until the end of the next season, LeBron James will extend his contract for two years, including one as an option, which will take him to the maximum until 2024-2025.
  • Cycling – Tour de France : Disqualified by the UCI after two positive tests for Tramadol, a product banned by the international body but not by the World Anti-Doping Agency, Nairo Quintana denied having used it on the Grande Boucle and during his career. He claims to consider an appeal and confirms his participation in the Vuelta.
  • Justice – Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games : A former senior official of the organization of the Tokyo Olympics and three other men were arrested on Wednesday in Japan as part of an investigation into possible bribes, Japanese prosecutors announced.
  • Basketball – NBA : The Los Angeles Lakers announced on Wednesday that they were going to withdraw the N.16 jersey worn by pivot Pau Gasol on March 7, 2023, during the regular season match against the Memphis Grizzlies, another former team of the Spanish.
  • Tennis – Masters 1000 Cincinnati : Hubert Hurkacz, recent finalist in Montreal, and Nick Kyrgios, who appeared physically borrowed two weeks before the US Open, were stopped in the second round of the Masters 1000 in Cincinnati.
  • Tennis – WTA 1000 Cincinnati : The world No.1 Iga Swiatek made a successful entry into the running, winning 6-4, 7-5 against the American Sloane Stephens (57th). Another notable qualifier, Emma Raducanu (13th) who, like the day before against Serena Williams, was merciless for Belarusian Victoria Azarenka (22nd), winner in 2013 and 2020 of the event, swept away 6-0, 6- 2.



Stefan Küng loses his European champion jersey. The Swiss defending champion was beaten by his compatriot Stefan Bissegger on Wednesday in Fürstenfeldbruck. He bowed for less than a second. Rainbow jersey, Filippo Ganna (Italy) completed the podium made up of the three favorites in this “Europe” time trial. Here is the suspenseful epilogue on video.

Küng fails 0.3 from Bissegger: the breathless epilogue of the clock


Fischer – Spassky, blockbuster on 64 cases

It is the most legendary match in history. The one who brought the game of chess into homes and gave this discipline a unique dimension. In the summer of 1972, Boris Spassky the Soviet and Bobby Fischer the American held the planet spellbound by clashing for the world title. The consecration of the genius of Fischer, a tortured character.


1. Tennis – Cincinnati Masters 1000: Medvedev exit, Shelton surprise continue

Very heavy on the North American courts this Thursday. World No. 1 Daniil Medvedev (seeded No. 1) will challenge Denis Shapovalov, who defeated Dimitrov and Paul in the previous rounds. A big duel awaits Taylor Fritz (11) and Andrey Rublev (6), while the surprise 19-year-old Ben Shelton will once again have a hard time facing Cameron Norrie (9), after masterfully getting out of Casper Ruud ( 5).

2. Athletics – European Championships: The track for sprinters and sprinters, Happio puts on the spikes

Following the Euro in Munich. After the 100m, it’s the big comeback of the fastest men and women on the continent in the 200m. Will follow the qualifications in the morning before switching to the semi-finals in the evening. On the side of the Blues, Yanis Esmeralda David will be in the long final (8:58 p.m.), and Wilfried Happio, 4th at the Worlds in the 400m hurdles, will enter the running, just like Karsten Warholm, in the semi-final (11:25 a.m. ).

3. Tennis – WTA 1000 Cincinnati: Garcia to recover

A few days after her early elimination in Canada when she had just won a WTA title, and after going through the qualifications in the USA, Caroline Garcia will face the Belgian Elise Mertens, in the round of 16 at “Cincy”. World number 1 Iga Swiatek (1) faces Madison Keys.

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Cycling, with the Tour of Denmark and the Tour of Limousin, Nice in the Europa League Conference play-offs, the Europa League play-offs…


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