Sport Fuming star turns back on opponent mid-point
Alexeï Navalny transferred from his Moscow prison to an unknown location
© Copyright 2021, L'Obs The Russian opponent Alexeï Navalny was transferred this Thursday, February 25 from his Moscow prison, where he had been imprisoned since his arrest in his return to Russia in mid-January, to an unknown destination, his team announced. "They haven't told anyone where he was transferred," one of his lawyers, Olga Mikhailova, told AFP, suggesting that he could have gone to the penal colony where he will serve a two-year sentence and half incarceration.
Top-seeded12 aces weren't enough as the Australian Open runner-up was beaten 7-6 (7-4) 6-4 by Dusan Lajovic in the first round of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament on Wednesday.
It wasn't the day's only upset in Rotterdam, with third-seeded Alexander Zverev also losing.
Medvedev had 25 unforced errors against Lajovic's 12, along with eight double faults, and he broke his racquet in frustration. He also clashed with the umpire and started the final game of the match with a point penalty.
Then there was this utterly bizarre moment at 1-1 in the second set, in which he turned his back on Lajovic mid-point. Medvedev was lucky that his opponent netted the attempted passing shot; the ball may have hit him had it cleared the net.
Flick: "I don't see us as opponents"
On Saturday at 1. FC Köln, the positive trend from the Champions League will continue and the recent negative experiences in the league will be forgotten. Just to avoid creating too much tension at the top of the table. Thomas Müller and Serge Gnabry are there again. © imago images "But the way the team trains and motivates is outstanding": Hansi Flick.
The third-ranked Russian last played in his straight-sets loss to Novak Djokovic in the Australian Open final.
"I think I was very focused the whole match," Lajovic said. "This was the key today, not to make the little mistakes."
The 30-year-old Serbian player faces Borna Coric of Croatia in the second round.
Alexander Bublik beat Zverev 7-5 6-3 to set up a second-round meeting with Tommy Paul. Zverev, coming off a quarter-final loss to Djokovic in Australia, went a break up in each set against Bublik but each time was then broken twice himself.
Sixth-seeded David Goffin needed just over an hour to beat Jan-Lennard Struff 6-4 6-0. He'll meet qualifier Jeremy Chardy in the second round.
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Russia: participants in an opposition political forum arrested .
© Provided by Le Point Russia, politics, opposition U n political forum in which several opposition groups participated came to a halt this Saturday in Moscow. The police intervened and arrested all its participants, including Russian political figures, according to the organizer of this meeting, United Democrats. "This is how all participants in the Forum of Independent Deputies are detained," this organization said on Telegram, posting a video of opponents being taken in police vans.