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Sport Roundup: U.S. Hits 500,000 COVID-19 Deaths; The Miz Wins WWE Championship; Novak Djokovic Wins Australian Open

14:34  22 february  2021
14:34  22 february  2021 Source:   thebiglead.com

Wounded Djokovic wary of qualifier Karatsev with nothing to lose

  Wounded Djokovic wary of qualifier Karatsev with nothing to lose Novak Djokovic has won eight Australian Open titles but will step into unknown territory on Thursday when he faces a Russian qualifier "with nothing to lose" in the first men's semi-final. The world number one, who has been hampered by an abdominal injury, confessed that he had not seen much of tournament surprise Aslan Karatsev, but what little he did know convinced him not to take the world number 114 lightly. "He's impressed a lot of peopleThe world number one, who has been hampered by an abdominal injury, confessed that he had not seen much of tournament surprise Aslan Karatsev, but what little he did know convinced him not to take the world number 114 lightly.

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Injured Djokovic slams quarantine, suggests NBA-style 'bubble' tennis season

  Injured Djokovic slams quarantine, suggests NBA-style 'bubble' tennis season Top seed Novak Djokovic blamed the mandatory 14-day quarantine for injuries at the Australian Open on Tuesday and demanded a better solution for the tennis season, suggesting NBA-style "bubbles". The eight-time winner is one of several players battling injury at the year's first Grand Slam, where more than 1,000 competitors and officials had to quarantine on arrival in Australia. Djokovic is carrying an abdominal problem as is Italy's MatteoThe eight-time winner is one of several players battling injury at the year's first Grand Slam, where more than 1,000 competitors and officials had to quarantine on arrival in Australia.

Novak Djokovic, 2021 Australian Open: Day 14 | TPN/Getty Images © Provided by The Big Lead Novak Djokovic, 2021 Australian Open: Day 14 | TPN/Getty Images

The Michigan-Ohio State game from Sunday was an instant classic [Sports Illustrated]

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Pete Davidson discussed Valentine's Day on Saturday Night Live this weekend:

This was great, stay strong to our friends in Texas:

Going heavy with the 90s/early 2000s stuff today. First it's Lit with "My Own Worst Enemy"

Bonus: The Wallflowers -- "Letters From the Wasteland"

Karazew beats Auger-Aliassime and is in the quarter-finals .
The Russian Aslan Karazew has made it into the quarter-finals in Melbourne by surprise. The 27-year-old qualifier continued his wondrous victory run at the Australian Open with a 3: 6, 1: 6, 6: 3, 6: 3, 6: 4 round of 16 success against the clearly favored Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime and now meets US Open winner Dominic Thiem (Austria) or Grigor Dimitrov (Bulgaria).

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