Российский теннисист Даниил Медведев назвал факторы успеха в игре с испанцем Рафаэлем Надалем в полуфинале Итогового турнира Ассоциации теннисистов-профессионалов (АТР). Об этом сообщает пресс-служба соревнования.
По его словам, чтобы добиться победы над таким сильным соперником, необходимо быть постоянно включенным в игру и не сбавлять концентрации.
«Трудно сказать, какое именно качество помогло одержать успех, потому что одного мало. Нужен хороший форхенд и бэкхенд. Нужно все.
У меня все хорошо работало — особенно с конца второго сета», — сказал Медведев.
Ранее сообщалось, что Даниил Медведев в матче с Рафаэлем Надалем покорил историческое достижение.
ITN productions have apologised for filming with presenter Melanie Sykes last week without adhering to covid-19 protocols.
Mel, 50, flouted strict rules by flying to Venice this month to visit her toyboy lover, 23, and not quarantining on her return to London.
Four days after she was pictured in Venice, Mel shared social media snaps of herself filming a project with ITN Productions at The May Fair Hotel in London.
ITN Productions told MailOnline on Thursday that they had 'mistakenly' conducted filming with Melanie without adhering to government rules during the current lockdown.
'Filming with Melanie Sykes was mistakenly conducted without taking into account the covid protocols necessary after travel,' a spokesperson said in a statement.
'There was no deliberate attempt to break any rules. We apologise for the error and have reminded our teams of all covid protocols.'
Melanie, 50, was snapped in Venice visiting gondolier Riccardo Simionato, 23, on November 21, before flying home to the UK and parading around London on November 24.
Melanie shared photos of herself at The May Fair Hotel, inside on a bed, and strutting around on the street.
The presenter claimed to be filming at the posh venue, crediting her make-up artist and clothing brand Reiss for her look.
She later posted some evening snaps of her views across Venice from the week before, captioning these: 'Hello everyone, been busy all day but just wanted to say good evening and share some beautiful pics of Venice from a week ago.
'These shots were taken on the roof of the T Fondaco Dei Tedeschi!'
One shrewd follower replied to her in the comments, asking: 'If you were there a week ago, how come you're not self isolating?'
According to the government's protocols, this is against the rules - and Melanie is eligible for a £1000 fine.
With England in its last week of a second lockdown, only essential travel is permitted, and citizens are being told to stay at home.
Those that must travel = including British nationals - then have to self-isolate for a strict 14-day period.
Exceptions are only made for those traveling from the Common Travel Area - Republic of Ireland, Channel Islands, or the Isle of Man - or countries in travel corridors with the UK.
Italy was removed from travel corridor list on October 18 - and this status remains.
Those in quarantine are not permitted to use taxis or public transport, go to work or use public areas, host visitors at their homes [unless for essential support] or go out to buy supplies unless crucial.
In a comment provided to The Sun, Tory MP Andrew Bridgen said: 'It's a blatant disregard of the rules and a complete lack of respect for other people's wellbeing.'
With COVID-19 expert Dr Bharat Pankhania adding: 'Northern Italy has been hit severely and that's why we have these rules.'
According to the Department For Transport, the only travelers who are exempt from restrictions are those who must travel for work once a week and hold a season ticket. It is presumed that Melanie does not.
Melanie and the gondolier, who is 27 years her junior, first enjoyed a six-day romance in Venice in October, after she paid him £72 for a half hour's ride on his gondola.
She shared glimpses of her romantic getaway with Riccardo to Instagram last week, with the couple recently enjoing a day out in Lake Garda.
Twice-divorced Mel, who has sons aged 18 and 16, looks much younger than her age. As the gallant gondolier, who declined to discuss their dalliance, himself noted: 'Beauty is relative.'
The Manchester-born star had been in Venice on a mini-break with a female friend and first posted a picture of herself being punted along a canal by obliging Riccardo the week before the romance was revealed.
Asked if he prefers English women, Riccardo, who still lives with his parents, replied: 'Every person is different, nationality doesn't matter. True, no?'
But he clammed up when asked if he planned to see Mel again.
For Mel's part, she posted a tantalising picture on social media of the famous Rialto bridge with the caption: 'Ciao for now.'
After the collapse of her first marriage to actor Daniel Caltagirone, Mel embarked on a whirlwind romance with Jack Cockings, a roofer, who she met on Twitter aged 28 at the time, he was 16 years her junior.
They wed in 2013, but she filed for divorce after just seven months of marriage, later admitting she married 'the wrong person'
She was briefly then linked to singer Olly Murs, 14 years her junior, and German golfer Martin Kaymer, who is 15 years younger, before dating comedian Steve Coogan, 55, for six months last year.
Jurgen Klopp has promised Taki Minamino his time at Liverpool will arrive but he outlined the challenge he faces to become a regular starter.
The Japan international, a £7million signing from Red Bull Salzburg in January, has struggled to make an impact this season; he has only managed 58 minutes, over five substitute appearances, in the Premier League and has been limited to two Champions League appearances.
Minamino’s last start was against FC Midjytlland on October 27 but there is a possibility he could be included in Wednesday evening's clash with Atalanta, as Klopp seeks to preserve the fitness of his front line attackers – Roberto Firmino sat out training on Tuesday night, along with Jordan Henderson and Naby Keita.
If Firmino is given a break, following his excellent performance against Leicester on Sunday, Minamino would be a natural replacement for the Brazilian and Klopp has urged the 25-year-old to be ready if his chance arrives.
‘There is no dip in form,’ said Klopp. ‘Taki is training well, (on Monday) he was exceptional for example. It’s just a strong team, and offensively – thank God – we didn’t have the same problems as the other positions. It’s hard to get in this team – that’s how it is.
‘But no dip in form, just a challenge. Bobby (Firmino) plays like 12 instruments in our orchestra! He’s very important for our rhythm. We can play well without him as well. Taki is a sensational boy and a great player, so he will face that challenge. His time will come, no doubt.’
Victory on Wednesday evening would be huge for Liverpool, as it would present Klopp with an opportunity to give senior players a rest in the next two midweeks. Liverpool face Ajax next Tuesday then finish the Champions League group stages with away game against Danish side FC Midjytlland.
That fixture, however, is likely to played in Germany – Borussia Dortmund’s stadium is the most likely option – owing to quarantine issues with coronavirus and UEFA are expected to make a decision before the end of this week.
The prospect of wrapping things up ahead of schedule would be welcome but Klopp, who will welcome Mohamed Salah back into his starting line-up following the Egyptian’s negative COVID test, is refusing to look too far ahead.
‘We can only play one game – we cannot play two or three games at once,’ said Klopp.
‘It’s all on the table, it’s clear that if we win them some problems will be sorted. We know that we have to be ready again. Atalanta are a top team with a special way to play.’