Exciting Results in the World of Sports: Tennis Upsets and Cycling Drama






TENNIS. ATP250 Geneva. Semifinal: Czech Machac celebrated an unexpected 6:4, 0:6, 6:1 victory against the world number 1, Novak Djokovic, who was obviously already thinking about his trip to Paris and the French Open, for which he needed a little match practice. Machac will face either the two-time Geneva winner Casper Ruud or the Italian Cobolli in the final, who do not play until Saturday.

French Open draw: The opening match is a cracker with the duel between the 14-time Roland Garros record winner Rafael Nadal and the current Rome winner Alexander Zverev from Hamburg. While the Austrian-Croatian Filip Misolic, who was the only ÖTV player to make it into the main draw with a three-set win against the Frenchman Halys, was drawn against the Australian O’Connell in the first round, Sebastian Ofner will face the French up-and-comer Atmane.

ATP Challenger 75 in Skopje, Macedonia. Joel Josef Schwärzler is in the final of a Challenger for the first time after a 6:7, 6:3, 6:2 victory against the Korean Campana Lee. This means that he could crack the top 500 with a win against the Pole Majchrzak.

CYCLING. Giro d´Italia, 19th stage Montigliano – Sappada): On the day when the Slovenian “cannibal” Tadej Pogacar had no desire to win, the Italian Andrea Vendrame won a solo victory with a lead of 54 seconds over the Spaniard Pelayo Sanchez. Felix Großschartner, the leader of the peloton, crossed the finish line 15 minutes late, just ahead of the second helper Maja and UAE team boss Pogacar. The overall ranking remained unchanged because neither Pogacar nor the current second, Martinez (Kol), took advantage of the fall of the third-placed Thomas, or even waited for him. The other Austrians Kepplinger, Gamper and Bayer lost 19 minutes to Vendrame.

GOLF. DP-World Tour, Soudal Open, Antwerp. Lukas Nemecz in seventeenth place after a great round of 65, but also Bernd Wiesberger (34th) easily made the cut.

PGA Tour, Charles Schwab Challenge; Austin, Texas: The Austro-American from Vienna, Sepp Straka, was in 10th place after 15 holes when the second round was abandoned due to an impending thunderstorm. The American Riley was the clear leader with 10 under par.

JUDO. Even on the last day of the individual competitions at the World Championships in Abu Dhabi, there was no success for Austria. The third member of the naturalized Borchaschwili family, not from the Wels family but from Vienna, was also eliminated in the early stages. The best placing was achieved by World Championship debutant Fasching (7th).

2024-05-24 23:08:56


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