Djokovic : “MK-Sport” presents a brief overview of all the most interesting that happened in the world of sports while you were sleeping.
In Australia, the epic story ends with Novak Djokovic’s attempt to get to the first Grand Slam tournament of the season – the Australian Open – without a vaccination certificate. At about 4 a.m. Moscow time, a court in Melbourne began considering an appeal by Serb lawyers against the decision of the border services to invalidate Djokovic’s documents on exemption from compulsory vaccinations for medical reasons and to deport the tennis player. The Spanish Marca has already reported that the judge listened to the arguments of Djokovic’s lawyers and admitted that the tennis player had provided the border guards with all the necessary documents.
The Australian media have not yet written this, and noted that usually the consideration of such cases in court takes several hours, but this time it may be delayed (it did not drag out – the court eventuallycanceled the deportation order for Djokovic and allowed him to enter the country and participate in the tournament). In the meantime, you can recall a summary of the previous episodes: how the organizers found a loophole in the laws that allowed Novak to be invited to Australia, despite the quarantine, how the country’s authorities were outraged and promised to prevent this , how they detained a tennis player at the border ,
how it all turned into a huge scandal in Australia, and outside and how Djokovic was locked in a room with cockroaches , while his version of the right to a medical treatment begins to crumble before our eyes.
Outside the tennis world, everything is somehow more traditional. Russian biathletes brilliantly finished their performances at the World Cup in Oberhof. Bright does not mean successful: sprint winner Alexander Loginov led the pursuit with a huge (almost a minute!) Lead before the last shooting, but managed to make three penalties, went to penalty loops and was left without a medal at all . An hour later, Christina Reztsova , who had won the single-mixed the day before, managed to make six misses in the women’s pursuit.– and, too, she could console herself only by reasoning that the form was gradually taking shape. The result of the stage in Oberhof:
the Russian biathletes have two gold medals, a decent performance with the reserve team in the mixed relay and shock in the pursuits. Psychologists call this an emotional swing and recommend coping with it with the help of special drugs – we hope that the coaches of the Russian national team have a recipe.
Compared to biathlon, hockey is much calmer. The regular season continues in the KHL. Barys from the capital of Kazakhstan now played away in Magnitogorsk and won, Siberia beat Amur, Avangard beat Vityaz, Neftekhimik beat Dynamo, and the amazing Severstal beat Sochi. By the way, the Sochi coach considered it necessary to speak out, but not about the game, but about the possible suspension of the championship due to outbreaks of covid in different teams – he said that in the locker rooms of his team they wash the toilets four times a day, so in Sochi with the coronavirus is good.
In the NHL, meanwhile, the championship has resumed, but some matches are still postponed. Because of this, only two games took place at night: in one of them Anaheim beat Detroit in shootouts, and Namestnikov scored his 10th goal of the season . And in another, an epic happened: “Dallas” were leading against “St. Louis” in the last minute 1: 0, but managed to concede two goals in 18 seconds and lose . And even those who are indifferent to the fate of “Dallas” and “St. Louis” should see how “Dallas” coach Rick Bowness in a rage smash clubs after this. The coaches of the Russian biathlon team should take note of this way of dealing with emotions.
By the way, Jose Mourinho, this video will also come in handy. The Portuguese coach had similar emotions the day before, when his Roma were leading in the match with Juventus 3: 1, then conceded three goals, and in the 83rd minute did not convert the penalty. Mourinho was shocked after this defeat, but football coaches do not have clubs and bumpers at hand to break anything.
Briefly about other news.
There was a change in the Russian national team at the European Figure Skating Championships: Mikhail Kolyada will miss the tournament due to injury , Andrei Mozalev will go there , who was not initially included in the national team, despite his bronze medal at the Russian Championship.
Zinedine Zidane may become the new coach of PSG, it is reported that he has already agreed on the terms of the contract.
Alexey Miranchuk reminded of himself: he came on as a substitute in the 73rd minute and managed to give two assists. His Atalanta beat Udinese.
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