CSKA : MK-Sport presents a brief overview of all the most interesting things that have happened in the world of sports while you were sleeping.
The Open Tennis Championship continues in Australia, which will forever go down in history thanks to the Novak Djokovic visa and deportation scandal . The day before, the second rounds took place – the Russians Andrey Rublev and Daria Kasatkina won. The first without any problems passed the Lithuanian Richardas Berankis (6:4, 6:2, 6:0), Kasatkina coped with Magda Linett from Poland (6:2, 6:3). In the third round of AO-2022, Andrey will play Croatian Marin Cilic , and Daria will play Polish Iga Sventek .
Recall that Karatsev, Khachanov, Nadal, Zverev, Monfils, Shapovalov, Berrettini, Alkaraz have already entered the third round of the Australian Open 2022, Kudermetova, Osaka, Barty, Svitolina, Azarenka and Badosa in women.
But it was not the victories of Russian tennis players that were on the agenda in Russia yesterday. In football, there was a scandal around the presentation of CSKA newcomer Yusuf Yazici. The army team confirmed the transition of the 24-year-old midfielder on loan until the end of the season, the Turks successfully passed a medical examination and will soon join CSKA at a training camp in Campoamor. The press service of the Moscow club published a fictitious correspondence with Yazydzhi, where he first likes his photos, and then begins personal communication in English.
The Turk allegedly does not answer questions, but everything changes after the words that “Yusuf, this is Russia, we have a lot of Natasha here!”. The video was deleted from all CSKA accounts after 15-20 minutes, but the screenshots spread across all social networks. The army press service got the full blown from all the fans and experts, and after a while the club removed the employees responsible for the video, and the editor-in-chief of CSKA TV, Katerina Kirilcheva , had to apologize:
“I offer my sincere apologies for the presentation video that was released by our media group. Another scenario was originally planned and approved, but without the presence of the player, it could not be realized. In the conditions of lack of time, I came up with a plot that turned out to be unsuccessful and inappropriate, and for many, even offensive. Once again, I apologize to our fans, especially the girls, as well as to Yusuf personally.”
In the English Premier League, the sensation was of a different sort: Tottenham made the latest comeback in league history, trailing Leicester 1-2 by the 95th minute. On the fifth added, Steven Bergwijn scored after an assist from Matt Doherty , and on the seventh added, after a pass from forward Harry Kane . Antonio Conte ‘s Tottenham have extended their unbeaten streak in the league to nine matches. The Spurs will play their next match on 23 January against Chelsea.
The leader of the Russian men’s biathlon team, Eduard Latypov , will not fly to the 2022 Olympics with the team, there is a risk that the athlete will not fly to Beijing at all. The fact is that he extended the quarantine due to the coronavirus until January 28. The IBU explained this by the fact that the Russian was not vaccinated with a vaccine permitted in Europe. You can read more about Latypov’s problems here.
Today, January 20, the championship of Russia among juniors starts. In Saransk, a real struggle is expected between the schools of Eteri Tutberidze and Evgeni Plushenko – both are taking four students to the championship, and each has a chance to win. “MK-Sport” anticipated the junior championship in Saransk: “Test for Plushenko: his students will try to take the title from Tutberidze”
What to watch on January 20?
11:00. Nick Kyrgios (Australia) — Daniil Medvedev (Russia)
Championship of Russia in figure skating among juniors
14:00. Youth short program
17:25. Girls short program
20:05. Ice dancing, rhythm dance
Football. England. League Cup, ½ final
22:45. Arsenal – Liverpool
Spanish Cup, 1/8 finals
23:30. Athletic B – Barcelona