Within the letter, the Laver Cup exhibits its shock at the situation of Roland Garros on the calendar on the identical dates of its celebration with all tickets bought. “The world of tennis has recognized at the moment that the French Tennis Federation intends to maneuver Roland Garros from September 20 to October 4 because of the influence of the coronavirus COVID-19. These dates overlap with these of the Laver Cup 2020, with all tickets bought and scheduled for September 25-27 at the TD Backyard in Boston.From the Laver Cup they declare that they’re analyzing the state of affairs, though for the second they verify that they will keep the date initially deliberate. “This announcement has come as a shock to us and our colleagues at Tennis Australia, america Tennis Federation (USTA) and ATP. This creates many questions for us and we’re analyzing the state of affairs. Proper now we would like our supporters, sponsors, media, employees, volunteers, gamers and the good metropolis of Boston. know that we intend for the Laver Cup to happen on the date already scheduled. ” The controversy continues because of the postponement of Roland Garros to September because of the coronavirus pandemic. After the complaints of the gamers and the US Open, which will finish per week earlier than the beginning of the Parisian Grand Slam, now comes the criticism of one of many tournaments immediately affected by this determination: Roger Federer’s Laver Cup.The group of the match, during which one of the best tennis gamers in Europe are measured in opposition to one of the best tennis gamers in the remainder of the world, expressed its disagreement with this information by way of a press release aired hours after the Roland Garros announcement.
A tired Usain Bolt and an emotionally fatigued Justin Gatlin progressed towards their second blockbuster sprint showdown of the world championships by easing through the 200 metres heats on Tuesday.Bolt, who beat Gatlin to retain his 100 metres title at the Bird’s Nest on Sunday, shot out of the blocks and led for the entire race before easing up over the final 15 metres to cross the line in 20.28 seconds.The 29-year-old Jamaican said he was still feeling the effects of the 100 metres but will be looking to raise the pace in Wednesday’s semi-finals before peaking for Thursday’s final, where he could win a fourth successive 200 metres gold.”Tired, tired, tired,” the Olympic champion and world record holder told reporters.Also read: Every second counts for Usain Bolt to retain his title of the fastest man”This means a lot more to me. I’m a little worried about my fitness and I need to work a lot over 200m. But I’m a better technical runner over the 200m so we’ll see what happens.”I’m tired and my legs are still sore, but I’m going to have another bath tonight and, hopefully, tomorrow I’ll be there.”Gatlin, unbeaten in the 200 metres since 2013 and the 2005 world champion at the distance before his second doping ban, was even more dominant in the following heat, maintaining his form through the line to win in 20.19.The 33-year-old American, who owns the fastest time of the year (19.57), said he would have eased up but for the presence behind him of Japan’s Abdul Hakim Sani Brown, who finished second in 20.35.advertisement”The 100 metres final was a difficult one for me, also emotionally,” said Gatlin.”But now I’m going for 200m. I have two days to go. My race would have been slower but Sani pushed me so much. This young guy from Japan is phenomenal.”Anguillan young gun Zharnel Hughes, who trains with Bolt in Jamaica but runs for Britain, edged the fifth heat in 20.13 courtesy of his dip for the line, while Panama’s Alonso Edwards ran 20.11 to win the second.The fastest time of the heats, whoever, came from Ramil Guliyev, who ran quick times as a junior but lost a big chunk of his career to a ban after deciding to represent Turkey rather than his native Azerbaijan.The tattooed 25-year-old ran a national record of 20.01 but said he thought he go faster.”It was a good run, now I’ll prepare for the next one,” he said.