Víctoria Jiménez, 14-year-old Andorra, wins the junior tournament: “Nadal is my favorite of all”

first_imgVictoria Jiménez Kasintseva made historical past this Saturday for Andorra’s tennis by profitable the junior title of the Australian Open, first achieved by a tennis participant, male or feminine, from the Principality in a Grand Slam. The shock of his triumph is that Vicky, as he is known as at dwelling, did so with solely 14 years. In the last, which was performed at the Rod Laver Enviornment, he received by 5-7, 6-2 and 6-2 in two hours and 4 minutes to Polish Weronika Baszak, of 17. He had beforehand eradicated the British Mutavdzic (15), the Czech Lavickova (18), the Italian Delai (17), the American Montgomery (15), second favorite, and the Australian Gadecki (17). Jiménez, seeded quantity 9, got here out “nervous” in the last, on an enormous stage (“He had by no means performed on such an enormous monitor,” he mentioned), however when he stopped “pondering an excessive amount of,” he recovered his tennis and climbed. “It was spectacular, I didn’t assume I might get this far right here. I’m very proud of this, that it wouldn’t have been doable with out my father.” The lady emphasizes the function of his father, and likewise coach, Joan Jiménez Guerra, former Andorran participant who trains him in Sitges, at the Terramar Golf Membership. He is additionally suggested by Jordi Arrese, former Spanish captain of Davis. With a powerful presence for its age (it measures 1.79), it surprises its information earlier than the cameras and microphones, and its very excessive degree of languages. He speaks completely Spanish, Catalan, French, English (he lived for a time in Kentucky) and Russian, the language of his mom, Yulia Kasintseva. “I feel in Spanish and plenty of instances in English,” he says. “It is one of the greatest I carry.” “I’ve quite a bit of persona, in the good and in the unhealthy,” Victoria thinks, that when he feels anger he seems at his father as a result of he “helps quite a bit.” “The household for an athlete is fundamental, it is the most vital factor. I don’t know what I might do with out my dad and mom, as a result of they may at all times love me for what I’m.” Vicky will play his first WTA match this 12 months and he doesn’t put in quite a bit of stress. He has represented Spain circumstantially (in a Roland Garros U-12 match, for instance), however he feels “very proud” of having achieved the title by enjoying for Andorra. The lady is clear about her references: “Rafa Nadal is my favorite of all, amongst women and men, and I like Petra Kvitova very a lot, as a result of she is left-handed (like her)”.Gauff and NadalThough some evaluate him to Coco Gauff (15 years outdated), she doesn’t prefer it: “I don’t know what’s going to occur, perhaps I received’t get wherever. I simply need to play, be accompanied by good folks and be blissful, which is the most vital factor. “A mirrored image which will sound to them, as a result of it is usually performed by Nadal. In Melbourne she has loved “every thing”, however what she appreciated most is “the struggle” she has had in all the matches and having made a superb buddy, like the Spanish Ane Mintegi. “It has crushed me in coaching and parcheesi too,” he says with a smile. No pictures have been taken with anybody, though he has seen “Nadal, Djokovic, Muguruza, Anisimova … everybody and they’re superior”. “However I didn’t need to ask for pictures, as a result of I put myself of their place and I wouldn’t prefer to be bothered, though in the event that they requested me one thing like that, I might do it,” says Vicky, who is now in a cloud and doesn’t need to depart Australia “With out seeing a kangaroo.”last_img read more

Arribas, made in Alcorcón

first_imgArribas debuted with the first team on March 4, 2017. He then played three minutes 0-0 against Sevilla Atl. In that campaign with the subsidiary he played 8 games and scored 1 goal. The following year with B he added 24 games and three goals and in his third season with the second team (2018/2019) he played 36 games and scored two goals. In 2018/2019 he reappeared with the first team. He played 14 minutes on June 8, 2-1 against Granada. This season has undoubtedly been the one of its explosion.Another youth squadArribas has been the most powerful irruption in recent times for the pottery quarry.Last season Relu was the most notable youth squad. The midfielder, now in the Borusia branch, played 4 games.Previously, several plants should be highlighted. Chema Rodríguez arrived from Atlético Madrid B in 2013/14. With the yellow branch he only played two games. That year he already played 12 games with Alcorcón. The following two years he would get to play 56 games scoring five goals in the last campaign as a potter that was 2015/2016. Now he is in Getafe. Fernando was another youth player who joined the first team. The center joined the subsidiary in 2014/15, that year he played 21 games with the B and 8 with the first team. The following season he played 20 matches with the first team. Currently Fernando is active in Córdoba.In the 2013/14 season two youth squads managed to reach the first team. Dani Ponce, now in Alcalá after going through teams like Fuenlabrada, played six matches with the first team. Tamayo, currently in the ranks of Rayo Majadahonda, has had four participations with the first team of AD Alcorcón. Just days before La Liga began, in the middle of August and with the whole country on vacation, a 21-year-old had his first contract in professional football. It was Óscar Arribas fulfilling a dream and it seemed that he was breaking down the door. Fran Fernández was categorical “he has earned it”, many expected him to have a very minor role, however, he has become the undisputed starter. At only 21 years old, he has played 22 league games and has scored four goals. An offensive midfielder who can play winger or attacking midfielder. Worker, with self-confidence, speed, nose of goal and good one on one. Arribas has carved out a niche for himself in the Second Division and has shown that the AD Alcorcón youth academy has quality and gives good players for professional football. An example for his teammates of the subsidiary with whom he has also played 4 games this year.last_img read more

Mayoral, the final decision

first_imgReal Madrid have to make a definitive decision this summer with Borja Mayoral. The striker, who is facing his second consecutive year on loan at Levante, contract ends in 2021 with whites, reason why it will enter the next season facing his last year of connection with the Madrid club.Therefore, two options are opened. The first, and least likely, is to renew it and transfer it again for the third consecutive year. This is an option that would not convince Mayoral, who already stated last summer that his priority was to go traded to have stability in a club. It could not be given and he left on loan, but repeating the formula for the third consecutive year is an option that he does not value.The other possibility, preferred by the player and most likely, is a transfer in which Madrid reserves a buyback option during the first years. It is the formula that Borja would have wanted last summer, but the white team requested a transfer that none of the interested teams could assume. This finally led to the acceptance of a pure transfer, with no purchase option, to Levante. Now the situation changes a lot. With the striker entering the last year of the contract, Madrid will have to lower its claims, even more after the coronavirus crisis. Among the best placed is Levante, which is the club that has bet the most on the player these years. “As you all know and I always say, I am happy here, in Valencia and with the club in general for how they have behaved with me from the first moment. It was not easy for me to be here and it has been two years in a row that I have been. Of course there are options to follow, but the reality is that it is not only up to me. When I return to Real Madrid, I only have one year left on my contract and not like the previous seasons, “Mayoral said in an interview with AS on Wednesday.In this interview, he also valued the option of renewing with Madrid: “I personally have not been contacted. That is what my representative takes more, but I think they have not contacted. I also believe that when this happens everything will return to normal and there will be more conversations facing my future. ” Mayoral is a footballer who is highly valued by white leaders, both professionally and personally. We must not forget that he is a player who has gone through all the lower categories of the club. In that sense, in the summer they will sit down to find by mutual agreement an option that is positive for all parties …last_img read more