Latest sports news for today Saturday, January 22
The latest news today, in the best headlines of the day that ABC makes available to its readers. All the news of Saturday, January 22 with a complete summary that you cannot miss:
Australian Open: Nadal fine-tunes his tennis to fight for the title against the favorites
Reef Nadal He is getting closer to his best version every day. Good news that the Balearic tennis player has been confirming as he left rivals by the wayside and enjoyed his return to top-level competition in the Australian Open, after several months stopped. Due to an injury first and because of the Covid-19 later. A happiness not exempt from prudence, because as he explained after his victory in the second round against the German Hanfmann, “I have to do things better if I want to aspire to do something here.”
Xavi: “We are frustrated and sad, and Ansu very affected”
Barcelona visit tomorrow Vitoria after two important defeats, the first against Real Madrid in the semifinal of the Super Cup and the second against Athletic in the round of 16 of the Copa del Rey. Two games, especially this last one, which has had important consequences such as the dismissal of Ousmane Dembélé, punished without traveling to Bilbao due to his lack of definition at the time of renewing, and the injury of Ansu Fati, which could go through the operating room and be about four more months off. Xavi has offered the usual press conference prior to the League match and has clarified all doubts about the burning issues surrounding the Catalan club.
Australian Open: Medvedev in steamroller mode heading into the round of 16
Russian tennis player Daniil Medvedev, number two in the world, qualified for the round of 16 at the Australian Open in Melbourne, clearly defeating Dutchman Botic van de Zandschulp in three sets, 6-4, 6-4, 6-2.
Ancelotti and the losses in the Cup: «The calendar is crazy, it is nonsense, it has to be fixed»
Victory in the Super Cup, comeback with ten men in the Copa del Rey. Ancelotti is having good times at Real Madrid and has already won a title, hoping to also win the League, of which he is the leader. The coach, however, also pursues the Cup, although the five South American players are missing, and he has the Champions League as a great Madrid goal. He does not trust or trust: “Putting grades today is useless, team grades are put at the end of the season.”
The Croatian Horvat dresses as Ricardinho to sign the best goal of the tournament
When it seemed difficult for any play to surpass those left by the third day of the Netherlands Futsal European Championship, Matej Horvat scored this Friday what could become the goal of the tournament. His play and his so much rabona made us forget the volleys, pipes and spectacular shots of the previous day.
Mirotic, ready for the classic
The Real Madrid-Barcelona this Sunday will have all the attractions of the classic Spanish basketball game and one more: the presence of the ex-Madridista Nikola Mirotic at the WiZink Center. The power forward, Barça’s franchise player, will be able to travel to the capital after having overcome the coronavirus. This has been confirmed this Saturday by the Catalan club.