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Djokovic credits Federer and Nadal for shaping him

The world No 1 secured his 20th Grand Slam title after victory over Matteo Berrettini in the men’s Wimbledon final; all three players are now level on 20 singles Grand Slam titles and Novak Djokovic could achieve 21 – and the calendar grand slam – at the US Open

Last Updated: 12/07/21 9:16am

Novak Djokovic is focused and in form as he now looks towards the US Open

Novak Djokovic is focused and in form as he now looks towards the US Open

Novak Djokovic has credited Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal for making him the player he is today and vows to “have a shot” at securing a calendar grand slam.

After winning a sixth Wimbledon title, and the 20th Grand Slam of his career at the All England Club, the world No 1 has the ability to add the US Open to his collection later this year and win all four Grand Slam titles in a single calendar year.

Djokovic was asked what it meant to draw level with Federer and Nadal on the same number of Grand Slam titles following his victory on Centre Court.

“It means that none of us three will stop [on 20]! That’s what it means,” Djokovic said with a smile on his face.

“I’ve mentioned this before, many times, I have to pay a great tribute to Rafa and Roger. They are legends of our sport and they are the two most important players that I ever faced in my career.

“They are, I think, the reason that I am where I am today. They’ve helped me realise what I need to do in order to improve to get stronger mentally and physically, tactically.

“When I broke into the top 10 for the first time, for three or four years I lost most of the big matches that I played against these two guys. Then, something shifted at the end of 2010/beginning of 2011, and the last 10 years have been an incredible journey that’s not stopping here.”

Djokovic said he started to believe he could equal Federer and Nadal’s all-time record some time ago.

“I probably started thinking about trying to reach the record of most Grand Slams won, most weeks at No 1 historically, probably about, two to three years ago. Before that, it seemed a little bit out of reach,” the 34-year-old said.

“I’ve always kind of believed that I could play my best tennis in Grand Slams and give myself a good chance to win any Slam really, on any surface, because I know what I’m capable of.

“I know I have a very complete game that has proven to be successful on all surfaces in the past.

“But only the last two-and-a-half, three years I started to realize that actually I can reach the most weeks of No 1, which was my primary goal actually in the last two years, and also Grand Slams.

“I feel like in the last couple of years for me age is just a number. I’ve said that before. I don’t feel that I’m old or anything like that.

“I feel like I’m probably the most complete that I’ve been as a player right now in my entire career.”

It’s really fortunate for me and incredible that it’s all coming together in the same year. That’s something that I didn’t expect, but I always dream of achieving the biggest things in sport.

Novak Djokovic

Djokovic’s final victory over Berrettini means a Calendar Grand Slam is now firmly on the cards. The only player in the Open Era to have achieved that feat was Rod Laver back in 1969.

“I could definitely envision that happening,” Djokovic said, about winning the forthcoming US Open and emulating Laver.

“I’m hoping and I’m going to definitely give it a shot. I’m in great form and obviously playing well.

“For me, playing my best tennis at Grand Slams is my highest priority at this stage of my career so let’s keep it going.”

This year’s US Open will welcome fans back into the stands after last year’s tournament was unable to have supporters present.

Nadal has already accepted a wild card into the Citi Open in Washington to start his preparations for the Grand Slam, while Federer’s plans have yet to be revealed.

Djokovic will arrive at the US Open highly motivated and ready to make new memories at the Grand Slam

Djokovic will arrive at the US Open highly motivated and ready to make new memories at the Grand Slam

Djokovic has yet to decide if he is going to play in the Tokyo Olympics and said he was disappointed to hear the news spectators would not be present at the Games.

“That’s not great news,” he said about the competition being played in front of empty stands. “I received that news yesterday or two days ago. That was really disappointing to hear.

“I also hear that there’s going to be a lot of restrictions within the village. Possibly you would not be able to see other athletes perform live. I can’t even have my stringer that is very important part of my team. I can’t have a stringer. I’m limited with the amount of people I can take in my team as well.

“I’ll have to think about it. Right now, as I said, my plan was always to go to Olympic Games. But right now, I’m a little bit divided. It’s kind of 50/50 because of what I heard in the last couple days.”

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Azerbaijani minister discloses amount of state guarantees for business credits issued in 5M2021

BAKU, Azerbaijan, July 7

By Zeyni Jafarov – Trend:

The Entrepreneurship Development Fund under the Ministry of Economy has provided state guarantees for new business credits amounting to 129.7 million manat ($ 76.29 million) through Electronic Credit Platform in the first 5 months of 2021 under the loan-guarantee mechanism, the ministry’s head Mikayil Jabbarov said on Twitter, Trend reports on July 7.

According to Jabbarov, demand for the credits on 847 applications through the platform made up 224.1 million manat ($ 131.8 million).

As the minister earlier said, the Entrepreneurship Development Fund issued preferential loans for 24.9 million manat ($ 14.6 million) via the authorized credit organizations from January to May 2021.


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The Suicide Squad post-credits: Is there a scene after the credits? James Gunn speaks out

In July this year, The Suicide Squad is going to continue the journey began by David Ayer in 2016. This time around, however, the franchise is receiving a soft reboot with James Gunn at the helm and a collection of new characters – as well as a handful of returning ones. So far, the DC Comics film has received a couple of trailers, hinting at a world-ending force threatening the group of misfits.

Is there a scene after the credits in The Suicide Squad?

WARNING: The Suicide Squad spoilers ahead.

The film has not yet been released, but director Gunn has already confirmed there will be a post-credits scene in The Suicide Squad.

The Guardians of the Galaxy creator has been very vocal about his upcoming film on Twitter and most recently revealed some details about the scene which takes place after the credits have rolled.

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Gunn wrote to his 900k Twitter followers: “I find it disconcerting at times that many folks seem more interested in crossovers, cameos, references and post-credit scenes than they do the actual story & characters of a specific film!

“When making a film I spend 99.9 percent of my time thinking about story and character and .1 percent the rest.”

In response to this, a fan asked: “Is this an implicit confirmation that Suicide Squad won’t have a post-credit scene, or am I thinking too much?”

To which, Gunn replied: “It DOES have a post-credit scene. I love them. I think they give the audience a reason to sit through all the folks who worked so hard on the show.”

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Gunn went on to add: “But they’re always an afterthought, a snack, not the main course.”

The director then summed up his thoughts by saying: “You can have good characters without a good story but there’s no such thing as a good story without good characters. It’s not possible.”

This will not be the first time the creative has indulged in post-credits scenes, after utilising them in his Marvel movies previously.

The final moments after the credits rolled in Guardians of the Galaxy introduced Howard the Duck after Knowhere was destroyed.

WATCH THE GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL 2 POST-CREDITS SCENES BELOW 

Gunn also included a post-credits scene in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2.

In this sequel, the director included five post-credits scenes, all of which had their own parts in the universe.

On top of some fun inclusions with teenage Groot and Miley Cyrus, the scene with the biggest impact was the reveal of the next potential Guardians of the Galaxy foe.

In the scene, Elizabeth Debicki’s Ayesha creates a new figurehead of the Sovereign race.

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Ayesha concludes the scene by announcing: “I think I will call him Adam.”

This is most likely Adam Warlock, one of the legendary Marvel Comics villains who is renowned for taking on the Guardians.

The Suicide Squad hits cinemas on July 30, 2021.

The Guardians of the Galaxy films are available on Disney Plus now.

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Coronation Street star credits 'beautiful' meal during Hull visit

Former Coronation Street actress Julie Hesmondhalgh had a beaming smile on her face after enjoying some free time in Hull.

The Pact actress, who is best known for her soap role as Hayley, dined at brand new Vietnamese restaurant Long An.

She enjoyed a “beautiful” meal at The Paragon Street spot, and even sipped one of the speciality cocktails.

It comes as the 51-year-old actress has been spending some time in the city performing with Hull Truck Theatre.

Speaking about her evening Julie said: “Just had the most beautiful Vietnamese meal at #Long An in #Hull (opposite the train station). A lovely restaurant, amazing service and a special feel about it. Highly recommended!”

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Long An Restaurant is opening in Hull's city centre on May 31
Long An Restaurant

Long An opened last month after intending to launch earlier, but lockdown pushed development back.

It offers fine dining food including traditional Vietnamese dishes, as well as drinks inspired by the country, and some traditional English favourites.

Manager Danny Blakemore said restaurant staff were so pleased when Hayley paid them a visit.

He said: “She was absolutely lovely, and really enjoyed the food.

“The chefs always work to get the highest quality of food and she was full of compliments about it.”

Danny added: “The response we’ve had since reopening has been amazing. That is 100 percent down to my team; they have enthusiasm and willingness to give out guest the food and service they don’t receive anywhere else.

“I couldn’t be prouder.”

The celebrity stop-off comes after Julie has been performing in the city.

She is currently starring in Greatest Play at the theatre.

Julie during rehearsals at Hull Truck Theatre

On Twitter Julie said: “Thank you to all the team at @HullTruck, FOH and backstage, for all your loveliness and for making me so welcome this week.

“And thanks to the people of Hull for coming to see #GreatestPlay and for your friendliness and warmth!”

And the good news is Julie said she will be returning to Hull soon.

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For now she will be travelling to other parts of the UK to perform the show.

The Yorkshire Post called the play “a beautiful love letter to love and humanity”, whilst The Observer said, “if you get the chance to see it, seize it.”

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Carer's allowance can boost NI credits and protect state pension income – full details

To be eligible for carer’s allowance initially, a person must provide 35 hours of care a week which can include helping with cooking, taking the person being cared for to a doctor’s appointment or helping with household tasks.

Claimants must also be aged 16 or over, have been living in England, Scotland or Wales for two of the previous three years and earn £128 or less per week after tax, National Insurance and expenses.

On top of this, claimants must not be in full-time education, studying for 21 hours a week or more to be subject to immigration control.

For those who are not eligible for carer’s allowance, it may be possible to apply for carer’s credit instead.

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A Quiet Place Part II end credits: Is there a post-credit scene?

The island itself could very easily provide a sequel to this film, as the family could end up living here together and meeting other survivors.

As well as this, now they have Emmett to help them, though at the end of the film he is badly injured, so they will need to aid him medically first.

If John’s comments are right, it may be Part III already has an idea, and his wife and co-star Emily Blunt has already suggested this may be the case.

She told Collider: “(John) has a whole arc of ideas that could work.

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Cruella post credits scene: Is there a scene after the credits in Cruella?

In Cruella, there are many twists and turns which explain how the young Estella (played by Emma Stone) becomes the cruel, animal-hating fur-obsessive we know from 101 Dalmatians. While there may be some gaps in the story, there is one major connection to 101 Dalmatians which attempts to explain how those events could have taken place, and why Cruella is the De Vil we all know.

Is there a scene after the credits in Cruella?

WARNING: Cruella spoilers ahead

There is not a post-credits scene, however, there is a mid-credits scene.

In the mid-credits scene, Cruella does something rather surprising, but it does explain how two dogs – Pongo and Perdita – end up in the care of their owners ahead of 101 Dalmatians.

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It does not entirely explain Cruella’s feelings towards dalmatians, or animals for that matter, or explain how she could go from this point to wanting to skin the dogs for her coats.

Nevertheless, in the mid-credits scene, Cruella helps the Baroness’s (Emma Thompson) dalmatian give birth to two puppies.

She takes these two puppies and gives them away to two people in her life: her childhood friend Anita (Kirby Howell-Baptiste) and the Baroness’ former lawyer, Roger (Kayvan Novak) who was unceremoniously sacked.

In this version of events, Roger is given the task of stopping a young, unknown fashion designer called Cruella from upstaging the Baroness at events.

Throughout the film, Cruella tortures the Baroness by turning up at her fashion shows or big parties in elaborate costumes, thus showing her design abilities as being much greater than the Baroness’.

The Baroness wishes for Roger to issue this girl some kind of ‘cease and desist’ letter, to stop her antics, but he does not stop her.

In the end, as a result, the Baroness fires him, and he is forced to find a new job: as a songwriter.

In the mid-credits scene, Cruella gives each of Anita and Roger a dog, giving Pongo to Roger and Perdita to Anita.

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As we know from the beginning of 101 Dalmatians, these two dogs take a liking to each other sometime later, as do their owners.

As well as this, Roger starts writing his new, famous song: ‘Cruella De Vil.’

The mid-credits scene does not entirely lead up to the live-action 101 Dalmatians from 1996, as in this film Anita works for Cruella, having not known her growing up.

As well as that, another change from 1996 is Roger’s job, which has been kept the same as in the original cartoon.

In the 1996 version, Roger is a video game designer, which Cruella despises, however in the cartoon he is, in fact, a songwriter, so Cruella is harking back to the original here.

Similarly, Anita is interested in fashion in the 1996 version, but in the original cartoon, and here, she is not a fashionista, and instead is friends with Cruella from years gone by.

It may be this leaves room for another version to be made, perhaps a new live-action remake of the original cartoon which keeps more closely to the story.

Cruella is in cinemas and on Disney Plus now

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Tesla edges past Wall Street revenue target, boosted by regulatory credits, China demand

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(Reuters) -Electric carmaker Tesla (NASDAQ:) Inc marginally beat Wall Street expectations for first-quarter revenue on Monday boosted by a jump in environmental credit sales to other automakers and robust demand from China.

Sales of regulatory permits were higher than quarterly profit, in line with the trend of several quarters, and net profit was dented by a $ 299 million award to Chief Executive Elon Musk. Tesla’s quarterly performance hit targets qualifying the billionaire entrepreneur for two options payouts worth a combined $ 11 billion. (Graphic on options payout) https://tmsnrt.rs/3sW7Xrv

“Higher regulatory credits, lower taxes, and bitcoin sales buoyed financial results. Back these out, and it was a large miss,” Roth Capital Partners analyst Craig Irwin said.

Tesla trimmed its bitcoin position by 10% during the quarter, which contributed to a small gain in first-quarter financials.

“We do believe long term in the value of bitcoin,” said Chief Financial Officer Zachary Kirkhorn. “It is our intent to hold what we have long term and continue to accumulate bitcoin from transactions from our customers as they purchase vehicles.”

Shares of the company were down about 1.8% in extended trading.

Tesla posted record deliveries in the first quarter despite a global chip shortage that has slammed auto sector rivals. Model Y production in China has spurred demand there.

Still, the world’s most valuable automaker, whose shares jumped more than eight-fold last year, faces challenges of living up to its valuation and managing expectations.

“Tesla looks well positioned to continue delivering more vehicles in the future as more production plants come online which, in turn, could see the company reign in the ludicrous valuation metrics that it currently possesses,” said Peter Hanks of DailyFX.com.

The company said it was able to navigate through global chip supply shortage issues in part by pivoting quickly to new chips, while simultaneously developing software for chips made by new suppliers.

The first quarter “had some of the most difficult supply chain challenges that we’ve ever experienced in Tesla,” Musk said.

However, its vehicle average selling price fell by 13% as production of pricier Model S and Model X vehicles ground to a halt ahead of major updates. Tesla will start deliveries of the new Model S next month and high-volume production in the third quarter. The Model Y production rate in Shanghai continued to improve.

Tesla said it expects this year’s volume growth to exceed 50%, while saying that it is on track to start production and deliveries at its planned factories in Texas and Berlin this year. Musk said Tesla will have 2 million cars on the road next year, up from more than 1 million cars now.

Rivals such as Volkswagen (DE:) and Ford Motor (NYSE:) Co are rolling out their own all-electric vehicles, aiming to compete with Tesla on price and style.

In the United States, Tesla’s full self-driving software is facing new federal investigations following 28 crashes of Tesla vehicles, including a recent one in Texas that killed two.

Revenue rose to $ 10.39 billion from $ 5.99 billion a year earlier. Analysts had expected revenue of $ 10.29 billion, according to IBES data from Refinitiv.

Tesla earned $ 518 million from sales of regulatory credits in the first quarter, up 46% from a year earlier. Tesla earns credits for exceeding emissions and fuel economy standards and sells them to other automakers that fall short of the goals.

Adjusted profit of 93 cents per share topped Wall Street’s consensus of 79 cents.

Rumour: Sonic Colors Remaster Listed In Localisation Company's Credits

Sonic Colors

German production company IKSample has a long a storied history providing localisation services across the mediums of film, television and video games (as you can see for yourself by perusing the credits on the company’s website). However, one or two very interesting video game projects appear on its projects page, and an eagle-eyed individual has spotted a remaster of none other than Sonic Colors just sitting there on the internet.

As highlighted by @OnTheDownLoTho in the tweet below, there it is listed in the company’s 2020 credits section, just there for all to see:

Looking around the rest of the website, you’ll also spot some rather confusingly-named games — potentially just project code names if the ‘U-King – Zelda‘ from 2017 is anything to go by (which was supposedly Breath of the Wild’s development name). Alan Wake, rumoured to be returning in Remedy’s next game, gets a mention along with Final Fantasy IV.

Further investigation might cause you to run for the salt and grab yourself a pinch — you’ll find the game mentioned again on the company’s About page, although it has key art from Sonic Boom rather than Colors. At this point it’s impossible to tell if this is simply a random mistake or if someone’s let something slip. Still, of all the 3D Sonics from the past twenty years, Sonic Colors (or Colours, if you prefer) is up there with the best of them.

Would you be interested in seeing a Sonic Colors Remaster? Let us know your thoughts on this rumour below.

Zack Snyder's Justice League end credits: Is there a post credits scene in the Snyder Cut?

Along with these, Bruce Wayne buys Clark Kent’s (Henry Cavill) family farm back for Clark’s mother, while Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) joins Batman to set up the Justice League headquarters.

As well as that, Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa) heads back to Atlantis to assume his role, with Mera (Amber Heard) nearby.

All of these moments happen in what is called an epilogue, rather than the end credits sequence of the previous film.

There is also a very short showdown between Batman and The Joker (Jared Leto) which could have perhaps been even more prominent if Zack was given the chance.

If Zack had been still in charge of the final cut of Justice League, it may be the end credits scene would have been that of Lex and Deathstroke sharing in Batman’s true identity, which would have set up for a Batman solo movie starring Ben Affleck.