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Roger Federer names ‘nice’ aspect of Novak Djokovic’s US Open final vs Daniil Medvedev

“I think it is possible that it’s going to be and going to happen again.

“We saw it with Novak, myself and Rafa [Nadal] that we come extremely close, but doing it I think you need a bit of luck, you need personal strengths, you need everything and that’s why I think it’s going to be hard but it’s possible.

“We have to ask also Rod Laver what he thought because he was sitting first row watching Novak play, but what Novak did this year was truly exceptional.”

Although Djokovic and Federer remain level for now, the Serb holds the age advantage which makes it highly likely he will pull away as the all-time Grand Slam leader in the future.

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Roger Federer claims that one of the brightest elements of Novak Djokovic’s US Open final defeat to Daniil Medvedev was seeing legend Rod Laver watching on from the stands. The beaten finalist was aiming to equal a feat achieved by Laver back in the 1960s when he held all four Grand Slam titles simultaneously in a single year.

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Laver won a total of 11 Grand Slams during his illustrious career, as well as achieving the calendar Grand Slam most recently in 1969.

In 2016, Djokovic became the first man since Laver to hold all titles simultaneously, although he aimed to go one better in 2021 by holding all available Grand Slam titles within a single year.

He achieved success at Wimbledon, the Australian Open and, most difficult of all, the French Open, but fell agonisingly short by losing out in the final at Flushing Meadows.

His straight-sets defeat to Medvedev, 6-4 6-4 6-4, ensured that the 34-year-old stayed level with both Federer and Rafa Nadal on a total of 20 Grand Slams each.


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Roger Federer has won 20 career Grand Slam titles

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That was not the prime reason the Swiss found joy in witnessing Medvedev’s maiden Grand Slam title, however.

“For me, Rod Laver is an absolute, true legend of the game and not only him but his whole generation of players,” Federer told Mercedez-Benz.

“I’m really thankful for everything they have done back in the day.

“It was nice to see him again at the US Open in the finals watching Novak trying to equal his counted Grand Slam.

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“I think it is possible that it’s going to be and going to happen again.

“We saw it with Novak, myself and Rafa [Nadal] that we come extremely close, but doing it I think you need a bit of luck, you need personal strengths, you need everything and that’s why I think it’s going to be hard but it’s possible.

“We have to ask also Rod Laver what he thought because he was sitting first row watching Novak play, but what Novak did this year was truly exceptional.”

Although Djokovic and Federer remain level for now, the Serb holds the age advantage which makes it highly likely he will pull away as the all-time Grand Slam leader in the future.



Novak Djokovic fell agonisingly short of achieving the calendar Grand Slam at Flushing Meadows

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The 40-year-old’s hopes of adding more to his collection are fading, not helped by undergoing his third knee surgery within the past 18 months, but he admitted that recovery is going well.

“I’m feeling actually really good considering that things are not as I hope they would be, but you know I’m recovering well and rehab is going really good,” he said.

“Of course, I wish I could be back on the tennis court as quick as possible but I have to be patient and look, it’s a slower period right now.

“I’ve got to take it step by step but so far so good so, I am very happy.”

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Metallica: James Hetfield names his 'guitar gods' and what makes Lars Ulrich so unique

The Metallica legend explained how his dynamic with Ulrich allows his skills to flourish.

“I have a lot of room to lay down. I might not be able to be as free as possible on some stuff because when I get loose everything goes a little wobbly! But I’m able to show Lars some drum stuff and he’s able to show me riff stuff, you know?

“I’m a frustrated drummer and he’s a frustrated singer-guitarist!

“So it’s really great that we’re able to accept each other’s dreams that way and see it as a positive thing, not just, ‘Get outta my territory!'”

In fact, he believes that some other bands make a crucial mistake with the drums.

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Woke row: Council officers warn replacing ‘offensive’ street names may cost taxpayers

A review was launched across the country after the Black Lives Matter protests, looking at whether street names had links to slavery and colonialism. But changing the names would force residents to alter their address information for their bills, banking and insurance cover.

According to the Telegraph, council officers in Maidenhead have said the accumulated charges for the changes could come to “several hundred pounds per household and potentially considerably more”.

The council officers were examining the expense of renaming “Blackamoor Lane”.

They warned that the local authority, funded by the taxpayer, would likely have to compensate the costs placed on residents for changing street names.

The officers at Windsor and Maidenhead council added how the residents and businesses would face a process similar to “moving to a new house or business premises”.

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Cecil Rhodes House is home to 72 households and is being changed to Park View House.

The block was identified as problematic because Cecil Rhodes was a central figure in the growth of the British Empire.

Camden Council promised to foot the bill of any costs placed on residents who need to “update their address with any organisations or on documents”.

The Council said: “The block was named in 1957 by St Pancras Borough Council, which was the local authority at the time. The original plan was to call it Grangefield and signs were made.

“However the Council made a last minute decision to call the block Cecil Rhodes House, despite objections by some councillors.”

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Rightmove names its 'favourite' beach huts for sale as prices surge to £40,000

A beach hut is the perfect way to enjoy the summer sun while taking in one of Britain’s beautiful beach locations. Interest in beach huts has piqued over the last year as more people spend time at home in the UK. Rightmove, the UK’s largest property site, said the average price of a beach hut has increased by more than 51 percent since 2019.

The £50,000 hut was painted in October last year and features a window, protective cover, double doors onto a veranda and removable balustrades.

Old Hunstanton beach has a coloured cliffs and the wreck of a trawler.

Felixstowe, Suffolk

Situated in the Spa Pavilion location, this beach hut has a mansard-style roof and is positioned sideways.

The hut is also located next to green spa gardens, meaning you get the best of both worlds.

“Today, we have about 100.

“Some people might not fully grasp what makes these little huts so special, and might think they’re not much more than sheds by the seaside.

“But those who’ve experienced them know that they’re so much more than that – it’s about lifestyle and building memories; they take the seaside experience to a whole new level.”

Other great locations for beach huts include Southwold, Suffolk, Shaldon, South Devon, Cove Harbour, Berwickshire and Whitstable, Kent.

There are believed to be around 20,000 beach huts in the UK, which means you have plenty of choice.

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Covid variant names: WHO to rename using Greek letters 'Alpha', 'Delta', 'Beta'

The move comes after authorities in New Delhi objected to the Covid strain B.1.617.2 being dubbed the “Indian variant”. From now on the Indian variant will be known as “Delta”, the UK one as “Alpha” and the South African strain as “Beta”. WHO officials say that this will simplify discussions about the variants but also help remove some of the stigma from the names.
Maria Van Kerkhove, WHO’s Covid-19 technical lead, tweeted: “No country should be stigmatised for detecting and reporting variants.”

A potential problem could occur if more than 24 variants are identified, as the Greek alphabet does not have more than 24 letters.

Should this happen, then WHO will have to think up a new naming system, Ms Van Kerkhove told STAT News in an interview.

She insisted that the scientific names would still be used by Covid experts.

“We’re not saying replace B.1.1.7, but really just to try to help some of the dialogue with the average person,” she explained to the US news site.

“So that in public discourse, we could discuss some of these variants in more easy-to-use language.”

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Infection rates remain relatively low at the moment and are not on a par with those in epicentres such as Bolton and Blackburn.

Dr Deepti Gurdasani told The Guardian that the situation was “entirely predictable”.

The clinical epidemiologist from Queen Mary University in London said: “When government was claiming that these outbreaks were localised, it was very clear that B.1.617.2, while at different frequencies in different regions, was rapidly increasing across all of England, which meant that the variant would become dominant even where it wasn’t frequent in a matter of weeks – and this is exactly what happened.”

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1 arrested after fatal mass shooting in New Jersey; names released of victims killed

FAIRFIELD TWP., New Jersey — One arrest has been made in connection to the fatal mass shooting over the weekend at a house party in Bridgeton, New Jersey that left two people dead and 12 others injured.The state’s attorney general, Gurbir Grewal, made that announcement during a news conference on Monday morning.

Cumberland County Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae identified the suspect as 36-year-old Kevin Dawkins of Commerce Street in Bridgeton.

He is charged with unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. Dawkins’ connection to the shooting was not released.

“Numerous interviews are being done and we’re still putting pieces together,” Webb-McRae said.

Officials said this was an ongoing investigation and more arrests are anticipated.

The shooting was not a random act, Grewal said, but instead was a targeted attack. No further details about a possible motive were released.

Multiple firearms and shell casings were recovered from the scene, Grewal said. He added that the state will be working with federal partners to determine where the guns originated from and whether they can be linked to other recent acts of violence in the area.

Meanwhile, the two victims who were killed have been identified. They are 30-year-old Kevin Elliott of Bridgeton and 25-year-old Asia Hester, also of Bridgeton.

“This was a birthday party. A birthday party is supposed to be a joyous event, not a target for those hellbent on inflicting harm on a community,” said Gov. Phil Murphy.

McRae said it is estimated that several hundred people were at the party. Any attendees with information are asked to contact New Jersey State Police at 856-451-0101 or submit a tip to the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Ofice at njccpo.org/tips

Tiffany Kowalchick worked with Hester at the Jefferson Health in Washington Township.

“She would selflessly travel all the way from Bridgeton to Washington Township to work with the sick and elderly… She would clean and bath them as if they were her own family. Asia truly had a heart of gold,” said Kowalchick in a statement to Action News.

One of the 12 people who were injured is in critical condition. Webb-McRae said the wounded victims ranged in age from 19 to 35, included both men and women, and all were residents of Cumberland County.Six of the victims were rushed to Cooper University Hospital Sunday morning. Hospital officials told Action News that two victims were released while four others remain hospitalized for more serious injuries.

Officers were called to a home on Commerce Street, in Fairfield Township, Cumberland County around 11:50 p.m. Saturday.

Someone emerged from the woods and started firing.

Neighbors said they heard popping noises that sounded like fireworks.

“We started seeing cops flying down the road, state troopers coming down this way, helicopters in the air and I’m like, ‘This is nuts, man,'” recalled Joeron Pierce, who lives nearby.

Chopper video showed the aftermath on Sunday morning. A tent that appeared to have been knocked over was on the ground. Debris was scattered around the yard.

Cars were parked all along the street, and police said some were parked blocks away.

Police began searching a large area around the home, including nearby woods and a cemetery.The uncle of one of the victims was at the scene. He said his niece was a “good girl” and he was “absolutely heartbroken.”

John Fuqua, of the Life Worth Living organization, said his nephew’s friend was among those who were shot.

“He was running for his life. He got on the ground, he had to crawl,” Fuqua said. “It wasn’t a shooting gallery, it wasn’t a hunting expedition, it was a party and a few bad apples chose to turn it into something else.”

Rev. Michael Keene of the Trinity AME Church heard the gunfire. The church that sits right across the street from the shooting scene.

“I just started hearing at first what I thought was fireworks, it was really gunshots, and I heard nine in rapid succession,” said Rev. Keene.

Community leaders said the gathering was a 90s-themed birthday party and was attended mostly by young people.

“We have a lot of challenges in this community and we’ve had a lot of tragedies,” said Melissa Helmbrecht of the HopeLoft Community Center.

Helmbrecht said the partygoers were excited about the warm weather and opportunity to get together.

“I’m just worried for our friends, our family, our employees. Over the coming days we’re going to have a lot of pieces to put back together,” she said.

“If you’re going to a party, why do you need to take a gun?” asked Keene. “If you’re there to have a good time, why do you need a gun with you? That means you’re expecting trouble to me.”

Fuqua said it will take the efforts of the entire community to help.

“This ain’t a sit back on the sideline and watch activity, this is about boots on the ground. You’ve got to get on the floor, you’ve got to get your knees a little bit dirty if we want to clean up our community,” Fuqua said.

Community leaders decided to proceed with their scheduled youth basketball game Sunday afternoon, seeing it as an outlet after what happened.

“It looks like it’s the best thing to do so that these young people can burn off some steam, get their frustration out. We have grief counselors here, so we can get through this. It’s not going to be easy but we’re going to get through this,” said Bridgeton Mayor Albert Kelly.

— The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Carragher names two transfer targets Man Utd can sign to replace Martial

Jamie Carragher feels Manchester United should give up on Anthony Martial and replace him to boost their chances of challenging for major honours.

While United have one foot in the Europa League final, the club’s aim for next season is to get closer to rivals Manchester City domestically while also having a better run in the Champions League.

Whether Martial is around to play a part in that could depend on the summer to come as pressure mounts on the misfiring Frenchman.

His tally of seven goals this season was hardly what boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was expecting from his No.9, who has been outshone and usurped in the role by Edinson Cavani.

And Carragher has suggested Martial’s departure could be offset by two new additions to put United firmly back in contention for the big prizes.

“I think they could maybe improve at centre-back but they need a young Cavani, basically. That’s what the club needs,” Carragher told the Sky Sports podcast.

“They’ve persisted with Anthony Martial as the striker for a couple of years. He’s a good player, but I don’t think he’s a great player who’ll take them to a Premier League or Champions League title, which is what they need.

“So two players at both ends of the pitch – a centre-back and a centre forward – and then I don’t think they’re that far away.”

United continue to be linked with Erling Haaland and Harry Kane, but a deal for either seems impractical this summer following Solskjaer’s claim that the club would be “realistic and responsible” in the transfer market.

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Retaining Cavani’s services for another year would be the ideal scenario but the veteran is still undecided, meaning Martial may still be needed in attack, even if he is no longer first choice.

At the back, United are in the race for Real Madrid star Raphael Varane, who is reportedly ready to accept a new challenge elsewhere.

Madrid would be open to selling the French World Cup winner, though with an asking price set around £60million, United may choose to look at other alternatives.

Asked whether United can go all the way to the title next season, Carragher replied: “It would be a jump, of course it would be. But I actually think Man Utd get too much criticism for what they’re doing right now.

“Man City are phenomenal… we’re talking about a team who were on the verge of doing the quadruple and could still do a treble.

“Man Utd are 10 points behind but when you see the distance that some teams in second and third have been behind [the champions in the past], 10 points doesn’t sound too bad to me.

“They’ll need one or two players in the summer but that’ll be the same for every team.”

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Dogecoin: Elon Musk names himself the ‘Dogefather’ ahead of SNL appearance sending cryptocurrency soaring

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ELON Musk has named himself the ‘Dogefather’ ahead of his appearance on SNL, in a tweet which appears to have sent the cryptocurrency soaring.

The price of dogecoin shot up from $ 0.25 to $ 0.30 in less than 15 minutes after Musk posted a cryptic tweet reading: ‘The Dogefather”

Musk is hosting Saturday Night Live next month

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Musk is hosting Saturday Night Live next monthCredit: AP
The cryptocurrency is inspired by a meme

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The cryptocurrency is inspired by a memeCredit: Alamy

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The spike came after a price slump last week, when the meme-inspired cryptocurrency fell after hitting an all-time high, Reuters reported.

Supporters of the cryptocurrency used hashtags to fuel a rally, bumping up the price of dogecoin, until it eventually lost steam.

This recent spike pushes the value of the currency back towards the record highs that it experienced earlier this month.

It was announced on Saturday that Musk would be hosting Saturday Night Live next month – with Miley Cyrus as the musical guest.

The 28-year-old singer announced the news with just an image of their names on the SNL cork board.

The official Saturday Night Live Twitter account soon shared the image and added a caption of three spaceships.

Fans were shocked to learn the Tesla CEO would be headlining the long-running sketch show.

One fan wrote to SNL on Twitter: “April Fool’s Day was like three weeks ago.”

Another begged: “Guys please this better be a joke.”

A third upset fan tweeted: “Imagine ruining a great season with this and thinking it’s a good idea!!!!”

Others called for the NBC show to change its mind and remove Elon from the schedule.

Musk’s recent tweet suggested that he planned to discuss dogecoin during his feature on the show next month.

While the SpaceX founder reportedly does not have significant holdings of dogecoin, he has been known to post about dogecoin on Twitter, often prompting its value to increase.

The virtual “money” started as an internet parody more than seven years ago, according to CNN, but has since become a legitimate digital currency.

Jackson Palmer, an Australian marketer, made a joke about combining cryptocurrency and the Doge meme in 2013, but that joke has taken on a life of its own: its market cap is now over $ 17 billion.

Dogecoin is simply a digital coin with a picture of dog on it, according to CNET. That dog is the subject of an internet meme of a Shibe with an “inner monologue” featuring phrases like “so scare,” “much noble,” and “wow.”

In January, Musk noted that his posts about dogecoin are “just meant to be jokes”.

But they clearly have a real impact on the value of the cryptocurrency.
In response to his tweet, several people replied with various memes of Musk with “Doge” and with phrases like “Dogerise” and “Doge taking over the world!”

“Anything Musk tweets about shoots higher because he has such a strong following both on social media and as a businessman,” Neil Wilson, chief market analyst at Markets.com, told Yahoo! Finance in February.

“People will literally invest in him and his ideas, and don’t care what the fundamentals are.”

Musk tweeted quite a bit about Dogecoin in February, posting comments like, “dogecoin is the people’s crypto,” “No need to be a gigachad to own,” and, “No highs, no lows, only Doge.”

Following that flurry of tweets, the price of dogecoin surged more than 50 percent.

The price of dogecoin surged more than 50 per cent after a flurry of tweets from Musk in February

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The price of dogecoin surged more than 50 per cent after a flurry of tweets from Musk in FebruaryCredit: The Mega Agency

Ince names two surprising managers he thinks deserved Man Utd job over Solskjaer

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Paul Ince has controversially claimed that Steve Bruce and Mark Hughes were more worthy contenders for the Manchester United manager’s job than Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The Norwegian first took charge at Old Trafford in December 2018 after Jose Mourinho was sacked despite having limited coaching experience.

And despite some initial criticism there have been signs of improvement from United under him recently, and they have a big chance of winning their first trophy with Solskjaer in the Europa League.

But speaking on Sky Sports ahead of United’s game against Leeds, Ince stated his belief that both Bruce and Hughes would have been a more suitable choice than Solskjaer at the time.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been in charge at Manchester United since December 2018
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been in charge at Manchester United since December 2018

“At the time, when they gave Ole the job, I thought he was really inexperienced for one of the biggest clubs in the world,” Ince said.

“I thought there were better managers out there with more experience, like Steve Bruce or Mark Hughes, who could have come in and done a better job.

“But saying that, he’s obviously changed the mindset of the players after Mourinho and the results have been very, very good.

“But the performances have still been really inconsistent, even last week against Burnley, it wasn’t a great performance. We look at their away record, they keep going behind and then coming back. They’ve got great character and mental toughness to come back.”

Paul Ince wasn't convinced by Solskjaer initially
Paul Ince wasn’t convinced by Solskjaer initially

Ince thinks the progression United have shown recently is promising, but still believes they are a way off the quality of some of their rivals.

“I think Ole has had progress in the last year,” he added. “I still don’t think they’re where City are, or Liverpool once they get their main players back, but I think if they win the Europa League, they’re in the Champions League next year – it’s progression.

“Hopefully they can bring some new players in for next season, so yeah, I think he’s done a good job.”