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Daniel Craig warns Bond successor and says ‘I never wanted to be Roger Moore’

JAMES BOND STAR Daniel Craig has issued a blunt word of warning for the next actor to play 007 after No Time To Die. The star also reveals he never dreamed of being Bond, the first thing he did when he was told he had landed the role and why he never wanted to be like Roger Moore or Pierce Brosnan.

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

Daniil Medvedev wins US Open to deny Novak Djokovic calendar Grand Slam

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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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Roger Federer ruled out of Tokyo Olympics after Wimbledon knee injury

The 2021 Tokyo Olympics begin on Friday, 23 July and run through to Sunday, 8 August.

There is set to be 339 events in 30 different sports, with tennis boasting an all-star field.

Among the top 10 players in the world, Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alexander Zverev, Andrey Rublev and Matteo Berrettini are all confirmed.

Two-time gold medalist Andy Murray is also set to take part, so whilst Federer’s quality will be missed, the action will be as exciting as ever.

Fans will hope Federer returns to the ATP tour sooner rather than later as he nears the end of his twilight years.

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Tennis star Roger Federer withdraws from Tokyo Olympics

Federer turns 40 on Aug. 8 and is unsure of his future after a quarterfinal loss at the All England Club and two operations on his right knee last year.

WASHINGTON — Roger Federer will not participate in the Tokyo Olympics, writing on social media Tuesday that he “experienced a setback” with his knee during the grass-court season.

Federer had said before Wimbledon that he would make a decision about going to the Summer Games after the Grand Slam tournament ended.

The 39-year-old from Switzerland lost in the quarterfinals at the All England Club last week to Hubert Hurkacz.

Federer had two operations on his right knee in 2020 and went more than a full year between matches. He returned to Grand Slam action at the French Open and then pulled out of that tournament after three victories, saying he wanted to be rested and ready for the grass circuit — especially Wimbledon.

On Tuesday, he said in a post on Twitter that because of the setback, he has “accepted that I must withdraw from the Tokyo Olympic Games. I am greatly disappointed, as it has been an honor and highlight of my career each time I have represented Switzerland.”

Federer won a gold medal alongside Stan Wawrinka in doubles at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and a silver in singles at the 2012 London Olympics, losing to Britain’s Andy Murray in the final at the All England Club.

Federer sat out the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games because of problems with his left knee.

“I have already begun rehabilitation in the hopes of returning to the tour later this summer,” wrote Federer, who turns 40 on Aug. 8.

The U.S. Open, the year’s last Grand Slam tournament, is scheduled to begin Aug. 30 in New York.

Federer joins a growing list of tennis stars who are not going to Tokyo, where COVID-19 cases have been rising as the July 23 opening ceremony approaches.

Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal, Simona Halep, Dominic Thiem and Nick Kyrgios are among the players who will not be competing for medals.

Novak Djokovic, who tied Federer and Nadal for the men’s record by winning his 20th major championship at Wimbledon on Sunday, said after the final that he was 50-50 on whether to go to the Games.

On the eve of Wimbledon’s start, Federer was asked where things stood for him on Tokyo.

“My feeling is I would like to go to the Olympics. I would like to play as many tournaments as possible. But I think we decided now, let’s just get through Wimbledon, sit down as a team, and then decide where we go from there,” he said then. “I wish I could tell you more. In previous years, it was definitely easier. At the moment, things are not as simple as in the past. With age, you have to be more selective. You can’t play it all.”

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Novak Djokovic may be bigger villain than Roger Federer 2019 clash during Wimbledon final

Djokovic may also be tuning in after the Wimbledon final, which starts at 2pm, but he won’t be supporting Gareth Southgate’s side.

“Berrettini doesn’t have much to lose against me, perhaps Italy have more to lose with England,” he said.

“I hope it’s a wonderful couple of matches and that Italy only win in the evening!”

Djokovic is an avid AC Milan supporter having attended matches in the past and often keeps up to date with their games while on tour.

Black Widow: Which Roger Moore James Bond movie was Natasha watching and why?

After over a year’s delay, Black Widow finally stormed cinemas on Wednesday ahead of its Disney+ Premier Access launch today. Scarlett Johansson’s MCU solo movie is set in 2016 right after the events of Captain America: Civil War and before Avengers Infinity War. And early on in the blockbuster, she spends her downtime watching a Roger Moore James Bond movie.

The 007 film in question was 1979’s Moonraker, in which Moore’s Bond goes to Outer Space.

But why exactly was Natasha watching the marmite movie, which the Avenger clearly knows well as she was seen reciting the dialogue?

Well, Black Widow director Cate Shortland weighed in on this decision during a recent interview.

Speaking with Uproxx, the filmmaker said: “You know, we debated which [Bond] film.”

Black Widow is the first MCU movie in two years and will be followed by three more in 2021.

Next up is Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings on September 3.

This will be followed by Eternals on November 5 and Spider-Man No Way Home on December 17, 2021.

Black Widow is in cinemas now and streaming on Disney+ Premier Access.

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Novak Djokovic argues against Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal ‘bad guy’ question

Speaking after his quarter-final win over Marton Fucsovics, Djokovic was asked how it felt to be seen as the “bad guy” in chasing Nadal and Federer.

Djokovic took acception to that remark though, insisting he is only concentrating on his “own history”.

“I don’t consider myself a bad guy. I mean, that’s your opinion,” he said.

“I’m not chasing anybody. I’m making my own path and my own journey, my own history.

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