Juan Martin Del Potro had to remain in a lift for more than half an hour yesterday when the Argentinean was on his way to his opening contest in the Olympics Tennis tournament.
The lift stopped operating because the electricity supply went off. Del Potro had a cell phone with him, but, it was showing no network and so, he was not able to convey to anyone that he was in that situation and had to wait helplessly before the electricity was back on and the lift could get him down. It’s his manager who revealed it on social media.
The Olympians of many countries have been troubled by the arrangements in the Brazilian capital. The Aussies slammed the arrangements the minute they had arrived and they were very reluctant about residing in the apartment they were allotted as they were concerned about the condition of the bathrooms and also, about several of the live electricity wires not being covered. In fact, they didn’t enter the apartment the first couple of days and resided outside. Read more »
Maria Sharapova did not look that perplexed after being beaten by Lucie Safarova of Czech Republic at Roland Garros yesterday.
She dismissed it as “just an off day”.
Sharapova was probably not in the prime of her health during the match, but, still, to lose in straight sets was a pretty bad result for her.
Sharapova, though, was not of the view that her illness was the reason she suffered the defeat.
According to the Russian beauty, in spite of her illness, she was out there to compete and if she lost, she lost only because she could not play as well as she needed to.
Speaking to the media persons post the match, Sharapova said, “Lucie’s game on the day was much better than mine. She was very innovative, created the chances and won the match.”
“Using illness as an excuse is not something that I like to do. When you are out on the court, you are a competitor and you look to win regardless of whatever your condition is.”
“I am hoping my health improves quickly and I get a bit of time to get myself prepared before the Wimbledon starts.”
The Roland Garros could have seen another huge upset yesterday as the American youngster Sloane Stephens had managed to go on the verge of defeating her compatriot and world no. 1 Serena Williams. Read more »