Garcia on fire, the Jumbo in force, Lyon quiet, Tsitsipas-Medvedev shock: The sports news of August 20, 2022 on a set

What you may have missed between last night and this morning

1. Tennis – WTA Cincinnati: Garcia can’t stop

But who can stop Caroline Garcia? Titled in June in Bad Homburg and in July in Warsaw, the French beat Jessica Pegula in two sets (6-1, 7-5) to reach the semi-finals, where she will face Aryna Sabalenka. She is now guaranteed to be seeded at the US Open. Madyson Keys and Petra Kvitova complete the last four.

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2. Tennis – ATP Cincinnati: Medvedev and Tsitsipas pass, Alcaraz on the sidelines

The shock will take place. Daniil Medvedev and Stefanos Tsitsipas meet in the semi-finals. The Russian got rid of Taylor Fritz (7-6, 6-3) while the Greek had to work against John Isner (7-6, 5-7, 6-3). Rafael Nadal feller, Borna Coric continued his momentum by ejecting Félix Auger-Aliassime (6-4, 6-4) while Carlos Alcaraz could not turn the tide in front of Cameron Norrie (7-6, 5-7, 6-3).

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3. Cycling – Vuelta: Already a feat of the Jumbo

The Jumbo-Visma impressed from the start. Primoz Roglic’s side slapped their rivals in the team time trial in Utrecht, opening the Tour of Spain. Robert Gesink dressed in the red jersey. INEOS conceded thirteen seconds, Julian Alaphilippe’s Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl one more.

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4. Football – Ligue 1: Lyon crushes Troyes

In two stages, three movements, OL slapped Troyes (4-1) at the start of the third day of the championship. Alexandre Lacazette scored an early goal but Les Gones made the difference in the second period, thanks in particular to a brace from the excellent Tetê. The Lyonnais are temporarily returning to PSG.

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Athletics – European Championships : Great hope programmed to shine in Paris in 2024, the French hurdler Wilfried Happio offered silver in the 400m hurdles. Behind the untouchable Karsten Warholm.
Soccer – Transfers : This is one of the transfers of the summer. Casemiro has officially signed up for Manchester United. Real Madrid recover 70 million euros, excluding bonuses, in the transaction.

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What you will be sure to follow today

1. Cycling – Vuelta: Watch out for the wind!

Watch out for appearances. If this second stage of the Tour of Spain, between ‘s-Hertogenbosch and Utrecht, is relatively flat – a 4th category difficulty – the wind could play nasty tricks on the favourites. For Roglic, Carapaz or Yates, you will have to be vigilant. Step to follow absolutely on Eurosport.

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Vuelta 2022 | 2nd step

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2. Tennis – Cincinnati: The shock Tistsipas – Medvedev, Garcia to continue

Tennis fans will have a good evening on the Eurosport antennas. From 9:00 p.m., Stefanos Tsitsipas and Daniil Medvedev compete for a place in the final. Caroline Garcia is playing the second semi-final of the ladies table against Aryna Sabalenka. Not to be missed.

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Cincinnati | Semi final

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3. Football – Ligue 1: Forward for Monaco and Marseille?

Two very nice posters on the program for this Saturday as part of the third day of the championship. At 5:00 p.m., Monaco receives Lens and will try to move forward after being hooked by Rennes. Just like OM, who face Nantes (9:00 p.m.) at the Vélodrome a week after conceding a draw in Brest. Will Igor Tudor once again do without Dimitri Payet at kick-off?

4. MotoGP – Austrian Grand Prix: Blue day in the Austrian gloom?

One was at the top of the time sheet on Friday, after the first day of testing. The other was the only one floating in the middle of the Ducati armada. Johann Zarco and Fabio Quartararo will be eagerly awaited during qualifying at the Red Bull Ring from 2:10 p.m.

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