From tennis to basketball, via cycling and Formula 1, the sports news was very rich this weekend on September 10 and 11. Les Bleus de l’équipe de France de basket ont arraché leur qualification en quarts de finale de l’Eurobasket après une prolongation tendue face à la Turquie, tandis que Remco Evenepoel est devenu le premier Belge à s’imposer sur un grand tour depuis -four years. In New York, the US Open was crowned by Iga Swatik and world number one Carlos Alcaraz. Franceinfo: Sports take stock of what not to miss this weekend.
The blues miracle at Eurobasket
The France team has come a long way. With Turkey’s stampede throughout the round of 16, on Saturday afternoon, the Blues managed to grab the extension and then reverse the meeting (86-87). Led by all-around winner Rudi Gobert at the end of the match and decisive Terry Tarbe, they managed to win the quarter-final ticket, five years after a disappointing elimination against Germany at eighth in the last European Championship.
– French basketball teams (FRABasketball) September 11, 2022
“This is probably the craziest scenario I’ve ever known”Vincent Colette admitted after the meeting. In heart and mind, his men continue their way in the competition. They will face Italy on Wednesday evening for a place in the last four.
Remco Evenepoel wins the Vuelta
It is a success that Belgium have been waiting for for forty-four years on the Grand Tour. Three weeks after leaving the Netherlands, Remco Evenepoel (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl) brought the red jersey back to Madrid to win the 77th edition of the Vuelta. Having become the general classification leader at the end of stage six atop Pico Gano, the 22-year-old Belgian hasn’t given up on the prized jacket.
Put under pressure by Primoz Roglic at the dawn of the third week, before falling and giving up the Slovenian rider, Evenpoel did not crack and presented himself with the biggest victory of his career. He became the first Belgian to win a Grand Tour since Johan de Moynck, on the roads of the Giro, in 1978.
US Open: Swatic’s crazy year crowned Alcaraz
A victory for history. Holy in the US Open final after a four-set fight against Casper Rudd (6-4, 2-6, 7-6 .) 6-3)Carlos Alcaraz won his first Grand Slam title in New York. A success that pushed him on Monday morning to the world number one for the first time in his career. At 19 years, 4 months and 8 days, he ousted Blyton Hewitt and became the youngest player to ever top the ATP rankings.
I’m lost for words now! I just want to keep dreaming!
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Carlos Alcaraz September 12, 2022
In the women’s draw, Iga Swiatek proved irresistible to dominate Ons Jabeur, Saturday-Sunday night (6-2, 7-6).). First of all, in power, then in mind to contain the assaults of the Tunisian, Swiatek captured her first US Open title, her third Grand Slam title. The Pole is counting on its impressive stats: ten wins in ten finals played since Roland Garros in 2020, seven titles this year and a streak of 37 consecutive victories in the spring.
La Rochelle, the last of the finalists’ rebellion continues in the Top 14
Day 2 of Top 14 Smile for the big teams. Rochelais confirmed their good start to the season by taking their first win away from home, at LOU (23-21). With two successes and eight points on the clock, they took the lead in the tournament.
After being beaten on opening day, defending champion Montpellier and runner-up Custer opened his counter at home. Led by Louis Carbonell, MHR dominated frenetic Bordeaux (29-19), while Custer did not tremble in front of the French Stade (30-20).
In the other matches of the day, Aviron Bayonnais took a coveted win over Racing 92 (31-25) in his first game over Jean-Dauger. Claremont had the best of the Pau Division (33-24), Brive won at Perpignan (17-6) and Toulouse, a strong leader, marched against Toulon (28-8).
Formula 1: Verstappen’s win at Monza at Ferrari
In pole position, Charles Leclerc had been hoping he could dodge the Indian mark and put an end to Max Verstappen’s dominance since returning from the summer break. Failed again. Verstappen won the fifth race in a row, for the first time in Italy, at Ferrari, when he started seventh. The Red Bull driver was ahead of rival Leclerc, very upset to see the race finish behind the safety car as he hoped to get the last laps to chase his counterpart. George Russell (Mercedes) completes the podium.
Pierre Gasly (Alpha Toure) finished eighth, directly ahead of rookie Nick de Vries, who was called up at the last minute at the wheel of his humble Williams and ninth in his first Grand Prix.
It should also be noted that the young French driver Victor Martins was crowned the world champion in Formula 3 at Monza.
Ligue 1 Paris Saint-Germain and OM . take off
Heading to a PSG-OM duel for the title? Seven days into the tournament, this scenario began to unfold. On Saturday, Paris Saint-Germain tamed Brest without sparkling at the Parc des Princes (1-0). In the evening, OM responded by ousting Lille at Vélodrome (2-1). With nineteen points on the clock (the best start to the season in Marseille’s history), the two contenders are neck and neck at the top of L1.
However, in their rearview mirror, they see Racing Club de Lens that continues to advance. Friday’s winners from the Trojans (1-0), Artésiens easily takes the podium, in front of a surprise Lorient, who fell from Nantes (3-2). Thus, Les Merlos moves away OL, who was defeated in Monaco at the end of this seventh day (2-1). We also note the Fest of Rennes against Auxerre (5-0), and the infinite defeat of Ajaccio against Nice (0-1).