The struggle for number one in Indian Wells Djokovic10,18510,20010,22010,26510,35510,53510,77511,175 Rafa Nadal couldn’t recover the number 1 of the ATP rating regardless of successful the title at the Mexican Open Telcel de Acapulco (500 factors, which have to be eliminated 45 that defended 2019), since Novak Djokovic additionally scored 500 factors along with his triumph in the Dubai Responsibility Free Tennis Championship. This fashion Djokovic seems this week in the standings with 10,220 factors for the 9,850 of Nadal.The subsequent event for Nadal to assault the number 1 will happen in the 1,000 Masters of Indian Wells, the place a priori Djokovic begins with a bonus since Nadal defends 360 factors as a semifinalist final 12 months, whereas Djokovic solely defends 45 after falling in the third spherical.To return to occupy the number 1 in the world, Nadal needs to be champion sure or sure, which might add 10,490 factors. Something apart from successful the title would imply one other week of Djokovic main the rating. If Nadal wins the title, the Balearic should look ahead to Djokovic to fall earlier than the Indian Wells semifinals to return to the high of the rating. Nadal9,5009,5159,5359,5809,6709,85010,09010,490 1st Spherical2nd sphericalthird SphericalEighthRoomsSemifinalsFinalistChampion In the case of not having the ability to attain number one, Nadal could have one other new alternative in the Miami Masters 1,000, the place he’ll search for one of the 1,000 Masters who nonetheless resist him in his medal winners, and the place he doesn’t defend factors by not competing final 12 months for the 90s that Djokovic defends in Miami.
Sevilla and Valencia have joined Liverpool in the race to land Anderlecht ace Dennis Praet.The Belgian midfielder has been heavily linked with a summer switch to Anfield, with Jurgen Klopp keen to add another playmaker to his ranks.But now, according to Superdeporte, the Reds face competition from Sevilla and Valencia – bossed by former Manchester United star Gary Neville – for the the 21-year-old’s signature.Both Spanish clubs are understood to have scouted Praet since the turn of the year and are readying summer bids for him.Praet’s contract with Anderlecht expires in 2017 and the player has stalled on renewing terms with the Belgian giants.Anderlecht are now reluctantly willing to sell Praet this summer and are already lining up discussions with clubs about a transfer. Anderlecht ace Dennis Praet [right] in action for the club 1