Tennis isn't the only thing on the minds of Rafael Nadal, Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic. The trio, currently competing at the Madrid Open, showed up to support Real Madrid at the Bernabeu Stadium in their UEFA Champions League semi-final clash against Manchester City.
Jannik Sinner, meanwhile, notched up his 100th win on the ATP tour after defeating Alex de Minaur in the second round of the Madrid Open. The women's semifinalists at the tournament are locked in as well, with Ons Jabeur, Jessica Pegula, Ekaterina Alexandrova and Jil Teichmann the last four standing.
Off the field, Venus Williams was included in the "Power of Women" list by Variety magazine to raise awareness about the gender pay gap. Emma Raducanu, meanwhile, looked back fondly at her time in the Spanish capital after a third-round exit from the Madrid Open.
Here's a round-up of the day's headlines:
Rafael Nadal, Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic show up to support Real Madrid
Tennis pros Rafael Nadal, Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic were present at the Santiago Bernabeu to back Real Madrid in their Champions League semifinal against Manchester City. It is worth noting that Nadal is a big fan of the club from the Spanish capital.
Real Madrid made it to the final in dramatic fashion, scoring twice in the last minute of regulation and once in extra time to win the tie 6-5 on aggregate.
Also Check Out :- Tennis Results Today
Nadal recently made a winning return to the tour after an injury layoff, defeating Miomir Kecmanovic 6-1, 7-6 (4) in the second round of the Madrid Open. The former World No. 1 rushed off to watch his favorite team in action after his victory.
Nadal will face David Goffin in the Round of 16.
Jannik Sinner wins 100th match on ATP tour
Jannik Sinner defeated Alex de Minaur 6-4, 6-1 in the second round of the Madrid Open to score his 100th win on the ATP tour. Considering he's just 20 years of age, it's a remarkable feat.
The Italian almost lost in the first round in Madrid, saving three match points en route to a 6-7 (4), 7-6 (4), 6-3 win over Tommy Paul. Sinner will take on Felix Auger-Aliassime in the third round.
Madrid Open women's semifinals decided
Ons Jabeur defeated former World No. 1 Simona Halep 6-3, 6-2 to advance to the last four at the Madrid Open. She'll take on qualifier Ekaterina Alexandrova, who defeated Amanda Anisimova 6-4, 6-3, for a spot in the final.
Meanwhile, Jessica Pegula knocked out home favorite Sara Sorribes Tormo to set up a semi-final showdown against Jil Teichmann. The American won 6-4, 6-2, while Teichmann defeated Anhelina Kalinina 6-3, 6-4.
Venus Williams included in Variety magazine's "Power of Women" issue
Seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams has always been a champion for various social justice causes. She has used her platform to bring about visible change, most noticeably when it comes to equal prize money in tennis.
Variety magazine has given her a platform to raise awareness about the gender pay gap by including her in their "Power of Women" issue. Williams took to social media to thank Variety. She also highlighted the work done by the Yetunde Price Resource Center, a community center opened in memory of her late sister.
Williams wrote on Instagram:
"Honored to be included in Variety’s Power of Women ✨ Thank you @variety for giving me a platform to bring awareness to the issue of pay inequity and for shedding a light on the incredible work of @yprcla 💕 #powerofwomen"
Emma Raducanu leaves Madrid with fond memories
Reigning US Open champion Emma Raducanu had a pretty decent run at the Madrid Open. She defeated Tereza Martincova and Marta Kostyuk in straight sets before falling to Anhelina Kalinina in the third round. She also took the time to soak in the sights and explore the Spanish capital.
Raducanu recently wrote on Instagram:
"graciasss Madrid. You’re a cool city, I had funnnn. A good week to build on 😊👧🏻"
Raducanu will now compete at the Italian Open, which is set to begin next week.
Also Check Out :-Madrid Open 2022 Schedule