'It's always a battle with Marin,' he said after securing his third US Open semifinal. 'It was great tennis today.' The match was a retread of their 2014 US Open final, but with happier results for the Japanese, who has endured an injury-enforced absence for the last four months of 2017 after suffering a wrist injury in the run-up to the 2017 US Open. The Californian has dropped just a single set so far at the 2018 edition of the US slam, to Aleksandra Krunic in the third round, and has a 2-0 edge against her upcoming Japanese opponent. 'Freaking out inside' READ: Djokovic through to 11th US Open semifinal She will meet Madison Keys on Thursday, after the American dumped out Spaniard Carla Suarez Navarro in the day's other women's quarterfinal, also in straight sets 6-4 6-3. 'It means a lot,' she said. 'I was freaking out inside. My entire body was shaking, but I was really glad I was able to play well today.' Osaka quelled nerves in her quarterfinal appearance to put in an assured performance, only dropping a handful of points on her serve. In the end her dominance was reflected in the one-sided score. Keys' compatriot Serena Williams will match up against Anastajia Sevastova in Thursday's other semi, with the six-time champion looking to match Margaret Court's all-time record of 24 major wins -- just a year after giving birth to her first child. Osaka set a personal milestone by securing her first grand slam semifinal, and brought some pride to her home nation by becoming the first Japanese woman to advance to the final four of a slam tournament in two decades. 'It means a lot,' she said. 'I was freaking out inside. My entire body was shaking, but I was really glad I was able to play well today.' 'It's always a battle with Marin,' he said after securing his third US Open semifinal. 'It was great tennis today.' Her compatriot Nishikori had rather a more difficult time of it in his matchup against Maric Cilic, taking five sets to oust the Croat, 2-6 6-4 7-6 4-6 6-4. Her compatriot Nishikori had rather a more difficult time of it in his matchup against Maric Cilic, taking five sets to oust the Croat, 2-6 6-4 7-6 4-6 6-4. 'To break in both sets, having solid games there, was really important tonight,' Keys said in her on-court post-match interview. She will meet Madison Keys on Thursday, after the American dumped out Spaniard Carla Suarez Navarro in the day's other women's quarterfinal, also in straight sets 6-4 6-3. Keys' compatriot Serena Williams will match up against Anastajia Sevastova in Thursday's other semi, with the six-time champion looking to match Margaret Court's all-time record of 24 major wins -- just a year after giving birth to her first child.
Aritz Aduriz wants to see Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe play in the Spanish League. Haaland is considered a match for Real Madrid and Mbappe for Barcelona.
Aduriz is a former Athletic Bilbao striker who hung up his boots in mid-2020. Aduriz has played 780 times in competitive matches and scored 285 goals throughout his career.
As a player who has eaten a lot of salt and acid in Spanish football and plays as a striker, Aduriz shares his views on the right club for Haaland and Mbappe
The 40-year-old man considers Haaland very suitable to continue his career at Real Madrid if he leaves Borussia Dortmund. Mbappe is expected to be in a Barcelona shirt after leaving Paris Saint-Germain.
For Barcelona, I would sign Mbappe," he continued.
Haaland, who is 20 years old, and Mbappe, who is 22 years old, are two young strikers. Both are being targeted by top European clubs.
There are also some who say that Haaland and Mbappe are the replacement generation for Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. The two senior players have been the best footballers for more than a decade.
Pepe talks about Ronaldo's situation at Juventus
Pepe firmly believes that Cristiano Ronaldo is happy at Juventus . The Portuguese defender also wants to see his compatriot continue with the Bianconeri.
Ronaldo continues to be in the spotlight after failing to help Juventus progress to the Champions League. The presence of the 36-year-old striker is even considered to have made the Old Lady's journey in the Champions League continue to decline.
Most recently, Ronaldo reportedly went on a rampage after Juventus beat Genoa in the Italian League. The winner of five Ballon d'Or trophies discarded the club jersey instead of giving it to the ball boy
La Gazzetta dello Sport reports that Cristiano Ronaldo continues to vent his frustration in the dressing room by punching walls. Ronaldo then took a shower and left without a word.
The situation is a question of whether Ronaldo is happy or not at Juventus. Pepe, who was Ronaldo's former teammate at Real Madrid spoke out.
"What Cristiano can do is extraordinary. And I hope he will stay there for many years, give joy to football fans and represent Portugal very well, as he has always done," the Porto defender confirmed.
Ronaldo currently leads the Italian League top scorer list with 25 goals. Overall, he has scored 97 goals for Juventus since the 2018/2019 season.
Harry Kane Injured, Mourinho Try Calm
Harry Kane suddenly came out at the end of the match Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur . Jose Mourinho confirmed that the striker was injured.
Tottenham travel to Everton's headquarters at Goodison Park in the Premier League continued, Saturday (17/4/2021) early morning hrs. The Lilywhites took the lead through Kane in the 27th minute, but Gylfi Sigurdsson equalized with a penalty in the 31st minute.
Everton turned ahead in the 62nd minute after Sigurdsson beat Hugo Lloris again. Kane quickly forced the game to end 2-2 with a goal in the 68th minute
In the process, Kane was unable to complete the match. The 27-year-old striker suddenly exited the field behind Everton's goal and Dele Alli came on as a substitute in injury time.
Mourinho as the manager of Tottenham said that Kane was injured. But it is not yet known what caused Kane to come out shaking his head, there is another suspicion of an ankle problem.
"It is too early to say anything. For him to leave the pitch with a few minutes to go is clear because I feel something. I am optimistic and believe that he has time to recover. Let's see," Mourinho told Sky Sports.
I can not say much or speculate," he said.
Kane's injury is certainly a bad signal for Tottenham in their fight to compete for the top four. The club from North London currently sits in seventh place in the Premier League standings with 50 points.
Tottenham are five points behind West Ham United in fourth. There is Chelsea then in fifth, and Liverpool in sixth.
Leipzig vs Hoffenheim: Red Bulls are muted
RB Leipzig failed to pick three points when they hosted Hoffenheim in the German League continued . Despite dominating, Die Rotten Bullen was muted 0-0.
Leipzig entertain Hoffenheim at the Red Bull Arena, Saturday (17/4/2021) in the morning WIB at the Bundesliga continuation. Attempting to attack from after the start, the hosts were quite troubled by the back pressure from the opponent.
The first half was tough but with minimal opportunities. Leipzig's best chance came from Marcel Sabitzer, whose finish was wide to the right after receiving a pass from Emil Forsberg.
The first threat on target in this match was only recorded in the 59th minute. Leipzig threatened Hoffenheim's goal through Christopher Nkunku, who was still able to be stopped by goalkeeper Oliver Baumann.
Another chance for the hosts to find in the 60th minute, when Tyler Adams' close-range header went off the mark. Five minutes later, Sabitzer shot from outside the penalty box also shot narrowly to the right.
Leipzig's pressure continues. Alexander Sorloth's kick welcomed Forsberg in the 72nd minute still soaring.
Leipzig had thought they had won the match during injury time, when Yussuf Poulsen's header became a goal. But the goal was disallowed by the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) because of handball.
With just one additional point, Leipzig, who are still in second place, are now four points behind Bayern Munich at the top of the standings. This difference could be seven points if Bayern overcome Wolfsburg on Saturday (17/4), WIB.
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