Rafael Nadal, Iga Swiatek, Carlos Alcaraz, Coco Gauff, John McEnroe, and many more took to court in support of the Tennis Plays for Peace exhibition event ahead of the 2022 US Open.
The 2022 US Open runs from August 23 – September 11 in New York City at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. The tournament takes place for the 142nd time and is the fourth and final Grand Slam of the year. Daniil Medvedev is the men’s singles reigning champion and Emma Raducanu is the women’s singles reigning champion. Last year, both players claimed their first Grand Slam title, with 18-year-old Raducanu becoming the first-ever qualifier to achieve the feat. This year’s tournament is set to feature a range of greats and future stars looking to add to their records and cement their place in tennis history.
Cameron Norrie had his biggest match in his lifetime on Friday. A semi-final of Wimbledon on Centre Court. Against one of the biggest stars in the tennis world right now; Novak Djokovic from Serbia.
Norrie is an outstanding player and started the match by winning 2-6. But, it stopped there. Djokovic took the three next rounds and smashed Norrie with 6-3, 6-2, and 6-4. Take a look at the highlights, and judge for yourself. And listen to the audience. This ladies and gentlemen is entertainment!
Novak Djokovic is now in his eighth career Wimbledon final, which will put him fourth on the list over men`s all-time list. Roger Federer is at the top of that list, so Novak has still a way to go to reach that top.
Not only that. Novak contests his 32nd grand slam final, and that is nothing more than a new men`s all-time record.
American Pete Sampras’ seven Wimbledon titles two decades ago, can be smashed on Sunday if Djokovic wins over Nick Kyrgios. If he does, he will be, after Roger Federer, the third player to match that record.
British William Renshaw was the first man to win seven championships, but Roger Federer is an eight-time champion, which is an all-time men`s champion.
Renshaw and Sampras both have seven finals, and if Djokovic wins on Sunday, he will join that 7-club.
For me, Wimbledon is Bjorn Borg from Sweden. I used to watch it when he was at the top. He won in 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, and 1980. Damn. That was a good time with good memories. I can remember it as if it was yesterday.
Nick reached his first grand slam final on Thursday after Nadal was forced to withdraw from the scheduled match on Friday because Nadal had an abdominal injury. Sunday will be the biggest day in Nick`s tennis career.
Novak Djokovic was banned from Australia Open earlier this year. Now, he`s in the Wimbledon final. Sir Alex Ferguson and Wayne Rooney watched the game on Friday among thousands of other tennis enthusiasts.
It won’t be fewer people during the final on Sunday, but what about U.S Open? Will the superstar Novak Djokovic be banned by the Americans? If so, they will steal history, memories, and entertainment that won’t be forgotten.
This is a historic moment, but should not be a surprise for someone, because Thatcher and May did the same. They all survived a confidence vote, but only for a short period of time. And now, Prime Minister Boris Johnson is doing it. To resign. A series of ethical scandals forced PM Boris Johnson to step down. Even his most stalwart supporters abandoned him.
Margaret Thatcher resigned in 1990. Tony Blair stepped down in 2007. David Cameron in 2016, and Theresa May in 2019, and they`re all part of intense political drama. Theresa May was tearful as she expressed her gratitude for being able to serve the UK she loved.
In December 2019, Boris Johnson won a landslide victory on the promise of delivering a Brexit deal and leading the UK to a bright future outside the European Union. But Brexit and Covid-19 made it very difficult for Johnson and the UK.
Johnson described the job as a PM as the best job in the world, and he wanted to continue. But after nearly 60 members of his government stepped down, he was forced to do the same.
He had a speech in front of the famous 10 Downing Street door on Thursday and said that he would be stepping down. Just like his predecessors Thatcher and May when they delivered their own resignation addresses.
«It is clear now the will of the parliamentary Conservative Party that there should be a new leader of that party and therefore, a new prime minister,» Boris Johnson said.
His opponents said it was good news for Great Britain that Johnson decided to resign. They also believe that it should have happened long ago.
He was responsible for lies, scandals, and fraud on an industrial scale, Stamer said on Twitter.
Former British Prime Minister John Major said it would be «unwise and may be unsustainable» for Johnson to remain in the office of prime minister for long while a new Conservative leader is chosen. He too suggested Raab could serve as the acting prime minister.
The last thing PM Boris Johnson said in his speech on Thursday was that «the future together is golden».
From 1776 to the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence, with festivities ranging from fireworks, parades, and concerts to more casual family gatherings and barbecues. It started with a civil war and a revolution.
The American Revolution was an ideological and political revolution that occurred in British America between 1765 and 1791. The Americans in the Thirteen Colonies formed independent states that defeated the British in the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783), gaining independence from the British Crown, and establishing the constitution that created the United States of America, the first modern constitutional liberal democracy.
American colonists objected to being taxed by the British Parliament, a body in which they had no direct representation. Before the 1760s, Britain`s American colonies had enjoyed a high level of autonomy in their internal affairs, which were locally governed by colonial legislatures.
During the 1760s, the British Parliament passed a number of acts that were intended to bring the American colonies under more direct rule from the British metropole and increasingly intertwine the economies of the colonies with those of Britain.
The passage of the Stamp Act of 1765 imposed internal taxes on official documents, newspapers, and most things printed in the colonies, which led to colonial protest and the meeting of representatives from several colonies at the Stamp Act Congress.
Tensions relaxed with the British repeal of the Stamp Act but flared again with the passage of the Townshend Acts in 1767. The British government deployed troops to Boston in 1768 to quell unrest, leading to the Boston Massacre in 1770.
The British government repealed most of the Townshend duties in 1770 but retained the tax on tea in order to symbolically assert Parliament`s right to tax the colonies. The burning of the Gaspee in Rhode Island in 1772, the passage of the Tea Act of 1773, and the resulting Boston Tea Party in December 1773 led to a new escalation in tensions.
Opponents of Britain were known as “Patriots” or “Whigs”, while colonists who retained their allegiance to the Crown were known as “Loyalists” or “Tories”.
The Continental Congress declared British King George III a tyrant who trampled the colonists’ rights as Englishmen, and they pronounced the colonies free and independent states on July 4, 1776. The Continental Army was led by Commander in Chief General George Washington.
The Patriot leadership professed the political philosophies of liberalism and republicanism to reject rule by monarchy and aristocracy. The Declaration of Independence proclaimed that all men are created equal, though it was not until later centuries that constitutional amendments and federal laws would incrementally grant equal rights to African Americans, Native Americans, poor white men, and women.
The British captured New York City and its strategic harbor in the summer of 1776. The Continental Army captured a British army at the Battle of Saratoga in October 1777, and France then entered the war as an ally of the United States, expanding the war into a global conflict.
Finally, a combined American and French force captured Cornwallis’ army at Yorktown in the fall of 1781, effectively ending the war.
The Treaty of Paris was signed on September 3, 1783, formally ending the conflict and confirming the new nation`s complete separation from the British Empire. The United States took possession of nearly all the territory east of the Mississippi River and south of the Great Lakes, with the British retaining control of northern Canada, and French ally Spain taking back Florida.
Among the significant results of the war were American independence and the end of British mercantilism in America, opening up worldwide trade for the United States, including with Britain.
The Americans soon adopted the United States Constitution, replacing the weak wartime Confederation and establishing a comparatively strong national government structured as a federal republic, which included an elected executive, a national judiciary, and an elected bicameral Congress representing states in the Senate and the population in the House of Representatives.
It is the world`s first federal democratic republic founded on the consent of the governed.
Shortly after a Bill of Rights was ratified as the first ten amendments, guaranteeing a number of fundamental rights used as justification for the revolution.
We can see civilization on a brink of war and revolution even today, and there are many similarities. Back then, the American Revolution was shaped by high and low principles, imperial politics, dynamic rivalries, ambition, greed, personal loyalties, patriotism, demographic growth, social and economic changes, cultural developments, British intransigence, and American anxieties.
It was shaped by conflicting interests between Britain and America, between regions within America, between families, and between individuals. It was shaped by religion, ethnicity, and race, as well as by tensions between rich and poor.
It was shaped, perhaps above all else, by the aspirations of ordinary people to make fulfilling lives for themselves and their families, to be secure in their possessions, safe in their homes, free to worship as they wished and to improve their lives by availing themselves of opportunities that seemed to lie within their grasp.
What causes a revolution is five elements that create an unstable social equilibrium: economic or fiscal strain, alienation and opposition among the elites, widespread popular anger at injustice, a persuasive shared narrative of resistance, and favorable international relations.
The American Revolution committed the new nation to ideals of liberty, equality, natural and civil rights, and responsible citizenship and made them the basis of a new political order.
None of these ideals was new or originated with Americans.
They were all rooted in the philosophy of ancient Greece and Rome and had been discussed, debated, and enlarged by creative political thinkers beginning with the Renaissance.
The political writers and philosophers of the eighteenth-century Enlightenment disagreed about many things, but all of them imagined that a just political order would be based on these ideals.
What those writers and philosophers imagined, the American Revolution created, a nation in which ideals of liberty, equality, natural and civil rights, and responsible citizenship are the basis of law and the foundation of a free society.
Tennis player, and a 20-time Grand Slam winner, Novak Djokovic is banned from U.S Open, over his opposition to the Covid-19 vaccine. Djokovic said he would rather miss out on future tennis trophies than get forced to get a Covid vaccine.
CDC said this on U.S travel restrictions:
«If you are a non-U.S citizen who is a nonimmigrant, you will need to show proof of being fully vaccinated against Covid-19 before you travel by air to the United States from a foreign country.»
Earlier this year, he was banned from the Australian Open and they also put him on a week of house arrest. They also deported him. According to Nigel Farage, there is no medical reason for this, whatsoever.
However many jabs you`ve had, you can still catch Covid-19 and spread Covid-19. The only argument for vaccination is that if you get Covid-19, you will probably be less ill. We are dealing, in no vax case, with one of the fittest young men in the world who has full medical insurance. He will be no risk for American policy whatsoever, former Brexit Pary leader, Nigel Farage said in an interview with Fox News.
This is not about health. It`s about control. It`s about the government deciding how you should live your life, and what you should, and should not do. It`s about the big state, Farage said.
Novak Djokovic was deported from Australia after the government canceled his visa in a row over his vaccine status. Novak is willing to miss out on competitions like Australia Open and French Open, and now U.S Open, over his jab status, and that is a price he`s willing to pay.
Novak doesn`t want to be associated with the anti-vax movement, but he supports an individual`s right to choose. «I was never against vaccination,» he told the BBC, confirming he`d had vaccines as a child, «but I`ve always supported the freedom to choose what you put in your body.»
The principles of decision-making on my body are more important than any title or anything else, I`m trying to be in tune with my body as much as I possibly can, he said.
Around 5 billion people (60%) of the total population have been vaccinated against Covid. The rollout began 18 months ago, and since then evidence has shown that serious side effects have rarely been reported.
Novak Djokovic said he hoped vaccination requirements in certain tournaments would change, adding he was hoping he «can play for many more years.»