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Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic Biography
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Novak Djokovic Biography

Novak Djokovic is a professional Serbian tennis player, noted for his consistent and penetrating backdrops. He is listed as one of the best in the history of the white sport. He was born on May 22, 1987, in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, and is the son of Srđan Djokovic and Dijana Djokovic. Since an early age he showed an interest in sports, and at 4 years of age, he started playing tennis.

By 1999, Djokovic was still studying elementary school and alternated school with tennis practice. The coach Jelena Genčić recommended the parents of the child, move to another country so that the tennis player had a better training. At that time, the economic and political situation in Serbia was complicated, so the whole family could not move. Finally, his parents decided to send him to Munich, Germany to continue his training at the Academy of tennis coach Nikola Pilic.

In 2011, he reached the final of the Davis Junior Cup for players under 14 years old, where he sadly failed to get the title for his country. In the Junior category of Grand Slam tournaments, his best performance was at the 2004 Australian Open, where he reached the semifinals. In his beginnings as a professional, Djokovic played mainly Futures and Challengers, where he managed to win 3 of each modality from 2003 to 2005.

He won the Metz Open in 2006, with which he managed to obtain his second title in his career. In addition, he was ranked in the Top 20 of the ATP ranking, after reaching the quarterfinals at the Roland Garros (where he faced Rafael Nadal for the first time) and the fourth round of Wimbledon.

 

SEASON 2007

He started the 2007 season by winning the Adelaide Tournament, where he beat the Australian Chris Guccione in the final. He participated in the Australian Open, where he was eliminated in the fourth round by the Swiss Roger Federer. Days later he was champion in Miami and managed to be in the tenth position of the ATP ranking. He played the Montecarlo Master, where he reached the third round. Days later, he was crowned champion of the Estoril Tournament, where he defeated Richard Gasquet in the final. He reached his first Grand Slam semifinal at the French Open, where he was defeated by Rafael Nadal.

He participated in the Vienna Tournament, which managed to win and finish the year as number three in the world. Thanks to his excellent performance, he received a gold badge to the best sportsman of Serbia.

 

SEASON 2008

He started the year with participation in the 2008 Hopman Cup along with his partner Jelena Jánkovic, where they managed to reach the final. However, they were defeated by Serena Williams and Mardy Fish.

Months later, he participated in the Australian Open, where he beat Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in four sets by 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 and 7-6, winning his first Grand Slam title and being the First Serbian tennis player to win the competition. He played the Indian Wells Masters held between March 10 and 23, where he was the champion after defeating Mardy Fish in the final by 4-6, 6-3 and 6-3.

He participated in the Olympic Games in Beijing, where he was defeated in the semifinals by Rafael Nadal, and in doubles by duo Martin Damm and Pavel Vizner from the Czech Republic. Months later, he played the US Open, where he was defeated by Tsonga in the final round. He was proclaimed 2008 Masters Cup champion held between November 9 and 16, winning in the final to Nikolai Davydenko by a score of 6-1 and 7-5. He would finish that season in the third position of the world ranking.

 

SEASON 2009

Novak Djokovic started the season with participation in the Brisbane Tournament in Australia, where he was eliminated in the first round. He participated in the defense of the title of the Australian Open, where unfortunately he had to retire in the quarterfinals, due to heat exhaustion that generated muscle aches and cramps. On March 1, he won the Dubai Tournament, getting her twelfth title in his career as a tennis player. A week later, he tried to defend the Indian Wells title but was eliminated in the quarterfinals.

On May 10, he was crowned champion of the Belgrade Tournament, after beating Lukasz Kubot in the final. At the US Open, Djokovic reached the semifinals, where he lost to Roger Federer 7-6, 7-5 and 7-5.

He won his third title of the year at the China Open, where he beat Marin Cilic in the final in two sets 6-2 and 7-6. For his excellent performance, he regained the position number 3 in the ATP ranking, after having dropped a position. Between November 2 and 8, he participated in the Swiss Indoors, where he managed to beat tennis players like Andreas Beck, Stanislas Wawrinka, Radek Stepanek and Roger Federer whom he beat in the final of the competition.

In Paris-Bercy Djokovic won his first Masters 1000 of the year. He defeated Rafael Nadal in the semifinals by 6-2 and 6-3, and in the final to Gaël Monfils by 6-2, 5-7 and 7-6.

Played the ATP World Tour Finals 2009, where he could not qualify for the semifinals due to his percentage of sets won. He finished the year in position 3 of the world ranking. In addition to be the leader of the ATP World Tour by matches won. He also bequeathed a personal record of five finals and five titles in the same year.

 

SEASON 2010

Between January 18 and 31, he participated in the Australian Open, where he could not reach the finals, after being defeated in the quarterfinals by Tsonga by sets of 6-7, 7-6, 6-1, 3- 6 and 1-6. In spite of the defeat, Djokovic arrived at the best prequalification of his career, being located number 2 in the world. In the month of February, he defended the title of the Dubai Tournament, after defeating the Russian Mikhail Youzhny in the final by 7-5, 5-7 and 6-3. Additionally, he won the first title of the year.

He sought to defend the title of the Open Serbia, but unfortunately had to abandon the competition for a virus. He participated in the French Open, where he was defeated by Jürgen Melzer in five sets by 3-6, 2-6, 6-2, 7-6 and 6-4. He was favorite to the dispute of the US Open, beat with some difficulties the initial rounds, and in the semifinals, he faced Roger Federer who won extraordinarily by 6-1, 5-7, 5-7, 6-2 and 7-5. However, in the final Novak Djokovic faced Rafael Nadal, with whom he lost by a score of 4-6, 7-5, 4-6 and 2-6.

Satisfactorily he managed to defend the title of the China Open, after winning in the final to the Spaniard David Ferrer. He played the last tournament of the year at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London, where he was defeated by the Swiss Roger Federer. He finished the season for the fourth consecutive year in the position 4 of the world ranking. Besides, he was awarded the title of Serbian athlete of the year by the Serbian Olympic Committee and Serbian athlete of the year by DSL Sport.

 

SEASON 2011

Novak started the year, taking the title of the Australian Open, after defeating Andy Murray in the final by 6-4, 6-2 and 6-3, reaching his second Grand Slam in his career as a tennis player. He participated in the Tournament of Dubai held between February 21 and 27, where he was a strong candidate to defend the title, and that was the case, as he made it to the final where he defeated Roger Federer by sets 6-6, 6-3. He played the tournament of Indian Wells, where he beat Andréi Golúbev, Ernests Gulbis, Victor Troicki, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, the latter whom he won in the final, winning his second Masters 1000 Indian Wells.

He continued his successful participation in the Miami Tournament, where he also won the title of the competition, winning Rafael Nadal again in the final. As in previous years, he participated in the Belgrade Tournament, where he again managed to defend the title, winning in the final to Spanish Feliciano Lopez 7-6, 7-6 and 6-2. Between the 1st and the 8th of May, he played the Master 1000 of Madrid, where he managed to reach the final in an overwhelming way, where he faced Rafael Nadal who sought to defend the title: the victory was for the Serbian 7-5 and 6-4, managing to achieve his eighth 1000 master in his career.

Days later, he would beat Rafael Nadal in the final of the Rome Masters, becoming the first tennis player to beat Nadal in four Masters 1000 followed. His first trip of the year was at Roland Garros, where he was defeated by Roger Federer in the semifinal round. He participated in the Wimbledon Open, with the aim of becoming the number one in the world. He beat the tennis players Jeremy Chardy, Kevin Anderson, Marcos Baghdatis, Michael Llodra, Bernard Tomic, which managed to qualify for the semifinals, where he beat the Tsonga 7-6 (4), 6-2, 6-7 (9), and 6-3. In the final, he faced Rafael Nadal, whom he won by 6-4, 6-1, 1-6 and 6-3, getting for the first time the Wimbledon title and thus becoming the world’s number 1 for the first time. Motivated by the first place in the world ranking, won the tournament in Canada, where he beat Mardy Fish in the final by 6-2, 3-6 and 6-4, so he became the only one to get 5 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 titles in the same season.

In the Cincinnati Masters, he had to retire in the final against Andy Murray, due to fatigue. In the United States Open, Novak Djokovic was crowned champion, after defeating Rafael Nadal in the final, and thus obtaining the title that he had been elusive in the years 2007 and 2010. He had to retire due to fatigue from the Paris Masters and the ATP World Tour Finals in London, due to the hectic competition throughout the year. Finally, the tennis player culminated a year full of many titles and as the leader in the ATP classification.

 

SEASON 2012

Between January 15 and 29, participated in the Australian Open, where he reached the final and beat Rafael Nadal by 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-7 (5) and 7-5, extending his positive record to seven finals against Nadal. He could not defend the title of the Dubai Open, after falling defeated in the semifinals against Andy Murray. He participated in the Masters of Indian Wells and of Miami. In the first he lost in the semifinals with John Isner 6-7, 6-3 and 6-7, and in Miami he beat Andy Murray in the final by 6-1 and 7-6, which managed to equalize Pete Sampras in the number of Masters 1000 won.

He played the Masters of Monte Carlo, where he had a good start, however, was affected by the death of his grandfather, which made him lose concentration in the following rounds, losing the final against Rafael Nadal. He could not defend the title of the Masters of Rome since he was defeated in the final by Rafael Nadal. Days later, he was defeated again by the Spanish, but this time in the Roland Garros final. He won the Wimbledon Championship, where Novak Djokovic sought to defend the title he had won the previous year. Although he was a finalist, he was defeated by Roger Federer in a tight match 3-6, 6-3, 4-6 and 3-6. The tennis player did not have a string of titles compared to the previous year, so he lost the position 1 of the ATP ranking.

He participated in the Olympic Games in London, where he obtained the fourth place. After the participation in London, he played the Masters 1000 of Canada, where he managed to defend the title beating Richard Gasquet in the final by 6-3 and 6-2. At the US Open, he failed to defend the title of the previous year, after losing the final to Andy Murray by 7-6, 7-5, 2-6, 3-6 and 6-2. On October 7, crowned champion of the China Open, after defeating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the final with a score of 7-6 (4) and 6-2.

In the Shanghai Masters, he managed to reach the final against Andy Murray, whom he won in a close match by 5-7, 7-6 (11) and 6-3. For the last tournament of the season, the ATP World Tour Finals, faced in the final the Swiss Roger Federer who won by 7-5, 7-6 and 7-5, managing to win that competition for the second time. He finished the year as number 1 in the world and managed to win the Australian Open, the 1000 Masters of Miami, Toronto and Shanghai, the ATP 500 in Beijing and the ATP World Tour Finals.

 

2013 SEASON

Novak Djokovic started the year, making history in the open of Australia, where he became the first tennis player to win the competition three times in a row, defeating Andy Murray in the final by 6-7 (2), 7-6 (3), 6-3 and 6-2. Between February 18 and 23, he participated in the Dubai tournament, where he was crowned champion for the fourth time in his career, after defeating Tomas Berdych in the final by 7-5 and 6-3. A month later, he played the Indian Wells Masters, where he could not defend the title, after being defeated in the semifinals by the Argentine Juan Martín del Potro.

In the Miami Masters, he was eliminated in the quarterfinals by Tommy Haas, the defeat was so hard for the Serbian, who at the end of the game said: “I have played my worst game in a long time, but I give Tommy credit for his great tactic.” He won the Monte Carlo Masters for the first time, as he managed to win in the final to the Spanish Rafael Nadal. In spite of arriving with confidence at the Masters of Madrid, he was eliminated in the second round by Grigor Dimitrov, after falling by 6-7, 7-6 and 3-6. In the month of October, he was champion of the Beijing Tournament, where he beat Nadal in the final by a score of 6-3, 6-4, without losing the first position in the world, having lost other previous competitions.

He continued in Asia, and took the title of the Masters 1000 of Shanghai, winning in the final to Juan Martin del Potro by 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (3). He managed to win that championship for the second time in a row. His winning streak continued at the Masters 1000 in Paris, where on the way to the final he beat Roger Federer, and in the decisive match, he defeated David Ferrer, managing to be the third player to win the last three tournaments of the season. He ended the season with the title of the ATP World Tour Finals, wherein the group stage he beat Roger Federer, Del Potro, and Gasquet. In the semifinals, he beat Wawrinka and in the grand finale, he saw the faces of Rafael Nadal whom he defeated 6-3 and 6-4. He also lost the Davis Cup final, despite having won his two individual matches.

 

2014 SEASON

He started the 2014 season, winning the exhibition tournament in Abu Dhabi, where he beat Tsonga and David Ferrer in the semifinal and final respectively. He participated in the Australian Open, where he was eliminated in the quarterfinals by Stanislas Wawrinka, with a score of 6 -2, 4-6, 2-6, 6-3, 7-9. In the month of February, he played the Dubai Tournament, where he was not lucky, as he was eliminated in the semifinals by Roger Federer. Between March 3 and 16, he played the Masters of Indian Wells where on the way to the final he beat Victor Hanescu, Alejandro Gonzalez, Marin Cilic, Julien Benneteau and John Isner. Already in the final, he faced Roger Federer, whom he won by partial of 3-6, 6-3 and 7-6 (3) and achieved his third crown in that tournament. He won his fourth Masters 1000 title in Miami on March 30, beating Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-3.

Months later, he suffered an injury and he could not participate in the Madrid Masters. However, he recovered successfully for the Masters of Rome, where he won the title after beating Rafael Nadal 4-6, 6-3, 6-3. In the third Grand Slam of the year and The only one on Wimbledon turf, reached the final, where he finally beat the Swiss Roger Federer 6-7 (7), 6-4, 7-6 (4), 5-7 and 6-4. In that final Novak Djokovic and the Swiss faced for the first time in the final of that competition.

In the US Open held between August 25 and September 8, he reached the semifinal round, where he was defeated by the Japanese Kei Nishikori on a score of 4-6, 6-1, 6-7 (4), 3-6. For the Beijing Tournament, Djokovic got a run of 21 consecutive victories in that competition by beating Tomas Berdych 6-0 and 6-2 to get the 46th title in his career. Djokovic closed the season by winning the ATP World Tour Finals, after Roger Federer did not show up for the final because of a back injury.

 

SEASON 2015

Djokovic was appointed the Australian Open champion on February 1, after defeating Andy Murray 7-6 (1), 3-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-0. In March, Djokovic won the Masters 1000 of Indian Wells and Miami, where he beat Roger Federer and Andy Murray in the finals, respectively. Novak acknowledged feeling at the climax of his professional career, so he said: “This success is not the result of a tournament or a couple of weeks of work. It is a consequence of many years and many hours of training and commitment. That is the only way I have to stay on top. I can have many more years at this level”

He was champion of Monte Carlo Masters and Masters of Rome, where he beat Tomáš Berdych and Roger Federer respectively in the finals. On July 12, he beat Roger Federer again, but this time in the final of the Wimbledon Championship with partial of 7-6, 6-7, 6-4 and 6-3. In the Masters of Shanghai, he managed to beat the Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-2, 6-4, getting his third title in that competition. For the Masters 1000 in Paris beat Murray in the final and achieved his tenth title of the season, being the first to win six Masters 1000 in the same course.

He finished the season in the number one position in the ATP classification.

 

SEASON 2016

Novak Djokovic started the season in the Doha tournament, where he was proclaimed champion, defeating Spanish Rafael Nadal in the final. Days later, he got his 6th title of the Australian Open, after an excellent performance in the competition and winning the final against Andy Murray. In the Master 1000 of Indian Wells, he was the champion for the fifth time after winning by 6-2. and 6-0 to Milos Raonic. He also became the tennis player more times being champion of that competition. In addition, he managed to match Rafael Nadal with 27 Masters 1000 titles each. He was champion for the sixth time of the Miami Masters 1000, as he defeated Kei Nishikori in the final, and managed to equal Andre Agassi with 6 titles each in this tournament.

Also, he became the top winner of Masters 1000 with 28 titles. Months later, he reached his Masters 1000 title number 29, since he was the winner of the Madrid Masters. He was crowned champion of Roland Garros, which was the only Grand Slam that he lacked in his showcase of titles, after winning the Final Andy Murray by 3-6, 6-1, 6-2 and 6-4. Time later, Novak Djokovic won the Toronto Master 1000 after beating Kei Nishikori in the final by 6-3 and 7-5, reaching 30 Master 1000 titles. He made part of the Serbian delegation that participated in the Rio Olympics where he was eliminated by the Argentinian Juan Martín del Colt.

 

SIGNATURE OF NOVAK DJOKOVIC

 

GRAND SLAM TROPHIES

  • Australia Open: 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016.
  • Wimbledon: 2011, 2014 and 2015.
  • US Open: 2011 and 2015.
  • Roland Garros: 2016.
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Erling Braut Haaland

Erling Haaland
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Biografía de Erling Braut Haaland

Erling Braut Haaland (born July 21, 2000) is a Norwegian-English professional footballer who plays as a forward. He achieved success with Borussia Dortmund, becoming the first player in Champions League history to score a hat trick in his debut match. Haaland began his career at Bryne F.K. at the age of 15, later moving to Molde in 2016 and signing with Salzburg in 2018. With Salzburg, he made history in 2019. With Borussia Dortmund, he became one of the most famous players in the Bundesliga. He has also been a member of the Norwegian national under-20 team.

Early Years

Haaland was born on July 21, 2000 in Leeds, England. He is the son of sports couple Alf Inge Haaland and Gry Marita. His father was a footballer who played for Leeds at the time of his birth, while his mother was an athlete and a Norwegian champion in heptathlon. From a very young age, football became his passion. Even when an injury forced his father to retire from the game, Haaland continued to play.

Erling Haaland’s Early Career

Haaland began his career at the age of 15 with the Norwegian team Bryne F.K. During the 2015-16 seasons, he played for Bryne 2, the team’s reserve squad, where he scored 18 goals in 14 games. In May 2016, Berntsen gave him his first chance with the first team. He made his debut on May 12, 2016 in a first division match against Ranheim. With Bryne, Haaland played in 16 games.

Molde (2017-18)

In February 2017, it was announced that he had signed with Molde. He made his debut for the team on April 26, 2017, scoring his first goal in a 3-2 victory against Volda TI in the Norwegian Cup. Two months later, on July 4, he made his league debut as a substitute against Sarpsborg 08. Haaland scored the winning goal in that match, his first in the Eliteserien. On September 17, 2017, he scored his second goal against Viking FK. Haaland ended his first season with 4 goals in 20 appearances with Molde.

During his second season under coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Haaland scored 16 goals in 30 games. One of his most notable performances during his second season was on July 1, 2018, when he scored four goals against SK Brann in the first 21 minutes of the match. His impressive talent attracted the attention of Juventus and Salzburg.

Red Bull Salzburg (2018-20)

Haaland joined the Austrian team on August 19, 2018. His first season, however, did not go as expected. He played only five games and scored only one goal, so he was hardly taken into account. In the 2019-20 season, everything changed after he scored 9 goals in the under-20 match against Honduras. After this surprising match, Haaland became a key player for Salzburg. He made history with the team and in the Champions League, by scoring a hat-trick in the first half of his Champions League debut against Genk on September 17, 2019. In his second season with Salzburg, he played a total of 22 games, starting 11, and scored 28 goals.

Borussia Dortmund (2020-22)

At the beginning of 2020, Haaland signed with Borussia Dortmund of the Bundesliga. He made his debut on January 18, 2020 against FC Augsburg, scoring his first hat-trick in 23 minutes. He became the second player in the team’s history to score three goals during his Bundesliga debut, after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. On February 18, 2020, Haaland scored both goals in the 2-1 victory against Paris Saint-Germain in the first leg of the Champions League Round of 16. He had several standout performances before the league closed due to the pandemia.

On May 16, 2020, he scored the first goal after the league break against Schalke; it was his tenth goal in domestic competition. A month later, he scored two goals in a 2-0 victory against Leipzig, securing a spot in the Champions League for the following season for Dortmund. On September 19, 2020, he scored another double in the 3-0 victory against Borussia Mönchengladbach. Then he returned to score in the 2-3 loss on September 30th against Bayern Munich in the German Super Cup and in the league again against Bayern on November 7th. On November 21st, he scored four goals in 32 minutes in the 5-2 thrashing of Hertha Berlin. On the same day, he became the first Norwegian to win the Golden Boy award. Three days later, on November 24th, he scored a double in the 3-0 victory over Club Brugge. He became the fastest player to reach 15 goals in the UEFA Champions League, with only 12 appearances in the tournament.

In December 2020, Haaland suffered a tendon injury that kept him out of action until January 2021. He returned to the team on January 3, 2021, in the match against VfL Wolfsburg. Six days later, he scored a double in the 3-1 victory as a visitor against Leipzig. Then, he scored two goals in the 2-4 defeat against Mönchengladbach on January 22nd. He scored two goals and recorded an assist in the 2-3 victory against Sevilla F.C. in the first leg of the Champions League Round of 16, and later scored two more goals in the return match to secure Dortmund’s passage to the quarterfinals. Although Dortmund was eliminated, Haaland became the top goal scorer of the competition (with 10 goals).

With the season finished, Haaland was named the best player of the Bundesliga 2020-21 after scoring 27 goals in 28 matches played.

Manchester City (2022)

On June 13, 2022, the transfer to Manchester City F.C. was completed with a five-year contract. He made his debut on July 30, 2022, in Manchester’s 3-1 defeat against Liverpool.

Teams

  • Bryne F. K. (2016)
  • Molde F. K. (2017-18)
  • C. Red Bull Salzburgo (2018-19)
  • Borussia Dortmund (2020-22)
  • Manchester City F. C. (2022-act.)
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Saúl Álvarez

Biography of Saul Alvarez
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Biography of Saúl Álvarez

Santos Saúl Alvarez Barragán, known in the world of boxing as Canelo Alvarez, was born on July 18, 1990 in San Agustín, Guadalajara, Mexico. His nickname was assigned by his manager, José “Chepo” Reynoso. At five years old, Canelo moved with his family to Juanacatlán. His decision to dedicate himself to boxing came from his brother Rigoberto, who is also a professional boxer. At 13 years old, Canelo began training boxing and quickly participated in tournaments.

2004 – beginnings in boxing

In 2004, Canelo won the silver medal in the National Juvenile Championship in Sinaloa, and a year later, he obtained the gold medal in the 2005 Youth Olympics in Tuxtla Gutiérrez. With an amateur record of 44 wins, several by KO, and two losses, Canelo entered the professional ring in 2005, making his debut at the Chololo Larios Arena in Tonalá, Jalisco, at just 15 years old. He won by technical KO in the fourth round.

2008 – welterweight title of the North American Boxing Federation

Over time, Canelo increased his skill in the ring. In 2008, he obtained the welterweight title from the Latin American Federation of Professional Boxing Commissions, recognized by the World Boxing Association (WBA), by defeating boxer Carlos Adán Jerez. He also participated in the Scotiabank Forum in Mexico City, where he surprised the audience by knocking out Tony “Mazatleco” Fitch, thus becoming welterweight champion of the North American Boxing Federation (NABF).

Latin welterweight title of the World Boxing Organization

That same year in Zapopan, Jalisco, Canelo knocked out Dominican Euri Gonzalez in a long eleven round fight. With this victory, Canelo won the Latin welterweight title of the World Boxing Organization. In 2010, he had the opportunity to debut as a boxer within Golden Boy Promotions, facing José Miguel Cotto, covering the fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Shane Mosley in Las Vegas. Canelo Alvarez won by technical KO in the ninth round.

Canelo Alvarez, one of the great boxers of Mexico

With less than 30 years old, this Mexican boxer has conquered the world of boxing, captivating fans all over the world with his action-packed, charismatic and brave fighting style when facing big rivals like Kazakh Golovkin. His figure has been admired and compared to great Mexican boxers like Barrera, Morales, Sanchez and Chavez. The most relevant moment of his career was when he defeated Mathew “Magic” Hatton for the CMB Super Welterweight World Champion title in March 2011.

Since then, Canelo has defended the title against Ryan Rhodes and obtained stoppage victories over Alfonso Gomez and former world champion Kermit Cintron. He also had a fight against veteran Sugar Shane Mosley, for 12 rounds. The victory over Mosley led to the fight against Josesito Lopez on September 15, 2012, in which he knocked out Lopez before finishing the fight with a technical KO in the fifth round.

2013 – World Champion, fight with Floyd “Money” Mayweather

Canelo imposed his dominance by unanimously defeating the AMB Super Welterweight World Champion, Austin Trout, in front of 39,000 fans at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, making him a world champion. On September 14, 2013, Alvarez faced Floyd “Money” Mayweather. This fight was considered the biggest of the year and the highest-grossing in history, and it was the second-highest rated boxing event on television in Mexico. Since then, Canelo has won several championships, defeating boxers such as Alfredo “Perro” Angulo, James “Mandingo Warrior” Kirkland, Erislandy Lara, James Kirkland, and Liam Smith. The confidence Canelo developed in his talent was such that he dared to challenge champion Gennady Golovkin on camera.

Fight with Gennady Golovkin.

On June 5, the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas was announced as the location of the fight. In the early rounds, the Kazakh imposed himself, but then Canelo showed a great ability to evade Gennady’s punches. In the end, the result was a split decision draw; this was the second in Saúl Alvarez’s career and the first in Gennady Golovkin’s. This generated great questioning from boxers and sports businessmen. Definitely, Canelo was able to measure up to the great boxer Gennady.

World titles.

The Mexican boxer has several world titles:

  • WBC Super Welterweight World Champion
  • WBA Super Welterweight World Champion
  • WBO Super Welterweight World Champion
  • WBC and The Ring Middleweight World Champion
  • WBA Fedecentro Welterweight Champion
  • NABF Welterweight Champion
  • WBO Latin Welterweight Champion
  • WBC Youth Welterweight World Champion
  • WBC Silver Super Welterweight Champion.
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Dani Alves

Dani Alves
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Biography of Dani Alves

Dani Alves (born May 6, 1983) is a professional soccer player. He was born in Juazeiro, Bahia, Brazil. He played for Paris Saint-Germain Football Club from 2017 to 2019. His full name is Daniel Samuel Alves da Silva. Since 2006, he has played for the Brazilian national team, with whom he recently won the 2019 Copa America. He made his professional debut in 2001 with Esporte Clube Bahia, winning the Campeonato Baiano and two Copas do Nordeste.

 

Dani in the Spanish League

He later joined Sevilla Football Club, with a transfer fee of €500,000. In January 2004, the Sevilla team acquired him permanently for €850,000. At this team he played as a fullback, but his style has always been offensive. He also performs well in the midfield and even in the forward position, he played in a game as a forward against Sevilla and Zenit St. Petersburg. In 2003, he made his official debut in the Spanish League against RCD Espanyol. His first goal came on November 9, 2003 against the renowned team Real Madrid. In the summer of 2005, he acquired Spanish nationality.

In August 2007, Dani expressed his desire to play for Chelsea F.C. in the English Premier League, but Sevilla’s high financial demands prevented the transfer from happening. This caused several problems with the team, to the point where he refused to travel to play a crucial match against AEK Athens for their Champions League qualification. A year later, he was finally transferred to Football Club Barcelona.

 

Alves at Barcelona (2008-2016)

On July 2, 2008, Alves was officially presented as a Barcelona player, with his contract lasting until 2012. At the event, the president of the club, Joan Laporta, referred to him as “the best right-back in the world.” His transfer fee of €35.5 million made him the second most expensive signing in the club’s history after Marc Overmars, later surpassed by Zlatan Ibrahimović. He scored his first goal for Barcelona at the Camp Nou against UD Almería on October 25, 2008.

Alves played for Barcelona until June 2016. He became an integral part of the team’s defense and established himself as the starting right-back. His contributions to the team and his performances were always admired for his attacking ability, speed, assists, and free-kick taking. In the 2013-14 season, he wore the number 22 in honor of his former teammate Éric Abidal. At that time, he was the second foreign player with the most appearances for Barcelona.

In 2014, rumors of his departure from the team began to surface. Barcelona attempted to renew his contract for one more season, until 2016, but the negotiations were unsuccessful. However, Dani later renewed his contract until 2017 with an optional extension to 2018. But in 2016, he left Barcelona to join Juventus in Turin.

 

From Juventus to PSG

He only played one season with the Italian club, winning two titles and reaching the final of the Champions League. In 2017, he joined Paris Saint-Germain of the French Ligue 1 and was presented as a new player for two seasons. With this team, he was the star player and became the champion of the 2017 French Super Cup.

On May 8, 2018, Dani was crowned champion of the French Cup after defeating Les Herbiers. In June 2019, it was announced through a post on his social media that he was leaving the team.

 

São Paulo (2019-21)

On August 1, 2019, it was confirmed that he had joined São Paulo FC, signing with the team until December 2022. However, due to delays in paying his salary, he did not show up to training on September 10, 2021, and was fired. Later it was known that the team owed him more than 11 million Brazilian Reals.

 

Return to Barcelona (2021-22)

 

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On November 17, 2021, Alves was officially presented as the new player of Barcelona, returning to the team he had played for until 2016. He was called up for the first time since his return to the team on January 5, 2022, starting in the Copa del Rey match against Deportivo Linares. The match ended with a 1-2 victory for F.C. Barcelona. A month later, on February 6, Alves scored his first goal in a 4-2 victory against Atlético Madrid, provided an assist, and was sent off in the 69th minute. On June 15, 2022, his departure from Barca was confirmed after 6 months in the Club.

 

Pumas UNAM (2022)

On July 21, 2022, Alves signed with Pumas UNAM for the Apertura 2022. This signing marked his entry into the Mexican league. He will wear the #33 shirt.

 

Brazil National Team

Alves is an international with the Brazilian senior team, he was preparing to play in the 2018 World Cup but was unable to participate due to injury. He has played with the team since 2006, and has been a champion of the 2007 Copa America, the 2009 and 2013 Confederations Cup, and also played in the 2019 Copa America. He has accumulated over 41 national and international titles with clubs and the national team, and is one of the most decorated players in the history of football. In August 2021, Alves was also crowned Olympic champion.

 

Personal Life

In 2017, he married Spanish model Joana Sanz.

 

Scandal and Arrest for Alleged Sexual Assault

In January 2023, he was arrested in Spain on suspicion of sexual assault, and a judge ordered him to be held in pre-trial detention without bail while awaiting trial. Despite the accusations, Alves has denied any illegal or inappropriate actions and his wife, a Spanish model, has publicly supported him and stated that the accusation makes no sense. As a result of these events, his contract with Pumas UNAM was terminated.

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Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal
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Biography of Rafel Nadal

Rafael Nadal Parera was born on June 3rd, 1986 in Manacor, Mallorca, Spain. He is a Spanish tennis player, currently ranked second in the ATP. Nadal is considered one of the best tennis players in history due to his talent and skill on the court. He has won numerous tournaments, including eleven Roland Garros, two Wimbledon, and three US Open. Currently, his main opponent is the Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic, who is ranked first in the ATP and winner of the 2019 Australian Open. Nadal’s career began in 2001, when he enrolled in the ATP at rank 818. The following year, he made his debut at the Mallorca Open, where he defeated Paraguayan player Ramón Delgado. Four years later, he was already seen as one of the new figures in tennis, holding the second place in the ATP at the age of nineteen. Later, he became the number one at the age of 22, dethroning Roger Federer. Since then, he has achieved a great number of triumphs, consolidating himself as one of the most outstanding figures in tennis.

Family, beginnings in tennis.

Rafael Nadal Parera is the son of Sebastián Nadal and Ana María Parera, and has a sister named María Isabel, who is his most enthusiastic fan. The young tennis player was raised in a well-off family with a long tradition in Mallorca. His father, Sebastián, is a businessman and the director of a company dedicated to the construction of paddle courts, and also an organizer of sports events. The young tennis player was named Rafael in honor of his grandfather. Since his family was involved in the world of sports, he gradually became interested in it. He played all kinds of sports, such as soccer, in which he stood out playing in the lower categories. A short time later, tennis caught his attention, influenced to a great extent by his uncle, Toni Nadal, who, upon perceiving his talent in the area, became his coach. He guided Rafael in a strict and disciplined manner, and later became his representative.

Giving up academic studies

During his training with his uncle Toni, Rafael Nadal chose to play with his left hand, despite being right-handed in his daily life. This decision has characterized his career as a professional tennis player. Due to the demands of his career, he left school at an early age and focused fully on his career as a professional tennis player. This decision affected his mother, who expected him to complete his education. However, over time, she understood how difficult it would be for him to make a career as a professional while studying at the same time.

Rafael Nadal’s professional career path

Rafael Nadal’s professional career began at the end of 2001, when the young tennis player enrolled in the ATP at the age of 15, occupying the 818th position. At that time, he belonged to the Real Club de Tenis Barcelona. He made his debut on April 29, 2002, at the Mallorca Open, where he defeated Paraguayan player Ramón Delgado. After his appearance in Mallorca, he expected to participate in the Roland Garros in 2003, but an injury kept him away from the courts throughout the circuit. At the end of the following year, he returned to the courts, winning the Sopot tournament and the Davis Cup. At that time, his performances on the court earned him a place on the list of the top 100 tennis players in the world.

In 2005, Rafael Nadal won the French Open and Roland Garros, becoming one of the leading figures in tennis. His name spread worldwide and he climbed the ATP rankings to the number three position, a position he surpassed in 2008, when he held the number one spot on the ATP list, surpassing famous player Roger Federer. That same year, he also won the Olympic title in Beijing, winning the Roland Garros and his first Wimbledon Championship consecutively. For his sports achievements, he was awarded the Prince of Asturias Sports Prize.

Rafael Nadal Foundation, Awards, Trophies

In 2008, he created the Rafa Nadal Foundation, an organization dedicated to social work, helping children and young people through sport and education, including those with intellectual disabilities. Between 2008 and 2010, he continued to reap successes in the Masters 1000, Grand Slam, Roland Garros tournament, Wimbledon Championship, Australian Open and US Open. After winning the US and Australian Open in 2010, he was recognized with the Laureus Best International Sportsman award. That same year, he returned to be number one in the ATP. The following year, he defeated Federer again in the Grand Slam final with a score of 7-5, 7-6 (3), 5-7 and 6-1. Later, he won his third Grand Slam title against Novak Djokovic, and shortly after, he again surpassed the Serbian player in the Masters 1000. That same year, he broke the record of the Swede Björn Borg, after winning his seventh title at Roland Garros. At the beginning of 2013, he held the fourth position in the ATP. Throughout the year, he triumphed in Sao Paulo, Acapulco, Indian Wells, and Viña del Mar. He won the Madrid, Montreal, and Cincinnati Masters, as well as the US Open against Djokovic. He closed the year in Beijing, once again occupying the number one position.

2014-2017

The following year he had a tough season, losing consecutively to Novak Djokovic, but later defeated him by winning the Roland Garros again. Later, he was operated due to appendicitis, which kept him out of play at the end of the year. In 2015, he started strong at Roland Garros, but fell in the quarterfinals against Djokovic. The next year, representing Spain at the 2016 Rio Olympics, he won a gold medal in doubles and placed fourth in singles. Throughout 2017, he achieved his tenth title in Monte Carlo, becoming the player with the most clay titles. He also won the Barcelona Open, Roland Garros and US Open.

Eleventh title at Roland Garros, marriage

In the summer of 2018, Rafael Nadal won his eleventh title at the Roland Garros by defeating Dominic Thiem. Later, he participated in the Wimbledon Championship, reaching the semifinals where he was defeated by the Serbian Novak Djokovic. He then took part in the Canadian Masters 1000, in which he defeated Greek player Stefanos Tsitsipas. However, due to severe knee pain, he withdrew from the Grand Slam and took a two-month break, announcing his retirement from the season. In the course of 2019, the Spanish tennis player participated in the Australian Open, where he was defeated by the Serbian Djokovic, who currently holds the number one position in the ATP. Shortly after, he married María Francisca Perrello, known as Xisca, whom he has been in a romantic relationship with since 2005.

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Mykhailo Mudryk

Mykhailo Mudryk
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Biography of Mykhailo Mudryk

Mykhailo Mudryk is a professional Ukrainian football player born on January 5, 2001 in Krasnohrad, Járkov Oblast. He is internationally recognized as one of the young promises of European football thanks to his outstanding performances in the Champions League with Shaktar Donetsk. In January 2023, his transfer to Chelsea F.C. generated great media attention.

 

Family life

Mykhailo Mudryk grew up surrounded by his family, consisting of his parents Inna Nikolaevna Mudryk and Petrovyche Mudryk, as well as his sister Tatyana. His deceased grandmother, Fedorova Lyudmila Dmitrievna, played an important role in his personal and spiritual formation, helping him overcome his fears from an early age.

 

Beginning in Football

Mykhailo Mudryk began his football career in the youth divisions of Shaktar Donetsk, making his professional debut on October 31, 2018 in a Ukrainian Cup match. In 2019, he was loaned to the same competition’s team, Arsenal Kiev, where he made his debut on March 3, 2019.

After his loan period ended, he returned to Shaktar Donetsk to face the 2019-2020 season. With the team, he won the local league title and played in three games, accumulating more than 80 minutes.

In the 2020-2021 season, he was loaned again, this time to FC Desna Chernihiv in Ukraine, where he played in ten games in the first half of the season. For the end of the season he returned to Shaktar Donetsk where he played in six games, demonstrating exceptional performance which led him to be recognized as the best player of Shaktar in the months of November and December. This predicted a starring role for what would be the 2021-2022 season.

The 2021-2022 season would launch Mykhailo Mudryk as the figure of Shaktar. After playing 12 games he managed to score 7 goals and give 7 assists, which would make him the leader of his team in the local tournament. However, his international recognition came thanks to his outstanding performances in the Champions League, especially for the media impact that faced teams like Inter Milan, Celtic of Scotland, and the most times winner of the competition, the legendary Real Madrid. Mykhailo Mudryk managed to score 3 goals and give 2 assists in 6 games, besides showing a high level in each of the games played in the group stage. According to local media, Mykhailo Mudryk was recognized as the best Ukrainian footballer of the season.

 

Mykhailo Mudryk and his move to Chelsea F.C

After long negotiations that seemed to bring the Ukrainian player to Arsenal in England, an unexpected turn placed Mykhailo Mudryk as the new player of Chelsea F.C. On January 14, 2023, the player’s transfer was officially announced for a total of 100 million euros (70 million direct and 30 million in bonuses). This operation became the highest transfer of a Ukrainian player in history and the highest of the winter market in England, at the time the operation was completed.

“Dear God,

if today I lose hope,

please remind me that

your plans are better than

my dreams…”

Tattoo on Mykhailo Mudryk’s chest.

 

Curiosities about Mykhailo Mudryk

  • Mykhailo Mudryk had problems with nightmares in his childhood, but he overcame them thanks to the help of his grandmother, who helped him overcome his fear of darkness through a portrait of the archangel Michael and advising him to make the sign of the cross before going to sleep.
  • He is known for having religious tattoos, which indicates that religion plays an important role in his life.
  • He began his football career in the youth divisions of Shaktar Donetsk and made his professional debut in a match of the Ukrainian Cup in October 2018.
  • He was loaned twice to teams of the same competition, first to Arsenal Kiev and later to FC Desna Chernihiv, where he showed outstanding performance.
  • He was recognized as the best player of Shaktar in the months of November and December of the 2020-2021 season, which forecasted a leading role for what would be the 2021-2022 season.
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