Zeljko Mavrovic The third edition of “Sport Fest”, the first Croatian and largest regional sports fair and conference, was presented at the Luda kuća theater on Wednesday. After a successful premiere in Poreč last year, Sport Fest returns to the Žatika hall from October 4 to 6. The focus of “Sport Fest” this year is the presentation of “360 ° sport”. The idea is to gather the entire sports industry for a three-day gathering and connect them through a fair and conference. Alan Balen The rich program of “Sport Fest” this year will include “Run Croatia” race, BMX competition, Red Bull events, skating, free climbing, arm wrestling competition and many other activities. This year’s conference will once again be marked by Croatian sports legends such as Željko Mavrović, Igor Blažinčić, the Sinković brothers, Line Červar, and the organizers are announcing some more surprises. An even larger number of fair exhibitors guarantees more than enough interest for all visitors, and the entire program will be completed by the “Istria & Craft Beer Festival” in the evening on the Poreč waterfront. Source / photo: Sport Fest As a large number of famous athletes were present in the audience, a short interview was held with the legendary boxer Željko Mavrović, who emphasized that “In today’s urban world and changed lifestyle, sports are the only way for many to work on their body and thus their mind. That is why “Sport Fest” is important because it promotes all forms of active life. This is especially important for children who can best grow up through sports and learn true values. I am glad that the program will be so diverse because it guarantees that every visitor will find something interesting.” Thanks to the continuous support of the city of Poreč, Valamar Riviera and other sponsors and partners, the fair part of the event will be free for all visitors this year as well. Toni Hrvatin, head of destination product development at Valamar Riviera, addressed the large number of gathered visitors to the announcement and stated that “Valamar traditionally supports sports events in the destinations in which we operate because we believe in the importance of a healthy and active life and vacation, and in this way we also enrich the content for all our guests. We are extremely pleased that together with our destination partners we are sponsors of such a beautiful sports story for the second year in a row in Porec, especially after last year’s edition proved to be an extremely successful gathering of a large number of athletes, enthusiasts, clubs and federations. Fest ”in October this year to offer a rich sports program and further strengthen the tradition of sports in Porec.” Alan Balen, the executive director of the project, pointed out that “Sport Fest” has already been established as an event that covers all spheres of sports, for all interested groups. “Exactly because of that, this year the idea that leads us and the goal we are going towards is” 360 ° sport “. After the first two editions and thousands of visitors and participants, we have a very clear approach that brings quality and excellent audience response. Through 360 degrees of sports, we will cover all relevant topics, actors and trends, both at the fair and at the conference, for a unique sports weekend in Porec. Like last year, we make sure that sports fans lead a healthy life, so we prepare a large number of activities for all visitors, and of course there are annual JUMP awards and fun evening programs.” Full information and all conference details are available HERE.
Basel: World number six Alexander Zverev described his 7-6 (9/7), 6-4 loss to Taylor Fritz as ‘flat’ as he was knocked out of the ATP Swiss Indoors on Tuesday. The German’s loss to the 21-year-old American came barely a week after defeat in the Shanghai Masters final to Daniil Medvedev and puts his chance of defending his ATP Finals title at risk. “I was completely flat for some reason,” he said. “I was tired and not focused at all. It was a weird feeling,” he added.Zverev won the season-ending tournament last November, beating Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic back-to-back. The season points race will be determined next week at the Paris Masters as the last two of the eight spots are decided. “The way I played today, in my current mental stage, I’m not going to beat anybody,” Zverev, ranked seventh in the world, said. “I’m very disappointed but it’s more about myself than the result.” Zverev, a semi-finalist last year in Basel, fought hard to take the opening set into a tiebreaker, but was overwhelmed in the second by his American opponent in 86 minutes. “Normally I really enjoy it on court, the tough moments, the fighting,” Zverev said. “But today I was completely out of it. I may go home for a few days and clear my mind. I’ll try to do well in Paris and hopefully make it to London.” Fritz, ranked 31st in the world and a winner at Eastbourne in June, saved both break points against his serve. London-bound third seedStefanos Tsitsipas came through with a 6-3, 7-6 (8/6) win over Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas. “I knew it was going to be a difficult battle out there. He fought hard and gave me a hard time, but I’m satisfied and happy that this match didn’t go longer or to three sets,” Tsitsipas said. The Greek now boasts wins in eight of his last 10 matches including a final in Beijing to Dominic Thiem. Fabio Fognini picked up his London qualifying pace with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Australian Alexei Popyrin. The Italian winner reached the second round in 78 minutes to reinforce his year-end bid. The Monte Carlo Masters champion stands 11th in the chase for one of the remaining eight ATP Finals spots.Also Read | Daniil Medvedev Wins Shanghai Masters, Beats Alexander Zverev”If I qualify – fine. If not, then I can spend more time with the family, that’s the most important thing anyway,” he said. Moldovan Radu Albot will line up in the second round against nine-time champion Roger Federer on Wednesday after a 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 comeback over Serb Dusan Lajovic. The US’ Riley Opelka hammered 27 aces in his 7-6 (7/5), 7-6 (12/10) defeat of Chile’s Christian Garin and will face either sixth seed David Goffin or Marin Cilic. Two-time Basel semi-finalist Richard Gasquet advanced past Argentine Juan Ignacio Londero 6-1, 7-6 (7/4). For all the Latest Sports News News, Tennis News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
But she appeared out of sorts on court, calling on a doctor in the second set.Gauff had been bidding to become the youngest Wimbledon quarter-finalist since fellow 15-year-old American Jennifer Capriati in 1991.“I wasn’t feeling very well but I still played my best. I’m not sure what it was but I still had fun even though I was losing,” she said.“I learned a lot about how to play in front of a big crowd and how to play under pressure. I am really grateful for the experience.”Gauff’s meeting with 2014 Wimbledon semi-finalist Halep was the match everyone wanted to watch on Manic Monday, with Vogue editor Anna Wintour forced to watch from a staircase because of the bumper crowd.But the magnitude of the occasion appeared to get to Gauff, who showed signs of early nerves by having her serve broken in the very first game.She broke back immediately, and later in the first set almost went another break up when Halep double-faulted twice in succession, but scuppered two break points as Halep held serve.Yet unlike her cool and calm approach in previous matches, Gauff looked despondent after every game she lost, throwing her racquet to the ground and clapping her hands together in frustration as Halep broke her serve to go 3-2 up.Gauff was broken once more as Halep took the set before the second set started in exactly the same fashion, Halep breaking her young opponent’s serve at the first chance.Yet again Gauff immediately broke back, but she lost on serve again to gift her opponent a 4-2 lead, and Halep went on to hold match point on a break but Gauff rallied back.Gauff showed not a flicker of emotion as Halep eventually served out the set, not even stopping to greet the autograph hunters as she walked to the changing rooms.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Coco Gauff’s remarkable fairytale run at Wimbledon came to an end with a straight-set defeat by former world number one Simona Halep.Seventh seed Halep, 27, beat the 15-year-old American qualifier 6-3 6-3 to advance to the quarter-finals, where she will play China’s Zhang Shuai.Gauff had beaten Venus Williams, Magdalena Rybarikova and Polona Hercog on her way to the last 16.