Atlanta Braves one step away from the 2021 MLB World Series title! The Georgia team defeated Houston Astros 3-2 in Game-4: now Braves lead 3-1 in the series, with the Commissioner's Trophy getting closer and closer Thanks to super Josè Altuve, best player of the match for the Texans and author of the 2-0 solo-run in the fourth set, Astros went ahead by two points, but everything was just an illusion.
Braves with a request to the challenge, which validated Austin Riley's single and Eddie Rosario's realization, were the turning point of the match. In the seventh inning there were two home runs, one on the left and one on the right, respectively by Dansby Swanson and Jorge Soler.
MLB World Series 2021 Game-4 Houston Astros-Atlanta Braves 2-3
Annacone: "Roger Federer knows his body's needs perfectly"
Roger Federer's incredible longevity often makes us forget how his debut on the ATP Tour dates back to 1998.
The Swiss phenomenon has remained competitive for an enormous amount of time, even though the last two seasons have been very difficult for him. Suffice it to say that the 40-year-old from Basel played only 13 official matches in 2021, collecting nine wins against four defeats.
Wimbledon was his main target, where in 2019 he had collected one of the most heinous insults of his entire career. The Swiss Maestro's race was interrupted in the quarters at the hands of Hubert Hurkacz, able to give him even a bagel in the third set.
The 20-time Grand Slam champion has had his right knee operated on for the third time in the past year and a half and there is no clear plan for his return to the tour. The hope of the fans is to see him again in 2022 at least for a final catwalk.
Interviewed in the latest edition of the Three - A Tennis Show podcast, Paul Annacone revealed the main differences between Roger Federer and Pete Sampras (having coached both of these legends). Annacone said: "In terms of preparation, Roger Federer and Pete Sampras were quite similar.
They both loved to work hard in the preseason, as they were used to winning a lot of games throughout the year and had less time to make reminders. The versatility required to excel on all three surfaces, clay, grass and hard-courts, prompted them to take care of their physical shape in detail.
When there were breaks in the calendar, Roger and Pete always used them to prepare their bodies for the season on clay and then on grass. They knew their physical needs very well. When it comes to personality, Federer is slightly more outgoing than Sampras.
Roger loves making jokes and joking, while Pete has a slightly more reserved character."