Virgil Van Dijk and the admiration for Roger Federer

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Virgil Van Dijk and the admiration for Roger Federer

Roger Federer has never worn the gold medal in singles at the Olympics around his neck, having had to settle for silver in London in 2012. During a recent interview, the very strong Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk reiterated all his boundless admiration for the Swiss Maestro.

"When you watch Roger Federer play, it seems to you that he is not sweating. This is an important factor for whoever is on the other side of the net. Maybe you think you're good and find that Roger isn't even squeezing too much.

I also want my opponent to think that I always have the situation under control, even if it may not be the case at the moment," said Van Djik. The Dutchman has missed most of this season due to a serious injury, which is likely to keep him out of the UEFA European Championships scheduled for this summer as well.

Roger Federer is not only an idol for young tennis stars, but also for athletes from other disciplines. In addition to having collected countless triumphs in the last two decades, the former world number 1 was also an example of class, elegance and longevity, managing to be competitive at the highest levels even in old age.

After undergoing two operations on his right knee last year, the Swiss phenomenon made his debut in Doha in 2021, where he reached the quarter-finals, arousing good impressions to his fans. His competitive interlude did not last long, as the King opted for a further block of training with the aim of improving his physical form.

His return is expected next week in Geneva, which will be his only preparation test ahead of Roland Garros. As repeated several times by the same 20-time Grand Slam champion, his mind is already focused on Wimbledon and the Tokyo Olympics, which have been postponed by twelve months due to the outbreak of the global pandemic.

Contract between Kobe Bryant and Nike has come to an end

Contract between Kobe Bryant and Nike has come to an end, according to what Vanessa Bryant told ESPN. Official statement said: "The contract ended on April 13th Kobe and Nike have collaborated in the creation of some of the most beautiful sports shoes ever, adored by fans and enthusiasts around the world."

According to what some sources reported to ESPN, the clash between Bryant and his sponsor was already underway in the phase that followed his withdrawal became an impassable barrier after the Lakers' Hall of Famer disappeared following the helicopter crash in January last year.

Kobe's family: "My hope will always be to allow Kobe fans to wear and dress his branded products. I will continue to fight for this to happen: everything about Kobe, every new production, is sold out completely in seconds.

This tells it all. We will continue in our work to maintain the legacy of Kobe and Gigi, to honor them in the best possible way and this will never change." Vanessa Bryan has confirmed that she owns the Kobe Bryant's logo, while the The Shealth logo on the shoes is held equally by both parties.

The words of the company: "Kobe Bryant was a key part for Nike in creating a deep connection and a deep bond with customers. He pushed us to be better. Although his contract and working relationship with us has come to an end, Kobe remains a member of the Nike family that we will continue to love intensely."

We have also to recall that Vanessa Bryant revealed the cops who released the photos of dead Kobe. Almost 14 months after the tragic accident in Calabasas, the death of Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gigi and the other 7 passengers aboard the helicopter there is still something which are happening.

Enraged by the discovery that some LAPD officers would take, and then circulate, photos of the victims and the scene of the accident, Vanessa Bryant posted the names of the four on her Instagram account. The agents responsible for this ignoble gesture.

That their identity could be made public is the result of a previous lawsuit against the Los Angeles County Sheriff's and Fire departments filed by Ms. Bryant herself. Having obtained the ok from the court, the social post has arrived (indeed, a series of posts, 12) in which the names of the agents are highlighted in a red box (Joey Cruz, Rafael Mejia, Michael Russell and Raul Versales ).

Mejia, in particular, is accused of having taken and saved on his personal mobile phone from 25 to 100 photos (subject, in some cases, the charred bodies of the victims) and then having sent them to Cruz, guilty of having forwarded them to Russell, who even later showed them to a Norwalk bar owner.

Both Russell and Versales are then accused of further showing the photos in question to police personnel who had nothing to do with the investigation into the January 26, 2020 incident. On the actions of these 4 LAPD officers, will now have to pronounce a court.