tv Sport Today BBC News June 5, 2018 1:45am-2:01am BST
hello, this is sport today, live from the bbc sport centre. coming up on this programme: injury means serena williams is a late withdrawal from her french open fourth round match with maria sharapova. right now i can't actually serve, so it's kind of hard to play when i can't physically serve. in the men's draw, io—time champion rafael nadal is through to the quarter finals after a straight sets win over maximilian marterer. and leroy sane is left out of germany's world cup squad on deadline day for the 32 nations involved. hello and welcome to the programme, where we start with tennis news, and with the anticipation building at roland garros on monday and the match due to take to the court, serena williams withdrew from her fourth round tie with maria sharapova at the french open. serena had won their last 18 meetings and it would've been their first match
since the american became a mother plus first between them since sharapova returned from a doping ban. but it never happened because of a pectoral muscle injury that williams says she first felt during her third—round win over german iith seed julia gorges on saturday. she says she'll get the problem assessed in paris before deciding how to treat it. i. i, erm, unfortunately have been having some issues with my pec muscle and unfortunately it's been getting worse to a point where a right now i can't actually serve. it's kind of hard to play when i can't physically serve. i'm beyond disappointed, you know, like, i gave up disappointed, you know, like, i gave up so much from time with my daughter to time with my family, and i put everything on the court all for this moment. so it's really
difficult to be in the situation. for now in my life i try to always think positive and think of the bigger picture, and hopefully the next event and the rest of the year. sharapova will now face the number three seed garbine muguruza in the quarter—finals. the 2016 champion was leading 2—love in the first set against lesia tsurenko when the ukrainian was forced to retire with a suspected hamstring injury. it caught me completely by surprise that she withdraw. i guess she has her reasons. it was going to be a very interesting match, for sure. and to have a good quarterfinals... ididn't and to have a good quarterfinals... i didn't have a preference. i remember we played quarter—finals, like, fouror remember we played quarter—finals, like, four orfive remember we played quarter—finals, like, four or five years ago against maria, so it's good to be back there. there was plenty of action elsewhere on monday in paris and austin halewood can round it all up. seeing rafa nadal broken in the
first game is a rare sight at roland garros, but that's as far as the surprises went on court philip shattering a as the world number one quickly kicked into gear and hit back to take the first set from germany's maximilian marterer. nadal easing the second set 6—2 and into a third maximilian marterer managed to force a tie—break but it would only delay the inevitable. nadal through in three and a step closer to an 11th in three and a step closer to an iith french open. it was good to play against a young player here in the first round of roland garros on the centre court. it was a good match. for me it was a great victory but for him it's been a great event and positive experience. nxt will claye 11 seed diego schwartzman, the argentinian coming back from two sets down to beat south african kevin anderson in almost four hours —— next will play 11th. almost four hours —— next will play iith. word that wasn't the only five set epic on monday, number three
seed marion was taken to a fifth by a spirited fabio fognini, the italian roaring to life on philip shattering a. but cilic‘s big—game temperament saw him home in the end. he will playjuan martin del potro in the last eight. like nadal, the women's world number one, doubly made her way through. simona halep making quick work of belgium's elise mertens. with two tour titles already this year, the 22—year—old certainly looks like one to watch in the future, but in paris halep was too experienced and two good. the future, but in paris halep was too experienced and two goodlj the future, but in paris halep was too experienced and two good. i hope i will get enough majors to win a grand slam in the future but for the moment i want to enjoy this win—win, this tournament, and we will see. next g will play germany's angelique kerber, the former one number one beating caroline garcia in straight sets to put a final nail in the coffin of french hopes for another
year. meanwhile, second seed caroline wozniak couldn't overturn her overnight deficit, russian kasatkina getting the two games and she required to go into the quarter—finals of a grand slam for the first time. austin halewood, bbc news. world champions germany have named the squad they hope will retain the title they won in brazilfour years ago, although it's 56 years since any team won back—to—back world titles. leroy sane is a notable absentee from the german squad, withjoachim loew choosing to leave out the manchester city forward despite his club's record—breaking title—winning season in the english premier league. the bayern munich goalkeeper manuel neuer is in the 23—man squad, and he's been named as captain despite playing only one international since breaking his foot in september. translation: i spoke to all four players this morning after that also with the team council. of course the players concerned are very disappointed, we did expect that. essentially it's like standing at
the check—in counter to the flight for russia but you can't get on that plane. belgium also named their squad on monday with manchester city captain vincent kompany included, despite concerns over his fitness. the centre half suffered a groin injury in a friendly against portugal at the weekend. manager roberto martinez says a scan wasn't conclusive on the extent of the strain. the fresh performance of vinnie kompany and his leadership is essential for us to give him every opportunity to make a good decision. it's a world cup, this is notjust an international game, this is not just any competition, this is the world cup. due to the role of vinnie kompany now, world cup. due to the role of vinnie kompa ny now, that's world cup. due to the role of vinnie kompany now, that's a decision that we've taken in order to give the best possible chance to make the right decision. elsewhere, cristiano ronaldo joined up with portugal's world cup squad on monday. he'd been given extra time off, after playing for real madrid in the champions league final just over a week ago. the european champions face algeria
in lisbon on thursday in their final warm—up match ahead of the world cup finals. portugal are in the same group as spain, iran and morocco. meanwhile, the moroccans were in action on monday and beat slovakia in their latest pre—world cup friendly. they came from behind to win 2—1 with younes belhanda scoring the winner in a match that was played in geneva. italy and netherlands, who both failed to qualify for the world cup, drew 1—1 in turin where simone zaza put the italians in front mid—way through the second half, before nathan ake equalised for the dutch two minutes from time. elsewhere, chile, who'll be another notable absentee from the world cup, beat russia—bound serbia i—o in a friendly played in graz in austria. the south american champions dominated the game and should have won by a bigger margin. and might have done so if angelo henriquez hadn't managed to put this effort wide. the only goal of the game was scored three minutes from time by guillermo maripan. india are through to the final
of the intercontinental cup after beating kenya 3—0 in mumbai. after an impassioned plea from captain sunil chhetri, along with the likes of indian cricket captain virat kohli asking for fans to attend the match, almost 9,000 turned up as chetri scored a double to help his side through in atrocious conditions. one other football line, pep guardiola has been banned for two champions league matches by uefa after he was sent off during the second leg of manchester city's quarter final against liverpool in april, with the second suspended for a year. meanwhile, liverpool have been fined a total of 29,000 euros for a number of offenses, including 20,000 for disturbances at the first leg against city when the visiting team's bus was attacked on the way into anfield. michal kwiatkowski has held onto the leader's jersey at the criterium du dauphine after finishing fifth on the first stage of the race.
south african daryl impey won the sprint ahead of frenchman julian alaphilippe. kwiatkowski's lead in the overall standings is reduced to two seconds austin romine hit a three—run homer in a six—run fourth inning as the new york yankees beat the detroit tigers 7—4 to extend their winning streak to five. the match was the first of a day night double header on monday with the second match underway at present. the yankees were ahead 4—1 in the opener and having a game changing inning when romine pretty much made sure of the result with this hit to left centre field and the game was a formality when detroit were struck out in the final ining having lost two in a row now following a four—game winning streak. pele has scored in the end of the first half in the game between the
washington capitals and the vegas knight is. the capitals on their way to victory, which would give them a 3-1 to victory, which would give them a 3—1 lead in the best of seven series. you can get all the latest sports news at our website, that's bbc.com/sport. but from me and the rest of the sport today team, goodbye. will be back in 45 minutes to tell you the score of that game. good morning. the best of the sunshine on monday was out to the west, particular south—west wales. for most of us it was a pretty grey, cloudy start to our new working week, wasn't it? in fact, this weather watcher's picture sums it up quite nicely, the cloud thick enough for the odd spot or two of drizzle. we start like that for many today, but fingers crossed conditions will improve later on. now, it's a very quiet weather story right throughout the week across the uk, with high—pressure sitting up into the north, and this north—easterly flow.
now, that's responsible for driving in this cloud through the night, and it makes for a pretty grey, murky start. but, as we go through the day, it does look as though the cloud will start to thin and break and push its way down into south wales and south—west england. here, it could stay little disappointing, but with more sunshine coming through, temperatures will peak perhaps at around 20 degrees. not as warm as it has been, but nevertheless pleasant in the sun. now, as we move through tuesday night into wednesday morning, we see more cloud spilling in off the north sea coast. elsewhere, we'll have some clearer skies and a slightly cooler night. a little more comfortable for those trying to sleep in, with single figures pretty much for most of us. so we start off on wednesday, then, on a slightly fresher note. still some grey, low cloud spilling in off north sea coasts, but on wednesday we have a greater chance of seeing more sunshine coming through. so after that cooler start,
temperatures will respond, with more sun and highs likely at 23 degrees in the south—east, and maybe in sheltered eastern areas of scotland, temperatures will be in the low 20s as well. but, as we move into wednesday night through thursday morning, there's the risk of the potential for some thundery downpours pushing up through the channel, so we'll need to keep a close eye on that. they'll still be lingering, potentially, first thing on thursday morning. the further north you go, we'll have some decent spells of sunshine, and just a little bit of cloud just spilling in off the north sea. if that happens, temperatures 16 to 18 degrees, the highest values likely of 22 degrees, that's 72 fahrenheit. the high pressure still stays with us, the isobars widely spaced, which means light winds and not much change in the weather pattern as we move towards the end of the working week. so, again, we start off with cloudy conditions first thing in the morning. the cloud should break up, we'll see some sunshine coming through, but always the risk, potentially down to the south, of a few sharp, possibly thundery showers developing. highs likely of 15—22 degrees, and not much change as we move into the weekend. it stays predominantly dry, with some sunshine, always the chance of seeing one
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