BELGRADE, June 25 (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic will head to Wimbledon buoyed by a spectacular French Open triumph and aiming to stay on course for completing a calendar-year Grand Slam as well as going level on 20 majors with Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer. A window of opportunity has opened up for the 34-year-old Serb to match his two great rivals and also become the first man since Rod Laver in 1969 to win all four majors in the same year.
Eurosport expert Alberto Contador says that Ineos should go into the Tour de France with a plan to back one potential winner - despite having an incredibly strong team with several yellow jersey contenders, including Geraint Thomas and Tao Geoghegan Hart. "I would be surprised if they didn't choose a clear leader even if they attacked as a block," the cycling legend said.
Team BikeExchange rider Michael Matthews says he and his colleagues are "at another level" ahead of the 2021 edition of the Tour de France. "This year is a little bit different," he told Eurosport on The Cycling Show. "We have more options in the race...we need to figure out where our best opportunities are to win stages and focus on them a bit more on than on the flat stages.
Arsenal insider Charles Watts has delivered his verdict on the future of Martin Odegaard and a potential return to Arsenal. The Norwegian international, valued at £36m on Transfermarkt, was one of the few bright sparks for Arsenal last season in what was an overall disappointing campaign, with some going so far as calling him their ‘missing piece’ as they looked to fill a creative void within the side.
Euro 2020 - 'More like three cats than three lions' – Europe's view on England, Harry Kane and Jadon Sancho
Three clean sheets, seven points, top of Group D. What's not to like? A lot, apparently. A cloud of pessimism hangs over England after they dragged themselves into the last 16 at Euro 2020 with an unconvincing 1-0 win over Czech Republic, a woeful goalless draw with Scotland, and a distant (but glorious) 1-0 win against Croatia.
Rugby sevens skipper Tom Mitchell says he will take time to saviour his Team GB experience having already tasted one bruising Olympic final defeat. Cuckfield-born Mitchell, skipper in Britain’s crushing 43-7 defeat against Fiji five years ago, is at peace with the result and will have a fresh perspective on the sport going into Tokyo.
Team GB sailing champion Giles Scott says it is “Olympic curtains” for him, with the finn class being removed from the programme after Tokyo 2020. The Rio 2016 gold medallist will be looking for a second victory in Japan and in a year where sport has been heavily affected by the coronavirus pandemic, Scott has been busier than most - having competed for Sir Ben Ainslie’s INEOS Team UK in the America’s Cup.
Eric Bailly could become a casualty of Manchester United's hunt for Spanish centre-back Pau Torres. Manchester United are reportedly considering the sale of centre-back Eric Bailly mere months after the Ivory Coast defender penned a new contract at Old Trafford. Currently, it is Villarreal’s Pau Torres being touted as his direct replacement.
Euro 2020 - Gareth Southgate has big headache - he didn't expect Bukayo Saka and Jack Grealish to be so good!
England boss Gareth Southgate now has a "big headache" ahead of the last 16 after the performances from Bukayo Saka and Jack Grealish to close out their group stage at Euro 2020. In the latest Eurosport x The Beautiful Game podcast, Buj and Dot are joined by Eurosport's very own Pete Sharland to react to England's victory over Czech Republic and tell Southgate what he should do next.
West Ham United star Declan Rice has reportedly had his head turned ahead of a potential summer of transfer interest… What’s the word? According to Eurosport’s Dean Jones, the 22-year-old’s former club, Chelsea, are now leading the race to secure his signature before the new season, with several other Premier League teams keen, including both Manchester clubs and Liverpool.
Follow the Brazilian Série A live Football match between São Paulo and Cuiabá with Eurosport. The match starts at 23:00 on 23 June 2021. Catch the latest São Paulo and Cuiabá news and find up to date Football standings, results, top scorers and previous winners. Football fans can find the latest Football news, interviews, expert commentary and watch free replays.
Dina Asher-Smith can do 'something utterly remarkable' at Tokyo Olympics as she bids for golds, says Greg Rutherford
Greg Rutherford believes Dina Asher-Smith has the “opportunity to do something utterly remarkable” at the Tokyo Olympic Games this summer. The fastest British woman in history has been in good form this year as she prepares for a shot at sprint gold in Tokyo. Asher-Smith won 100m silver and 200m gold at the 2019 World Championships, and is also set to compete in the relay event with Team GB at the Olympics.
Follow the Toppserien live Football match between Vålerenga Fotball and Arna-Bjørnar Fotball with Eurosport. The match starts at 18:00 on 22 June 2021. Catch the latest Vålerenga Fotball and Arna-Bjørnar Fotball news and find up to date Football standings, results, top scorers and previous winners. Football fans can find the latest Football news, interviews, expert commentary and watch free replays.
It is a decade since the undulating arena of professional golf tragically lost the maverick genius of Seve Ballesteros, an inspirational champion, blessed with a swing and swagger from a higher plane, who had a greater influence on the flowering of the European game than the time Old Tom Morris welcomed the pioneering figure of his lad young Tom into the world in 1851.
Alex Corretja believes Roger Federer’s body language in his second-round defeat in Halle was a concern as he bids to win a record 21st Grand Slam title at Wimbledon. Federer missed all of last season after undergoing two knee surgeries and has only played eight matches in 2021 as he looks to get back to full fitness.
The couple can each become the top British male and female Olympians of all time. It’s childcare not cycling that's consuming Laura and Jason Kenny ahead of Tokyo 2020. Son Albie won't be in Japan to watch his parents aim to add to their haul of ten Olympic gold medals in the velodrome.
Manchester United unwilling to bid over £80million for Jadon Sancho Speaking on the Football Terrace Podcast (h/t The Express), Eurosport’s Dean Jones has stated that Manchester United will not make a bid of over £80million for Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho. The Red Devils have been long-term admirers of the English international.
When is the 2021 Tour de France? The Grand Depart gets underway in Brest on June 26, with the race finishing on the Champs-Elysees in Paris on July 18. Is the Tour de France on TV? Of course it is. Look no further than Eurosport.
Inside Europe: Benjamin Pavard was catastrophic in France's disastrous draw with Hungary at Euro 2020
In the latest edition of Inside Europe, Eurosport's series that brings you all the latest goings-on across the continent, we turn our eyes towards France. After tournament favourites France beat Germany 1-0 in their opening group game to get their European Championships off to the perfect start, Didier Deschamps' side drew 1-1 with Hungary on Saturday evening.
Rory McIlroy is ideally placed to scratch his seven-year itch at the majors courtesy of a vintage third round of 67 at the 121st US Open on Saturday. The former world number one lifted the last of his four majors at the 2014 US PGA Championship at Valhalla, but looked back to his bouncing best as five birdies and a bogey saw him move from plus one to minus three after 54 holes of the season's third major.