07 September 2020 00:43
NEW YORK: Alexander Zverev slammed down 18 aces en route to demolishing Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 6-2 6-2 6-1 in the fourth round of the US Open on Sunday (Sep 6). Davidovich Fokina, who took a medical time out to treat a foot problem, tried to rattle Zverev by attempting some drop shots but the fleet-footed fifth seed moved nimbly around the court. The win was overshadowed by a shocking incident one court over, as top seed and widely presumed favourite Novak Djokovic was disqualified from the tournament after striking a line judge with a ball following a point during the first set of his match against Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta. TOWIE aired their reunion special to mark 10 years on the small screen and the cast revived some golden moments from the ITVBe show. The Only Way is Essex propelled the unknown cast members into household names, including the likes of Mark Wright, Gemma Collins and Pete Wicks.
During the show, there were various awards, including: most romantic moment, biggest argument and an accolade for the most iconic star of the show. Coming in third for the iconic castmate accolade was glamourpuss Chloe Sims, with Joey Essex coming in second. Self-proclaimed diva Gemma Collins took home the gong – and her fellow co-stars were happy with the 39-year-old taking the top spot. Amy Childs chipped in: "To be honest, she is iconic. "I wouldn't say Gemma Collins is iconic, I'd say more Mark Wright," another exclaimed.
Towie basically made us all, so I think it's only fair we come back to support the show's ten-year anniversary. Without Towie, Mark and the others wouldn't be where they are now. Mark is a friend of mine but I think we have to remember where we have come from. Amy said: "I know Sam said she wouldn't come back but apparently she's already filmed it." 7 Mark is married to actress Michelle Keegan Credit: Getty Images - Getty 7 Casualty crew are having to adapt to 'the new normal' as filming resumes Credit: ALISTAIR_HEAP But as filming of the BBC1 medical drama resumes after Covid halted production months ago, the actors are having to grapple with a new normal. 7 The A&E department is used to dealing with everything but Covid was not on the list Credit: ALISTAIR_HEAP 7 At least there should be plenty of gloves and facemasks on set Credit: ALISTAIR_HEAP 7 MTV is launching a UK version of online dating show Catfish Credit: Twitter MTV is finally launching a UK version of its hit online dating show Catfish.
Lydia wrote: "10 years ago at the age of 19, my life changed forever. "Forever grateful for the memories, experiences, opportunities and friends TOWIE has given me over the years. While a third disagreed over a reunion for the pair with the comment: "The day you realised you were worth more than Arg..he treat you badly, your lovely Lydia, and your mum is fabulous.. about her exit: "I think just naturally my time [on the show] had come to an end. "And then when I did come to filming there was so many new cast members and I really wasn't around enough so I didn't really fit in with everything." TOWIE viewers can tune in at 9pm tonight on ITVBe for a chance to watch the show's best bits as the cast and crew celebrate a whole decade since the reality show began. NEW YORK — The top-seeded women's doubles team was dropped from the U.S. Open because one of the players, Kristina Mladenovic of France, was issued a quarantine notice by public health officials from the county where her tournament hotel is. Mladenovic and Babos were supposed to play their second-round match against Gabriela Dabrowski of Canada and Alison Riske of the U.S., who advanced via walkover. Mladenovic had been allowed to compete until Saturday, playing two matches in singles – she lost in the second round after blowing a 6-1, 5-1 lead – and winning one in doubles. And the other half-dozen players found to have contact with Paire also played in the tournament, including No. 32 seed Adrian Mannarino in men's singles, whose match Friday was delayed for more than 2+ hours until it was determined he could play. The USTA said the new quarantine orders arrived after Mannarino's match and meant those players "identified as having prolonged close contact with the infected player will quarantine in their rooms for the remainder of their quarantine period." But she said 14-day quarantine orders are issued for any person living or staying in the county, including at hotels, who has had contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19. No fans are allowed inside the gates at the U.S. Open because of the pandemic, but 2019 semifinalist Matteo Berrettini's most loyal supporter found a way to offer encouragement Saturday by yelling from outside a fence near Court 17. After beating No. 30 seed Casper Ruud 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 to return to the fourth round at Flushing Meadows, No. 6 Berrettini was asked whether he was aware of his pal's attempts to be heard. "Nobody didn't hear him," said Berrettini, a 24-year-old from Rome. The fan is also Italian and owns the restaurant on Manhattan's Lower East Side where Berrettini went for dinner most nights during his lengthy stay in New York a year ago. "To be honest," Pospisil said, "I wasn't expecting a lot." Well, now Pospisil is into the fourth round for the first time in nine appearances at the U.S. Open, thanks to his upset of No. 8 Roberto Bautista Agut by a 7-5, 2-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 score Saturday. I'm better at using my energy more (carefully)," said Pospisil, who won the 2014 Wimbledon doubles title with Jack Sock. Pospisil, who is helping Novak Djokovic start a new association for men's tennis players, can get to the second Grand Slam singles quarterfinal of his career by beating No. 21 seed Alex de Minaur of Australia next.