Tony Yoka, Ligue 1, Djokovic-Tsitsipas, Tour of Italy, French Grand Prix: The set for Sunday May 15

What you may have missed between last night and this morning

1. Boxing – Heavy: Stoppage for Yoka

Until now, Tony Yoka was unbeaten among professionals (11 wins in 11 fights). But the Olympic heavyweight champion fell on a bone on Saturday night. Opposed to the very powerful Martin Bakole, the French took very violent blows from the start and was never able to reverse the course of the fight. He finally bowed on a split decision of the judges, conceding a defeat which does not suffer from any dispute.

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2. Football – Ligue 1: Monaco overtakes OM, ​​Saint-Étienne in great danger

Played in full on Saturday evening, the 37th day of the championship reserved its share of surprises. While PSG and Lionel Messi were having fun in Montpellier (0-4), Marseille tripped over Rennes (2-0) and lost their 2nd place in favor of a stunning AS Monaco against Brest (4-2). At the bottom of the table, it’s almost over for Bordeaux (20th), held in check by Lorient (0-0), and it sent very bad for Saint-Étienne (19th), dominated by Reims (1-2) and now preceded by Metz (18th).

Disappointment for Gerson and Caleta-Car: OM conceded the opener in Rennes – 05/14/2022, 37th day of Ligue 1

Credit: Imago

3. Tennis – Masters 1000 Rome: Djokovic in the 1000

He took the time he needed, but Novak Djokovic did indeed achieve his ends. On Saturday, the world number 1 got the better of a catchy Casper Ruud in the semi-finals of the Rome tournament (6-4, 6-3), winning his thousandth victory on the ATP circuit on this occasion. The Serb has thus joined a very closed circle, which includes Jimmy Connors, Ivan Lendl, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. In the final, he will face Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Be careful, Djoko finds his legs and his bite: the summary of his victory against Ruud

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Rugby – Challenge Cup: Toulon defeats Saracens (25-16) and climbs to the final, where it will find Lyon.
Soccer – Ligue 2: Thanks to its victory against Toulouse on the last day (1-0), AC Ajaccio retains its 2nd place synonymous with a rise in Ligue 1.

Basket – Elite: Monaco narrowly won in Limoges (88-89) and joined ASVEL at the top of the championship.

Tennis – WTA 1000 Roma: Ons Jabeur had to defeat Daria Kasatkina (6-4, 1-6, 7-5) and secure a final against Iga Swiatek.

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What you will be sure to follow today

1. Cycling – Tour of Italy: The favorites in the Blockhaus test

The first week of the Giro 2022 ends with an unmissable event, since the finish of this 9th stage will be judged at the top of the formidable – and dreaded – Blockhaus. With its 13.6 kilometers at 8.4% average, this Apennine mountain will cause a sure shot of serious damage within the peloton and will allow the contenders for the final victory to deliver a first big explanation.

At the Blockhaus, the masks will fall: The profile of the 9th stage

2. MotoGP – Grand Prix de France: Quartararo and Zarco to thrill the Le Mans public

Last season, Johann Zarco (Ducati-Pramac) and Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha) both finished on the podium in the French Grand Prix. But Jack Miller (Ducati) had deprived the French supporters of a “Marseillaise”. They hope to be entitled to it this Sunday (2 p.m.). The reigning world champion will be in ambush (4th), notably behind poleman Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati). Penalized by three places, the Cannes native will start from 9th position.

Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha) at Le Mans, May 14, 2022 during the French Grand Prix

Credit: Getty Images

3. Tennis – Masters 1000 Rome: Djokovic and Tsitsipas at the time of the reunion

A little over eleven months ago, they crossed swords in the Roland-Garros final. Novak Djokovic and Stefanos Tsitsipas met again this Sunday. Once again in the final, once again on clay, but this time in Rome. Finally back at the top after a complicated start to the year, the Serb has the opportunity to win his 6th title in the Italian capital. However, he will have a lot to do against the 5th player in the world, winner of the Monte-Carlo tournament a few weeks ago.

On earth, Tsitsipas regains control: his victory over Zverev in the semi-finals

We will also follow:

  • The perilous trip of leader Manchester City to West Ham (3 p.m.).
  • The other Champions Cup semi-final (4 p.m.), between Racing 92 and La Rochelle.
  • The final of the Women’s French Cup (6:30 p.m.), which will pit an ultra-favorite PSG against Yzeure, a resident of the second division.
  • The 37th day of Serie A and the continuation of the distance duel between AC Milan, which will receive Atalanta (6 p.m.) and Inter, which will go to Cagliari (8:45 p.m.).
  • Game 7 of the unbreathable series between the Boston Celtics and the Milwaukee Bucks (9:30 p.m.).

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