Teenage prodigy, Denis Shapovalov is the new Canadian tennis youngster ripping up the tennis court. At only 18 years old, Shapovalov is the second youngest player to ever beat world number 2 Rafael Nadal in his first match against anyone in the top 10. Unfortunately, he was then knocked out in the last 16 of the Rogers Cup, losing to world number 8, Alexander Zverev Jr.
While he still ranks far from even the top 20 for now, Shapovalov is the youngest player ranked in the world top 200. This is a colossal leap from the 143rd spot, where he started at the beginning of the year. This mean-teen, serving-machine most likely gets his tennis genes from his mother, who was also a professional tennis player. Tessa Shapovalov played for the Soviet Union national team.
Denis Shapovalov’s game is far beyond his years and is certainly a keen tennis-talent to keep your eyes on. Expect this year’s surprise dark-horse to come out the blocks like a bat out of hell against any top seed player. Having already proved he can do the business against Rafael Nadal, he will want to build on this success. As cliché as it may sound, with all to play for, the ball is most certainly in Shapovalov’s court.
While fight fans around the world wait in eager anticipation for what is turning out to be the biggest spectacle in the fighting fraternity, the haymaker punch seems to be the obvious oversight we’ve all made before. Floyd Mayweather will meet Connor McGregor on 26 August 2017 in a format that likely suits the undefeated champion, who will be looking to take his tally up to 50-0.
One obvious oversight that almost everyone seems to be overlooking is the almost-fact that we’ll all be watching a fight we’ve seen before. While anything could still happen on the night, we’ll see nothing new that we didn’t already see in what was called the “Fight of the Century” between Mayweather and Pacquiao. The fight did everything but live up to any of its expectations and would probably not go down in the history books as the “Fight of the Century”, but rather the “Hype of the Century”.
This pre-fight hype is something we’re all already experiencing with the Mayweather vs. McGregor news conference tour. The two have been seen to be exchanging not so cheap gimmicks. While the Pacquiao fight didn’t seem to draw as much attention as the McGregor fight, it was more touted for its pure fight value rather than its spectacle value like with Mayweather vs. McGregor. The two have been touring and promoting their fight in an almost parade like fashion, boasting about either how much money they have, their dress sense or lack thereof and, finally, fight predictions.
While it may prove more interesting to score their verbal encounters, scoring their actual fight night on the 26th would prove both redundant and well, predictable. Mayweather has infamously mastered the art of the shoulder roll, and his defensive ability will once again prove too strong for McGregor’s relentless and fierce attack. Although both have predicted knockout wins, true boxing fans will know that McGregor will be a fish out of water when he meets Mayweather in the square ring. What you can definitely expect from both fighters is some showboating and hopefully a few good combinations, but a knockout seems rather unlikely right now.
Overall, if Mayweather’s last three fights have been anything near entertaining for fight fans and even neutrals, then this will be a show worth watching. For those who have seen it and gotten the t-shirt, you’d be better off watching the highlights of the fight’s best moments as both fighters will certainly showcase their respective abilities. Mayweather’s flawless defence is still an art worth admiring along with McGregor’s ruthless attack will all make for a worthwhile highlights package at the end of it all.
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Nico Rosberg extended his championship lead after winning the Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday, October 9th, 2016. Max Verstappen and team-mate Lewis Hamilton struck back from a nightmare start to round up the podium.
The celebrations for the Mercedes team never ended there. The first and third finish at the Formula 1 Emirates Japanese Grand Prix Circuit meant the team wrapped up the constructor’s championship. Effectively, this awarded the team their third consecutive constructor’s trophy.
Nico Rosberg had the momentum throughout the weekend topping the time sheets in all three free practise sessions, as well as topping the qualifying to start in pole position. A slow start from team-mate Lewis Hamilton, which saw him drop from second position to eighth which initially gave Rosberg the start he needed to take control of the race from start to finish.
Rosberg controlled the race well out in front of the pack to award him his first ever Japanese win, and ninth of the season so far. He is now 33 points clear of team-mate Hamilton in the driver’s standing and is only required to finish second or better for the remaining four races to take his first driver’s championship.
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Six Australian universities have been ranked amongst the top 100 in the world; this is according to Times Higher Education (THE) world rankings index.
The University of Melbourne was ranked as Australia’s top university coming in equal 33rd place, followed by the Australian National University in 47th, University of Queensland and University of Sydney both in 60th, Melbourne’s Monash University in 74th place, and lastly, the University of New South Wales in 78th position all made the top 100.
The annual rankings consist of the top 980 universities from all over the world by judging them on numerous categories. The different aspects are taken into consideration before the rankings list was finalised include; Teaching, Research, Citations, International Outlook, and Industry income. The main categories that contribute the highest percentage are the teaching, research, and citation categories. These three contribute a total of 90% of the total score.
Within each of the categories range of different aspects are taken into consideration. One of the aspects these aspects include the proportion of postgraduates to undergraduates. The rankings’ authors suggest, a high level of teaching that is attractive to undergraduates and shows a commitment to nurturing the next generation of academics.
Other aspects taken into consideration include; Staff-to-student ratio and Doctorates-awarded-to-academic-staff ratio.
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Apple unveiled the all new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus on Wednesday, 7 September 2016. However, one thing was evidently missing from the event, the audio jack. To make up for this absence, Apple will be introducing wireless EarPods.
Apple introduced its unique wireless “AirPods” to go with the iPhone to compensate the fact it does not feature a jack. The iPhone is expected to have a custom designed Bluetooth chip for the wireless communication to be made possible. This Bluetooth like chip is also expected to use less battery. This could be considered as bonus points for Apple, if you take into consideration the poor battery life of an Apple. The downfall to the “AirPod” is that it has been suggested Apple will not include them with the phone. Instead, they will sell them as an additional accessory.
The iPhone 7 has certainly taken smartphones in a new direction. Pre-order your iPhone 7 and 7 Plus now!