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Jon Rahm has ability to win difficult course

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The picks for this week’s U.S. Open at Winged Foot:

Daniel Berger

Because it would be amazing to see a player who’s won once already this year (Colonial), ranked near the top 10 and a major championship winner NOT in the Masters field in November. Even a win this week would not get Berger to Augusta in November, because this event is technically being played in the 2021 season. Berger, too, has been in good form this year.

Dustin Johnson

He’s the Vegas favorite, and it’s difficult to bet against him considering he’s finished first or second in his last four events and has four top-five finishes at the U.S. Open in his last six tries. He’ll be in contention, but winning just seems too obvious a pick.

Jon Rahm

He’s yet to truly contend in a major, which is troublesome, but his win at the BMW Championship at Olympia Fields, which was the toughest course setup since the PGA Tour COVID-19 restart, shows he can win on a difficult course. So, too, does his win at Memorial.

Webb Simpson

The 2012 U.S. Open winner is quietly in strong form and he does what needs to be done at Winged Foot: He hits a lot of fairways.

Xander Schauffele

He’s never finished outside the top six at a U.S. Open and has played well this year. He just hasn’t closed the door in the big moment

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Zak Brown Teases Possible Options at Haas or Alfa Romeo for Sergio Perez

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Zak Brown Teases Possible Options at Haas or Alfa Romeo for Sergio Perez

Sergio Perez is in dire straits. After his release from Racing Point, the Mexican hasn’t been able to procure a new contract for 2021. Although there had been a rumor of McLaren offering him a seat at McLaren’s Indycar format, Perez would likely keep it as a last resort.

The driver hopes to get his hand on something by the end of the year to keep him on the grid.

Although there have been some wild speculations at Checo’s fate, none have been effective. After a hint towards Haas, Steiner denied that it was a direct choice for them. The US team definitely gives it a thought, but that isn’t the end. However, McLaren boss Zak Brown is optimistic about Perez in F1.

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Zak opens up on Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg

Brown believes Checo to be an excellent driver. Therefore, he cannot imagine him out of F1. While in conversation on the ‘Beyond The Grid‘ podcast, he highlighted the Mexican’s future in F1.

“My guess is he will end up in Formula 1. I think Haas is certainly due for a driver change. Checo and Hulkenberg showed his talents once again in Silverstone. Who knows what’s happening with Kimi, who knows what is happening with both Haas drivers.

Honestly, Haas needs two drivers. Though they look forward to launching new faces, they will have to keep an eye out for the effectiveness. In a situation where they are used to being the tail-enders, would they want to risk it with young blood or take a more experienced way further?

Further on, Raikkonen’s career may end in 2020. The driver, in his early forties, will consider that option sometime or the other. And perhaps it is better to leave on a high. So, with so many probable seats, it is unlikely for Perez to not be seen for the in the paddock come 2021.

I would think Checo and Nico have to be one in two on anyone’s list if you are looking for a driver. So I would be surprised if Checo wouldn’t stay in F1,” remarked the McLaren head man.

Brown says returning to F1 will be hard for Perez

However, considering the worst, Tom Clarke, the host, asked him about the improbable. “If he [Sergio Perez] goes to Indycar in 21, would it then be very difficult to come back?”  

“I think at his age, not that he’s old, he’s 30. I think once you kinda check out of F1 it is hard to come back. Not impossible, but hard.” replied the F1 enthusiast from California.”

Sergio Perez has the sympathy of the grid; however, he has the confidence of the grid as well. It is just a matter of time before he gets his new team and bounces back. Or are we in for another story altogether?

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PSG in talks with Bakayoko as Chelsea seek to offload out-of-favour midfielder

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Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko is in talks with Paris Saint-Germain over a loan move ahead of the October 5 transfer deadline.

PSG sporting director Leonardo is leading the discussions with Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia as they attempt to pull off a season-long loan with the option to buy.

The Blues may accept a deal with a €3m loan fee but would prefer to either sell the former Monaco star permanently, or include an obligation-to-buy clause.

PSG are the frontrunners ahead of AC Milan, who have found themselves frustrated in their talks with Chelsea over the asking price for the midfielder, who is surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge.

Thomas Tuchel, the PSG head coach, has approved the pursuit of both Bakayoko and Antonio Rudiger, who is also on the radar of Tottenham, Roma and Barcelona.

“These players belong to other clubs and we have to respect that,” Tuchel said at the weekend. “There is no point in talking about these two names. I can only say that the club knows my opinion.

“I am waiting. The transfer window is not over. The situation is not easy, but we still have a little bit of time.”

Spurs have become the latest team to enter the race for Rudiger, with the Germany international thought to favour staying in England despite interest from some big clubs overseas.

Jorginho, meanwhile, has also been linked with a move to Parc des Princes but his agent Joao Santos seems to think his client’s future remains at Stamford Bridge.

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“Jorginho still has a three-year contract with Chelsea, this one plus two more,” Santos told 90min.com. “I heard a lot about Arsenal and PSG in the last few days, but the reality is that so far no official offer has arrived for the player.

“The market closes on October 5, but the more time passes the more difficult it becomes to make such an important operation. At the moment, therefore, I can say that it is only rumoured. He is happy at Chelsea, he started the season well and is the vice-captain at the moment.”

Chelsea are also looking at offloading Ruben Loftus-Cheek on a season-long loan deal but see his long-term future in west London. West Ham are among the teams interested although his £150,000-a-week wages might be a problem for a number of Premier League sides.

Aston Villa were also keen on landing Loftus-Cheek but have since pulled off a loan move for Ross Barkley and are only allowed one player on loan from a club in the same division.

Marcos Alonso’s future remains in doubt after he received a dressing down following his half-time substitution away at West Brom. He was blamed for two of the three goals conceded against the Baggies and reportedly irked Frank Lampard by watching the second half from the team bus.  

That may see Emerson Palmieri come back into the fold despite Inter having been exploring the possibility of a move, with the full-back having come on as a second-half substitute in Chelsea’s penalty shoot-out defeat to Tottenham on Tuesday night.

West Ham, meanwhile, appear to be resistant to any approaches for their star midfielder Declan Rice despite strong interest from Chelsea to add him to their £220m ($275m) summer of spending.

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World Number 159 Ousts Coco Gauff at French Open 2020

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World Number 159 Ousts Coco Gauff at French Open 2020

The French Open witnessed several significant moments today. It all began with Serena Williams withdrawing from the tournament and has now come till Coco Gauff making an unfortunate exit in the second round. The American had a promising start but suffered a loss in three sets against Martina Trevisan of Italy. 

Coco Gauff’s main draw debut at Roland Garros began in tremendous fashion. She beat Britain’s #1 seed Johanna Konta in straight sets. Konta was wary of Gauff’s talents before the game, and the teenage sensation just proved why she’s a dangerous force in the circuit. 

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Upon qualifying to the second round for the first time in her career, Gauff came up against Trevisan who’s yet to break into the Top 150 in the WTA rankings. Several predictions handed Gauff the win in this tie, but the Italian stepped up on a night when she was forced to be the underdog against the 16-year-old. 

Coco Gauff and her miserable serve lets her down at Roland Garros

Coco Gauff started the game brightly and raced to win the first set 6-4. This is the first meeting between the pair and Gauff got off to a dominant start. However, the American failed to hold on to her momentum in the subsequent set as her opponent rallied to a quick lead. 

Trevisan, who had to battle her way through the qualifiers, showed tremendous grit against her opponent. She displayed a healthy first-serve percentage and broke Gauff’s serve nine times. On the other hand, Coco Gauff failed to deliver a strong serving game and ended up losing points to double faults. 

Gauff made a total of 19 double faults in the game, which largely contributed to her second-round loss. Moreover, a 56% first-serve success caused a rift in her rhythm here and there between the games. 

As the game went tense in the third and deciding set, the chair umpire added more drama to the fixture. The umpire allegedly made a wrong call in favor of Coco Gauff to which Trevisan didn’t retaliate at all. Instead, she kept her calm, forced Gauff to make mistakes, and fluently won the game.

And just like that, fan-favorite Coco Gauff exited the French Open 2020 in the second round. This is the first time Martina Trevisan has defeated a WTA player who ranks above the 60s mark. It is indeed an incredible achievement for the Italian to put under her bag and march on at Roland Garros!

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