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World No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz admitted that David Goffin took it to him and that he simply didn’t know to react. On Tuesday, first-seeded Alcaraz crashed out of the Astana Open as lucky loser Goffin stunned the Spaniard 7-5 6-3.

Alcaraz, 19, was playing his first ATP match as the new world No. 1. Goffin, 31, used all of his experience on Tuesday to spoil Alcaraz’s debut in Nur-Sultan and clinch his biggest victory of the season. “He has played great matches, a lot of matches.

He has a lot of experience as well. He played better than me, really, really aggressive,” Alcaraz said, per the ATP website. “I couldn’t handle that pressure that he was pushing on me and of course it’s something that I have to learn and take lessons from this match”.

Carlos Alcaraz was playing his first tournament since the US Open

Alcaraz started the match with an early break and a 2-1 lead before Goffin responded with back-to-back breaks to overtake the lead and go 5-2 up. Alcaraz got the break back and tied the set to five games apiece, but then failed to serve out for a tie-break in the 12th game.

After winning the first set, Goffin broke Alcaraz twice in the second set to complete a two-set win. “It was a tough match as you can see. He was playing really, really well,” Alcaraz said. “Coming back to competition is never easy.

He played two matches here on this court. It’s not easy to get used to, it’s really, really slow. It was really tough on me, for my confidence. I tried to get used to this court so quickly, but I couldn’t and he was better than me in this match”.

Goran Ivanisevic defended Novak Djokovic’s choice not to get vaccinated. Ivanisevic said: “I respect Novak Djokovic’s decision and appreciate his courage. He has no intention of going back. The media portrayed him as a leader of the no-vax movement, that is, as someone who has a bad influence on others, but is all false.

He does not want to get vaccinated against the Coronavirus, but he has never advised others to do like him. I respect and fully support his decision.” Ramesh Takur also returned to the sensational expulsion of Djokovic from Australia: “Nole was not kicked out of Australia because he could infect other people, but because he would testify to the failure of these vaccines.

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The government was terrified that Djokovic, twice infected but not vaccinated, could play the Australian Open and win his 21st Grand Slam in Melbourne. People would have lost faith in Covid vaccines and the escalation of terror would have abruptly stopped.”

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And now what will happen to the US Open 2022?

Unless an unlikely last minute change occurs, Novak Djokovic will be forced to miss the US Open 2022. The Serbian champion is not vaccinated against the Coronavirus and has no intention of undergoing the double dose, as per himself reiterated during Wimbledon.

For the same reason, the former ATP number 1 had to give up the Australian Open and the American Masters 1000 in the spring (Indian Wells and Miami). After the disappointment he suffered at Roland Garros, the 35-year-old from Belgrade redeemed himself at the Championships by lifting the trophy for the seventh time in his career.

Thanks to his fourth consecutive seal in London, Nole has shortened the gap that separates him from Rafael Nadal in the all-time Grand Slam standings. However, the Spaniard will have the chance to extend again to the US Open, a tournament he has not played since 2019.

Djokovic’s calendar is shrouded in mystery, as the Serbian has no plans to play smaller tournaments to collect points.

Officials have tried to ditch a shorthand definition for what constitutes a recession and reassure skeptical voters about the U.S. economy.

After a virtual meeting with tech manufacturing executives on Monday, President Biden was asked about his latest economic headache: How worried should Americans be that the country might be in a recession?

“We’re not going to be in a recession,” he replied.

The president’s aides have spent much of the past several days making that case publicly, ahead of critical economic data set for release on Thursday that could, at least informally, signal the start of a recession by a common shorthand definition.

It is the latest chapter in a challenge that Mr. Biden has faced since taking office: trying, largely unsuccessfully, to persuade Americans that the economic recovery is stronger than people perceive.

After more than a year of attempting to soothe consumer anxieties over soaring inflation, Biden administration officials have segued into a sustained public campaign to extinguish fears that the nation’s economy has dipped back into recession. Officials have leaned heavily on the strength of the job market and referred frequently to the criteria used by the economic research committee that formally declares when recessions start and end.

The campaign has been complicated by the Federal Reserve, which has tried to slow the economy in seeking to wrestle inflation under control. On Wednesday, the Fed was expected to make another supersized interest rate increase, likely lifting rates by three quarters of a percentage point and raising the odds of a policy-induced downturn later this year.

The administration’s arguments that the country was not currently in recession were supported by some economic indicators, by many forecasters and by the technical definitions of what constitutes a recession that are employed by the National Bureau of Economic Research’s business cycle dating committee.

“Consumer spending remains solid, household balance sheets remain in good shape,” Brian Deese, the director of the National Economic Council, said at a White House briefing on Tuesday. The full scope of economic data, he said, was “not consistent with a recession.”

But the fact that Mr. Biden and his aides have spent so much time fending off talk of a recession shows just how glum Americans have grown about the economy, and why it has been so hard for the administration to change their minds.

To paraphrase an old political adage: If you’re explaining how recession calls are made, you’re losing.

Mr. Biden has tried for more than a year to persuade Americans that the economy is strong and that inflation, which has been running at its fastest pace in 40 years, will fade. He has emphasized rapid job creation and a falling unemployment rate, noting on Monday that it was down to 3.6 percent.

Americans have not bought it. Consumer confidence has slumped as food, gasoline and other prices soared. Voter dissatisfaction with Mr. Biden’s economic stewardship has grown, as have attacks by Republicans, who have blamed the president’s policies for fueling inflation and eroding Americans’ purchasing power, just months before midterm elections that will determine whether Democrats continue to control Congress.

About half of respondents in a June survey of Americans nationwide conducted for The New York Times by the online research platform Momentive said they believed the economy was already in a recession or a depression. Another quarter said the economy was “stagnating.” Republican responders were more pessimistic than Democrats, reflecting an ongoing partisan split in views of economic performance depending on who occupies the White House.

But more than half of independent voters said the country’s economy was in a depression or recession, as did a third of Democrats.

Administration officials frequently acknowledge the squeeze Americans have felt from rising prices, which have had the effect of reducing the typical worker’s wages after adjusting for inflation. They have also expressed frustration that Mr. Biden had not gotten more credit for a rapid jobs rebound after he inherited an economy that had just began to climb out from the steep and swift pandemic recession of 2020.

Officials have pointed to continuing strong job growth as evidence that the U.S. was not in a downturn, along with an unemployment rate that is near a 50-year low, and note that gas prices have now fallen for six straight weeks.

Still, the Biden administration’s insistence that the country is not in a recession may be drawing more attention to the dark possibilities currently hanging over the economy than the White House might otherwise like to see. Fox and CNN set records this week for on-air mentions of the word “recession” in the Biden presidency, and CNBC came close to reaching one as well. Taken together, those three cable networks have mentioned “recession” more times this month than in any month since 2009 except one, according to data compiled by the GDELT Project.

And officials have been keenly aware that the U.S. economy could soon meet a commonly used shorthand for recession, if the Commerce Department reports on Thursday that the economy shrank for a second consecutive quarter this spring.

That definition is easy to understand and widely employed: A recession, it holds, is triggered when the economy contracts for two consecutive quarters. In the first quarter of this year, the U.S. economy shrank by 1.6 percent. Many forecasters expected Thursday’s gross domestic product report would show further shrinkage in the second quarter, though some projected slightly positive growth instead.

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Global trends have not helped the White House make its case. A gloomy forecast from the International Monetary Fund released on Tuesday said some indicators suggested that the United States was already in a “technical” recession, which the I.M.F. defines in the shorthand way — two consecutive quarters of negative growth. Forecasters warned of slowing growth across America, Europe and China, raising the chances of a global downturn.

The administration has tried to make the case that the shorthand recession definition does not fit the strange circumstances of the pandemic recovery in the U.S., especially given the strong labor market. “Both official determinations of recessions and economists’ assessment of economic activity are based on a holistic look at the data — including the labor market, consumer and business spending, industrial production, and incomes,” members of the White House Council of Economic Advisers wrote last week.

Treasury Department officials wrote this week that “considerable evidence suggests that the economy is not currently in a recession.” They pointed to a divergence in the measurement of economic growth by gross domestic product, which counts the value of goods and services produced in the economy, and an alternate measure called gross domestic income, which counts up wages, profits and investments. Gross domestic product shrank in the first quarter of the year, while gross domestic income expanded.

In some ways, there was no need — or ability — to settle the question anytime soon. The Commerce Department will revise its estimate of second-quarter growth at least twice after its initial reading on Thursday, and it could revise the first-quarter estimate in an annual update later this year. All those revisions could push the country in or out of the shorthand recession criteria multiple times. A couple tenths of a percentage point on an economic growth reading could tip the scales either way, but Americans would be hard-pressed to notice a difference in their daily lives from it.

Still, the distinction matters both politically and in practical terms. Spiraling economic pessimism has undercut Mr. Biden’s approval ratings and contributed to Democrats’ fears of losing at least one chamber of Congress in the midterm elections. Worry that the economy was entering a recession could potentially cause consumers to pull back on spending or employers to scale back hiring. Just this week, Walmart slashed its profit forecasts and reported high prices were affecting consumer choices at its stores.

Mr. Biden tried to stir economic optimism on Tuesday, appearing virtually with executives from a Korean company, SK Group, to announce $22 billion in new investments in the United States. Mr. Biden said the investments were “further proof that America is open for business.”

Perhaps the biggest political danger for Mr. Biden is that he ends up correct about the possibility of a recession in the moment, but wrong down the road. Even if the economy grew in the second quarter, it could fall into recession this summer or right before the midterms, especially if global oil prices spike again, a development administration officials were trying to head off.

The I.M.F. warned on Tuesday that the risks for the global economy were “overwhelmingly tilted to the downside.” It revised down its projections of growth in the United States, forecasting just 0.6 percent annual growth for the fourth quarter of 2023.

Such a slowdown, I.M.F. officials wrote, “will make it increasingly challenging to avoid a recession” — no matter how you define the term.

Sunak and Foreign Secretary Liz Truss are fighting in an increasingly divisive Conservative Party leadership contest.

Rishi Sunak, the United Kingdom’s former chancellor who is in the race to become prime minister, has promised to get tough on China if he secures the top job, calling the Asian superpower the “number one threat” to domestic and global security.

Sunak and Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, who will participate in a televised debate on Monday evening, are competing in the increasingly divisive Conservative Party leadership contest to replace Boris Johnson, after a revolt against his scandal-ridden administration forced him to stand down.

Johnson is expected to leave the premiership later this year.

Truss is ahead in polls among the Conservative Party members who will choose their new leader and Britain’s next prime minister, but Sunak is hoping that weeks of hustings and debates will help his campaign ahead of a vote result due on September 5.

Sunak’s pledge on China on Monday came after Truss accused him of being weak on Beijing and Moscow.

China’s state-run Global Times has previously said Sunak was the only candidate in the contest with “a clear and pragmatic view on developing UK-China ties”.

Sunak’s proposals include the closure of all 30 Confucius Institutes in Britain, preventing the soft-power spread of Chinese influence through culture and language programmes.

He also promised to “kick the CCP [Chinese Communist Party] out of our universities” by forcing higher education establishments to disclose foreign funding of more than 50,000 pounds ($60,000) and reviewing research partnerships.

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Britain’s domestic spy agency MI5 would be used to help combat Chinese espionage, and he would look to build “NATO-style” international cooperation to tackle Chinese threats in cyberspace.

He would also study the case for banning Chinese acquisitions of key British assets, including strategically sensitive tech firms.

Sunak claimed China was “stealing our technology and infiltrating our universities” and “propping up” Russian President Vladimir Putin by buying Russian oil, as well as attempting to bully neighbours, including Taiwan.

He hit out at China’s global “belt and road” scheme for “saddling developing countries with insurmountable debt”.

“They torture, detain and indoctrinate their own people, including in Xinjiang and Hong Kong, in contravention of their human rights. And they have continually rigged the global economy in their favour by suppressing their currency,” he added.

“Enough is enough. For too long, politicians in Britain and across the West have rolled out the red carpet and turned a blind eye to China’s nefarious activity and ambitions.

“I will change this on Day 1 as PM.”

Meanwhile, a spokesperson for Truss’s campaign said the foreign secretary had “strengthened Britain’s position on China” and “helped lead the international response to increases Chinese aggression”.

“This will only continue when she becomes prime minister and seeks to expand her network of liberty around the world,” the spokesperson was quoted by the Reuters news agency as saying.

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Sunak’s tough talk is likely to please China hawks in the Conservative ranks, who had repeatedly pushed Johnson to stand up more to Beijing, but it is also a sign of how Sunak is desperately trying to claw back ground on Truss.

British government policy, when both Sunak and Truss were in Johnson’s cabinet, warned about China before.

In March last year, its integrated review of security, defence and foreign policy called China “the biggest state-based threat to the UK’s economic security”.

Under fierce political pressure from Washington, it banned Chinese technology giant Huawei from involvement in the rollout of Britain’s 5G network.

Laws have been tightened to make it harder for foreign firms to buy British businesses in sensitive sectors such as defence, energy and transport.

EMMA RADUCANU could fall down the tennis rankings over the next few months.

Emma Raducanu could dramatically drop as far as 96th in the world rankings after a challenging year in the 12 months since her incredible US Open triumph. The 19-year-old has suffered from several injuries and has endured some inconsistent form in 2022.

Emma Raducanu now faces a tough couple of months as she seeks to defend her ranking points and remain among the world’s top players. Her victory at Flushing Meadows last September contributed to a remarkable rise up the rankings, where Raducanu now finds herself 10th.

But tennis’ rankings system works on rolling 12-month periods and the Bromley-based sensation could lose 2040 points before she returns to the stage of her only Grand Slam success. Raducanu has 2717 ranking points, earned largely thanks to her win a year ago.

Losing 2040 points would see Raducanu drop to just 667 and could mean she falls as low as 97th in the world rankings. It would culminate a difficult year for the British No 1, and it could become even worse if her form does not improve.

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That is because she is also defending points from her run to the quarter-finals of the ITF $100,000 event in Pennsylvania in August 2021 and her progress to the final of the WTA125 event in Chicago a week later. A failure to defend those points will see her drop to No. 123.

But Raducanu could also claim some fresh points when she makes her debut at the Citi Open in Washington, before playing in the Canadian and Cincinnati Masters events. There is the opportunity to claim 1000 ranking points at each tournament.

Emma Raducanu recently shut down suggestions that she is struggling with the pressure placed on her shoulders since her US Open win. Responding to a question by a journalist, she said earlier in July: “There’s no pressure. Like, why is there any pressure? I’m still 19. Like, it’s a joke. I literally won a Slam.

“Yes, I have had attention. But I’m a Slam champion, so no one’s going to take that away from me.

“If anything, the pressure is on those who haven’t done that. Going back to New York, it’s going to be cool because I have got a lot of experiences playing on big courts, playing with people in the stadium, playing with the spotlight on you.

“I don’t mind that. I mean, for me, everything is learning. I’m embracing every single moment that is thrown at me.

Donald Trump has weighed in on LIV Golf, as the third event in the series takes us to his Bedminster course in New Jersey next Thursday. In the days leading up to the golf, former President Trump intends to make his presence known.

CNN tweeted a link to Trump’s comments that golfers should join the LIV Tour and “take the money now.” Trump uses the platform Truth Social to distribute his opinions after having his Twitter account suspended early last year.

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Trump suggested a merger was ‘inevitable’ between the PGA and the LIV Series and that players who have remained loyal to the ‘disloyal PGA’ will be left out if and when the merger takes place.

Always a divisive character, Trump has been involved in the world golfing scene for some time, owner of various courses, and a frequent player himself, particularly during his presidency, for which he received significant criticism.

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Back in January 2021, the PGA chose to terminate the agreement to play the 2022 PGA Championship at the Trump Bedminster course after the Capitol Hill attack. The mob that stormed the Capitol was allegedly incited by Trump, which led to his Twitter account suspension.

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The R&A then stopped the use of the Trump Turnberry course for major professional golf events, not 24 hours after the Bedminster termination last January. Despite hosting the Open four times and the Women’s Open twice, the Turnberry course was declared unfit for use because the focus would not be on the championship or the course itself, as R&A Chief Executive Martin Slumbers said.

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Back in Bedminster, NJ, families of 9/11 victims have again come forward before the third LIV event commences, urging Trump to cancel the tournament. The Saudi backing, the division caused on the professional Tours, and now the Trump course being used to host the event is a trifecta of controversy that makes focusing on golf even more difficult.

So, typical to form, Donald Trump is not mincing his words while showcasing his knack for closing the deal.

His message? Take the money!

Carlos Alcaraz edged closer to his fifth title of 2022 on Friday when he breezed past Karen Khachanov 6-0, 6-2 to reach the Hamburg clay-court semi-finals.

“I played unbelievable today, probably one of my best matches this year,” said Alcaraz after firing 21 winners past his rival.

Alcaraz improved to 2-0 in the pair’s head-to-head series following a straight sets win in the last 16 of the French Open.

The 19-year-old Spaniard will face Alex Molcan in Saturday’s semi-final.

The Slovakian led Borna Coric 7-6 (9/7), 2-0 before the Croatian retired with an injury.

Lorenzo Musetti is poised to crack the top 50 for the first time after making the semi-finals by beating Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 6-4, 6-3.

Musetti, 20, next faces Argentina’s Francisco Cerundolo who defeated Aslan Karatsev 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (7/4).

Cerundolo claimed his maiden ATP title in Bastad last weekend.

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “special military operation” into neighboring Ukraine began on Feb. 24, with Russian forces invading from Belarus, to the north, and Russia, to the east. Ukrainian troops have offered “stiff resistance,” according to U.S. officials.

The Russian military has since launched a full-scale ground offensive in eastern Ukraine’s disputed Donbas region, capturing the strategic port city of Mariupol and securing a coastal corridor to the Moscow-annexed Crimean Peninsula.

Biden administration making ‘preliminary explorations’ into sending fighter jets

The Biden administration announced a new $270 million weapons package for Ukraine, which includes more HIMARS and drones. The administration is also in the very early stages of considering whether to send Ukraine fighter jets to counter Russia’s military, John Kirby, the National Security Council coordinator for strategic communications at the White House, said Friday

Kirby stressed that this is “not going to be something that they’re going to be able to execute immediately or even in the short term,” because these are advanced U.S. aircrafts and not ex-Soviet aircrafts.

“You’ve got to think about things like training, sustainment, maintenance that these aircraft would be required, you know, spare parts. There’s a whole supply chain that goes with keeping any airframe in the air and all that has to be factored in,” he said.

For now, Kirby said, the U.S. will continue to provide weapons and equipment through security packages like the new one announced Friday.

This package includes four more HIMARS advanced rocket systems, additional ammunition for those systems, anti-armor systems, vehicles and 36,000 rounds of artillery ammunition to go with the howitzers Ukrainians are using.

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Both nations sign agreement to end blockade on Ukraine grain

Russia and Ukraine have signed agreements to restart grain exports from Ukraine, said United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres.

The agreement between the two countries was mediated with Turkey and the United Nations.

The blockade on exporting grain from Ukraine had triggered fears of global famine.

The agreement “opens a path for commercial food exports from Ukraine in the Black Sea. It will help avoid a food shortage catastrophe for millions worldwide,” Guterres tweeted. “It is a beacon of hope, possibility & relief.”

The deal will allow for the transport of grain from three Ukrainian ports. Under the deal Ukraine will not de-mine its ports; instead there will be safe channels for cargo ships to sail through.

The agreement lasts for 120 days with the possibility of an extension.

According to Russian media, in exchange for agreeing to sign the deal, Russia received a guarantee from the U.N. to work on lifting sanctions on Russian agricultural and fertilizer exports.

US President Joe Biden has tested positive for Covid-19 and is isolating at the White House.

The 79-year-old, who is fully-vaccinated and has twice received booster jabs, is experiencing “very mild symptoms” and will continue to carry out all his duties, press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said.

The president is taking the antiviral medicine Paxlovid, her statement added.

In a tweet Mr Biden said he was “doing great” and “keeping busy”.

His wife First Lady Jill Biden said she had tested negative.

Consistent with White House protocol the president will continue to work in isolation until he tests negative, Ms Jean-Pierre said – and will take part in meetings via telephone and Zoom.

White House Covid coordinator Dr Ashish Jha said the president was tired, with a runny nose and dry cough.

He said Mr Biden went to bed feeling fine but did not sleep well and then tested positive on Thursday morning.

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In a press briefing at the White House on Thursday afternoon, Ms Jean Pierre said that Mr Biden had continued working throughout the day and held calls with a number of US mayors and government officials.

Dr Jha said that Mr Biden’s vaccination status meant that his risk of serious illness was “dramatically lower”, and was further reduced by the anti-viral drug he was now taking. He added that Mr Biden will return to normal activities after a negative test.

The White House medical unit will inform all close contacts of the president during the day, Ms Jean-Pierre said earlier, including any members of Congress or members of the press who were with Mr Biden during his visit to Massachusetts on Wednesday. It is unclear where he was infected.

First Lady Mrs Biden said she had spoken to her husband and he was “doing fine”.

“He’s feeling good. I tested negative this morning. I’m going to keep my schedule. According to CDC guidelines, I’m keeping masked,” she said.

Mr Biden, who is the oldest president in US history and turns 80 this year, last tested negative for Covid on Tuesday, the White House said.

Mr Biden was judged “fit for duty” and described as “healthy” and “vigorous” by his physician, Dr Kevin O’Connor, during his last physical examination in November, according to the BBC’s US partner CBS.

As the pandemic has unfolded, doctors have come to understand more about who is at greatest risk of getting seriously ill if they catch Covid and what care they might need.

Age is a big factor – generally, the older you are the higher the risk – as well as how fit and healthy you were beforehand.

Doctors will be conscious that being aged 79 puts Mr Biden at some additional risk, although he is fully vaccinated which means he already has some good protection against severe Covid.

They will normally only prescribe Paxlovid to those who have a higher chance of becoming extremely ill.

But he is the president after all, so you would expect him to get the Rolls Royce of medical care.

Paxlovid is an antiviral medicine that helps stop the Covid virus from multiplying in the body. This keeps virus levels in the body low while the immune system gets on with the job of fighting the infection.

It’s actually a course of two treatments or tablets. The patient usually takes the pills – one tablet of ritonavir and two of nirmatrelvir – twice daily, for five days.
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The White House confirmed that US Vice-President Kamala Harris, who caught Covid back in April, had tested negative, although an official later said she was being considered a close contact of the president.

Should Mr Biden become unable to carry out his duties due to illness she would be given presidential powers.

This happened briefly in November when Mr Biden was put under general anaesthetic during a regular health check.

Mr Biden is not the first US president to suffer Covid after his predecessor Donald Trump had to be taken to hospital after contracting the virus in October 2020 while he was in office.

There have been 89.7 million Covid cases in the US and more than one million deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The US has been seeing a rebound in cases, which are up by more than 25% in the last month, according to CDC data.