Sainté in Ligue 2, Boston finalist, titanic Nadal, expeditious Alcaraz: the news on a plate

What you may have missed between last night and this morning

1. Football – Ligue 1: Saint-Etienne relegated to Ligue 2 in chaos

At the end of the suspense and the season, Auxerre can exult. The Icaunais took the best of AS Saint-Étienne on penalties on Sunday evening at Geoffroy-Guichard (1-1, 4-5 pens). Just after the last penalty, many supporters invaded the lawn of the Geoffroy-Guichard stadium to show their dissatisfaction and attack certain players.


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2. Basketball – NBA: Boston has the last word on Miami and will challenge Golden State in the final

After twelve years of waiting, the Celtics return to the NBA finals they have so often played. Guided by Jayson Tatum, they won (100-96) in Miami the decisive seventh game of their Eastern Conference final, despite Jimmy Butler, Sunday in the play-offs. Boston will face Golden State to win the Holy Grail.

3. Tennis – Roland-Garros: Nadal overcame Auger Alliassime in a daunting duel

It was a match of titans but it is still Rafael Nadal who comes out on top. Pushed to his limits by an excellent Félix Auger-Aliassime, the Spaniard got away with it in five sets and more than 4h20 of play (3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3) . He now has an appointment with Novak Djokovic in the quarter-finals, for their 59th duel, the 10th at Roland-Garros.

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Later in the evening, Carlos Alcaraz got rid of Karen Khachanov in three sets (6-1, 6-4, 6-4). The Russian was curtly dispatched by the Spanish tornado, which will find Alexander Zverev in the quarters.

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Football – D1 Arkema : OL finished the job brilliantly. Eight days after returning to the final victory in the Champions League, the Fenottes won the 15th title of champions of France this Sunday, thanks to a short success on the lawn of PSG (0-1).

Tennis – Roland-Garros : The American Sloane Stephens qualified for the quarter-finals of Roland-Garros, this Sunday, beating Jil Teichmann (6-2, 6-0). She will face Coco Gauff in the quarters.

Football – Serie A : Acquired in 2018 by Silvio Berlusconi, the Monza club secured their promotion to Serie A after their victory on penalties against Pisa in the final of the accession play-offs.

Basketball – Betclic Elite : Asvel overcame Cholet (84-82) on Sunday during the support match for the quarter-finals of Betclic Elite. The reigning French champion will face Dijon in the semi-finals.

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What you will not fail to follow today

1. Tennis – Roland-Garros: Round of 16, continuation and end (from 11 a.m.)

On the men’s side, Casper Ruud will open the ball against Hubert Hurkacz on Lenglen at 12 noon. On the Chatrier it will be the young hopeful Holger Rune and Stefanos Tsitsipas who will fight. The duel between Andrey Rublev and Jannik Sinner is to be expected from 4 p.m. and the last ticket for the quarterfinals will be distributed to the winner of the night session between Marin Cilic and Daniil Medvedev.

On the women’s side, Daria Kasatkina and Camila Giorgi will be the first of the day to set foot on Lenglen at 11 a.m. Veronika Kudermetova and Madison Keys will face off on the Chatrier an hour later. Jessica Pegula and Irina Begu will duel in the afternoon, as will the unstoppable Iga Swiatek and the Chinese Qinwen Zheng.

2. Cycling – Bistrot Vélo: Hugo Hofstetter will be our guest at 6 p.m.

French rider Hugo Hofstetter (Arkéa Samsic), winner of the Tro Bro Léon this year, is on the program at Bistrot Vélo this Monday. the show, presented by Colin Bourgeat, will be broadcast live on the Eurosport Facebook page from 6 p.m.

3. Basketball – Betclic Elite: A ticket for the half to distribute

At 6 p.m., Monaco and Strasbourg will play a support match in the quarter-final of the Betclic Elite playoffs between them. Roca Team, still alive thanks to Mike James, will have the opportunity to sneak into the last four after suffering so much in Game 2.


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