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tv   Sport Today  BBC News  November 18, 2019 1:45am-2:01am GMT

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on a day of drama at the brazilian grand prix. welcome to the programme. thanks forjoining us. he beat roger federer in the semifinals. now, greece's stefanos tsitsipas has completed what he calls a roller—coaster week in london after winning the atp finals on his debut at the event. the 21—year—old from greece had to come from a set down to beat dominic thiem in sunday's final, making him the youngest winner of a season—ending event since 2001. imran sidat reports. it's a final that not many would have predicted at the start of the week. but it has been a tournament which has seen the next generation finally come of age. for dominic thiem and stefanos tsitsipas, it was the opportunity to win the biggest title of their careers, and it was a greek
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who forced the early initiative. the pair couldn't be separated for over an hour of playing time, though, but it was thiem who eventually took the opening set in a tie break. atjust 21, tsitsipas is widely regarded as a future world number one and he has showed why at the start of the second. two early breaks and the fans could sense a decider. he wrapped up the set and it was game on in london. who would hold their nerve now? tsitsipas, who is making his debut in this tournament, then he carried on the momentum to break early in the third. thiem has won five titles this year and he showed he was up for the fight by breaking back to level the match once again. that didn't deter tsitsipas, though, as he made sure this titanic tussle would be settled by a tie break.
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roared on by a raucous crowd at the 02 arena, the world number six showed his prowess by taking command early in the breaker. he held his nerve to seal the match and his first atp finals title and the celebrations could begin. so, tsitsipas lands the biggest win of his career, and could this be the start of a new era in men's tennis? it's unbelievable, having such an army behind me while i'm on the court. they give me so much energy, they give me belief that i can achieve the things that i want to achieve on the court, they motivate me, theyjust give me so much energy in general and i...i just. . .i just love that. i don't know if people are watching from here, but i would love to thank every single one of them who supported me today with the greek flags and it made me feel like home. the defending champions portugal booked their place at next year's euro 2020 finals with a 2—0 win over luxembourg. bruno fernandes fired the visitors ahead after 39 minutes before cristiano ronaldo scored his 99th international goal four minutes
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from time to seal the win and qualification. translation: it is always important and an honourto translation: it is always important and an honour to represent my country, even better scoring goals. we are now qualified and this was the most important thing. we had to win these last two games and we did. we are happy now. it will be my fifth euros and i am happy. regardless of being the reigning champions, we are not the favourites. that is my opinion. we are going to the euros to win it again but the favourites are eve ryo ne again but the favourites are everyone but us. england have ensured they'll be among the top six seeds at next year's european championship finals after a 4—0 win in kosovo. harry kane maintained his record of scoring in all eight qualifiers. jane dougall was watching in pristina where the visiting fans got a special welcome. a convincing win to england for the campaign and the end of a very difficult week for manager and players. 0ther lasting memory from this match at the stadium must surely be because
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—— cossa fins on the way they have embraced england. this is a place where the british troops intervention during the course of an conflict is very fresh in people's memories. during the national anthem, the entire kosovan crowd son along and hold the st george's flag. england went ahead through harry winx with his first international goal. the captain harry kane who scored in every match in the qualifying campaign made up for hitting the bar early on in the match by poaching england's second in the 80th minute. england were then on fire and just a few minutes later substitute marcus rushford's strike got there third. this was a chance for england's young players to shine. they certainly rose to the occasion. in fact, to shine. they certainly rose to the occasion. infact, on to shine. they certainly rose to the occasion. in fact, on the full—time whistle, a number of kosovan fans raised a banner which read "thank
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you". elsewhere, the czech republic fell to a surprise 1—0 defeat in bulgaria, but have already qualified, whilst ukraine, who'd already topped their group drew 2—2 against serbia who are in the play—offs. world champions france ensured they topped their group with a 2—0 win in albania. turkey, already through, beat andorra 2—0, whilst iceland, who are in the play—offs, won 2—1 in moldova. it was one of the most dramatic races in recent formula i history as max verstappen won the brazilian grand prix in sao paulo. he twice had to pass championship winner lewis hamilton who later crashed into red bull's alexander albon, whilst in a dramatic finale the ferraris of sebastian vettel and charles leclerc collided with each other. ben croucher‘s been looking at what happened at interlagos. not for the first time the brazilian grand prix was packed with incident and drama that left us all scratching our heads even after the race finished. let's take you back to the start where max sylvester happen started on pole, got a good getaway and look at this, lewis
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hamilton overtaking sebastien vettel and around the outside of turn one. he hounded the stubborn format of the race, try to overtake him in the pit only four of us up and to get past and five laps from the end of the race, the two ferraris tangling with each other and sending both charlotte blair and sebastian battle out of the race. 0n—board, little tap his front right wheel, enough to end both of their brazilian grand prix is. who was at fault? the stewards decided they would take no action. that brought out safety car. hamilton made a late — for the win on fresh tires, and as he tried to overta ke, on fresh tires, and as he tried to overtake, contact, sending albums pinning down the field, hamilton staying in third, alban turning on hamilton or hamilton hitting alban? the stewards would be the judge of that one as well. 0ut the stewards would be the judge of that one as well. out in front, this to happen. well, there was no tap ——
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catching him. he took the win. behind lewis hamilton and took third place. but he was being investigated for that incident. he did take to the podium to accept the trophy, but here is what he told former driver rubens barrichello in the post race interview. he did a great job, he was ina interview. he did a great job, he was in a great position with the car. i massively apologise. i was in a great position with the car. i massively apologise. lam in for a move in the gap was there but thenit for a move in the gap was there but then it close at the end and completely my fault. hamilton accepting the blame. what happened next? he was given a five second penalty and that dropped him down to seventh. just look who inherited third place! mclaren, his best result in f1. mclaren was my first podium since 2014. and this is how much it meant to colours. let's not forget he started dead last. he
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said: hi —— the upshot of all of this for the championship, that all wrapped up, but for this to happen, the wind combined with ferrari both taking each other out means of a step and is now ahead of local in the driver standings in third with just one race left in abu dhabi in a fortnight. before we go, time to tell you... spain's marc marquez won the final motogp race of the season in valencia to round off an outstanding campaign. the 6—time champion, who wrapped up the world title last month, made it 12 wins for the season after going from second on the grid. french rider fabio quartararo, who started on pole, came second. we will squeeze in some golf as well. tommy fleetwood has won the nedbank golf challenge after a thrilling final round went to a sudden—death play—off. the englishman started the round six shots off the pace, but then made three eagles to put him in contention.
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his 12—under total was then matched by sweden's marcus kinhult. so, to a play—off it went, with fleetwood making a brilliant par on the first extra hole to win it. there he was, on the green. this was the putt that did it. the $2.5 million first prize is the biggest in european tour history. more importantly, it moves him up to second in the season—ending race to dubai. you can get all the latest sports news at our website. that's plenty of reaction there. two tsitsipas‘s win at the atp finals. but from me and the rest of the sport today team, goodbye. hello there. i think we've got a couple
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of drier days coming up. some sunshine, but some cold mornings on the way as well. that said, we've still got a legacy of cloudy weather for east anglia and south—east england over the next few hours. a few mist and fog patches, a few patches of drizzle. skies clearing further north, we've already seen temperatures fall well, well below freezing and a sharp and widespread frost across the northern half of the country with showers running in across northern scotland here. the added risk of some icy surfaces to take us into monday. but for monday, it's this ridge of high pressure that keeps low pressure at bay to our west and to our east, and that means it should be a fine and dry day for the vast majority of us. now, it might be quite cloudy across the extreme east of england for a time, but for most of us, after that cold and locally frosty start to the day, we're looking at dry and sunny weather. showers for the north—east of scotland, a few running down our north sea coast of england. after that bitterly cold start to the day in the scottish capital, temperatures here only reach around 2 degrees through the afternoon, so it is going to be a cold one for sure. and if anything, monday night,
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the frost gets more widespread and more intense. some of the sheltered glens in scotland could potentially see temperatures getting down as low as —10 degrees celsius. if that happens, that would be the coldest night of the autumn. now, looking at the weather picture into the middle part of the week, high pressure initially stays with us. but, increasingly, we'll see this low pressure try to make inroads off the atlantic, and that's going to be bringing rain or showers to western areas. but that said, i don't think the rain's going to be as troublesome as it has been for much of this autumn. now, we could have some lingering mist and fog patches to start off tuesday. 0therwise, cold and frosty. we'll start to see this band of rain working in across northern ireland, maybe getting into western fringes of wales and perhaps into the extreme west of cornwall as well. but for most, it's another dry day — dry, yes, but still pretty chilly. temperatures, 4 in edinburgh, 4 in hull and a 7 the top temperature in london. heading into wednesday, the rain makes further inroads. so, a better chance of seeing some rain return to wales and south—west england, the rain turning heavier
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later in the day to northern ireland. with more of a south—easterly breeze blowing through the day, we're going to start to see temperatures lifting by a few degrees. so, highs getting up to around 8 or 9 degrees in london and cardiff, around 8 degrees or so in aberdeen and a 10 for belfast. so, over the next few days, any rain is not likely to be as heavy or persistent as we've seen so often this autumn. cold nights to watch out for, a few fog patches, but it does turn a bit milder later in the week. that's your weather.
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