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stefanos tsitsipasin the semi—finals the greek had to hang on to win the opening set but ended up winning in straight sets. 7-5, 6-2, 6-3. former wimbledon champion petra kvitova is also through to the semi—finals. she saw off germany's laura siegemund in straight sets at roland garros. it's just the second time that kvitova's reached the last four at the french open. and kvitova will play sofia kenin in the semis after she beat fellow american danielle collins in three sets. the australian open champion powered to victory in the final set, winning it 6—0. the king of clay meanwhile, the 12—time winner rafael nadal, remains on course to win the tournament and equal roger federer‘s record of 20 grand slam titles but he's not enjoying roland garros as much as usual this time. last night his match against italy's jannik sinner was the latest finish in the tournament's history and nadal said it was too cold to play.
the autumnal conditions in paris have come as a shock to many of the players— so is nadal right to complain? patrick gearey reports. paris in the early hours, rafael nadal on the final point. it was 25 past one when he madejannik sinner relent. by the time he wrapped up so had everyone else at roland garros. the just had everyone else at roland garros. thejust 10 degrees, a long way from nadal‘s compass on. thejust 10 degrees, a long way from nadal's compass on. the problem is the weather, it is too cold to play honestly. it is very cold to play tennis now. i know football players play under these conditions but it isa play under these conditions but it is a little bit different because they are all the time moving. we stop and come back and stop on the changeovers, it is not a sport that you are stopped and a lot of moments. that makes it a little bit dangerous. it is true that tennis players tend to be warm—blooded creatures, they chased the sun around the planet conditioning their bodies to deal with punishing heat i
like the heat a lot. i love it, the warmer it is the better it is for me. sol warmer it is the better it is for me. so i don't shy away from that. the vagaries of the english summer are the vagaries of the english summer a re often the vagaries of the english summer are often as close as many plays get to h0 but covid's rearranging of the counter has set them into the parisian autumn air. victor as a rank up refused to wait on court for the rain delay and it seems there is a risk. your body gets used to the training at certain chapters and if you do not give it what it needs to be able to adapt to that when you go to work and a colder temperature, you're at greater risk for an injury. particular sports like tennis, short, sharp shifting movements will overload the tendons of your body and if your muscles and tendons are not warm, you will be definitely set with more injury. there are adjustments to be made in technique too. the court slower and balls heavier, a good time to plate drop shots as modelled today in the
women's quarterfinal. 0rganisers insist play unclaimed does not need heat. when we bring the players in france, we don't play tennis only in the spring on clay. every region of france, we play tennis on clay, in the spring, in the fall, in the winter. rafael nadal has so 15 of the sets he has played in this yea r‘s the sets he has played in this year's french the sets he has played in this yea r‘s french open. the sets he has played in this year's french open. he is heading for his 13th item at this event and a record equalling 20th grand slam an office at many think it would ta ke an office at many think it would take a cold day in hell for him to lose here. not just take a cold day in hell for him to lose here. notjust a chilly night in paris. patrick gearey, bbc news. now amid the pandemic the professional footballers association has been telling us its seen a rise in the number of footballers — current and former — accessing its counselling services for mental health. and they fear with the financial instability in the sport at the moment, things could get worse. in 2016, they had 160 members get in touch for mental health support. by 2019 that number was up to 653. and for 2020 — that number
was already at 46a in september, and could surpass last year's total by the end of this year. as part of mental health awareness week i've been speaking to former brentford player michael bennett who's director of player welfare at the pfa. i think initially it was the financial aspect of things which we re financial aspect of things which were causing anxiety and low moods that define our situation where you had players who had been caught up in the panic of buying food spending made they did not have. you had financial concerns coming to an end with their contracts particularly in division one and two and getting a new contract. 0ne division one and two and getting a new contract. one of the key issues around the anxiety. bearing in mind the financial concerns with the pot the financial concerns with the pot the moment. do you anticipate more people now accessing your services
considering outside the premier league there is so much instability from covertly clu bs 7 league there is so much instability from covertly clubs? i think we are going to find that three or four months down the line if wejohn cena, we proceed the impact months down the line that players will be strumming to find a club and financially be supported by a contract and i think they will be coming to us for emotional support because of that. that is offer sportsday. straight back to you rebecca. thank you. i have news want to bring it that is just interest of the main police officer charged in the killing of george floyd, the african—american man of course whose death sparked a mass protest movement, was released today on $1 million bail. that means if he fails to show up for his next court appearance, he would forfeit the sum of $1 million. the officer is to face trial in march along with three former colleagues over the death of george floyd in
minneapolis. so, that news that the police officer derek chauvin who was charged over the death of george floyd has been released from jail after posting a bail amounting to $1 million. let's get more now on the news that pubs and restaurants that serve alcohol in glasgow, edinburgh and the central belt half in order to close for 16 days from friday evening as part of efforts to limit the spread of covid—19. elsewhere in scotland, licenced premises can only open for restricted hours and they will not be allowed to serve alcohol indoors. meanwhile because of the virus the national five exams which are set by 15—16 —year—olds in scotla nd are set by 15—16 —year—olds in scotland are to be cancelled for 2021 and will be replaced with teacher assessments and coursework.
let's cross to holyrood now and speak about both of these issues with scott when‘s education secretaryjohn sweeney who is also deputy first minister and we are grateful you have been able to join us grateful you have been able to join us here in bbc news. let's talk about the restrictions that nicola sturgeon announced in the scottish parliament first of all if we may. she had announced a set of measures a couple of weeks ago. what has gone wrong that has made you think you need to impose additional restrictions? we have been saying it for some time, seeing it a level of covid infections rising in scotland and we published data today from our chief medical officer which indicated that if the current pattern of increased carries on, it is likely that we would be back by the end of october at the levels that we were at in march and quite clearly we cannot allow that to happen. so we offered up measures a
couple weeks ago to stop visiting from household to household in scotland. today we have taken steps which we accept will be difficult to restrict the opening of pubs and restau ra nts restrict the opening of pubs and restaurants indeed and much of the central belt, they will close for the next 16 days starting on friday and there will be much more restricted scotland and the rest of scotla nd restricted scotland and the rest of scotland to try to get the virus under control. why are you being so tough on the hospitality sector? there is nothing for example about schools, universities, travel... we look at the information or contact tracers received from individuals who test positive, and a substantial amount of that contact relates back to household visiting and also to hospitality sittings. what we are trying to do is to recognise that we have to take steps to address the
situations where people are meeting together in sizeable numbers which is where the virus appears to be spreading. and as a consequence of that, we are taking very targeted measures to try and ensure that we tackled the areas where the virus is essentially finding its growth opportunities and to tackle them as effectively as we possibly can do. in the 16 days that pubs and restau ra nts in the 16 days that pubs and restaurants are closed across the central belt of scotland, what will the scottish government be doing to make sure that there isn't another upsurge in infections once the restrictions are lifted? we have to make sure that we use this period very wisely to try to reduce the levels of coronavirus and then we have to make sure that we are all following the guidance that is set out thereafter. so some of our concern is that perhaps the guidance
on physical distancing has not been pursued as assiduously as it should be and as a consequence the virus is getting more transmission. so when we come out of this 16 day period, we come out of this 16 day period, we will turn to the current situation that exists in scotland which is that people will not be able to visit other households indoors and that there will be another requirement for everyone to follow the existing guidance. we are also going to strengthen the guidance on the wearing of face coverings and communal areas to try to provide further opportunities to tackle the prevalence of the virus. let's talk about exams with your education hat on if i may. the national five exams have been cancelled. why cancel them now is make the scottish conservatives have said you thrown in the towel too early. what i have tried to do is to make a judgement about the level of risk that i think we will still face in the spring and what i decided to do was to make it as practical and
as tangible as possible for us to be able to run a higher and advanced higher diet of exams which are the exit qualifications that most young people need to secure to move on to higher and further education. i wa nted higher and further education. i wanted to make sure that we had the best chance possible to run the higher and the advanced fire exams next spring. —— advanced higher exams. to do that, i have condensed the national five exams into a process of continual assessment which would then be to teacher judgements about the performance of pupils and that takes 60% of the opportunities out of the system and reduces the risk, expands the time available for learning and teaching, and it makes it clear to young people at that it is their work, their work alone, that would determine the grades that they secure in the assessments and qualifications next spring. but how can you guarantee consistency in
those assessments? how can students be confident that if they live in dundee, a a will be the same as if they lived in edinburgh? we will make sure that the qualifications authority, the scottish provocations authority, the scottish provocations authority ensure that they work with schools to moderate the grades that are being secured by young people. —— the scottish qualifications authority. will there be an algorithm like this year? no, definitely no algorithm. we will make sure that experience markers from within the sqa will be able to work with schools and local authorities with our regional organisations that support education and with education scotland to enable teachers to come to the correct conclusions based on the work that is presented by young people. there will be under no circumstances algorithms use. we will be using teacherjudgement and using the work that young people are undertaking to secure their
qualifications. just a brief word if you don't mind on advanced highs, that you want them to go ahead, can you be 100% confident that they will? i cannot be 100% confident you be 100% confident that they will? i cannot be 10096 confident but iam trained will? i cannot be 10096 confident but i am trained to do all that i can do to maximise the chances of that. i can foresee the public health —— i cannot foresee the public health situation in strength but what i have tried to do today is reduce the risk to the higher and advanced higher diet in the spring and taken a precautionary approach to make sure young people had the best opportunity to shine in the exam system which would then lead to a password to their future career opportunities. john swinney we must leave it there. thank you for your time. it is now time for a look at the weather. helen has the forecast. good afternoon. we have seen fewer showers on the whole through this afternoon, a beautiful shot here of whitby taken in the sunshine. that's taken in the sunshine. why we have been watching
this that's why we have been watching this out of the atlantic. it will be progressively went across many parts except scotland. the south of scotla nd except scotland. the south of scotland will see the rain but for many other areas here, it is clearer drier and chillier but with all this rain in the south and a strong wind to go with it, it would be a relatively mild night, a lot of hill fog as well. we could see up to 30-40 fog as well. we could see up to 30—110 mm of rain with heavy rain over the hills of wales and still with us there is a money before it sta rts with us there is a money before it starts to peter out, heavy in the south before it clears. as it does so the drier weather will follow us with the sunshine, further north the shower start to pack in into the afternoon. temperatures will be similarto afternoon. temperatures will be similar to those of today but as a state with sunshine and the site that will feel quite pleasant once that will feel quite pleasant once that rain is cleared away. perhaps more rain pushing into central areas and then southwards during the course of friday. more on the website.
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