Djokovic, Euro 2021, Pulitzer Prize: the buzz of the weekend

Roland-Garros: Djokovic crowned again

After the anthology match two days earlier between Nadal and Djoko, the final was also extremely intense: on the court, the world number one faced the conqueror Stefanos Tsitsipas (now fourth in the ATP rankings ), determined to clinch his first Grand Slam victory. It was without counting on the experience and talent of the Serbian champion who, led two sets to zero, was able to come back to the score to finally win the second Roland-Garros of his career. Novak Djokovic thus becomes the first player of the Open era, since 1968, to have won, at least twice, each of the four major tournaments. With nineteen Grand Slam titles, he is approaching the record (20 titles) held by Federer and Nadal.

Death of George Floyd: a special Pulitzer Prize awarded to Darnella Frazier

Darnella Frazier had recorded with her cell phone, on May 25, the arrest and murder of George Floyd. At only 18 years old, the young woman received a special Pulitzer Prize on Friday, rewarding her for having “courageously filmed” this scene, which was watched thanks to her by millions of people around the world. The video, which marked the year 2020, was the starting point for numerous protests against police violence, in the United States and elsewhere. Police officer Derek Chauvin has since been convicted of murdering George Floyd, in a trial in which Darnella Frazier’s video was shown repeatedly.

Unusual: a fisherman, swallowed by a whale, comes out safe and sound

30 to 40 seconds. This is the time that Michael Packard remained locked in the mouth of a humpback whale, while diving for lobsters off the coast of Massachusetts. This event, which seems to have come straight out of the “adventures of Pinocchio”, is nevertheless very real. According to scientists, humpback whales do indeed swim with their mouths open when in search of food. A bad surprise for the diver, who was then evolving in a feeding zone rich in plankton. Seven months ago, a similar event was filmed, during which two kayakers were swallowed and then spat out alive.

Euro 2021: drama on the ground

After tennis, place the round ball with the first matches of the Euro which punctuated this weekend. Among them, the one opposing Denmark to Finland, the scene of a live drama. Victim of discomfort, the Dane Christian Eriksen collapsed there on the lawn, before undergoing a cardiac massage and being evacuated on a stretcher. If the news is now reassuring, many testimonies of support have been sent to the players and his relatives throughout the last hours. During the match against Russia, Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku said “Chris, Chris, I love you” on camera, in tribute to his teammate at Inter Milan.

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Cinema: Ryan Gosling filming in Chantilly

From Hollywood to Chantilly, there is only one step for the Russo brothers. The two famous American screenwriters and directors, behind many Marvel films (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier”, “Avengers: Endgame” …), are currently filming in the Oise, at the Château de Chantilly for the fantasy film “The Gray Man”. The title chosen is none other than the code name of Court Gentry, a former CIA agent turned hitman, here played by Ryan Gosling. Also in the cast of this Netflix production, Chris Evans (“Captain America”) and Ana de Armas (“Knives Out”). If the release date has not yet been revealed, filming should be completed in France on June 20.

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Djokovic, Euro 2021, Pulitzer Prize: the buzz of the weekend