Monday, 8:15 p.m. It’s sports time again on eXXpressTV! On the one hand, SPORTUNION President Peter McDonald will be a guest in the latest issue of “sport-eXXpress”. McDonald was recently re-elected president with 100 percent approval. The last two years have been extremely turbulent. On the one hand, the corona crisis hit sport with full force. But there is good news: In autumn, the sports budget is to be increased again for the first time since 2013. The current situation in Ukraine and the associated inflation make this necessary. McDonald will also talk to Dominik Hana about the importance of sport in Austria.
It’s time for Wimbledon – the most prestigious tennis tournament of the year. Dominik Hana will talk to mental trainer and tennis expert Andreas Du-Rieux about the starting position. The omens are special this year. Because Russian and Belarusian athletes are excluded for sports policy reasons. Therefore there will be no points for the world rankings. In addition, the first two players in the world rankings will not be there – namely Daniil Medvedev and Alexander Zverev. Medvedev will not serve due to sanctions against Russia, Zverev is absent due to his injury sustained against Rafael Nadal in the French Open semifinals.
In the women’s category there is a clear top favourite: the Pole Iga Swiatek, who wants to continue her winning streak (currently 35 victories in a row) at the Wimbledon tournament. Du-Rieux will comment on his favorites and also on the situation surrounding Dominic Thiem. The Lichtenwörther has canceled his participation in the lawn classic. However, Thiem will serve at the Challenger in Salzburg. Andreas Du-Rieux is also the ambassador of the tournament.
It was a shock for all football fans when Martin Hinteregger announced the end of his career at the age of only 29. The “sport-eXXpress” looks back on his career in the latest issue. The Carinthian was always someone who wore his heart on his sleeve and always made his opinion known. However, Hinteregger has not only made friends with this.
The military parachute jump team has reason to celebrate. At the 45th CSIM Skydiving World Championships, platoon leader Sebastian Graser won the first gold medal for Austria since 1986. The Stanley Cup between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Colorado Avalanche is also discussed in more detail.