Thiem: ‘Things Can Change Very Quickly’

Dominic Thiem’s return to the ATP Tour may not have gone to plan at the Western & Southern Open, but the World No. 3 is well aware of how quickly fortunes can change in tennis.

This year’s Australian Open finalist managed to win just three games in his return match against Filip Krajinovic and will enter the US Open seeking his first victory since the Rio Open presented by Claro in February.

“I know about my strength. I know things can change very quickly. I hope that I do better at the US Open,” said Thiem. “Of course, it’s a little bit weird to stay at the same courts, stay at the same place for another tournament, but I hope that I learned the right things from this match from [the Western & Southern Open] and do it better from Tuesday on.”

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Microsoft Flight Simulator Gets Miami and Vienna Airports as Third-Party Add-Ons

Microsoft Flight Simulator has been out for almost two weeks now, and third-party developers have hit the ground running with their add-ons

Two major airports have been released. Gaya Simulations launched Vienna, and if you prefer a more sunny location, LatinVFR released Miami

The prices are respectively $20.05 and $17.99. 

Here is the feature list and images for Vienna.

  • Accurate and up-to-date recreation of Vienna-Schwechat Airport.
  • Fully optimized for smooth performance.
  • Operable and native Microsoft Flight Simulator jetways.
  • High-quality static aircraft.
  • Interior modeling of some terminals viewable from the airside.
  • Advanced hand-made animations to bring the airport to life.
  • Stunning night environment lighting and effects.
  • Sloped runways.
  • Authentic Vienna Airport ground service vehicles.
  • Rebuilt from the ground up with the Microsoft Flight Simulator SDK.










And here comes Miami (alongside a trailer at the bottom of the post).

  • Hand made and detailed ground markings and textures according to
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Watch Highlights: Alcaraz Reaches First Final In Trieste

It all comes down to this. Carlos Alcaraz will compete for his maiden ATP Challenger Tour title on Sunday, in Trieste, Italy.

The 17-year-old Spaniard is continuing to make a name for himself on the clay of Trieste, streaking to the championship match from qualifying. A high-octane 7-5, 2-6, 6-3 win over fellow teen Lorenzo Musetti gave him his sixth victory in eight days.

Alcaraz, who crashed onto the scene in February with a breakthrough ATP Tour debut in Rio de Janeiro, is one of the fastest-rising teens in professional tennis. The Juan Carlos Ferrero pupil is projected to rise more than 50 spots this week to crack the Top 300 of the FedEx ATP Rankings.

Watch Trieste Final On Sunday (10am CET)

With a full arsenal of weapons from the baseline, as well as a lethal drop shot and impressive agility, Alcaraz is already taking the Challenger circuit by … Read the rest

Blood Bowl 3 Announced for PS5, Xbox Series X, PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Switch

Today Nacon and Cyanide Studio announced the third game of the Blood Bowl series of fantasy football games inspired by Games Workshop’s tabletop franchise.

Blood Bowl 3 will release in early 2021 for basically everything that has a chip inside, PS5, Xbox Series X, PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Switch.

Below you can check out the announcement trailer alongside artwork and screenshots.




Blood Bowl 3


If you’re unfamiliar with the series, here’s an official description.

“Blood Bowl 3 is the videogame of fantasy football. A turn-based strategy game inspired by American football in the Warhammer fantasy world where elves, humans, orcs and other creatures fight for the ball with shoulder charges, kicks, punches and weapons of varying degrees of lethality (and legality by the ref). As the coach, you must give instructions to your players: hinder the progress of your opponents by positioning them in your tackle zone, knock down those who get

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Raonic Makes Masters 1000 Final Return

Milos Raonic advanced to his first ATP Masters 1000 final in four and a half years on Friday with a 7-6(5), 6-3 victory against Stefanos Tsitsipas.

The unseeded Canadian won 90 per cent of first-serve points (35/39) to reach his fourth Masters 1000 championship match (0-3) after one hour and 37 minutes. Raonic is through to his first final at the level since his runner-up finish to Novak Djokovic at the 2016 BNP Paribas Open final in Indian Wells.

“It would be incredible [to win an ATP Masters 1000 title]. Just generally as part of my career, it’s not just the past six months coming back [and] playing. Just with everything else, I want to go to heights I haven’t achieved yet and this is a part of it,” said Raonic. “This is what I’ve worked hard for with very clear, specific goals and I hope that I can get … Read the rest

Serious Sam 4 Gets New Gameplay Footage

Today during the Future Games Show, we saw a new gameplay trailer for the upcoming first person shooter Serious Sam 4.

The new trailer shows off some of the combat in the game through Serious Sam’s mech as he navigates hazards and shooting enemies through Vatican City. The gameplay looks fast-paced with stunning visuals.

According to the developer Croteam, here’s what you can expect from Serious Sam 4:

Humanity is under siege as the full force of Mental’s hordes spread across the world, ravaging what remains of a broken and beaten civilization. The last remaining resistance to the invasion is the Earth Defense Force led by Sam “Serious” Stone and his heavily-armed squad of misfit commandos.

Croteam returns with a high-powered prequel to the Serious Sam series that scales up chaos to unprecedented levels. The classic Serious Sam formula is revamped by putting an unstoppable arsenal up against an unimaginable

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Guga On No. 1: 'Highlight Of My Career By Far'

In the latest profile on the 26 players to rise to No. 1 in the FedEx ATP Rankings, ATPTour.com looks back on the career of Gustavo Kuerten. View Full List.

First week at No. 1: 4 December 2000
Total weeks at No. 1: 43
Year-End No. 1: 2000

At World No. 1
By lifting his fifth trophy of 2000 at the Tennis Masters Cup [now named the Nitto ATP Finals] in Lisbon, Gustavo Kuerten overtook Marat Safin to become World No. 1 in the FedEx ATP Rankings for the first time on 4 December. The Brazilian, who almost retired from the event with severe thigh spasms and back pain, recorded back-to-back wins against Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi to lift the trophy and secure the year-end World No. 1 position. Across three stints between December 2000 and November 2001, Kuerten held the top position for a total of 43 … Read the rest

Scarlet Nexus for PS5, Xbox Series X, PS4, Xbox One, & PC Reveal New Characters With New Screenshots

Following the reveal of a new trailer at Gamescom’s Opening Night Live, Bandai Namco released a new press kit with new screenshots of Scarlet Nexus.

We get to meet four new characters and OSF members that will accompany the protagonist Yuito Sumeragi. Their names are Hanabi Ichijo, Nagi Karman, Fubuki Spring, and Kasane Randall.

Kasane is a cool girl who looks like someone who saved Yuito’s life when he was a kid. She’s quite mysterious and little is known about her past.

Hanabi is the inevitable childhood friend who is always cheerful and energetic. She obviously went to the same school as Yuito but they were separated when moving to the training academy. They have now been reunited in the OSF after a long time.

Nagi is the usual mood maker, healthy, and bright boy. He has gone to the training academy with Yuito and volunteered to join the … Read the rest

Preview and Schedule: Tsitsipas Tries To Halt Opelka's Run

Reigning Nitto ATP Finals champion Stefanos Tsitsipas had not won a Western & Southern Open match entering the week. But the Greek star will play first-time Masters 1000 quarter-finalist Reilly Opelka for a spot in the last four on Wednesday evening.

Tsitsipas beat another big server, John Isner, on Tuesday. He has never faced Opelka in a tour-level match.

“I expect a difficult fight, a difficult battle. He has played John a few times and he holds a positive record against him, so I’m expecting better. I feel like there’s nothing wrong to expect better tomorrow,” Tsitsipas said. “I just need to be very well-prepared for that one. I’m sure there are going to be more rallies from the baseline and the serve is going to be more difficult to return, so I have to keep my focus at an even higher level.”

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Atelier Ryza 2 Gets New Screenshots Revealing New Characters & More on Famitsu

Today’s issue of Weekly Famitsu included a spread on the upcoming JRPG Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy with new information and screenshots.

First of all, we get to see two new characters, Patricia Illust and Clifford Diswell.

Patricia is the daughter of a wealthy man living in the capital city. While she has lived in a privileged environment, she craves freedom deep in her heart. Her father taught her sword-fighting.

Clifford calls himself a treasure hunter, but this young man is actually a thief. He has a playful and frivolous attitude but also hides a serious side. 

We also hear about alchemy. In this game, alchemy is performed by placing materials in frames like in the first Atelier Ryza.

You can see the expected result on the top left of the screen. The quality and additional effects vary depending on what you place in the frames. … Read the rest