A day that made its mark in sports history
Just this Sunday, October 11, was a great day with lots of record-equaling events. It all started with Lewis Hamilton taking his 91st win in Eifel Grand Prix, Germany. Then we jumped to the neighbor France and saw a clean win from Nadal against Djokovic at Roland Garros. Lastly, not to forget about Laker’s thirst-quenching championship coming after a decade. It might be hard to find all these sports together in your favorite bookmakers and even if you have it, finding large markets is another problem. However, Bet365 might be the solution for you! Get a Bet365 account without limits and have the privilege of betting on countless markets!
Eifel Grand Prix and Lewis Hamilton’s 91st Win
Hamilton was expected to win Russian Grand Prix as his 91st but the small mistakes he made on the practice rounds, resulted in two five-second penalties which led to him finishing the race in 3rd place. Maybe this fueled the driver up more and the record-equaling victory came just 2 weeks later than it was expected.
This season’s 11th race was held in Nürburgring – Germany for the Eifel Grand Prix with a total of 60 laps. Having started the race in the second place, Hamilton finished first with a time of 1 hour 35 minutes 49.641 seconds. Hamilton reaching the top of the podium for the 91st time in his career meant that he will stand alongside Michael Schumacher in the tables as the most successful driver in the Formula 1, in terms of the most race winnings.
After the race, Michael Schumacher's son Mick Schumacher gave one of his father's helmets to Hamilton as a present.
Red Bull's Dutch driver Max Verstappen took the podium with 4.47 seconds after the leader, while Renault's Daniel Ricciardo took third place with a 14,613 seconds difference.
If we mention about another record, Alfa Romeo's Kimi Raikkonen, who entered to Formula 1 for the 323rd time in his career, took the record of most race entries from Brazilian Rubens Barrichello.
Nadal’s 13th French and 20th Grand-Slam Title
Spanish Rafael Nadal defeated the world’s number one Serbian Novak Djokovic, without giving a set (6-0, 6-2 and 7-5) at the Men's Singles Final of the French Open Tennis Tournament (Roland Garros). Standing out as the name with the most title winnings in a Grand Slam tournament, Nadal took the Roland Garros trophy to his home for the 13th time. Having won the title again in France, Nadal had his name written in gold letters in the history of this tournament and prove once again that he is the “King of Clay”.
After the victory over Djokovic, he succeeded in catching up with Federer’s 20 major titles. By winning this match, 34-year-old player, also got his 100th victory on the clay courts of Roland Garros. Now Nadal is the second male player who saw 100 wins in the men's Grand Slam tournaments and the fifth player overall. In the men's category, Swiss Roger Federer was the only man to reach 100 wins at the Australian Open and Wimbledon. This also marked Nadal’s record-equaling win on Sunday.
Nadal, who triumphed in the tournament without giving a set to his opponent, broke another record. He became the first tennis player to win 4 titles without losing a set in Grand Slam tournaments. Having previously won the French Open in 2008, 2010, and 2017, Nadal broke the record he shared with Swedish Bjorn Borg, who achieved the same success at 1976 Wimbledon, 1978, and 1980 Roland Garros.
Los Angeles Lakers for the NBA Championship
The NBA final series has ended and the champion of the 2019-2020 season has been announced. In the game 6 of the final series, the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Miami Heat by 106-93, bringing the tally to 4-2 and became the NBA champions.
Los Angeles Lakers won their last championship in 2010 and now achieved their 17th NBA Championship after a decade. This led them to share the top with Boston Celtics for the "NBA's most successful team". As you can see, this was another record-equaling win that came in the very last moments of the day.
LeBron James became the Finals MVP after a terrific performance at his 17th season. Having experienced this success for the fourth time, LeBron James became the first and only player to win the NBA Finals MVP with 3 different teams. LeBron James was chosen 4 times as the MVP in the regular season (2009, 2010, 2012, and 2013) and 4 times in the final series (2012, 2013, 2016, and 2020).
NBA’s 2019-20 season had started last year in October and it took a whole year to complete it. We all witnessed a great season with its ups and downs and a new season just around the corner. Tune in with ACC-EX’s latest news section to keep yourself updated with the latest stories from the world of sport.