Game dev – DHINC Fri, 11 Jun 2021 17:56:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Game dev – DHINC 32 32 Ashes of Creation Dev Discussion asks about environments Fri, 11 Jun 2021 17:30:00 +0000

The people of Intrepid Studios, the team that is developing the next MMORPG Ashes of creation, have announced their next development discussion. This time, they want your opinion on the environments.

These development discussions should be familiar to anyone who has followed the development of Ashes of creation. But if you’re new, it’s basically a community question posed by the dev team where they ask for your feedback on various topics.

Today’s topic is environments. The team asks,

“What are some of the things that make the world more ‘realistic’ or ‘realistic’ when playing a game, from NPCs to environments and beyond? How important is realism to you in general? “

Of course, there are already several answers in the message from the forum. One post is actually quite long and deals at great length with liveliness, detail, sound, NPCs, crowds, etc. Other messages relate to the day / night cycle.

Yet another post discussed fluidity of the crowd.

“Let me explain. A hill giant shouldn’t be a level 10 creature you see early in the game. It should be a near-end game creature that does massive damage and takes hits like a tank. Same concept for rats or small creatures, they shouldn’t be placed in a high level area as filler mobs with end game levels. It doesn’t make sense. Every creature should have one. limit based on his innate race Some tariffs can go over this cap and exceed their limits, such as rare spawns that drop gear, or gear being the reason they are more powerful.

Ashes of creation is about to have a busy few months. There’s an AMA coming up on June 13 with Creative Director Steven Sharif. They also hosted a live broadcast recently. You can read our summary of the work here. This all followed Alpha One’s delay in July.

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Cricket-Ngidi puts South Africa ahead in first test against Windies Thu, 10 Jun 2021 21:50:07 +0000

Seaman Lungi Ngidi used his cunning to take five wickets for 19 races as South Africa beat the West Indies for 97 and took the initiative on day one of the first test in St. Lucia on Thursday.

After winning the draw, the home side recorded their lowest test total against South Africa, which reached the close with 128 for four in response, a 31-point lead over a wicket that s’ proves difficult to mark. Rassie van der Dussen (34 years old) and Quinton de Kock (4 not eliminated) will resume the course of the second day, looking to stabilize what has been a fragile top six for the touring team in recent times.

Jayden Seales, the spirited teenager from the West Indies, who has only played one first class match, represented fellow debutant Keegan Petersen (19) in the South African heats. The impressive Seales (3-34) also eliminated opener Aiden Markram (60), and another debutant Kyle Verreynne (6), all taken behind the wicket, validating his selection in place of the injured Shannon Gabriel.

South Africa’s tight lines and persistent length of the ball deprived the West Indies of killer shots as Ngidi and his colleague Anrich Nortje (4-35) knocked nine out of the wickets. Nortje also cracked the helmet of batsman Nkrumah Bonner, who hit 10 of 32 balls but was later diagnosed with a concussion.

He was replaced in the game by Kieran Powell, who will be batting in the second round of the West Indies.

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WTC final: Jamieson’s size will pose a different challenge for Indian drummers, says Agarkar Thu, 10 Jun 2021 06:17:02 +0000

Former Indian coach Ajit Agarkar highlighted the number of challenges the team led by Virat Kohli will face in the first World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand. India and New Zealand will face off in the WTC Final at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, starting June 18.

While Trent Boult and Tim Southee remain a challenge for righties, Agarkar believes facing Kyle Jamieson will be an entirely different threat to the Indian team’s batsmen due to his size. “There’s definitely a lot of variety. I mean, that’s because you’re looking at someone like Jamieson who’s a tall guy and will pose a different challenge. Boult and Southee will both be playing, a delivery to you. will arrive, a delivery will leave from you, as a right-hander, ”Agarkar said on Star Sports’ Game Plan.

“And then Wagner, when nothing’s going on, and you know, everything looks flat, he comes and does something and does it regularly. So the challenges are a little different,” he added. The former Indian coach also said conditions in England are more likely to favor New Zealand as the Kohli-led team haven’t had any cricket tests lately away from home.

“What also works in their favor is the condition, because you play in England, it’s almost like what you get in New Zealand. So that makes it a bit easier with this Dukes ball coming down. balance “, said Agarkar” The challenges are so many, especially as India has not had a test cricket lately, not an away test cricket since the Australia tour .

“Australian conditions are completely different. So that’s the biggest challenge. And that’s why I think preparations have to be key,” he added. Agarkar also highlighted what has been the strength of Team India over the last two years of the WTC cycle. The former Indian coach has shed light on instances where the team have come out brilliantly despite the lack of big names.

“Look at Australia (streak), they (India) lost that first test, fought 36 – losing host your first team players, be your best batsman in the ‘team, Virat Kohli, or your best bowler in the team, Mohammad Shami “said Agarkar” At the end of the series you had a Shardul Thakur, T Natarajan, Mohammad Siraj bowling for you, against an Australian team at fully fledged and you still managed to find a way to win in these situations.

“So the depth of this team – even though there wasn’t a lot of experience – the guys who came in had enough conviction that they could come forward. That’s the strength of India,” he added. Agarkar said Team India has always found ways to come out victorious even in critical situations.

“There have been some sticky situations. Outside of those two tests in New Zealand, in general, if you look at India’s records lately, they’ve always competed, if not won and found ways to win with them. different players, which has been their strength, ”he said. (ANI)

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Football-Ambitious Italy faces talented Turkey as Euro 2020 curtain raiser Wed, 09 Jun 2021 13:12:12 +0000

Five years after its last appearance in a major tournament, Italy is once again taking center stage as it welcomes its Group A rival to the Stadio Olimpico in Rome for the Euro 2020 opener on Friday.

The failure of the Azzurri to qualify for the 2018 World Cup was a national sporting tragedy for the quadruple world champions. But manager Roberto Mancini has since built an attractive and exuberant squad entering the tournament with the ambition of reaching the London final, five years after the heartbreak of a penalty shootout loss to Germany in the quarterfinals. Euro 2016 final.

Anticipation grew rapidly on the Peninsula, and it’s understandable: the team are undefeated in 27 games, a streak dating back to September 2018, and their steady improvement was underscored by a 4-0 victory over the Czech Republic in of his last warm-up. Thu. Key midfielder Marco Verratti will be sidelined with a knee injury, but hopes to be back in time for Italy’s second game against Switzerland. Manuel Locatelli from Sassuolo should start in his place.

Having three home games in front of around 16,000 fans will be a boost for the Italian prospects, who are high inside and outside training camp. “This Italy team has more quality than the 2016 team, but we have to prove it,” said defender Alessandro Florenzi.

“If we go out in groups, we will have done worse than five years ago. To show that we are stronger, we have to at least make it through the quarter-finals. However, the Azzurri face a tough task on Matchday 1 against a tough and talented Turkish side who impressed in qualifying and have a penchant for big games.

Turkey took four points in two games against world champion France in Euro qualifying and have since beaten the Netherlands 4-2 in a World Cup qualifying game and achieved 3-3 friendly draws with Germany and Croatia. Contrary to what these goal-filled games suggest, Turkey’s greatest strength is a defense that conceded three goals in the Euro 10 qualifiers, led by center-backs Caglar Soyuncu of Leicester and Merih Demiral of Juventus.

Manager Senol Gunes led Turkey to a superb third place at the 2002 World Cup. Any hope of achieving a similar feat this summer may depend on maintaining that strength. But there are also threats at the other end of the field. AC Milan playmaker Hakan Calhanoglu will be more than familiar with his opponents in Rome, while 35-year-old striker Burak Yilmaz recently fired Lille for the Ligue 1 title alongside his national teammates Zeki Celik and Yusuf Yazici.

History is on the hosts’ side, however. Italy have never lost to Turkey in 10 previous meetings in all competitions, with seven wins and three draws. It’s a race home fans hope – and expect – to continue as a new chapter begins for the Italian national team.

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Detached bike lanes will soon come to the roads of Ada Co. Tue, 08 Jun 2021 20:51:14 +0000

For cyclists, daily commutes or the occasional ride around the county will soon be safer. The Ada County Road District says it will make a key change to separate drivers and cyclists.

ACHD will revamp its approach to cycle lanes on so-called “arterial” roads – by building separate lanes, detached cycle lanes or detached cycle lanes with sidewalks. This means fewer bike lanes directly attached to vehicle lanes, separated by nothing more than a painted line.

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The arteries are streets like Fairview, Ten Mile, Capitol Blvd. or Deer Flat.

“Historically, on arteries… we would have attached bike lanes right next to the traffic lane,” said Tom Laws, planning and programming supervisor for CDHA. “Moving forward, the direction we’ve received, and this really is nationwide best practice, is to provide some sort of separation between bicycle and pedestrian users and the movement of vehicles. So what we are looking for with any arterial project is some sort of separation. “

The tracks would go as the roads saw updates or redevelopments in the years to come.

‘Game changer’

Schematic of the elevated cycle paths planned along 11th Street in Boise. Courtesy of Capital City Development Corp.

Joe Jaszewski, a CDHA and local pedestrian advisory group that uses his bicycle as their primary mode of transportation, called it a “game changer.”

“I think we underestimate the big difference this is going to make for people who want to get around by bike,” said Jaszewski. “Right now, riding a bicycle along an artery, which obviously serves a bunch of businesses, homes, and workplaces, you’re really taking charge of your life. Because of these bike lanes, the only thing that separates you between 40 miles / hour of traffic in many cases is a paint stripe. “

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The laws have stated that the determination of the separate cycle lanes that the CDHA installs is “context sensitive”. Arteries associated with land use and public participation will be a factor, but in the future there will no longer be standard cycle lanes on these streets.

Several things motivated this change, Laws said. This includes traffic jams and the safety of cyclists.

“What we’ve found by looking at best practices, nationally, but also with our advisory boards and what we’ve heard from the public is that separation can really make the environment more comfortable, than you. be eight or 80, “The laws said.

Cost of lane changes

The laws say the cost of detached tracks will be on a case-by-case basis and it’s hard to say how much it will be at this point. But Laws says in many cases the detached sidewalk will already be there. Essentially, ACHD will relocate the cycle zone and combine it with a multi-use path, elevate it, or combine it with a sidewalk. These factors will affect the cost of detached cycle paths.

You may be familiar with the secluded bike path that runs along a few blocks from Capitol Boulevard. in downtown Boise. It is one of the few isolated routes in the region.

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“We haven’t really built them yet and nobody really has them nationally,” he said. “So we always do a lot of due diligence in terms of best practices, but give us a year or two and we’ll understand much better the differences in construction costs versus traditional construction costs. approach. “


Jaszewski said arteries with adjoining cycle paths such as Curtis Rd. Are not safe for cyclists.

“I’m an experienced and very comfortable cyclist, and I’m not going to go down Curtis Road or any other artery,” he said. “Really, I mean Emerald sometimes, but it’s pretty tight and the traffic is a little slower. But everything else is clearly designed by people who never ride a bike anywhere. It almost feels like it’s just a checkbox for traffic engineers to say there’s a bike path there.

Jaszewski hopes the shift to adjoining lanes will help people move away from cars and start cycling in more places.

“Once they do it on a road and people see how much safer it is, and I think they’re really going to lead to behavior change in a positive direction, which is away from cars.” , did he declare. “And that’s the only way for us to alleviate the traffic jams here, it’s people riding bicycles or walking, because public transportation isn’t happening anytime soon with the legislature.”

CDHA will be seeking public comments on these projects as this is a new design.

“While this is the new direction, I’m sure there are always opportunities to improve and continue to evolve as we do today,” said Laws. “So it’s a really exciting and really exciting time to be the leaders of some of these models that we haven’t really seen anywhere else, both in the state and nationally.”

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The independent developer who left Australia to finish his game Tue, 08 Jun 2021 02:30:00 +0000

Australia is a beautiful place, but it’s expensive to live in, and it’s not historically the most favorable country for video game development. But what if it was your home? What if you wanted to finish your game and just quit your job? Some developers can move in with their family, relatives or partner for a few years. Others would change careers completely. Ben Johnson, developer of Geneshift, did something else: he moved abroad.

This story originally appeared in May 2017. Geneshift has been significantly updated since that time, with a complete graphic overhaul, expansion of its map and sandbox mechanics, new single and multiplayer features, bots and more. A free demo for the game is available through Steam.

Discuss with Kotaku, the Sydney-born game developer explained that Geneshift Originally started out as a way to show off all the skills he had learned through his computer design degree. “I thought a game would be a fun thing to do that covers all the bases,” he explained.

Like many other newbie developers, he thought Geneshift would be done fairly quickly. But it took him a year before he could produce a demo, which was originally called sub-vein. “I have a few players from a Rock Paper Shotgun article and they just, well, some of them have stuck with the game ever since… they’d say ‘this thing here is broken, we need this feature’, so I could never really walk away from the game. “

It was 2009. Johnson kept cutting corners, fixing bugs, adding assets and tweaking features in his spare time. Five years later, Johnson decided he wanted to travel the world instead of working around the clock.

“I still saved some money to travel and wanted to finish the game,” he explained. “So I quit my job, I went on a trip, and then about a month after my trip, the game got the green light. [on Steam]. “

“I did the math with how long I thought it would take to complete the game, and how much money I had left, and if I went to a cheap place like Peru, where is it that I found myself. I had about $ 20,000 in savings at the time, which was enough to keep me in Peru for about a year, a little over a year. But of course it took a lot longer than I expected, so I turned to credit cards as well. But the decision was basically that if I get somewhere cheap I’ll be in an exotic location, I can learn Spanish – which I failed to do – and just try to finish the game properly once. for all.

So, after six years of part-time development, Johnson left Australia and started coding around the world. Traveling with friends for the first few months, he started out in cheap hostels. But spending his days coding in the common spaces quickly became demoralizing.

“I would kind of stay in a hostel – if it was a cheap country like Thailand I would try to code there a bit, but I found it really entertaining,” he recalls. “You don’t have your own room and I felt very antisocial. You sit on your laptop eight hours a day in the common area, and everyone around you is having fun.

So, after the first six months, Johnson moved to Peru. Sharpened by youth hostels, he found accommodation on Airbnb that would allow him to stay for a month. Rent: $ 9 per night. It’s a pittance compared to the rent all over in Sydney, where Johnson had lived, even compared to Australian hostels.

Image: Ben Johnson

And it turns out Peru is much more relaxed when it comes to long-term renters. “I just said to the guy, ‘I would like to stay a month and extend if I can,’ and he said, ‘Yeah sure sure, man. You know in Australia how you have to go through the retailer and commit to a six month contract and that sort of thing, but in Peru it was really very flexible. So I kind of stayed and kept extending it for a month at a time, I did it for 18 months.

A scribble of Geneshiftlevel design.

It sounds crazy until you do the numbers on the cost of daily living. Australian metropolitan cities are astronomically expensive relatively speaking, especially compared to less developed countries. For example, a meal in an inexpensive restaurant in Peru can go from $ 7 /. at 13 S /. (S /. Being sol, the currency of Peru), which comes to around A $ 5.34 at the top. Local beer can be bought for around 6 S /. ($ 2.46).

Numbeo has a practical table, and there is a comparison on Expatistan as well as.

Image: Expatistan

Neither site should be taken as a gospel when it comes to the exact cost to either city. And while those who work full time may not notice or be bothered by the expenses of day to day living, it makes a huge difference when you just quit your job to finish developing your game full time.

But as Johnson discovered, moving to another country has its own consequences. While he was able to immerse himself in development as much as he wanted – seven days a week, more or less – it also came with a sense of isolation. “I was traveling with my friends for the first few months and it was pretty fun and exciting. But once I moved to Peru I was really, you have no friends, no family… you really feel alone or isolated.

On top of that, he also made a mistake that virtually every studio in history has made at some point: he underestimated how long it would take to complete. Geneshift. Johnson saved about $ 20,000 before going overseas, which he said would be enough to support himself in Peru for just over a year. But the game took over a year, and he ended up staying there for almost two years, which saw him burn all his savings and rack up an additional $ 20,000 in credit card spending.

And that ignores some of the comforts you forget Australia has, like reliable electricity. “The electricity was cut once a week, so when those days sometimes came, everything was fine; if I was making music, I didn’t need the Internet, ”Johnson explained.

“But the other days… it was pretty stressful, not only because I was digging through the money on the credit card and couldn’t do anything, but I didn’t have anyone else to hang out with.” And also every time the internet shut down, I would panic a bit. By the time the plan was to launch [Geneshift] in Peru, and I was like, ‘If the internet goes down the same day I launched on Steam, I’m completely screwed.’ “

It helps when there is a dog nearby for company.
But not so much when the street starts to get flooded.

And for those who are planning to embark on a flash game development adventure, there is something else to consider: visas. Australians in Peru can stay six months the first time they enter the country, with visas for three months on each subsequent visit. For Johnson, that meant making border hops every three months – which meant every now and then he was faced with the prospect of not being allowed to re-enter the country.

“I had to constantly do border hops all the way to Chile every three months, and I was really scared of that because there was a chance I wasn’t let back. [into the country],” the Geneshift the developer said. “And I didn’t want to carry my stuff, so I kind of left all my clothes and things at my house in Peru, hopped on a bus, got off in Chile, crossed the border, I came back right away. I succeeded every time, but it was quite stressful, especially [not] speak spanish and all.

Fortunately, Johnson was not out of touch with everything. Although he hasn’t been in touch with other budding developers in Peru, he has received a lot of support from tutorials on YouTube and the game developer’s main subreddit, r / gamedev.

And you can’t really put a price on the overall experience, even though it comes with a lot of real costs. On the one hand, Johnson says he’s gained a much greater appreciation for his friends and family, which is understandable when you’ve been apart for so long. And he also acquired a greater love for Australia. “It’s good to be Australian: I saw people in Peru struggling all the time, and I had a little trouble with a credit card, but for the most part it was pretty good. And I knew that if I really needed it, I could get on a plane and have the safety of Australia, when a lot of [local] the guys got by on a day-to-day basis and they had nothing to fall back on.

genetic change
Image: Geneshift

It’s also a journey Johnson probably couldn’t have taken later in his life. He told me he had no mortgage, children or other responsibilities that would have tied him to Australia. Any of the aforementioned would have put a kibosh on the whole affair. And although Johnson had stayed in Australia and tried to continue working on Geneshift, the cost of living would have forced him to leave full-time development much earlier.

It’s been an incredibly long road for Geneshift, although Johnson doesn’t want to stop working on the game. How long that continues will depend on how the game is received, a gamble that every independent developer faces. Like Johnson told me, making indie games isn’t a great way to make money, but it’s a great way to get a new perspective on life.

Geneshift is available now on Steam for $ 21.50.

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Soccer-Coach Dalic insensitive to Croatia’s defeat to Belgium Mon, 07 Jun 2021 09:31:33 +0000

Coach Zlatko Dalic was convinced Croatia would make an impact at Euro 2020 despite a poor performance in Sunday’s 1-0 loss to Belgium in their final warm-up for the tournament from June 11 to July 11 with 24 nations. The Croats have recently seemed a pale shadow of the squad that finished second in the 2018 World Cup and after a 1-1 draw at home with Armenia on Tuesday they were fortunate not to concede more goals. against Belgium.

Dalic was nevertheless adamant his side would be ready for their first Group D game with England at Wembley on Sunday. “I’m sure the English will be very aggressive from the start and we have to keep them at bay,” Dalic said on Croatian TV Nova after Romelu Lukaku gave the Belgians the victory with his 60th international goal.

“We played a good game and held on. We didn’t create enough chances but we improved as the team looked a lot more compact than in the last few games. The performance is encouraging.” Belgium missed a series of chances to win by a bigger margin as Lukaku and Yannick Carrasco hit the woods while Croatian goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic made several fine saves.

Dalic admitted that the Croats still have work to do to be on top of their game against England. “We need more vertical passes, shots on goal and players racing in the penalty area,” he said.

“There were segments that I didn’t like against Belgium, but I’m going to keep that for the locker room and sort it out with the players.” Croatia will also face the Czech Republic at Hampden Park on June 18 and face Scotland at the same venue four days later. (Written by Zoran Milosavljevic; edited by Christian Radnedge)

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After loss to Oman, Stimac hints at different style of play against Bangladesh Sun, 06 Jun 2021 15:50:54 +0000

Desperately in need of a win in their joint World Cup and Asian Cup qualifiers, India head coach Igor Stimac hinted at a change in strategy from defense to offense in the game on Sunday. against Bangladesh here on Monday.

A winless India must beat Bangladesh on Monday if they are to jump to third place in the Group E table and stay afloat for a direct spot in the Asian Cup third qualifying round. Otherwise, they will have to compete in the qualifying round of the continental centerpiece. India is no longer in contention for a place in the World Cup.

It’s a big game for our fans and our team. We will approach the game to win it without disrespecting our opponents. Our goal has remained the same from the start – to qualify for the AFC Asian Cup, ”Stimac said at the pre-match conference.

“We’re going to try to show a different cool than Qatar or Oman. It’s up to us to decide if we can better manage the game when it comes to ball possession, ball movement, passing speed and accuracy and eventual execution. India were beaten 0-1 by Asian champions Qatar on Thursday. They had to defend throughout the game, with the Qataris attacking in waves.

Stimac described Bangladesh as a “team with a great fighting spirit” doing “quality work” on the ground. The last time the two teams met in the first leg at Salt Lake Stadium in Calcutta in October 2019, the game ended 1-1.

“In the football world I would say it’s very boring teams that bother the opposition with so much defensive work, quality work – with blocks – quite similar to what we did against Qatar,” he said. Stimac said.

Sometimes you have to do all you can to anger the rival team, to annoy them, to cut off their passes. Bangladesh are fighting for every point in the group, and whatever they do, they do it as a team. India is ranked 105th in the FIFA rankings compared to Bangladesh’s 184th.

Stimac acknowledged that Bangladeshi players have the advantage of being much more competitive. Bangladesh was also in a similar situation to ours when it comes to preparedness. But they have the advantage that their players are much more competitive as their season ended in the second week of May compared to most of our players who haven’t had competitive football since February. Senior player Sandesh Jhingan said the team will aim to continue the “character” displayed against Qatar in the game against Bangladesh.

“The game against Qatar was not easy. But we showed a certain character and arrogance in the 90 minutes against the Asian champions. We aim to do well in our second game. We will do our best and try to make everyone proud, ”he said.

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Tennis-Federer passes Koepfer in late-night battle Sat, 05 Jun 2021 22:56:26 +0000

Roger Federer reached the last 16 at Roland Garros but needed all his fighting skills to make his way past the German Dominik Koepfer on an empty and strange Philippe Chatrier court in Saturday night’s match. The 39-year-old, 20-time Grand Slam champion was at times in tatters and lacked his usual zip against tenacious Koepfer, but the eighth seed made his way to a 7-6 (5) 6 -7 (3) 7-6 (4) Win 7-5 with time approaching 1 a.m. local time.

It was Federer’s first taste of a Grand Slam game played without fans, thanks to the 9 p.m. COVID-19 curfew in Paris, and it wasn’t an experience he seemed to enjoy as the 27 year old southpaw gave him a scorching scorching weather. . Federer was rocked by the heavy strike from the world number 59, but dug deep to win the opening tie-break of the night, helped by a double fault from Koepfer at a crucial moment.

Federer put the pressure on at the start of the second set and got an early break. But Koepfer relented and after the breaks were traded again, the set reached a tie-break. Koepfer took the lead 6-2 as errors escaped Federer’s racket and he equalized the game thanks to another straightforward error from the Swiss who was only playing his sixth game in 17 months after knee surgery .

Federer, the 2009 champion, was faltering when he gave up the serve at the start of the third but fought back 2-4 and after missing a set point in Game 12 he landed the last three points of the third tie- evening break. Feeling his chance to take the biggest scalp of his career was waning, Koepfer’s temper boiled over when his serve was broken 1-1 in the fourth and he was given a point for spitting on the pitch after a tight appeal against him.

The former US college player was not finished, however, and Federer couldn’t find the extra equipment to get rid of his man, giving up the serve in the next game. Federer showed incredible reflexes to return a smash when Koepfer served at 5-5 and pounced for a crucial break as Koepfer hit a forehand over the baseline.

He then held the serve to claim victory, albeit an ugly one, and staged a clash with Italy’s Matteo Berrettini.

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WI names young athlete Jayden Seales to provisional SA Series squad Sat, 05 Jun 2021 05:32:25 +0000

Young Trinidad and Tobago coach Jayden Seales has been named to the West Indies provisional 17-member squad for the two-game test series against South Africa, starting by Thursday.

The team is expected to be reduced to an official contingent of 13 members on Monday.

The Selection Board also announced that the pacer Chemar Holder was unavailable for selection due to injury.

“Quick pitcher Chemar Holder was unavailable due to injury while 19-year-old quick pitcher Jayden Seales is part of the West Indies provisional squad for a series of tests,” a press release said from West Indies Cricket (CWI). . The Seales, 19, have only played 10 pro games so far – one first-class game, three A-list games and six T20s.

Seales stood out with the white ball at the Under-19 World Cup last year. He also impressed in the four-day intra-team game earlier this week, going 4 for 40 in the second inning.

Forerunners Shai Hope and Kieran Powell and versatile Roston Chase, who were not in the Home Test series against Sri Lanka, have returned to the 17-member squad.

Jamaican speedster Marquino Mindley, who recovered from COVID-19 last week, will remain in St. Lucia with fellow coaches Keon Harding, Preston McSween and Nial Smith to “help the test team with their preparations.”

Both tests will be played at Daren Sammy Cricket Ground for the Sir Vivian Richards Trophy from June 10-14 and June 18-22.

These are the last matches of the current ICC World Trials cycle, with both teams attempting to finish higher in the championship final draw.

Squad: Kraigg Brathwaite (c), Jermaine Blackwood (vc), Nkrumah Bonner, Darren Bravo, Roston Chase, Rahkeem Cornwall, Joshua da Silva, Shannon Gabriel, Jahmar Hamilton, Jason Holder, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Kyle Mayers, Kieran Powell , Kemar Roach, Jayden Seales, Jomel Warrican.

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