Also through to the quarterfinals are Kei Nishikori, Alexander Zverev, Borna Coric, Kyle Edmund, Kevin Anderson and Matthew Ebden Federer had a repeat of his previous match in which he had a narrow three-set victory over Daniil Medvedev. In his third round match, he took the first set from Spain’s Agut, but trailed all through the second, which he dropped 6/2. The Swiss got one service break to take the decider 6/4.
The day’s thriller was the face-off between Alexander Zverev and the teenager Alex De Minaur. Zverev delivered two aces, and two winners to take the opening game. De Minaur dropped the frist point on his serve but held. The German star took the next five games. In the second set, the Aussie led 30-0 and took the first game. At three games apiece, Zverev got the service break to lead 4-3. He then saved two break points and held for 5-3. Although the Aussie held for 4-5, he won the 10th game with an ace.
America’s Sam Querrey led seven points to six in the first set tie break, but Kei Nishikori cancelled it. A net-cord gave Nishikori a short ball, which he put away for a winner to lead 8-7. He won his next service point to take first set and won the second set 6/4 on a break of Querrey’s serve.
The second seeded Juan Martin Del Potro sustained knee injury from a fall on court and lost the first set 5-7. He could not continue as he retired. It was a sad ending for his campaign in Asia.
UCL Quarter-Final Draw: Tottenham To Face Man City As Man Utd Get Barcelona
Liverpool, Tottenham, Manchester City and Manchester United are the four English teams in the Champions League draw the other four teams are Spanish champions Barcelona, Dutch four-time winners Ajax, Italian champions Juventus and Portuguese champions Porto.
It is the first time since 2009 that four English sides are in the last eight of the Champions League.
The last English side to win the competition was Chelsea in 2012 although Liverpool made the final last season.
Tottenham have been drawn against Manchester City in an all-English Champions League quarter-final tie, while Manchester United will face Barcelona.
FIFA Bans Former Guatemalan FA President Salguero
Football governing body FIFA has banned Guatemalan Football Association former president Rafael Salguero from all football-related activities for seven years for bribery.
Salguero, a former member of the FIFA and the executive committee of the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF), has been found guilty of bribery in violation of FIFA code of ethics.
He was investigated for “various bribery schemes during the 2006 to 2014 period related to CONCACAF and FIFA competitions, as well as the illegal reselling of tickets for the FIFA World Cup.
Salguero is one of 16 high-ranking officials who have been indicted in the U.S. In connection with FIFA corruption scandals.
CAF President Finally Gets Visa To US After Initial Denials
Confederation of African Football (CAF) President Ahmad Ahmad has received his visa to enter the United States for this week’s FIFA council meetings after visa delays caused him to miss the opening session of the two-day meeting.
Ahmad says Africa “will definitely support” expanding to 48 teams the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
The possible expansion discussions were on FIFA council’s agenda for its two-day meeting that ends today in Miami.
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