Federer, Djokovic Through To Shanghai Open’s Quarterfinals, Del Potro Retires – Sports News – African News Network | Latest African News | Nigerian News | Breaking News
Connect with us

Sports News

Federer, Djokovic Through To Shanghai Open’s Quarterfinals, Del Potro Retires

Published

on

Federer, Djokovic Through To Shanghai Open’s Quarterfinals, Del Potro Retires
Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic moved a step closer to a possible face off in the final of the on-going Shanghai Open tennis tournament when the top seeded Federer outlasted Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut 6/2; 2/6; 6/4 and Djokovic defeated Italy’s Marco Cecchinatto, 6/4; 6/0.

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.

READ:  Schiavone Retires From Tennis

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.

READ:  Super Falcons To Start Preparation For Cyprus Women’s Cup After 4 Nation Tournament

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.

READ:  Serena Williams Ends Season, Opts Out Of China Open

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.

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Sports News

UCL Quarter-Final Draw: Tottenham To Face Man City As Man Utd Get Barcelona

Published

on

By

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.

Ajax will face Juventus in a rematch of the 1973 and 1996 finals. In the other two ties, last season’s finalists Liverpool were drawn against Porto, while

United and Barcelona have met twice in the final, in 2009 and 2011, with the Catalan giants winning on both occasions.

READ:  Schiavone Retires From Tennis
Continue Reading

Sports News

FIFA Bans Former Guatemalan FA President Salguero

Published

on

By

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.

READ:  Buhari Tasks Super Eagles to make Nigeria Proud

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.

READ:  Serena Confirmed For Eighth Australian Open Title Tilt

Salguero is one of 16 high-ranking officials who have been indicted in the U.S. In connection with FIFA corruption scandals.

Continue Reading

Sports News

CAF President Finally Gets Visa To US After Initial Denials

Published

on

By

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.

READ:  France Lose Top Spot To Belgium In FIFA Rankings

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.

READ:  Pinnick Reelected As NFF President

Continue Reading

Trending

Subscribe to ANN News Alert

Be the first to receive the latest news from Africa and around the world.

%d bloggers like this: