Britain’s Johanna Konta exults after winning her semi-final match against Kiki Bertens at the Italian Open on Saturday. Reuters
The 19-year-old Spaniard reached his second ATP Masters final in five weeks and claimed his first ever win over a reigning world number one, overcoming Djokovic 6-7 (5/7), 7-5, 7-6 (7/5) in front of a sell-out home crowd at the Caja Magica.
Novak Djokovic on Monday became the first man to reach the French Open quarter-finals for 10 successive seasons while Kei Nishikori will face the toughest challenge on a clay court — Rafael Nadal.
Novak Djokovic can become only the second man in history to have twice held all four Grand Slam titles at the same time with victory at the French Open.
There will be something for every age at the US Open this weekend with golden oldies Rafa Nadal and Serena Williams looking for more US Open Grand Slam glory and Daniil Medvedev and teenager Bianca Andreescu poised to usher in a new era.
Christie took 85 minutes to ease her way to a 6-3, 6-1 win. But, the 44-year-old Nagy had very little reason to complain.
UAE national team player Majed Al Reda succeeded in lifting a weight of 170.5 kilograms while breaking the Asian record of 167.5 kilograms with a weight of under 70 kilograms to clinch the gold medal at the Asian Classic Powerlifting Championship on Sunday.
The Three Lions initially looked sluggish against Senegal’s pacy forwards, in the two nations’ first-ever encounter, with a wonderful one-handed save by Jordan Pickford stopping Boulaye Dia from giving the African side a shock lead.