Monfils dumps Stefanos in Sofia
SOFIA: Gael Monfils doled out another lesson in outstanding tennis, winning 93 percent of points on his first serve, as he reached the semi-finals of the Sofia Open on Friday with a 6-3 7-6(5) win over Greece’s emerging talent Stefanos Tsitsipas.
JUNIORS SHINE IN TT
MANAMA: Indian girls bagged four medals – one gold, two silver and one bronze – at the Bahrain Junior and Cadet Open table tennis . Three teams entered the semi-finals of the cadet girls’, with the duo Suhana Saini and Anargya Manjunath winning gold, beating Yashaswini Ghorpade and Kavya Sree Baskar in the final.
PUNJAB , RSPB IN FINAL
GWALIOR: Defending champions Punjab defeated Punjab and Sind Bank 2-0 to set up a clash against Railways in the final of the Senior Men’s National Hockey Champi- onship (Div A). Punjab beat PSB and Railways got the better of Petroleum Sports Promotion Board 5-4 in shoot-out.
RLYS BEAT ODISHA
HISAR: Defending champions Railways thrashed Odisha 8-0 to register their second consecutive win at the Senior Women’s National Hockey Championship (Div A) on Saturday.
Unseeded Australian Andrew Harris shocked top-seed Pranjnesh Gunneswaran 6-4, 3-6, 6-0 in the semi-final of the Chennai Open ATP Challenger tennis tournament here Saturday.
Sixteenth seed Sasikumar Mukund went down to second seed Corentin Moutet 6-3, 4-6, 2-6 in the other singles semi-final.
CAVALRY GOLD CUP
NEWDELHI: Garcha Group-aravali Polo beat APRC-NAVY 6-3 ½, while Rajnigandha Achievers beat Cavalry-asc 13-2 ½ in the semi-finals of the Cavalry Gold Cup polo tournament here.
KOCHI: Calicut Heroes defeated Kochi Blue Spikers (15-11, 15-9, 15-14, 15-13, 15-10) with a bonus point from the much-anticipated Kerala Derby here on Saturday. Skipper Jerome Vinith led from the front for Calicut with 16 points (14 spikes and 2 serves). K Praveen Kumar put up a valiant effort for Kochi with 10 points (9 spikes and 1 block).