Mon­fils dumps Ste­fanos in Sofia

Hindustan Times (Delhi) - - HTSPORTSMAX - Agen­cies sports­[email protected]­dus­tan­times.com

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.

GUNNESWARAN LOSES

CHENNAI:

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.

PRO VOL­LEY­BALL

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).

GETTY

Gael Mon­fils.

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