Fedex in Shang­hai quar­ters

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times Sport -

Shang­hai: Roger Fed­erer looked un­usu­ally flus­tered as he reached the quar­ter-fi­nals of the Shang­hai Masters on Thurs­day with vic­tory over Bel­gium’s David Gof­fin. The 13th-seed Gof­fin squan­dered five set points in the first set be­fore the Swiss su­per­star pulled through 7-6 (9/7), 6-4 in just un­der two hours. The 38-year-old plays Ger­many’s Alexan­der Zverev or An­drey Rublev in the last eight. Third-ranked Fed­erer and

Gof­fin had played one an­other 10 times be­fore, with the Bel­gian win­ning only once.

But he had the 20-time Grand Slam win­ner rat­tled and shak­ing his head in the first set.

Pique at­tempted to buy Notts County last sum­mer:

Barcelona de­fender Gerard Pique at­tempted to buy Notts County last sum­mer, ac­cord­ing to re­ports in the English press.

Pique’s Kos­mos Global Hold­ing Group, the com­pany he co-founded in 2017, re­port­edly held talks with County, who are the world’s old­est pro­fes­sional football club. The ap­proach was un­suc­cess­ful as County’s fi­nan­cial prob­lems forced them to ac­cept an of­fer from Dan­ish broth­ers Alexan­der and Christof­fer Reedtz at the end of July.

Petr Cech joins Bri­tish ice hockey team as goal­tender:

For­mer Chelsea and Arse­nal goal­keeper Petr Cech is try­ing his hand — or glove — at ice hockey. The 37-year-old Cech, who re­tired from play­ing soc­cer in the sum­mer and re­joined Chelsea in a back­room role, has signed for Bri­tish lower-divi­sion hockey team Guild­ford Phoenix as a goal­tender. Cech is an avid fol­lower of the NHL and said he played the sport as a young­ster in the Czech Re­pub­lic. “I am de­lighted to have the op­por­tu­nity to play with the Phoenix to get the match ex­pe­ri­ence,” Cech told the club’s web­site.

Mueller ad­mits frus­tra­tions amid Bay­ern exit re­ports:

Thomas Mueller con­firmed Wed­nes­day that he is un­happy be­ing left on the bench at Bay­ern Mu­nich amid re­ports he wants to leave in the Jan­uary trans­fer win­dow. Mueller, who turned 30 last month, hasn’t started Bay­ern’s last five games, “a trend that doesn't make me happy,” he told mag­a­zine Kicker. “I've just turned 30, I’m in great shape and I'm hun­gry for suc­cess, both with the club and per­son­ally. “If the coach­ing tea­monly sees me as a sub­sti­tute in the fu­ture, I have to think things over. I'm just too am­bi­tious for that," Kicker added.

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