World News – CA – Dimitrov survives Tsitsipas in Vienna – Taipei Times


Grigor Dimitrov outlasted third seed Stefanos Tsitsipas on Thursday 6-7 (5/7), 6-4, 6-3 to complete Erste Bank Open quarterfinal lineup in Vienna, Austria

« It’s never easy to get out of a situation like this, » said Dimitrov « I kept believing, I kept doing the right things, I stayed in the game, what was most important  »

Dimitrov converted his second match point for his first career victory over Tsitsipas, who beat Bulgarian World No 20 in the fourth round at Roland Garros earlier this month

Dimitrov was set to face Daniel Evans, who came back from a straight-set breakup to beat Austrian wild card Jurij Rodionov 7-5, 6-3

Earlier, Dominic Thiem beat Cristian Garin 6-3, 6-2 to set up a quarter-final against Andrey Rublev

The defending champion, seeded second, took victory in just over an hour

Fifth-seeded Rublev, looking for his fifth tournament win of the season, led Jannik Sinner 2-1 in the first set when the Italian player retired with a foot injury

« [Rublev] entered the top 10 last week and the way he plays, I would say he is currently in the top five players in the world, » said Thiem, who trains with the world. No 8 regularly

Lorenzo Sonego edged out Hubert Hurkacz 7-6 (8/6), 7-6 (7/2) to organize a quarter-final against the seed and No 1 Novak Djokovic

Meanwhile, German star Alexander Zverev said on Thursday that an ex-girlfriend’s accusations that he assaulted her in New York City last year were « just not true »

Non-World 7 Zverev said Olga Sharypova’s claims that he tried to ‘strangle’ her at the US Open were ‘unfounded’ and made him ‘very sad’

Sharypova did not name Zverev in her social media post, but later confirmed to Russian media that she was referring to German

Sharypova claimed her head was hit against a wall and she was forced to flee a hotel with bare feet

« The unfounded accusations of my ex-girlfriend Olga Sharypova make me very sad, » said Zverev, who reached the US Open final this year. « I very much regret that she makes such statements because the accusations just aren’t true We had a relationship but it ended a long time ago Why Olga is making these accusations now I just don’t know I really hope we both find a way out treat again in a reasonable and respectful manner  »

Zverev also revealed that he is going to become a father with another former partner, Brenda Patea

China wants to unite its 14 billion people through football, while using the sport as « a bridge to work with the rest of the world, » Chinese Football Association secretary general Liu Yi told reporters in a report. interview published yesterday
Liu spoke about what lies behind the country’s drive to become a major footballing power by 2050
Under Chinese President Xi Jinping – described by state media as an « avid football fan » – the world’s most populous country has big plans to host and even win a World Cup one day
Liu spoke of « the use of football to motivate the whole nation »
« Football is

The outfielder, who hit a home run and stole two goals, said players «  have to be good at all aspects of the game all the time and not play the game.  » Los Angeles outfielder Mookie Betts said put in rarefied company with an outstanding performance in the Dodgers Victory in Game 1 against the Tampa Bay Rays in the 116th World Series on Tuesday
Betts started the Dodgers’ fifth four-point inning with one walk and two stolen goals, joining Babe Ruth as the only player in World Series history to record such an end
After stepping to lead the set, Betts stole second base After Corey Seager stepped, Betts reached third place on a double steal, giving the Dodgers runners second and third with one out
Betts took an aggressive stance out of the bag

Federer looks at Australia
Roger Federer is practicing painlessly after undergoing two knee surgeries this year and has said he plans to return to the circuit at the Australian Open in January The 39-year-old Swiss reached the semi-finals at Melbourne Park earlier in the year but missed the rest of the season after undergoing a second arthroscopic procedure on his right knee « I’m on the right track, » he told German magazine Schweizer Illustrierte « I’m coming back gradually, but I’m going to take my time and don’t want to put pressure on myself I will only participate in one

Marcus Rashford sank Paris Saint-Germain again after scoring the decisive goal in a 2-1 Champions League win in the French capital
Rashford, who scored the winning kick when United knocked out PSG two seasons ago, landed a low shot three minutes from time, which won a thrilling Group H contest in an almost empty Parc des Princes
United had taken the lead in the 23rd minute when Bruno Fernandes made it home on the second attempt, but Anthony Martial inexplicably headed Neymar’s corner into his own net 10 minutes after the break
The rest of the match was a

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