Sports news review stars with Davis Cup, where visitors were dominant in the quarterfinals. Great Britain without Andy Murray defeated Serbia without Novak Djokovic by 3:2, but everything was finished after the fourth match. Britain’s number one Kyle Edmund was the hero, since he defeated Dusan Lajovic in straight sets, while Janko Tipsarevic went on to defeat James Ward by 2:1 in the final match without competitive significance.
Italy lost at home against Argentina by 3:1. Like Kyle Edmund, Federico Delbonis surprised everybody with his level of play and he defeated Fabio Fognini in straight sets today. The last match between Seppi and Monaco wasn’t played.
France finally broke the curse and defeated Czech Republic in away match. It didn’t start well for them when Tsonga was defeated by Rosol and everybody thought the same old story would play out again, but Pouille and the French double team managed to turn around the score and Tsonga erased his mistake from day one today, when he defeated Vesely by 3:1. The match between Rosol and Pouille wasn’t played.
The match between USA and Croatia will be finished later in the evening, after two days USA leads by 2:1.
In ATP Hamburg final Klizan defeated Cuevas by 2:0.
In WTA Bucharest final Halep humiliated Sevastova and defeated her by 6:0, 6:0 for less than an hour!
In WTA Gstaad final Golubic defeated Bertens by 2:1.
In European under 19 football championship two matches were played today. Germany defeated Austria by 3:0, while Italy and Portugal played 1:1.
Football transfer stories from today include the same old rumor that Paul Pogba could transfer to Manchester United, but there’s a new story as well – Nemanja Matic has been linked to Juventus. The transfer of N’Golo Kante to Chelsea could cause a tectonic rift in the summer transfer window, so several defensive midfielders might swap clubs. Marko Pjaca transferred from Dinamo Zagreb to Juventus for the fee of 25 million euros!
Demba Ba suffered a possibly career-ending injury in a Chinese league match, when the opponent broke his leg with a terrible challenge.
Arjen Robben will again miss the start of the season due to injury. He should be back in six weeks.
Marc Marquez extended his lead at the top of the Moto GP standings with a victory on German Gran Prix to 48 points over reigning champion Jorge Lorenzo, who finished 15th today. Cal Crutchlow finished second today, while Andrea Dovizioso was third.
At World League Volleyball, Serbia defeated Brazil by 3:0 and won their first gold medal in this competition. France defeated Italy also by 3:0 in the match for bronze medal.
At European under 20 basketball championship eight matches were played today. Italy defeated Belgium by 89:64, Turkey defeated Germany by 67:63, Israel defeated France by 86:66, Ukraine defeated Serbia by 90:69, Czech Republic defeated Sweden by 67:61, Finland defeated Spain by 91:90 after extra time, Latvia defeated Slovenia by 78:71 and Lithuania defeated Hungary by 128:69.