Source: Socialist Republic of Vietnam
The second seed, looking to match Roger Federer’s record of 20 men’s Grand Slam singles titles, will next meet 20-year-old American Sebastian Korda, one of his biggest admirers.
* Liverpool forward Sadio Mane has become the second player from the English Premier League champions to test positive for COVID-19 this week. The club said in a statement on Friday that the Senegalese, who scored in Monday’s 3-1 league win over Arsenal, has displayed minor symptoms of the virus but feels in good health overall.
* Veteran forward Max Kruse scored for his sixth different Bundesliga club while Joel Pohjanpalo netted 35 seconds into his debut as Union Berlin thrashed hapless Mainz 05 4-0 on Friday, leaving the visitors pointless after three games.
* Tottenham Hotspur have signed Brazilian striker Carlos Vinicius on a season-long loan deal from Benfica, the Premier League club said on Friday. Vinicius was joint top goalscorer in Portugal’s Primeira Liga last season with 18 goals in 32 matches.
* Formula One reported 10 positive COVID-19 tests over the Russian Grand Prix weekend but said on Friday that the teams were unaffected. The sport said 1,822 people had been tested between Sept. 25 and Oct. 1 and those who were found to be positive were all ancillary personnel.
* Wildcard Hugo Gaston took down former French Open champion Stan Wawrinka 2-6 6-3 6-3 4-6 6-0 in a riveting contest on Friday to advance to the fourth round and keep the home country’s hopes alive in the men’s draw at this year’s edition.
* Sheffield United have signed Liverpool’s 20-year-old striker Rhian Brewster on a five-year deal in a club-record deal, the Premier League outfit said on Friday.
* The English National League’s 2020-21 season will kick off on Saturday after the fifth-tier club competition secured significant financial support from the British government, the league announced on Friday. British media said the National League had secured a 10 million pounds grant over the next three months after negotiations between the league, FA and the government.
* Bosnia will allow up to 2,000 fans to attend their upcoming home games against Northern Ireland in the Euro 2020 playoffs and the Netherlands in the Nations League, the Balkan country’s FA said on Friday.
* Ethiopia’s Kenenisa Bekele, the second-fastest man in history over the distance, has withdrawn from Sunday’s London Marathon with a calf injury which has put paid to his showdown with world record holder Eliud Kipchoge.
* The draw for the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France will take place in Paris on Dec. 14 using seedings based on the world rankings taken after last year’s tournament, organisers said on Friday.
* Napoli’s Poland midfielder Piotr Zielinski has tested positive for COVID-19, the Serie A club said on Friday, five days after they hosted Genoa who have been hit by a spate of cases.
* Inter Milan’s Romelu Lukaku was named the Europa League player of the season for 2019-20 after the Belgian forward led the Italian side to the final with goals in every knockout round.
* Leicester City have signed Wesley Fofana from St Etienne, with the French central defender agreeing to a five-year deal, the Premier League club said on Friday.
* Wolverhampton Wanderers winger Adama Traore was named in the Spain squad by coach Luis Enrique on Friday, three days after also being called up by Mali.
* Ukrainian third seed Elina Svitolina advanced into the fourth round of the French Open with a no-nonsense 6-4 7-5 victory against Russia’s Ekaterina Alexandrova on Friday. Svitolina, who reached the last eight twice at Roland Garros, benefited from the 27th seed’s early string of unforced errors to take the better start as she set up a meeting with Belgian 16th seed Elise Mertens or France’s Caroline Garcia.
* Real Madrid have announced that defender Dani Carvajal has picked up a knee ligament injury, with Spanish media reporting the right back will be absent for up to two months.
* Third seed Dominic Thiem was not at his best but still had enough firepower to see off the challenge from Norway’s Casper Ruud with a 6-4 6-3 6-1 win to march into the fourth round of the French Open on Friday.
* Japan’s Honda Motor will end its participation as an engine supplier in the FIA Formula 1 World Championship at the end of the 2021 season to focus on zero-emission technology, it said on Friday. The decision was made at the end of September and the company does not intend to return to F1, Chief Executive Takahiro Hachigo said in an online news conference.
* West Ham United have signed Czech Republic full back Vladimir Coufal from Slavia Prague on a three-year deal with the option of a further two years, the Premier League club announced on Friday.
* This year’s Athens Marathon, scheduled to take place on Nov. 7-8, has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organisers said in a statement.
* Brazilian forward Neymar scored his first two goals of the season as Paris St Germain demolished hapless Angers 6-1 in a hopelessly one-sided Ligue 1 match on Friday. PSG, who lost their opening two games of the season, jumped to second in the table with 12 points from six matches, one behind leaders Rennes.