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Tennis - Tsitsipas clocks up another win in Basel

Thursday, 2018-10-25 07:44:07
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Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece (Reuters)
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Stefanos Tsitsipas brushed aside Jeremy Chardy in straight sets of 6-2 7-6(3) in the first round of the Swiss Indoors tournament in Basel on Wednesday. It was the 20-year-old Greek's 40th win of the season, compared to only four last year, and earned him a second round tie with German Peter Gojowczyk.

* Spain defender Marcos Alonso has signed a new contract with Chelsea that will run until 2023, the Premier League club announced Wednesday (Oct 24). The 27-year-old Spain defender, who joined Chelsea in August 2016, helped them win the Premier League in 2016-17 and claim the FA Cup last season.

* Manchester United have been charged by UEFA for field invasions by spectators during their 1-0 home defeat by Juventus in the Champions League, European soccer's governing body said on Wednesday (Oct 24).

* World no. 10 Grigor Dimitrov had his Vienna Open debut cut short by Mikhail Kukushkin on Wednesday, losing 6-4 4-6 6-4 in the opening round, while eighth seed Kyle Edmund battled past Argentina's Diego Schwartzman 6-3 7-6(3) to set up a last-16 clash with Spanish veteran Fernando Verdasco.

* Mohamed Salah continued his return to scoring form by taking his tally for Liverpool to 50 goals as the five-time European champions eased past Red Star Belgrade 4-0 at Anfield.

* British sprint king Mark Cavendish has extended his contract with African-based cycling outfit Team Dimension Data in a deal that will see his influence felt not just in the saddle.

The 33-year-old, known as the Manx Missile for his 30 stage wins on the Tour de France, will continue as a rider but will also become part of the team's newly formed Supervisory Board.

* Gloucester fly-half Danny Cipriani has been served with a three-week suspension after being sent off for a high tackle in the Rugby Champions Cup defeat by Munster last week.

* Romelu Lukaku extended his scoring drought to eight games as Manchester United lost to Juventus in the Champions League on Tuesday (Oct 23) but while manager Jose Mourinho admits the Belgian is not firing on all cylinders he is confident the goals will come.