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Djokovic survives Kohlschreiber scare in Monte Carlo

Wednesday, 2019-04-17 06:24:31
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Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates winning his second round match against Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber - ATP 1000 - Monte Carlo Masters - Monte-Carlo Country Club, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France - April 16, 2019. (Photo: Reuters)
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World number one Novak Djokovic took out his frustration on the racket in a scrappy performance but did enough to overcome German Philipp Kohlschreiber in a 6-3 4-6 6-4 win in the second round of the Monte Carlo Masters on Tuesday.

Argentine Guido Pella knocked out seventh seed Marin Cilic, beating the Croatian 6-3 5-7 6-1.

* Olympic champion Adam Peaty swam the fastest 100m breaststroke of the year on his way to winning gold in the British championships in Glasgow on Tuesday. The 24-year-old booked his place at the world championships in Gwangju, the Republic of Korea, in July with his time of 57.87 seconds after reaching the turn in 26.63. That marked the first time in 2019 that he has gone under 58 seconds. Peaty's world record in the distance, set in Glasgow last year, stands at 57.10.

* Cardiff City earned a Premier League lifeline when they won 2-0 at Brighton and Hove Albion on Tuesday to close within two points of the south coast club and keep the relegation battle alive. Cardiff had lost six of their previous seven games but, knowing that anything but a victory would probably end their survival hopes after one season in the top flight, overcame a strong Brighton start to play with growing confidence and fully deserved their victory.

* Belgian Victor Campenaerts broke Bradley Wiggins' UCI hour record at Mexico's Velodromo Bicentenario on Tuesday. The 27-year-old Flemish rider, who has won the last two European time trial titles, covered 55.089 kilometres.

* Everton midfielder Andre Gomes was suspended for three matches on Tuesday after accepting a Football Association charge of violent conduct. Gomes, on loan from Barcelona, appeared to stamp on Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic in Everton's 2-0 Premier League defeat at Craven Cottage on Saturday.

* Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has been charged with misconduct in relation to alleged breaches of the Football Association's betting rules, the English governing body said on Tuesday. It is alleged that the 44-year-old former England international placed 140 bets on football matches between August 2015 and January 2019, the FA said in a statement.

* Hertha Berlin coach Pal Dardai will leave his post at the end of the season after a disappointing run in recent months, the club said on Tuesday. A recent run of five consecutive losses that have seen the team drop to 11th place in the league was keys in the club's decision to remove him from his post next season. Hungarian Dardai has been in charge since 2015.

* The 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic organising committee on Tuesday unveiled a detailed schedule of Olympic competitions. The action-packed programme will feature a record 33 sports and 339 events from July 24 to August 9, 2020, organisers said at a press conference in Tokyo.

* Liverpool's 5-0 win at Porto last season must not lull them into a false sense of security when they face the same opponents in their Champions League quarter-final second leg, coach Juergen Klopp said on Tuesday. Klopp's side will defend a 2-0 lead from last week's first leg at the Estadio do Dragao on Wednesday.

Reuters, Xinhua