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Joy for Bangladesh in Asian U-14 Tennis

--Sports Reporter

Roman Hossain of Bangladesh became boy's singles champion in the Asian U-14 Tennis Series after beating compatriot Mahadi Hasan Alve 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 in the final at the National Tennis Complex in Ramna yesterday. Roman however lost to Mahadi in the boy's doubles as Mahadi's pairing with Zubaid Utsho handed a 6-4, 6-1 defeat to Roman and Forhad Islam pair in the final.

In the girls' singles, Sri Lankan Saajida Razick beat Indian Khushali Modi 5-7, 7-5, 6-2 to clinch the title while Saajida paired with Bangladeshi Mashfia Afrin beat Indian pair Khushali Modi and Zainab Patel 6-1 and 6-0 in girls' doubles. 25 players including nine girls from India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh took part in the event.

Pavard keeps mum amid rumours

--AFP

World Cup winner Benjamin Pavard said playing Champions League football remains the priority as he mulls leaving his beloved Germany or pushing through a move to Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich.

Pavard's status skyrocketed in the summer when he scored a superb goal in a 4-3 last-16 win over Argentina that set France on their way to World Cup glory in Russia.

The 22-year-old defender has been at VfB Stuttgart since 2016 but seems unlikely to remain at the struggling side beyond this season, with a big-money move to Bayern among other "concrete offers" on the table.

"I haven't made promises to any clubs," Pavard told Sky Germany on Thursday.                

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