Joy for Bangladesh in Asian U-14 Tennis
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
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.