Sports World: Juve secure seventh straight league title

Juve secure seventh straight league title

TURIN • Their style might not be pretty to watch but it gets results, defender Giorgio Chiellini said after Juventus clinched a seventh successive Serie A title following their 0-0 draw at Roma on Sunday.

The 33-year-old, who has never been afraid to speak his mind, also taunted runners-up Napoli, saying they had celebrated too early after winning 1-0 at Juventus three weeks ago.

Juventus have also won the Italian Cup and Chiellini hit out at their critics, saying that while he and his team-mates have been labelled as "old and ugly... we are always the ones who win".


Dominant Zverev triumphs in Madrid

MADRID • Germany's Alexander Zverev looked every bit a serious French Open title contender as he crushed clay-court specialist Dominic Thiem 6-4, 6-4 in the Madrid Open final on Sunday.

Although the world No. 3 is yet to progress past the last 16 of a Grand Slam, he now has three Masters 1000 titles to his name and Zverev displayed a swagger against Thiem that will make him one to watch at Roland Garros .

The 21-year-old defends his Italian Open title this week. Yesterday, former world No. 1 Novak Djokovic beat Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-1, 6-3 in a first-round tie.


Tuchel replaces Emery as PSG boss

PARIS • Thomas Tuchel has been appointed as the new manager of Paris Saint-Germain on a two-year deal, the French champions confirmed yesterday.

The 44-year-old German has agreed to succeed Unai Emery, who will leave after the final game of the French season this weekend.

"It is with much joy, pride and ambition that I am joining this big club," said Tuchel in a statement released by PSG.

"I can't wait to start working with all these great players who are all among the best in the world."


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 15, 2018, with the headline 'Sports World'. Print Edition | Subscribe