Sports World: Kyrgios' big serve saves him in Stuttgart

Kyrgios' big serve saves him in Stuttgart

STUTTGART (Germany) • Nick Kyrgios turned in what he called a "terrible" tennis performance but still got past Maximillian Marterer 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 at the Stuttgart Open yesterday.

"It was a terrible match, the only thing that kept me in it was my serving," the fourth seed Australian said after playing his first singles match in two months and firing 20 aces to take the win.


Alvarez-Golovkin rematch set for Sept

LOS ANGELES • Saul Alvarez will face Kazakhstan's world middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin in a rematch on Sept 15, the Mexican boxer's promoter Oscar De La Hoya said.

The duo could not be separated after last year's bout in Las Vegas, allowing Golovkin to retain his World Boxing Council (WBC), World Boxing Association (WBA) and International Boxing Federation (IBF) belts.


Uefa close FFP case against PSG

PARIS • Uefa have closed their financial fair-play (FFP) case against Paris Saint-Germain after the Qatari-backed French Ligue 1 champions were cleared of any wrongdoing on Wednesday.

The Uefa Club Financial Control Body (CFCB) had been monitoring PSG's "break-even requirement" for 2015, 2016 and 2017.


Johor Crown Prince linked to Milan deal

KUALA LUMPUR • Johor Crown Prince Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim is said to have been approached by the Italian Serie A side AC Milan to become the club's minor shareholder.

According to Italian media reports, AC Milan president Li Yonghong had contacted a Malaysian to buy a stake in the club.  But there was no official confirmation if the person of "Malay origin" quoted by Italian media is Tunku Ismail, who is also Johor Darul Ta'zim's owner.


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