CAIRO – After missing out on three consecutive major tournaments, Egypt need to use their recent CAF Africa Cup of Nations flop as an incentive to end a lengthy FIFA World Cup drought, veteran playmaker Mohamed Aboutrika insisted recently.
LONDON – The men’s 100 metres is the jewel in the Olympic crown and Yohan Blake’s surprise humanisation of Usain Bolt has ensured that next month’s showdown will be a race worthy of the Games rather than a mere time trial for the defending champion.
Vandeweghe bt Czink 6-4, 6-1
Watson bt Stephens 7-6, 4-6, 6-1
Larcher de Brito bt Gajdošová 5-7, 6-2, 6-3