Viet Nam News Tennis MIAMI - Roger Federer dramatically fought his way into the Miami Open semi-finals with a 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (8/6) victory over Czech 10th seed Tomas Berdych on Thursday. The 35-year-old Swiss, who has already won the Australian Open and Indian Wells so far this year, extended his win streak over Berdych to seven matches. There was plenty of tension in the match-deciding tie-breaker, where Federer saved match point and then Berdych lost on a double-fault. "I definitely got very lucky at the end, but I think I showed great heart today," Federer said. "I fought and Tomas definitely started to step it up, but it was a great match at the end." Federer will face Nick Kyrgios in the semi-finals after the Australian came through an entertaining 6-4, 6-7 (9/11), 6-3 victory over 19-year-old German Alexander Zverev. Federer next will play the winner of Thursday’s later quarter-final between two of the ATP’s up and coming stars, Australia’s Nick Kyrgios … [Read more...] about Federer, Kyrgios advance to Miami Open semis
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Novak Djokovic kept his win streak alive at the Paris Masters on Thursday (Nov 5), but there was defeat for Roger Federer at the hands of big-serving American John Isner. PARIS: Novak Djokovic kept his win streak alive at the Paris Masters on Thursday (Nov 5), but there was defeat for Roger Federer at the hands of big-serving American John Isner. Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray also reached the quarter-finals, but in contrasting styles. World number one and defending champion Djokovic went through to the last eight in the final tournament of the ATP's regular season with a 6-3, 7-5 victory over Gilles Simon that took his unbeaten run to 19 matches. It was far from being the world number one's most commanding performance of late as he struggled with his serve, but it meant he has not dropped a set since the US Open final against Federer in early September. He has now won 26 sets in a row, taking him past his own previous best of 24 sets which he achieved in early 2014. The Serb, who has … [Read more...] about Djokovic rolls on, Federer falls in Paris
Sebastian Vettel looks set to extend his mastery of Formula One this week but neutrals and his rivals will be hoping for a different winner at the spectacular Singapore Grand Prix. Former world champions Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen will compete the first time since being confirmed as a driving pair for Ferrari next year, a partnership which has set tongues wagging. But all signs point to the likelihood that Vettel will be the man spraying champagne on Sunday night after taking another decisive step towards an astonishing fourth straight title. The amiable German, 26, has won the last two night races around Singapore's spotlit street circuit and three of the last four this season, opening up a 53-point lead over Alonso. "My wins in 2011 and 2012 were the best because I think it's one of the toughest races of the year to be honest, so to win is an amazing moment and you feel you deserve the champagne," he said. "It's a very long race, the full two hours, so the race just … [Read more...] about “Anyone but Vettel” at Singapore Grand Prix
Government struggles to lure overseas Vietnamese talent back home; experts say it may take years After the Vietnam War ended in 1975, Jean Nguyen and her family moved to the US, where she then graduated at the top of her class at West Point, America's premier military academy, ten years later. US President Ronald Reagan called her an "American hero." Nguyen's story, and the story of US-Vietnam relations, came full circle that day. West Point was a driver of the killing of millions of Vietnamese and a million more Laotians and Cambodians during "The Vietnam War," which had caused Nguyen to leave. The country now finds itself lacking talented and trained workers, specialists and leaders. Historically, the cause has been war and colonialism and their lingering aftereffects. Currently, it might have to do more with bloated bureaucracies and business and management culture. Experts are mulling over what can be done in Vietnam to keep talent around, and draw in talent from … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s not got talent?
Add-on rooms put residents in peril Observations by the Vietnam News Agency's correspondent at the Den Lu 2 residential quarter in Ha Noi's Hoang Mai District showed that many add-on structures were built out of the apartment's balcony for several metres on the 17th and 18th floor causing dangerous conditions. Pham Vinh Quang, head of the E Building in the residential quarter, said that building the expanded parts seriously affected the building's safety. The management boards gave warning to the residents, but they still made it to have more space, he said. The same situation happened at other residential quarters such as the Trung Hoa-Nhan Chinh resettlement quarter in Thanh Xuan District, the A6 Building in Giang Vo Ward in Ba Dinh District and the Xuan La resettlement quarter in Tay Ho District. Nguyen Tam Thanh, who lives in the A6 Giang Vo Building, said that the building was built eight years ago, but so many people built add-on structures so the building was downgraded … [Read more...] about Social News 5/12