MILAN: Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas capped a breakthrough season by rallying from a set down to beat Australian Alex de Minaur in the Next Gen ATP Finals on Saturday (Nov 10). Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas jumped from 91st in the world this season to 15th. (AFP/Miguel MEDINA) The 20-year-old Tsitsipas, ranked 15th in the world, came through 2-4, 4-1, 4-3 (7/3), 4-3 (7/3) against 19-year-old de Minaur after one hour and 41 minutes for his second title after Stockholm last month. Tsitsipas, one of the sport's most improved players this year after starting the season ranked 91st, also finished runner-up to Rafael Nadal in Barcelona and Toronto. The top seed claimed the title by winning all five of his matches during the week, to succeed South Korea's Chung Hyeon, who won the inaugural edition last year in which Tsitsipas only played an exhibition match. "It feels great. I've been playing some great tennis this week here in Milan," Tsitsipas said. "I stayed calm although I had a … [Read more...] about Greece’s Tsitsipas beats de Minaur to win Next Gen ATP Finals
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Viet Nam News Tennis MILAN — Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas may be the star attraction at the Next Gen ATP Finals but Australian Alex de Minaur said on Thursday he was "having a hell of a year" as both raced into the semi-finals of the season-ending tournament for players aged under-21 with only one set dropped in three games. Tsitsipas, ranked 15th in the world, will take on last year’s finalist Andrey Rublev in Friday’s semi-finals with de Minaur, 19, up against Spaniard Jaume Munar. "I’m playing well, I’m feeling well, and I’m happy to be the star," said Tsitsipas, 20. "But I know there’s another star who had three wins in a row in the other part of the draw. So the tournament is not over yet." The Greek player, in Group A in the round robin tournament, was referring to de Minaur who also won his three matches in Group B. The Australian began the season at number 208 and reached a career-high 31 last month. "It’s definitely … [Read more...] about Tsitsipas stars at Next Gen ATP Finals, but De Minaur having ’hell of a year’
Diaz double puts City in League Cup quarters, De Bruyne injuredThe Saigon Times Daily Manchester City's Brahim Diaz scores their second goal at Etihad Stadium, Manchester, Britain November 1, 2018 – PHOTO: REUTERS MANCHESTER (REUTERS) - Manchester City teenager Brahim Diaz scored in each half to earn the League Cup holders a 2-0 win over Fulham and a place in the quarter-finals on Thursday, although midfielder Kevin De Bruyne hobbled off injured at the Etihad Stadium. Spain Under-21 midfielder Diaz scored his first senior goal for the club after 18 minutes and added his second in the 65th to secure a place in the next round away to Leicester City or Southampton, who play their rescheduled tie on Nov. 27. The one worrying note for City, who made 10 changes from Monday’s Premier League win at Tottenham Hotspur, was the injury to De Bruyne who had to come off late on nursing his left knee after tangling with Fulham’s Timothy Fosu-Mensah. The 19-year-old Diaz … [Read more...] about Diaz double puts City in League Cup quarters, De Bruyne injured
Economies in the East Asia and Pacific region continued their strong reform agendas, carrying out 43 reforms in the past year to improve the ease of doing business for domestic small and medium enterprises, according to the World Bank Group’s Doing Business 2019: Training for Reform report, released on October 31. Image source: World Bạnk Group Of the region’s 25 economies, two are among the world’s top 10 - Singapore (second place) and Hong Kong SAR, China, which moved up one spot to fourth. China is also among this year’s top 10 improvers. With a single-year record of seven reforms in the past year, China advanced to 46th place in the global ranking. Indonesia and Vietnam carried out three reforms each during the past year. In Indonesia, the reforms were aimed at easing the processes for starting a business, registering property, and improving access to credit. In Vietnam, improvements were made to make it easier to enforce contracts, … [Read more...] about Vietnam ranked 69th in Doing Business 2019
Vietnam's "chaebols": Tran brothers rule Kinh Do Corp. VietNamNet Bridge - Brothers Tran Kim Thanh and Tran Le Nguyen have been at the two top posts in Kinh Do Corporation since the company's establishment. Kinh Do Corporation is a business group of Vietnam with an emphasis on food production, including baked goods, confections, snacks and soft drinks. The corporate group also includes companies in the fields of financial services, real estate and a retail bakery chain. Kinh Do Corporation manages a wide variety of brand names, distributes imported brand name snack and candy goods, and manufactures food for export from Vietnam. Main offices of the company are located in Ho Chi Minh City. Absolute dominance For over 20 years, brothers Tran Kim Thanh and Tran Le Nguyen's positions at Kinh Do Corporation have not changed. Thanh is still the corporation's Chairman while his younger brother is the Vice Chair and Chief Executive Officer. Another brother of Thanh, Tran Quoc Nguyen, is a … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s “chaebols”: Tran brothers rule Kinh Do Corp.