MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Former champion Novak Djokovic added an apparent muscle strain in his lower back to concerns about his problem elbow but still overpowered Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-2 6-3 6-3 to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open on Saturday.
KITZBUEHEL, Austria (Reuters) - Germany’s Thomas Dressen tamed the dangerous Streif course to snatch a surprise victory in the men’s downhill on Saturday and beat specialist Beat Feuz and Aksel Lund Svindal.
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Roger Federer eased into the second week of the Australian Open with a 6-2 7-5 6-4 win over Richard Gasquet on Saturday evening that kept the Swiss on course for a 20th grand slam title.
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi met on Saturday in Baghdad with the semi-autonomous Kurdistan region’s Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani, a Kurdish official said.
It is the first meeting between Abadi and a top leader of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) since conflict broke out between Baghdad and the region’s authorities over a Kurdish independence referendum held in northern Iraq on Sept.