Serbia suffered a shock defeat to Germany in Davis Cup finals on Saturday.Novak Djokovic and Nikola Cacic lost supertiebreaker in the deciding doubles to Kevin and Tim.Daniil Medvedev led Russia to 3-0 win over Ecuador to got off to a winning start.
Bottom side Metz stun Nice 1-0 in French league.
India failed to win a medal at World Table Tennis Championships in Houston after Manika Batra lost in women’s doubles as well as mixed doubles quarterfinals. Manika and Sathiyan lost to Harimoto and Hayata in mixed doubles.Later in the day,Manika and Archana suffered defeat to Sarah and Xia in women’s doubles quarterfinals.
India’s Ahlawat finished tied 8th at Blue Camyon Phuket Championship in Thailand.
By Shailesh Padhye