Update: Mon, Nov 19 2018
Teen sensation Kunlavut Vitidsarn successfully defended his World Junior Championship title after he beat Kodai Naraoka of Japan 21-9 21-11 in Markham, Canada on Sunday. Novak Djokovic set his sights on the Australian Open on Sunday after a painful defeat in the ATP Finals at the hands of Alexander Zverev took some of the gloss off an incredible season. Alexander Zverev won the biggest title of his career againstÂ NovakÂ DjokovicÂ at the ATP Finals on Sunday, but is the new kid on the block ready to smash the cartel at the top of the game? American Lexi Thompson won the LPGA's season-ending Tour Championship on Sunday, easing memories of a heartbreaking 2017 near-miss, while Thailand's top-ranked Ariya Jutanugarn captured the $1 million season points bonus prize. Badminton world No 8 Ratchanok Intanonâs hopes of claiming her second title this year crumbled under pressure from 2017 world champion Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in the Hong Kong Open final on Sunday. Thai No 1 Luksika Kumkhum claimed her second WTA 125k Series title by routing former world No 12 Sabine Lisicki of Germany 6-1 6-3 in the US$125,000 OEC Taipei Open final on Sunday.Â PHUKET -Â FREDRIK CRONEBORG of Sweden relied on his strength in cycling and a home-course advantage to grab his maiden victory in the 25th Laguna Phuket Triathlon on Sunday.Â Thailand scored their second win in the AFF Suzuki Cup after they came back from a sluggish start to beat Indonesia 4-2 in front of the 37,000 fans at the Rajamangala National Stadium on Saturday. Ratchanok Intanon reached her second final of the year following a three game victory over South Korean Sung Ji Hyun in the Hong Kong Open on Saturday. Luksika Kumkhum reached her second WTA 125K Series final after she toppledÂ Bibiane Schoofs of the Netherlands 7-5 6-3 in the US$125,000 Taipei OEC Open on Saturday. Thousands of athletes and spectators are expected to attend the Laguna Phuket Triathlon this weekend The Nation
The Football Association of Thailand (FAT) has stuck to its decision to provide just 2,600 tickets for away fans for todayâs AFF Suzuki Cup between Thailand and Indonesia at the Rajamangala National Stadium in Bangkok. Ratchanok Intanon reached her first semi-final in almost five months after she settled score over old foe Akane Yamaguchi of Japan 21-9 21-16 in the Hong Kong Open on Friday. Â When Prom Meesawat takes his bow at the ISPS HANDA Melbourne World Cup of Golf in Melbourne next week, the Thai will stand tall as he emulates his fatherâs footsteps in representing the Kingdom at the prestigious team event. Japan's Nasa Hataoka put herself in position for a $1 million LPGA season bonus but settled for second to American Amy Olson after Thursday's opening round of the LPGA Tour Championship. Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer have backed a new men's team competition just a day after the Serbian raised concerns over the timing of the event, which will take place shortly after the revamped Davis Cup. Roger Federer gained sweet revenge over Kevin Anderson at the ATP Finals on Thursday but is putting thoughts of his 100th title to the back of his mind after both players reached the last four. Ratchanok Intanon and Pornpawee Chochuwong remained in contention in the Hong Kong Open after they eliminated their opponents in contrastive styles on Thursday.
A full house on Saturday in the AFF Suzuki Cup between Thailand and Indonesia is what Thailandâs skipper Chalermpong Kerdkaew believed would propel his side to their second straight Group B win. Filipino boxing star Manny Pacquiao and former world welterweight champion Adrien Broner will announce details Monday in New York about their upcoming bout, expected in January at Las Vegas.