WATER POLO: Despite a late Olympiacos comeback to tie the game at 10-10 with three unanswered goals, Hungary’s FTC Telekom Budapest won on penalties to be crowned European champions for the first time in club history.
KICKBOXING: A major success for Greek kickboxing took place in Shenzhou, China where Giannis Boukis, accompanied by his trainer and manager Stelios Politis, claimed second place in the 8-man Tournament of the WuLiFeng promotion.
TENNIS: Maria Sakkari and Stefanos Tsitsipas found out who their first round opponents in Paris will be, while Valentini Grammatikopoulou prevailed in a thriller to reach the final round of qualifying, where she will aim to join Sakkari and Tsitsipas in the main draws.
TENNIS: Superstars Rafael Nadal of Spain and Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic proved too strong for the Greeks in the semifinals of the Italian Open, defeating Stefanos Tsitsipas and Maria Sakkari respectively.
TENNIS: After already winning three matches earlier in the tournament, Greece’s Maria Sakkari won two matches on Thursday, defeating world number 16 Anett Kontaveit of Estonia and world number 5 Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic at the Italian Open.
TENNIS: Play being backed up due to rain was not a problem for Stefanos Tsitsipas, as the 20-year-old Greek defeated two Italian opponents in straight sets on Thursday to advance to the quarterfinals in Rome, including a late night win over world number 12 Fabio Fognini.