The third-seeded Swiss great boosted his lifetime record against the Russian to 17-0 during the match on Thursday, Efe news reported. Federer's class eventually prevailed but the epic win marked the first time in his long career that the 36-year-old has played five-setters in both the first and second rounds at a grand slam tournament.
The deal had been on the cards for a some time and was all but finalized last week, but an official announcement was held up while the Paris club worked to find way around UEFA's Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules, which are meant to prevent clubs from spending much more than they earn in a single season.
Chelsea had been expecting to sign Oxlade-Chamberlain after Sky Sports reported that the London club had agreed a £35 million deal with Arsenal for the England worldwide. Six years into his Arsenal career, Oxlade-Chamberlain still didn't have a well-defined position and rarely had a regular starting job until Wenger discovered - nearly by accident - that he was quite good as a right wing-back.
His performance against Liverpool in Arsenal's 4-0 hiding drew flak from fans with his future up in the air. He was constantly questioned about the contracts of Arsenal's key players-how the club had allowed Alexis Sanchez , Mesut Ozil and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's contracts to run down withut trying to renew them.
Tigers All-Star outfielder Justin Upton is on the move to the Angels, according to multiple reports. Justin Upton is a Detroit Tiger no more , reports Ken Rosenthal , who is usually a very reliable source when it comes to baseball news.
A bid, in fact, of £92M, or €100M-the fee Monaco have signalled all along that they are seeking. Report in England suggested that Liverpool had moved ahead of Arsenal in the race to sign Lemar on Wednesday as Jurgen Klopp looked to further bolster his attacking options.