Zagreb

  • Manchester United loan Henriquez to Dinamo Zagreb August 12, 2014

    Zagreb: Manchester United have loaned Chile striker Angelo Henriquez to Dinamo Zagreb who have the option of making the move permanent at the end of the season, the Croatian champions said on their website. "I'm delighted to have joined Dinamo and I really want to make an impact here, primarily to...
  • Marin Cilic defeats Tommy Haas to win Zagreb Indoors February 10, 2014

    Croatia: Marin Cilic from Croatia overcame problems with his serve to win the Zagreb Indoors tournament on Sunday, defeating top-seeded Tommy Haas from Germany 6-3, 6-4. Fifth-seeded Cilic gained his fourth title in Zagreb and became the third Croat overall to win at least 10 career titles. Cilic also lifted his...
  • Tommy Haas, Marin Cilic in Zagreb Indoors semis February 8, 2014

    Croatia: Top-seeded Tommy Haas fought hard to defeat Russian qualifier Andrey Kuznetsov and reach the semi-finals of the Zagreb Indoors tournament on Friday, while Daniel Evans of Britain upset No. 3 seed Phillip Kohlschreiber from Germany. Defending champion Marin Cilic also reached the semifinals - his fourth in Zagreb - defeating...
  • Qualifier Phau into Zagreb Indoors semis February 7, 2014

    Zagreb: German qualifier Bjorn Phau reached his first semifinals in neary five years by defeating Dudi Sela of Israel 6-4, 6-3 at the Zagreb Indoors on Friday. Phau will play Marin Cilic or Ivan Dodig, both Croatians. Sela won the three opening games, but Phau came back to win 10 of...
  • Purav and Marcelo upset 3rd seeds to reach semis in Zagreb February 7, 2014

    Zagreb: India's Purav Raja and his Brazilian partner Marcelo Demoliner reached the semi-finals of the ATP 250 event after shocking third seeded pair of Julian Knowle and Johan Brunstrom, here. The unseeded Indo-Brazilian combo eked out a 6-3, 7-5 win over Austrian-Swede pair in the quarter finals of the euro 426,605...
  • Mikhail Youzhny ousted by qualifier in Zagreb Indoors February 6, 2014

    Zagreb: German qualifier Bjorn Phau upset second-seeded Mikhail Youzhny to reach the quarterfinals of the Zagreb Indoors on Thursday. Phau beat the Russian 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 and will compete in his first quarter-final since Stuttgart in 2012. Youzhny, the 2012 Zagreb Indoors champion, was playing well until he lost his serve in...
  • Marin Cilic reaches Zagreb Indoors quarters February 6, 2014

    Zagreb: Defending champion Marin Cilic of Croatia was first through to the Zagreb Indoors quarter-finals by beating Dusan Lajovic of Serbia 6-4, 7-5 on Wednesday. Fifth-seeded Cilic converted only three out of 10 break points, two of them Lajovic double-faults. Cilic improved to a 16-1 record in his last five attempts...
  • Dudi Sela upsets sixth-seeded Lukas Rosol in Zagreb February 5, 2014

    Zagreb: Israel's Dudi Sela upset sixth-seeded Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic 6-3, 7-6 (2) on Wednesday to advance to the quarter-finals of the Zagreb Indoors tournament. Sela got off to an easy start and took a 5-3 lead in the second set before Rosol broke back to force a tie...
  • Ivo Karlovic hits 44 aces at Zagreb Indoors February 5, 2014

    Croatia: Croatia's Ivo Karlovic hit a record-equaling 44 aces to defeat Daniel Brands of Germany and advance to the second round of the Zagreb Indoors tournament on Tuesday. The towering Karlovic matched the record of Mark Philippoussis in the number of aces in a best-of-three match, beating Brands 6-7 (4), 7-5,...
  • Cilic, Becker reach 2nd round at Zagreb Indoors February 4, 2014

    Zagreb: Defending champion Marin Cilic of Croatia eased into the second round of the Zagreb Indoors on Monday, while Benjamin Becker of Germany had to save seven match points before advancing. The fifth-seeded Cilic beat fellow Croat Mate Delic 6-4, 6-4 in just 71 minutes, clinching the win with four aces...
  • UEFA punishes Dinamo Zagreb for fans' racist abuse July 31, 2013

    Nyon, Switzerland: Dinamo Zagreb have been punished for fans' racist chants and must close one section of their stadium for a Champions League match on Tuesday. UEFA says its disciplinary panel also ordered the Croatian champions to pay a fine of 25,000 euros. The panel judged that Dinamo fans chanted racist abuse...
  • Tottenham agree to sign young Croatian pair July 1, 2013

    Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly agreed on a deal to sign the Croatian young pair of Alen Halilovic and Tin Jedvaj from Dinamo Zagreb. According to Sportske novosti, Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas who is known for his recognition of youth talent, is believed to have a €17.2million deal lined up for the...
  • Arsenal target Croatian wonderkid Tin Jedvaj June 22, 2013

    Arsenal are targeting a 17-year-old prodigy from Croatia, Tin Jedvaj, with a £6million bid as per a report published in The Sun . Jedvaj, who plays for Dinamo Zagreb as a defender, is touted to be the next big thing from Croatis since Real Madrid's Luka Modric. It is learned that...
  • Marin Cilic beats Jurgen Melzer to win Zagreb Indoors February 10, 2013

    Zagreb: Top-seed Marin Cilic defeated Austrian Jurgen Melzer 6-3, 6-1 on Sunday to win his third title at the Zagreb Indoors. Cilic cruised to his ninth career title, closing the match in just over an hour. Cilic also won the tournament in 2009 and '10. He converted 4 out of 12 break...
  • Melzer beats Haase in straight sets to reach Zagreb final February 9, 2013

    Zagreb: Fourth-seeded Jurgen Melzer of Austria reached the final of the Zagreb Indoors after defeating Robin Haase of the Netherlands 7-6 (2), 6-3 on Saturday. Melzer will face either top-seeded Croat Marin Cilic or defending champion Mikhail Youzhny of Russia, who played later Saturday. Melzer won 33 of 36 points on his...
  • Cilic, Youzhny reach Zagreb Indoors semis February 9, 2013

    Zagrab: Top-seeded Marin Cilic of Croatia ousted Blaz Kavcic 6-3, 7-6 (5) on Friday to set up a Zagreb Indoors semi-final against defending champion Mikhail Youzhny of Russia. Cilic is a two-time winner in his home event but missed last year's tournament with an injury. He broke Kavcic twice in...
  • Blaz Kavic upsets Marcos Baghdatis in Zagreb February 7, 2013

    Zagreb: Blaz Kavic of Slovenia rallied to upset sixth-seeded Marcos Baghdatis from Cyrpus 3-6, 7-6 (2), 6-4 and reach his third career quarter-final at the Zagreb Indoors on Thursday. Baghdatis, the 2007 champion, served for the match at 5-4, but lost serve and Kavcic won a tiebreaker. Baghdatis pulled out of...
  • Somdev loses to Jergen Melzer in the second round February 7, 2013

    Zagreb: Somdev Devvarman gave a huge scare to world number 29 Jergen Melzer before bowing out in the second round of the ATP Zagreb Indoor championships here Thursday. The unseeded Indian, whose 2012 season was spoiled by a shoulder injury, suffered a 6-1, 6-7(5), 2-6 defeat against the fourth seed from...
  • Baghdatis, Haase, Lacko into 2nd round in Zagreb February 6, 2013

    Zagreb: Sixth-seeded Marcos Baghdatis from Cyprus rallied to defeat Germany's Tobias Kamke in the opening round of Zagreb Indoors on Wednesday 6-7 (5), 6-2, 6-4. Kamke converted his second set point in the tiebreaker to take the lead, but could not keep up the pressure. Baghdatis won all 29 points on...
  • Somdev beats Michael Berrer after losing the first set February 6, 2013

    Zagreb: A resilient Somdev Devvarman saved a match point before wearing out German Michael Berrer in the opening round of the ATP Zagreb Indoor event, here Wednesday. The Indian overcame a poor start as he was bageled in the first set but eventually won 0-6 7-6 (6) 4-1 when his German...
  • Schalke, Dynamo Kiev play out 1-1 draws December 5, 2012

    Montpellier: Schalke clinched top spot in Group B of the Champions League ahead of struggling Arsenal after withstanding strong pressure in the second half to earn a 1-1 draw at French champion Montpellier. Arsenal's 2-1 loss at Greek side Olympiakos ensured Schalke finished two points clear of the 2006 finalist. Schalke...
  • Porto beat Dinamo Zagreb 3-0 in Champions League November 22, 2012

    Porto: FC Porto beat Dinamo Zagreb 3-0 in the Champions League on Wednesday to set up a decider with Paris Saint-Germain in two weeks' time for the top spot in Group A. Group leader Porto, undefeated so far, have 13 points to 12 for the second-place French club. They meet...
  • Ibrahimovic relishing playmaker's role at PSG November 7, 2012

    Paris: Paris St Germain's top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic proved an inspired playmaker in his side's 4-0 thrashing of Dinamo Zagreb in Champions League Group A on Tuesday. The former AC Milan forward gave up his usual striking role at the Parc des Princes but rescued his team from a deeper...
  • Over 100 fans arrested before Dinamo Zagreb-PSG match November 7, 2012

    Paris: French police had detained over 100 fans here before the Champions League match on Tuesday between Dinamo Zagreb and Paris Saint Germain. Police arrested 104 Croatian fans Tuesday at a Parisian hotel. Another 21 were detained the night before after supporters of the two teams clashed in street fights...
  • Ibrahimovic stars as PSG thrash Dinamo 4-0 November 7, 2012

    Paris: Zlatan Ibrahimovic showed he can create goals just as well as score them by setting up all four as Paris Saint-Germain thrashed a shoddy Dinamo Zagreb team 4-0 in the Champions League on Tuesday. Ibrahimovic spent much of the match walking around and hardly broke into a sweat, but...
  • PSG beat Dinamo Zagreb 2-0 in Champions League October 25, 2012

    Zagreb: Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Jeremy Menez gave Paris Saint-Germain a 2-0 win at Dinamo Zagreb on Wednesday, inflicting a ninth successive loss in the Champions League for the Croatian team. Ibrahimovic missed two chances before scoring in the 33rd minute after receiving a pass from Menez. The French winger scored...
  • Schalke beat Olympiakos, Malaga overcome Zenit September 19, 2012

    Piraeus, Greece: Benedikt Hoewedes and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar scored on Tuesday to give Schalke a 2-1 win against Olympiakos in the group stage opener of the Champions League. Hoewedes headed in a corner from Jefferson Farfan in the 41st minute. That came only moments after Schalke's Greek defender, Kyriakos Papadopoulos, had a...
  • Bolt clocks season best in 100m at Zagreb October 12, 2011

    Zagreb, Croatia: Usain Bolt made a cautious start in his first 100 meters since his disqualification at the world championships and still won in a season-best 9.85 seconds at the Zagreb World Challenge on Tuesday. Bolt, who false-started in South Korea last month to end his hopes of retaining his world...
  • Somdev, Bopanna progress; Prakash bites dust May 12, 2010

    New Delhi: Indian Davis Cuppers Somdev Devvarman and Rohan Bopanna advanced to doubles quarterfinals of different ATP Challenger events after hard earned wins along with their respective partners. Somdev and his American partner Ryan Harrison overcame the challenge of local pair Ilija Cuic and Kresimir Ritz 7-6(3) 6-2 in the first...