Roger Federer defeated Sam Querrey in straight sets while Rafael Nadal
edged Jack Sock in a super tiebreak to give Team Europe an additional four
points in the Laver Cup. Matches on Saturday are worth two points each.
Two more matches will be played on Saturday night: Tomáš Berdych versus Nick Kyrgios, and in the doubles, a dream team of the world's two best players, Nadal and Federer, against Querrey and Sock.
Two adults and a child in a crowd of people attending Army Day at Letná
Plain in Prague on Saturday were injured when a paratrooper lost control
and landed on them instead of within a designated area.
Two suffered injuries and immediately received medical attention and were transported to hospital. The child, also struck, was taken to the doctor's by an accompanying adult.
The incident is being investigated by both the police and the military police. The spokeswoman for the General Staff of the Czech Armed Forces, Vlastimila Cyprisová, expressed regret over the accident.
The head of Prague's anti-drug unit Jaromír Badin has been named
Police Officer of the Year for 2016. Badin and his team helped uncover
dozens of crimes; the unit head is well-known for presentations to fellow
officers and to Interior Ministry officials.
In his free time, he also meets with elementary and high school students, ČTK reported.
The survey to select the officer of the year is organized annually by the Interior Ministry; on Friday the results were announced in a special ceremony at Prague Castle's Spanish Hall.
Prestigious French magazine L'Equipe has ranked 21-year-old Czech
striker Patrik Schick 20th in the world in its list of top 50 football
players up to age of 21.
The top spot went to Marco Asensio of Real Madrid.
Schick is on loan to Roma who will buy him by the end of one year from Sampdoria for an estimated 42 million euros. Last season, he scored 11 goals in the top flight.
President Miloš Zeman and his team of experts met with Justice Minister
Robert Pelikán and his predecessor Helena Válková on Saturday to discuss
a number of issues. It is, an all likelihood, the last meeting of its kind
the head of state will have with members of the government ahead of the
elections in October, the president's spokesman Jiří Ovčáček
Issues to be discussed may include the so-called Stork's Nest affair, which the president already discussed separately with both the former finance minister Andrej Babiš, whose parliamentary immunity has been waived to face charges of subsidy fraud in the case, and with the justice minister, the Czech News Agency reported. The minister of the interior is due to meet with the president over the matter next week.
An arsonist set a series of fires along a route between Královo Pole and
Žabovřesky in Brno, the Czech Republic's second-largest city, in the
early hours of Saturday morning.
Firefighter were called to six locations where a total of five transport containers and 15 garbage cans had been set alight. The first call came at 05:15.
Damage resulting from the arson amounted to around 50,000 crowns but would have been higher had firefighters not acted quickly.
A motorcycle parked near one of the fires was partially damaged.
The first day of the first-ever Laver Cup, underway in Prague, saw Team
Europe take a 3-0 lead before Team World got one point back. Team Europe
won all three singles matches on Friday but stumbled in the doubles; even
then the match came down the wire.
World No. 1 Rafael Nadal and Tomáš Berdych, playing together for the first time, fell behind early - losing the first set to Team World's Nick Kyrgios and Jack Sock. They came back in the second to force the super tiebreak.
Both sides played outstanding tennis especially in the second set and super tiebreak: one rally in particular had the crowd on its feet.
Team Europe were beaten in the tiebreak but the match turned on one or two points and could have gone either way.
The innovative points system in the new tournament means there will be higher stakes on Saturday. Wins on Saturday will be worth two points compared to Friday's one. To win the Laver Cup, one team has to tally 13 points over three days.
Team Europe won the first two matches of the Laver Cup which kicked off in
Prague on Friday, securing two out of a total of 13 points. The tournament,
in its first year, takes place over three days. In the opening match, Marin
Cilic edged Frances Tiafoe 7-6, 7-6.
Later, Dominic Thiem defeated John Isner in a super tiebreak: the score was 6:7, 7:6, 1:0.
The third match scheduled for Friday will see Team Europe's Zverev take on Team World's Shapovalov
A two-day traditional “vinobraní” wine harvest festival began at
Prague’s Naměstí Míru on Friday, as astronomical summer ended. The
harvest has been celebrated at this site for 11 years.
At vinobraní events, visitors are able to taste various samples including burčák (young wine).
The festival at Naměstí Míru is themed according to the First Republic this year; an accompanying concert by Aneta Langerová will take place at Gröbovka Park.
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