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Zimonjic and Nestor reach quarterfinals in Dubai

DUBAI - Serbia's Nenad Zimonjic and Canada's Daniel Nestor have reached the quarterfinals in the men's doubles category of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.

They beat Omar Awadhy and Hamad Abbas Janahi from the United Arab Emirates 6-4 6-0 on Tuesday.

The prize fund for the tournament is USD 2.3 million.

Photo Tanjug/M. Jelesijevic

Djokovic ousted from doubles

DUBAI - Serbia's best-ranked tennis player Novak Djokovic and Spain's Carlos Gomez-Herrera lost their first round match in the doubles competition of the ATP tournament in Dubai on Monday to the Polish-Czech pairing of Tomasz Bednarek/Lukas Dlouhi by 7-5, 1-6, 10-5.

Bednarek and Dlouhi will next face the winners of Lukas Rosol/Andreas Seppi - Mariusz FyrstenbergMarcin Matkowski.

Mandic wins gold in Egypt

BELGRADE - Serbia's Olympic champion in taekwondo Milica Mandic won the gold medal at the prestigious tournament in Luxor, Egypt.

By defeating Uzbekistan's Umida Abdullayeva, the Serbian athlete won the title in the category up to 73 kilogrammes at the G2 series tournament which brought her 20 new points on the world list, Taekwondo Club Galeb released.

Preparations have begun for projects financed by UAE loan

SENTA - The Serbian government approved a report on negotiations with the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development on Friday in relation to the granting of a loan to the Serbian government for financing the first phase of the irrigation system development, Serbian Minister of Agriculture Dragan Glamocic has said.