IMF to help Albania make reforms

IMF to help Albania make reforms

A loan from the IMF will help Albania undertake economic reforms. Also in business news: Turkey wants to increase its 20 percent stake in the Trans-Anatolia Gas Pipeline project to 30 percent by April.

The pension system in Albania will be reformed with the help of an IMF loan. [AFP]

Zimonjic, Nestor suffer defeat in Dubai final

DUBAI - Serbian tennis player Nenad Zimonjic and Daniel Nestor of Canada did not succeed in claiming the title in the doubles final at the ATP tournament in Dubai on Saturday.

They lost to Rohan Bopanna (India) and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi (Pakistan) 6-4, 6-3.

The prize fund amounted to USD 2.3 million.

Photo Tanjug/M. Jelesijevic (Archive)

Djokovic in Dubai semis, Youzhny withdraws

DUBAI - Serbia's Novak Djokovic advanced to the semifinals of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships after his quarterfinal opponent Mikhail Youzhny of Russia withdrew from the tournament due to illness.

In Friday's semifinals, the world no. 2 will face the winner of the quarterfinal match between Roger Federer of Switzerland and Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic.

Djokovic breezes into Dubai quarterfinals

DUBAI - Serbia's best tennis player Novak Djokovic advanced to the quarterfinals of the ATP tournament in Dubai late on Wednesday.

Djokovic notched up an easy 6-1, 6-3 win against world no. 51 Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain.

Next up for Djokovic is a match against Russia's Mikhail Youzhny, who defeated British number three James Ward earlier today by 6-1, 7-6 (7-3).

Successful start of Dubai title defense for Djokovic

DUBAI - Serbia's best-ranked tennis player Novak Djokovic opened his title defense at the ATP tournament in Dubai with a straight-sets victory over Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan (6-3, 6-3).

In the second round on Wednesday, Djokovic will face world no. 51, Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut, who defeated Adrian Ungur of Romania by 6-1, 6-3 on Monday.