STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Argentina’s Leonardo Mayer aced his way past Joachim Johansson 5-7 6-3 7-5 6-4 to level the Davis Cup first-round tie after world number seven Robin Soderling had given Sweden a 1-0 lead earlier on Friday.
Johansson, a former top-10 player, served 19 aces but was undone by world number 73 Mayer who hammered 28 of his own.
The sight of Nobel laureates and the great and good of Sweden dancing to big-band renditions of “The Theme from Rocky” or the music of Earth, Wind and Fire has to be among the more surreal experiences I’ve had in Stockholm. Decked out in evening wear, with their medals and sashes, they twirled, shimmied and occasionally bumped-and-grinded in the ballroom above the banquet hall, where the King of Sweden had recently toasted to the memory of Alfred Nobel.
Welcome to the glittering Nobel banquet, the grand finale of the Nobel Week festivities that celebrate achievements in the arts and sciences.
WARSAW (Reuters) – Polish interest rates should not fall further and some tightening of monetary policy will likely be needed next year to ensure inflation remains contained, central bank policymaker Dariusz Filar said on Wednesday.
Speaking at the Reuters Central European Investment Summit shortly after the Polish central bank kept interest rates on hold, Filar also said high levels of public debt were the main challenge facing Poland’s economy in the next few years.