Russia and Great Britain qualify for quarterfinals in the ATP Cup

first_imgNor did Britain have issues to ‘sweep’ the weak Moldova on this last day in Group C. Neither Cameron Norrie in opposition to Alexander Cozbinov (6-2, 6-2) nor Daniel Evans in opposition to Radu Albot (6-2, 6 -2) they’d an even bigger downside to prevail, similar to the double fashioned by Jamie Murray and Joe Salisbury in opposition to Cozbinov and Albot themselves (6-2, 6-3).For its half, Bulgaria had in its hand the qualification for quarters, however ended up eradicated after succumbing to Belgium. Dimitar Kuzmanov put the Bulgarian staff up along with his overwhelming victory over Steve Darcis (6-0, 6-3), however David Goffin balanced the spherical in opposition to Grigor Dimitrov (4-6, 6-2, 6-2) and Belgium confirmed a Thrilling comeback with the triumph of Joran Vliegen and Sander Gille in opposition to Dimitrov and Alexandar Larazov (3-6, 6-4, 10-7).Australia completes the full The rival in the quarterfinals of Great Britain can be Australia, which handed the roll to Greece (3-0) in Group F to the pleasure of the native public. John Millman knocked Michail Pervolarakis (4-6, 6-1, 7-6) earlier than the duel between numbers one which took Nick Kyrgios in opposition to Stefanos Tsitsipas, determined in three tie-breaks. In the doubles, Guccione and Friends beat Kalovelonis and Petros Tsitsipas (6-3, 6-4).As well as, Canada nonetheless aspires to cross as one among the finest seconds after beating Germany. Jan-Lennard Struff put the Germans forward of Felix Auger-Aliassime (6-4, 6-1), however the Canadians turned the duel with the triumphs of Denis Shapovalov in opposition to Alexander Zverev (6-2, 6-2) and of his younger companion earlier than Andreas Mies and Kevin Krawietz (6-3, 7-6). The groups of Russia and Great Britain have certified for the quarterfinals in the ATP Cup, the ATP world match with 24 international locations that’s held in Australia and marks the begin of the 2020 season, after their robust victories this Tuesday in opposition to Norway and Moldova, respectively.In Group D, Karen Khachanov clearly dominated Viktor Durasovic (6-2, 6-1) earlier than Daniil Medvedev needed to battle more durable to beat Casper Ruud (6-3, 7-6). Russia rounded off its impeccable day with the doubles level, the place Gabashvili and Kravchuk additionally knocked Durasovic and Ruud in two units (7-6, 6-4). For its half, Italy beat the inoperative United States, which leaves the match filled with defeats. Russians and British received their matches to Norway and Moldova, respectivelyBulgaria is eradicated after shedding to Belgium; Australia completes the fullcenter_img Daniiel Medvedev, tennis participant of the Russian nationwide staff. Picture: b Reuterslast_img read more

Builder Confidence Swells on Positive Outlook for 2018

first_imgBuilder Confidence Swells on Positive Outlook for 2018 builders HMI HOUSING Housing Market Index Inventory Positive outlook survey 2017-12-18 Staff Writer December 18, 2017 684 Views According to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI), builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes rose five points to 74 in December, after a downwardly revised November reading. This was the highest reported rating since July 1999, over 18 years ago, according to the December HMI data released by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) on Monday. The HMI is derived from a monthly survey that NAHB has been conducting for 30 years, and which gauges builder perceptions of current single-family home sales and sales expectations for the next six months as “good,” “fair,” or “poor.” The survey also asks builders to rate traffic of prospective buyers as “high to very high,” “average,” or “low to very low.” A score of over 50 on this index indicates that more builders view conditions as good than poor.An improved regulatory environment for firms in the residential construction sector was one of the key factors boosting builder confidence according to NAHB. “Housing market conditions are improving partially because of new policies aimed at providing regulatory relief to the business community,” Granger MacDonald, NAHB’s chairman, said.Demand for housing is on the rise on the back of low employment rates, favorable demographics, and a tight supply of existing home inventory. All these factors point towards an upward trend for the single-family housing sector in 2018. “The HMI measure of home buyer traffic rose eight points, showing that demand for housing is on the rise,” Robert Dietz, NAHB’s Chief Economist, said.All three HMI components registered gains in December, with the component measuring buyer traffic jumping eight points to 58, the index gauging current sales conditions rising four points to 81, and the index charting sales expectations in the next six months increasing three points to 79.Looking at the three-month moving averages for regional HMI scores, the Midwest climbed six points to 69, the South rose three points to 72, the West increased two points to 79, and Northeast inched up a single point to 54.center_img Share in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Originationlast_img read more