Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Tennis

Rafael Nadal wins 13th French Open to claim record

HOLLYWOOD Rafael Nadal inflicted one of the most humiliating defeats on great rival Novak Djokovic in the French Open final, thrashing the world number one 6-0 6-2 7-5 to lift a record-equalling 20th Grand Slam men’s singles title. Tennis fans would have been salivating at the prospect of another epic ...

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Nadal tames Schwartzman to enter 13th French Open final

PARIS: Twelve-time champion Rafael Nadal reached his 13th French Open final on Friday with a 6-3, 6-3, 7-6 (7-0) win over Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman, setting up a potential blockbuster title clash against Novak Djokovic. For 34-year-old Nadal, it was a 99th win at Roland Garros since his 2005 debut and ...

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France announces return of tennis in July despite lockdown

PARIS: French tennis announced a cautious step out of the coronavirus lockdown on Saturday with the announcement of the return of professional tournaments in July including a mini-tour on the Riviera. The idea of a small tour in the south has been pushed for a while by former French professional ...

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Sania Mirza urges people to pray at home

LAHORE: Sania Mira has urged people to stay and pray at home during Ramadan amid the coronavirus pandemic. She also extended Ramadan greetings to all the Muslims across the world and prayed for health and peace. Sania took to Twitter and said, “Ramzaan mubarak everyone. in these difficult times let’s ...

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Novak Djokovic opposes compulsory coronavirus vaccination

LONDON: The world number one tennis plyer ,Novak Djokovic faces a dilemma if it becomes compulsory for players to get vaccinated before they can begin competing once the tennis season resumes following the hiatus created by the coronavirus pandemic, the world number one said. “Personally I am opposed to vaccination ...

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Sania Mirza lashes out at people posting food videos

MUMBAI: Indian tennis star Sania Mirza criticized the celebrities and social media users who have been posting cooking videos and food pictures  from their self-isolation during the coronavirus pandemic. The wife of Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik  asked those people to spare a thought for hundreds of thousands of people in ...

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Sania Mirza’s funny wish for Hassan Ali

BIRMINGHAM: Tennis star Sania Mirza’s  hilarious wish  for Pakistani cricketer Hassan Ali on his wedding added to the pacer’s  bliss as Mirza congratulated him and made a special request. Responding to Hassan Ali’s post he shared some hours before his big day with the caption, “Last night as a bachelor. ...

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Maria Sharapova win sets up Barty battle in Cincinnati

CINCINNATI: Maria Sharapova overpowered Alison Riske 6-3, 7-6(4) at the Cincinnati Masters on Monday to set up a tantalising second-round battle with world number two Ash Barty, who defeated the Russian at this year’s Australian Open. Sharapova struggled at times with her accuracy but unleashed some massive serves and played stout ...

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Russian boxer Maxim Dadashev dies after fight

MOSCOW: Russian boxer Maxim Dadashev has died from brain injuries sustained in a fight in Maryland, the Russian boxing federation announced on Tuesday. “Maxim Dadashev has died in the United States following injuries sustained during his fight with Subriel Matias,” the federation said in a statement. The 28-year-old underwent emergency brain surgery ...

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Emotional Sharapova quits Wimbledon in pain

LONDON: Fifteen years after shooting to global fame when she captured the Wimbledon title and the hearts of Centre Court, an emotional Maria Sharapova quit the tournament in pain, raising more questions about her future in the sport. The 2004 champion retired with a left arm injury in the final ...

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