Saturday, 3 December, 2022
TopicFrench Open

Topic: French Open

Not work ethic, fighting spirit or tenacity, Nadal’s ability to ‘handle’ injury sets him apart

As Rafael Nadal turn 36 Friday, its time to both honour and celebrate not just one of the greatest tennis careers, but one of the greatest sporting careers of all time.

Ash Barty’s retirement sets mark for new-age champion — the athlete makes way for the person

The 25-year-old Aussie is a rare champion who does not see her sport as the only important chapter of her life. She played at the highest level, and retired on her own terms.

Virtual to cardboard audiences, DIY training — 2020 pushed athletes to keep sports alive

Covid-19 actually reminded sports fans what to expect from their favourite athletes — to adapt to adverse situations and use them to your favour.

If Federer wins French Open SF today, it’ll be just his 3rd clay-court win over Nadal

Rafael Nadal has dominated his rivalry with Roger Federer on clay, beating him all 5 times they’ve faced off at Roland Garros, and 13 out of 15 times overall.

On Camera

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File photo of Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan | ANI

Arif Mohammad Khan vs Kerala govt isn’t a new faceoff. Old cases show Governor wears two hats

Under UGC provisions, a search committee is appointed to find suitable candidates for the V-C post. Governors make their selection from among these names.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.