Wednesday, 30 November, 2022

Topic: Wimbledon

Even as Federer signalled he was tennis’ future, he seemed a creature from its pristine past

Federer didn’t overcome his opponents by blasting them out of court or wearing them down with heavy percentage topspin. They were taken apart in gentler ways.

Farewell Federer, the best tennis player to touch the court. You’re GOAT beyond numbers

With 20 Grand Slams, 103 ATPs, 24 years, Roger Federer changed tennis from a game of power to one of grace.

Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur becomes 1st Arab, African woman to reach Grand Slam final in Open Era

Jabeur, 27, made history at Wimbledon Thursday after she beat Germany’s Tatjana Maria 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 to make it to women's finals. She is currently ranked world number 2 by WTA.

Not Russia, a point-less Wimbledon 2022 affects young tennis players most

Young underdogs have often defeated tennis titans. But Wimbledon 2022 removing ranking points sets them back instead of making a geopolitical impact.

‘Tennis stronger when we stand together’, says Billie Jean King, slams Wimbledon ban on Russians

Ban, which also extends to Belarusian players, was announced Wednesday, due to Russia's 'unjustified and unprecedented military aggression' on Ukraine, said Wimbledon organisers.

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.

Novak Djokovic can be the GOAT of tennis. But he won’t be loved like Nadal and Federer

Novak Djokovic now shares record 20 Grand Slam men’s singles titles with Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. And yet he is the clear outcast in the tennis' Big Three.

On 22nd anniversary of Wimbledon win, Paes, Bhupathi hint at ‘something special’

On this day in 1999, Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes became the first Indian pair to win at Wimbledon. In the same year, the duo had won the French Open as well.

Novak Djokovic says he doesn’t want to be ‘forced’ by someone to take Covid-19 vaccine

The world’s no. 1 men's tennis player revealed his anti-vaxxer views during a Facebook chat with other Serbian athletes.

Wimbledon cancelled due to Covid-19 pandemic, first time since World War II

The All England Club scrapped the tournament for 2020 after an emergency meeting. The next edition will be held from 28 June to 11 July 2021.

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In Gujarat, voters want BJP’s alternative but not of Modi

After ruling Gujarat for 27 years, BJP knows how to shield election outcomes from ground realities such as people’s hardships, leaderless govt and corrupt bureaucracy.
File photo of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Indian counterpart Subrahmanyam Jaishankar | Maxim Shipenkov/Pool via Reuters

Modi govt asked by sanction-hit Russia for parts for key sectors, says report

Moscow has sent India a list of over 500 products including parts for cars, aircraft and trains for delivery as sanctions squeeze Russia's ability to keep vital industries running.


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Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

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.