Thursday, 30 June, 2022
TopicWimbledon

Topic: Wimbledon

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.

What was the biggest 2019 sports moment in India and around the world?

Indian sports went beyond men’s cricket with Kabaddi going national and athletics producing stars in Dutee Chand and Hima Das.

No matter our nostalgia for Federer & Nadal, numbers will always be on Djokovic’s side

After Wimbledon final, numbers will prove that in the three-horse tennis derby of our times, Djokovic is the first among equals.

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Will US craft a new oil compact with Saudi Arabia? Joe Biden may have to eat his own words

Like many, India will be anxiously watching the US-Saudi Arabia summit in Jeddah—knowing its fate is tied to the decisions King Salman and Joe Biden make.
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Mukesh Ambani’s daughter Isha Ambani to be named chair of Reliance retail

Isha Ambani, the current director of Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd., is expected to be announced as the chair as early as Wednesday.

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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