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Roger Federer chooses rest, withdraws from French Open

  • Jun 07, 2021
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World champion Roger Federer announced, on Sunday, his withdrawal from the 2021 French Open before the fourth-round match in Paris. Federer was about to face ninth seed Matteo Berrettini in a semi-final match after winning the first three rounds of the Grand Slam on clay.Roger Federer underwent two knee surgeries last year that kept him out for most of the tour. The 39-year-old played the Australian Open last year and only returned to the Grand Slam at Roland Garros.Federer opened his career by defeating Denis Istomin. He beat former US Open champion Marin Cilic in four sets in his second-round match and put up a heroic effort against German Dominic Kupfer in front of the empty stands at Philippe Chatrier in a late-night match on Saturday. The 27-year-old German pressured him hard, but the 20-time Grand Slam champion kept his composure to win the match in 4 sets.Federer did not participate in the French Open last year. He had reached the semi-finals in 2019, which was also his first major appearance on clay in 4 years."After discussion with my team, I have decided to withdraw from the French Open today," Federer said on a social media site on Sunday."After two knee surgeries and over a year of rehab, it's important that I listen to my body and make sure I don't stress myself on my way to recovery."I'm excited to have 3 matches under my belt. There is no better feeling than to be back on the pitch. See you all soon."Federer admitted on Saturday that he was not sure if he would be on the field on Monday for the fourth-round match. Federer said he would receive a call after an argument with his team."We are going through these matches ... we analyze them well and look at what follows and we will do the same tonight and tomorrow," he said."Because I have to decide whether or not to keep playing, or it's not at the moment risky to keep pushing or it's just a perfect way to just relax."Federer had returned to competitive play in March in Qatar, where he was ousted in the quarter-finals. He began his preparations for the French Open at the Geneva Open last month but struggled with a first-round exit against Spaniard Pablo Andujar.Meanwhile, French Open director Guy Forget wished Federer luck for the rest of the season."We were all happy to see him again in Paris, where he played three first-class matches. We wish him all the best for the rest of the season." Forget what was said.Federer is expected to play two grasscourt tournaments ahead of Wimbledon 2021, which he scored earlier in the season. The 39-year-old is also likely to represent Switzerland at the Tokyo Olympics later this year.ALSO READ: Naomi Osaka Fined For Media Boycott, Could Face Expulsion From French Open

Asian Boxing Championship

Asian Boxing Championships: Sanjeet Wins Gold; Amit Panghal, Shiva Thapa Endure Close Defeats

  • Jun 01, 2021
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Sangeet (91 kg) won the only gold medal among Indian boxers with an impressive victory over Kazakh Olympic medalist Vasily Levitt, even as defending champion Amit Bangal (52 kg) and Shiva Thapa (64 kg) won the silver medals in the Asian Boxing Championships. In Dubai on Monday. Sangeet defeated Levitt, who was chasing his fourth gold medalist and Olympic silver medalist, 4-1. With 15 medals in this edition, India surpassed its previous best performances in this tournament, which it achieved in 2019, when the country took 13 medals in total, including 2 golds.This time, too, she finished the country with two gold medals. The Army man, a gold medalist at the former India Open, hit the first two rounds in an equal battle before fights Levitt in the last three minutes.Panghal lost 2-3 to well-known Uzbek opponent Shakhubidin Zoyrov in a rematch of the 2019 World Championships final, which also ended in Zoyrov's favor.India sought a review of the second round of fighting, but the protest was rejected by a jury that stuck to the original decision."I dedicate this silver medal to coach Anil Dunker," Bangal tweeted, referring to his personal trainer. "I wish he was here with me in Dubai."Thapa (64kg) also lost by the same margin to the Asian Games silver medalist Batarsukh Chinzorig of Mongolia. This was Thapa's fifth podium finish and second silver in the masterpiece.Both competitions made the Indian boxers do most of the things correctly but they did not get the green light from the judges.The Panghal-Zoyrov match was up to expectations as the two Olympic-bound boxers engaged in a quick exchange of punches from the first round. Zorov won the first round. But in the second round, Bangal improved his playing style by one level, dodging Zoeroff's range with his speed and landing his fast left balls with precision. On the other hand, Zwarov struggled to communicate.The two did their best in the third round, but it was Panghal who impressed the most with his bodily shots despite his eye injury. He even had the judges rule in his favor in the round, but it wasn't enough to change the final scoring streak, as Zoeroff got the necessary scores thanks to a varied scoring in the three rounds.Thapa was equally impressive against Chinzorej, brilliantly returning after losing the first round. But he lost the all-important final round in a fight that became tough from close-kicks.“This has been a challenging year for all of us,” said the federation president, “and despite all the doubts the Boxers have faced, it is absolutely encouraging to see them finish their Asian Championship campaign with 15 medals, including two gold.” Officer Ajay Singh."Our boxers have once again achieved a record-breaking achievement and I am very proud of all of them. I am sure these performances will motivate all of our boxers to do more before the Olympics and help achieve the 2021 mission by winning. Medals in Tokyo."On Monday, Pooja Rani (75kg) was the only boxer to take the gold, while six-time world champion MC Mary Kom (51kg) and first-time champion Lalbuatsaihi (64kg) and Anupama (81+kg) finished with silver. After closing. Defeats in the women's final.Eight other Indians: Simranjit Kaur (60 kg), Vikas Krishan (69 kg) and Lovlina Borgohain (69 kg), Jaismine (57 kg), Sakshi Chaudhary (64 kg), Monika (48 kg), Saweety (81 kg), And Varinder Singh (60 kg) - Bronze medals after defeating in the semi-finals.Also Read: Naomi Osaka Fined For Media Boycott, Could Face Expulsion From French Open

Naomi Osaka Fined For Media Boycott, Could Face Expulsion From French Open

  • May 31, 2021
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Osaka, who was fined $ 15,000 for not attending a press conference following her first-round win at Roland Garros, may also face suspension from other Grand Slam tournaments.On Sunday, the major tennis tournament board said that Japanese Naomi Osaka may be kicked out of the French Open if she continues to boycott press conferences after the tournament match.The board added that Osaka, who was fined $15,000 for missing a press conference after winning the first round at Roland Garros, may also be suspended from other Grand Slam tournaments.The Grand Slam champion said earlier this week that she would not face the media during the French Open, citing mental health reasons."Naomi Osaka has warned us that if she continues to ignore her obligations to the media during the tournament, she will expose herself to the potential additional consequences of violating the code of conduct," Grand Slam's board of directors said in a statement."It is not surprising that repeated violations lead to tougher penalties, including failure of the tournament  and the initiation of a major investigation into a violation that could lead to more heavy fines and the suspension of Grand Slam in the future."The council reminded Osaka that "a key element of the Grand Slam bylaws is the players' responsibility to interact with the media, whatever the outcome of the match.""The mental health of the players who compete in our tournaments and the rounds are of paramount importance in the Grand Slams," he added.Also Read: Villarreal Edge Manchester United In Epic Penalty Shootout To Win Maiden Europa League Title

Man United

Villarreal Edge Manchester United In Epic Penalty Shootout To Win Maiden Europa League Title

  • May 27, 2021
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Villarreal beat Manchester United 11-10 on penalties to win their first major title after tying 1-1 in the Europa League final when goalkeeper David De Gea missed the decisive shot with a superb penalty shootout. Gerrard Moreno put Villarreal ahead in the 29th minute of the Spanish club's first European final, but Edinson Cavani equalized early in the second half before Unai Emery's side won with a penalty kick, prolonging the drought. Injured Eric Bailey replaced Harry Maguire at the center of defense, and the United captain was surprisingly among the substitutes despite suffering an ankle ligament injury two weeks ago.De Gea started to lead ahead of Dean Henderson on goal, while Paul Pogba played a more traditional role in midfield as Fred was deemed fit enough to have a seat on the bench.An early collision between Juan Foyth and Pogba caused a bloodshot injury to the former Tottenham defender, but both sides were slow to press ahead on a cold, wet night on the Baltic coast.Rapona's brilliant cross by Carlos Bacca created an opportunity for Pau Torres, the center back with a linked summer pass to Man United, while Marcus Rashford Jeronimo Rulli tested with immersion effort from a distance.Jeremy Pino, who broke Iker Casillas' record as the youngest Spanish player to start a major European final, at 18 years and 218 days, veered against him, but Villarreal quickly got ahead of him.Danny Parejo hit a free-kick from the left flank and Moreno ran away from Luke Shaw and Victor Lindelof, bypassing De Gea while the Swede tightened his shirt tight.Moreno equalized the 82nd goal in Villarreal, the club's record for ex-Manchester United striker Giuseppe Rossi.But it also sparked a reaction from United, as fighter Scott McTominay saw his shot derailed before Mason Greenwood stormed the area and sent a powerful cross that Raul Albiol almost hit his net.Another free-kick from Parejo caused panic in the United area just after the break, with Mano Trejoeros sending a cross into the goal before clearing the ball with Moreno and Carlos Bacca in dangerously lurking.Maybe Alfonso Pedraza was lucky because no further action was taken when he appeared to be hunting Greenwood in the Villarreal area, even though United took advantage of a stroke of luck.And a header fell from a corner kick in front of Rashford, whose air volley slipped through Cavani went into the net with Rowley unable to recover after anticipating the first shot.It was Uruguay's sixth goal in the competition this season, and all of that in their last four matches, one that gave United the momentum.Bruno Fernandez hit the ball wide while Cavani tried unsuccessfully to quickly reset the ball, then the striker headed straight for Torres with a missed shot from Shaw.United continued to control the ball as Villarreal absorbed the pressure, but the Spaniards remained a threat as Torres gathered at the end of organizational time.Alberto Moreno cut wide as United got tired, prompting Solskjaer to make his first changeover 100 minutes later when Fred replaced Greenwood.The first 21 penalties were converted successfully before Rolle refused De Gea's bid as United lost for the sixth time in seven sets, giving Emery their fourth European League title.Also read: FIFA Club World Cup 2020-21: Teams, fixtures, dates & where will it take place                 FIFA U-17 Womens World Cup To Be Held In India In Oct 22: FIFA

Tokyo Olympics

Asahi daily, an authority Tokyo Olympics accomplice, calls for cancellation of Games

  • May 26, 2021
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In an editorial on Wednesday, Japan's Asahi Shimbun, the official partner of the Tokyo Olympics, called for the summer games to be canceled, citing public safety risks and tensions in the medical system from the COVID-19 pandemic.Poll after poll shows that a majority of the public is against holding the Games this summer, worried about the arrival of tens of thousands of athletes and officials in a country that has been largely closed to foreigners since last year. And where the vaccinations were done. Medical associations protested against the games, investors spoke of the benefits of neglecting them, and uncommitted businessmen such as Masayoshi Son called for the games to be canceled.The fact that Asahi, one of Japan's most respected newspapers, has split from the ranks with other partners, is likely to intensify the focus on the viability of the games."We ask Prime Minister (Yoshihide) Suga to assess the situation calmly and objectively and decide on canceling the event this summer," the left-wing daily newspaper, which often criticizes Suga's ruling Liberal Democratic Party, said.Citing the government's slogan in the games, the newspaper added, "We are far from a situation in which everyone can be confident that they will be" safe and secure. "Unfortunately, this is not the reality. "Several other major daily newspapers in Japan, such as Nikkei, Mainichi, and Yomiuri, are also official partners of Tokyo 2020.Asahi's editorial was widely shared on social media, and it got more than 30,000 tweets late in the morning.Much of Japan, including the host city Tokyo, remains under the third state of emergency that is expected to extend beyond this month, and while Japan is rid of the ravages of the Coronavirus in overseas countries, it is struggling to control the fourth wave. From infections. Across the country.More than 5% of the country's population received vaccinations and there were around 719,000 infections and 12,394 deathsA public health professor and advisor to the New Zealand government said Tuesday that going forward with the Games was "absurd".The United States issued a travel advisory for Japan on Monday, but Japanese officials said it would not affect the Games, and the White House said on Tuesday it was sticking to the decision to hold the Games as planned.The Australian softball team will arrive in Japan on June 1 to take part in a pre-Olympic training camp in Gunma, about 150 kilometers northwest of Tokyo.Also read: IPL 2021 May Resume In 3rd Week Of September In UAE           Wrestler Sagar Dhankad's murder: Police probing Sushil Kumar's connections with gangster Neeraj Bawana

F1 2021 Rules & Regulations

F1 2021: How The Rules And Regulations Are Changing Compared To 2020

  • May 20, 2021
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The 2020 F1 season resembled no other lately. The COVID-19-initiated schedule brought quite a lot of difficulties with decreased pay. Thus, the vigorously expected 2021 guidelines were pushed back to 2022, and the groups are confronting a novel circumstance of extending their 2020 vehicles to 2021.Even though the vehicles will continue as before, there are some minor changes here and there. The zenith of these progressions is the notable spending cap. Here we have a recap of the rules.2021 F1 budget changesFIA presented a spending cap of $175 Million for the first 2021 guidelines in a bid to reduce expenses. Although numerous guidelines were pushed back to 2022, the spending cap will in any case be carried out next season.This implies that groups should foster another vehicle out and out under the spending cap itself. The standard is useful for minnows like Haas and Alfa Romeo.F1 car changesOnce more, to save costs, groups have collectively consented to freeze the improvement of their vehicles, adhering to their present case. Be that as it may, a 'Token' framework has been presented which the groups can trade out to change a couple of parts of their vehicles. This is to help any semblance of Mclaren who needs to fuse another motor into their vehicles after changing from Renault to Mercedes.Two or three changes that will be basic to all groups are floor and weight changes. The FIA is expanding the base load of the vehicle by 3kg, which implies it is presently up to 749 kg.Vehicles of today are weighty on downforce, causing problems for the Pirelli Compounds. Along these lines, groups will make changes to the floor of each vehicle to diminish downforce by 10%.Engine changesThe FIA has likewise expanded the base load of the force units to 150kg. This permits the groups to reduce expenses by not putting resources into procedures to discover costly lighter material for motors. Other than that, there is no stop on the motor turn of events.Envision Ferrari tolerating to drive in 2021 with their frail current force units!In this way, these are generally the progressions that we will find in the 2021 vehicles. Cost-saving is a good help, with groups and F1 overall faltering from the pandemic. After the occasions of 2020, this was most likely the correct call.Read More: The Reason behind banning Refueling In F1

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Tokyo Olympics: Amid Covid lockdown, two time Olympian Sanjeev Rajput practices 6 hours everyday at Karni Singh aiming for a medal at Tokyo Games

  • Apr 22, 2021
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Two-time Olympic and Arjuna Olympic winner Sanjeev Rajput relies heavily on his resolute determination, indomitable spirit, and extensive experience in beating the "super typhoon" of the Covid-19 epidemic and putting his best for an elusive medal in the Tokyo Olympics. He trains day after day at the Karni Singh Shooting Range in Delhi under a tight system that follows all Covid guidelines and regulations as closely as possible."It's a very difficult and tense situation, but the game has to go on. Maybe I had this last chance to win a medal for the country in the Olympics and I'm not going to let it pass. It's the most important stage in my life, I have participated in two Olympic Games in 2008 and 2012, and after Nine years the Olympics will be very different, and they will be different for everyone. It will also be very important to everyone because there has never been such an Olympic Games after a five-year hiatus. I am anxious but I am not afraid. I train almost every day from 8 in the morning until 2 in the evening in the Shooting range Karni Singh is in Delhi with my coach. He is very happy with my progress. I think you are on the right track. Winning the gold medal in the ISSF World Cup last month boosted my confidence, ”said Sanjeev, who aims to clinch a medal in the 50m centers for the men's 3 rifle In the Olympics, to Insidesport.co in an exclusive interview after completing his training. Wednesday afternoon."I am improving in the final. My performance in the qualifying rounds is always good. Now I am experimenting with my technique and technique, as the lead-up to this year's Tokyo Olympics is the most important stage in my life. Ultimately, I need a lot more work to make changes, and I don't need To focus on improvements. I did well, I'm on my knees, and I was exposed in mixed-team standings. There is a different kind of pressure in the final, there are limited shots and many times the little things are overlooked. Athletes will need to adhere to the Covid-19 protocols. In the case of shooting, there is a possibility that the testing will be limited to only Japanese athletes. Amidst these difficult circumstances, my experience may be essential in addressing these problems. Young shooters can win a game. Or two, but when there are a lot of ingredients, the experience is beneficial, ”noted winner Arjuna.Reflecting on the current situation of Covid and the lockdown in Delhi, Rajput said he is grateful to the Sports Ministry and NRAI for giving him the opportunity to continue this practice. "I practice alone. Then the issue of social distancing does not arise. Only my Ukrainian coach is supervising my practice. We are working on stability and some basics that will help me prepare physically and mentally for the mega event."Together with Tejasweni Sawant, Rajput won the gold medal at the 50m 3-position rifle mixed teams event at the ISSF World Cup in Delhi last month. He won four golds and two silver medals in the Commonwealth Championship, two silver and two bronze medals in the Asian Games, one gold, and one silver and one bronze in each in the Commonwealth Games for his silver triple accompaniment. A golden shooting in the ISSF World Cup.Also Read: EUROPEAN SUPER LEAGUE FOOTBALL: REAL, CITY AND CHELSEA COULD FACE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE SEMI-FINAL BAN: UEFA OFFICIAL

Road Safety World Series 2021

Road Safety World Series, Ind-L vs WI-L Semifinal: From Sehwag to Lara, 5 players to watch out for

  • Mar 17, 2021
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After playing all the league matches, India Legends was top of the points table. They're right there with Sri Lanka Legends on point account. The team, led by Sachin Tendulkar, won 5 out of 6 matches. Their only loss to England came in a close 6-game match.The hosts are the favorites to win the match and enter the final when they face the West Indies Legend in the semifinals of the World Road Safety Series. In their previous confrontation, India Legends beat West Indies Legends by 7 wickets when Virender Sehwag scored 57 74 balls.India Legends has a star-studded lineup that includes Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Irfan Pathan, Zaheer Khan, Munaf Patel, and Mohammad Kaif, to name a few. On the other hand, West Indies Legends plays under the leadership of famous batsman Brian Lara. They have veteran cricketers like Carl Hopper, Darren Ganga, Shivanarine Chanderpaul, Tino Best, and Dwayne Smith.Road Safety World Series Match:INDL vs WIL, Semifinal 1, Road Safety World Series T20 2020-21Road Safety World Series Match Date:Wednesday, March 17, 2021Road Safety World Series Match Time:7:00 PMRoad Safety World Series Match Venue:Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium, RaipurPlayers to watch out for in India Legends vs England Legends (Ind-L vs WI- L) match:Virender SehwagVirender Sehwag, one of India's junior players, scored 169 points in 5 matches with a stroke rate of 153. It boasts 80 points unbeaten in just 35 balls.Sachin TendulkarSkipper Sachin Tendulkar continues its initial association with the top contestants of the World Road Safety Series. Tendulkar scored 138 times in 5 matches, hitting an average of 133. In the last game for India, he broke 37 balls at 60.Yuvraj SinghYuvraj Singh reminded us of his 2011 World Cup championships when his performances in all respects helped India Legends win their last match. He scored 52 of 22 balls, including 6 six balls, and took a pair of wickets against the South African Legends.Brian LaraWest Indies Legends captain Brian Lara would like to set fire to the semifinals by beating him. He was the MVP of the match during the Australia Bushfire match last year. He scored 108 points in a tournament that includes fifty.Dwayne SmithDwayne Smith, who previously started in the West Indies, also continued his best runs in the series. He has 115 runs in just three rounds, including half a century.Expected playing 11India LegendsVirender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar (c), S Badrinath, Yuvraj Singh, Yusuf Pathan, Irfan Pathan, Naman Ojha (wk), Manpreet Gony, Vinay Kumar, Pragyan Ojha, Munaf PatelWest Indies LegendsWilliam Perkins, Ridley Jacobs (wk), Dwayne Smith, Kirk Edwards, Brian Lara (c), Narsingh Deonarine, Mahendra Nagamootoo, Tino Best, Sulieman Benn, Dinanath Ramnarine, Ryan AustinIndia Legends squadSachin Tendulkar (c), Mohammad Kaif, Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Manpreet Gony, Munaf Patel, Pragyan Ojha, Sairaj Bahutule, Zaheer Khan, Irfan Pathan, Sanjay Bangar, Abey Kuruvilla, Sameer Dighe, Noel David, Yusuf Pathan, Ashok Dinda, Naman Ojha, S Badrinath, Vinay Kumar, Ravi GaikwadWest Indies Legends squadBrian Lara (c), Carl Hooper, Ridley Jacobs, Danza Hyatt, Daren Ganga, Ricardo Powell, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Adam Sanford, Dinanath Ramnarine, Pedro Collins, Samuel Badree, Sulieman Benn, Tino Best, Narsingh Deonarine, Dwayne Smith, Ryan Austin, William Perkins, Mahendra Nagamootoo, Renford Pinnock, Kirk EdwardsWhere to watch India Legends vs West Indies (Ind-L vs WI-L) Legends LIVE stream:COLORS CineplexVOOT- OTT platformAlso Read: Top 10 Fantasy Cricket Websites in India