Djokovic closing in on Nadal’s No. 1 spot

Paris, Oct 16: Novak Djokovic is closing in on Rafael Nadal’s number one spot after winning the Shanghai Masters title, according to ATP rankings released Monday. Nadal is struggling with a knee injury and has decided to sit out the current Asian segment of the ATP tour. Last week he joined the clean-up operation after
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Odense, Oct 16: Olympic medallists PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal will lead a strong Indian challenge at the Denmark Open badminton tournament. While Sindhu has been seeded third in the event, world no.11 Saina is unseeded here. Sindhu will take on USA’s Beiwen Zhang in the opening round of the women’s singles. Saina, on the
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New Delhi, Oct. 15: Indian wrestler Simran won a silver medal in the 43 kg class of the Women’s Freestyle event final after she lost to American Emily Shilson in Buenos Aires. The Delhi wrestler lost the match 6-11 as strong opponent from the US registered the win by points to claim the gold medal.
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New Delhi, Oct 15: Old warhorse Leander Paes is still going great guns as the veteran tennis star won his second Challenger level title of the season, lifting the Santo Domingo Open trophy with partner Miguel Angel Reyyes-Varela. The second seeded Indo-Mexican pair, playing its second consecutive final, came from behind to beat Ariel Behar
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Johor, Oct 14: India suffered a heart-breaking 2-3 loss to Great Britain to settle for the silver medal at the eighth Sultan of Johor Cup U-18 hockey tournament here Saturday. The silver, however, enabled India to better its last year’s bronze medal finish here. Great Britain, who finished runners-up last year, secured their second Sultan
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Jakarta, Oct 14: India recorded its best-ever showing in the Asian Para Games by bagging 72 medals, including 15 gold, with the shuttlers adding two yellow metals and three bronze on the concluding day of competitions here Saturday. With 15 gold, 24 silver and 33 bronze medals, India was placed ninth in the overall tally.
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Shanghai, Oct 14: Roger Federer admitted that he was lacking “punch” after he was turfed out of the Shanghai Masters semi-finals on Saturday by 13th-seeded Borna Coric. The Croatian stunned the Swiss great 6-4, 6-4 in what was an unusually error-strewn performance from the 20-time Grand Slam champion. The 21-year-old Coric will face Novak Djokovic
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Leh, Oct. 14: Arindam Saikia of Team Polaris and Nataraj R of Team TVS were crowned the undisputed champions in the 20th Raid de Himalaya here on Saturday. Arindam, who jumped ahead on Day 2, hung on to his lead tenaciously for the next two days to claim the Xtreme 4X4 category. He logged a
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New Delhi, Oct 14: Veteran Leander Paes is one win away from winning his second title of the season on the Challenger circuit, reaching the final of the Santo Domingo Open with partner Miguel Angel Reyyes-Varela. The second seeded Indo-Mexican pair prevailed 6-4, 7-6(3) over Argentine combine of Tomas Lipovsek Puches and Juan Ignacio Londero
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Sonepat, Oct 14: Telugu Titans registered their second consecutive win of Pro Kabaddi Season VI as they beat UP Yoddha 34-29 here on Saturday. It was an all-round effort from the Titans with Rahul Chaudhari and Nilesh Salunke chipping in with raid points. Abozar Mighani and Vishal Bhardwaj kept the UP Yoddha raiders quiet for
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