Borg’s son loses first pro tennis match

Milan, Feb 19: Leo Borg, son of Swedish tennis legend Bjorn, lost his first professional match on Tuesday, falling in straight sets at the second-tier Challenger event in Bergamo, Italy. The 16-year-old Borg, who is ranked 98 in the world junior rankings, received a wild card to the 46,000-euro Bergamo tournament after some good results
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New Delhi, Feb 19: The sixth edition of the Roland-Garros Junior Wild Card Series will be held at the clay courts of the Delhi Lawn Tennis Association (DLTA) from February 24 to 26 with four-time Grand Slam winner Mary Pierce as event ambassador. The announcement was made by the French Tennis Federation (FFT), organisers of
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Lausanne, Feb 18: The International Hockey Federation (FIH) on Monday announced India as the hosts for next year’s junior men’s World Cup. This is the second time that India will be hosting the prestigious tournament, having staged it in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh in 2016, where the hosts lifted the coveted trophy beating Belgium 2-1 in
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Dubai, Feb 18: Indian tennis star Sania Mirza will return to action at the ongoing Dubai Open on Wednesday after recovering from a calf injury which had cut short her campaign at the Australia Open in January. The 33-year-old Indian will pair up with her French partner Caroline Garcia and they face Russia’s Alla Kudryavtseva
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Bengaluru, Feb 17: Australia’s James Duckworth registered a straight-set win over Benjamin Bonzi of France in the finals to lift the $ 162,500 Bengaluru Open title here on Sunday. Duckworth took just 68 minutes to notch up a 6-4 6-4 win over Benjamin at the KSLTA Courts here. Duckworth was coming with a reputation of
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New Delhi, Feb 17: Uncertainty over Pakistani wrestlers’ participation in the Asian Championships here is finally over after they were granted visas by the government, but the Chinese grapplers’ fate will be known on Monday, a national federation official said on Sunday. Wrestling Federation of India assistant secretary Vinod Tomar confirmed to PTI that after
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Dubai, Feb 15: India star Smriti Mandhana on Friday rose three rungs to fourth but Jemimah Rodrigues dropped to seventh in the latest ICC women’s T20 International rankings for batters. Harmanpreet Kaur has remained static at ninth in the same list. Among the bowlers, Poonam Yadav dropped six places to fall out of the top
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New Delhi, Feb 15: India made a positive start to its campaign at the 2020 Asian Youth and Junior Weightlifting Championships, bagging two medals on the opening day of the event in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Both the medals – a silver and bronze – were bagged by Indian female lifters. While K.V.L. Pavani Kumari won a
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Lausanne, Feb 14: National men’s team captain Manpreet Singh on Thursday became the first Indian to win the International Hockey Federation’s (FIH) Player of the Year award, capping a memorable 2019 season in which he led the side to Olympic qualification. The 27-year-old midfielder, thus, became the first from the country to win the accolade
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Chennai : The experienced Harinder Pal Sandhu quelled the youthful exuberance of Yash Fadte, beating him in straight games on Thursday to storm into the semifinals of the men’s singles in the 77th Senior National Squash Championship at the ISA courts here. Meanwhile, Delhi’s Sanya Vats, a former junior star, ousted the seasoned and higher
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