Kohli, Mirabai named for Khel Ratna

New Delhi, Sep 20 : The Sports Ministry on Thursday approved the names of Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and ace weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu for the country’s highest sporting honour — Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna — ard, which will be given away by President Ram Nath Kovind at a specially organised function at the […]

Nadal withdraws from Asian tournaments due to knee injury

Madrid, Sep 19 : Spain tennis superstar Rafael Nadal, World No. 1, on Wednesday announced his withdrawal from his upcoming tournaments in Beijing and Shanghai due to a knee injury. The same injury forced Nadal, 32, out of the US Open on September 7 during his semifinal match against Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina […]

Nadal maintains ATP rankings top spot

Madrid, Sep 17 : Spain’s Rafael Nadal maintained the No. 1 spot in the men’s Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world singles rankings released on Monday with 8,760 points, ahead of Switzerland’s Roger Federer. The Spaniard continued to lead the rankings despite his forced retirement at the US Open over a knee injury, which also […]

Querry draws US level in Davis Cup semi with win over Croatia’s Cilic

Zadar (Croatia), Sep 16 : United States tennis player Sam Querrey on Sunday rallied from a set down to defeat Croatia’s Marin Cilic 6-7 (2-7), 7-6 (8-6), 6-3, 6-4 to draw his country level at 2-2 in the Davis Cup semifinal tie. On Friday, Croatia had taken a 2-0 lead as Borna Coric defeated Steve […]

Cilic tops Tiafoe, moves Croatia step closer to third Davis Cup final

Zadar (Croatia), Sep 15 : Marin Cilic eased past American Frances Tiafoe 6-1, 6-3, 7-6 (7-5) to move Croatia to within one win of its third appearance in the final of the Davis Cup, tennis’ premier international team competition. The world No. 6 needed two hours and 14 minutes on Friday to give his team […]