World number one Murray downed by Zverev in Melbourne

By Nick Mulvenney MELBOURNE, Jan 22 : Andy Murray’s hopes of finally getting his hands on the Australian Open title were ended for another year when the top seed and world number one was tied up in knots and flung out of the fourth round by Mischa Zverev today. With reigning champion Novak Djokovic having […]

World number one Murray downed by Zverev in Melbourne

By Nick Mulvenney MELBOURNE, Jan 22 : Andy Murray’s dream of winning a maiden Australian Open title was left in tatters today after the top seed and world number one was knocked out in the fourth round by Mischa Zverev. German Zverev, in the fourth round at a grand slam for the first time after […]

Wawrinka completes Italian job to reach quarter-finals

By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE, Jan 22 : Stan Wawrinka’s campaign for a second Australian Open title stepped up a gear today as the hard-working Swiss fended off Italian journeyman Andreas Seppi 7-6(2) 7-6(4) 7-6(4) to reach his fourth quarter-final at Melbourne Park. The 2014 champion has done it tough in the opening week, but despite […]

Abhishek would be best for my biopic: Satnam Singh

New Delhi, Jan 22 : India’s first National Basketball Association (NBA) player Satnam Singh Bhamara says it will be a proud moment for him if an Indian filmmaker decides to make a movie on his life. He feels Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan would be the best to play his character on the silver screen. “To […]

No quitting for Lucic-Baroni on tough road back to the top

By Nick Mulvenney MELBOURNE, Jan 21 : Mirjana Lucic-Baroni waited 19 long years before recording her second victory at the Australian Open earlier this week and today clinched her fourth by beating Greek Maria Sakkari 3-6 6-2 6-3 to move into the last 16 for the first time. The Croatian was one of the hottest […]

Chinese PM believes country will maintain growth rate

Beijing, Jan 21 : Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang has expressed confidence that his country will maintain its growth rate this year, after it was revealed that the GDP grew 6.7 per cent year-on-year in 2016, according to officials on Saturday. In statements made late Friday, Li Keqiang stated that China’s expansion was responsible for […]