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Roger Federer overcame a few lapses in concentration to ease into the third round of the French Open with a 6-2 7-6(1) 6-3 win against Spain's Marcel Granollers on Wednesday.The 17-times grand slam champion from Switzerland, who faces either Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus or Bosnian Damir Dzumhur, cantered through the opening set but then let his guard down.The second seed dropped serve in the second and ...
The success in the Indian Premier league (IPL) with Mumbai Indians notwithstanding, former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting would not be tempted into abandoning his Big Bash League (BBL) commentary commitments for a more involved move into coaching.Trevor Bayliss's move to England as their head coach has created two big vacancies -- one coaching New South Wales (NSW) and the other leading the reigning ...
The success in the Indian Premier league (IPL) with Mumbai Indians notwithstanding, former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting would not be tempted into abandoning his Big Bash League (BBL) commentary commitments for a more involved move into coaching.Trevor Bayliss's move to England as their head coach has created two big vacancies -- one coaching New South Wales (NSW) and the other leading the reigning ...
The BCCI will now have to search for a physiotherapist as Nitin Patel has resigned from the post. According to a report published in the ESPNCricinfo Patel has resigned from the post citing personal reasons.  Cricinfo has quoted a BCCI source who stated that Patel had "made up his mind since he wants to spare more time at home".After John Gloster was injured, Patel was roped in midway during India's ...
Authorities in Zurich on Wednesday launched an operation to arrest several high-ranking FIFA officials on corruption charges and extradite them to the United States, the New York Times reported.The Times, citing anonymous law enforcement officials, said the U.S. federal charges include racketeering, money laundering and wire fraud and span two decades of misconduct in soccer's world governing body. ...
BERNE, May 20 (Reuters) - FIFA sponsors Visa have expressed "grave concern" at the conditions of migrant workers in 2022 World Cup hosts Qatar. "We continue to be troubled by the reports coming out of Qatar related to the World Cup and migrant worker conditions," said VISA in a statement on Wednesday. "We have expressed our grave concern to FIFA and urge them to take all necessary actions to work ...
Roger Federer overcame a few lapses in concentration to ease into the third round of the French Open with a 6-2 7-6(1) 6-3 win against Spain's Marcel Granollers on Wednesday.The 17-times grand slam champion from Switzerland, who faces either Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus or Bosnian Damir Dzumhur, cantered through the opening set but then let his guard down.The second seed dropped serve in the second and ...

Roger Federer invents a new shot!

2015-05-27 18:06:50

Roger Federer entered the third round of the French Open as he beat Marcel Granollers 6-2, 7-6(1), 6-3in one hour and 47 minutes. Federer, who moved into the third round for the 14th time played impressively to beat Granollers. But what stunned one and all is a two-handed backhand shot! Well here's Federer's new shot that the champion has added in his armory. Feast your eyes on this: @rogerfederer ...
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2015 fan park had a huge success in its inaugural year. Fifteen cities across India hosted the fan park with over 1.5 lakh enthusiastic visitors experiencing the thrill of watching the matches in a stadium-like setting. During this edition of IPL, fans thronged the stadiums at the weekends in small cities or towns that are not hosting the matches ...
Mysuru, May 27 (IANS) The top eight seeds in the Sobha ITF Mysuru Open tennis tournament took their appointed places in the quarter-finals of the men's singles here on Wednesday. Karnataka's Suraj Prabodh was perhaps the unluckiest player of the day. Playing at the top of his game, the Mysuru boy matched the big-hitting Vishnu Vardhan with some wise and sensible tennis to claim the first set via ...
Rio de Janeiro: Fans can begin registering for tickets to the Rio 2016 Olympics in November with prices starting at less than $20, officials said.The most expensive tickets are for the opening ceremony, where the best seats will be available for almost $2,000, reports Xinhua.Track and field, basketball and indoor volleyball have the highest single-session prices at about $515.The price is about ...
Bucharest: Rio 2016 Summer Olympics will be successful, just as the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has said.In Bucharest for the centennial anniversary of the Romanian Olympic Committee, the IOC president said that they are expecting an excellent Olympics in Rio, an Olympics full of enthusiasm and joy of life from Brazil."Everyone is working ...
Five-time chess world champion Viswanathan Anand won his maiden London Classic title after defeating British Grandmaster Michael Adams in the fifth and final round.Having drawn the first four games of the six-player round-robin tournament, Anand had to win to stay in contention for a podium finish and he was duly assisted by Adams who fought it out instead of going for a dull draw with white pieces.The ...
Magnus Carlsen retained the title of world champion with something to spare by winning game 11 of the match versus Viswanathan Anand. That win gave the Norwegian Grandmaster an unassailable lead of 6.5-4.5 and therefore, Game 12 will not be played.It was a tragicomic end to the match as Anand ruined a good position by being over-optimistic. The  game started quietly with yet another Berlin Defence ...
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