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Sania Mirza granted 10-year Dubai Golden Visa

Sania Mirza granted 10-year Dubai Golden Visa

Dubai [UAE], July 15 (ANI): India tennis player Sania Mirza has been officially granted the Dubai Golden Visa. This will allow Sania and her husband Shoaib Malik, former Pakistan cricket captain, 10-year residency in the UAE.After Bollywood actors Shah Rukh Khan and Sanjay Dutt, Sania is the third I...

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On this day in 2019: Djokovic outclassed Federer in Wimbledon classic

On this day in 2019: Djokovic outclassed Federer in Wimbledon classic

New Delhi [India], July 14 (ANI): It was on this day, two years ago, when Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic won his fifth Wimbledon title after defeating Swiss legend Roger Federer in a five-set thriller.Djokovic secured a 7-6, 1-6, 7-6, 4-6, 13-12 win in a match that lasted for more than four hour...

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Two Wimbledon matches under match-fixing scanner

Two Wimbledon matches under match-fixing scanner

London, July 14 (IANS) A probe by a German newspaper has revealed that two matches at this year's Wimbledon are under investigation for match-fixing. It also said that the investigation was launched after several specific and suspicious bets took place around the matches during the tournament.Accord...

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Johanna and Bianca latest to pull out of Olympics

Johanna and Bianca latest to pull out of Olympics

London, July 14 (IANS) Tennis players Johanna Konta of England and Bianca Andreescu of Canada have announced their withdrawal from the Tokyo Olympics.Johanna, through a post on Twitter, revealed she had tested positive for Covid-19 while in self-isolation. The 30-year-old was forced to miss this yea...

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Two Wimbledon matches under Investigation over suspicious betting patterns

Two Wimbledon matches under Investigation over suspicious betting patterns

London [UK], July 14 (ANI): At least two matches that took place at Wimbledon 2021 are being investigated for potential match-fixing following irregular betting patterns.As per Die Welt, they have obtained information of 'possible manipulations' which may have occurred at the Grand Slam involving on...

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Roger Federer withdraws from Tokyo Olympics after knee setback

Roger Federer withdraws from Tokyo Olympics after knee setback

Lausanne [Switzerland], July 13 (ANI): Swiss tennis maestro Roger Federer on Tuesday withdrew himself from the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.In a statement released on Twitter, Federer wrote: "During the grass-court season, I, unfortunately, experienced a setback with my knee, and have accepted that I mus...

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You have to kill the guy 27 times and still he gets up: Goran on Novak

You have to kill the guy 27 times and still he gets up: Goran on Novak

London, July 13 (IANS) Former world No. 2 and winner of the Wimbledon title in 2001, Goran Ivanisevic of Croatia, said after Novak Djokovic's triumph at the All England Club that the Serb is so resolute that "you have to kill the guy 27 times and still he gets up."Ivanisevic, who is one of Djokovic'...

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Canada's Bianca Andreescu pulls out of Tokyo Olympics

Canada's Bianca Andreescu pulls out of Tokyo Olympics

Ottawa [Canada], July 13 (ANI): Canadian tennis player Bianca Andreescu on Monday made a "very difficult decision" of skipping the upcoming Tokyo Olympics which will kick-start from July 23.The former US Open champion said due to the challenges put forward by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic she has de...

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Hurkacz jumps seven spots to 11th on ATP after Wimbledon show

Hurkacz jumps seven spots to 11th on ATP after Wimbledon show

London, July 12 (IANS) Poland's Hubert Hurkacz jumped to a career high of 11th on the ATP list after his maiden run to a Grand Slam semifinal at Wimbledon, where he lost to Italy's Matteo Berrettini.The 24-year-old Hurkacz rose seven places in the latest rankings released on Monday, returning to the...

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Big 3 of tennis dominate like no other

Big 3 of tennis dominate like no other

London, July 12 (IANS) World No. 1 Novak Djokovic's eighth win at Wimbledon is the 17th Grand Slam title out of last 18 won by the top three of tennis.Since the start of the year 2017, Roger Federer has won three, Djokovic eight and Rafael Nadal six major titles. Austria's Dominic Thiem is the only ...

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