• Fri, Apr 20, 2018
  • Thiem wins physical test over Djokovic

    Updated: Apr, 20, 201801:03 AM

    Dominic Thiem out fought Novak Djokovic in a physical and tactical clash at the Monte-Carlo Masters.
    Thiem wins physical test over Djokovic
    Thiem, who let slip three sets points in the first set, knocked out 2013 and 2015 champion Djokovic, who was contesting only his ninth match in as many months, 6-7(5), 6-2, 6-3 in two hours and 29 minutes for a place in the quarter-finals. The Austrian may one day emulate the achievements of his countryman and three-time former Monte-Carlo title-winner Thomas Muster (1992, 1995-96). Djokovic dragged himself back from a slow start, trailing Thiem 0-3, and later saved three set points at 3-5, Ad-out and at 4-5, when Thiem was serving at 40/15. In the tie-break, from 1/1, the Serbian stepped inside the baseline at every opportunity to win six of seven points. At 2/6, Thiem, dressed in all black on a hot day, struck his second double fault of the 60-minute first set. Thiem, well versed in long, lung-testing rallies on red dirt, saved one...
  • 82-year-young Muthu targets medal in world athletic meet 82-year-young Muthu targets medal in world athletic meet
    Updated: Apr, 20, 201801:01 AM

    Veteran athlete Muthukumarasamy is 82, but he is turning out to be a surprise packet for the sports fraternity in Chennai. When 22 footballers were out in the field during a CFA Senior Division League...

  • Will continue boxing till my body allows: Mary Kom Will continue boxing till my body allows: Mary Kom
    Updated: Apr, 20, 201801:01 AM

    After clinching her maiden Commonwealth Games medal, five-time world champion MC Mary Kom says she took the Gold Coast Games as a challenge and has urged other athletes to “flush out” the age factor.

  • I need to work more on my fitness: Manika I need to work more on my fitness: Manika
    Updated: Apr, 20, 201812:56 AM

    Till recently an emerging table-tennis star, Manika Batra has turned into an overnight sensation after her impressive run in the just-concluded Commonwealth Games, where she bagged medals in all four...

  • Ready to pass on the baton of burden to Manika: Sharath Ready to pass on the baton of burden to Manika: Sharath
    Updated: Apr, 20, 201812:54 AM

    He has shouldered the burden of Indian table tennis for more than a decade and Sharath Kamal is now happy that the country has finally found a new star in Manika Batra.

  • Local League: Indian Bank edges closer to CFA title Local League: Indian Bank edges closer to CFA title
    Updated: Apr, 20, 201812:52 AM

    Indian Bank consolidated its position at the top of the standings with a thumping 5-1 win over RBI in the CFA Senior Division League at the Nehru Stadium here on Thursday. The match that followed...

  • Indian team in a comfort zone: Kohli Indian team in a comfort zone: Kohli
    Updated: Apr, 20, 201812:49 AM

    India captain Virat Kohli is in the same situation as former captain Mahendra Dhoni was. Captaining an Indian side has always been a difficult job but for a mentally tough character like Kohli, it’s...

  • Any total now looks chaseable: Uthappa Any total now looks chaseable: Uthappa
    Updated: Apr, 20, 201812:47 AM

    Explosive Kolkata Knight Riders batsman Robin Uthappa feels cricket is going through a paradigm shift to a power game and any total on board now looks chaseable.

  • ‘Tight games always bring the team closer’ ‘Tight games always bring the team closer’
    Updated: Apr, 20, 201812:44 AM

    Ambati Rayudu carries his reputation of being a dynamic floater in the 2018 Indian Premier League lightly on his shoulders.

  • Chennai Super Kings eyes win in new home Chennai Super Kings eyes win in new home
    Updated: Apr, 20, 201812:42 AM

    Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings, the two franchises that returned to the IPL after serving bans in the aftermath of the 2013 spot-fixing scandal, will come face to face for the first time in...