Lauren Davis celebrates after winning her second round match against Angelique Kerber at Wimbledon on Thursday. Reuters
Nadal emerged triumphant that day, winning in five sets in a four-hour 48-minute epic of fluctuating fortunes that stretched out over seven hours because of constant, momentum-shifting rain interruptions.
The global tennis calendar has been thrown into further chaos after a decision by French Open organisers to postpone the Grand Slam, with players and rival tournaments critical of the apparently unilateral move.
Roger Federer set up a mouthwatering French Open semi-final clash with Rafael Nadal on Tuesday when he defeated Stan Wawrinka in four sets to become the oldest men’s Grand Slam semi-finalist in 28 years.
Rafael Nadal said on Friday that he “doesn’t care” if he is the red-hot favourite to lift a record-extending 12th French Open title at Roland Garros, insisting that there are a host of players in contention for the trophy. The world number two holds an incredible French Open
Di Maria said, "Messi's situation is not ideal now, it is not easy for him to stay in a hotel with his family, people are used to respecting the privacy of players, but with Leo we can no longer move much, there are always cars and motorcycles nearby to protect the team."
The flamboyant Indian skipper took to his twitter to make the announcement, leaving fans shell-shocked and dumbstruck with just almost a month to go for the cricketing extravaganza to be held in the UAE and Oman form mid-October.
Dubai Racing Club on Wednesday announced an enhanced racing calendar for the 2021-22 season, which will now include a four-race ‘Jumeirah Series’ on turf launched for the Classic generation, plus an exciting new race for Super Saturday.
The third Mai Dubai City Half Marathon, being organised in cooperation with Dubai Sports Council, is all set for a thrilling return on Oct.15, 2021, Friday, providing long-distance runners and fitness enthusiasts with a chance to compete in the classic 5km, a flat-and-fast 10km, and the ultimate 21-km challenge.