The last of Roger Federer’s Grand Slams came at the 2018 Australian Open and the closest he came to adding to his tally was last year’s Wimbledon final. File / 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.
Eight-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer reached the last-32 of a Grand Slam for the 70th time as he disposed of British wild card Jay Clarke 6-1, 7-6 (7/3), 6-2 in the second round at Wimbledon on Thursday.
Wimbledon is set to start in London on June 29, but the continuing spread of the virus has caused havoc with the sporting schedule and the grass-court Grand Slam could be the next major event to be delayed.
Ukrainian Grandmaster Pavel Eljanov, India’s SL Narayanan and Iranian Grandmaster Seyyed Mohammad Amin Tabatabaei share the lead Sharjah Masters International Chess Championship’s lead after the completion of penultimate round on Friday.
Delhi Capitals will look to extend the winning momentum and inch closer to a play-ff berth with a victory against a resilient Rajasthan Royals.
The UAE’s top female athletes delivered a day of top-class jiu-jitsu during the fifth and final round of the Mother of the Nation Jiu-Jitsu League, demonstrating their readiness to face the world’s elite in upcoming major international championships.