Spain’s Rafael Nadal (left) talks with his coach Carlos Moya during a training session at Roland Garros Stadium ahead of the French Open in Paris on Thursday. Associated Press
Novak Djokovic can become only the second man in history to have twice held all four Grand Slam titles at the same time with victory at the French Open.
Novak Djokovic set a new landmark of 311 weeks as world number one on Monday, one week longer than Roger Federer whose tally of a record 20 Grand Slam titles is now firmly in the Serb’s sights. “Big day today”, tennis superstar wrote on Twitter.
The undisputed king of clay, Rafael Nadal is one title away from matching Roger Federer’s all-time Grand Slam record, but 15 years on from the Spaniard’s first French Open triumph he appears
Rafael Nadal showed no sign of relinquishing his French Open crown as he suffocated Argentine Diego Schwartzman 6-3 6-3 7-6(0) in the semi-finals on Friday to move within one win of a record-equalling 20th Grand Slam title.
Mumbai were defeated in their opening match of the UAE leg against table-topper Chennai before being routed by a resurgent Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).
After taking three wickets for 19 runs, Holder played a gritty innings, smashing an unbeaten 29-ball 47 but that was not enough to take his team through to the end.
To win the targeted trophy, a team must feature in the top four of the IPL 2021 points table.
The centre court at Padel Point Sharjah came alive when the duo Abhullah Ahli and Fares Aljanahi fought hard to beat Saeed Almarri (UAEPA Rank 2) and Mohammed Aljanahi (UAEPA Rank 8) and win the UAE’s first padel tournament exclusively for nationals