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Roger Federer as Guest of Honor for Rafael Nadal’s Opens Tennis Academy

Nadal open tennis academy

Famous Tennis Star Rafael Nadal has Opened Tennis Academy in his hometown on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca, with his rival and legendary tennis star Roger Federer as the guest of honor. The academy was built in 24,000 square meters and they will provide tennis lessons along with academics and reports.

Nadal said “It’s his dream to establish an academy and now it came true”. Federer and President-CEO of Telefonica, Jose Maria Alvarez-Pallete, unveiled the facilities to numerous guests and officials on Wednesday.

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The people who present at the event are President of the Balearic Government Francina Armengol, the presidents of the International Tennis Federation and the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), David Hagerty and Chris Kermode, and the chairman of Wimbledon Phillip Brook.

It is the biggest sports centre which consists of the residence, 26 clay courts, a fitness centre, indoor and outdoor swimming pools and a seven-a-side soccer field, among other sports facilities.

By this academy, they are providing employment for 140 people to work in the sports center including Rafael Nadal Foundation and a museum.

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Nadal said “It is my dream project and I worked hard for many years to get the complete structure and Iam grateful to everyone who helped me to get this success.” He added that ”Roger and I didn’t forget how to play tennis, and we are working to return to compete at the highest level.”

Recently Nadal suffered from an injury; he didn’t reveal a timetable for his return to the court or if he would play in the Basel Open or the Paris-Bercy Masters.

Federer said” Up to now I don’t have an academy like this” he appreciated the idea.He also appreciated nadal that “I’ve never seen someone with this much power and top spin and intensity, coming into tennis”.

Stan Wawrinka clinches US Open title counter to Novak Djokovic also registers a record after Ken Rosewall

Djokovic

Stan Wawrinka aged 31 yrs became the oldest US Open men’s champion in 46 years.He achieved this feat when he defeated the world No.1 Novak Djokovic on Sunday.With this victory, he claimed third grand slam title in his career.

Switzerland’s Wawrinka triumphed 6-7(1/7), 6-4, 7-5, 6-3 in this final to add this title to already won in France and Australia over the past two years.

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Serbia’s Djokovic started strong in the first set but struggled physically with his leg. The play went for about 4hrs. In the final set, Novak required treatment for a blister on his toe and was granted unusual medical timeout. He took off his both shoes and socks so as the trainer could help him out.

At this point, Wawrinka had complained to match referee and empire for 6min break as an interruption before his service game.

“ Stan, sorry I can’t stand ” Djokovic apologized across during the break time.

After resuming to the game, Djokovic earned three break points while Wawrinka held for 4-1. Djokovic , as a good returner in the final set – managed to convert only 3 of 17 break chances. He needed more toe treatment later in final fourth set.

After the battle is done, Djokovic congratulated Wawrinka “ Congratulations, Stan to you and to your whole team as well. Absolutely ,you deserve it today. You are more courageous in decisive moment and he deserve his title ”

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Swiss Wawrinka said “ This is amazing. I am not with a goal of winning this match but, stepped in to court with an intention for trying to win this match.”

“ I played a lot of tennis and was empty.Emotion with the crowd, atmosphere, and the stadium was awesome.This is an amazing night.”

Novak Djokovic came to NewYork with many doubts on his fitness with wrist injury, his form after Olympics and Wimbledon defeat was not good with also unspecified personal issues.

Rio Olympics 2016 Day 7 Highlights: Tennis Mixed Doubles to Bag a Medal for India

Rio Olympics 2016 Day 7 Highlights

Rio Olympics 2016 Day 7 Highlights: With the United States gaining maximum medals in the list, Rio Olympics has seen some world record breakers on Day 7.

Michael Phelps has shocked by settling for a silver medal in the 100m Butterfly final on Saturday. Schooling of Singapore received gold in the event this is his first one in Olympics.

Murray and Nadal both squeak into semi-finals in tennis.

Chinese women set a world record in track team Olympic track cycling women’s team sprint final clocked 31. 98 seconds.

Ku Bon-chan of South Korea won gold in men’s individual archery

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Rio Olympics 2016 Day 7 Highlights

Boxing

Vikas Krishna enters quarter finals and is a win away to get a medal for India. 24-year-old Indian boxer has defeated Turkey’s Sipal Onder 3-0 to advance comfortably to the next round of men’s 75KG middleweight boxing.

Tennis

Tennis duo Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna, won their quarters match 6-4 against Britain unseeded pair  Andy Murray and Heather Watson.

The Indian pair seemed to be dominating from the beginning. The pair will be playing in semi-finals, and a bronze medal is sure for India after all the hardships.

Indian shuttlers, singles players Saina Nehwal, P V Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth, made a winning start to their campaign with the opening matches.

After the cheers from boxing and tennis events there lays a long list to get disappointed.

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Hockey

Hockey India team couldn’t turn their 2 point lead into a win. The lower ranked Canadian team held to a 2-2 draw. However in pool b matches hockey team is at 3rd place.

Shooting

Olympic medalist Gagan Narang and Chain Singh couldn’t enter into qualifiers of the 50-meter Rifle event, there by exiting from the event.

Athletics

Indian athletes had a very short journey with Vikas Gowda finishing at 28th place in men’s discuss throw. The same continued with Shot putter Manpreet Kaur and Jinson Johnson.

Badminton

Women’s doubles team  Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa lost to Dutch pairing of Eefje Muskens-Selena Piek 16-21, 21-16, 17-21. This is a second loss to the Indian women’s doubles team. The first was against Indonesian top ranked Indonesian pairing straight sets. This ended the hope of entering quarterfinals.

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Men’s doubles pair  Manu Attri and Sumeeth Reddy also got defeated against number two ranked Indonesian pair Ahsan Mohammad and Setiawan Hendra (18-21, 13-21) the Indian players will be playing their next match against Japan’ K. Hayakawa and H. Endo on 14th August 2016.

Archery

The last hope in archery also got ended up with Athanu Das slipping crucial chances to reach pre-quarterfinal at Rio Olympics. After showing consistent performance in the opening rounds, he tasted defeat. Athanu lost at 4-6 to Olympic gold medallist World No.8 Lee Seung-Yun from South Korea.

Official List of Indian Athletes qualified for ‘Rio Olympics 2016’

Rio Olympics 2016

Never before in the history, India is sending a large fleet of athletes to this year’s RIO Olympics. Abhinav Bindra will be India’s flag bearer, under his leadership INDIA will be participating in various sections of games at Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.

A big list of 120 athletes has been released by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA). IOA has announced the names of the players who have qualified for Rio Olympics 2016.It will be starting on August 5th and would end on 21st of the same month.

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Eight years ago the total athletes from India participated in Beijing Olympics are 56 whereas the number increased to 83 in the London Olympics four years back. This year the list had grown steadily to 120.The hike in the number of players going to the Olympics represents the change in the country’s view towards sports.

A total together of 120 players going to participate in 14 different categories that include Archery, Athletics, Tennis, Badminton, Table Tennis, Boxing, Golf, Gymnastics, Judo, Shooting, Wrestling, Hockey, Swimming and Rowing.

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Here is the full list of Indian athletes who are going to represent India in Rio Olympics

ARCHERY (4)

Women

  1. Deepika Kumari
  2. Laxmi Rani Majhi
  3. Bombayla Devi (All 3 for Recurve Team event)

Men

  1. Atanu Das (Individual Recurve)

 ATHLETICS (36)

Men

  1. Dharambir (200m)
  2. Muhammad Anas Yahiya (400m & 4x400m Relay)
  3. Jinson Johnson (800m)
  4. Ankit Sharma (Long Jump)
  5. Renjith Maheswary (Triple Jump)
  6. Inderjeet Singh (Shot Put)
  7. Vikas Gowda (Discus Throw)
  8. Nitendra Singh Rawat (Marathon)
  9. Gopi Thonakal (Marathon)
  10. Kheta Ram (Marathon)
  11. Manish Singh Rawat (20Km Race Walking)
  12. Gurpreet Singh (20Km Race Walking)
  13. Ganapathi Krishnan (20Km Race Walking)
  14. Sandeep Kumar (50Km Race Walking)
  15. Arokia Rajiv (4x400m Relay)
  16. Kunhu Muhammaed Puthanpurakal (4x400m Relay)
  17. Dharun Ayyasamy (4x400m Relay)
  18. Mohankumar Raja (4x400m Relay)
  19. Lalith Mathur (4x400m Relay)

BADMINTON (7)

Men

  1. Kidambi Srikanth Nammalwar
  2. Manu Atthri
  3. Sumeet Reddy Buss

Women

  1. Saina Nehwal
  2. P.V. Sindhu
  3. Jwala Gutta
  4. Ashwini Ponnappa

BOXING (3)

Men

  1. Shiv Thapa (56 kg)
  2. Manoj Kumr (64 kg)
  3. Vikas Krishan (75 kg)

GOLF (3)

Men

  1. Anirban Lahiri
  2. Shivsankar Prasad Chawrasia

Women

  1. Aditi Ashok

GYMNASTICS (1)

Women

  1. Dipa Karmakar (Artistic – Individual Alround)

 JUDO (1)

Men

  1. Avtar Singh (90 kg)

SHOOTING (12)

Men

  1. Abhinav Bindra (10m air rifle)
  2. Kynan Chenai (Trap)
  3. Mairaj Ahmad Khan (Skeet)
  4. Prakash Nanjappa (50m pistol)
  5. Gagan Narang (10m air rifle, 50m rifle prone, 50m rifle 3 positions)
  6. Jitu Rai (10m air pistol, 50m pistol)
  7. Chaini Singh (50m rifle prone, 50m rifle 3 positions)
  8. Gurpreet Singh (10m air pistol, 25m rapid fire pistol)
  9. Manavjit Singh Sandhu (Trap) Women
  10. Apurvi Chandela (10m air rifle)
  11. Ayonika Paul (10m air rifle)
  12. Heena Sidhu (10m air pistol, 25m pistol)

 SWIMMING (2)

  1. Sajan Prakash (200m butterfly)
  2. Shivani (200m freestyle)

TABLE TENNIS (4)

Men

  1. Achanta Sharath Kamal (Singles)
  2. Soumyajit Ghosh (Singles)

Women

  1. Mouma Das (Singles)
  2. Manik Batra (Singles)

WRESTLING (8)

Men

  1. Yogeshwar Dutt (FR 65 kg)
  2. Narsingh Pancham Yadav (FR 74 kg)
  3. Sandeep Tomar (FR 57 kg)
  4. Hardeep (GR 98 kg)
  5. Ravinder Khatri (GR 85 kg)

Women

  1. Sakshi Malik (FR 58 kg)
  2. Vinesh (FR 48 Kg)
  3. Babita Kumari (FR 53 kg)

WEIGHTLIFTING (2)

Men

  1. Yogeshwar Dutt (FR 65 kg)
  2. Narsingh Pancham Yadav (FR 74 kg)
  3. Sandeep Tomar (FR 57 kg)
  4. Hardeep (GR 98 kg)
  5. Ravinder Khatri (GR 85 kg)

Women

  1. Sakshi Malik (FR 58 kg)
  2. Vinesh (FR 48 Kg)
  3. Babita Kumari (FR 53 kg)

 TENNIS (4)

Men

  1. Rohan Bopanna
  2. Leander Paes Women
  3. Sania Mirza
  4. Prarthana Thombare

 HOCKEY (32)

Men

  1. Sreejesh P.R. (captain)
  2. Rupinder Pal Singh
  3. Raghunath V.R.
  4. Kothajit Singh
  5. Surender Kumar
  6. Harmanpreet Singh
  7. Danish Mujtaba
  8. Chinglensana Singh Kangujam
  9. Manpreet Singh
  10. Sardar Singh
  11. Uthappa S.K.
  12. Devindar Sunil Walmiki
  13. Sunil S.V.
  14. Akashdeep Singh
  15. Ramandeep Singh
  16. Chandanda Aiyanna Nikkin Thimmaiah

Women

  1. Navjot Kaur
  2. Deep Grace Ekka
  3. Monika
  4. Nikki Pradhan
  5. Anuradha Devi Thockcha
  6. Savita
  7. Poonam Rani
  8. Vandana Katariya
  9. Deepika
  10. Namita Toppo
  11. Renuka Yadav
  12. Sunita Lakra
  13. Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam (captain)
  14. Rani
  15. Preeti Dubey
  16. Lilima Minz