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Wimbledon: Where the grass is greenest for Novak Djokovic | Tennis News – Times of India

Wimbledon has always come at an important stage of my life and career, says the championLONDON: Nick Kyrgios looked across the net after he won the opening set of Sunday's Wimbledon final. It was business as usual for Novak Djokovic down the other end. The title clash had only just begun, Kyrgios still had Mount Everest to scale. "In best-of-five sets against these guys- Novak and Nadal, even Federer, you win the first set, you still have to climb Mount Everest to get it done," said Kyrgios, who went into the final with a 2-0 advantage in head-to-head counts. "The previous two encounters were best-of-three sets. I won the first set, I was right on top of him." Kyrgios, ridiculously gifted, whose tennis is a delightful mix of power and poetry, aggression and artistry, the roll of thunder...

Federer to donate $500,000 to support Ukrainian children | Off the field News – Times of India

Roger Federer will be donating $500,000 through his foundation to ensure children affected by the war in Ukraine are provided with care and access to education, the former world number one said on Friday. The U.N. Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said earlier this week that nearly 3 million refugees have fled Ukraine, about 7% of the country's population, since Russia's invasion began on Feb. 24. "My family and I are horrified seeing pictures from Ukraine and heartbroken for the innocent people who have been so terribly affected. We stand for peace," Federer said on Twitter. 🕊💙💛— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) 1647608498000"We will provide assistance to children from Ukraine who need care, about 6 million Ukrainian children are currently out of school and we know it's a ver...

Rafael Nadal feels lucky to be part of dominant ‘Big Three’ | Tennis News – Times of India

Rafael Nadal said he was lucky to be part of an era of tennis that included Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic after the Spaniard won a men's record 21st Grand Slam title at the Australian Open to move one ahead of his two great rivals. Nadal roared back from two sets down to edge Daniil Medvedev 2-6 6-7(5) 6-4 6-4 7-5 in a classic final on Sunday, only months after fearing his glorious career might be over because of a niggling left foot injury. He then paid tribute to Federer, who missed the year's first Grand Slam to continue his rehabilitation from knee surgery and Djokovic, who was deported following a dispute over Australia's COVID-19 entry requirements and his unvaccinated status. "At the end of the day, it's just a game and in some way we achieved more than what we ever dreamed of...

This title has a big significance: Rafael Nadal | Tennis News – Times of India

While conceding that No. 21 had a special ring to it, Rafael Nadal refused to get into a debate on the 'greatest of all time', adding that a second Australian Open title meant more to him than going ahead of his rivals Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic in the Grand Slam race. "It's amazing to achieve another Grand Slam title at this moment of my career. It means a lot to me," the 35-year-old said. "This title has a big significance. I never will say I deserve, because I think a lot of people fight and a lot of people deserve. But I really believe that I hold a very positive spirit. For the last six months, I really fought a lot to try to be back on court." Rafael Nadal with his 21 Grand Slam title trophies. (USA TODAY Sports, Action Images, Reuters Photo)"I feel lucky to achieve one more...

From Down Under to 21st century: Spaniard puts heartbreaks in Australia behind him

It’s fitting that Melbourne Park was the venue for Rafael Nadal’s record-breaking 21st Grand Slam title. The 2-6, 6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-4, 7-5 over Daniil Medvedev also ended his long wait of winning all four Grand Slams at least twice. Injuries and bad luck had put the ‘hard’ in ‘hardcourts’ for Nadal at the Australian Open — christened the ‘Happy Slam’ by Roger Federer for being the first Major of the season for the recharged, inspired players. After winning his first hardcourt Major at the Australian Open in 2009 — a five-set victory that reduced the Swiss great to tears — Nadal had had a horrid run of luck Down Under. The venue has witnessed two of the only three times that Nadal has retired midway into a match: the 2010 and 2018 quarterfinals. That 2️⃣1️⃣ moment#AusOpen • #AO2022 • @Ra...