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US Open sans Federer `is not the same`, say Djokovic, Nadal

Updated: Aug 30, 2016 13:56 IST      
US Open sans Federer `is not the same`, say Djokovic, Nadal

Johannesburg [South Africa], Aug 30 (ANI): Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic admitted that they miss their old rival Roger Federer, who was forced to skip the US Open for the first time since 1999 due to a knee injury.

The 17-time Grand Slam champion ruled himself out of the rest of the season to recover fully from his injury, which got aggravated during his semifinal defeat to Milos Raonic in Wimbledon.

Nadal, who progressed through to the second round, wished his arch-rival Federer speedy recovery and stated that it was very tough to see the players outside of the tour, Sport24 reported.

After withdrawing early from the French Open and ruling himself out of Wimbledon due to a wrist problem, the Spaniard had come to Flushing Meadows under an injury cloud.

Meanwhile, world number one Novak Djokovic said that every tournament was missing Federer while describing the Swiss maestro as 'one of the most popular players of all time, one of the most successful players of all time'.

Djokovic had defeated Federer in the 2015 US Open men's singles final to win his second trophy at Flushing Meadows. (ANI)

London [UK], June 23 (ANI): 18-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer feels that Andy Murray's reign as the world number one is under serious threat for the rest of the summer.

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Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], June 23 (ANI): Hockey Punjab defeated Uttar Pradesh 4-0 in the quarter-finals of the ongoing Hockey India 7th Senior National Hockey Championship 2017 (Men) 'A' Division on Thursday.

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HWL Semi-Final: Malaysia cause upset win; beat India 3-2

Updated: Jun 23, 2017 01:26 IST     

London [UK], June 23 (ANI): Malaysia came up with a brave performance to put India out of the podium finish at the Hockey World League Semi Final with a 3-2 win here on Thursday.

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Have total respect for Kumble as a cricketer: Kohli

Updated: Jun 23, 2017 00:49 IST     

Port of Spain [West Indies], June 23 (ANI): India skipper Virat Kohli on Thursday asserted that he and the whole team have a huge respect for former head coach Anil Kumble's achievements as a cricketer.

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London [U.K.], June 22 (ANI): The Indian Hockey Team has crashed out of the Hockey World League semi-final after suffering a 2-3 defeat at the hands of Malaysia in a quarter-final match on Thursday.

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London [United Kingdom), June 22 (ANI): The International Cricket Council (ICC) said Thursday that improving perfomances by both Ireland and Afghanistan convinced the world cricket body to give full membership to both countries.

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Ireland, Afghanistan made full members of the ICC

Updated: Jun 22, 2017 20:31 IST     

Dubai[UAE]/London [UK], June 22 (ANI): The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday confirmed Ireland and Afghanistan as full members of the world cricket body, making them eligible to play all forms of international cricket, including Tests with other cricket playing nations.

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Sindhu, Nehwal reach Australian Open quarters

Updated: Jun 22, 2017 18:11 IST     

Sydney [Australia], June 22 (ANI): Rio-Olympic silver-medallist PV Sindhu produced a spectacular performance as she fended off Chen Xiaoxin of China in straight games to cement her place in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open Super Series here on Thursday.

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Mumbai [India], June 22 (ANI): Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is all set to receive USD 405 million from the International Cricket Council (ICC) as per agreed revenue sharing model.

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`Injured` Broad doubtful for first Proteas Test

Updated: Jun 22, 2017 16:53 IST     

London [U.K], June 22 (ANI): England paceman Stuart Broad is doubtful for the opening Test of the four-match series against South Africa due to a heel injury.

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New Delhi [India], June 22 (ANI): World Boxing Organisation (WBO) has sanctioned Asia's biggest showdown between WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight champion and India's knockout king Vijender Singh and WBO Oriental Super Middleweight champion Zulpikar Maimaitiali for the first week of August in Mumbai.

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It's a baby girl: Gambhir becomes father again

Updated: Jun 22, 2017 14:21 IST     

New Delhi [India], June 22 (ANI): Veteran Indian batsman and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) captain Gautam Gambhir and his wife Natasha have become parents, for the second time, to a 'little angel.'

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New Delhi [India], June 22 (ANI): Indian football team coach Stephen Constantine, who is a strong believer of "team for the future", is now toiling hard with the young players in the preparatory camp in New Delhi to get the entry into the 2018 AFC U-23 Championship.

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Luke Ronchi bids adieu to international cricket

Updated: Jun 22, 2017 13:10 IST     

Wellington [New Zealand], June 22 (ANI): New Zealand wicketkeeper-batsman Luke Ronchi has announced his retirement from international cricket, saying he now wants to focus on his family.

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Bopanna-Dodig enter semi-finals of Aegon C'ships

Updated: Jun 22, 2017 12:20 IST     

London [U.K], June 22 (ANI): Indian tennis Rohan Bopanna and his Croatian partner Ivan Dodig got the better of Australia's John Peers and Finland's Henri Kontinen to book their place in the semi-finals of the Aegon Championships here last evening.

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Srikanth, Praneeth progress into Australian Open quarters

Updated: Jun 22, 2017 11:17 IST     

Sydney [Australia], June 22 (ANI): Ace Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth produced a rich vein of form as he bounced back from a game down against reigning World No.1 Son Wan Ho to book his place in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open Super Series here on Thursday.

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London [U.K], June 22 (ANI): Inching closer to their aim of a top-two finish at the Hockey World League Semi-Final, the Indian men's hockey team will take on Malaysia in their quarter-final match here on Thursday.

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Curtain raises for second edition of `Slum Daud`

Updated: Jun 22, 2017 10:12 IST     

New Delhi [India], June 22 (ANI): Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Vijay Goel has led the curtain raiser of the second edition of the `Slum Daud` here last evening.

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Mumbai [India], June 21 (ANI): Former Indian cricketer Lalchand Rajput on Wednesday declared Anil Kumble's decision not to continue as the national cricket team's head coach as a sad day for Indian cricket and praised him for doing a great job during his one-year tenure.

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Odisha to host 22nd Asian Athletic Championships

Updated: Jun 21, 2017 18:08 IST     

New Delhi [India],June 21 (ANI) The Government of Odisha and the Athletics Federation of India have pulled off an incredible story by putting together the 22nd Asian Athletics Championship in record time.

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