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Wimbledon 2015: Another year, another setback as Rafael Nadal crashes out on second round

Unlike Rafael Nadal’s shocking 10th seed in this year’s Wimbledon pretty much everything was expected – including his second round defeat to Germany’s Dustin Brown on Thursday. Rafa (as Nadal is known to his fans) has been having one of the worst years of his decade-long career with just one title in Stuttgart, ironically a grass-court tournament where he defeated ...

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Floyd Mayweather is Forbes’ highest paid athlete, rival Manny Pacquiao comes second

American Floyd Mayweather has topped Forbes’ list of 100 highest-paid athletes’ with earnings of $300 million, while India’s cricket star captain M.S.Dhoni slipped to 23rd position from 22nd last year and he is tied with Barcelona star, 23-year-old Neymar with earnings of $31 million. The undefeated boxer who won the mega fight against his Filipino rival, Manny Pacquiao is miles ...

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Rafael Nadal drops to world N0. 10, champion’s decline seems close

Rafael Nadal in his autobiography, “Rafa: My story” tells that he is not a naturally gifted tennis player unlike Roger Federer. What he has achieved in his career is due to immense hard work, and discipline. The words couldn’t be any true. Nadal’s game doesn’t constitute effortless serves or unplayable shots. In fact he is hardly seen shooting down serves, ...

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French Open 2015: Andy pumps up in semi-final clash against Novak, storm ceases play

Novak Djokovic sent a dreadful signal to Andy Murray when he crushed 9-time defending champion, Spaniard Rafael Nadal in the quarter finals of French Open. Although the semi final clash was much anticipated many thought this year would make Novak’s ‘dream come true’ of completing a career slam by winning all four majors, it seems vague now. On Friday, in ...

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Australia Open: Paes enters second round in men’s doubles

India’s Leander Paes and South Africa’s Raven Klaasen entered the second round of the Australian Open doubles tennis tournament beating American pair of Scott Lipsky and Rajeev Ram 6-4, 7-6 (6) in Melbourne on Wednesday. The Indo-South African duo, seeded 10th, took 91 minutes to win the match, breaking the opponents serve once in the first set. They hit 35 winners ...

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