Latest Sports Updates 02-09-2021 @ 6.00 p.m.IST

US Open

8th seed Casper Ruud became the biggest men’s seed to fall at US Open on Wednesday.Qualifier Zandschulp beat Norwegian Ruud 3-6,6-4,6-3,6-4.15th seed Grigor Dimitrov also went down.Second seed Daniil Medvedev and Stefanos Tsitsipas eased past their opponents to reach third roun.Among women,third seed and defending champion Naomi Osaka got a walkover in the second round.Sloane Stephens beat Coco Gauff in the battle of Americans.

Football

Cristiano Ronaldo became the highest international scorer as Portugal beat Ireland 2-1 in World Cup qualifying on Wednesday.Ronaldo scored a brace and went past Ali Daei as the player with most goals scored in international football.Portuguese star now has 111 goals to his credit for the country.

Formula One

Kimi Rakkonen has announced that he will retire at the end of current season.2007 World champion has competed in F1 for almost two decades.

Cricket

India were at 54/3 at Lunch in the fourth test against England at Lords on Thursday.The five test series is currently locked at 1-1.

Table Tennis

Star Indian paddler Manika Batra believes that having personal coach at tournaments is not about ego and it is basic requirement for individual sport.Manika spurred a controversy during Tokyo Olympics when she refused assistance of national coach on court.

 

By Shailesh Padhye

 

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