World no.1 Novak Djokovic is inching closer to Calendar Grand Slam after beating Italian Matteo Berretini 5-7,6-2,6-3,6-3 in the quarterfinals at Arthur Ashe stadium on Wednesday night.He will face 4th seed Alexander Zverev in the semifinals.German beat Harris of South Africa in straight sets.In the women’s singles,M Sakkari will face English teenager Raducanu in the last four.18 year old Raducanu continued her fairytale run as she beat 11th seed Bencic 6-3,6-4.
Table Tennis Federation of India has called a meeting on Saturday to discuss Manika Batra’s allegations of match fixing against national coach Soumyadeep Roy.
T20 WC team announced
TEAM – Virat Kohli (Capt), Rohit Sharma (vc), KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Rahul Chahar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Varun Chakravarthy, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohd Shami.
Standby players – Shreyas Iyer, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar.
Syed Modi international tournament scheduled for next month in Lucknow has been cancelled due to Covid-19 complications and restrictions.
Ricardo Pepi scored a goal and helped in other two as US beat Honduras 4-1 in World Cup qualifying on Wednesday.
Indian women’s hockey star Lalremsiami says priority for the team now is to win Asian Games next year and quality for Paris Olympics in 2024.
By Shailesh Padhye