Manika Batra settled for bronze after losing 4-2 in the semifinals to Wang Yidi of China at WTT Contender in Lasko.
Serbian Novak Djokovic broke Pete Sampras record of finishing the year at world no.1 for most numver of times.Djokovic will end 2021 at the top which will be record seventh year end top finish for him.Djokovic achieved the feat after reaching the finals at Paris Masters.
India’s Anirban Lahiri is tied 5th after third round at WWT Championship in Mexico.
Lakshya Sen and Kidambi Srikanth both lost in semifinals of HYLO Open on Saturday.Sen lost to Yew of Singapore in straight games while Srikanth suffered a narrow 19-21,20-22 defeat to second seed Lee Jia.
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solksjaer is under pressure to keep his job at the club after United lost 2-0 at home to Manchester City.United now have lost eight home games in all competitions in 2021.
Dronavali Harika draws with Elisabeth and slips to joint third at FIDE Grand Swiss Chess.
Boxing’s Olympic future is uncertain after two officials were suspended and close to 50 protests were lodged at AIBA men’s World Chanpionships in Belgrade.IOC President had already said the decision about the inclusion of Boxing at Paris Olympics would be taken soon.
By Shailesh Padhye