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Andy Murray defeated Rafael Nadal in Madrid Open Final

Andy Murray vs Rafael Nadal

Andy Murray claimed back to back 2nd clay court title for this year by beating the ‘Clay court King' Rafael Nadal who was the last time champion here at the Madrid Open on Sunday. Andy Murray stunned Rafael Nadal in the dominating game where he won 6-3, 6-2.

Nadal, who previously defeated Murray 6 times in clay court, lost the battle in clay court for the first time. Murray also got the taste of first title in clay court in just few days back in Munich Open where he beat Philipp Kohlschreiber in the final match by 7-6 (7-4), 5-7, 7-6 (7-4) .

This defeat kept nine-time French Open champion Nadal outside of the top five tennis players. He is in the 7th position now.

After winning the title Andy Murray commented

“To play Rafa in Spain is extremely tough, but this is the reason why we play tennis for these matches, it is one of the toughest things in tennis to try and win against Rafa on clay, I will keep trying to play well in the next few weeks with Roland Garros just round the corner.”

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Serena Williams advanced to 3rd round of Madrid Open

Serena Williams

World number one Serena Williams continued her glorious season with back to back unbeaten in 22 matches. This time she thrashed a win against Sloane Stephens by 6-4, 6-0 to be promoted into the third round of the Madrid Open on Monday. Serena, who is unbeaten in this tournament since 2010, didn't give any chance to her fellow American opponent in the match and made it totally one sided.

In the third round of the tournament Serena will face the winner of the match between Victoria Azarenka and Ajla Tomljanovic on Wednesday.

The 19-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams was little bit diplomatic after the match and commented

“She's such a tough player. I've never won a 6-0 set against her before, and I don't think I can ever do that again,”

“Today I thought to myself, ‘Wow, this is one of the reasons I love this surface.' It just gives you so many chances to get in the point and play yourself into the match. I really love playing on the clay.”

On the other side Caroline Wozniacki was able to reach to the third round and will meet gnieszka Radwanska there. Caroline has defeated Christina McHale 7-5, 6-0.

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Megh Patel won boys’ under-16 titles in AITA National Series tennis tournament

India is probably going to get another world class tennis player in near future. Ahmedabad's young and promising tennis player Megh Patel is on the right path to become an Indian tennis star Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupati and Sania Mirza.
Megh Patel has won boys' under-16 category in AITA National Series tennis tournament which was held at Ahmedabad City Tennis Foundation courts. First in the single tournament Megh Patel thrashed 6-3, 6-1 win against Maharashtra's Siddhanth Banthia to win boy's single crown, then in doubles tournament also Megh Patel and Chandigarh's Sagar Bains pair defeated Maharashtra's Siddhanth Banthia and Karnataka's Adil Kalyampur by 6-2, 4-6, 10-7 to win the doubles title.
In other category of the tournament Delhi's Vipul Mehta won boys' under-14 singles crown by 6-1, 4-6, 7-5 against Dev Javia. While Dev Javia and Telengana's Rithvik Choudhary defeated Gujarat's Aaryan Zaveri and Mann Shah by 6-0, 4-6, 10-8 to get the doubles title.

In the girl's under-16 singles final Delhi's Sabhyata Nihlani defeated Vaidehi Chaudhary by 7-5, 6-3 to win the title. While in girl's under-16 doubles Vaidehi Chaudhary and Maharashtra's Shivani thrashed a 6-4, 6-2 win against Gujarat's Akanksha Bhan and Sabhyata to win the crown.

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Sania Mirza-Martina lost in first match in Porsche Tennis Grand Prix

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After being World no 1 in double players bad news came for Sania Mirza when she and Martina Hingis lost their first competitive match as a women's doubles team and they are out of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix.
Petra Martic and Stephanie Vogt won the match by a straight set 6-3, 6-3 on Wednesday.

It was really unexpected as Martic and Vogt were playing together for the first time and they won only one Women's Tennis Association (WTA) doubles title between them and Martina and Sania pair was too much successful in last few months as they won back ...read more

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Indian women Hockey team lost against New Zealand by 4-1

Indian women Hockey team has been defeated in in the Hawke's Bay Cup quarterfinal. They have been thrashed by New Zealand by 4-1 at the Hastings Sports Park on Thursday.

India started well and got first goal of the match by converting a penalty corner in the sixth minute of the game. India were awarded their first penalty corner and captain Ritu Rani took that opportunity to get the lead for India. But the host immediately struck back as Petrea Webster successfully scored a goal. First quarter was a draw with 1-1.

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India defeated Pakistan 3-0 in Fed Cup

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Sania Mirza leaded the team in Fed cup against Pakistan and India thrashed Pakistan 3-0 in their opening tie in the Asia/Oceania Group II of the Fed Cup.

Prarthana defeated Sara Mansoor 6-1, 6-0 in the first singles match of the day, on the other hand Ankita, who is currently India's top singles player, beats Ushna Suhail in another one sided match by 6-0, 6-1.

India's playing-captain and currenty World no 1 in women's doubles Sania Mirza did not need to play any match as other Indian girls were excellent in the field and were enough for the opponents.

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FC Porto won champions league quarterfinals 1st leg match against Bayern Munchen

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FC Porto won the UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg matches against Bayern Munchen by 3-1.

This result was totally unexpected to the Bayern fans. FC Porto's Ricardo Quaresma scored 2 goals to give his team a stunning win. Porto got a penalty chance in 3rd minute of the game and Quaresma used that chance to score 1st goal for the team. After 7 minutes Quaresma again scored to increase the lead in favour of Porto by 2-0.

Bayern Munchen got the success in 28th minute when Thiago Alcantara hit the goal. In the half time score was 2-1, and ...read more

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Barcelona won champions league quarterfinals 1st leg match by 3-1

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Barcelona got vital lead in the UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg matches against Paris Saint-Germain, they won the match by 3-1 and get a two goals lead in the aggregate margin.

Brazilian striker Neymar scored the first goal of match for Barcelona in the 19th minute of game. PSG was struggling at that time and could not create any chance to equalize and till the half time Barcelona was holding the lead by 1-0. In the second half Luis Suarez assured Barcelona's win by scored two brilliant goals in 67th and 79th minutes. Finally on 82nd minute of the ...read more

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Juventus won Champions League Quarter-final 1st Leg against Monaco

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In the 1st leg of Champions League Quarter-final Juventus got a valuable lead against Monaco by 1-0. Vidal's penalty gives Juventus that valuable lead to take into the second leg. Monaco has tried their best in the ground but Juventus deserved that win. Arturo Vidal got the winning goal for home team in the 57th minute of match through penalty. Throughout the whole match Juventus was in the driving seat and had total control of the match, their possession (64%) level says the same.
Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri is satisfied with this win, he said, “It was a good result. Not ...read more

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2018 FIFA Asian World Cup Qualifiers draw announced

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The 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier Round 2 draw has been announced for the AFC nations in Kuala Lumpur. India is in Group D with Iran and Oman.

40 participating Asian teams will participate in these qualifier matches from June 2015 to March 2016.

These teams are divided into the eight groups and each group has five nations.

The eight group winners and the four best second-placed teams will be play in Asia's final FIFA World Cup qualifying round. These teams will also qualify directly for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.

Groups for Asian World Cup qualifiers

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