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Data check: What the ATP year-end Top 10 rankings tell us about 2018’s mixed bag men’s tennis season

Data check: What the ATP year-end Top 10 rankings tell us about 2018’s mixed bag men’s tennis season

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Updates from : Scroll.in : The 2018 men’s tennis season on the ATP World Tour was, in simple words, a mixed bag. The first two Grand Slams of the year were won by Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal respectively, continuing the pattern from their historic 2017 season. The two last were won by Novak Djokovic, who, once again, broke their duopoly at the top with a historic season of his own.  Of the nine Masters, only four were won by people not named Nadal or Djokovic and three of them were first-time winners – Juan Martin del Potro, John Isner and Karen Khachanov. Last year’s season-ending ATP Finals champion, Grigor Dimitrov, endured one of his worst seasons while Alexander Zverev became the youngest ATP Finals champion since Djokovic in 2008, beating the Serb in the fina
ISL 2018: Vieira strike gives ATK full points

ISL 2018: Vieira strike gives ATK full points

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Updates from : The Hindu : The home team returns to winning ways, has 10 points from seven outings ATK banked on Gerson Vieira’s late strike to notch up a hard-fought 1-0 win over FC Pune City and record its third victory in the Indian Super League Season-5 at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan here on Sunday. ATK’s return to winning ways helped it gather 10 points from seven outings and leapfrog Kerala Blasters to take the sixth place. The win also improved ATK’s poor track record against Pune. ATK played on expected lines, showing good coordination between its different departments and pressing hard to put pressure on a depleted Pune. The host not only possessed the ball for most part of the opening half, but also created umpteen chances. Only, it did not have t
Swiss great Martina Hingis announces retirement

Swiss great Martina Hingis announces retirement

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Updates from : The Hindu : “Looking back now, it's hard to believe that almost exactly 23 years ago I made my professional debut,” Hingis said. Swiss great Martina Hingis has announced she will retire from tennis at the end of this week's WTA Finals, where the 37-year-old multiple grand slam champion is playing in the doubles tournament alongside Taiwan's Chan Yung-jan. “Looking back now, it's hard to believe that almost exactly 23 years ago I made my professional debut,” Hingis said on Facebook on Thursday. “The years that followed have been some of the most rewarding years of my life, both personally and professionally, but I believe the time has come for me to retire, which I will be doing after my last match here in Singapore.” The retirement will be Hingis's third in a
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