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I regret US Open and Roland Garros failures, says Djokovic – tennis

Novak Djokovic has played some of the best tennis of his life in 2020 but he regrets the failure to win either the U.S. Open or the French Open in his bid to become the world’s most trophy-laden player, the world number one said on Thursday. Having won the Australian Open in January, Djokovic was disqualified at the U.S. Open ...

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AB De Villiers skips Big Bash but open to future Brisbane return – cricket

AB de Villiers has decided to skip this year’s Big Bash League due to family and Covid-19 related issues but the batsman has “unfinished business” at the Brisbane Heat and hopes to return at some point, the team said on Tuesday. Coach Darren Lehmann said Brisbane had been keen to re-sign the South African, who is currently playing in the ...

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Turkey tried to open a back door for Pakistan at FATF, China bailed out – world news

Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Turkey, the only country to back Pakistan at the plenary meeting of the global anti-money laundering watchdog, had proposed a special visit to Islamabad to make an onsite assessment of the Imran Khan government’s implementation to plug holes in its legal framework to curb terror financing. The suggestion at the plenary last week before February 2021 was ...

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Roger Federer pain-free and on track for Australian Open – tennis

Roger Federer is practising pain-free after undergoing two knee surgeries this year and says he expects to return to the circuit at the Australian Open in January. The 39-year-old Swiss reached the semi-finals at Melbourne Park at the start of the year but missed the rest of the season after undergoing a second arthroscopic procedure on his right knee. “I’m ...

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Open to another stimulus, privatisation in focus: FM Nirmala Sitharaman – india news

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Monday that the government, which has started a mid-year review of the economy, is open to offering another stimulus package and her policies are focused on shedding “socialist baggage” by encouraging greater private sector participation in the economy and instituting robust federal government structures. Sitharaman was participating in a virtual panel discussion on the ...

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IPL 2020: He needs to be aggressive or let someone else open the batting – Virender Sehwag’s suggestion for Kolkata Knight Riders batsman Shubman Gill – cricket

Former India opener Virender Sehwag said Kolkata Knight Riders opener Shubman Gill needs to attack a bit more in the powerplay or else slide down in the batting order for the remaining matches in the IPL. Gill is KKR’s highest run-scorer this season with 275 runs in 8 matches but his strike rate of 116.52 is the lowest among players ...

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Movie theatres in New York can open from next Friday, with limits: Guv Cuomo – world news

Movie theatres in New York state can reopen beginning next Friday with restrictions on audience size and other precautions in place, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday. theatres in New York City aren’t included, and counties must have a positivity rate below 2% on a 14-day average and have no “cluster zones.” Audiences will be restricted to 25% of capacity with ...

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French Open champ Swiatek adjusting to celebrity status – tennis

French Open champion Iga Swiatek says she is trying to adjust to her new celebrity status after becoming the first Polish player to win a Grand Slam singles title. The 19-year-old beat American Sofia Kenin 6-4 6-1 in Saturday’s final to become the youngest winner of the claycourt Grand Slam at Roland Garros since Monica Seles in 1992. “It’s pretty ...

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Australian Open chief wants quarantine relaxed for players – tennis

Australian Open chief executive Craig Tiley wants international tennis players arriving for the first Grand Slam tournament of 2021 to be exempt from the 14-day strict hotel quarantines that are mandatory now for inbound travelers. Tiley on Thursday said he remains “absolutely” confident the Australian Open will go ahead as planned at Melbourne Park from Jan. 18-31, along with lead-up ...

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Door still open for states, says govt on GST dues row – india news

The Union government is willing to engage with dissenting states that have not accepted either of the options offered to make up for the gap in GST compensation, a top finance ministry functionary said on a day the Centre permitted 20 states to borrow ₹68,825 crore from the market to bridge the shortfall, and the finance ministers of some of ...

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