Vijay Amritraj recollects the blossoming of his intense rivalry and lifelong friendship with Jimmy Connors which began at Bretton Woods in 1973, where the Indian beat the American to his maiden ATP title.
A host of important events are scheduled to take place after the Wimbledon Championships, all of which face the threat of being cancelled. Here’s a look at those events and how their respective venues are currently coping with the pandemic.
This year’s French Open has been moved from its usual spot, in at the end of May to a week after the US Open. It’s a move that has not gone down well with the players who have been reeling because of an already altered calendar year.
"If I try to go back to India, there is a possibility that I may contract the virus during the journey. Even if that doesn’t happen, I’ll have to go into quarantine when I reach India, so that means I cannot train for two weeks," said Tejaswin Shankar, National high jump record holder.
Sonam's second win over Sakshi, in the domestic qualifiers, came in a most dramatic fashion. In the dying seconds, Sonam pulled off the ‘Dhak’ routine – a move that requires a wrestler to pull the opponent over the shoulder and throw her onto the mat.