India are all geared up, with an aim to upturn Galle humiliation they faced two years back and thereby extend their domination over Sri Lanka in the Test format, to face the Islanders at the same venue, tomorrow.
So close, so near, it felt as if they would make it, but failed by few inches. But is that it for the Indian eves? Just a couple of congratulatory tweets from fellow countrymen? Aren't they champions in their own way?
It was an anti-climactic result for India since they were well on course for a memorable triumph, sitting pretty at 191 for three in 42.5 before a batting collapse saw them bowled out for 219 in 48.4 overs.
With a win in the Australian Open in 2007, Roger Federer became the first player since Bjorn Borg in 1980 to win a tournament without dropping a set. Not only so, he is also the first ever to do it so on a hard court.
After a tight and tense first set which witnessed Muguruza's strong and relentless returnings to crack the Venus code, the young Spaniard took down her experienced opponent 6-0 in the second set to lift the Venus Rosewater dish
Carrying forward his clay-court form, Nadal was up and rolling with his clinical victories in the first three rounds of the tournament. But things failed to turn out the same against Muller in their round of 16 clash.