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Tennis great Bjorn Borg inspires Jose Mourinho's pursuit of Manchester City

Tennis great Bjorn Borg inspires Jose Mourinho's pursuit of Manchester City

City have dropped just two points in 14 matches this season, and have developed a recent habit of grinding out late wins.

Dec 01, 2017, 23:06 PM IST
John McEnroe says film on his rivalry with Bjorn Borg is unreal

John McEnroe says film on his rivalry with Bjorn Borg is unreal

It is a Swedish movie and perhaps shows the Swede hero and a gentleman of his playing days, Borg, in great light and American McEnroe, the anti-hero of the tennis world, in bad light. 

Sep 23, 2017, 15:41 PM IST
Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer lead Europe in inaugural Laver Cup

Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer lead Europe in inaugural Laver Cup

Team Europe, featuring the world`s top two players, are overwhelming favourites to win the three-day tournament, which is named after Australian great Rod Laver, with a squad boasting a combined 36 grand slam titles against one for Team World.

Sep 20, 2017, 23:28 PM IST
Wimbledon 2017: Roger Federer becomes first player since Bjorn Borg to win title without dropping a set

Wimbledon 2017: Roger Federer becomes first player since Bjorn Borg to win title without dropping a set

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.

Jul 17, 2017, 11:43 AM IST
Roger Federer wants arch-rival Rafael Nadal as his doubles partner in Laver Cup

Roger Federer wants arch-rival Rafael Nadal as his doubles partner in Laver Cup

Federer, who beat Nadal in an epic five-set Australian Open final last month, admitted yesterday at the unveiling of the new tournament scheduled for Prague in September.

Feb 21, 2017, 10:05 AM IST
AUS Open, Men's singles final, PREVIEW: Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal, captivating but lopsided rivalry

AUS Open, Men's singles final, PREVIEW: Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal, captivating but lopsided rivalry

The head-to-head record between the  Swiss and the Spaniard is anything but even, with Nadal winning 23 matches out of 34.

 

Jan 28, 2017, 14:11 PM IST
Laver Cup: Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal to play doubles together

Laver Cup: Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal to play doubles together

Nadal, who has won 23 of his 34 career meetings against Federer, was equally appreciative when asked to list the qualities of his rival.

Aug 25, 2016, 11:52 AM IST
Bjorn Borg, John McEnroe renew rivalry as Laver Cup captains

Bjorn Borg, John McEnroe renew rivalry as Laver Cup captains

Federer and Nadal announced they were committing to compete for the European side in next year`s event to be staged at the 02 arena in Prague from Sept. 22-24.

Aug 24, 2016, 23:21 PM IST
Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams hit fever pitch in Wimbledon celebration

Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams hit fever pitch in Wimbledon celebration

Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams revived an old tradition as the Wimbledon winners celebrated their titles by dancing together to the Bee Gees` hit `Night Fever` at the annual champions dinner.

Jul 13, 2015, 22:56 PM IST
Wimbledon 2015: Imperious Novak Djokovic humbles Richard Gasquet to make 4th final in 5 years

Wimbledon 2015: Imperious Novak Djokovic humbles Richard Gasquet to make 4th final in 5 years

Defending champion Novak Djokovic swept into his fourth Wimbledon final with a ruthlessly efficient 7-6 (7/2), 6-4, 6-4 victory over Richard Gasquet on Friday.

Jul 10, 2015, 20:33 PM IST
Wimbledon all the quieter as Nick Kyrgios bows out

Wimbledon all the quieter as Nick Kyrgios bows out

To the disappointment of those bemoaning a lack of "characters" at Wimbledon, Nick Kyrgios was beaten in four sets by Richard Gasquet on Monday, bowing out of the tournament with his usual mix of brilliance and belligerence.

Jul 06, 2015, 20:59 PM IST
Well-heeled Wimbledon needs a touch of McEnroe attitude

Well-heeled Wimbledon needs a touch of McEnroe attitude

Watching a grey-haired, smart-suited 56-year-old John McEnroe speak with mature insight about all-things tennis it seems odd to think that many feel that what the sport needs is a dose of the "superbrat" attitude of the brash New Yorker’s youth.

Jun 25, 2015, 20:16 PM IST
Gavaskar, Laxman advise Kohli to end row with journalist

Gavaskar, Laxman advise Kohli to end row with journalist

Not too impressed with Virat Kohli's abusive behaviour towards a journalist recently, former Indian cricketers Sunil Gavaskar and V V S Laxman on Thursday called on the star batsman to resolve the row amicably with the concerned scribe.

Mar 05, 2015, 18:57 PM IST
Kei Nishikori ready for Brisbane battle

Kei Nishikori ready for Brisbane battle

World No.5 Kei Nishikori says his experience of having to fight for everything when placed as a 14-year-old at a tennis training academy in Florida honed the determined streak which has earned him the reputation as one of the game’s fiercest competitors.

Jan 02, 2015, 21:23 PM IST
Zlatan Ibrahimovic unhappy at coming second on list of Swedish greats

Zlatan Ibrahimovic unhappy at coming second on list of Swedish greats

Striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has dismissed his second-place finish on a list of Sweden`s all-time sporting greats behind tennis master Bjorn Borg.

Dec 24, 2014, 09:04 AM IST
Coming second is like being last: Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Coming second is like being last: Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic did not take kindly to being voted Sweden`s second greatest sportsman of all time.

Dec 23, 2014, 21:15 PM IST
Bhindi Masala is Venus Williams' favourite Indian food

Bhindi Masala is Venus Williams' favourite Indian food

Many tennis-lovers around the world are all well versed with the multiple Grand Slam winner Venus Williams' powerful baseline smashes, but many wouldn't know about her love for Indian food.

Nov 19, 2014, 21:21 PM IST

`Smart` racket offers tennis revolution

Aluminium and graphite swept away the wooden racket that Bjorn Borg used to win 11 Grand Slam titles, but smart rackets that analyse power and spin promise a new tennis revolution.

Mar 20, 2014, 21:48 PM IST

`Smart` racket offers tennis revolution

Aluminium and graphite swept away the wooden racket that Bjorn Borg used to win 11 Grand Slam titles, but smart rackets that analyse power and spin promise a new tennis revolution.

Mar 20, 2014, 11:41 AM IST

Wimbledon 2012: Federer, Nadal or Djokovic again?

The prestigious Grand Slam has begun and it is likely to be won by one of the three greats.

Jun 27, 2012, 18:36 PM IST