QPlay: Djokovic Thrashes Federer, India Colts beat Pakistan & More
All the latest sports news in The Quint’s morning wrap.
Djokovic Wins Year-end ATP Finale
Novak Djokovic ended a great season by beating Roger Federer 6-3 6-4 to win the ATP World Tour Finals on Sunday.
The Serbian world number one had lost to Federer in the group phase earlier in the week but dominated the final to become the first player in the tournament’s 46-year history to win the title four years in a row.
For the full match report, click here.
Debutants Bopanna and Mergea Finish Runner-up in ATP Finals
Dutch-Romanian duo Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau won the ATP World Tour Finals doubles title with a 6-4 6-3 win over India’s Rohan Bopanna and Romania’s Florin Mergea in Sunday’s final.
They are the first doubles team to win the season finale without losing a set since round-robin play began in 1986.
For the complete match report, click here.
Indian Jr Men’s Hockey Team Thrash Pakistan 6-2 to Win Asia Cup
India’s junior men’s hockey team has won the 8th Junior Men’s Asia Cup after beating Pakistan 6-2 in the final in Kuantan, Malaysia on Sunday.
Harmanpreet Singh became the highest scorer with his four goals in the match taking his tournament tally to 15 goals in the tournament.
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Will Let My Performance Do The Talking: Irfan Pathan
Irfan, who returned after a long lay-off, not only bagged a six-for against Gujarat for Baroda in the Ranji Trophy, but also scored a gritty 58. The all-rounder then picked three wickets in each innings in his side’s win against Punjab last week. The left-armer is keen to make his presence felt but only through performance.
“I don’t want to shift my focus away by just talking. My focus is to play well for Baroda and perform to the best of my ability. I am willing to bat or bowl at any position in terms of contributing to my team,” Irfan told PTI in an interview.
Kolkata’s Eden Gardens Pay Tribute to Paris Attack Victims
India’s iconic cricket stadium Eden Gardens has lit up its facade in blue, white and red, the French Tricolour, in a show of solidarity with last week’s Paris terrorist attack victims.
The illumination was done yesterday and it will continue till the end of this month, Cricket Association of Bengal joint-secretary Avishek Dalmiya told PTI.
“It’s our humble attempt to pay tribute to all those who lost their lives in the terror attacks in Paris and express concern on the growing magnitude of terrorism across the globe,” Dalmiya said, adding that the illumination will be done every evening till 10 pm.
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