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During his prime, Swiss marvel Roger Federer used to earn $2 million per event to play tennis in exhibition tournaments. Federer remained the highest-paid tennis player for 17 straight years.

Swiss marvel Roger Federer burst onto the scene at Wimbledon 2001 where he ended Pete Sampras' 31-match winning streak in the fourth round of the Grand Slam event. Two years later, Federer secured his first Wimbledon title at the grasscourt major. A champion's champion, Federer won eight Wimbledon singles titles - the most by any male player at the Championships. Federer's last appearance in a Grand Slam event also arrived at Wimbledon in 2021.

Fast forwarding the clock to the present, the Swiss marvel is set to retire from competitive tennis after next week's Laver Cup in London. Age finally seems to catch up with Federer as the Swiss great has decided to bring down the curtain on an incredible career. Federer might be hailed as the greatest of all time by his fans, but the former World No.1 has been eclipsed by his arch-rivals Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.

Federer roughly made $1 billion

Federer is placed third on the all-time list of most Grand Slam titles. One of the highest-paid athletes in the modern era, Federer is also behind Djokovic and Nadal in collecting prize money on the court. The 41-year-old has earned $131 million in prize money. However, Federer is miles ahead of his contemporaries and rivals when it comes to making money off the court.

According to a report filed by Forbes, it has been learned that Federer has minted $1 billion (before taxes and agents’ fees) in his glittering career through endorsements and other business ventures. The report stated that Federer earned $90 million in annual off-court earnings which are $10 million more than LeBron James, who secured the second rank on the pitchman list.

Highest-paid tennis player for 17 straight years

The retirement-bound tennis star was ranked seventh on the 2022 list of the world’s highest-paid athletes. Federer only won $700,000 in prize money at the time. With a total of $106.3 million, Federer became the highest-paid athlete in 2020.

Federer, who remained the highest-paid tennis player for 17 straight years, has $1.1 billion as career earnings prior to taxes and agents’ fees. The whopping total ($1.1 billion) is more than twice Nadal’s ($500 million) and Djokovic’s ($470 million) career earnings.

Federer is one of the seven superstars who have breached the $1 billion mark as active athletes. Barring Federer, the career earnings of LeBron, Floyd Mayweather, Lionel Messi, Phil Mickelson, Cristiano Ronaldo and Tiger Woods have surpassed $1 billion in the world of sports.

During his prime, Federer used to earn $2 million per event to play tennis in exhibitions and special tournaments. In his retirement statement, the Swiss icon revealed that he will play more tennis in the future but just not in Grand Slams or on the ATP tour. Source : ht

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In absence of top players including all-format captain Rohit Sharma, Dhawan will be captaining the side, having donned the armband in the Sri Lanka assignment last year.

Led by Shikhar Dhawan, India commence a three-match One-Day International series in Trinidad on Friday. In absence of top players including Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, Dhawan will be captaining the side, having donned the armband in the Sri Lanka assignment last year.

At present, the 50-over format may be under the scanner for being inconsequential, but the three games will present fringe players with valuable game time. Dhawan himself will be looking to prove a point. Earlier in May, the left-handed opener had said that he still has a lot to offer in the T20 format as he wants to play at the highest level for three more years.

Dhawan has played 34 Tests, 152 ODIs and 68 Twenty20s for India since his debut in 2010. A proven performer in the IPL, he would look to state that he can't be pigeonholed as an ODI player, especially when the World T20 is just months away.

Dhawan, who will lead India for the second time in his career, also has a few personal milestones in front of him. The 36-year-old is just one behind Kohli, who holds the record for most capped Indian player in ODIs in the West Indies.

Kohli also leads the panel when it comes to scoring runs in West Indies. With 790 runs including four tons, the star Indian batter is first among the leading run-scorers. Dhawan has managed just 348 runs in 14 matches but he can inch closer to Kohli and go past Rohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni.

Former skipper Dhoni has scored 458 runs (15 games), while Yuvraj and Rohit have gathered 419 and 408 runs, respectively.

Most runs by India batters in ODIs

Virat Kohli - 790 runs in 15 matches

MS Dhoni - 458 runs in 15 matches

Yuvraj Singh - 419 runs in 14 matches

Rohit Sharma - 408 runs in 14 matches

Shikhar Dhawan - 348 runs in 14 matches

In a video shared by the BCCI, Dhawan on Thursday explained how the series will be a great opportunity for squad members to show their talent. He also underlined that there are a lot of youngsters in the team.

"So the youngsters who will be going on the tour, they aren't just young but they're mature as well and they will get the exposure playing in West Indies. And they have played in the IPL as well," said Dhawan.

"With all this experience and youth ness in our ranks, I feel we will have a great series. And lots of smiles, lots of wins. Now we have won such a big series in England, but everybody couldn't do their best."

"So, West Indies is a great opportunity for us to peak over there and show our talent," he added. Source : ht

 

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Almost a week after that incident with Indian reporter after Asia Cup final, Ramiz Raja has offered an explanation towards his act during a Q&A session with fans on his YouTube channel.

Cricket fans were not pleased with Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ramiz Raja's recent act at the Asia Cup 2022 in the UAE where he misbehaved with an Indian journalist who had asked a question on the Pakistan cricket team after their loss to Sri Lanka by 23 runs in the final. However, almost a week later, Raja has offered an explanation towards his act during a Q&A session with fans on his YouTube channel.

Moments after the defeat in the final in Dubai, an Indian reporter asked Raja about the message he wanted to give to Pakistan cricket fans who were all left disappointed after the result. But the former cricketer was left furious at the question and despite an explanation from the journalist on his question, Raja grabbed his phone to stop the recording. The video had later gone viral all over the internet.

Speaking on his YouTube show, ‘Fans Forum With Ramiz’, he explained that he failed to understand how the reporter managed to know that all Pakistanis were disappointed with the team after their Asia Cup final loss and opined that it was a “provocative” statement.

"Me aapko batata hu. Unke jo questions the, jo line that woh bilkul theek nehi tha. Mera yeh puchne ka point yeh tha ki woh kehe rahe the ki pure janta baari naraz he. Toh maine kaha ki aapko kaise pata he ki pure Pakistani log iss team se naraz he. Kyunki aap 2000 mil dur baithe huye he na. Yeh bharkane wali baatein hoti he. Point yeh he ki agar aapka dil saaf he aur ek cricket bat kar raha he toh yeh cheeze samne nehi aani chaiye. But anyway, woh ek incident tha, woh hogaya. (The question that he asked was inappropriate. The point behind me telling him that was he said that all Pakistanis were disappointed with their cricket team. How did he know that? Because he was some 2000 miles away from Pakistan. It was completely a provocative statement.)," he said.

Pakistan had the advantage in the final, having won the toss before Bhanuka Rajapaksa and Wanindu Hasaranga put on a crucial half-century stand to guide Sri Lanka to 170 for 6 in 20 overs. Pramod Madushan (4-34) and Hasaranga (3-27), who picked seven wickets between themselves, then restricted Pakistan to just 147 in their chase to lift the title for the sixth time in history. Source : ht

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“Neeraj Chopra will not take part in Commonwealth Games2022. He is not fit as he got injured in the finals of World Athletic Championship. He informed us about this,” Rajeev Mehta, Secretary General, IOA told news agency ANI.

Neeraj Chopra, who won India's first-ever silver medal in World Athletics Championships a couple of days ago, has been ruled out of the upcoming Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham due to an injury. Neeraj had complained of discomfort in his groin after the 88.13m throw that earned him the silver medal in the men's javelin final on Sunday. “Neeraj Chopra will not take part in Commonwealth Games2022. He is not fit as he got injured in the finals of World Athletic Championship. He informed us about this,” Rajeev Mehta, Secretary General, IOA told news agency ANI.

This comes as a bajor blow to India's medal prospects as Neeraj was one of the favourties to bag gold in the men's javelin event. He had shot into world limelight after winning a gold in the previous event at the age of 20.

Neeraj has been rewriting record books ever since. In the 2020 Tokyo Games, he became independent India's first track and field athlete to win a gold medal. The Haryana-born javelin thrower then broke his own national record twice almost a year after returning to professional competition.

The 24-year-old then became India's second medalist after the legendary Anju Bobby George and the first male athlete to win a medal at the Athletics World Championships. Source : ht

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Paris Awarded 2024 Olympics, Los Angeles Gets 2028 Games

Written by Thursday, 14 September 2017 06:21

The International Olympic Committee named Paris and Los Angeles as hosts for the 2024 and 2028 Olympics on Wednesday, crowning two cities at the same time in a historic first for the embattled sports body. Loud applause rang out at the Lima Convention Centre shortly after the IOC membership voted to approve a deal hashed out in July which arranged for Paris to be given 2024 and Los Angeles 2028. Paris and Los Angeles bid leaders joined International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach on stage as the award was confirmed, embracing after an outcome hailed as a "win-win-win" by the IOC. Both Paris and Los Angeles made final presentations to IOC delegates before the formality of the rubber-stamp vote was taken.

"You can't imagine what this means to us, incredible, so strong," Paris 2024 co-chairman Tony Estanguet told delegates shortly before the vote.

It marked the final act of a campaign that had been stripped of the usual intrigue ever since Paris and Los Angeles agreed to carve up 2024 and 2028 in July following encouragement from the IOC.

Paris 2024 officials hugged and cheered following the vote, basking in victory after three previous failed bids to land the 1992, 2008 and 2012 Olympics.

The 2024 Games will mark the third time Paris has staged the Olympics, coming exactly 100 years after they last hosted the Games.

Los Angeles 2028 officials also celebrated the return of the Olympics to US soil.

The 2028 Olympics will be the first held in the United States since the chaotic 1996 Games in Atlanta.

It will also mark the third time that Los Angeles has hosted the Olympics following successful editions in 1932 and 1984.

"Los Angeles reflects the face of America's future and the heart of American values of inclusiveness, generosity and unity," Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti said during his final pitch to IOC members.

- 'Too many losers' -

Paris and Los Angeles emerged from the initial bidding race for the 2024 Games after a number of cities withdrew citing waning public support and concerns over budget.

Hamburg, Rome, Budapest and Boston all fell by the wayside during the competition, reflecting the political difficulties in persuading voters that staging the Olympics is worth the multi-billion-dollar price tag.

IOC chief Bach first signalled publicly that the double-award of an Olympics could be on the agenda in December last year, lamenting that the bidding process produced "too many losers".

As the tussle for 2024 unfolded, and as the field thinned to leave just Los Angeles and Paris, the IOC's determination to secure two high-quality bids for the next two summer games became apparent.

In July, the IOC announced it would award the staging rights for the 2024 and 2028 Olympics at the same meeting in Lima, laying the way for a swift agreement between the two over the running order.

The drama-free conclusion to the race also eliminates the risk of the vote being tainted by the sort of scandal that has embroiled the ballot for the 2016 Olympics.

The IOC was left tackling a fresh wave of graft allegations last week when investigators in Brazil swooped on the country's Olympics chief Carlos Nuzman.

Nuzman stands accused of plotting to bribe IOC members into awarding Rio de Janeiro the 2016 Games at a 2009 vote in Copenhagen.

The allegations swirling around Rio's bid revived memories of the Salt Lake City bribery scandal, which led to 20 IOC members being either kicked out of the Olympics' ruling body or pleading guilty to accepting bribes for votes.

French investigators meanwhile have already announced they are investigating the 2013 vote in Buenos Aires which awarded the 2020 Olympics to Tokyo, following reports of secret payments into a Singapore-based bank account linked to the son of disgraced former world athletics chief Lamine Diack.

 

 

 

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Sachin Tendulkar Reveals The Lowest Phase In His India Career

Written by Wednesday, 13 September 2017 06:53

Legendary Sachin Tendulkar on Tuesday said the phase around the 2007 World Cup was the lowest ebb for Indian cricket.

Tendulkar said the Indian cricket team witnessed a lot of changes after the first round exit from the 2007 World Cup in the West Indies and the move eventually reaped huge dividends.

"I think 2006-07 we were possibly our lowest (phase). We didn't qualify for the Super 8 stage of the 2007 World Cup. But we got back from there and started fresh thinking, we started moving in a new direction," the right-handed batsman said.

"We had to make a lot of changes. And once we had planned what we had to achieve as a team, we were committed to it and the results followed," he added.

In the 2007 Cricket World Cup, the Rahul Dravid-led India lost to Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in group stages to crash out in the opening round.

"We had to change a lot of things. Whether they were right or wrong we didn't know. The change did not happen overnight. We had to wait for results. In fact it took me 21 years of my career to lift that beautiful World Cup trophy," said Tendulkar.

Tendulkar was part of the Indian squad which lifted the 2011 World Cup under the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

 

 

 

 

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Perhaps we should have known Rafael Nadal would win the 2017 US Open as soon as he ended his 2016 season early to recover from a wrist injury. For as much fanfare as Roger Federer has received this year for his two Slam victories following an injury shortened 2016, it’s been largely forgotten that 2017 is the third season that Nadal has come back from injury to win at least two majors.

Sunday’s match was in practice as much of a foregone conclusion as it appeared to be on paper. That isn’t to say that Kevin Anderson didn’t acquit himself well in his first ever Slam final. But, Nadal’s unique brand of looping shots, quick movement and relentless pressure was always going to be a bad matchup for the 31-year-old South African. Anderson’s best chance at winning was to hope that he could have a banner serving day while his Mallorcan opponent arrived a bit off. But, neither was to come to pass.

Nadal began the match by putting Anderson under an immense amount of pressure. In the first game of the match, Anderson immediately was pushed by Nadal’s all-court game, and had to save a break point before getting on the scoreboard. After a quick hold from Nadal, Anderson once again found himself under pressure — barely surviving multiple break points to win a nearly 12-minute service game and even the match at 2-2. Offered only a brief respite as Nadal again held service relatively easily, Anderson finally succumbed to the onslaught and lost his serve at 2-3. After that point, Nadal never gave up the lead again. Each of the subsequent sets were easier going for Nadal, as he went up a break early and never gave Anderson enough breathing room to make a comeback, as Nadal took the match, 6-3, 6-3, 6-4.

What is even more impressive is that Nadal didn’t have to alter his game plan to ride roughshod over his opponent. In some ways, Nadal couldn’t have picked a better opponent for the title match than Anderson. While Anderson has an impressive serve and clean ground strokes, the 6’ 8” South African had difficulty moving up to Nadal’s angled looping shots. Then, when Anderson tried to move into the net, his awkwardness in the front part of the court became evident, as Nadal drew volley errors and passed Anderson repeatedly. Even where Anderson was able to hit impressive serves and booming groundstrokes, more often than not, Nadal was quick enough to get in place to hit an even more impressive shot past his opponent.

With his win, Nadal captured his third US Open title and his 16th Grand Slam title overall, leaving him within three titles of Roger Federer’s record of 19, as he was at the beginning of the year. Interestingly, each of Nadal’s US Open titles have come in seasons following a season in which he has been forced to take time away from tennis to recuperate from injury. In 2010, Nadal won his first US Open title, thereby completing his career Grand Slam and a three Slam season after his first major absence from the tour in 2009, where he was forced to skip the grass court season due to knee tendinitis. In 2013, Nadal defeated Novak Djokovic for the second time in a US Open final, after missing the London Olympics due to a recurrence of his knee problems. And this year's title follows a 2016 season cut short due to a wrist injury.

The Rafael Nadal who won on Sunday is a different man than the one who captured the 2010 and 2013 titles. In 2010, Nadal was at the end of what was his best season, winning the French Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open, and already making a case for himself as one of the game’s greats. Yet, when confronted with the possibility of his nephew joining the likes of Roger Federer, Bjorn Borg and Rod Laver in the top echelon of tennis, his uncle and coach, Toni Nadal was skeptical, “They're the best. Rafael is very far away from those guys. Rafael is a good player. I think he's a very good player." Even Nadal himself was inclined to defer to Federer, saying before the 2010 French Open, "If somebody says I am better than Roger, I think this person doesn't know anything about tennis.”

In 2013, Nadal was also inclined to defer to his Swiss colleague in the greatest of all time, or GOAT, debate, saying “the question about who is the greatest is not about me or Roger, it is more about Rod Laver or Roger.” That was at a time when Nadal was closing in on Federer’s then-record 17 major titles, and Federer was coming off his worst season in a decade. Certainly, most observers had already begun to assert that Nadal had a reasonable claim on the title of GOAT, with his winning record against Federer. Yet Nadal, whether because he was more comfortable as an underdog, or due to the humility inculcated in him by his Uncle Toni, was unwilling to join the growing chorus of people asserting his candidacy for GOAT.

Yet, when asked to wax rhapsodic about his friendly rival this week in New York, Nadal demurred and offered a sarcastic joke instead:

"I don't want to look like I gonna be his boyfriend, no?"

That isn’t to say that the two rivals aren’t still close. And, the fact that the two have combined to win all of the Slams in a year for the fourth time might be the best advertisement ever for Federer’s new Laver Cup competition, where Nadal is next scheduled to play after his win in New York.

But this year’s Nadal is a much more assured player and man than we have ever seen. He was forced to substantially reassess his game after disappointing seasons and a crisis of confidence in 2015 and 2016, and added the scouting based approach of Carlos Moya to his coaching team, just as his longtime coach, his uncle, prepares to move on at the end of the 2017 season. It’s not that Moya has made significant changes in Nadal’s game — those weren’t necessary — but rather he assisted Nadal in finding the small refinements to his serve, backhand and all court game that enabled Nadal to return to the top of the game. But, perhaps the fact that Nadal now is surrounded by a team that sees him as one of the greats of the game first — as opposed to a nephew who needed to be trained — has imparted an additional degree of self-assurance in one of the most assiduously humble champions in all of sports.

In a marked contrast to Sloane Stephens’ gleeful trophy ceremony on Saturday, Nadal accepted his trophy and check with quiet pride. Even when he was given the opportunity to address the crowd in Spanish, he stopped first to give encouragement to those who are suffering due to the hurricanes ravaging the southern United States, Mexico and the Caribbean before thanking his fans for their support. A younger Nadal would have felt the same sentiment, but may not have had the confidence to speak up on such issues.

But, as he bit into a Grand Slam trophy for the 16th time, a bit of the teenage wonder peeked out at the crowd. As difficult as it was to imagine Nadal reaching this stage a year ago, it’s is equally difficult to imagine him anywhere else a year from now. After a career that has demanded as much resilience as it has talent, Nadal has returned to the spotlight a more confident, assured man than ever before.

It will be a tall task for anyone to catch him now.

 

 

 

 

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Ravi Shastri raises player burnout issue with BCCI

Written by Saturday, 09 September 2017 11:27

Team India head coach Ravi Shastri has urged the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to provide the national team players adequate break between series in future to avoid player burnout.

Shastri, who joined the Committee of Administrators (CoA) meet on Friday via video link, shared his thoughts after his first tour since succeeding Anil Kumble as coach of the Indian team.

Shastri was unhappy with the limited gap between home series against Sri Lanka and the South Africa tour which starts in January next year. There will only be a one week gap between the two series.

India will play a series of five ODIs and three T20Is against Australia from September 17 to October 13. Four days later the team will play a series against New Zealand which will go on till November 7.

A week later Sri Lanka will play a full series against India from November 15 to December 24. Then, the team will be off to South Africa on December 28 where they will play three T20s, three ODIs followed by four Test matches.

He spoke about how England and Australia schedule tours where cricketers can take a Christmas break even on away tours and come back. India will be starting their home series against New Zealand during the Diwali period.

The BCCI expressed inability to have a longer gap for now between tours given the tight scheduling. There has been one practice game scheduled in South Africa before the first Test that likely to start from January 5, 2018, while team management wanted two practice games.

The team will depart for South Africa on December 28. The home series against Sri Lanka will finish less than one week before the team's departure. One option that may be exercised is to send the Test players early to South Africa for acclimatisation.

Shastri though, was satisfied with the England tour schedule which will also take place next year. He has requested the BCCI to take the captain and coach's suggestions in future while scheduling tours to avoid player burnout.

 

 

 

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Former Australian pacer Jason Gillespie is in talks to become Delhi Daredevils head coach for the next season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The 42-year-old ended his association with Yorkshire in 2016 and is currently part of Adelaide Strikers in the Big Bash League.

The Daredevils are presently without a coach in their ranks with Rahul Dravidhaving opted to continue as coach of the India under-19 team. This after the BCCI’s new rules regarding conflict of interest had left coaches and support staff personnel in the country to pick between working for IPL and national teams.

The Indian Express has learnt that Gillespie himself has shown interest in being part of an IPL team a few months ago. Gillespie has been part of the IPL in the past, after having been roped in as the bowling coach for Kings XI Punjab in 2011. Sources at the Delhi franchise, meanwhile, confirmed that talks are indeed on, but nothing has been finalised yet.

“He brings a lot to the table. He has vast experience behind him. He has shown keenness to be a part of Delhi team and talks are still on,” a Delhi Daredevils official said.

Impressive CV

Gillespie played 71 Tests and 97 ODIs in a career spanning a decade for the Australians during their indomitable reign as the foremost cricket team in the world, forming a deadly new-ball pairing with Glenn McGrath. He then made a very successful switch to coaching, especially at Yorkshire, where he lifted the struggling county from the second division in his first season before helping them win back-to-back County Championship titles in 2014 and 2015.

He was also attributed with playing a significant role in the development of Yorkshire cricketers who then went on to become England mainstays like Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow and David Willey. There were even talks of him taking over the England job following the sacking of Peter Moores last year but it didn’t work out. Since ending his time with Yorkshire and returning to his hometown of Adelaide last year, he’s continued to be in high demand as coach.

In addition to being touted to become Australia’s bowling coach at some point, Gillespie’s already worked this year in an interim capacity with both Kent — as bowling coach — and the Papua New Guinea national team — as head coach. He was also named as bowling coach of the Australia A team to tour South Africa, which unfortunately got scrapped owing to the pay dispute crisis Down Under.

Recently, during an interaction with the media in Bengaluru at the National Cricket Academy Gillespie insisted that he is still committed to the Adelaide Strikers. “I do a little bit of work for Cricket Australia. I’ll be looking to see what other opportunities are out there in T20 leagues around the world,” Gillespie said. The pacer was in the city with other five Australian coaches to conduct a re-certification programme for Level 3 Indian coaches. In other Delhi Daredevils related news, India’s former pace spearhead, Zaheer Khan, has confirmed that he’s keen on playing in next year’s IPL.

 

 

 

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Former world champion Viswanathan Anand suffered a disappointing final round loss against Sergey Karjakin of Russia to finish joint eighth in the St Louis Rapid Chess tournament here today.

After raising visions of a good finish, luck did not favour Grandmaster Anand much on the final day as he was first held to a draw by Le Quang Leim of Vietnam in the seventh round and then shared points with Fabiano Caruana of United States in the penultimate round.

The Indian ace ended on seven points, coming through one win, five draws and two losses in the event that gave two points for a win and one for a draw.

Levon Aronian of Armenia topped the rapid section with 12 points in all. On the final day, Aronian scored two good wins and a solitary draw.

The American duo of Hikaru Nakamura and Caruana were right behind Aronian on 11 points each and Russian Ian Nepomniachtchi was fourth on 10 points. Lenier Dominguez of Cuba was right behind on nine points.

Le Quang Leim and Sergey Karjakin shared the sixth spot on eight points each while Anand, Garry Kasparov and Navara David of Czech Republic shares the eighth position.

The event is still only half way through as the players will change gears again and play the blitz that will have eighteen games in all and the winner in the USD 150000 prize money tournament will be decided by the cumulative score.

For Anand, the road ahead looks difficult but things can still turn around if he can start off with a few wins in the blitz. A five-point margin is huge and the turnaround can only happen with some massive scoring by Anand.

Garry Kasparov was again the big news of the day simply with his presence. However, Kasparov, once the best player on the planet, could not keep pace with clock or pressure and lost two games besides getting lucky and winning one against Leim.

It was a heartbreak for the yesteryear champion as he simply lost from a won endgame through a super-trick from David Navara in the first game of the day. Le Quang Leim dropped a rook in the next game from a playable position to give Kasparov his only victory in the event thus far while Caruana proved stronger in what was a tricky endgame in the final round.

Standings after Rapid: 1. Levon Aronian (Arm, 12); 2-3: Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura (both USA) 11 each; 4. Ian Nepomniachtchi (Rus, 8); 5. Lenier Dominguez (Cub, 9); 6-7.

Sergey Karjakin (Rus), Le Qunag Leim (Vie) 8 each; 8-10: Garry Kasparov (Rus), V Anand (Ind), David Navara (Cze) 7 each.

 

 

 

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