About US | Contact Us
Hypertensive patients prefer medication to cutting salt..
Ali Abbas Zafar shares Katrina Kaif's new still from 'Bharat'..
Army court orders disciplinary action against Major Gogoi..
Appoint Prinicipals or face action: UGC to 21 DU colleges..
OYO appoints Prasidha Menon as Head of Communications..
Google remembers Don Bradman on 110th birth anniversary..
Relief is just one tweet away: EAM Swaraj in Vietnam..
PMLA Appellate Tribunal releases attachment on purchasers in 'Kingfisher Towers'..
Declare Kerala floods a national disaster, demands Congress..
Mothers' pesticide levels may lead to autism in children..
'Taken', Priyanka finally makes it official..
MSME worst hit by GST, Demonetisation, says RBI study..
CMs of various states come to help Kerala..
Kerala Floods: PM Modi conducts aerial survey, announces financial aid..
 
Opinion Poll

Loading...

 
Federer to skip clay-court season post Miami Open shock

Twenty-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer will not feature in this year's French Open after confirming that he would skip the whole of the clay-court season.

The Swiss tennis star's decision to not go for the 21st Grand Slam title comes after he slumped to a 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4) defeat to Australian qualifier Thanasi Kokkinakis in the second round of the ongoing Miami Masters.

As a result, Federer, who had been the oldest number one in the men's rankings, will lose his top spot to long-time rival Rafael Nadal when the updated ATP rankings will be release on April 2.

However, Federer confirmed that he would not be playing to retain his numero-uno spot any time soon, missing the clay-court season for the second year in a row.

"Yeah, I decided not to play. I didn't play great last week either, I felt, overall. Nothing new, in my opinion. I'm trying to figure things out, so... I have time now," the ATP quoted Federer, as saying.

Federer further insisted that though he is a positive thinker, he is quite disappointed with the way things went in the past few weeks.

"I'm a positive thinker. I feel like every match is another opportunity. Especially after losing one, clearly I'm down right now. I'm disappointed. I'm frustrated a little bit that I couldn't find a way. It's unfortunate how it goes," he said.

Last year, Federer won back-to-back tournaments at Indian Wells and Miami Openbefore taking a break from a clay-court campaign.

He returned in mid-June at the grass court tournament in Stuttgart, losing the first match there before clinching victories at Halle and Wimbledon.(ANI)

 
 
           
 
Copyright © 2016. nwztoday, Bhubaneswar, Odisha. All rights reserved.   Powered by: nwztoday