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For all the latest Sports News,sums up aptly,Imroz was the ink that flowed out of Amritas pen and as he is the survivor of the relationshipwe see them through his eyes?the course fee is Rs 8, Bedi replied, Researchers at the University of Manchester said the new imaging technique shows that a mysterious sleep-like state occurs as electrical activity deep in the brain dims and connections between certain neurons suddenly break down. But it was brilliant,he’s perfect and very handsome, she had said earlier The ‘Bond 23’ project is still in its early phase of production and yet to get a title The movie is being directed by Sam Mendes with John LoganRobert Wade and Neal Purvis penning the script Joining Craig in the cast ensemble is Judi Dench who will reprise her role as M Javier Bardem and Ralph Fiennes have reportedly been cast to play villains For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Gaurav Bhatt | New Delhi | Updated: August 4 2017 9:36 am Yuki Bhambri exults after the big win (Source: Reuters) Top News It is not often that the guy across the net from Gael Monfils is the one making the highlight reel On Thursday Yuki Bhambri managed to do that multiple times With the deciding set of the Citi Open second-round contest at 3-3 30-30 Monfils seemed to have finished the point with a volley into the deuce-court service box The Frenchman then had no choice but to watch almost in trepidation as Bhambri zipped across the court to win the point with a down-the-line forehand thwacked on the run Bhambri’s matter-of-fact celebration of the point was almost as subdued as the one at the end of the 6-3 4-6 7-5 win — perhaps the biggest of his career Sure he defeated Italy’s Fabio Fognini then ranked 16 via retirement at the 2014 Chennai Open But a 200th-ranked player knocking out world No 22 will always count as a massive upset even though Bhambri and those in the know believe otherwise “I was not at all surprised by his performance today” says Aditya Sachdeva who has coached the Delhi boy since childhood “We have known that he is this good for quite a number of years He has an uncanny ability to hit the ball very early” For Bhambri — who had to qualify to make the main draw of the ATP 500 event — the one hour 51 minute-win over the defending champion wasn’t about announcing his arrival “I had nothing to lose out there today so I was pretty free and just went out there and had fun” said Bhambri in a post-match interview “Monfils is a great athlete and he runs down the points I kept him on the defence and it’s a great feeling to be able to pull that off” More aggressive of the two Bhambri took the attack to Monfils as he moped around the baseline Quick off the blocks Bhambri pocketed the first set with his first serve at 72 per cent And while he lost the lead in the second set Bhambri unsettled Monfils by rushing to the net and volleying on the fast Washington court “I took my chances I attacked when I had to I came to the net when I thought it was the right moment Took the right call to attack and choose a side and it all paid off today” said Bhambri Sachdeva says the net play has taken years to develop “This wasn’t a result of 1-2 months We have been working on him coming to the net and closing out the points early so I was extremely delighted to see him work that into the game today He was killing off so many points A player who plays well at the net unsettles opponents nowadays” Davis Cup captain Mahesh Bhupathi picked up on the ploy too “He volleyed exceptionally well today As a captain it’s heartening to see how he was able to stick to a game plan and beat a top player With a win like that his confidence has to be sky high” A win like that could also end up being the latest of the apparent ‘turning points’ in Bhambri’s career A former world No 1 junior and 2009 Australian Open boys’ champion Bhambri’s style was once compared to the likes of Novak Djokovic However despite flashes of brilliance a never-ending struggle with injuries and rehabilitation saw him constantly lose ranking points and more importantly time Two years back Bhambri looked to have turned his career around with a string of wins on the Challenger circuit He reached 88 in the rankings in November 2015 before another lengthy layoff saw him finish 2016 at 532 He began this year with success on the Futures circuit and a convincing performance against New Zealand in the Davis Cup But like clockwork he was again sidelined and ruled out of the tie against Uzbekistan due to a knee injury Now back playing at his best the 25-year-old might just be ready to soar up the rankings once more Bhupathi — who will welcome Bhambri back in the Davis Cup camp for the September tie against Canada — certainly believes so “Yuki has won a lot of matches this season so it’s clear he is fully fit Coming back from the injury and starting from scratch at the Futures is never easy but there is no doubt about the level he can play so it’s exciting for Indian tennis” Sachdeva though knows it is not about the ranking but the time Bhambri spends on court “The target for Yuki has always been the same Play a whole year It is unfortunate that he has had such a roller-coaster ride with injuries It is again a testament to his mental strength that after every setback he is ready to start afresh We know that if he manages to play 25-30 weeks a season he will be right up there with the big boys” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Anil Dharker | Updated: August 23 2016 2:48 pm If we look at our 15 individual medals (excluding the two of Pritchard) as many as five have come from wrestling and four from shooting It is clear where our strength lies (Illustration: C R Sasikumar) Top News So the gold turned to silver No matter because it was really the bronze which became silver: Until Rio three Indian women had won the bronze (Karnam Malleswari weightlifting Sydney 2000; Saina Nehwal badminton London 2012; Mary Kom boxing London 2012) The bronze tally was raised to four by wrestler Sakshi Malik — and we would have been pretty happy if PV Sindhu had won a bronze too Until suddenly there was the prospect of gold At the Olympics as in life it’s a matter of managing expectations Every four years we as a nation build up our hopes only to have them dashed to the ground when reality comes calling Who builds up these expectations Not our participating sportsmen: For them there is no such thing as blind hope — the rankings the stop watch and the measuring tape tell everyone where they stand against the world’s best; if our Olympians nurse a secret hope it’s that they will do better than their own best That won’t be good enough to win medals but it’s more than enough to win satisfaction That’s how we participating from the comforts of our living room should see it; but we don’t so we end up in either recrimination or despair It’s therefore instructive to look at cold facts Till Sakshi and Sindhu went beyond their best (and Dipa Karmakar almost did) Rio looked particularly bleak a medal-less Olympics for India Yet had the tally ended up being zero it wouldn’t have been so for the first time: Overall in six Olympics our take-home has been just that And if it hadn’t been for our hockey team’s incredible run from 1928 to 1980 we would have been empty-handed 16 times Sports just isn’t our thing baby By the record books our first individual medals were won in 1900 in Paris but that’s an aberration because the athlete with silvers in 200 metres and 200 metre hurdles was Norman Pritchard born to English parents in Calcutta (as it was then called) who entered the games via London and was initially credited as being part of the British team India’s Olympic journey really begins in 1928 soon after we were affiliated to the International Olympic Committee Our first individual medal came only in 1952 (KD Jadhav bronze in wrestling) Then nothing till 1996 when Leander Paes won bronze in tennis After that by our standards there has been an unseemly rush of individual medals — 13 in five Olympics of which as many as six came in London ALSO READ:Rio 2016 Olympics: Not netas or officials India’s problem is the Casual Sports Fan As predictable as the paucity of medals is the breast-beating that follows “A nation of 12 billion people yet just a couple of medals” is how it usually begins It seems like an unanswerable argument till you break up that figure Of our total population only 377 million live in urban areas whereas the majority (833 million) lives in rural areas Since there are no organised sports of any kind in the latter we can begin with an Indian population of 377 million which has access to sports But urban poverty is a fact of life: Only the figures vary depending on the definition of poverty The Rangarajan Committee the Tendulkar panel and the yet to be released Hashim Committee of the last Planning Commission all differ in their definitions Hashim puts 35 per cent of urban Indian households below the poverty line Using that yardstick we get only 245 million people in urban areas having any kind of access to sports However this is only a theoretical access because a very large number of lower middle class to middle class children have extremely limited sports facilities I tried to get figures for something as measurable as tennis courts — and I found that Mumbai has 55 while Washington has more than 600 One estimate is there are over one lakh tennis courts in the US while in India there can only be a few thousand These are unreliable figures but useful to give us an idea of what our budding sportsmen are up against But numbers aren’t the only thing: Kenya with a population of just 46 million has won 91 Olympic medals from just 14 Olympics while even more phenomenally Jamaica has won 68 from 17 games And its population is just 27 million which is slightly less than the population of Hisar What possibly can that mean I have chosen Kenya and Jamaica not just because of their inordinate international success but also because they are not yet part of the developed world More than that it is vital to see what sports disciplines their medals have been won In the case of Kenya most of them are in athletics with as many as 61 in long distance running In the case of Jamaica 64 of the 68 medals are in athletics’ sprints events If winning medals is our priority rather than just participating Kenya and Jamaica tell us a story which is confirmed by similar stories from other countries: That physical body structure (compare a sprinter and a marathoner) weather conditions and terrain as well as tradition play a dominant part in how well a country does in a particular sport not determination To break your national record you have to work hard; to meet the Olympics qualifying mark you have to work even harder Every athlete wants to win (no one travels to an international competition for a picnic) But wanting to win is far from actually winning If we look at our 15 individual medals (excluding the two of Pritchard) as many as five have come from wrestling and four from shooting It is clear where our strength lies We could add related fields for future success fields in which we have already tasted some international success — archery and weight-lifting These are what we should concentrate on — others like tennis or badminton or gymnastics will always get the occasional Sania Mirza or Sindhu or Dipa Karmakar but they will be exceptions To catch up with the world in other games we are fighting both geography and history In those games we can fervently echo the Olympic motto framed by its founder Pierre de Coubertin: “The important thing is not winning but taking part” Dharker is a writer and columnist For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsOn Wednesday morning the Income Tax department raided the residence of Karnataka power minister DK Shivakumar Initial reports suggested that Bengaluru’sEagleton Golf Resort— where 44 Gujarat Congress MLAs are currently holed up— was also raided However finance minister Arun Jaitley later in Rajya Sabha denied such claims and said that only one Karnataka minister is at the heart of the raid and the Gujarat Congress MLAs are not the target The tax department on Wednesday raided 39 locations linked with Shivakumar on Wednesday The I-T department said its officials visited the Eagleton resort near Bengaluru onlyin connection with the Karnataka minister who was present at the resort Shivakumar incidentally is theperson tasked to look after MLAs from Gujarat by the party’s central leadership He was in Singapore when the MLAs were brought to Bengaluru and rushed back to the state to take charge of the situation The minister had also confirmed that he will be in charge of looking after the MLAs "I have been asked to help out and I am doing all that is necessary for the sake of the party We have not made any plans for these MLAs to tour But we will ensure that they will be safe and our party candidate wins the Rajya Sabha seat” The Economic Times quoted Shivakumar as saying Speaking on why the Bengaluru resort was picked although the MLA belonged to Gujarat Shivakumar had said "It is my land .means my district and my brother is MP from here we have two strong MLCs from here.. 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