Prabhu addresses India-Argentina Business Forum

Prabhu addresses India-Argentina Business Forum

  Speed Post News Network New Delhi : Union Minister for Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation Suresh Prabhu on February 18, 2019, said that India is keen to strengthen bilateral ties More »

PM to visit Varanasi on Feb. 19, to inaugurate Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital Lehartara

PM to visit Varanasi on Feb. 19, to inaugurate Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital Lehartara

Speed Post News Network New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, on February 19, 2019, and unveil several development projects there. The PM will flag off the More »

Fifth bathing festival of Prayagraj Kumbh on Feb.19

Fifth bathing festival of Prayagraj Kumbh on Feb.19

Speed Post News Network New Delhi : The 5th bathing festival of Maghi Purnima at Prayagraj Kumbh will take place on February 19, 2019. A large number of devotees and tourists are More »

NHRC notice to UP Govt. over unabated production of spurious liquor at Pusaina village

NHRC notice to UP Govt. over unabated production of spurious liquor at Pusaina village

Speed Post News Network New Delhi:  The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken suo motu cognizance of media report that at village  Pusaina in Mainpuri district of Uttar Pradesh out of More »

Two women hacked to death for dowry in W Champaran

Two women hacked to death for dowry in W Champaran

Speed Post News Network Bettiah : Two women, one of them pregnant, were hacked to death on February 17, 2019, allegedly by respective their in- laws for not bringing adequate dowry. Sources More »

Police arrest arms supplier in W Champaran

Police arrest arms supplier in W Champaran

Speed Post News Network Bettiah : Police on February 17, 2019, night, arrested two persons including an arms supplier Pappu Kumar, son of Tejoo Pratap Singh of Basudeopur police out post in More »

 

Wawrinka, Shapovalov sail into QFs of ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament

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Patna : World No 25 Denis Shapovalov, 19, Canada, and World No 68 Stan Wawrinka, 33, Switzerland, marched into the quarter-finals of ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament, an ATP World Tour 500 point event, at Rotterdam, Netherlands, on February 14, 2019, registering straight set victory over their respective opponents in Round of 16. Shapovalov and Wawrinka will face each other in the quarter-finals on February 15, 2019.

Shapovalov, the 10th seed, beat 2010 Wimbledon finalist Tomas Berdych, 33, Czech Republic, 6-4, 6-3 in second round in 1hr 17 minutes. Shapovalov fired 8 Aces in the match to 2 by Berdych. He also won 4 break points to 1 by Berdych. Shapovalov won 3 games in a row in the match while Berdych won 2. Shapovalov’s winning percentage on both his first and second serve ( 79% &  79%) was much better that of Berdych ( 61 % & 42 %).

Wawrinka, the winner of three Grand Slam titles, beat World No 14 and 4th seed Milos Raonic, 28, Canada, 6-4, 7-6 in the second round in 1hr 37 minutes. Raonic though fired 15 Aces in the match to 8 by Wawrinka. Raonic committed 3 double faults in the match compared to 1 by Wawrinka, who won a break point besides winning 3 games in a row. Wawrinka’s winning percentage on both his first and second serve ( 91% & 69%) was much better than that of Raonic ( 83 % & 40 %).

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