Novak Djokovic suffered a defeat by qualifier Jiri Vesely in the Dubai Tennis Championships quarterfinals on February 24, and lost its status as world number one player. However, Russia’s Daniil Medvedev will overtake Djokovic to become the new World No 1. Besides, Djokovic congratulated Medvedev over a “very deserving” No. 1 spot in world rankings. Notably, Djokovic spent a record 361 weeks atop the rankings.
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World Number one Australian tennis player Ashleigh Barty on November 24 said that she has been engaged with her boyfriend and golfer Garry Kissick. The two-time singles major champion also shared a picture with Garry on social media. ''Future Husband,'' wrote Barty. On the work front, she last played at the US Open in September. Notably, she has been named world number one for three consecutive times.
Six-time Ballon d'Or award winner and Barcelona's all-time legend Lionel Messi left with tears after exiting FC Barcelona, ending 17 years of his contract in June 2021. The club said it could afford to keep Messi due to the financial crisis. "I gave everything for this club from the first day that I arrived right to the last. I never imagined having to say goodbye," Messi said.
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Indian Archer Deepika Kumari achieved the first global rank on June 27 in a recurve women at the World Cup Stage-III in Paris. The 27-year-old archer achieved the title after winning three gold medals – women’s individual, women’s team, and mixed team. "This is the first time I've won all three medals in a World Cup,” said Kumari. However, she expressed her enthusiasm to work hard as “important competitions… read-more
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Ace Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat has clinched a gold in the prestigious Matteo Pellicone Ranking Series, consequently leaping by 14 points to retrieve her world number one rank. Vinesh surmounted the opening session and continued to lead in the second to defeat Canada's Diana Mary Helen Weicker by 4-0 in the 53kg category. Notably, Vinesh is India's only female wrestler to have qualified for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.
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