Roger Federer won the Madrid Open, beating Rafael Nadal 6-4 6-4. This was the first time in two years that the second-ranked Federer has lifted a title. This was only Federer’s second victory over his top rival on clay. It ended the Swiss tennis player’s five-match losing streak to Nadal. Federer’s first title of the season also ended Nadal’s 33-match clay winning streak. They say winning’s a habit, Roger.
Bhaichung Bhutia is angry. The iconic football star, also the captain of the national team, was asked for a release order from the Mohun Bagan club after his commitment was questioned by the club. The Sikkimese footballer was most upset on being handed a show-cause notice. The team’s management apparently had a problem with Bhutia’s appearance on a television dance show. But we’re with you, Bhaichung, and love the way you move, on field and off it.
Nothing succeeds like success. Close on the heels of its first Test victory over West Indies by 10 wickets, the England team won the second by a convincing one innings and 83 runs. While the Windies’ captain Chris Gayle has attributed his team’s 2-0 series humbling to too much cricket, England is in a position to approach the July 2009 Ashes series with a great deal of confidence.
It seems there’s no stopping Man U. With one match still in hand, the boys in red won their 18th English Premier League title recently. They managed to secure the point they needed in a 0-0 draw against Arsenal. The trophy meant a hattrick of titles for the team, which became England’s most decorated club along with Liverpool. That’s a mighty good run, man.
You can’t get through this week without…
…The French Open. As Roland Garros hosts another edition of the world’s finest clay court tennis tournament, let’s check out whether Roger Federer is able to hold on to his winning formula or allows Rafa to get the better of him once more. There’s a lot more to this event, of course, so stay tuned.