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Roger Federer admired Kei Nishikori further on his tough against him; Federer said that his next opponent was handled with the same aplomb as one of his classy groundstrokes.

He in question was Kei Nishikori, who will play against Federer in a fourth-round night match on Sunday at Rod Laver Arena.

The 35-year-old Swiss tennis player said that “I’m a big fan of his game. He’s got one of the best backhands out there. I love how he can crush it down the line or cross-court. He’s got wonderful second serve returns.”

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“He’s fast on his legs. Strong in his mind. I know how tough he is as the match goes along. He finds his range and his rhythm; he’s tough to stop.”

Federer said that he needs another strong service game if he likely to give some trouble to Nishikori.

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“This one’s going to be completely different to Tomas … there’s going to be more rallies, even though the surface remains fast. I said it at the beginning of the week; it’s not easy to control the ball. Today again, when you serve well, it pays dividends. I hope I can keep that up against Kei,” he said.

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When asked if Nishikori should be considered the favorite since No. 5 seeding, he said “Yeah, sure, he’s the favorite. Maybe. I don’t know.”

The 27-years-old Japanese tennis player Nishikori said he watched some of the Federer-Berdych matches “Roger, it’s a big challenge for me. I’m just happy to play him because I think we needed him on the tour. Happy to see him back 100 percent,” Nishikori said.

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Australian cricket team has continually prepared headlines for their on-pitch manner, mainly during the late 1990s and early 2000s. The idea of sledging was almost made famous by the Australian of that period.

Australian former cricketer Glenn McGrath who himself has been at the center of many such events, made unexpected surprises claiming India’s cricketer icon Sachin Tendulkar of sledging him.

When asked by newspapers The Hindu, McGrath said: “I have been sledged by Sachin Tendulkar.”

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He added “Every team in the world sledges. But when the Aussies do it, it makes news. When the other teams sledge against us, we keep quiet. The moment the Australians are at it, the others are quick to complain.”

“The Australian way is very upfront. We play our cricket with a lot of passion. We say a few things on the field but all is forgotten as we walk off it. It’s a part of Australian culture.”

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The fast bowler more credited that Steve Waugh is planning a new term for sledging. “He called it gamesmanship.”

When asked about the main sledger in the Australian team, McGrath said that “Matthew Hayden was probably the worst. But he was nicely hidden fielding at gully.”

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The 46-year-old Australian pace legend said about the leading intelligent cricketer he had Shane Warne ever, “It would be Shane Warne, the best Test captain Australia never had. Warnie read the game very well, was a showman and loved the big moments,” he said.

McGrath also gave the statement to make on the position of present day cricketing pitches. “In my days, the tracks in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Brisbane and Adelaide – they were all different. There was pace and bounce at Perth and Brisbane, while the spinners would come into play more at Melbourne and Sydney. Now, all that has changed. All the surfaces favour the batsmen, are similar in nature.”

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There were instant in Swiss professional tennis player Roger Federer’s third-round win over Czech tennis player Tomas Berdych returns, rallies, passing shots and subtle drops that stood out like monuments.

On one such point, early in the second set, the 35-year-old’s wrist dropped a touch, his racket strings stroked the ball, and it flows across the court and over the net, a sweet whisper of a drop shot that fell gently into the night.

The game’s numero uno, after who this bustling facility in named, applauded in the stands. Rod Laver’s face instantly broke into a smile. Appreciation perhaps, or was it recognition?

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The 35-year-old Swizz tennis player Federer won 6-2, 6-4, 6-4 in a 90-minute display of brutal beauty. Berdych put down 13 aces most of them over 200 kmph and Federer had eight, that was the only part of winning sign owned by Berdych on the night.

Federer, who has won four-time here, had 40 winners and 17 unforced errors, however importantly he won 95 percent of the points on his first serve and didn’t face a single breakpoint in Australian Open third-round clash.

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Berdych, the 31-year-old had beaten last against Federer four years ago in the semi-finals in Dubai, didn’t have significantly to show in their 23rd meeting.

Berdych said, “I was on the backfoot every single time, he showed how to play two-shot tennis.”

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Czech player adding that he quite have been in ‘the stands watching him than playing against Roger’

Swiss, Federer said that he has no hopes coming in the match “I always felt that against better-ranked players you lift your game naturally, you feed off each other, today I did, he didn’t. I’ve worked very hard in practice, but I’m not the king of practice. I played tons of sets.”

“It was a great mental test to see if I could stay in the match, point for point, keep rolling. I was able to do that. That’s where I’m just really happy, that I was able to deliver from the baseline. I felt worlds better than in the first couple of rounds.”

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On Sunday, Swiss, who has won four-time in this Australian Open, is likely to play against Japan’s fifth-seed Kei Nishikori in the fourth round. Federer said “I’m a big fan of Kei. He has perhaps the best backhand in tennis, I love how he can crush it down the line or crosscourt. He’s got wonderful second serve returns. He’s fast on his legs, strong in his mind. I know how tough he is as the match goes along. He finds his range and his rhythm; he’s tough to stop.”

Federer said he hoped to display the form of Friday in the next round “I’ll be ready, there’s no turning back from here. He’s definitely played better and more tennis in recent months.”

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Bollywood stars Aamir Khan film ‘Dangal’ has released in the month of December 23, now it just to complete the month of its release. However, having said that, the film is earning more eyeballs as compared to the other releases over the period of a month.

The film has earned a total amount of Rs 721.14 crore at the worldwide box office. Since in India, the film has inched close to Rs 375 crore marks.

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Weekly Income Details of ‘Dangal’ Film

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh wrote earning week detail of Dangal film “#Dangal [Week 4] Fri 1.94 cr, Sat 4.06 cr, Sun 4.24 cr, Mon 1.37 cr, Tue 1.27 cr, Wed 1.16 cr, Thu 1.04 cr. Total: ₹ 374.95 cr. India biz.”

According to Koimoi.com, at the Indian box office, the directional of Nitesh Tewari film Dangal have collected Rs 523.47 crore. In the international market, the film has cast over Rs 197.67 crore.

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So, the starrer of Aamir Khan film Dangal is recently earning in the second highest worldwide with Rs 721.14 crore after previous film PK, which closed at Rs 792 crore.

Whereas other filmmakers struggle the demonetisation, which mostly affected film’s earning at the ticketing window, Aamir’s film handles to mint Rs 374.95 crore net in India and still going strong.

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The film, which is the story of Mahavir Singh Phogat’s journey of training his daughters to become world-class wrestlers, is collecting lots awards. Since it has been a good year for biopics of MS Dhoni leading stars, Sushant Singh Rajput also earns Rs 300 crore in India.

Dangal film has become a top earning film of 2016 and also in the international market. Aamir was overwhelmed with the response to Dangal and express thanks to all fans on social media.

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Aamir is now preparing for his next upcoming film “Thugs of Hindostan.” The film will mark his first association with Amitabh Bachchan.

The actor’s next project as a producer is Secret Superstar, which stars Zaira Wasim. Zaira played the younger version of Geeta Phogat in Dangal.

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Indian skipper Virat Kohli defeats the match winning attempt of MS Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh, saying the ‘greats’ showed why they were essential to the team’s development.

Yuvraj and Dhoni smashed uplifting hundreds to help India post 381 for six after being 25 for three in the fifth over. Both shared 256 run stands for the fourth wicket.

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What Kohli said after Defeats England by 15 runs?

The 28-years-old Indian skipper said after defeats England by 15 runs “We were wondering if we had a good start were we would have ended up…it wasn’t good batting early on. Two of the greats stood up, that is what the team management envisioned (the prospect of both Yuvraj and Dhoni in the playing eleven).”

“Getting 381 from 25 for 3 was outstanding. We knew we’d get wickets at some stage or the other but we bowled at the more difficult part of the day. The guys showed really good character. We pulled it back nicely in the end.”

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Kohli added “Having won the series, just before the Champions Trophy, the key will be for us to express ourselves and work out what is the best opening partnership. Two guys who had a really good Test series (Ravindra Jadeja and R Ashwin) stepped up and had we not picked up those wickets I don’t know where the game would have gone. I’d say we are only at 75 percent of our potential. We hope to play to our full potential in Kolkata.”

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“International Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh said about the performance in the domestic season “In the domestic season I’ve been hitting the ball well.”

“Me and MS understood the situation; we had to start again. I was trying to hit the ball down the ground and once we got going I thought we started to attack at the right time.”

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Singh added “We just wanted to get one partnership going then we were able to play a lot of shots. We were thinking 340-350. It’s probably by best innings. I started as a lower-order batsman, the higher you bat the more balls you get to play – 150 was a target for me.”

“I wanted to prove a point to myself. I knew it was coming. Diet has been the key, when you pass 30 you have to work harder at your fitness.”

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England could not win a single match on their tour of India. However, ODI team vice-captain Jos Buttler said on Thursday that the host country was the best place to play cricket.

Buttler is also a part of the England team who lost the five-match Test series 0-4 before ODI series. He said that his side was looking forward to winning the do-or-die second match on Friday 20 January.

The 26-years-old England Vice-captain said at the pre-match press conference that “There’s no place like India to come and play cricket. It is a fantastic experience for someone to cherish and really embrace. The atmosphere the other day in Pune (first ODI) was fantastic. The quieter it is, it’s better for us. It’s a fantastic challenge for us and a really enjoyable one.”buttler

Buttler added “We’ve lost the first match, so straightaway it’s a knock-out game for us tomorrow. Looking ahead, there’s a tournament coming up in the summer and it’s fantastic to be under the pressure.”

Buttler said that his side could make a turnaround as they trail 0-1 in the three-match ODI series after losing the first game by three wickets.

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“As a side, if we can come from 1-0 down and win the series 2-1… obviously we’ve got to progress one game at a time, but I think it is great that we can get that excitement, not just for myself but for the group that straightaway tomorrow is a knockout type of a game. I think that’s a real motivation.”

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He said that they have reached 350 runs without getting any century, “We reached 350 without anyone going on getting a 100. That’s the difference between the two sides, two guys standing up for the Indian team and going past three figures. Getting to 350 should give us confidence. Guys do go on and make telling contributions, 350 plus is achievable for us as a side.”

Buttler also said that he enjoyed his responsibility in the team, “That’s something I want to be as a player, someone who can win games of cricket for England. That’s the main driving force. The real motivation is to try and win games of cricket for England.”

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Australian new coach Dav Whatmore has named Ravichandran Ashwin is one of the most valuable players in the world, said on Wednesday. He thinks that Australia will have their task cut out in the upcoming tour of India and named off-spinning all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin as talent.

Sri Lanka-born former Australian cricketer and current coach, who lead Sri Lanka to their World Cup victory in the year 1996, has been selected as director of ‘International Cricket Academy of Excellence’ chosen by Sriramachandra Arthroscopy and Sports Sciences, Chennai.

The 62-years-old current coach said to reporters in Chennai “For a start Australia have their best T20 team. Certainly it’s a huge test coming to India, particularly in the recent times when you got incredible levels of skill and self belief.”

“You got a wonderful Test match team. A new captain as well and everybody is supporting each other. Australia has their work cut out,” he added.

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Whatmore said about Ashwin “He is one of the most valuable players in the world. Not just with the ball but he can make a 100 at no. 6. He is a very smart boy. Comes from Tamil Nadu and is an engineer.”

“What an asset to have. Virat Kohli must be really happy to have him. (Muttiah) Muralitharan was absolutely world class (but) he didn’t bat as well as Ashwin could do.”

‘Dav Whatmore’ Stated About Upcoming Tour to India

About upcoming tour in next month, coach Whatmore said that he was not worried about the team picking four spinners rather than filling it with fast bowlers.

Whatmore, who had also coach of team Pakistan, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe said that “Not really because when you know even Shane Warne may not have got the number of wickets people expect; that’s a difficult area to measure when you have a leg-spinner in the team the confidence that it gives to everybody else they begin to measure that, but it does make the difference when you have good experienced players.”

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“They don’t have (Glenn) McGrath or Warne, who have 1000 wickets between them, now. And they now come to India. Batsmen play spin well in Australia. But playing spin here is a totally different kettle of fish,” he added.

Coach Whatmore said about the development of fast bowling made in India “Fast bowlers (earlier) would get the ball dirty and give it to the spinners. Now there are some really good pace bowlers and swing bowlers, especially Bhuvaneshwar Kumar and others.”

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“I know that there is real effort to support pace bowling over the years and now we have got neutral venues as well in first class cricket. So you can’t be making special surfaces for your team and that has its advantages too.”

When asked by media about how a player would be picked for the Centre of Excellence, he said “Well it’s a cross section. We hope to get a solid response, a response that we would need to vet carefully. It includes female cricketers also as that area is growing very fast and ICC has also recognised that.”

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India has started construction the world’s biggest cricket stadium with seating capacity of 110,000 and cost around $100 million.

The Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) Vice President Parimal Nathwani, along with other office bearers on Wednesday laid the foundation stone for the “world’s biggest cricket stadium,” in Motera area.

On the event, Nathwani said that the building of the new stadium, being built in place of the old Sardar Patel Gujarat Stadium. The construction will complete within two years.

Nathwani claimed that “Upon completion, this new stadium at Motera will be the biggest cricket stadium in the world with a seating capacity of 1.10 lakh, putting behind the Melbourne stadium (in Australia), which accommodates 90,000 spectators.”

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He said more that noted architect firm M/s. Populous has been a line in as the principle architect to design the stadium. Nathwani said this is the same company which had designed the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

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The VP escorted by GCA joint secretary Jay Shah, who is the son of GCA and BJP chief Amit Shah. Many Office holders of GCA along with Gujarat captain Parthiv Patel present on occasion.

The old Stadium which has a seating capacity of 54,000 was destroyed by the GCA to construct a new stadium; Nathwani said “The total cost of the project is estimated at Rs 700 crore. The stadium will have 76 corporate boxes, four dressing rooms, a club house and an Olympic-size swimming pool. Engineering firm L&T has awarded the work to build this stadium through tender process.”

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The 60-years-old Vice president said due to traffic congestion issues during matches; the new stadium will have three entry points instead of one. “In the new stadium, traffic will be segregated in three directions. Apart from the old Sabarmati to Motera Road, there is a planning to integrate Metro Rail, which will pass from here. Third option is to link the Sabarmati Riverfront road with the stadium,” said Nathwani.

The new stadium might have a new name, hinted Nathwani.

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