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Nadal vows to make Australian Open: Director

Nadal vows to make Australian Open: DirectorMelbourne, Nov 27  :  World No. 4 Rafael Nadal has given his word he will be ready to play at the Australian Open in January, tournament director Craig Tiley said Tuesday.

The 11-time Grand Slam champion hasn't appeared on court since a shock defeat to 100th-ranked Lukas Rosol in the second round of Wimbledon in June.

He has spent the five intervening months rehabilitating a chronic knee injury, and recently vowed to return at an exhibition in Abu Dhabi starting Dec 27.

"We are fortunate that we start in January," Tiley said. "Players have taken some time off so that they are not injured, like Rafa Nadal, whom I spoke to last week and he is going to be ready to play."

The 26-year-old Spaniard won the Australian Open in 2009 but lost last year's final at Melbourne Park to world No. 1 Novak Djokovic, in one of the most thrilling five-setters of 2012.  (IANS)


Suarez's ex-Liverpool teammate Aspas says FIFA treated Uruguayan like a murderer

Iago-AspasLondon, July 24 - Luis Suarez's former Liverpool teammate Iago Aspas has said that the Uruguayan striker has been treated like a murderer by FIFA.  Read more »

Croatian club rubbish claims over racially abusing Man City's player

English club coach Patrick VieiraLondon, July 24 - Croatian club HNK Rijeka has rubbished Manchester City's claims that a player was racially abused during an Under-21 game on Tuesday, calling it 'baseless'.  Read more »

Don't play square off the wicket: Coach's advice to Virat Kohli

Virat-KohliNew Delhi: Virat Kohli`s childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma has advised his ward to "avoid playing strokes square off the wicket initially" in order to counter the swing, saying it would help him get back to form with a bang.  Read more »

BCCI to announce West Indies tour itinerary on Saturday

BCCI to announce West Indies tour itinerary on SaturdayMumbai: The BCCI is expected to announce the full itinerary of a scheduled tour by West Indies later this year on July 26.

"The Board`s Tour Programme and Fixture Committee is to  Read more »

Hamilton denies employing 'mind games' against Rosberg in race for F1 title

Lewis-HamiltonLondon, July 18 : Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has said that he is not trying to employ mind games against his teammate Nico Rosberg as both battle for the Formula One championship.  Read more »

Red Bull F1 reserve Felix da Costa to race in Formula E

Antonio-Felix-da-CostaLeicestershire, UK: Amlin Aguri have announced that Red Bull Racing Formula 1 reserve driver, Antonio Felix da Costa, will join the team for the inaugural all-electric FIA Formula E Championship beginning in September.  Read more »