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Resilient Nadal rallies past Sock to reach China Open semis

Rafael Nadal

Beijing, Oct. 9 - Third seed Rafael Nadal advanced to his first semifinal of the year after recovering from a set down to defeat Jack Sock in the China Open on Friday.

Li Na happy to be able to sleep until she wakes up naturally post retirement

Li Na

Beijing, Apr 15 - Revolutionary Chinese tennis star Li Na has claimed that she is enjoying the life after retirement from tennis, saying that she can sleep until she wakes up natural.

Na said that to sleep until natural wakeup has been a dream for her. She was forced to retire because of knee injuries after winning her second Grand Slam title - the Australian Open in 2014.

Na had revealed last April that she did not sleep well for long, adding that she really hopes that she can sleep until she wakes up natural when she doesn't have any matches and trainings, China Daily reported.

Man U's 80 mln-euro midfielder Di Maria's first ever transfer fee was just 20 footballs!

Man U's 80 mln-euro midfielder Di Maria's first ever transfer fee was just 20 fo

Beijing, Apr 13 : Manchester United midfielder Angel di Maria's transfers might have amounted to more than 100 million euros, but the price of the Argentine when his first ever transfer was made was just 20 footballs.

Di Maria made his first mark in a small club named El Torito, which plays in Copa America, in Rosario.

El Torito coach Marcelo Pavon recalled that Di Maria was only seven when he first had clubs fighting for his signature, revealing that the first sale for Di Maria was only 20 footballs to Rosario Central, China Daily reported.

Study reveals only two percent of pro tennis players make profits

Study reveals only two percent of pro tennis players make profits

Beijing, Jan 21 : A new study released by Tennis Australia revealed that only two percent of professional tennis players make profits from tournament prize money.

The International Tennis Federation Review, which was compiled by Tennis Australia with the help of Victoria University and Kingston University, disclosed that majority of professional players were unable to earn profits on account of having to pay on average more than 130,000 US dollars per year for travel costs, accommodation, equipment and coaching.

Argentina coach Martino doesn't aspire to make 'world best' Messi 'better'

Argentina coach Martino doesn't aspire to make 'world best' Messi 'better'

Beijing, Dec 30 : Argentina national football team coach Gerardo Martino has claimed that he does not aspire to improve the game of their star skipper Lionel Messi.

Martino said that his mission as a national team coach was to put together a team in which the world-famous forward Messi would feel comfortable.

Martino claimed that he was never afraid Messi would decide to ditch the team following criticisms of his performance, China Daily reported.

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