India's second-seeded Yuki Bhambri will meet number one seed Jordan Thompson of Australia in the final of the Chennai Open ATP Challenger tennis tournament in Chennai on Saturday (February 17).
The real test of character and nerve now lies ahead as a total of 13 Indians will feature in the singles main draw of the Chennai Open ATP Challenger to be played at the SDAT tennis stadium in Chennai from Monday.
India has lifted the ICC Under-19 World Cup for the record fourth time. They defeated Australia by eight wickets at bay oval at Mount Maunganui in New Zealand, who were also eyeing the title for the fourth time. India achieved the target of 217 runs, with 67 balls to spare. They remained unbeaten throughout the contest.
At the India Open international boxing championship in New Delhi, home favourites continue to stay in the medal hunt. Olympic medallist and five-time world champion Mary Kom made it to the last four stage in the 49 kg category and will next face a Mongolian rival.
In Australian Open Tennis, Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan, along with their team-mates, will play for Men's Doubles quarterfinal berths on Monday .
The 15th edition of Mumbai Marathon - the richest race in India with a prize money worth 4 lakh 5,000 dollars came to a conclusion with Ethiopia’s Soloman Deksisa winning it on Sunday (January 21). Another Ethiopian, Shumit Akalnaw became the first runner-up, while Joshua Kipkorir from Kenya came second.
Indian Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand played out a draw against Peter Svidler of Russia in the eighth round of Tata Steel Masters underway in The Netherlands on Sunday. Looking for his sixth record title, Anand took his tally to 4.5 points out of a possible eight and now needs to score at least two wins in the remaining five rounds to be in with a chance to win the title.
In Tennis, world number three Garbine Muguruza today made a shock second-round exit from the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam of the season, at Melbourne.