Published: Oct 15, 2022
Source: India Today
India will lock horns with USA in the opening match of the FIFA Under-17 Women's World Cup at the Kalinga stadium in Bhubaneswar. India has been placed alongside USA, Brazil and Morocco in Group-A of the competition.
Published: Sept 07, 2022
Source: Zee News
US Open 2022: Australia’s Karen Khachanov knocks Nick Kyrgios out in quarterfinals
23rd seed Nick Kyrgios, on Tuesday, September 6, was knocked out of the US Open 2022. The 27-year-old lost to Russia’s Karen Khachanov 5-7, 6-4, 5-7, 7-6 (7-3), 4-6 in the men’s singles quarterfinal at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Kyrgios was brimming with confidence after knocking World No.1 Daniil Medvedev out in the Round of 16 after a four-setter at the same venue.
However, he couldn’t quite bring forth his A-game against the 27th seed Khachanov. Kyrgios excelled on the first serve, managing 79 percent of points from it. However, he faltered in the second with a win percentage of 47.
Kyrgios also flattered to deceive for the reason that he made as many as 58 unforced errors compared to his opponent’s 31. He pulled off 75 winners, 13 more than Khachanov, but his efforts weren’t enough for him to advance to the semis.
Both Khachanov and Kyrgios were excellent as far as aces are concerned, smashing 30 and 31 respectively. But the latter made five double faults compared to his opponent’s three and that added to Kyrgios’s misery.
Back in 2020, Kyrgios defeated Khachanov in the third round of the Australian Open at Rod Laver Arena. Nearly two years later, Karen managed to return the favour to the Australian.
Ruud. Khachanov.— US Open Tennis (@usopen) September 7, 2022
A spot in their first Grand Slam final is on the line. pic.twitter.com/4GP37XKs2s
Khachanov is now set to lock horns with the in-form Casper Ruud, who made his second grand slam semis this year after beating Matteo Berrettini in the quarterfinal.
The Moscow-born Khachanov, in the meantime, advanced to his maiden grand slam semi-final.