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Andy Murray’s mother shares throwback picture of Wimbledon 2019 champion Novak Djokovic

first_img Next Andy Murray’s mother shares throwback picture of Wimbledon 2019 champion Novak DjokovicNovak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer in a five-set thriller to clinch his fifth Wimbledon title and 16th-career Grand Slam on Sunday.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiJuly 15, 2019UPDATED: July 15, 2019 20:11 IST Judy Murray shared a throwback picture of a young Novak Djokovic on social media (Judy Murray Twitter)HIGHLIGHTSNovak Djokovic beat Roger Federer 7-6 (5), 1-6, 7-6 (4), 4-6, 13-12 (3) in the Wimebledon 2019 finalThe summit clash was the longest Wimbledon singles final ever playedThis triumph also earned Djokovic his 5th Wimbledon and 16th Grand Slam titleAndy Murray’s mother, Judy, paid tribute to world number one Novak Djokovic on Monday after the Serbian tennis ace became the Wimbledon champion for the fifth time in London on Sunday.Novak Djokovic was pushed to the limits in the men’s singles final by 8-time champion Roger Federer on Centre Court with the match lasting nearly five hours, the longest Wimbledon singles final ever played.Djokovic saved two match points to prevail 7-6 (5), 1-6, 7-6 (4), 4-6, 13-12 (3) over Federer to match Bjorn Borg’s record of five Wimbledon titles.Judy Murray, who has known Djokovic since he was 11 years old and is very close to him as well, shared a throwback picture of a young Djokovic on court with a tennis racket along with a picture of him kissing the Wimbledon trophy.From to @DjokerNole @Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/jYns54VEztjudy murray (@JudyMurray) July 14, 2019Even before the tournament began, Judy Murray had picked Djokovic as her favourite to win the title which ultimately came true.”Everything is about focus because the competition is long. I have been knowing him since he was 11 or 12, Andy and their same aged players. It was amazing to follow his career, we are good friends with his family, his wife and his children now.”It was nice to see the way they played those tournaments until dominating. He is my favorite for a new title,” Judy Murray had said earlier this month.This triumph also earned Djokovic his 16th Grand Slam trophy, moving him closer to the only men ahead of him in tennis history: Federer with 20, and Rafael Nadal with 18.advertisement”Unfortunately in these kinds of matches, one of the players has to lose. It’s quite unreal,” Djokovic said after winning his second Wimbledon title in succession.Djokovic became the first player in the Open Era to win the Wimbledon men’s singles final after being down match point since America’s Robert Falkenburg, who was the first player to achieve the feat in 1948 when he saved three match points and came back to defeat Australia’s John Bromwich.Also Read | Novak Djokovic first player since 1948 to achieve this feat in WimbledonAlso Read | Wimbledon Final 2019: Novak Djokovic beats Roger Federer in epic final Also Read | Novak Djokovic will not ease up in quest to be greatest: Boris BeckerFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Judy MurrayFollow Andy MurrayFollow Novak DjokovicFollow Roger Federerlast_img read more

Warakagoda Gnanaratana appointed new Chief Prelate of Asgiriya

The Venerable Warakagoda Gnanaratana Thero was today appointed as the new Chief Prelate (Mahanayake) of the Asgiriya Chapter.The Venerable Warakagoda Gnanaratana Thero replaces the Venerable Galagama Sri Attadassi Thero who passed away last month. (Colombo Gazette)

TSX higher amid solid earnings US economic rebound in second quarter

TORONTO – The Toronto stock market advanced Wednesday, powered by solid earnings and an indication from the U.S. Federal Reserve that it is in no rush to raise interest rates.The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 78.27 points to 15,524.82.The Canadian dollar was off 0.36 of a cent to 91.73 cents US.U.S. markets were mixed after the Fed ended its policy meeting with word that it is continuing to pare its monthly bond purchases. They have been intended to keep long-term borrowing rates low and are set to end in October.The Fed reiterated that it will keep short-term rates low “for a considerable time” after those bond purchases end. Most economists think a rate increase is about a year away.The Dow Jones industrials dipped 31.75 points to 16,880.36, while the Nasdaq gained 20.2 points to 4,462.9 and the S&P 500 index edged up 0.12 of a point to 1,970.07.Strong economic growth data had raised concerns the Fed could act sooner to raise rates.Gross domestic product grew by a better-than-expected annual pace of four per cent in the second quarter. The contraction of the economy in the January-March period because of severe winter weather was also revised to 2.1 per cent from 2.9 per cent.“It really answers how constructive the Fed’s quantitative easing has been, whether this huge intervention had a positive effect on the economy and the answer is yes,” said Monika Skiba, senior portfolio manager at Manulife Asset Management.Two days before the release of the American government’s employment report for July, payroll firm ADP reported that 218,000 jobs were created in the private sector during the month, short of the 235,000 print that was expected. Analysts looked for the U.S. government report to show that about 230,000 jobs were created during July.Meanwhile, Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE) shares gained 80 cents to $33.61 as the company more than tripled its second-quarter net earnings to $615 million or 81 cents per share as it benefited from increased oil production and higher commodity prices.“Since the price of the commodity has been strong, the earnings of the companies are reflecting that, they’re better than expected,” added Skiba.“But beyond this, we’re probably at the stage where higher prices would be negative for economic growth.”Meanwhile, Sherritt International Inc. (TSX:S) reported a quarterly loss of $30.1 million or 10 cents a share, mainly due to startup costs at its Ambatovy joint venture nickel and cobalt mine in Madagascar. But its shares were ahead 17 cents to $4.61. The loss came as prices for nickel and cobalt continued to improve as many anticipate nickel shortages due to an Indonesian mineral export ban on raw ore exports.In the U.S., shares in Twitter surged 20 per cent after the social network’s earnings blew past expectations.September copper was ahead two cents at US$3.24 a pound and the base metals sector rose 0.77 per cent.The TSX energy sector was ahead 0.47 per cent as September crude declined 70 cents to US$100.27. A major decliner was Penn West Petroleum (TSX:PWT). Its shares plunged 13.78 per cent to $8.57 after the company announced it’s reviewing its accounting practices going back several years and will have to restate some of its past financial reports.September bullion was off $3.60 to US$1,296.90 an ounce.The gold sector fell about 0.65 per cent ahead of earnings later in the day from major miners including Barrick Gold (TSX:ABX). TSX higher amid solid earnings, U.S. economic rebound in second quarter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted Jul 30, 2014 6:44 am MDT read more