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Roger Federer has been to plenty of Wimbledon Champions' Dinners, the traditional dinner at the end of the grass court Grand Slam which all the winners and esteemed guests attend. On Sunday, after beating Marin Cilic, he got a chance to attend the eighth one in his long tennis career. And this time his partner was Garbine Muguruza, the women's champion who defeated Venus Williams to straight sets to win her maiden Wimbledon. As the ladies final is held a day before the gentlemen's, Muguruza was asked whom she would prefer to dance with at the ball. Her response was "Roger... I want to see if he's that elegant also dancing."

 

So 23-year-old Muguruza got her wish after Federer's 19th Grand Slam win and she took to micro-blogging site Twitter to ask the Swiss, "@rogerfederer are you ready to dance? #ChampionsDinner" Not one to back down, Federer responded, "Bring it on champ" and also posted a selfie in a suit on way to the traditional event.

 

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While the Champions' Ball was renamed to Champions' Dinner in the 1970s, it's unknown whether the two singles champions actually danced as that part of the night has supposedly been discontinued.

Remember in 2015 when Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams' boogied to the Bee Gees' Night Fever at the Dinner while guests clapped? That clip had gone viral as fans took to Twitter to express their glee.

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While Federer came with wife Mirka, Muguruza, who came wearing a white and gold dress, accompanied by coach Conchita Martinez, was all smiles.

Other winners in attendance were mixed doubles champions Jamie Murray and Martina Hingis, women's doubles winners Elena Vesnina and Ekaterina Makarova and tennis legends Virginia Wade and Rod Laver among many others.

 

 

 

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Eastbourne (UK) : Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic on Saturday defeated France's Gael Monfils to clinch the Eastbourne International title ahead of Wimbledon, which kicks off in two days.

The top-seeded Serb defeated Monfils, who reached his first grass-court final in 13 years, 6-3, 6-4 in an hour and 16 minutes, reports Efe.

Djokovic won Wimbledon three times and aims for the fourth in the upcoming tournament.

 

 

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Mumbai:  Bollywood superstars Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar are in Forbes magazines "Worlds Highest-Paid Celebrities" list, led by rapper P. Diddy, also known as Sean Combs.

Shah Rukh, who earned a whopping $38 million between June 1, 2016 to June 1, 2017, is ranked 65 on the list ahead of his Indian contemporaries and global celebrities like tennis superstar Novak Djokovic, actress Amy Schumer, golf legend Tiger Woods, footballer Neymar and singers Ed Sheeran, Rihanna, Britney Spears and Katy Perry.

Besides him, Hollywood actress-singer Jennifer Lopez and The Chainsmokers are also ranked at 65.

Salman is ranked at 71 on the list with an earning of $37 million while Akshay earned $35.5 million in the past one year and is ranked 80 on the list.

Diddy, who topped the list with an earning of $130 million, is followed by American singer Beyonce Knowles ($105 million) at second position and "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling ($95 million) in the third spot.

Rapper Drake got the fourth spot with an earning of $94 million in the last one year. He is joined by ace footballer Cristiano Ronaldo ($93 million), singer The Weeknd ($92 million) and American TV and radio personality Howard Stern ($90 million) at the fifth, sixth and seventh position respectively.

American rock band Coldplay ($88 million) claimed the eighth spot. Author James Patterson ($87 million) and athlete LeBron James ($86 million) rounded up the top 10 at ninth and 10th position.

The list also includes names like Justin Bieber, Ellen DeGeneres, Adele, Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Elton John, Ryan Seacrest, Vin Diesel, Paul McCartney, Adam Sandler, Jackie Chan, Robert Downey Jr, Kim Kardashian, Taylor Swift and Tom Cruise.

 

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Tennis star Rafael Nadal ended a three-year, seven-game losing streak versus Novak Djokovic to reach the final of the Madrid Open.

The four time champion, won 6-2 6-4 to claim his first win over the Serb since the 2014 French open final.

The 30-year-old [Nadal] improved his record on clay this year to 14-0 and will play against Austrian Dominic Thiem, who demolished Uruguay's Pablo Cuevas 6-4 6-4, in Sunday's final.

Kristina Mladenovic plays Simona Halep in Saturday's women's final.

The Spaniard confirmed his return to form with a long-awaited victory over Djokovic, his 24th in 50 career meetings.

"It is a great result," he said. "To win against Novak by that score you have to be playing very well, otherwise it's impossible.

"It was an important match for me. I lost a lot of times in a row. To break that means there are always nerves.

"The circumstances nowadays are completely different compared to those seven matches that occurred before.

"I think that the last two years perhaps haven't been my best two years. For Novak, they were really good years."

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Tennis superstar Novak Djokovic has detached company with his entire coaching team, including Marian Vajda, who has been with him through almost all of his career.

Twelve-time Grand Slam champion believes this "shock therapy" will help him attain better results.

The world number two says he will be on the tour alone as far as he finds the right person to take over as head coach.

The Serbian [Djokovic] said he would be "forever grateful" for their "friendship, professionalism and commitment to my career goals".

"Without their support I couldn't have achieved these professional heights, but we all felt that we need a change," he added.

"My career was always on the upward path and this time I'm experiencing how it is when the path takes you in a different direction.

"I want to find a way to come back to the top stronger and more resilient. I am a hunter and my biggest goal is to find the winning spark on the court again."

Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic has admitted that prior to his son's birth, tennis was his number one preference, but now it is completely opposite and his focus has shifted to his family.

The 29 years old, tennis player became a father in 2014 ( October ) when his wife Jelena gave birth to his son Stefan.

"Tennis was my number one priority when Stefan was not born. Now it's completely opposite," Djokovic said.

"I have a son, a wife, a family, and I am extremely grateful for the blessing of being a father."

"I'm at the stage where I'm trying to be the best possible husband, father and tennis player. It is challenging, but not impossible. Everyone is trying to be the best version of themselves. That's the case with me as well," the tennis player added.

The World No -2 admitted although trying his best, he cannot be at 100 percent every day in each act.

"At the same time, I cannot be at 100 percent every day in each role, although I try to give my best. I cannot give as much anybody else expects of me. But, I can always give as much of I expect from myself," he added.

In Mexico, both Nadal and Djokovic wins there match in straight sets.

Serbian player comes first on the Court to take on his slovanian opponent, Martin klizan. We all know that klizan is a very tricky costumer and he show in very first set but, Novak  handled and won first set 6 -3. Second set ,klizan break world no 2 but set goes into tie - breaker and Djokovic won 7-6 and win his first ATP match in South America Soil.

This was also Novak, first competitive match since his defeat in Australian - Open by Denis Istomin. Now he will face Juan Martin Delpotro in second round last time they both meet ,Argentine player win in Olympic games in first round.

 

Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal

Second match, in center court Rafa takes on Germans, Mischa Zverev it was pretty one sided affair Spanish player hit 28 winner and won the match in two straight sets ( 6 - 4 , 6 - 2).

 

Now he will face, Paolo Lorenzi or Japanese youngster Yoshihito Nishioka in second round

Serbian player, playing in Mexico for the first time in his career. It was ATP second 500 hundred event of the year.

Novak Djokovic surprised everyone to play Atp  event in South America. World no 2 just play once in South America, last year in Olympic games for, Serbia Where he face a shocking defeat in very first round to Argentine player Juan Martin Delpotro.

"This is great news for the tournament . We're very pleased to the have world No. 2 in the Acapulco field. Public will be very happy and we're treating like a big party,"said Acapulco director Raul Zurutuza said. "Novak and Rafa are two great players that give very important value for the tournament . Also have Raonic, Delpotro and Goffin in the feild will make this a great event."

This tournament also features ,  one of the biggest rivalries in Tennis like Novak and Rafa.

Andy Murray, favourite to win in Melbourne is beaten by German serve and vollear in four dramatic set . As the match started everyone thought Murray won in straight sets but Mischa played match of his life with the scoreline of.

Set one- Andy was ahead breaking first but Mischa, the man who don't  give up easily take a break back and went to go on winning the set 7 - 5.

Set two- Battle of cat and mouse first World's no - 1 break then  Mischa break back and finally Murray broke in twelfth game and won the set 5 - 7.

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Image Courtesy: Twitter

Set three-One sided affair know one expited , German won that easily. He broke two times in the set and won 6 - 2.

Set four-Again 29 years old comes on top, breaks Murray in very first game on serve and then he hold own serve and go on to win the set and match 6 - 3.

Final scoreline ( 7 - 5 , 5 - 7 , 6 - 2 , 6 - 3).

After defending champion Novak Djokovic exit . This has also shocked the Tennis world.He is favorite to win . It means top half is widely open with both no - 1 and no - 2 exit.

Biggest shock in Melbourne, comes in day four when Denis Istomin stunned Nole in five set thrilling encounter in second round.

Set one, Istomin comes with a very solid attacking game and break Serbian player in fourth game of the set but in very next game Novak levelled the game and match on the tie breaker Denis won 7- 6.
Second set, it was astonishing set of tennis in the end Serbian player won 7- 5.

Third set , pretty one sided affair, Novak broke two time in set hit lots of winner in both side and with the scoreline of 6-2.

Fourth set , Istomin respond by taking the fourth,  in tie - breaker power hitting is the difference between these two.

 

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Image Courtesy: Twitter

Fifth set , Nole feeling pressure and Uzbek player took full advantage and finish the set and match 6 - 4.

"First for all I fell sorry for Novak . I was playing so good today ". Denis Istomin said.After the biggest win of his career he will play Spain Pablo Carreno Busta in third round.

"I mean it was a tough, since third set I get cramping my leg so I don't know how I am hold it", Novak added. "But I was physically normal today".