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first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Adrian MannarinoatpATP Paris MastersCorentin Moutet First Published: October 31, 2019, 10:38 AM IST Paris: Novak Djokovic defied illness to survive a scare against French lucky loser Corentin Moutet and reach the third round of the Paris Masters while Rafael Nadal saw off a plucky challenge from Adrian Mannarino.Top seed Djokovic, locked in a battle with Nadal for the year-end world number one spot, had to save two set points in the first set before beating the 97th-ranked Moutet 7-6 (7/2), 6-4 on Wednesday. The 32-year-old will play Britain’s Kyle Edmund on Thursday in the last 16 as he continues his bid for a record-extending fifth Bercy title.”I don’t feel health-wise 100 percent in the last couple of days, but it is what it is,” said Djokovic, who was struggling with a sore throat.”It affects your energy, your vitality on the court. Obviously it’s not ideal, but in these kind of circumstances you just have to accept it and do everything that you can to recover.”Nadal, who is guaranteed to usurp Djokovic at the rankings summit next week ahead of the ATP Tour Finals in London, beat home wildcard Mannarino 7-5, 6-4 to set up a clash with three-time Grand Slam title-winner Stan Wawrinka.Djokovic, who was beaten by Karen Khachanov in last year’s final, found himself in a spot of bother when Moutet broke his serve in the seventh game before saving four break points to seize a 5-3 lead.But the home hope saw two set points come and go in the following game, withDjokovic quickly taking advantage to break back and level the set.The Serbian took control as the opener entered a tie-break and Moutet smashed a ball into the crowd in anger as his opportunity for an upset looked to have disappeared, with his opponent cruising through the breaker.Moutet delighted the crowd with an outrageous ‘hotdog’ lob over Djokovic early in the second set, but the 16-time Grand Slam champion belatedly found his form.Djokovic did let one break slip after leading 4-1, but closed out victory on his first match point with a forehand winner.NADAL DOES ENOUGHNadal was not at his imperious best against world number 43 Mannarino, but did enough to win with relative comfort.The 19-time Grand Slam champion, who has never won the tournament but does hold a record 35 Masters titles, will hope to improve in the third round against Wawrinka after the Swiss beat Marin Cilic 7-6 (7/3), 7-6 (7/5).Nadal, playing his first event since getting married earlier this month, can secure the year-end top ranking for a fifth time by winning the trophy on Sunday.”(It’s) not easy to come back after a while without being on the tour,” he said.”Tomorrow is another day, another tough match against Stan. Every day on this tournament is so difficult.”Mannarino kept Nadal at arm’s length for almost an hour in the first set, but the Spaniard took his fourth set point in the 12th game to forge ahead.There was a similar pattern to the second set, but again the second seed went through the gears when necessary and a sloppy service game from Mannarino sealed his fate.Earlier in the day, fifth seed Dominic Thiem booked his spot in the last 16 by edging out Milos Raonic in a marathon encounter.Thiem, who has lost the last two French Open finals to Nadal across Paris at Roland Garros, had to dig deep to get past Raonic 7-6 (7/5), 5-7, 6-4 as the Canadian powered down 30 aces in a thunderous serving display.”It was unbelievable today, his serve,” admitted the Austrian.Thiem will face Grigor Dimitrov in the last 16 after the Bulgarian’s 7-5, 6-3 win over 12th seed David Goffin.World number seven Stefanos Tsitsipas continued his return to form with a 7-6 (7/3), 6-3 victory over American Taylor Fritz.He will take on Alex de Minaur in round three after the Australian’s 7-6 (7/2), 7-6 (7/1) victory over ninth seed Roberto Bautista Ag last_img read more

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first_imgAll India Football Federation (AIFF) has honoured football team captain Sunil Chhetri with the 2017 Player of the Year award. Kamala Devi was adjudged the 2017 AIFF woman Player of the Year.Chhetri is currently the third highest goalscorer among active footballers in the world with 64 goals. Chhetri reached the 64-goal mark in 102 international games and for a brief period shared the second spot with Lionel Messi until Argentine scored against Nigeria in the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia.Besides recently becoming the second Indian to play 100 international games after former star striker Baichung Bhutia, Chhetri is also the skipper of former I-League champions and current Super Cup holders Bengaluru FC.Meanwhile, Anirudh Thapa was declared the 2017 Emerging Player of the Year.E. Panthoi is the 2017 woman Emerging Player of the Year, the AIFF said in a statement.The award for best grassroots development programme went to the state association of Kerala.Hero Motocorp which sponsors the I-League, Indian Super League and the newly launched Super Cup, took home the AIFF Award for long-time contribution to Indian football.Sumanta Datta of Assam was named the best assistant referee while the award for best referee went to C.R. Srikrishna.2017 AIFF Award winners:2017 AIFF Award for Best Grassroots Development Programme: Kerala FA2017 AIFF Award for long-time contribution to Indian Football: Hero Motocorp2017 AIFF Award for Best Assistant Referee: Sumanta Datta (Assam)2017 AIFF Award for Best Referee: C R Srikrishna2017 AIFF Emerging Woman Footballer of the Year: E Panthoi2017 AIFF Emerging Player of the Year: Anirudh Thapaadvertisement2017 AIFF Woman Footballer of the Year: Kamala Devi2017 AIFF Player of the Year: Sunil Chhetrilast_img read more

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