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People not taking COVID-19 coronavirus lockdown seriously, says PM Modi as death toll reaches 8

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People not taking COVID-19 coronavirus lockdown seriously, says PM Modi as death toll reaches 8

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday (March 23) expressed disappointment over the fact that people across India are not taking lockdown ‘seriously’ and urged the people to follow instructions by the authorities in order to curb the spread of coronavirus in the country. The prime minister also directed the state governments to follow the preventive measures and guidelines issued by the Centre to check the spread of the deadly virus

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday (March 23) expressed disappointment over the fact that people across India are not taking lockdown ‘seriously’ and urged the people to follow instructions by the authorities in order to curb the spread of coronavirus in the country. The prime minister also directed the state governments to follow the preventive measures and guidelines issued by the Centre to check the spread of the deadly virus.

“Please save yourself and your family by following the rules seriously. I urge state governments to ensure that the rules and guidelines are adhered to,” tweeted the PM.

The Centre and state governments on Sunday decided to completely lock down 75 districts across India where coronavirus cases have been reported. Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala placed several districts in lockdown. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal also announced that the national capital will remain in lockdown from March 23 till March 31.

The lockdown means means only essential services will be allowed. Railways, metros and inter-state buses have also been stopped and public transport has been banned in Punjab, Rajasthan, Bengal and Haryana.

The state governments decided to roll out these regulations as the number of coornavirus cases jumped to 396 on Sunday, with 81 fresh cases only on Sunday. The Centre on Sunday issued advisory to different state governments directing to issue appropriate orders to put 75 districts under lockdown.

Meanwhile, a 68-year-old man from Philippines, who was infected with coronavirus died at a hospital in Mumbai on Monday. This is the third coronavirus-related death in Mumbai and eighth across India. Maharashtra is worst-hit state in India due to coronavirus as the number of Covid-19 patients in the state rose to 89 on Monday with 15 more positive cases reported in the last 24 hours.

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Roger Federer after early Wimbledon loss – ‘I’m extremely down, it was quite bad’

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Roger Federer made a breakthrough run at Wimbledon 2001, beating the seven-time champion Pete Sampras in the fourth round before falling in the quarters to Tim Henman in four tight sets. Twelve months later, the Swiss returned at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club as the top-10 player and one of the title favorites, hoping to go further than a year ago and fight for the trophy.

Nonetheless, the 2002 Wimbledon campaign turned out to be a rather quick and unsuccessful one for Federer, losing to an 18-year-old Mario Ancic 6-3, 7-6, 6-3 on June 25. In his first Major match (he was the runner-up at the junior event in 2000), the Croat ranked 154th qualified for the main draw as one of the youngest players in the field, entering only the second ATP event after Miami in March.

The defending champion Goran Ivanisevic was not in the draw, and another hard-hitting player from Split was there to replace him in style, firing one booming serve after another to keep Federer without any rhythm, with his return working better than Roger’s to earn the triumph.

Ancic needed an hour and 40 minutes to take down the most prominent youngster at that moment, repelling five out of six break chances and stealing Roger’s serve on three occasions to notch straight-sets triumph, his first on the ATP level!

In 2002, Roger Federer suffered a heavy loss to Mario Ancic at Wimbledon R1.
Ancic was the youngest player to make a winning Wimbledon Centre Court debut since Bjorn Borg in distant 1973, drawing only positive vibes from the big scene and delivering a barrage of aggressive and attacking strokes to leave Roger behind!

The Croat kicked off the encounter in the best way, breaking Federer twice in the opening set to take it 6-3 in just 29 minutes. There were no breaks in set number two, and Mario won the tie break 7-2, playing better when it mattered the most and sealing Federer’s fate with a break in the third set’s fourth game.

“I’m still looking for reasons why I played so bad; I’m down right now, and it’s quite normal after such a loss. I expected much more than coming here and losing in straight sets; I’m disappointed, and I haven’t got any words at the moment.

I knew Mario was young but not much more; I tried to get some information from other players as many of them hit with him, unlike me. Besides that information, I couldn’t figure out his game today. I let him play well today, and I’m down about my performance; it was quite bad.

I mean, I had my chances in the second set and missed them all. I had the break in the first but couldn’t take my chances today. I was 40-0 up on the return once in the second set, and that was my only big chance which I didn’t seize.

Usually, I prefer to be in a favored role. I still think Arazi was a tough opponent at the French Open. Here, I should have won this match. I was a big favorite over Ancic, but he played well today. It is very disappointing to lose back-to-back first round at Majors. I’m looking for reasons why but I have time to figure that out, so we’ll see,” Roger Federer said.

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Naomi Osaka: “My biggest fear is to disappoint people”

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Naomi Osaka failed to win the 2021 Miami Open, after resounding quarter-final defeat to Maria Sakkari. However, we know that Naomi is definitely the tennis player of the moment. Winner of the last Australian Open, for a total of 4 Slam titles, the number 2 of the Japanese world has shown all her sensitivity and strength, becoming a bulwark in the movements in defense against discrimination and racism: she is a great fighter for social equality.

Yet Naomi, in one of her latest interviews, confessed what her greatest fear is. She said “My biggest fear is to disappoint people.” Considering her activities on and off the pitch, the young Japanese girl has only gained enormous love and following from all over the world.

Osaka also said: “Nothing can surpass a simple bowl of vanilla ice cream in my eyes. I love cooking. I got to experience it during the quarantine and it made me love it even more. One of my favorite memories is about Arthur Ashe Stadium.

of New York. There’s something about being in New York, it’s just a great vibe.”

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On the last days, on Twitter, she condemned the recent hate crimes against Asian Americans. She wrote: “If people loved Asian people as much as they love bubble tea, anime, mochi, sushi, matcha etc.

Imagine profiting / enjoying things that come from a culture and then attacking / diminishing the ethnic group that created it.” On Twitter we can read comments by users who said: “Think about how many people love hip hop culture, and gentrifying communities, Eating ethnic food and so on,” or also: “Hate loves to take.”

Following the first Australian success, on 28 January 2019 it also reached the first place in the world ranking for the first time. Naomi was the first ever Japanese athlete to win a Grand Slam title, the third in the Open Era to qualify for the WTA Finals in 2018 and the first Asian ever to reach the top of the WTA rankings.

Naomi and Ashleigh Barty are fighting for the WTA world no.1. Barty has been world no.1 since September 2019, for 69 weeks, 62 of which are consecutive. Over the course of her career she has won seven WTA titles out of eleven finals played, four of which are Grand Slam tournaments: she boasts the victory of two US Open in 2018 and 2020 and two Australian Open in 2019 and 2021.

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Rafael Nadal: ‘If my uncle had not introduced me to tennis…’

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Spaniard Rafael Nadal and Swiss Roger Federer, respectively in 3rd and 7th place in the latest ATP rankings, are the two players with the most career Grand Slam trophies (20). Followed by Serbian Novak Djokovic, current world number one, stopped at 18 with the last title achieved at the Australian Open 2021.

The Big 3, as they have been called over the years, have all decided to skip the Masters appointment 1000 of Miami, together with Andy Murray, Dominic Thiem, Stan Wawrinka and Gael Monfils. Finally, the surprising Polish Hubert Hurkacz triumphed in Florida, winner of players such as Denis Shapovalov, Milos Raonic, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Andrej Rublev, in addition to the success obtained in the final against our Jannik Sinner, certainly not at the best of his form.

In recent years, the world of social networks has acquired increasing importance, also used by numerous professional tennis players to share experiences on the Tour and be able to compare themselves with their fans, especially in a period like the current one marked by the Coronavirus emergency that has forced tournaments to go on stage without an audience, or at least with a small number of spectators.

Twitter is widely used, in which Rafa Nadal holds the record for the highest number of followers among tennis athletes: 15.7 million. In second place Federer, with about 12.7 million followers. Follows the American champion Serena Williams, the most followed tennis player on this social network with a figure that is around 10.8 million.

Rafael Nadal recently spoke at length about the people he considers to be the most instrumental figures during his playing career. The 20-time Major champion described the role played by his uncle and former coach Toni Nadal, as well as that of his parents, current coach Carlos Moya, Carlos Costa (manager) and Francisco Roig (assistant coach).

Rafael Nadal pays tribute to all the key members of his team
“Without all the people who have been by my side none of this (his success) would have been possible,” Rafael Nadal said. “That if my uncle had not introduced me to tennis or helped me decisively during practically my entire career, I would not be where I am.

That if my father and my mother had not been willing to accompany me to a place every weekend and not doing the things that maybe they had other options to do, maybe they had more fun.” According to Rafael Nadal, he might not have developed his perseverance and fighting spirit without the continuous support that he received.

“If I had not had the people who would have guided me on the right path, then perhaps I would not have had that spirit of perseverance, of overcoming,” the Spaniard continued. “I think I have been lucky to have the people by my side who have helped me

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