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Djokovic won Federer to win fifth Wimbledon title:

  • Novak Djokovic won his fifth Wimbledon title. 
  • He defeated Swiss tennis ace Roger Federer 7-6, 1-6, 7-6, 4-6, 13-12 in a match that lasted for more than four hours.
  • The match to be decided in the fifth set.
  • Federer and Djokovic won two sets each in the longest ever final.
  • This is  Djokovic`s 16th Grand Slam and 5th Wimbledon title. 
  • He is level with Bjorn Borg as a five-time Wimbledon winner.

About Novak Djokovic:

He is a Serbian professional tennis player who is currently ranked world No. 1 in men`s singles tennis by the Association of Tennis Professionals.

Olympic Games‎: ‎(‎2008‎)

Tour Finals‎: ‎W (‎2008‎, ‎2012‎, ‎2013‎, ‎2014‎, ‎2015‎)

FanMojo appointed Prithvi Shaw as its brand ambassador:

FanMojo has appointed Prithvi Shaw as its brand ambassador. FanMojo is a fantasy sports platform and it is owned by mobile tech company U2opia Global.

A lot of former as well as current cricketers including Kapil Dev, MS Dhoni, Virat Kholi and Murali Karthik have associated themselves with various Fantasy cricket league. 

Prithvi Shaw:

Prithvi Pankaj Shaw is an Indian cricketer and former India national under-19 cricket team captain. His first international appearance was on 4 October 2018. He is the second-youngest Indian cricketer, after Tendulkar, to make a Test century and the youngest Indian to do so on Test debut.


FanMojo was introduced to the market in 2016. It series of problems and scams and then it made a comeback in 2018. Recently, the startup has appointed Prithvi Shaw as its brand ambassador.

It is a fantasy platform where users play skill-based games to earn money. On the platform, fans can compete against each other to win cash prizes by selecting top five batsmen in a cricket match. With the fastest Paytm cash-out and social features, Fanmojo is a leading platform for skill-based games in India. FanMojo is expected to touch Rs.11,990 crores by 2023. The growth of the startup is aggressive within the past 2 years.

New Features in FanMojo:

Football and Kabaddi were added along with cricket as a category. 

Cricket was expanded to cover tournaments across the globe and formats from T20 to test matches. 

Multiple payment channels were integrated.

PV Sindhu to spearhead Indian campaign at Indonesia Open Badminton:

  • PV Sindhu won the Indian campaign at the Indonesia Open Badminton tournament beginning.
  • The tournament took place at Jakarta. 
  • Sindhu will play her opening game against Japan`s Aya Ohori tomorrow. 
  • Saina Nehwal will not take part in the tournament.
  • Kidambi Srikanth is placed at 8th position.
  • B. Sai Praneeth and HS Prannoy are other Indians seen in action in the Singles.
  • Srikanth face Japan`s Kenta Nishimoto, Praneeth take on Wong Wing Ki of Hong Kong. 
  • Prannoy meet second-seeded Chinese Shi Yuqi.
  • Ashwini Ponnappa, N. Sikki Reddy, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty are among those will figure in the Doubles.

Indians bagged 6 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze at Kladno Memorial Athletics Meet at Kladno:

Indian athlete Mohammad Anas won gold in men’s 400m  and Hima Das won gold in women’s 200m event at Kladno Memorial Athletics Meet at Kladno in Czech Republic. Indians bagged 6 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze.

Mohammad Anas:

Anas won  his own national record in men’s 400m race and clocked with an effort of 45.21 seconds. Earlier, he set the national record as he clocked 45.24 seconds which he recorded in 2018.  Anas finished nearly one second ahead of silver winner Omelko Rafal (46.19) of Poland.

Hima Das:

Hima Das timed 23.43 seconds to win gold while she has personal best of 23.10 sec in 200m. She won another gold in Poznan Athletics Grand Prix in Poland and one more at the Kutno Athletics Meet in Poland. This is Hima Das 3rd international triumph in within 2 weeks. 

The other gold winner in the event are:

Archana in 100m (11.74 sec) 

Lili Das in 1500m (4:19.05) 

Harsh Kumar in 400m (46.76 sec) 

Sahil Silwal in javelin throw (78.50m)

Women’s 4×100 relay(45.81 sec).

IAF to host the 24 Hours Asia and Oceania Championships in 2020-21 in Bengaluru:

The Indian Athletics Federation (IAF) has decided to host a 24 Hours Asia and Oceania Championships in 2020 and a 100 km Asia and Oceania Championships in 2021 in Bangalore. It aims to boost the ultra race in India.


A team led by Nadeem Khan, the head of the IAU, inspected the facilities in Bengaluru as it will be hosting the two continental events. The 2 events will be sponsored by NEB Sports, which are coming to India for the first time. 

Ultra Race:

The Ultra race is governed by the International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU). Any race longer than the traditional 42,195 km marathon is Ultra race. Ultra races are played at a set distance, such as 50 km, 100 km and longer events, or a set time, such as 6 hours, 24 hours and multi-day events. 

India`s achievement in Ultra race:

India won an individual and team medal in the 2018 24-hours Asian and Oceania Championships in Taipei. Ullas Narayana covered a distance of 250 km in 24 hours and won bronze and an Indian team composed of Ullas, Sunil Sharma and Lallu participated in the event.




Right-arm medium pacer, Dernbach retires on day of England’s 2019 World Cup win:

Right-arm medium pacer, Jade Dernbach(33) of England announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket on the day England won 2019 World Cup held at Lord’s (also known as Lord’s Cricket Ground), London.

Key points:

i. He was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, and moved to England as a 14-year-old.

ii. He last played an international match in 2014. He made his first-class debut in 2003 and won the NBC Denis Compton Award in 2004 and 2009.

iii. He made his international debut in 2011 & represented England 58 times.

iv. He made his debut for Surrey against India ‘A’ at the age of 17. In 2006, he became the club’s leading wicket-taker and came up with a superlative performance at the Natwest Pro40.

Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju launches AIFF Golden Baby Leagues handbook:

  • Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju launched the All India Football Federation`s Golden Baby Leagues handbook 2019-20 
  • The book is based on the sidelines of the Intercontinental Cup 
  • The function took place in Ahmedabad . 
  • The launch marked the renaming of the `AIFF Baby Leagues` to `AIFF Golden Baby Leagues`, with emphasis being laid for ages under 6 to under 12 both for girls and boys. 
  • The handbook is a guide to organise the Golden BabyLeague. 
  • The Leagues aim to provide access to football in localities irrespective of gender, religion, economic background.  

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