Cameron Norrie Beats Nikoloz Basilashvili To Claim Indian Wells Title

Cameron Norrie’s breakthrough season reached a high point in the California desert on Sunday with a 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 win over Nikoloz Basilashvili to become the first Briton to win the ATP Indian Wells title. Norrie rallied from a set down to earn his career best 47th win of the season and is the first player from Great Britain to lift the trophy, achieving what former finalists Andy Murray, Tim Henman and Greg Rusedski failed to do. This is Norrie’s second title in his sixth ATP final of the season…

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Norrie ‘took ownership of his tennis’ reveals ex-coach on transformation

Cameron Norrie ‘took ownership of his tennis’ reveals ex-coach on transformation Cameron Norrie has truly reshaped his approach to and performance within the sport in recent months according to this tennis figure. The British star surprised everyone by winning Indian Wells having never previously claimed a main draw victory at the event. Following the triumph Jame Trotman, former coach to Norrie, believes that time away from the court during the pandemic really helped the 26-year-old rethink his outlook. “He was looking to play more aggressively,” Trotman told i News of…

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Jets announce captain Blake Wheeler is in NHL’s COVID-19 protocols

Winnipeg Jets captain Blake Wheeler has entered the NHL’s COVID-19 protocols, the team announced Monday. Jets captain Blake Wheeler has entered the NHL’s COVID-19 protocols. — Winnipeg Jets PR (@WpgJetsPR) October 18, 2021 A player entering the protocols does not necessarily mean they have tested positive for the virus. No further details about his situation were provided at this time and his status for tomorrow’s game against the Minnesota Wild is unknown. Through the first two games of this season, the 35-year-old has one assist. Originally drafted by the Arizona…

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ATP Rankings: Roger Federer Drops Out Of Top 10 As Cameron Norrie Jumps 11 Spots

Roger Federer dropped out of the top 10 in the ATP rankings on Monday for the first time in almost five years, as newly-crowned Indian Wells champion Cameron Norrie jumped 11 spots. Federer, 40, has not played due to a right knee injury since losing in the Wimbledon quarter-finals to Hubert Hurkacz in July. Poland’s Hurkacz climbed two places to 10th after making the Indian Wells last eight last week, knocking Federer down to 11th. It is the first time the 20-time Grand Slam champion has been ranked outside the…

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Hampstead & Westminster maintain 6 point lead

Vitality Women’s Hockey League Premier Division Review – 16 October 2021 Buckingham v Hampstead & Westminster – Lawrence King Hampstead & Westminster won 4-3 at Buckingham to maintain both their one hundred per cent record and their six point lead at the top of the Vitality Women’s Hockey League Premier Division table. Amazingly, the game was goalless for the first 48 minutes before Jo Day gave Buckingham the lead in the 49th minute.  Hampstead immediately replied in the same minute and they went ahead in the 51st minute, both goals…

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Two more qualify for ATP Finals with two spots still up for grabs

Two more qualify for ATP Finals with two spots still up for grabs Cameron Norrie has the opportunity to become the first British man since Andy Murray in 2016 to appear at the ATP finals Andrey Rublev and Matteo Berrettini became the latest players to ensure their place at the ATP Finals following the conclusion of Indian Wells. Berrettini and Rublev join Novak Djokovic, Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, and Alexander Zverev in cementing their spot in the season-ending event. Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem, two mainstays of recent editions, will…

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Former Renault F1 engine man Taffin joins Oreca

Renault F1’s former chief engine architect Remi Taffin has joined French constructor Oreca as its technical director. Taffin was a long-standing member of Renault’s F1 effort, joining the manufacturer in 1999 and later leading its engine department in Viry-Châtillon where he remained until his departure in June earlier this year. But the 47-year-old engineer is now set to open a new chapter in his motorsport career by transferring his expertise to Oreca. Taffin will work out of the sportscar manufacturer’s Signes base at the Circuit Paul Ricard as well as…

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Jack Todd: Dismal start to season puts Habs’ many shortcomings on display

Breadcrumb Trail Links Sports NHL Montreal Canadiens Hockey Inside Out Hockey With the Canadiens’ heavyweights absent, a toothless power play and a winless record, the Stanley Cup final feels like a very long time ago Author of the article: Jack Todd  •  Special to Montreal Gazette Publishing date: Oct 17, 2021  •  16 hours ago  •  4 minute read  •  49 Comments Montreal Canadiens head coach Doninique Ducharme, centre, looks on from the bench during first period NHL hockey action against the New York Rangers in Montreal, Saturday, October 16, 2021.…

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Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur Becomes First Arab Tennis Player To Reach Top 10

Ons Jabeur of Tunisia broke into the world’s top 10 in women’s WTA rankings.© AFP Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur became the first Arab tennis player to break into the world’s top 10 on Monday, while Indian Wells champion Paula Badosa gained 14 places in the latest WTA rankings. Jabeur, a Wimbledon quarter-finalist earlier from this year, was beaten by Spain’s Badosa in the Indian Wells semi-finals last Friday. Before the tournament, 14th place was the highest achieved by Arab players, a record which was jointly held by Jabeur and former Moroccan…

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Ex-Renault engine chief Remi Taffin lands role with ORECA

Former Renault engine boss Remi Taffin has landed a new role in motor sport as the ORECA Group’s technical director. Taffin, a 20-year Renault stalwart, joined the French team back in 1999 and worked his way up the ranks. Helping power Fernando Alonso to the 2005 and 2006 Drivers’ titles, Taffin continued his rise before being promoted to engine technical director in 2016, handed overall responsibility for the power unit developed at the Viry-Châtillon site. Initially he remained with the company as the Formula 1 team transitioned into its new…

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