Roger Federer’s forward defensive shot floors Sachin Tendulkar

first_imgSachin Tendulkar was highly impressed by Roger Federer’s cricket skills and the legend of the game tweeted his good friend to praise him.Tendulkar was all praise of the Swiss’ hand-eye co-ordination on the grasscoart on Monday during his round-of-16 match with Adrian Mannarino.”As always, great hand-eye co-ordination. @rogerfederer, let’s exchange notes on cricket and tennis after you win your 9th Wimbledon title,” wrote Sachin on Twitter.The Tennis legend was seen going to his front-foot and defending the ball with the middle of his racket after Mannarino returned the ball to him. Mannarion was already handed a point after Federer’s shot landed outside the court.Roger Federer shows off his cricketing skills in WimbledonAs always, great hand-eye co-ordination. @rogerfederer, lets exchange notes on cricket and tennis after you win your 9th @Wimbledon title https://t.co/2TNUHGn1zKSachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 10, 2018Federer also replied to Tendulkar and said that he is ready to take notes now itself.why wait? I’m ready to take notes! @sachin_rt https://t.co/UjH5m1wuNTRoger Federer (@rogerfederer) July 10, 2018Wimbledon then took to Twitter and tagged International Cricket Council (ICC), the world cricket’s governing body, to ask how much “ratings” Federer deserved for that forward defence shot.ICC replied with an image of Test rankings for batsmen which showed Federer ranked as the No. 1 in the world.The cricket body also compared Federer’s shot to Sachin Tendulkar and shared the famous Spiderman meme showing Tendulkar meeting Fedrer. ICC captioned the meme: “When greatness recognises greatness.”advertisement*sigh* ok… pic.twitter.com/KXnhaznxL8ICC (@ICC) July 9, 2018When greatness recognises greatness pic.twitter.com/UB2hJli5gwICC (@ICC) July 9, 2018Federer then went onto reach the quarter-finals with a 6-0 7-5 6-4 win over Mannarino.The 20-time Grand Slam champion was in blinding form during the first set, which blazed by in 16 minutes, but after the Swiss missed four break points in the opening game of the second set, Mannarino made more of a match of it.The world number 26 became the first man to reach break points against the 36-year-old at the All England Club this year, but failed to convert any of them as Federer made it to at least the last eight of the grasscourt major for the 16th time.Federer, who has now won 32 sets on the trot, needs one more straight sets victory to break his previous longest streak at the All England Club. He holds the record of 34 consecutive sets at Wimbledon between the third round in 2005 and the final in 2006.The eight-time champion will next play South African eighth seed Kevin Anderson in the quarter-finals on Wednesday.last_img read more

Ronaldo is the best player in history, Zidane agrees

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo Ronaldo is the best player in history, Zidane agrees Ryan Benson Last updated 1 year ago 22:55 12/8/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(9) zidane-ronaldo-cropped Getty Images Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Zinédine Zidane Real Madrid v Sevilla Sevilla Primera División The Portuguese proclaimed himself the greatest exponent of the game ever – and his coach is not about to disagree Zinedine Zidane agrees with Cristiano Ronaldo’s bold claim that he is the “best player in history” following the Real Madrid star’s record-equalling fifth Ballon d’Or triumph on Thursday.Ronaldo beat Lionel Messi and Neymar to the prestigious individual gong, moving level on five with his Argentinian rival.And the Portugal international came out with the assertion that his victory makes him the best footballer in history, claiming that there is nobody who can do what he does. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player When asked if he agreed, Zidane said: “Yes. There are lots of players who have been very successful in this club, but no one has achieved what he has, and what he’s still going to achieve.”I think he’s the best player in the world. It’s easy to praise Ronaldo, though there’s little more that can be said.”You can see what he contributes to game every time he pays – he’s phenomenal.GFX Ronaldo“Just the other day I was chatting with a few people and said that a player who plays 15 years here will not achieve what Ronaldo has.”He’s made history here and will hopefully stay until he decides to hang up his boots.”Ronaldo often finds himself the subject of speculation that he is not happy in Madrid and is angling for a move away, but Zidane insists such stories are pure fiction.”He will always be here,” Zidane said. “There’s always that same debate with Ronaldo, if he’s happy or not.”People just want to ruffle his feathers, upset Real Madrid and those working here. He’s happy here, playing for the best club in the word.”There’s no debate, he came out and said so himself. We shouldn’t read too much into anything else now.”last_img read more