US Open: Indian challenge ends as Bopanna suffers defeats in Men’s and Mixed Doubles

first_imgIndia’s campaign at the US Open came to an end after Rohan Bopanna suffered twin defeats in both the men’s and mixed doubles events here.On Sunday night, the top-ranked Indian men’s doubles player and his Canadian partner Denis Shapovalov suffered a 3-6 4-6 loss to the 15th seeds Neal Skupski and Jamie Murray of Great Britain in a second round match that lasted one hour 15 minutes.In the mixed doubles event, Bopanna and Abigail Spears of the United States went down fighting 5-7 6-7 (4) against French-American pair of Fabrice Martin and Raquel Atawo also in the second round.With Bopanna’s ouster, India’s challenge ended in the US Open as Leander Paes and Divij Sharan had made first round exits in the men’s doubles event.In the singles event, Sumit Nagal and Prajnesh Gunneswaran also suffered first round defeats at the hands of Roger Federer and Daniil Medvedev respectively.Also Read | US Open: Rohan Bopanna-Denis Shapovalov stun 4th seeds, Divij Sharan, Leander Paes oustedAlso Read | US Open: Sumit Nagal 1st Indian to take a set off Roger FedererAlso Seelast_img read more

ESPN Computer Releases New CFB Playoff Prediction

first_imgA general view during the national anthem prior to the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers.TAMPA, FL – JANUARY 09: A general view during the national anthem prior to the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)We’re through six weeks of the college football and we’re finally starting to get a picture of which teams can compete for a national title. Alabama is the unquestioned leader in every poll and metric to win back-to-back titles.Can anyone take down the Tide? ESPN’s computer model, FiveThirtyEight, released its predictions for the College Football Playoff.So, who made the list? No surprise, the Crimson Tide sit at No. 1, while the unbeaten Clemson Tigers came in at No. 2.Here’s the top four:AlabamaClemsonOhio StateNotre DameGeorgia, which sits at No. 2 in the AP and Coaches’ Poll, came in at No. 5 on this list. The Bulldogs face four-straight ranked opponents in LSU, Florida, Kentucky and Auburn before finishing the season against UMass and Georgia Tech.A repeat of last year’s foursome isn’t likely, unless Oklahoma wins out and gets a little help along the way.The first CFB Playoff rankings come out on October 30.[538]last_img read more