A chronic foot injury that left him on crutches and a case of Covid in late December put his trip to Melbourne and even his career in jeopardy. Yet, as The Great Ones so often do, Rafael Nadal defied the odds to win his 21st Grand Slam title, beating Russia’s Daniil Medvedev in the Australian Open final.

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Mithali Raj is optimistic about India’s chances of winning the Cup. “Importantly, having played against England and Australia, though we lost the series, our team looked very competitive. This gives us a lot of confidence as we look ahead,” she says.


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