Weekly digest (Jun 3-9): From Nadal's 12th French Open title to Portugal's Nations League win

A round-up of all that happened in the world of sport over the last week, including Rafael Nadal's 12th French Open title and Portugal's Nations League triumph.

Published : Jun 10, 2019 01:57 IST , Chennai

Rafael Nadal secured his 12th French Open title and 18th career major on Sunday, beating Dominic Thiem in four sets at Roland Garros.
Rafael Nadal secured his 12th French Open title and 18th career major on Sunday, beating Dominic Thiem in four sets at Roland Garros.

Rafael Nadal secured his 12th French Open title and 18th career major on Sunday, beating Dominic Thiem in four sets at Roland Garros.



India beat South Africa by six wickets and, on Sunday, beat Australia by 36 runs to make a perfect start to its World Cup campaign.

In what was a shocking revelation, it came to light that AB de Villiers had considered coming out of retirement to be part of South Africa's World Cup squad. ( REPORT )

Rohit Sharma became just the second Indian batsman, after Sachin Tendulkar, to score 2000 ODI runs against Australia. ( REPORT )


Robin Uthappa will play for Kerala in the 2019-20 season, the KCA officials confirmed on Saturday. ( REPORT )

The Committee of Administrators (CoA) turned down Royal Challengers Bangalore's request to conduct the mixed gender T20 match, citing that the BCCI rules don’t allow contracted players to be part of exhibition games.( REPORT )


Portugal beat Netherlands 1-0 in the Nations League final, with Goncalo Guedes's 60th-minute goal proving to be the difference. ( REPORT )

England beat Switzerland 6-5 on penalties to win the third-place playoff in the Nations League finals on Sunday. ( REPORT )

Eden Hazard completed his long-awaited move from Chelsea to Real Madrid on Friday and could become the Spanish club’s most expensive signing in its history. ( REPORT )

India beat Thailand 1-0 to finish third in the King's Cup. ( REPORT )

Ellen White scored her third goal in as many games against Scotland, and Nikita Parris was also on target in a 2-1 victory as England's World Cup campaign got off to a winning start in Nice. ( REPORT )


Rafael Nadal won his 12th French Open title, beating Dominic Thiem 6-3 5-7 6-1 6-1 on Sunday. ( REPORT )

Ashleigh Barty won her first singles major of her career, beating Marketa Vondrousova 6-1 6-3 on Saturday. ( REPORT )

Andy Murray has said that he'd be happy even if he doesn't return to play singles. ( REPORT )

On the back of his straight-sets semifinal defeat to Nadal, Roger Federer said he could return to Roland Garros in 2020. ( REPORT )


Lewis Hamilton won a controversial Canadian Grand Prix to extend his lead in the world championship as a five-second time penalty denied Sebastian Vettel a first Formula One win of the season. ( REPORT )



Indian para-athletes Sandeep and Suman broke two World Records in the javelin throw event at the World Para Athletics Grand Prix in Grosseto, Italy on Saturday. ( REPORT )

Indian national record holder Tejaswin Shankar bagged the silver medal at the American NCAA track and field championships at Austin in Texas with a season-best jump of 2.27m. ( REPORT )

Russia's participation at the Doha world championships remains on tenterhooks after the IAAF voted Saturday to maintain its ban on the track and field giants over doping. ( REPORT )


Eight different players got on the scoresheet as India struck 10 unanswered goals against Russia in the first match of the FIH Series Finals at Bhubaneswar on Thursday. ( REPORT )


Toronto Raptors edged closer to a NBA title after upstaging two-time reigning champion Golden State Warriors 105-92 in Game Four. ( REPORT )


P. V. Sindhu and Sameer Verma crashed out of the Australian Open at the second-round stage, losing to Nitchaon Jindapol and Wang Tzu Wei respectively. ( REPORT )


Anirban Lahiri qualified for his 16th Major and third US Open on Tuesday. ( REPORT )


India beat Poland 3-1 in the FIH Series Finals on Friday. ( REPORT )


Ayush Rudraraju wins gold in International Junior Shotgun Cup. ( REPORT )


Dragan Mihailovic, the new head coach of the Indian volleyball team, set his players a top-eight finish as the target in the FIBA Asian Cup Qualifiers. ( REPORT )


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