Weekly Digest: Nadal's La Decima at the French Open

Rafael Nadal's record 10th French Open title, India's victory against South Africa to qualify for the Champions Trophy semifinals and Lewis Hamilton winning the Canadian Grand Prix were some of the major sporting highlights in the week gone by.

Rafael Nadal's won his tenth French Open title by decimating Stan Wawrinka.   -  GETTY IMAGES

TENNIS

Rafael Nadal demolished Stan Wawrinka in a one-sided final to capture a record 10th French Open title. Nadal triumphed 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 to become the first man in history to win the same major 10 times. (Report)

Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko stunned third seed Simona Halep 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 to win her maiden Grand Slam title and become the lowest-ranked champion in French Open history. (Report)

Rohan Bopanna clinched his maiden Grand Slam title by winning the French Open mixed doubles trophy with Canadian partner Gabriela Dabrowski. (Report)

 

CRICKET

India qualified for the semifinals of the ICC Champions Trophy, beating South Africa by eight wickets. Put into bat, South African batsmen chocked once again and were bundled out for 191. In reply, India had it easy with Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli dazzling with the bat. The defending champion takes on Bangladesh in the semis. (Report)

Shakib Al Hasan and Mahumudullah scored tons as Bangladesh created history by defeating New Zealand in Champions Trophy. The victory, invariably paved its way to the semifinals of the tournament--a first in the country's cricketing history. (Report)

Spinner Rashid Khan picked seven wickets for 18 runs as minnows Afghanistan stunned the West Indies in the first ODI. Coming into the tour from his spectacular outing in the IPL, Rashid made his presence felt. (Report)

After Ramachandra Guha, Vikram Limaye too is set to leave the Committee of Administrators (CoA). The veteran banker will quit on July 14 to take over as the Managing Director and CEO of National Stock Exchange (NSE). (Report)


FOOTBALL

The England boys made history on Sunday as they won the Under-20 World Cup, the country's first world title at any level since 1966, after a 35th-minute goal from Dominic Calvert-Lewin gave the side a 1-0 victory over Venezuela. (Report)

In an interview published in Swiss newspapers, FIFA president, Gianni  Infantino, said he expected the diplomatic situation in Qatar to be back to normal by the time 2022 World Cup is played in five-and-a-half years' time. (Report)

Swedish star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic's future at Manchester United is in some doubt after he was listed as being released by the club on an official list published by the Premier League on Friday. His contract at United ends on June 30th, after which he will be a free agent. (Report)

Norway club Stabaek JF, where the Indian national team goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh plays, is eyeing India for talent-spotting and football business. (Report)

Harry Kane marked his first game as captain with a stoppage-time equaliser as England denied Scotland a victory in Saturday's 2-2 World Cup qualifying draw in Glasgow. (Report)


OTHER SPORTS

Athletics: Usain Bolt, the world's fastest man, won his final race on Jamaican soil, in a time of 10.03s,  in front of a raucous crowd of 30,000 on the same track where he launched his international career at the world juniors in 2002. (Report)

The International Olympic Committee approved a mixed 4x400m relay along with 14 other events for Tokyo 2020, hailing the moves as “an important step” for gender equality at the Games. (Report)

Hockey: India and Pakistan men’s teams would face-off on a consistent basis, at least on the hockey field, come 2019. This became possible after both teams made the cut for the new Home-and-Away League after the final line-up was announced by the FIH. (Report)

Formula One: Lewis Hamilton won the Canadian Grand Prix. Ten years after his maiden win here, he won for a sixth time in Montreal and dented Vettel’s championship lead in the process. (Report)