Carlos Alcaraz

Carlos Alcaraz, the new U.S. Open champion and world No. 1, is a brilliant amalgam of each of the Big Three. Start with the jaw­dropping athleticism and scintillating shot­making of Roger Federer. Add the technical perfection and blazing speed of Novak Djokovic. Finish this otherworldly creation with the fierce competitiveness and rugged physicality of Rafael Nadal. (Issue date: October 01, 2022.)

James Anderson

The English pacer picked his 950th international wicket during the second Test against South Africa at his home ground in Old Trafford, Manchester, breaking Glenn McGrath’s record for most wickets by a fast bowler in international cricket. (Issue date: September 17, 2022.)

Tejaswin Shankar

Tejaswin Shankar battled selection uncertainties to fulfil his dream of winning a medal at the Commonwealth Games. But the 23­-year-­old doesn’t want to dwell on his achievement as he has his new job to contend with and a new discipline to master. (Issue date: September 3, 2022.)

Golden Boys

Jeremy Lalrinnunga & Achinta Sheuli maintained India’s dominance in the weightlifting arena with gold-winning performances at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. (Issue date: August 20, 2022.)

Golden Stars

Here’s a list of all the Commonwealth Games gold medallists from India. (Issue date: August 6, 2022.)

Jonny Bairstow

The Englishman destroyed the Indian attack in the Birmingham Test with a power-packed 106 in the first innings followed by an unbeaten 114, when fashioning the chase in the company of Joe Root. (Issue date: July 23, 2022.)

Stephen Curry

The Golden State Warriors star made merry in the finals averaging 31.2 points, six rebounds and five assists, scoring on 44% of his three-point shots to lead his side to the NBA title. (Issue date: July 09, 2022.)

Rafael Nadal

"I, for sure, never believed I would be here at 36 being competitive again, playing in the most important court of my career one more time in the final,” Nadal said, after clinching his 22nd Grand Slam. (Issue date: June 25, 2022.)

Manchester City

Pep Guardiola has now led Manchester City to four English Premier League titles in his first six seasons in England. (Issue date: June 11, 2022.)

Karim Benzema

The Real star became the joint-highest goal-scorer (10 goals) in the knockouts of a UEFA Champions League season, level with Cristiano Ronaldo, who had the same number of goals in 2016-17. (Issue date: May 28, 2022.)