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Yearender 2021: Sports Helped Fight Vagaries Even As Mental Health And Racism Dominated Headlines

Dec 25, 2021 Jayanta Oinam

Sports was at its grandest best in the Land of the Rising Sun. In COVID times, it was nothing short of a miracle for Japan to successfully stage Tokyo Olympics. Here's a look back at world sports in 2021.

Alexander Zverev Beats Daniil Medvedev, Lifts ATP Finals Trophy For 2nd Time

Nov 22, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

The ATP Finals title culminates quite a year for Alexander Zverev, who also won the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics and has now finished 2021 with more wins on tour — 59, one more than Daniil Medvedev — than anyone else.


ATP Finals: Alexander Zverev Beats Novak Djokovic, Sets Up Title Clash Vs Daniil Medvedev

The result means Novak Djokovic can’t match Roger Federer’s record of six titles at the season-ending event for the top eight players. At least not this year.

ATP Finals: Casper Ruud Joins Novak Djokovic, Daniil Medvedev, Alexander Zverev In Semis

Nov 20, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Casper Ruud will face Daniil Medvedev, while Novak Djokovic and Alexander Zverev will renew their budding rivalry.


ATP Finals: Alexander Zverev Joins Novak Djokovic, Daniil Medvedev In Semifinals

Alexander Zverev will meet Novak Djokovic in the semifinal of the season-ending event. Zverev lost to Djokovic at the Australian Open and US Open this year but won in the Tokyo Olympics.

17 November, 2021

ATP Finals: Daniil Medvedev Beats Alexander Zverev To Reach Semifinals

Associated Press (AP)

US Open 2021 champion Daniil Medvedev moved level with Alexander Zverev on a tour-leading 56 wins after a tense tiebreaker in the decisive set.


15 November, 2021

ATP Finals: Daniil Medvedev, Alexander Zverev Win; Matteo Berrettini Retires With Injury

Associated Press (AP)

The result moved Alexander Zverev ahead of Daniil Medvedev atop the Red Group in the round-robin format.


08 November, 2021

Paris Masters Tennis: Novak Djokovic Beats Daniil Medvedev For Record 37th Masters Title

Associated Press (AP)

Djokovic moved one clear of fellow 20-time Grand Slam winner Rafael Nadal for Masters trophies, and nine ahead of Roger Federer, the other tennis great with 20 majors.


07 November, 2021

Paris Masters Tennis: Novak Djokovic Reaches Final, To End Record 7th Year As No. 1

Associated Press (AP)

Serbian Novak Djokovic, who is on course for a record-extending sixth Paris Masters title, moved one ahead of American Pete Sampras, who secured his six top year-end finishes from 1993-98.


06 November, 2021

Paris Masters: Novak Djokovic, Daniil Medvedev Enter Semis

Associated Press (AP)

Djokovic is also vying for a record 37th Masters title. He is tied on 36 with fellow 20-time Grand Slam winner Rafael Nadal.


26 October, 2021

Davis Cup Tennis Finals: World No. 1 Novak Djokovic, Daniil Medvedev Headline Rosters

Associated Press (AP)

Starting from November 25, a total of 18 countries will participate in group-stage matches. The semifinals and final will be held in the city of Madrid.


14 September, 2021

Vladimir Putin Hails Daniil Medvedev's 'Brilliant Victory' Over Novak Djokovic In US Open Final

Associated Press (AP)

By beating Novak Djokovic in Sunday's final, Daniil Medvedev became the first Russian to win a major title since Maria Sharapova in 2014.


14 September, 2021

Novak Djokovic 'Still Hanging On,' Seeking Major Titles After The US Open Final Humbling

Associated Press (AP)

The No. 1-ranked Djokovic acknowledged as much after crying during the last changeover of his 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 loss to Daniil Medvedev in the U.S. Open final.


13 September, 2021

'Relief' Novak Djokovic Says He's 'Glad It Was Over' After Losing US Open Final To Daniil Medvedev

Associated Press (AP)

Novak Djokovic was bidding to become the first man after Rod Laver, in 1969, to win all four Grand Slam tournaments in a calendar year.


13 September, 2021

US Open 2021: Daniil Medvedev Ends Novak Djokovic's Calendar Year Slam Dream

Associated Press (AP)

Russia's Daniil Medvedev won his first Grand Slam title by defeating Novak Djokovic 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 in a lopsided US Open men's singles final.


12 September, 2021

Novak Djokovic Bids For History At US Open: Calendar Grand Slam, 21st Major

Associated Press (AP)

Djokovic needs one more victory to go 28-0 at Grand Slam tournaments and claim all four trophies in a single season


11 September, 2021

US Open 2021: Novak Djokovic Beats Alexander Zverev To Reach 31st Grand Slam Final

Associated Press (AP)

Djokovic defeated German Zverev 4-6, 6-2, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 in the semifinals at Flushing Meadows and is just one win shy of completing the calendar Grand Slam


22 August, 2021

Watch - Daniil Medvedev Crashes Into TV Camera, Knocked Out Of Cincinnati Open

Associated Press (AP)

The World No.2 took a medical timeout to check the condition of his hand, but returned to play out the match.


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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