Dijana Djokovic, Novak's mother, has blamed the Australian authorities for treating his World No.1 son inhumanely in Melbourne hotel. She said Djokovic has a wall to stare at and can't even see a park in front or go out of the room.
In the previous edition of the tournament in 2019, Amit Panghal and Manish Kaushik won silver and bronze respectively, for India.
The 21-year-old Akash, who is a reigning national champion, prevailed 5-0 with a fabulous performance which was a perfect mix of powerful punching and great showmanship.
Besides Shiva Thapa, four other Indians to enter the Men's Boxing World Championships are Sanjeet (92kg), Nishant Dev (71kg), Akash Kumar (54kg) and Narender (+92).
Akash Kumar, who received a walkover in the last round, clinched it 5-0 to make the last-eight stage in his debut appearance.
Sumit prevailed 5-0 in the bout against Boltaev, who wasn't lacking in intent but was definitely nowhere close to the Indian when it came to punching cleanly.
Earlier, India's Varinder had to pull out of his 60kg category bout due to high fever but he tested negative for COVID-19.
India protested against the RSC loss of Lakshya Chahar (86kg) on Wednesday evening but it was rejected by the tournament jury.
Following Nishant Dev’s win, two other Indians Sumit (75kg) and Narender Berwal (+92kg) also won their respective first-round bouts late last night.
Thapa, who won a bronze at the showpiece in 2015, will face Sierra Leone's John Brown on October 30 in the round of 32.
Akash Sangwan defeated Turkey’s Furkan Adem 5-0 to enter the 67kg second round in a bout that went into late last night.
Rohit enjoyed an upper hand from the word go defeating Ecuador’s Jean Caicedo 5-0 in the 57kg opening round.
While Sachin (80kg) will face American Robby Gonzalez in the second round, Sanjeet (92kg) is up against Russian Andre Stotskii in his opening bout.
Indian men's boxing team will be in for a challenging time at the AIBA World Championships, starting at Belgrade on Monday.
More than 600 boxers from over 100 countries are set to compete. The competition will be held in 13 weight categories for the first time in AIBA's history.
Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said Saturday in Belgrade that a potential wave toward Europe must not take place. He adds that 'this is why we are in contact with countries in the region.'
If Djokovic wins gold in men's singles and at the US Open, he would be the first male tennis player to complete a 'Golden Slam'
Novak Djokovic racked up his 952nd Open Era victory with a straight-sets win against Federico Coria at the Belgrade Open and will now face Andrej Martin.
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.PTI Photo
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.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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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