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Will Roger Federer continue his descent from the totem pole?

Roger Federer - Australian Open 2009

Roger Federer won his last major in January 2010 in Melbourne at the Australian Open.

The six majors that followed were divided among two bionic contestants, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.

The Spaniard claimed four, the Serb two.

Has the Swiss truly fallen by the wayside?

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French Open 2011: Top four seeds match wits in men’s draw

Rafael Nadal

“The hunter has become the hunted”

Novak Djokovic has his sights lined up on his third major and the No.1 ranking at the French Open. Barring his path to the final is Roger Federer, holder of 16 Grand Slams.

The duo fought it out at the semis at the last two majors, with Djokovic mastering his erstwhile conqueror. This year, Federer is content to lurk in the shadows while the top two seeds battle it out for the premier ranking in men’s tennis.

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Dual sponsorship move in IPL draws criticism

What this means is that teams can now have different sponsors for their home and away games.

What next?

Home and away captains?

The move is a ploy to help teams earn additional revenue.

Soccer teams wear different coloured jerseys for home and away ties.

But different sponsors?

Is the colour of money different when home or away?

Existing sponsors are displeased.

New sponsors might come in only at the expense of current ones. The rumblings against the ad-hoc running of the Indian Premier League resound higher.

The BCCI sure believes that they have to be first—in everything. From the sublime to the ridiculous.

Quote of the day:
A sympathetic Scot summed it all up very neatly in the remark, "You should make a point of trying every experience once, excepting incest and folk dancing." – Sir Arnold Bax

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