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Top 7 Tennis Players who made India proud

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There’s something about Wimbledon! The beauty and majesty to Wimbledon is unique and described beautifully many times by the players. It is considered as the most prestigious among tennis Grand Slam events. To win here is every player’s most cherished dream. And those who have actually made it know what a unique feeling it is. There’s no better place to make a name for tennis players worldwide.

Originated in 1877, Indians have been participating at Wimbledon since the year 1908. Here is a list of players who made India proud by winning at Wimbledon:

Sardar Nihal Singh

Singh was the first to play Wimbledon Championship in India. This amazing and immensely skilled player played around 3 Wimbledon tournaments between the years 1908 and 1910. He won in both the singles and doubles category. Later in the year 1910, Singh reached the third round for the singles category of men. This was his best performance in three years. The tennis player played more than a decade prior to the establishment of the ‘All India Lawn Tennis Association’ or AILTA in 1920. In 1921, India made its debut at the Davis Cup and reached the semi-finals of the tournament.

Vijay Amritraj

Vijay had been one of the most popular faces of Indian tennis. He is widely revered and remembered for his excellent performance in at Wimbledon Championships in 1973. He reached the quarter-finals. He also made it to the quarters easily. He managed to give Jan Kodes a tough fight in the quarters. However, he lost narrowly in a 5-set thriller. Amritraj’s impressive performance in the striking tennis event won him accolades from all corners.

Amritraj proved his caliber as one of the greatest tennis players of India after making it to the Wimbledon quarter-finals for the second time. Once again, he was unseeded before the start. He challenged the iconic American tennis player, Jimmy Connors in the quarters (a 5-set encounter). This amazing player played over 90 games across categories in 18 consecutive Wimbledon tournaments held between years 1972 and 1990. Presently, he provides commentary for Wimbledon games shown on Indian television.

Mahesh Bhupathi

Of course, this list is incomplete without mentioning Mahesh Bhupathi, the first Indian to win a Grand Slam tournament for year 1997 at the Roland Garros (French Open). He won under the men’s doubles category. Later, he partnered with Leander Paes and made it to the doubles finals in all four Grand Slams. He won two of these – (Roland Garros and Wimbledon).

Leander Paes

The player became the third Indian to win the junior title for the year 1990. He was seeded 11 and Paes defeated South African Marcus Ondruska, seeded two. Paes also appeared in the men’s singles event for 1996 but failed to go past the first round. Mahesh Bhupati along Paes created history in 1999 by becoming the first Indians to win a major title at Wimbledon. Paes also won the mixed doubles title with American Lisa Raymond.

Sania Mirza

She is India’s first female tennis player who created a history in the year 2015 by becoming the first female player from India to win a women’s doubles Grand Slam trophy at Wimbledon. In this event, she partnered with the Swiss player Martina Hingis. In 2003, Sania had also won doubles junior Wimbledon championship in women’s category with Russian partner Alisa Kleybanova.

Sumit Nagal

This talented Indian tennis player made his entry in the year 2015. Nagpal is the sixth Indian to win a Grand Slam junior title. He played along with his partner Nam Hoang Ly for the boy’s doubles at Wimbledon.

Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan

Born on 20 October 1988, Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan is a professional Indian tennis player who won the doubles title with Rohan Bopanna at 2017 Aircel Chennai Open. As per the latest updates on tennis, he ranked 81 after breaking into the ATP top 100 doubles rankings in the year 2016.

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Four Indian police, two militants killed in Kashmir attack: police

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SRINAGAR (Reuters) – Four Indian paramilitary policemen and two militants were killed in a gunbattle that ensued after militants stormed into a police training center in Kashmir on Sunday, a police official said.

At least two militants entered the building at around 2:30 a.m. at Letpora, south of Srinagar, Rajesh Yadhav, a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) spokesman told Reuters.

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The militants fired indiscriminately and lobbed grenades before heading into the center, Yadhav said.

He said two militants and four police were killed in the gunbattle.

SN Srinvastav, special director general of the CRPF, said that there could be one or more militants still hiding.

“We hope that we will conclude the operation as soon as possible”, he said.

S P Vaid, director general of Jammu and Kashmir police, said that a search operation was going on, adding that they had received tip-offs about an impending militant strike in the Kashmir for the past three days.

“They (militants) were trying. They probably could not get a place and time earlier. So, they struck last night,” Vaid said.

Militants have targeted police camps in Kashmir in recent months. Eight Indian police officials were killed when Jaish-e-Mohammad militants attacked a security camp in southern Kashmir in August.

Indian troops have killed 206 militants this year, Vaid said. Last year’s total was 150.

India accuses Pakistan of training and arming militants and helping them infiltrate across the Line of Control that divides Kashmir. Pakistan denies those allegations.

The South Asian neighbors have fought two of their three wars since independence in 1947 over Muslim-majority Kashmir, which they both claim in full but rule in part.

Writing by Sudarshan Varadhan; Editing by Alison Williams

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New year could bring record low temperatures to U.S. Midwest, East Coast

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(Reuters) – Bitterly cold weather will usher in the new year for much of the United States east of the Rocky Mountains this weekend, bringing record low temperatures to the Midwest, making travel difficult and putting a chill on New Year’s Eve celebrations.

The mercury in New York City’s Times Square was expected to drop to about 10 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 12 Celsius) with a wind chill at nearly 0 F (minus 18C) during the final hours of 2017, the National Weather Service said, testing the willpower of hundreds of thousands of New Year’s Eve revelers.

In the heartland, next week could bring low temperatures last recorded 130 years ago to parts of Nebraska, said David Eastlack, a meteorologist with the weather service. That includes a record low for the date of minus 22F (minus 30C) for Tuesday.

“The bitter cold is going to be dangerous,” he said in a phone interview, warning residents of eastern Nebraska and western Iowa to avoid venturing outside or taking a car trip. He said that the wind chills will be near minus 35F (minus 37C), a level when frostbite could set in within 10 minutes.
People cross 6th Avenue and 42nd Street as a cold weather front hits the region, in Manhattan, New York, U.S., December 30, 2017. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

The weather service predicted lows would hit minus 20F to minus 30F (minus 7C to -34C) from Montana into the Dakotas and Minnesota, well below average.

Temperatures could drop to around 0 F (minus 18C) as far south as the northern border of Oklahoma on New Year’s Day, and into the minus 30s near the Canadian border on Sunday and Monday, the service said.

The arctic air from Canada will also bring subfreezing temperatures to U.S. Gulf Coast cities such as Biloxi, Mississippi.

 Icy roads will make travel difficult over much of the United States, from the south-central states of Texas and Oklahoma and eastward over Arkansas, northern Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama through the New Year’s weekend, the private AccuWeather forecasting service said.

Weather was expected to remain much more mild on the West Coast, with temperatures forecast in the low 70s in Los Angeles over the next few days.

Reporting by Bernie Woodall in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Dan Whitcomb in Los Angeles; editing by Diane Craft and Jonathan Oatis

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Know the Drawbacks of Couch Tuner – Is Couch Tuner Legit?

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Couch Tuner has become a household name since the site was released in early 2010. This is a free TV streaming platform where you can watch any TV show for free! Initially, the site was launched with a .com domain but started to expand with subdomain with .ag, .in and .fr. One can discover a range of different TV Shows on this site and watch them without purchasing. That’s what makes the site so special. Let’s take an in-depth detail about Couch Tuner, its safety, legitimacy, and other aspects before using it.

What is Couch Tuner?

Sadly, Couch Tuner is a pirate website that provides pirated media for streaming. You will only find TV Shows on the site, so, it can be wise to say that the site is the home of TV Shows. You can watch popular TV Shows like Narcos, Game of Thrones, Quantico, etc. in this video streaming site.

Drawbacks of Couch Tuner

The video streaming site not only includes the TV Shows but includes some cons that can become the reason for your anxiety. And those drawbacks play a pivotal role for people looking for the alternatives to Couch Tuner. So, let’s look at the drawbacks.

  • Since the .com domain of Couch Tuner is closed as of now, you have to find other domains of Couch Tuner as written above which sometimes creates a hassle for the users.
  • While playing a particular video in Couch Tuner, reportedly users have faced problems concerning a new tab opened right after clicked on the video.
  • The TV Shows are not organized at all! You won’t find the seasons and episodes of a TV Show in prominent order. So, you have to dig more.
  • Lack of Autoplay is one of the reasons why people find Couch Tuner unworthy as they have to look for the next episode after finishing one!

These drawbacks leave Couch Tuner way behind its competitors in the market. But it’s not only the cons that make Couch Tuner ‘vulnerable’ (according to some users) the lack of legitimacy and safety creates a big difference. Let’s have a look if Couch Tuner is legit or safe.

Is Couch Tuner Legal?

The answer is simply “No”! As stated above in the article, Couch Tuner is a piracy website which displays pirated video contents from other media sites. And you know what it means to be pirated. The illegal and pirated content may drop you into serious trouble if you’re a Couch Tuner User (Depending on your place). In the USA, your internet provider can cripple your bandwidth which is known as 6 Strikes law.

Is Couch Tuner Safe?

On the safety part, Couch Tuner gets a thumbs-up leaving its ads. The history of Couch Tuner depicts a safe browsing while watching and clicking on videos. But be cautious when you click on the ads as those can include some malware and virus that can ruin your device. Don’t step into the trap when asked to update your media player on the site whereas there’s no relation between updating media player and watching videos on the site. That’s all for the safety.

So, now you have a fair idea about Couch tuner, its drawbacks, legitimacy, and safety. The above aspects are the reason why people often look for the alternatives to Couch Tuner. If you are one of them, then don’t worry! There’re multiple well-established and clean sites to help you out. You can visit Layerpoint and get the legal and safe alternatives to Couch Tuner which will help you to continue streaming.

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