Second seeded US Open champion Marin Cilic of Croatia won the Kremlin Cup ATP title in Moscow. He defeated fifth seeded Spaniard Roberto Bautista-Agut in the final. Cilic became the first Croatian to win the Moscow ATP 250 tournament since his coach Goran Ivanisevic beat Yevgeny Kafelnikov in 1996.
Kremlin Cup WTA Title
Sixth seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia defeated Romania’s Irina-Camelia Begu to wint the WTA title. Anastasia became the first Russian woman to win the Kremlin Cup since Elena Dementieva in 2007. Anastasia earlier won the Open GDF Suez in Paris.
Past Title Winners
The Sultan of Johor Cup was inaugurated in 2011. The 2011 winner was Malaysia, 2012 winner was Germany and 2013 winner was India.
2014 Title winner
India successfully defended its 2013 win, and defeated Great Britain. This makes India the first team to the win the Sultan of Johor under 21 title twice.
Sultan of Johor
The Sultan of Johor is a hereditary seat and the title of the nominal ruler of the Malaysian state of Johor. Earlier, Johor was ruled by the Sultan, but now, it is governed by a CM. The Sultan of Johor just remains a ceremonial post today.
Three day long celebrations are underway at the Eden Gardens in Kolkatta by the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of the iconic cricket ground.
As part of the celebrations, 150 of the oldest members of annual, associate and life categories of the CAB will be felicitated. On October 18, a souvenir and a special gold coin will be released by CAB.
Eden Gardens was established in 1864. It is the largest cricket stadium in India and the third biggest cricket stadium in the world in terms of capacity. It is the home of the Bengal cricket team and IPL’s Kolkatta Knight Riders. It has been a venue for Test matches, ODIs and Twenty20 international matches.