Sports Current Affairs - 2019

Latest Sports Current Affairs 2019 for National and International sports and tournaments, awards, trophies and cups related to cricket, football, tennis and other sports for UPSC, SSC, States, Civil services and other competitive examinations.

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Novak Djokovic wins Men’s Singles Title in Madrid Open Tennis

The World number one Novak Djokovic of Serbia beats Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece to win men’s singles title in Madrid Open tennis.

Key Highlights

  • Novak Djokovic defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas in final with 6-3, 6-4 to win men’s singles title in Mutua Madrid Open. He now has 33 trophies at the elite level.
  • With this win he now holds a tie with Rafael Nadal’s record of 33 ATP Masters 1000 titles.
  • This is also Djokovic’s 200th victory against a Top 10 opponent (200-90).
  • The 31-year-old Djokovic has never lost a championship match in Madrid (Spain capital) and he now owns 74 tour-level trophies (74-33).
  • With this times title he now has won the Madrid Open for a third time. He has earlier won Madrid Open in 2011 and 2016.
  • He will hold all four Grand Slam titles to his name if he wins the second French Open title scheduled to be held in June 2019.

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Lewis Hamilton wins Formula One Spanish GP

Lewis Hamilton won the Formula One Spanish Grand Prix at Circuit de Catalunya, in Barcelona and the Mercedes sealed its fifth consecutive one-two finish.

Key Highlights

  • At this Spanish Grand Prix, Mercedes matched the record of five successive Formula One one-twos. as Lewis Hamilton beat his teammate and pole-sitter Valtteri Bottas.
  • It is only the fifth time in Formula One (F1) history that a team has taken top two spaces for five straight races and only third instance of Mercedes achieving feat since 2014.
  • Lewis Hamilton overtook his teammate and pole-sitter, Valtteri Bottas at turn one and stayed in front, thus winning Spanish Grand Prix for a third consecutive year.
  • This was the five-time and defending champion, L. Hamilton’s 76th career victory. With this win he moved back to the top of drivers’ standings. Ahead of him only Michael Schumacher has more with 91 career victory.
  • The second and third places were held by Valtteri Bottas in his Mercedes and Max Verstappen in his Red Bull respectively.

About Spanish Grand Prix

  • The Formula One (or F1) is the highest class of single-seater auto racing in which term word “formula” name refers to set of rules which is to be met by all participants’ cars.
  • The Spanish Grand Prix is a Formula One (F1) race which was held at Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain. It has a Circuit length of 4.655 km and Race length of 307.104 km.
  • The Grands Prix is the French word for ‘grand prizes’ or ‘great prizes’.

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