ATP World Tennis Championship Current Affairs - 2019
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TPP Nair, Romeo James and SP Misra have been recommended for prestigious Dhyan Chand award 2015.
Their names were shortlisted out of 60 applicants by the award selection committee headed by former Indian hockey captain Zafar Iqbal.
TPP Nair is former volleyball captain of Indian team. SP Misra is former Davis Cup captain and is the incumbent chairman of the All India Tennis Association selection committee (AITASC). Romeo James is current goalkeeper of Indian Hockey team.
About Dhyan Chand Award
- Dhyan Chand Award is India’s highest award for lifetime achievement in sports and games. It is given by the Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.
- Instituted: 2002 and named after legendary Indian hockey player Dhyan Chand.
- Award carries: A plaque, scroll of honour and monetary award of 5 lakh rupees.
Andy Murray has won the ATP World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi.
His win comes after world number one Novak Djokovic withdrew from the final match citing reason of illness.
In the Semi-finals, Andy Murray had defeated Rafael Nadal by score of 6-2, 6-0 in straight sets to enter in finals.
While, in another semi-final match Novak Djokovic had defeated Australian Open Champion Stanislas Wawarinka by score of 6-1, 6-2.