2019 Jeev Milkha Singh Invitational Preview

2019 Jeev Milkha Singh Invitational Preview

Tata Steel Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) and TAKE solution introduces second edition of Jeev Milkha Singh Invitational open with legendry golfer Jeev Milkha Singh as the host.


Photo Credit- PGTI.

The four-day long tournament will start from 17th October and will run till 20th October and will witness 132 players fighting for winning 2019 edition. 

Last year’s winner at Jeev Milkha Singh Invitational open was Chikkarangapa S for getting twelve under in the event and then won the massive prize money of 1.5 crore and this year’s prize money is same as 2018. The 2018 edition was played between 1st-4th November and due to a change in 2019 PGTI calendar, 2019 edition of Jeev Milkha Singh Invitational was shifted 15 days earlier to today and the location of the tournament is in Chandigarh at Chandigarh Golf Club same as the inaugural edition.
And some of the major changes this time are the no. of golfers increased from 126 in 2018 to 132 in 2019 and also there was increase in order of merit participants which were increased from three in 2018 to four in 2019 and the one order of merit player participating for the first time is Khalin Joshi and Joshi is also first time winner of PGTI Order of Merit which he won last year and in 2018 he played just eight tournaments and got cuts in all eight and won one which was 2018 Panasonic Open India and guess what, next tournament is the Panasonic Open India. Along-with Joshi, Rashid Khan will also make his debut appearance in the Jeev Milkha Invitational.


-Chandigarh Golf Course 
(Photo Credit-Chandigarh Golf Club).

Practice rounds had started on 15
th October and during that day, golfers were fortunate enough to witness the great Jeev Milkha Singh and his father Milkha Singh former Olympian in Track and Field as they came at Chandigarh course to see how the preparation for the much anticipated Jeev Milkha Singh Invitational is going on. The format of the event is in Stroke Play and will have four rounds starting from today.

About:

TAKE Solution:
TAKE Solution is a technological service company started in 1988 with eight subsidiaries and delivers domain-intensive services in Life Sciences and Supply Chain Management.

Jeev Milkha Singh:
Jeev Milkha Singh is famous name in the world of golf who have earned for his place in golf with the world’s best, an influential figure in golf and during the 90s, when everyone in India was thinking of whether to join European Tour or not then at that time he was first to take the initiative to go to Europe and play there in 1998 and there he won four events and went on to play Asian Tour, won the Asian Order of Merit not once but twice in 2006 and 2008 and he finished his Asian Tour career with top five in leading career money and tied thirteen in most Asian Tour wins with six wins and that’s not all as Jeev went on to break many other records like breaking to the top 50 in World Golf Ranking and played all four majors namely the Masters, US Open, The Open, PGA Championship and he even managed a T9 in PGA Championship and many more achievements concluded his glorious career as a golfer.

October 17, 2019 in Golf

Roger Federer wins 353rd Grand Slam Match

Roger Federer wins 353rd Grand Slam Match

Today’s second semi-final was between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal which was an exciting one as Federer edged pass Nadal in the first set by 7-6 and won the tie breaker 7-3 and Rafa dominated set won it 6-1.

Now, Nadal’s second set game was a big boosters for him cause this was followed in set three where Rafa got an outright lead of 2-0 but Federer equalled the score card to 1-1 then a big moment came for Federer, a 25 shot rally and winning this rally brought Federer back in the game as he went on to win 4 games to Rafa’s one in the process of winning set three and leading two games to one.
Then the all-important set came, set 4 and a deciding set for Federer and this was the best set of the tournament.
Nadal served the first game of the set four and won game one and Federer equalled and in between game three both shared the longest rally of the match of 26 shots.
After it was two games all then one player remained stagnant (Nadal) as he won only three games compared to Federer’s five and yes it was 3-5 when we approached game eight.
 
Game 8:

Game eight was a special one because it was Rafa’s roadblock which prevented Federer to win just one game so, Nadal served for game eight and won the first point to fifteen love and straight away Federer equalled to fifteen all and Federer won back to back games for 15:40 and coincidentally Federer got two double fault which led him to have away two points which he just won and to first deuce of game eight and further information is given below:

Advantage: Nadal.
2nd Deuce: Federer wins a volley.
Advantage and Match point Federer.
3rd Deuce: Nadal saves himself from knockout following a left forehand shot.
Advantage and 2nd Match point Federer: For a point win.
5th Deuce and game point: Nadal.


And as we know Rafa fights till the very end as won his fourth game in set four and at that time score was 4:5.
 
Before game nine started Rafa took a long break of five minutes in between for changing his shoes and three minutes later Federer reached the ground to  serve for game nine and it took two minutes for Nadal to enter the ground as he was still was wearing his shoes when Federer had already reached in the ground.

9th Game started like this:

0:15 - Federer wins the first point of game nine.
15:15 - Federer getting pressure of second serve and Nadal wins point two.
30-30 - Federer misses his shot by inches and loses his last video challenges of a total of three.
40:30 - Now this was a great moment in the match as Federer missed a high ball and failed to convert it to a smash (out) Nadal wins point four and game point opportunity.
Deuce: Roger win the deuce and an irritated Nadal looks down and angers himself.
Advantage and Match Point: Federer and commentator says “that shot was not beautiful but sublime stuff from Federer.
2nd Deuce: A twelve shot rally ends with Nadal pulling of a left forehand shot.
Advantage and second Match point for Federer: Ace.
3rd Deuce: Nadal prevents Federer and scores an amazing topspin shot winner.
Advantage Federer: Second ace of game nine.
Match Point Federer: Nadal shot goes wide and Federer wins.

 
So, finally Federer fends off Nadal for reaching in All England Tennis Championship (ALTC) finals and this will be Roger’s 12th Wimbledon final and out of 12 he have won the competition a record nine times and lost only thrice and the 37 year old will face Novak Djokovic in Sunday’s final who earlier in the day defeated Spaniard Robert Bautista Agut in a four set decider just like semi-final two and this was the 353rd win for Swiss maestro Roger Federer in Grand Slam format.

After the match was over Federer got a quick interview with ALTC where he said that it was an “Exhausting match” (following two rallies of 25 and 26 shots) and Federer performed poorly in his first serve for which he said “I had spell where I was serving bad” and he enjoyed 12th July match as he said “I enjoyed playing against Rafa and I think it went my way” and he finished his six minutes interview by saying few words of Novak Djokovic “I hope I can push to the brink in match against Djoko.”
Final Score: 7-7 (3-7), 6-1, 6-3, 6-4 and Roger Federer wins semi-final two by 3-1.

Tomorrow we will see world no. 10 Serena Williams chasing her 24th Grand Slam title and will face world no. 7 Simona Halep in Women’s Single Final on Centre Court at 1:00 PM GMT.

July 13, 2019 in Tennis

Match no. 38, India Vs England, 1st innings Report:

Match no. 38, India Vs England, 1st innings Report:

Today the match is not between blue and blue but is blue against orange and blue dominated the first half by scoring 337 runs in the first half.


It was decided way early that whomever wins the toss will bat first and England had luck with them as Eoin Morgan won the toss and put India to field.
England had a strong start due to Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow as they both remained not out till 22 overs until Roy got out at 66 and the first wicket for India at 160 runs through Kuldeep Yadav.

And talking about Kuldeep Yadav then he had an off day today as he managed only one wicket and had a little lose bowling cause gave away 72 runs which are his worst figures in this world cup and Yadav’s spin partner Chahal was also predictable and was hit hard in all sides of the ground, his figures were even worse than Yadav’s which were 0-88 runs and yes guys zero wicket so, the question now arises that was it a mistake by selectors for not taking Ravi Chandra Ashwin in 15 member India squad because one wrist spinner and one finger spinner is a good option during tense situations and in the current squad, India have finger spinner who is currently their star fielder because of which he is called up every time India is in the field for stopping runs and even though Virat Kohli is keeping him in reserve for knockout stages then also the Indian skipper need to know that he can’t depend on Kedar Jadhav or two wrist spinners always.

Other talking points from the match were Joe Root’s lone innings (44 runs) in the English middle order after Eoin Morgan got out on one run and Jos Buttler made only 20.
In lower middle order Ben Stokes storm helped England to cross 330 mark after he scored 79 of just 54 balls an innings of six fours and three monstrous sixes.
In the second innings India have mountain to climb and both Rs (Rohit and Rahul) needs to fire in the first ten overs if they want ease out middle and lower order batsmen.

Let’s wait and watch what happens in the second half of cricket.

June 30, 2019 in Cricket

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