London, June 26 (AP/UNB) — Roger Federer has been seeded above Rafael Nadal for Wimbledon, despite the Spaniard being higher in the rankings.
Top-ranked Novak Djokovic is seeded No. 1, with Federer second and Nadal third — a reverse of their rankings. Kevin Anderson, a Wimbledon finalist last year, is fourth despite being eighth in the rankings.
The men's seedings for Wimbledon are based on the rankings, but with extra points for grass-court tournaments in the last year.
The women's seedings follow the rankings, with French Open champion Ashleigh Barty at No. 1 ahead of Naomi Osaka and Karolina Pliskova.
Seven-time Wimbledon champion Serena Williams is 11th.
Lausanne, June 26 (Xinhua/UNB) -- The Organizing Committees for Tokyo 2020, Beijing 2022 and Paris 2024 delivered presentations to the 134th International Olympic Committee Session here on Tuesday on the progress being made for the upcoming Games.
The Beijing 2022 Organizing Committee presented a "very positive" report about the great strides being made for the next Olympic Winter Games, the IOC said.
Juan Antonio Samaranch, the IOC Coordination Commission chair for Beijing 2022, told the session that all competition venues will be completed by 2020, and plans for 15 test events are on track, including the first test event at the National Alpine Ski Centre in February 2020.
The IOC vice president added that Beijing is also benefitting from the reforms of Olympic Agenda 2020 and the New Norm as it aims to deliver cost-effective, intelligent and green Games.
"The announcement of its Legacy Coordination Committee reiterates the importance of post-Games plans for the Organizing Committee," he said, adding that there are already plans for each new Olympic venue, while the venue legacy of Beijing 2008 will also be leveraged.
In the "soft" part of the legacy, Samaranch said that the 2022 Games continue to inspire millions of Chinese people to take part in winter sports activities, as part of the goal to get 300 million people in China active and participating in winter sports.
The 59-year-old Spaniard concluded his report by saying that "In summary, we are very confident and very comfortable about the road ahead of us."
Dhaka, June 25 (UNB) – Bangladeshi Grand Master Ziaur Rahman of Saif Sporting Club finished 8th in the 2nd Goa International Open Grandmasters Chess Tournament-2019 (Category 'A') held in the Indian tourist town of Goa on Tuesday.
He secured 6.5 points after the 10th and last round of the meet.
After the 10th and last round matches, Zia jointly finished 4th, but in the tie breaker he became 8th.
Besides, Tahsin Tajwar Zia became 120th, Mezanur rahman finished 131st with 5 points each, CM Chanchal Kumer Ghosh became 157th with 4.5 points, Shawket Bin Osman Shawon became 201st and Md. Anisuzzaman Jewel became 214th with 3.5 points each, Monjur Alam became 221st with 3 points, Md. Abzid Rahman became 236th with 2.5 points while Jodunath Biswas finished 240th with 1.5 points.
In the 10th or last round matches on Tuesday, GM Zia beat GM Aleksandrov Aleksej of Belarus, Tahsin lost to FM Mithil Ajgaonkar of India, Mezan got walk-over against Manish Anto Cristiano of India, CM Chanchal beat Shah Jeet of India, Jewel drew with Shawon, Monjur drew with M A Qureshi of India and Abzid beat Pokhrel Anup of Nepal.