Thanasi Kokkinakis (right) underlined his potential after defeating Roger Federer in Miami in 2018. File / AFP
The former world number one is taking part in the Battle of the Brits Team tennis event in London this week and remains focused on the showpiece hard-court event in New York, scheduled to start on Aug.31.
The Australian is the biggest name so far to withdraw from the tournament, with her decision coming as the United States marked a grim milestone when its COVID-19 deaths topped 150,000.
While the sports world is making an effort to get the ball running, the news that the Swiss maestro of tennis will be off the court for this year is ominous.
The second day of the 2024 Karate 1 Youth League in Fujairah was ablaze with electrifying performances as Jordanian athletes proved their mettle with three gold medals. The event resonated as a celebration of youthful talent, drawing participants from around the globe who gave their all in the quest for excellence.
The Samba Boys secured their record-breaking sixth FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup title at UAE 2024, defeating Italy 6-4 in a thrilling final at the Dubai Design District. Earlier, Iran's commendable display culminated in a resounding 6-1 victory over Belarus, securing them the bronze medal.
Half centuries by Reeza Hendricks (72) and captain Mohammad Rizwan (51) provided Multan with a strong total of 180-4 with Tayyab Tahir also contributing a meaningful 35 off 22 balls in his first game of the season after Dawid Malan fell ill.
Dhruv Jurel's 90 and a five-wicket haul by Ravichandran Ashwin put India back in the fourth Test against England on Sunday's day three, as they chase 192 for a series win. India reached 40-0 at stumps, needing another 152 in Ranchi to win their third straight match and the five-Test series.