Sports Current Affairs July 2016
Tennis Current Affairs
Queen’s Club Title 2016
- Britain’s Andy Murray won a record fifth Queen’s Club title with a victory over Canada’s Milos Raonic on June 21, 2016.
- He became the first player to win this historic event five times. At the 2012 US Open, Murray became the first British player since 1977, and the first British man since 1936, to win a Grand Slam singles tournament.
- Murray has been the runner-up in eight other singles Grand Slam finals : the 2008 US Open, the 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2016 Australian Opens, the 2012 Wimbledon Championships.
French Open 2016
- World number one Novak Djokovic defeated Britain’s Andy Murray to win his first French Open title on June 5, 2016.
- In the men’s doubles the Lopezs took the title beating the Bryans. Carolina Garcia and Kiki Mladenovic (a French team) won the women’s doubles beating consistent bridesmaids Elena Vesnina and Ekatarina Makarova.
- Martina Hingis and Leander Paes won the mixed doubles, beating I Sania Mirza and Ivan Dodig.
Women’s Champions Trophy 2016
- Argentina women’s team has claimed a record seventh Champions Trophy title with a 2-1 win over reigning World and Olympic champions, the Netherlands, in the final at the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre on June 30, 2016.
- First quarter goals from Martina Cavallero and Noel borruneao gave Las Leonas a 2-0 lead to stun the top-ranked Dutch, who were missing team captain and talisman Maartje Paumen through injury.
- Argentina held on to win their third successive Champions Trophy title.
Men’s Champions Trophy 2016
- Men’s hockey team of India bagged a silver medal in the Champions Trophy for the first time in history on June 19, 2016.
- The Indian team settled for a silver medal in its best ever performance in the prestigious tournament after going down fighting 1-3 to world champions Australia in a controversy-marred summit clash penalty shootout.
- The apex body for hockey in India announced a cash prize of Rs 2 lakh each for the players and Head Coach Roelant Oltmans and a cash prize of Rs 1 lkh for all other coaches and support staff on the account of brilliant performance finish in the tournament and winning a silver medal.