Tag Archives: Showdown

Stage set for Djokovic-Federer showdown

Novak Djokovic has a larger than life presence at the Australian Open. His face smiles at fans from sponsor’s billboards. His voice gives inspirational advice over center-court speakers between matches. There’s even


With the regular men’s season drawing to a close in Paris this week, the spotlight turns to the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, commencing in the English capital. For the fourth straight

Judiciary-Executive Showdown

The doctrine of ‘Separation of Powers’ formulated in ancient Greece and incorporated within the Roman Republic was a model of governance to be employed by a state. The three organs Judiciary, Executive

Imran Husain


 Dare I say who’s to blame? As he walked into the room accompanying the president and his successor, former Prime Minister Gilani, walked off the dais, with dignity, to his seat among

PPP-MQM gearing up for showdown

The Sindh Assembly session that would commence on July 13 (tomorrow) would the first of its kind because a showdown between the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM)

WAPDA, PAF in title showdown

WAPDA set a final showdown with Pakistan Air Force (PAF) in the 50th Men’s National Basketball Championship here at the Hamidi Hall of the Pakistan Sports Complex. In the semi-finals, WAPDA had

Ouattara forces move in on Gbagbo in I Coast showdown

ABIDJAN – Forces loyal to Ivory Coast’s internationally recognised president Alassane Ouattara attacked Laurent Gbagbo’s residence Wednesday, determined to remove him from his bunker and end his hold on power.
Gunfire erupted near Gbagbo’s home and the presidential palace, witnesses said, amid a fresh assault to force him to end his decade-long rule of the world’s number one cocoa producer after losing November elections. “We are going to take Laurent Gbagbo out of his hole and

Nadal sets up semi showdown with Federer

MIAMI – World tennis number one Rafael Nadal will square off against Swiss rival Roger Federer in a rare semi-final showdown Friday that will be their first match on American soil in six years.
Spain’s Nadal reached the last four at the $9 million WTA and ATP Masters tournament on Thursday by beating Czech Tomas Berdych 6-2, 3-6, 6-3.
Third seed Federer barely broke a sweat as his quarter-final match was called off after just 10 minutes when Frenchman Gilles Simon couldn’t