Novak Djokovic will benefit from long break, says new physiotherapist

first_imgNovak Djokovic is recovering from a “significant” elbow injury and is keen to get back on the tour again, the 12-times grand slam champion’s new physiotherapist Ulises Badio has said.A prolonged dip in form before the injury earlier this year forced Djokovic to curtail his season after retiring against Czech Tomas Berdych in the quarter-finals at Wimbledon in July.The former number one, who retained Andre Agassi as his head coach, added Argentine Badio and Italian fitness coach Marco Panichi to his team and is expected to return early next year.”Novak had a significant injury and we are bringing it under control,” Badio told Argentine daily La Nacion, adding that the Serb’s decision to take time off had helped.”Time was required to improve it. The decision he took allowed us to have a time table and not go back and forth about treatment. He has a lot of eagerness to return,” Badio added.Badio, a kinesiologist (concerning body movement) and physiotherapist specialising in acupuncture and Chinese therapy, said he also looked forward to working with American Agassi.”I read his book, which I found emotional. Now I’ve met him, and he seems a captivating person.”last_img read more

Exclusive: Mohammed Shami has loose morals, says Hasin Jahan

first_imgHasin Jahan has questioned her husband Mohammed Shami’s “morals” and called him a “liar” as their public dispute continues to get murkier.Last week Hasin had accused Shami of adultery and domestic abuse. She had shared screenshots of Shami’s alleged chats with his girlfriends in a Facebook post. “I did not want to take the matter to the court. The way he has been treating me for the last two years forced me to take this step. Had I not found the phone, he would have left me. I tried to convince Shami in our every conversations but he was not ready,” Jahan told India Today.Mohammed Shami-Hasin Jahan controversy: A timeline of eventsShe further called Shami a big liar who was trying to save himself with the help of his lies.”Shami is a liar. He is lying to save himself. Our last conversation was during a WhatsApp call. It was planning call by him. He asked me how we can save the family. I told him to apologise and admit all your mistakes and comeback,” she added.Watch: Never made match-fixing claims against Mohammed Shami: Wife Hasin Jahan to India TodayHasin also said she never accused Shami of match-fixing.Shami had told the media that his wife had made fixing claims against him but Jahan said she never made such allegations as she doesn’t understand the game.”I have never made any match-fixing claims. I do not even understand the game then how can I talk about it. It is Shami who is bringing the match-fixing angle,” she said.advertisementIPL 2018: Delhi Daredevils waiting to hear from BCCI before deciding on Shami fateShami is currently being investigated for match-fixing claims after the Committee of Administrators (CoA) chairman Vinod Rai instructed BCCI’s Anti-Corruption chief Neeraj Kumar to probe alleged corruption allegations against the cricketer, surfaced during a reported telephonic conversation between the fast bowler and his wife.The CoA chief asked Kumar to submit a report within a week. It is to be noted that the letter nowhere mentions the word “match fixing”.”This has reference to the various media reports pertaining to allegations against Md. Shami. The Committee of Administrators has listened to the audio recording of a telephonic conversation which it is claimed is between Md. Shami and his wife. The said audio recording is available in public domain,” Rai wrote in the letter.Shami says all hopes of re-uniting with wife Hasin Jahan are overJahan has alleged that Shami “took money from a Pakistani woman named Alishba on the insistence of an England-based businessman Mohammad Bhai”.Shami had met with ACSU chief Neeraj Kumar in Delhi on Thursday. It is understood the Indian team management also wants Shami to be cleared of match-fixing charges.Jahan also hinted at an out-of-court settlement.”Problem started since our marriage. He has been asking for a divorce for the last two years. If Shami is ready to apologise and accept all his mistakes then he can come back. Otherwise we will meet in court,” Jahan said.Shami says Hasin Jahan kept him in the dark about her first marriageShami had claimed that Hasin Jahan did not tell him of her first marriage but Jahan revealed that the India cricketer knew everything about her past.”Shami does not have anything to say but lie. I used to stay with three girls in Poddarnagar and Shami knew about it. He used to come and play them often. I have nothing to hide. he knew about it,” she said.My wife has always been insecure, she is a liar: Shami to India TodayThe Indian pacer was slapped with charges of attempt to murder, criminal intimidation amid others.An FIR was last week registered against Shami and his four other family members in Kolkata’s Jadavpur police station under several Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections, including section 498A, which amounts to cruelty to a woman by her husband or his relatives.The other charges recorded against Shami are under Section 307 – attempt to murder, Section 323 – punishment for voluntarily causing hurt, Section 376 – rape, Section 506 – criminal intimidation, Section 328 and Section 34.”I have never said in any interview on when the gang rape happened. Please check the FIR copy when the incident happened. He is a big liar and he will lie to save himself,” she added.WATCH: Have all the evidence to prove my innocence, says ShamiOn why she took such a long time in taking legal action against her husband, Jahan said: “I did not have any support in the last two years. I gave up my career, Shami was my only hope. I tried to save our marriage. He tortured me throughout and was involved several extra-marital affairs.”advertisementJahan also had a message for Shami in which she told him to accept his mistakes.”Shami there is nothing kept in lying. Please accept your mistakes,” she signed off.last_img read more