A Week Of Sport #40 – 10 October

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brilliant british tennis in beijing

BEIJING, CHINA - OCTOBER 08: Johanna Konta of Great Britain celebrates after winning the Women's singles semifinals against Madison Keys of USA on day eight of the 2016 China Open at the China National Tennis Centre on October 8, 2016 in Beijing, China, BEIJING, CHINA - OCTOBER 09: Andy Murray of Great Britain kisses the winners trophy after winning the Men's Singles final against Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria on day nine of the 2016 China Open at the China National Tennis Centre on October 9, 2016 in Beijing, China.British male and female number one, Andy Murray and Johanna Konta celebrated a fantastic week at the end of The China Open. Murray claimed the title after a straight sets win over Grigor Dimitrov and is now hot on the tails of Novak Djokovic for the world number one spot.

Not since 1984 and Jo Durie’s reign, has a British female tennis player entered the world’s top ten. Even though Johanna Konta lost her final to Agnieszka Radwanska, she has joined this exclusive group of players and will aim to climb the rankings in 2017.

England Cricket – from jubilation to despair

DHAKA, BANGLADESH - OCTOBER 09: Jos Buttler leaves the field as umpires Aleem Dar and Sharfuddoula separate his from the Bangladesh fielders during the 2nd One Day International match between Bangladesh and England at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on October 9, 2016 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. On Friday, England’s cricketers claimed an unlikely win in the first of a three match ODI series against Bangladesh. Newcomer, Jake Ball, scored a phifer (took five wickets) whilst fellow debutant, 21 year-old Ben Duckett, scored 60 in his maiden innings.

The second ODI, however, ended in defeat for England. The hosts won by 34 runs with controversy over the dismissal of captain, Jos Buttler. The third and final ODI in the series will take place in Chittagong on Wednesday.

Rosberg top of the tree in japan

SUZUKA, JAPAN - OCTOBER 09: Nico Rosberg of Germany and Mercedes GP celebrates his win on the podium during the Formula One Grand Prix of Japan at Suzuka Circuit on October 9, 2016 in Suzuka. Formula 1 championship leader, Nico Rosberg, moved one step closer to winning his first championship after leading from the start to claim victory in Suzuka. With only four races left in the season, Rosberg now holds a commanding 33 point lead over Mercedes teammate, Lewis Hamilton, who is vying for his third consecutive Formula 1 championship.

The wallabies take down Los pumas at twickenham

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 08: The Australia players pose with the trophy at the end of The Rugby Championship match between Argentina and Australia at Twickenham Stadium on October 8, 2016 in London, England. On Saturday, Twickenham Stadium hosted the first ever Rugby Championship game in Europe, with Australia and Argentina locking horns at the home of England rugby. In an uncharacteristically disorganised performance from Argentina, Australia were able to take control of the game, coming out 33–21 winners. Both Argentina and Australia will return to Twickenham in November for matches against England and – given the form of Eddie Jones’ men – both will struggle to defeat England unless performances improve.

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