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Seemingly unfazed at being ousted from the Asian Athletics Association, scam-tainted Suresh Kalmadi on Monday said losing the presidential re-election bid to Qatars Dahlan Jumaan Al-Hamad has actually given him a chance to work at the grassroots level.
I have no issues today and I congratulate Mr Al-Hamad for being elected as President. I am rather relieved that I will be able to work at the grassroots level in athletics, Mr. Kalmadi said after losing the vote during the ongoing AAA Congress in Pune.

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Federer seeks South African ‘inspiration’ for Dubai success

Monday - Feb 25, 2013, 06:41pm (GMT+5.5)
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Manama - Former World No.1 Roger Federer has said that he is hoping for inspiration from his recent trip to South Africa so that he can successfully defend his Dubai Duty Free Men’s Open singles title.

The Swiss tennis ace, whose mother is South African, was in the country in order to supervise the work carried out by his Roger Federer Foundation, which has partnered with a local charitable body to educate and empower young children in rural areas and towns, Gulf News reports.

Mentioning his closeness with South Africa, Federer said that the trip was emotional and motivating for him and added that it pushed him to do something positive for the world.

Federer further said that he hoped that the trip will help him balance his life between tennis, family and the foundation and hoped that it will also inspire him to give a good fight to retain the Dubai title.


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