Number One

  • Rafael Nadal reclaims world No. 1 spot October 7, 2013

    Rafael Nadal returned to the top of the ATP rankings for the first time in more than two years on Monday. It is the first time Nadal has headed the table since July 2011, replacing Novak Djokovic of Serbia, who has been dropped to second. The spaniard dominates the ATP rankings...
  • Nadal confirms return to No. 1 by reaching China Open final October 5, 2013

    Beijing: Rafael Nadal will supplant Novak Djokovic atop the rankings after advancing to the final of the China Open on Saturday when Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic retired with a back injury. The Spaniard was a break up at 42 in the opening set of their semifinal match when Berdych...
  • No.1 ranking in ODIs reflects our onfield conduct: Dhoni June 3, 2013

    Cardiff: Criticised for maintaining a stoic silence on the IPL spotfixing scandal, Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni Tuesday said that the number one ranking in the ODIs brings with it certain respect in the way the players "conduct themselves" on the field. "Being number one in the world brings with it...
  • Hunter Mahan sees Tiger Woods' intimidation returning March 28, 2013

    Humble, Texas: Hunter Mahan doesn't believe Tiger Woods has to win a major to validate his return to No. 1 in the world. Woods fell to as low as No. 58 toward the end of 2011. But after winning at Bay Hill for his sixth PGA Tour title in the last...
  • Amla doesn't think he is best in South African team February 5, 2013

    Johannesburg: Hashim Amla occupies the top spot in both the Test and oneday rankings but would not call himself the best batsman even in the South African dressing room. Amla's 74 not out in the second innings of South Africa's 211run win over Pakistan on Monday elevated him above Australian Michael...
  • South Africa look to build on Australia win December 5, 2012

    Cape Town: South Africa want to use their recent series win in Australia as a stepping stone to cement their position as the world's dominant Test team and to build something "really special", captain Graeme Smith said on Wednesday. South Africa, who have not lost an away Test series since 2006,...
  • Battle to decide Test No. 1 begins August 16, 2012

    After winning the third Test against India on August 13, 2011, England put themselves on top of the Test rankings ladder. They went on to steamroll India in the fourth Test, completing a historic 40 whitewash. But just a shade over an year after dismantling their colonial cousins, England now...
  • Top amateur Cantlay turns professional June 20, 2012

    San Fransico, California: Promising American talent Patrick Cantlay formally announced his long anticipated decision to turn professional on Tuesday, just two days after tying for 41st place at the U.S. Open in San Francisco. The 20yearold, who was awarded the 2011 Mark H. McCormack Medal as the world's number one amateur,...
  • Richards predicts England domination in Tests June 13, 2012

    London: West Indies legend Vivian Richards said on Tuesday that he expects Andrew Strauss's England to dominate Test cricket over the next few years. England took over the top of the Test rankings last summer, displacing India with a 40 series whitewash after an Ashes series win in Australia. And Richards,...
  • Donald back at No. 1 after retaining PGA title May 27, 2012

    Virginia Water, England: Briton Luke Donald went to the top of the world rankings for the fourth time in 12 months after strolling to a seemingly effortless fourstroke victory in the PGA Championship at Wentworth on Sunday. The 34yearold Englishman took over from Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy at the summit after...
  • Outofform Strauss keen to stay on as captain May 16, 2012

    London: England captain Andrew Strauss has insisted he has no desire to rid himself of the pressure of leadership despite a poor run of form with the bat. The Middlesex opener is all set to skipper England in the first of a threeTest series against the West Indies at his...
  • India fourth in Test rankings, England under threat May 16, 2012

    Dubai: India continue to languish at the fourth position in the ICC Test Championship table even as tabletoppers England face the risk of losing their numero uno status in the upcoming threematch Test series against the West Indies at home. India are placed fourth behind England, South Africa and Australia...
  • Strauss receives ICC Test Championship mace May 16, 2012

    London: England cricket captain Andrew Strauss received the ICC Test Championship mace on Wednesday for leading the team, which finished on top of the ICC Test Championship table on the annual cutoff date of April 1 this year. Clive Lloyd, chairman of the ICC Cricket Committee and former West Indies captain,...
  • Botham backs England to bounce back May 2, 2012

    London: Ian Botham expects England to hold onto their world number one status for "quite a while now", provided they learn from the disappointments of their recent series against Pakistan and Sri Lanka. England climbed to the top of the Test match rankings after whitewashing India 40 in England last...
  • Donald loses No.1 ranking after RBC Heritage April 16, 2012

    Hilton Head Island: Sweden's Carl Pettersson won the Heritage Classic at Hilton Head on Sunday to claim his fifth career PGA title as Luke Donald gave up his number one ranking to Rory McIlroy. Pettersson shot a final round twounderpar 69 to finish the tournament at 14under, a comfortable five shots...
  • Azarenka's journey back from brink to No. 1 February 18, 2012

    Doha: When topranked Victoria Azarenka thinks about her newfound success, she might want to thank Daniela Hantuchova. She was beaten in the first round by the Slovakian at the Qatar Open a year ago, causing a crisis of confidence in the 22yearold Belarusian. She rushed home, ready to tell her family...
  • Djokovic stays No. 1 after Melbourne victory January 30, 2012

    Melbourne: The status quo has been maintained at the top of the men's rankings after Novak Djokovic's dramatic win over Rafael Nadal at the Australian Open, unlike the situation on the women's tour. Official rankings to be released on Monday show Djokovic maintaining the No. 1 spot on the ATP Tour...
  • Azarenka thumps Sharapova to win Australian Open January 28, 2012

    Melbourne: Victoria Azarenka had produced one of the most lopsided Australian Open final victories to capture a Grand Slam title and the No. 1 ranking for the first time. She started celebrating on Rod Laver Arena, then suddenly did a doubletake to ask her coach, "What happened?" The answer: She routed...
  • India can be the No 1 market for Facebook November 9, 2011

    New Delhi: Popular social networking site Facebook expect India to become its No 1 market in terms of number of users, leaving the US and Indonesia behind. Facebook claims to have over 800 million active users globally. "We are confident that in the coming years, India will be our leading market...Currently,...
  • Dr Reddy's rejuvenation January 21, 2011

    At Dr Reddys Laboratories factory in Bachupally on the outskirts of Hyderabad, a lot of green cover is giving way to brick and mortar. A Leadership Academy with a large 300seater Harvardlike classroom, multiple conference rooms, a board room and residential quarters is getting finishing touches. A steel and...
  • Chiranjeevi to quit films, aspirants can apply for slot November 12, 2008

    New Delhi: Southern superstar Chiranjeevi's fans came out in lakhs to welcome him on to the political stage but are about to be saddened as he may quit films altogether to focus on his new work. After enthralling audiences for three decades with his power punches and righteous image, Chiranjeevi or...
  • Ganguly voted Bengali No. 1 | 30 Minutes: Oh Calcutta! October 6, 2008

    New Delhi: The Bengali No 1 poll on CNNIBN has come to an end. Cricketer Sourav Ganguly wins the poll with 59 per cent votes. "It is gerat to win. Whether number one or 100. I am proud to be a Bengali,' says the cricketer after winning the poll. Here...
  • Cricket gaining ground but football still rules Kolkata October 2, 2008

    Kolkata: Kolkata is considered the Mecca of football and a city that is is strongly divided along football club lines. But now, there is a new sport that is vying for the Kolkatans attention. "Football has its own space in West Bengal and Kolkata. We have teams like Mohun Bagan and East...
  • Musical note , Bengalis make it big in reality shows October 2, 2008

    As Durga puja is round the corner, CNNIBN is bringing a new series of stories from West Bengal to show the changing face of the state. At present there are more than 2,000 bands in West Bengal with their own distinct music and fan base. ...
  • Sania Mirza top seed at Morocco Open June 20, 2007

    Fes (Morocco): Sania Mirza has become the first Indian to be seeded number one in a WTA event after she was given top billing in both the singles and doubles competitions of the $145,000 Morroco Open starting on Monday. The 20yearold Indian, out of action for the past two months due...
  • I am minister number one: Lalu November 19, 2006

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Lalu Prasad on Sunday claimed that he is "minister number one" and said his ministry was poised to cross another milestone with profits likely to touch the Rs 20,000 crore mark this year. "Maine media se barabar suna aur samjha hai log mujhe do numbri ya joker...
  • Deccan aims for numero uno slot September 16, 2006

    Bangalore: India's first low cost carrier, Air Deccan will trigger a massive campaign from September 19 to dislodge Jet Airways from the number one slot. Announcing the campaign named 'WOW'', Air Deccan Managing Director Capt G R Gopinath and COO Warwick Brady said that from September 19 the airline would also...