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Bajans do us proud

HAYDN GILL, [email protected]

Bajans do us proud

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TWO REMARKABLE SPORTING performances involving Barbadians 3 000 miles apart captured the attention of the nation yesterday and millions more watching on television networks.

For three hours, Darian King, on his debut appearance in the main draw of a Grand Slam tennis tournament, gallantly battled away against world No. 4 Alexander Zverev in a sterling effort that ended just after 2 a.m. at Flushing Meadows in New York.

Over on the other side on the world, almost 12 hours later, at Headingley in Leeds, England, West Indies cricketers pulled off one of their most famous Test wins, almost bringing life in the Caribbean to a standstill for most of the early afternoon.

Competing at the Arthur Ashe Stadium before a prime-time audience on ESPN, the 25-year-old King looked anything but a rookie on the big stage for the first time, and had the fourth-seeded German under tremendous pressure before going under 6-7(11), 5-7, 4-6. (HG)

Please read the full story in today’s Midweek Nation, or in the eNATION edition.