first_imgIt’s an absolute joke: Tomic’s underarm serve vs Kyrgios leaves spectators fumingBernard Tomic executed an underarm serve on match point during an exhibition match against Nick Kyrgios at the Kooyong Classic.advertisement Next Reuters MelbourneJanuary 9, 2019UPDATED: January 9, 2019 17:48 IST Bernard Tomic served from behind and between his legs to Nick Kyrgios on match point at Kooyong Classic. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSBernard Tomic’s serve from behind and between his legs was accepted as match-winning serveKyrgios was left laughing and shaking his head in disbelief over the serviceAustralian Olympic hockey player Georgie Parker was unimpressed by Tomic and KyrgiosBernard Tomic secured a controversial-yet-comical victory in an exhibition match against compatriot Nick Kyrgios at the Kooyong Classic on Wednesday when the Australian hit an ace on match point with an underarm serve from behind his legs.Serving for the contest in the second set, world number 85 Tomic moved into his service stance before chipping one ball over the net while still bouncing another, catching Kyrgios, the umpire and spectators completely off guard.Kyrgios was left laughing and shaking his head in disbelief as the umpire announced “game, set and match” with a 6-3, 6-4 scoreline after a few moments of deliberation in the Australian Open warmup encounter.”I don’t think there’s ever been a player like BT (Tomic),” Kyrgios, another of Australia’s more mercurial talents, told reporters.I have never seen a serve like this. Bernard Tomic, behave! pic.twitter.com/UY7e8h5HRcMark Farrelly (@MarkFarrelly131) January 9, 2019Tomic has slipped down the world rankings from a career high number 17 in recent seasons, but has improved recently and won his first title in three years at the Chengdu Open in September.”It is great to see him back out here as I know he was going through some rough times,” world number 51 Kyrgios, who himself has struggled for consistency, added.”He won a title last year and it looks like he is carrying a bit of momentum which is good to see… he looks happy, he looks healthy. That’s the main thing… you never want to see a talent like that go down and keep being down.”advertisementWhile Kyrgios saw the bright side of Tomic’s sneaky service winner, Australian Olympic hockey player Georgie Parker, who was watching in the stands, was less than impressed and took to Twitter to express her dismay.”It’s an absolute joke. I’m paying money to be here and the two idiots aren’t giving two shits,” she wrote.”It’s an exhibition match but you can still bet on it… How this isn’t match fixing is beyond me? Get these two off the circuit.”Tomic and Kyrgios will both feature at the Australian Open in Melbourne next week.Also Read | Australian Open: Federer, Serena favourites to win 2019’s 1st Grand Slam tournamentAlso Read | World No.1 Simona Halep and her coach Darren Cahill part waysFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Bernard TomicFollow Nick KyrgiosFollow Kooyong ClassicFollow Australian OpenFollow Tennislast_img read more

Western Digital buying SanDisk in a cash-and-stock deal worth about $19 billion by The Associated Press Posted Oct 21, 2015 6:16 am MDT Last Updated Oct 21, 2015 at 7:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email IRVINE, Calif. – Western Digital, a maker of hard drives for businesses and personal computers, is buying SanDisk in a cash-and-stock deal worth about $19 billion as it looks to extend its reach in the storage industry.The buyout values SanDisk’s stock at about $86.50 per share, a 15 per cent premium to Tuesday’s closing price.Western Digital and flash-memory chip maker SanDisk said that they have complementary product lines, including hard disk drives, solid-state drives, cloud datacenter storage solutions and flash storage solutions.“The combined company will be ideally positioned to capture the growth opportunities created by the rapidly evolving storage industry,” Western Digital CEO Steve Milligan said in a written statement. Sanjay Mehrotra, president and CEO of SanDisk, is expected to join Western Digital’s board when the transaction closes.If a previously announced investment in Western Digital from Unisplendour closes prior to the acquisition, Western Digital will pay $85.10 per share in cash and 0.0176 shares of its stock for each Sandisk share. If not, the price will be $67.50 in cash and 0.2387 shares for each share of Milpitas, California-based SanDisk Corp.In September it was announced that Unisplendour, a division of China’s Tsinghua Holdings, was becoming a minority shareholder in Western Digital with a $3.78 billion investment.Milligan will serve as CEO of the combined business, which will keep its headquarters at Western Digital’s Irvine, California location.The boards of both companies have approved the deal, which is targeted to close in 2016’s third quarter. It still needs approval from SanDisk shareholders.The transaction is expected to add to adjusted earnings per share within a year of the deal’s closing. Pending the closing of the transaction, Western Digital expects to continue paying its quarterly dividend and plans to suspend its stock buyback program.Shares of Western Digital Corp. dropped more than 1 per cent in premarket trading Wednesday shortly before the market open. Shares of SanDisk gained more than 4 per cent. read more