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Sports Shorts: Hamilton not chasing Schumacher's F1 title record

September 26, 2017 17:21 IST

A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Tuesday

Lewis Hamilton (right) with Michael Schumacher

IMAGE: A photo of Micheal Schumacher and Lewis Hamilton from 2012. Photograph: Clive Mason/Getty Images

British racer and three-time world champion Lewis Hamilton hold no desire to chase F1 legend Micheal Schumacher's seven world champion titles.

Hamilton is 28 points ahead of his competitor Sebastien Vettel and looks good to clinch his fourth title.

Although he believes that there are five to six years left in his career, the record of Schumacher is nowhere in his mind.

 

"Honestly, I'm working just step by step. It's hard enough to get these championships won one at a time; it's hard enough just to get this fourth one," Hamilton said to www.sport24.co.za.

"Currently, it's quite clear for me. Who knows if we're going to get anywhere near Michael? Seven championships -- I personally don't have a desire to chase that." he added.

German F1 champion Micheal Schumacher won seven championships in 1994, 1995, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004. He is currently at his family home in Lake Geneva, Switzerland where he continues to recover from a traumatizing skiing accident he suffered in December 2013.

British racing star Lewis Hamilton won his first World Championship title with McLaren in 2008 before moving to Mercedes, where he won back-to-back titles in 2014 and 2015.

Wawrinka drops to ninth in ATP rankings

Stan Wawrinka  

IMAGE: Stanislas Wawrinka. Photograph: PTI

Swiss tennis player Stan Wawrinka, whose season came to an end early due to a knee injury, has slipped by one place to the ninth spot in the latest ATP Tour rankings released on Monday.

Wawrinka's drop in rankings is the only change in the top 10, with Spaniard maestro Rafael Nadal and Swiss ace Roger Federer continuing to maintain top two spots respectively.

Nadal and Federer were in action for Team Europe at the inaugural Laver Cup in Prague over the weekend.

Meanwhile, British tennis maestro Andy Murray holds on to the third place ahead of Germany's Alexander Zverev, Coatian player Marin Cilic and Serbian star Novak Djokovic.

In the WTA rankings, the top 10, which is headed by Garbine Muguruza, remained unchanged.

Source: ANI