Short Sport, February 4, 2013

PUBLISHED : Monday, 04 February, 2013, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 04 February, 2013, 3:30am

Caution the key as Nadal returns

Rafael Nadal shrugged off talk of reclaiming the world number one spot yesterday as the 11-time grand slam tennis title winner prepared to return after a seven-month injury lay-off. Nadal, now at five in the world after not having played since his shock second-round defeat at Wimbledon in June, will be top seed at the Vina del Mar clay-court event in Chile this week. "After seven months without playing, I am not even thinking of the world number one spot. I am just concentrating on doing my best," he said. "I have to start slowly and with patience." AFP


Wong shaping up as King of the Hills

Wong Ho-chung held off Jeremy Ritcey on the rough trails of Lantau yesterday to win the penultimate race of the North Face King of the Hills series in three hours, and 36 minutes, 13 seconds ahead of Ritcey. It was Wong's second consecutive victory, putting him in the driver's seat to win the series in the final race next month. Eric LaHaie finished third. Denvy Lo just missed breaking the women's course record in a dominant full marathon victory. Lee Quane claimed line honours in the men's half marathon while Claire Price set a new female half-marathon course record. Staff Reporter


Veteran golfer Webb wins Aussie Masters

Karrie Webb won her eighth Australian Ladies Masters golf title yesterday, coming from two strokes behind in the final round with birdies on three of her last five holes for a 5-under-par 67 and a two-stroke victory at Royal Pines on the Gold Coast. South Korea's Chella Choi was tied for second with Ariya Jutanugarn of Thailand, and Australian amateur Oh Su-hyun. AP