LITESPORT 42 Friday, 25 September 2009 London Lite Inbrief Federer has a service break ROGER FEDERER has withdrawn from tournaments in Tokyo and Shanghai next month in order to rest after a physically challenging year. The Swiss star has had a hectic season, reaching the finals of all four grand slam events, with victories at the French Open and Wimbledon completing his collection of major titles and seeing him overtake Pete Sampras record haul of 14 slams. OHair profits the Woods way TIGER WOODS was left to rue a putting tip handed out to Sean OHair at East Lake as the pupil turned the tables on the teacher during the first round of the Tour Championship. OHair leads by one shot after a first-round 66, inspired by a word in the ear from Tiger. OHair said: I truly believe in what he said, and I think its the key for me to kind of take my putting to another level, because thats whats held me back. Theyve got to be in it to win it PAUL MCGINLEY has issued a timely reminder to Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell that however much they want to be partners at the Ryder Cup next year, they have first got to make the team. Of course they have potential, said McGinley. We know how great a potential Rory is everybodys spoken and written about it. Now the first thing is to obviously make the team. Win is piece of cake for Baker THE Chicago Cubs kept the National League Central title race alive with a dramatic win over the San Francisco Giants. A Giants win would have given the inactive St Louis Cardinals the title and it looked on the cards as San Francisco led 2-1 going into the ninth inning thanks to a John Bowker home run in the seventh. But Jeff Bakers home run with two outs in the ninth secured a 3-2 triumph for the Cubs. Cook serves up winning start TINA COOK produced a superb dressage test to keep Great Britain on gold medal course in the HSBC FEI European Eventing Championships in Fontainebleau today. Cook, a double bronze-medallist at last years Olympics, stormed into the lead on Miners Frolic after posting a score of 37.9. And it kept the pressure on pre-event favourites Germany, whose star rider Ingrid Klimke was leading. Turk hatches plan to be brand new champion COLIN TURKINGTON heads to Brands Hatch next week aiming to prove to the nation what he has known all his life: I was born with raw speed. Turkington, 28, was out on the historic Kent circuit yesterday, preparing for the make-or- break round of the British Touring Car championship in an RAC-sponsored BMW 320si. He said: Ive been preparing for this since dad taught me to drive at eight. I was doing go-karts at 10. For me, winning this championship is my lifes ambition. To do that, he has to do the same as Jenson Button in Formula One -- defend a sizeable lead at the top of the table. Turkington is 13 points clear of Italian rival Fabrizio Giovanardi. He said: Fabrizio is a great driver, hes after a hat-trick of touring car titles. But my only goal in life is winning. Brands Hatch hosts the season finale of the British Touring Car Championship on 3/4 October. Tickets 23 for adults, free entry for children 12 and under. Call 0870 950 9000 or go to brandshatch.co.uk. Futures orange: Colin Turkington, main picture, is out to beat Fabrizio Giovanardi, inset with him, in the Touring Car championship BY KRISS COLLINS Hamilton fears boy from Brazil will pay Grand Price Team talk: Hamilton with his McLaren pal Heikki Kovalainen LEWIS HAMILTON believes it will be difficult for Nelson PiquetJnrtoreturntothesport following the race-fixing scan- dal at last years Singapore Grand Prix. The Brazilian revealed after he was dropped by Renault earlier this season that he was instructed by his team to crash during the 2008 night race. PiquetJnrwasgrantedimmu- nityforgivingevidenceinfront of the FIAs World Motor Sport Council on Monday at which Renault were handed a sus- pended ban from the series. Piquet Jnrs actions have drawn scorn from some but Hamilton wished him all the best in his bid to get his career back on track. I can never see myself being inthatpositionandImsureits the same for the rest of us driv- ers here, said the reigning world champion. All I can say is that I wish him well. I know how tough it can be in tough situ- ations and Im sure he and his family dontfeelsogreatright now. All I can do is send s o m e p o s i t ive energy and hope t h e b e s t f o r them. Ferraris Kimi Raikkonen also believes it will be tough for Piquet Jnr to return. I think it will be difficult for him to get back after that kind of thing, said the Finn. If he comes back, its going tobegoodforhim,if notmaybe there is a reason for it. Red Bulls Mark Webber said: Whether he should get a big penalty or not is not that easy to comment on. I think enough damage has been done to him, but I think its very difficult for him to come back. DRIVERS CHAMPIONSHIP 1. JENSONBUTTON(GB)BRAWN 80PTS 2. RUBENSBARRICHELLO(BRZ)BRAWN 66 3. SEBASTIANVETTEL(GER)REDBULL 54 4. MARKWEBBER(AUS)REDBULL 51.5 5. KIMIRAIKKONEN(FIN)FERRARI 40 6. NICOROSBERG(GER)WILLIAMS 30.5 7. LEWISHAMILTON(GB)MCLAREN 27 8. JARNOTRULLI(ITA)TOYOTA 22.5 9. FELIPEMASSA(BRZ)FERRARI 22 10.HEIKKIKOVALAINEN(FIN)MCLAREN 20 CONSTUCTORS 1.BRAWN-MERCEDES 146PTS 2.REDBULL-RENAULT 105.5 3.FERRARI 62 4.MCLAREN-MERCEDES 47 5.TOYOTA 38.5 SINGAPORE GP QUALIFYING:TOMORROW,BBC1FROM2PM RACE:SUNDAY,BBC1FROM12.10PM BY GEOFF TEATHER FERRARIS Felipe Massa will race again at a popular kart event in Brazil in November. Massa (left) fractured his skull in July when a spring flew off fellow Brazilian Rubens Barrichellos Brawn GP car during qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix. Im going to take part in the challenge of the stars they get the best drivers together in all categories in the world, said Massa. Massa back on the track Nelsons column: the stricken Renault in Singapore 2008 All I can say is that Iwell.himwishI know how tough it situ-toughinbecan ations and Im sure familyhisandhe rightgreatsofeeldont sendisdocanIAll p o s i t ives o m e hopeandenergy f o rb e s tt h e maybenotifhim,forgoodbeto FERRARIS Felipe Massa will race again at a popular kart event in Brazil in November. Massa (left) ew off fellow Brazilian Rubensa spring fl Barrichellos Brawn GP car during qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix. 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