THE Australian Open men semi finals were let downs of gargantuan proportions.Hyeon Chung retired injured in the second set of his clash against Roger Federer on Friday night and Marin Cilic eased past Kyle Edmund in straight sets on Thursday. They were boring matches that if viewers watched both in their entirety robbed them of three hours and 20 minutes of their lives they will never get back.What should have been a crescendo of fiery forehands and breathtaking backhands building up to the biggest match of the tournament fizzled into a horribly off key showing that left despairing punters crying out for more.Federer was at his sublime best against Chung, taking the first set 6 1 and racing to a 5 2 lead in the second before the Korean pulled the pin after 62 minutes on court. The 21 year old playing in his first ever grand slam semi was overawed, overpowered and overrun by a Fed Express that keeps gaining momentum.Seeing Federer at his best is a privilege one which we should be thankful of but it looked like he was a fully grown Alsatian in a fight against a newborn poodle.
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SubscriptionsGo to the Subscriptions Centre to manage your:My ProfileBritish clothing retailer Primark ordered padded bikini tops for girls as young as seven to be removed from sale after criticism that the product sexualized children, a spokesperson for the chain said.The company apologized for any offence caused by the product and said profits from bikinis already sold would be donated to a children’s charity.Primark is the latest British retailer to face criticism over products thought to “prematurely sexualize” children. The supermarket chain Asda has been censured for a push up bra aimed at young girls, and retail giant Tesco withdrew a pole dancing kit from its toy shelves.In North America, Bratz dolls have come under fire for their clothing, which includes miniskirts, fishnet stockings and feather boas.Critics have also blasted a line of children’s clothing called Ooh! La La Couture. Promoted by young Disney star Emily Grace Reaves of the children’s TV series Hannah Montana, the clothes look similar to adult lingerie.Do you think that companies, through the products they sell, influence children to act like adults? What products do you believe have this influence?Internet freedom: Should government have the ability to shut down the internet?The Egyptian government shut down access to the internet and the country’s cellphone data network early Friday, according to media reports.