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Sticking to his knitting

Ramesh Iyer is confident about sustaining growth despite an inflexible regulator thwarting their banking plans

Photographs by Soumik Kar

June 26, 2013. The third day of Wimbledon and in a defeat that shakes the tennis-watching world, defending champion Roger Federer loses to world No.116 Sergiy Stakhovsky in the second round. It is the first time in a decade that Federer has not made it to the quarter-final of a Grand Slam but his replies at a post-match interview are typically insouciant. “It’s nicer to be able to leave the court quicker than go through the trophy ceremony. That’s the nice thing about today,” he says cheekily before adding more soberly that earlier losses at Wimbledon “haven’t hurt this much, that’s for sure”.