• Wan, Li take the honours at Indian Open badminton April 29, 2012

    New Delhi: It was fifth time lucky for Wan Ho Shon of South Korea who rallied to overcome world number one, Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia in a pulsating mens singles final of the 2012 Yonex Sunrise India Open Super Series, while second-seed Li Xuerui of China came from behind...
  • Federer's 'loss of confidence' statement rather uncharacteristic

    From the sidelines |  Udayan Nag
    Over the years, Roger Federer has not exactly shied away from indulging in an audacious remark or two, be it an insight into his own...

  • One step forward, two steps behind for Whiteford February 18, 2012

    Gurgaon: Having led the 2012 Avantha Masters at the end of the first two rounds, Scotlands Peter Whiteford had to be content with tied second along with Jean-Baptiste Gonnet of France and Germanys Marcel Siem, after finishing the day on an even par-72 for an aggregate of 10-under 206 at...
  • Whiteford takes the lead at Avantha Masters February 17, 2012

    Gurgaon: Scotland's Peter Whiteford shot a 4-under 68 to take the lead at the end of round two of the 2012 Avantha Masters, at the DLF Golf and Country Club on Friday. Whiteford who shared the lead with Alejandro Canizares of Spain on round one, currently stands at an aggregate...
  • Canizares, Whiteford share Avantha lead February 16, 2012

    Gurgaon: Alejandro Canizares of Spain and Peter Whiteford of Scotland with scores of 6-under 66 par were joint leaders at the end of round one of the third Avantha Masters golf tournament at the DLF Golf and Country Club on Thursday. Federico Colombo of Italy with a 67 was third,...
  • Nadal's Djokovic jinx taking the men's game forward

    From the sidelines |  Udayan Nag
    As painful as it might be for 10-time grand slam winner, Rafael Nadal who lost his seventh successive final to Novak Djokovic in the Australian...

  • Paes conquers final frontier with landmark win January 28, 2012

    The 2011 men's doubles final at the Australian Open saw Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi team up for the third time in their career in an attempt to lay their hands on something that had eluded them both. However, the opponents on the other side of the net on that...
  • Celebrating 25 years at Melbourne Park

    From the sidelines |  Udayan Nag
    The 1988 Australian Open marked a historic occasion in the tournament's history probably more so by the change in surface rather than the shift of...

  • Aus Open: Will Djokovic reassert his supremacy? January 15, 2012

    The end to Novak Djokovic's 2011 season was by no means an ideal one, but the world number one and winner of three majors last year would still very much be considered as the player to beat at this year's Australian Open which gets underway on Monday at Melbourne Park....
  • Current Oz lineup a likeable lot

    From the sidelines |  Udayan Nag
    For long the Aussies have been the ones whom everyone loved to hate; apart from their winning ways post the 1999 World Cup, the fact...

  • Willstrop wins Punj Lloyd title, bags no 1 spot December 19, 2011

    New Delhi: It was an evening of many delights for 28-year old Yorkshireman James Willstrop, who became the number one ranked player in the world by lifting his maiden Punj Lloyd PSA Masters trophy at the Siri Fort Complex on Sunday. In an emotionally draining final which witnessed a record...
  • Willstrop, Gaultier in Punj Lloyd squash final December 17, 2011

    New Delhi: Third seed James Willstrop of England notched up his 14th victory in 15 meetings against compatriot Peter Barker, with a convincing 11-4, 11-3, 11-3 win in their last-four clash at the 2011 Punj Lloyd PSA Masters squash tournament on Saturday. Willstrop also stretched his unbeaten run to 14...
  • I am not thinking too far ahead: Ramy Ashour December 16, 2011

    New Delhi: Former world number one and top seed for the 2011 Punj Lloyd PSA Masters, Ramy Ashour is playing the kind of game that could very well hand him his second title in three years in this country. But the squash ace from Egypt who won the inaugural edition...
  • What more could Federer have asked for?

    From the sidelines |  Udayan Nag
    Three successive titles at the end of the season, rivals falling by the wayside and a record sixth ATP Finals crown. After not having won...

  • Rafa's story a fascinating tale of self realisation November 24, 2011

    New Delhi: Rafa My Story, the biography by John Carlin of one of the greatest players in the history of professional tennis, is a true lesson of the benefits that can be derived, if the will to dig deep and get the best out of oneself is taken to the...