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  • Bangalore to host India-Serbia World Group play-off tie in Davis Cup April 28, 2014

    New Delhi: India will face off with formidable Serbia in the Davis Cup World Group play-off tie in Bangalore, it was announced on Monday. The AITA officials also discussed Delhi as a venue for the crucial play-off tie, to be held from September 12-14, but on the insistence of the players...
  • Jeevan and Sanam join Davis Cup squad as reserve players March 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The AITA on Friday named Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan and Sanam Singh as reserve players for next month's Davis Cup tie against Korea in Busan. Left-handed Jeevan is fourth in the list of highest-ranked Indians at number 321 and is followed by Sanam (368). Incidentally, Jeevan on Friday lost to Sanam...
  • Leander Paes takes a break from national duty January 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Veteran Indian tennis star Leander Paes will not be seen on national duty this year after getting the AITA's nod to take a break for spending more time with his family. The decision means that the 40-year-old player will not be available for the upcoming Davis Cup tie...
  • Henman to launch 'The Road to Wimbledon' in India January 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Britain No.1 Tim Henman will be in India to spearhead a major new initiative aimed at boosting the development of junior tennis in the country in association with The Wimbledon Foundation. India will host the first Wimbledon tennis event outside Britain as 11-time-Tour winner Henman heads to Delhi...
  • AITA refused to take my help: Nirupama Vaidyanathan August 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Former India No.1 Nirupama Vaidyanathan on Friday said she had offered to coach youngsters and upcoming talent but the All India Tennis Association (AITA) turned her down. Nirupama, who became the first Indian woman to win a round at a Grand Slam event in 1998, said various federations across...
  • AITA nominates Somdev Devvarman for Khel Ratna award May 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Somdev Devvarman might have led a players' rebellion against the national tennis federation but AITA has recommended his name for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award for the year 2013. Somdev has achieved some great results on the ATP tour as well as in the multi-discipline games...
  • Paes, Bhupathi are giving ideas to ITPA: Somdev April 8, 2013

    Bangalore: Somdev Devvarman, who led the players' revolt against AITA, on Sunday said veterans Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupahti have provided useful ideas for the betterment of Indian tennis but only time will tell if those ideas will work. Paes, who was the only top player to not side with...
  • It needs special talent to be in top-50: Anand April 6, 2013

    Bangalore: The current lot of players are good enough to take India into Davis Cup World Group next year but it requires special talent to be in top-100, yesteryear Indian tennis icon Anand Amritraj said on Saturday. Amritraj said the controversy involving the top Indian players and AITA was unfortunate...
  • Indian tennis need amicable solution to all issues: Misra March 31, 2013

    Bangalore: Leading the Indian Davis Cup side for one last time, non-playing captain SP Misra on Sunday said the players-AITA tussle should end sooner for the betterment of Indian tennis. Somdev Devvarman had led a players revolt, demanding better players conditions, and made themselves unavailable for the Korea tie which...
  • Vece Paes back in Davis Cup fold February 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Despite being removed as the team doctor on the demand of Somdev Devvarman-led rebels, hockey Olympian Vece Paes was brought back in the Davis Cup fold on Saturday. Paes, whose son Leander Paes is one of the mainstays of the Indian Davis Cup squad, heads the sports medicine...
  • Somdev, Yuki may return; Bhupathi, Bopanna unlikely February 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Top singles players Somdev Devvarman and Yuki Bhambri are likely to return to the Indian Davis Cup team as the national selectors meet to pick the squad for the tie against Indonesia, here Friday. In the absence of 11 top players, India had lost the Asia/Oceania Group I...
  • AITA expects troubles after tennis body for players February 12, 2013

    The formation of the Indian Tennis Players Association (ITPA) has made the All India Tennis Federation (AITA) anxious. ...
  • AITA holds off recognising Indian players' body February 12, 2013

    New Delhi: All India Tennis Association chief Hironmoy Chatterjee said on Tuesday the national body will decide on the recognition of a newly launched players' association only after it has a clear understanding of its objectives. "It is too premature at this juncture to consider recognising the new body," Chatterjee told...
  • Rebel Indian tennis players form seperate association February 11, 2013

    Mumbai: Top Indian tennis players formed an association on Monday to protect their professional interests days after signing a temporary truce with the All India Tennis Association (AITA). The Indian Tennis Players Association (ITPA) said in a statement that it would function around the ATP model and act as a...
  • Tennis rebellion ends, all players available for Indonesia Davis Cup tie February 9, 2013

    New Delhi: The five-week long tennis crisis ended on Saturday as all the 11 rebel players made themselves available for the tie against Indonesia, a day after AITA gave all the assurances with regard to Davis Cup playing conditions in writing. "Yes, the players have written to AITA, making themselves...
  • AITA communicate all offers in writing to rebel players February 8, 2013

    New Delhi: In its last ditch effort to break the deadlock, the AITA on Friday communicated all the offers with regard to playing conditions in writing to the rebel players and also asked for their availability for the upcoming tie against Indonesia. The promises that were verbally communicated to players on...
  • AITA reject players' fresh demands February 7, 2013

    New Delhi: The AITA on Thursday outrightly rejected the rebel players' fresh demands, saying their inclusion in the Executive or Selection Committees is not possible unless they enter the national federation through elections. AITA also categorically said the three-member committee it has formed to resolve the ongoing crisis would go ahead...
  • Not asking for anything outrageous from AITA: Bhupathi February 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Speaking to CNN-IBN on the latest row in Indian tennis, Mahesh Bhupathi says the players demands are not outrageous but the All India Tennis Association's (AITA) attitude isn't making things easy to end the stalemate. Eleven of the top players from the country, including Bhupathi and Somdev Devvarman, refused...
  • Three man committee would be "biased", serve no purpose: Bhupathi February 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Mahesh Bhupathi, who led a revolt of 11 players against the All India Tennis Association, on Tuesday slammed the AITA for the way it formed a three-member panel to look into the issues raised by the rebels, alleging that the panel would be "biased" and serve no purpose. The...
  • AITA forms neutral committee to resolve crisis February 3, 2013

    New Delhi: The AITA on Sunday formed a three-member committee, including Justice Deepak Verma and former Davis Cupper Naresh Kumar, to resolve the issues with the rebel players, but its suggestions apparently would not be binding on the national tennis federation. Apart from Verma, a former justice of Supreme court, and...
  • We will stick to our guns: Yuki Bhambri February 1, 2013

    The Indian tennis player Yuki Bhambri insisited that the rebel players will stick together in their battle against AITA. ...
  • Why can't AITA concede our legitimate demands: Yuki February 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Yuki Bhambri, one of the rebel tennis players, Friday said if the All India Tennis Association (AITA) accepts all their demands in writing then they are willing to play for the country. Eleven players, led by Somdev Devvarman, pulled out of the ongoing Davis Cup tie against South...
  • Game is bigger than all, says Leander Paes January 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Veteran India tennis star Leander Paes does not see anything wrong in players discussing their grievances with the association but says the sport should not suffer in the process. Eleven top players made themselves unavailable for the tie against South Korea and AITA was forced to field a...
  • AITA takes exception to dubbing Davis Cup team 'third rate' January 18, 2013

    New Delhi: All India Tennis Association (AITA) Friday took a serious view of its own vice president dubbing the Davis Cup squad to play Korea as "third rate" while the union sports ministry refused to interfere in the matter. AITA vice president Karthi Chidambaram who is seen as a prime...
  • AITA defends Davis Cup selection January 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Taking strong exception to the comments made by its own vice president, the All India Tennis Association on Friday said it was "unethical" to label the team selected for Davis Cup tie against Korea as "third rate" and that the young players were being misled. AITA Vice President Karti...
  • AITA rejects Somdev Devvarman's claims January 12, 2013

    The All India Tennis Association (AITA) Saturday rejected allegations by Somdev Devvarman that it was not in touch with the rebel players before picking the team for the Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Group I tie against South Korea slated for Feb 1-3. The AITA in a statement that it had informed the...
  • Indian tennis row takes a turn for the worse January 12, 2013

    Somdev Devvarman's harangue against the AITA on Saturday has shaken up Indian tennis. ...
  • Revolt is the most remarkable thing in Indian tennis: Somdev January 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Somdev Devvarman Saturday asserted that their collective refusal to play in Davis Cup does not portray India and its tennis players in bad light and the "revolt is one of the most remarkable things" that has happened in Indian sport. Somdev also said that the young players have been...
  • India Tennis crisis a shame, says Anand Amritraj January 12, 2013

    Mumbai: Former Davis Cupper Anand Amritraj Saturday described the ongoing crisis in Indian tennis following the players' revolt against the AITA a shame and said that both the parties should work out a compromise formula and resolve the issue quickly. "It's a shame. They need to resolve it by talking face...
  • AITA to appoint special committee to address players' concern January 12, 2013

    New Delhi: The beleaguered All India Tennis Association (AITA) on Saturday decided to appoint a special committee, likely to be headed by a retired judge, to address the demands made by revolting players. The proposal to appoint the committee was made by AITA President Anil Khanna. It will be formed...