ATP TOUR

  • Novak Djokovic trounces Tomas Berdych at ATP Finals, seals No.1 spot November 14, 2014

    Novak Djokovic added another processional victory to the lengthening list at the ATP World Tour Finals with a 6-2 6-2 demolition of subdued Czech Tomas Berdych on Friday. The world number one was virtually guaranteed a semi-final berth before walking on court at the O2 Arena, but made doubly sure by...
  • Andy Murray beats Milos Raonic as Roger Federer records second win November 12, 2014

    London: Local hero Andy Murray kept alive his chance of entering the semi-finals from Group B by beating Milos Raonic while second seed Roger Federer recorded his second victory with a defeat of fourth seed Kei Nishikori in the ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena here. Fifth seed Murray,...
  • Nadal not losing heart despite Djokovic thrashing November 12, 2013

    London: Rafa Nadal refused to let a good oldfashioned beating at the hands of fierce rival Novak Djokovic on Monday take the gloss off a sensational year. The Spaniard's hopes of winning the yearending showpiece for the first were crushed by a clinical Djokovic, who brought the curtain down on the...
  • Murray, Djokovic, Nadal seal ATP Tour finals spot; Federer battling September 10, 2013

    London: Britain's Andy Murray joined world number one Novak Djokovic and newly-crowned US Open champion Rafael Nadal as definite qualifiers for the ATP World Tour finals on Tuesday but Roger Federer faces a battle to make the eight-man field. Despite falling at the quarter-final stage in his defence of the US...
  • Divij Sharan, Purav Raja win first ATP tour title in Bogota July 21, 2013

    Colombia: The fast rising Indian pair of Divij Sharan and Purav Raja clinched its first ever ATP tour level title with a hardfought win over Edouard RogerVasselin and Igor Sijsling in the summit clash of the Claro Open. The fourth seeded Indians defeated the secondseed FrenchDutch combination 76(4), 76(3) in the...
  • David Ferrer beats Janko Tipsarevic in London November 11, 2012

    London: Spain's David Ferrer defeated world No.9 Janko Tipsarevic in three sets in their last match at the $8.85 million ATP Tour Finals here. Neither of the tennis players could reach the semifinals, but Ferrer's win Saturday meant that defending champion Roger Federer took first place in Group B, leaving...
  • ATP finals to stay in London till 2015 November 7, 2012

    London: The ATP says its seasonending finals will stay in London for an extra two years to 2015. The ATP Tour finale for the top eight players is in the fourth year of a fiveyear deal to play at the O2 Arena in the British capital. ATP President Brad Drewett says...
  • BhupathiBopanna in Italian Open semifinals May 19, 2012

    Rome: The Indian pair of Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna upset top seeds Max Mirnyi of Belarus and Canada's Daniel Nestor in a hardfought battle to enter the men's doubles semifinals of the Italian Open on Friday. The seventhseeded Indians took an hour and nine minutes to get the better of...
  • BhupathiBopanna enter Italian Open quarters May 18, 2012

    Rome: The Indian duo of Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna moved into the men's doubles quarterfinals of the Internazionali BNL D'Italia tennis tournament, beating Italians Daniele Bracciali and Andreas Seppi 62, 61 in the first round. The Indians took just 37 minutes to get the better of their opponents. Bhupathi and...
  • Federer struggles, Nadal cruises in Madrid opener May 10, 2012

    Madrid: Roger Federer rallied to beat Milos Raonic 46, 75, 76 (4) at the Madrid Open on Wednesday to narrowly avoid his earliest tournament exit in two years. Federer hasn't been eliminated from a tournament in the second round since the 2010 Rome Masters, and the 16time Grand Slam champion had...
  • German town Halle names street after Federer May 9, 2012

    Halle, Germany: Roger Federer has had his name on the trophy. Now he has it on the street sign as well. The small town of Halle in western Germany hosts the Gerry Weber Open, a grass court tournament that serves as a Wimbledon warmup. Federer has won at Halle five times...
  • Djokovic slams blue clay after opening win May 9, 2012

    Madrid: World number one Novak Djokovic lashed out at Madrid Open organisers and the ATP over the event's controversial blue clay courts after fighting off Spanish qualifier Daniel GimenoTraver 62, 26, 63 in the second round on Tuesday. The defending champion, back in action after a twoweek break following the death...
  • Federer aims for No.1 spot after welcome break May 7, 2012

    Madrid: In fine fettle after a monthlong rest, Roger Federer is ready to get his clay season underway and continue his bid to recapture the world number one ranking from Novak Djokovic. The 30yearold Swiss maestro, who has not played since losing to Andy Roddick at the Sony Ericsson Open at...
  • Del Potro wins second straight Estoril Open May 7, 2012

    Oeiras, Portugal: Juan del Potro won his second consecutive Estoril Open title by beating Richard Gasquet in straight sets on Sunday. The topseeded Del Potro used his strong serve to win 64, 62 on the outdoor clay court in 1 hour, 27 minutes. It was the 12thranked Argentine's 11th career title...
  • Blue clay draws mixed reviews before Madrid debut May 5, 2012

    Madrid: Venus Williams thinks it's a fashion statement. A Canadian player describes it as "Smurf clay." Rafael Nadal calls it a mistake. The Madrid Open is receiving extra attention this year as the Masters Series event for men and women will be the first toplevel tournament played on blue clay instead...
  • Nadal unhappy with blue clay in Madrid May 5, 2012

    Madrid: Rafael Nadal has disliked the Madrid Open since it was moved from the hardcourt season, and he blames the ATP for now allowing the introduction of the blueclay surface. The sixtime French Open champion was troubled when he practiced on the court for the first time on Thursday. He described...
  • Nadal wins record seventh Barcelona Open April 29, 2012

    Barcelona: Rafael Nadal became the first player in the Open Era to win two tournaments seven times after beating David Ferrer 76 (1), 75 in Sunday's Barcelona Open final. The secondranked Nadal's 21st straight victory on clay followed up his eighth straight win in Monte Carlo, as Nadal won the 10th...
  • Raonic through to second round at Barcelona Open April 24, 2012

    Barcelona: Milos Raonic took advantage of local support to record his first claycourt victory of the year, beating Alejandro Falla of Colombia 64, 76 (3) in the first round of the Barcelona Open on Monday. The Canadian, whose training base is at Real Club de Tenis Barcelona, served seven aces in...
  • Verdasco, Melzer win at Monte Carlo Masters April 16, 2012

    Monaco: Seeded players Fernando Verdasco of Spain, Jurgen Melzer of Austria and Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine all won firstround matches at the Monte Carlo Masters on Monday. The 13thseeded Verdasco rallied to beat Olivier Rochus of Belgium 46, 62, 75 and will next play Ivan Dodig of Croatia. The Spaniard dropped...
  • Nadal worried about knee ahead of clay season April 16, 2012

    Monaco: Rafael Nadal is fretting over his troublesome left knee as he attempts to win the Monte Carlo Masters for the eighth straight time and end a title drought stretching back to last year's French Open. Nadal has only just started practicing again after pulling out of his semifinal against Andy...
  • Paes, Bhupathi advance in Monaco doubles April 16, 2012

    Monaco: Leander Paes and his partner Radek Stepanek have advanced to the ATP Monte Carlo Masters event along India's Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna after getting byes in their respective first rounds. Paes and Stepanek have been seeded fifth while Bhupathi and Bopanna are seeded sixth for the elite clay court...
  • Tearful Ljubicic retires in Monte Carlo April 16, 2012

    Monaco: Former world number three Ivan Ljubicic retired from professional tennis with a whimper after he lost 60, 63 to Ivan Dodig in the first round of the Monte Carlo Masters on Sunday. The 33yearold Croatian, a Monaco resident, fell into his chair in tears after the defeat while the sparse...
  • I'm just as good as last year, warns Djokovic April 2, 2012

    Key Biscayne: Novak Djokovic may not be able to match last year's sensational 41match winning streak, but the world number one believes he is in just as good form heading into the clay court season. The Serb successfully defended his Sony Ericsson Open title with a 61, 76 win over Britain's...
  • Djokovic trumps Murray, wins at Key Biscayne April 2, 2012

    Key Biscayne, Fla.: Two boys stood on the top row of the stadium, beautiful Biscayne Bay at their back and the world's best tennis player down below, as they waved a sign in his support. "Djokovic in the house," it read. From the youngsters' remote perch, Novak Djokovic looked like a...
  • Djokovic through to Key Biscayne final March 31, 2012

    Key Biscayne, Fla.: A marathon second set was all even in a tiebreaker on Friday night when Novak Djokovic found himself involved in yet another grueling point. He hit 13 shots, all smacked aggressively from the backcourt, many landing within a foot or two of the baseline at the far...
  • Nadal withdraws at Key Biscayne with knee injury March 31, 2012

    Key Biscayne, Fla.: Rafael Nadal's knee trouble has sidelined him again, and he hopes for a quick recovery to avoid missing any of the upcoming claycourt season. Nadal withdrew hours before the start of his semifinal on Friday at the Sony Ericsson Open because of a left knee injury that bothered...
  • Paes in Miami doubles final, BopannaBhupathi out March 30, 2012

    Miami: India's Leander Paes and his Czech partner Radek Stepanek pulled off an amazing victory over top seeds Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan to secure their berth in the final of the Sony Ericsson Open. However, Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna crashed out of the tournament in straight sets on...
  • Paes, Sania enter Indian Wells doubles quarters March 14, 2012

    Indian Wells: Australian Open winners Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek saw off a stiff resistance from Juan Monaco and Kei Nishikori to advance to the quarterfinals of the ATP Indian Wells Masters on Tuesday. The seventhseeded IndoCzech pair scored a tough 76(5), 64 win in the second round over their unseeded...
  • Nadal plans to rest shoulder injury in February December 29, 2011

    Abu Dhabi: Rafael Nadal plans to take several weeks off after the Australian Open to recover from a nagging shoulder injury. The secondranked Nadal said on Thursday that the injury surfaced before the ATP World Tour Finals in November and that he was still "not 100 percent." He only decided three...
  • Soderling pulls out of Paris Masters October 20, 2011

    Paris: Defending champion Robin Soderling has pulled out of next month's Paris Masters because of illness, organisers said on Thursday. World number six Soderling is suffering from the viral infection mononucleosis and has not played since he won in Bastad last July. The Swede's withdrawal will jeopardise his chances of...