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  • Somdev Devvarman drops one place in ATP rankings 14-04-2014 05:18 PM

    New Delhi: India's top singles tennis player Somdev Devvarman dropped one place to 89 while compatriot Yuki Bhambri gained two positions and moved to 146th place in the latest ATP rankings released Monday. In the doubles ATP rankings, Leander Paes continues to occupy tenth place with Rohan Bopanna the next...
  • Fernando Verdasco wins US Men's Clay Court 14-04-2014 08:40 AM

    Houston: Fernando Verdasco won the US Men's Clay Court Championship on Sunday for his sixth ATP World Tour title and first since 2010, beating Spanish compatriot Nicolas Almagro 6-3, 7-6 (4). The 30-year-old Verdasco ended a six-match losing streak in tournament finals. He also reached the doubles final and had...
  • Leander Paes, Radek Stepanek in Indian Wells pre-quarterfinals 10-03-2014 04:45 PM

    Indian Wells: Fourth seeds Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek fought their way into the pre-quarterfinals of the ATP Indian Wells Masters tournament after a tough first round win over unseeded Jerzy Janowicz and Philipp Kohlschreiber. The Indo-Czech pair needed a Super Tie Breaker to beat the Polish-German team 7-6(6) 3-6...
  • Divij, Raja reach final of Kyoto Challenger 07-03-2014 01:08 PM

    Kyoto: The top seeded Indian pair of Divij Sharan and Purav Raja reached their first final of the season together after overcoming a fighting combo of Toshihide Matsui and Danai Udomchoke in straight sets in the ATP Kyoto Challenger event on Friday . The Indians prevailed 7-6 (4) 7-5 over...
  • Bopanna moves to 12th; Somdev and Yuki unchanged 03-03-2014 06:12 PM

    New Delhi: Following his title win at the ATP Dubai 500 event, India's Rohan Bopanna on Monday jumped four places to 12th in the latest doubles ranking chart. Leander Paes, who was unchanged at 10th, continues to be India's number one player in doubles while Mahesh Bhupathi slipped further to...
  • Somdev rises to 78, Yuki loses three places to be 146 24-02-2014 01:14 PM

    New Delhi: Courtesy his Delhi Open triumph, India's singles player Somdev Devvarman jumped 18 places to become world number 78 in the latest ATP rankings. Somdev had collected 100 ranking points after beating top seed Alerksandr Nedovyesov in the Delhi Open final on Sunday. Somdev's next clash is on Tuesday...
  • Somdev marches in to ATP Challenger final 22-02-2014 03:28 PM

    New Delhi: Second-seed Somdev Devvarman marched into the men's singles final of the $100,000 ONGC GAIL Delhi Open ATP Challenger with a convincing victory over fourth-seed Evgeny Donskoy here on Friday. Somdev, India's top ranked tennis player, beat the Russian 6-4, 6-2 in an hour and 29 minutes at the...
  • David Ferrer reaches semis in Buenos Aires 15-02-2014 02:37 PM

    Buenos Aires: Top-seeded David Ferrer defeated fellow Spaniard Albert Ramos 6-1, 6-2 to reach the semifinals of the Copa Claro ATP tournament. Second-seeded Fabio Fognini of Italy and third-seeded Tommy Robredo of Spain also advanced into last four Friday, setting up a semifinal matchup, reports Xinhua. Ferrer will next face...
  • Yuki beats Somdev to storm into Challenger final 07-02-2014 06:05 PM

    Chennai: Yuki Bhambri emerged winner in the contest between country's top two tennis players as he brushed aside the challenge of India number one Somdev Devvarman in straight sets to breeze into the final of the ATP Challenger event, here on Friday. Yuki, ranked 71 places below his compatriot at...
  • Rafael Nadal pulls out of Buenos Aires tournament 07-02-2014 07:40 AM

    Barcelona: Rafael Nadal will miss next week's ATP tournament in Buenos Aires following a stomach bug that has hindered his recovery from the back injury he sustained at the Australian Open. "I had a stomach virus that has not allowed me to train this morning (Thursday) and I have had...
  • Somdev Devvarman to play Yuki Bhambri in the semis of ATP Challenger 06-02-2014 09:06 PM

    Chennai: Top seed Somdev Devvarman won his match against Jordi Samper Montana of Spain via a walkover to set up a semi-final clash with his Indian compatriot Yuki Bhambri in the USD 50,000 ATP Challenger Tennis tournament here on Thursday. The other semi-final will be between unseeded Alexander Kudryavtsev of...
  • Four Indians in quarters of ATP Challenger 05-02-2014 10:40 PM

    Chennai: Somdev Devvarman along with Yuki Bhambri, Saketh Myneni and Sanam Singh entered the singles quarter-finals in the Shriram Capital PL Reddy Memorial ATP Challenger tennis tournament here on Wednesday. Top seed Devvarman outlasted qualifier Michael Venus of New Zealand in three sets lasting almost three hours after losing the...
  • Somdev struggles past Ramkumar; easy win for Yuki 04-02-2014 07:42 PM

    Chennai: Top seed Somdev Devvarman struggled past Ramkumar Ramanathan, who was troubled by cramps, but Yuki Bhambri made a fluent start with a straight set win in the $50,000 ATP Challenger event, here on Wednesday. Somdev, who was shocked by Ramkumar in the Chennai Open, yet again faced a stiff...
  • Bopanna-Qureshi register hard-fought victory to begin 2014 season 07-01-2014 04:49 PM

    Sydney: Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi recorded their first win after re-joining forces as they overcame a spirited challenge from Jean-Julien Roger and Horia Tecau in the first round of the ATP Apia International on Tuesday. The third seeded Indo-Pak pair recorded a hard-fought 7-6(5) 6-7(2) 10-3 win over the...
  • Yuki moves to 172, Somdev drops to 93 in ATP rankings 06-01-2014 08:18 PM

    New Delhi: Courtesy his quarter-final appearance at the Chennai Open, Yuki Bhambri jumped 23 places to career-best rank of 172, while Somdev Devvarman lost three places to be 93 in the latest ATP chart, released on Monday. During the Chennai Open, Somdev had suffered a shock first round defeat at...
  • Somdev fails to qualify for Sydney ATP event 05-01-2014 06:45 PM

    Sydney: Somdev Devvarman could not make it to the main singles draw of the ATP Apia International tournament as he bowed out of the qualifiers after suffering defeat in the second round against Jan-Lennard Struff, here on Sunday. Somdev made a bright start against his German opponent but lost 6-2,...
  • Somdev Devvarman moves to 2nd round of Australian ATP event Qualifiers 04-01-2014 02:33 PM

    Sydney: Somdev Devvarman recovered from his shock Chennai Open defeat against little-known compatriot Ramkumar Ramanathan to edge past Belgium's Niel Desein in a tight opening round of the ATP Apia International Qualifiers on Saturday. India's top singles player, ranked 90th in the world, overcame the challenge of his 199th-ranked opponent...
  • Injured Tipsarevic pulls out of Chennai Open 25-12-2013 02:11 PM

    Chennai: Defending champion Janko Tipsarevic from Serbia has withdrawn from the ATP Chennai Open Tennis tournament due to a rupture on the heel tendon he sustained in Valencia in October this year. The World No.36 said in a statement here that he is still to recover fully from the two-month-old...
  • Somdev Devvarman aims to break into top 60 in ATP rankings 09-12-2013 04:55 PM

    Hyderabad: Having overcome a shoulder injury, India's top singles tennis player Somdev Devvarman on Monday said he was working hard to remain strong and break into top 60 in the near future. "I have had a good 2013. Coming back from 600 to inside the top 100. So, now, I...
  • I can now challenge the best on big stage: Wawrinka 09-12-2013 02:13 PM

    New Delhi: After emerging as a force to reckon with in the 2013 season, Swiss tennis star Stanislas Wawrinka says he feels mentally stronger and can challenge the very best on the big stage. Wawrinka, set to compete in the Chennai Open later this month, was labelled as a player,...
  • Nadal to return to Buenos Aires event after nine years 05-12-2013 10:51 AM

    Buenos Aires: World number one Rafael Nadal will play in the Buenos Aires ATP tournament in February for the first time since 2005, the Spaniard said on Wednesday. The tournament to be held at the Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club from February 10 to 16 is part of the Latin...
  • Tomic links up with Croatian coach during dad's ban 04-12-2013 12:29 PM

    Sydney: Australian number one Bernard Tomic has appointed Croatian Velimir Zovko as his new co-coach while his father John serves the remainder of a ban for assaulting his former training partner. Tomic, currently ranked 51st in the world, said he would continue to be coached by his father away from...
  • Rafael Nadal voted greatest ever Spanish sports personality 27-11-2013 09:41 AM

    Madrid: Rafael Nadal was named the greatest Spanish sports star in history on Tuesday by readers of a Spanish sports daily. The winner of 13 Grand Slam's and the current number 1 in the ATP world ranking, received the award at the Gala for the 75th anniversary of the Spanish...
  • Djokovic eyes Australian Open glory after ATP World Tour success 12-11-2013 06:28 PM

    London: Novak Djokovic said he will use his 22-match winning streak as a launchpad for an all-out assault on more grand slam titles next year. The Serb claimed the ATP World Tour Finals title for a third time on Monday with an authoritative win over world number one Rafa Nadal...
  • Nadal not losing heart despite Djokovic thrashing 12-11-2013 10:06 AM

    London: Rafa Nadal refused to let a good old-fashioned 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 year-ending showpiece for the first were crushed by a clinical Djokovic, who brought the curtain down on...
  • Spanish duo upset Bryan brothers in London finale 12-11-2013 08:41 AM

    London: American duo Bob and Mike Bryan's incredible year ended in disapppointment when they were beaten by Spain's Fernando Verdasco and David Marrero in the ATP Tour Finals doubles final on Monday. Verdasco and Marrero, the sixth seeds, upset the favourites 7-5 6-7(3) 10-7 as the title went to a...
  • Djokovic dominates Nadal to win ATP Tour Finals 12-11-2013 08:10 AM

    London: The message from Novak Djokovic could not have been more emphatic after the Serb retained his title at the ATP World Tour Finals with a crushing victory over Rafa Nadal on Monday. Nadal deservedly ends the year on top of the rankings after an incredible comeback from injury but...
  • Roger Federer walks off into shadows with clock ticking 11-11-2013 08:53 AM

    Roger Federer slid his racket into his bag and walked off into the shadows of London's o2 Arena on Sunday as his leanest season since 2001 came to a rather predictable end at the hands of Rafa Nadal. The 32-year-old's 7-5 6-3 defeat in the semi-finals of the ATP World...
  • Novak Djokovic joins Rafael Nadal in ATP final 11-11-2013 08:38 AM

    London: They're still in their 20s, yet their rivalry is already one of the most heralded in men's tennis history. Rafael Nadal vs Novak Djokovic has become a classic. The pair met for the first time at tour level seven years ago and, when they go head-to-head in the final...
  • ATP World Tour Finals: Rafael Nadal beats Roger Federer to enter final 10-11-2013 09:10 PM

    London: Rafael Nadal ended Roger Federer's hopes of finishing a disappointing season on a high note, defeating the six-time champion 7-5, 6-3 on Sunday in the semi-finals of the ATP World Tour Finals. It was Nadal's first win over his old rival on an indoor hard court and his 22nd...