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  • US Open champion Cilic jumps to 9th place, Nishikori 8th in ATP rankings September 9, 2014

    New York: US Open champion Marin Cilic's first Grand Slam title moved him up to No. 9 from No. 16 in the ATP rankings on Tuesday, while runner-up Kei Nishikori rose three spots to a career-best No. 8. Cilic beat Nishikori 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 in Monday's final at Flushing Meadows. Serena Williams'...
  • Somdev in singles and doubles finals of Shanghai Challenger September 6, 2014

    Shanghai: Somdev Devvarman extended his excellent run at the ATP Shanghai Challenger by reaching the singles final with a hard-fought win over Italy's Luca Vanni on Saturday. Somdev overcame an indifferent start to beat Vanni 1-6 6-4 6-4 in a gruelling two hour and 14 minutes semifinal of the USD 50,000...
  • Resurgent Federer books ATP World Tour Finals berth August 18, 2014

    A resurgent Roger Federer has qualified for a record 13th consecutive ATP World Tour Finals in comfortable fashion, in marked contrast to 2013 when he squeezed in the week before the end-of-season tournament in London. Federer, 33, claimed his sixth Western and Southern Open title in Cincinnati on Sunday with victory...
  • Novak Djokovic replaces Nadal at No. 1 after Wimbledon July 7, 2014

    London: Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic has replaced Rafael Nadal at No. 1 in the ATP rankings, while runner-up Roger Federer has moved up one spot to No. 3. In all, there were eight changes in the top 10 on Monday, a day after Djokovic beat Federer in five sets for his...
  • Russian tennis player Kumantsov gets life ban June 10, 2014

    London: Russian tennis player Andrey Kumantsov has been banned from the sport for life for breaking rules on betting and match-fixing. The Tennis Integrity Unit says on Tuesday that the 27-year-old Kumantsov was found guilty of 12 charges under the sport's anti-corruption program after committing a series of offenses from 2010-13. The...
  • First round exit for Somdev Devvarman at ATP Aegon Championships June 10, 2014

    There was no end to Somdev Devvarman's woes as the Indian suffered his fourth straight first round defeat when he lost to Kenny de Schepper at the ATP Aegon Championships. Somdev, who has dropped out of top-100 following a string of poor performances, lost 4-6 5-7 to his French rival in...
  • Somdev climbs to 95th place in ATP rankings May 12, 2014

    New Delhi: India's top singles tennis player Somdev Devvarman gained two positions to occupy 95th place while compatriot Yuki Bhambri dropped a place to 156 in the latest ATP rankings released on Monday. In the doubles ATP rankings, Leander Paes dropped two places to 11th with Rohan Bopanna the next best...
  • Bhupathi's IPTL opener moved to Manila May 10, 2014

    Manila: Manila will host the first leg of the newly launched International Premier Tennis League (IPTL), which has attracted many top players of the ATP and WTA Tour to compete in the team competition. "Bringing world class tennis to new audience's has always been one of the objectives of the IPTL...
  • Somdev Devvarman out of top-100, Yuki Bhambri out of top-150 April 28, 2014

    New Delhi: A struggling Somdev Devvarman on Monday dropped out of top-100 bracket in the singles rankings as the Indian slipped to 102 with the loss of two places. Somdev has been struggling since winning the Delhi Open challenger title and failed to cross the first round hurdle in five consecutive...
  • Somdev Devvarman drops one place in ATP rankings April 14, 2014

    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 best...
  • Fernando Verdasco wins US Men's Clay Court April 14, 2014

    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 been...
  • Leander Paes, Radek Stepanek in Indian Wells pre-quarterfinals March 10, 2014

    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 10-5...
  • Divij, Raja reach final of Kyoto Challenger March 7, 2014

    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 the...
  • Bopanna moves to 12th; Somdev and Yuki unchanged March 3, 2014

    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 47,...
  • Somdev rises to 78, Yuki loses three places to be 146 February 25, 2014

    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 against...
  • Somdev marches in to ATP Challenger final February 22, 2014

    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 Delhi...
  • David Ferrer reaches semis in Buenos Aires February 15, 2014

    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 fellow...
  • Yuki beats Somdev to storm into Challenger final February 7, 2014

    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 174,...
  • Rafael Nadal pulls out of Buenos Aires tournament February 7, 2014

    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 to...
  • Somdev Devvarman to play Yuki Bhambri in the semis of ATP Challenger February 6, 2014

    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 Russia...
  • Four Indians in quarters of ATP Challenger February 5, 2014

    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 first...
  • Somdev struggles past Ramkumar; easy win for Yuki February 4, 2014

    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 challenge...
  • Bopanna-Qureshi register hard-fought victory to begin 2014 season January 7, 2014

    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 unseeded...
  • Yuki moves to 172, Somdev drops to 93 in ATP rankings January 6, 2014

    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 the...
  • Somdev fails to qualify for Sydney ATP event January 5, 2014

    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, 2-6,...
  • Somdev Devvarman moves to 2nd round of Australian ATP event Qualifiers January 4, 2014

    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 6-2,...
  • Injured Tipsarevic pulls out of Chennai Open December 25, 2013

    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 injury....
  • Somdev Devvarman aims to break into top 60 in ATP rankings December 9, 2013

    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 feel...
  • I can now challenge the best on big stage: Wawrinka December 9, 2013

    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, who...
  • Nadal to return to Buenos Aires event after nine years December 5, 2013

    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 American...