Grand Slam

  • 'Faster' Melbourne Park courts not to Rafael Nadal's taste 11-01-2014 05:57 PM

    Melbourne: World number one Rafa Nadal thinks Melbourne Park's resurfaced hardcourts are playing faster than ever and may not provide a good show for fans when the Australian Open begins on Monday. The speed of the blue Plexicushion courts has sparked debate this year, with some players adamant they have...
  • Federer doesn't care about no.1 spot, says Nadal 28-10-2013 11:19 PM

    Paris: Been there, done that. Roger Federer does not need to be world number one anymore and he might well be a top contender at next year's Australian Open, his chief rival Rafa Nadal said. Federer's decline has been well documented since 2011, the year he failed to win a...
  • Adam Scott wins Grand Slam title with sizzling finish 17-10-2013 08:43 AM

    Masters champion Adam Scott stormed back from four shots behind with 10 holes remaining to clinch the four-man PGA Grand Slam of Golf by two strokes with a scintillating finish in Bermuda on Wednesday. The Australian, who had trailed by three after the opening round, eagled the par-five 17th to...
  • Rose grabs two-shot lead at Grand Slam event 16-10-2013 08:53 AM

    US Open champion Justin Rose recovered from a back-nine stumble to take a two-stroke lead over Jason Dufner after Tuesday's opening round of the four-man PGA Grand Slam of Golf in Bermuda. Following bogeys at the 13th and 14th holes, the Briton steadied his ship with an eight-foot par putt...
  • Federer, coach Annacone split after 3-plus years 13-10-2013 08:37 AM

    Toward the end of a tough year with zero Grand Slam final appearances, Roger Federer is splitting with coach Paul Annacone. Federer, who owns a record 17 Grand Slam titles, announced on Saturday on his website that he will stop working with Annacone after 3 seasons together. "After numerous conversations...
  • Roger Federer already looking forward to 'great' 2014 07-10-2013 09:15 PM

    Looking back is a waste of time, as far as Roger Federer is concerned. While tennis fans and pundits are obsessed with his below-par performance at the four majors this year which has left him in danger of missing the cut for the season-ending ATP finale for the first time...
  • Rafael Nadal reclaims world No. 1 spot 07-10-2013 08:41 PM

    Rafael Nadal returned to the top of the ATP rankings for the first time in more than two years on Monday. It is the first time Nadal has headed the table since July 2011, replacing Novak Djokovic of Serbia, who has been dropped to second. The spaniard dominates the ATP...
  • Serena can set career major title record: Graf 28-09-2013 09:40 AM

    New York: Steffi Graf's career ended with 22 Grand Slam singles titles at age 30 because of injuries. The tennis great doesn't see anyone stopping Serena Williams from becoming the career leader in major titles, if she stays healthy. Williams earned her 17th major title at the US Open this...
  • Andy Murray undergoes successful back surgery 25-09-2013 09:58 AM

    London: Scottish tennis star Andy Murray, the defending Wimbledon champion, has undergone successful back surgery, although he is expected to miss the rest of the 2013 season. Without providing details on Monday's minor operation, Murray posted a photo Monday to his Twitter account showing him lying on a hospital bed....
  • 40s is the new 20s: Leander Paes 14-09-2013 10:15 AM

    Fourteen-time Grand Slam winner Leander Paes told CNN-IBN that he was proud of his from during US Open and age is just a number for him. ...
  • Navratilova taught me healthy lifestyle: Paes 13-09-2013 03:12 PM

    Mumbai: The oldest player to clinch a Grand Slam in Open era, Indian tennis ace Leander Paes on Friday credited his former mixed doubles partner Martina Navratilova for helping him prolong his international career by adopting a "clean lifestyle". "Playing with Martina for many many years, I have learnt a...
  • Can Rafael Nadal surpass Roger Federer's record? 10-09-2013 02:21 PM

    New York: Rafael Nadal was not quite ready to contemplate his place in tennis history. It had been less than two hours since a gripping victory over Novak Djokovic earned Nadal his second US Open championship and 13th Grand Slam title overall. So when a question came about the likelihood...
  • Leander still has two more years, says Vece Paes 09-09-2013 03:57 PM

    Leander Paes' father feels his son has two more years of tennis left and should now target a medal at Rio Olympics. ...
  • Rafael Nadal brings winning streak into US Open 26-08-2013 08:51 AM

    New York: Ask Rafael Nadal how his famously troublesome left knee is feeling on the eve of the US Open, and he'll balk a bit while formulating a response. "I am ..." the 12-time major title winner began, haltingly, during an interview with The Associated Press. "You know ..." he...
  • Sania Mirza hopes to win more slams before ending career 13-07-2013 04:54 PM

    New Delhi: Her career ravaged by injuries, Sania Mirza reckons that age is fast catching up with her but hopes to add a few more Grand Slam trophies to her cabinet before bidding adieu to the game. From wrist pain, hip strain to knee trouble, it has been a "rough...
  • Venus Williams hopeful for return before US Open 09-07-2013 08:13 AM

    Washington: Don't count out Venus Williams for a US Open appearance. That is, if her recovery from a lower back injury that forced the former world No. 1 to skip Wimbledon allows her to play in a tune-up event before the next grand slam. The 33-year-old missed Wimbledon after 16...
  • Federer haul seems light-years away, says Nadal 11-06-2013 02:22 PM

    Madrid: Rafa Nadal believes he still has a very long way to go before he can match or overtake the record haul of 17 grand slam singles titles amassed by his great rival Roger Federer. Spaniard Nadal won his eighth French Open crown on Sunday and having just turned 27,...
  • Factbox: French Open champion Rafael Nadal 09-06-2013 10:17 PM

    Factbox on Rafael Nadal who won his eighth French Open tennis title on Sunday: MAKING HIS NAME - Born in Manacor, Mallorca, June 3, 1986. - His uncle Miguel Angel Nadal enjoyed a successful career as a professional footballer, notably for Barcelona and Spain. - The naturally right-handed Nadal switched...
  • 10 things to know before the French Open begins 24-05-2013 09:10 AM

    Paris: A look at 10 of the top topics at the French Open, the clay-court Grand Slam tennis tournament that begins on Sunday and ends on June 9: 1. WHY STOP AT SEVEN? Rafael Nadal already owns a record seven French Open titles - he broke a tie with Bjorn...
  • Wimbledon prize money increases by 40 percent 23-04-2013 06:07 PM

    London: Wimbledon is increasing prize money by 40 percent this year and plans to build a retractable roof over Court No. 1. Total prize money for the Grand Slam event will be 22.6 million pounds ($34.4 million), an increase of 6.5 million pounds ($9.9 million) from last year, the All...