Mahesh Bhupathi

  • Mahesh Bhupathi says he's available for Davis Cup tie against Serbia 09-04-2014 08:33 PM

    Mumbai: Tennis ace Mahesh Bhupathi on Wednesday declared his availability for India's Davis Cup World Group play-off match at home against Serbia later in the year, saying that doubles rubber could be crucial against a strong opposition. "I am always available. I know the captain's (Anand Amritraj) talk about the...
  • Mahesh Bhupathi crashes out of Sony Open 23-03-2014 11:51 AM

    Miami: Mahesh Bhupathi and his South African partner Kevin Anderson went down fighting in a thrilling three-setter men's doubles match against the pair of Alexander Peya of Austria and Bruno Soares of Brazil to crash out of Sony Open tennis tournament here. The unseeded Indo-South African pair lost to their...
  • IPTL a no-go if it clashes with Thanksgiving: Andre Agassi 03-03-2014 10:36 PM

    London: Andre Agassi will snub the inaugural International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) if it clashes with Thanksgiving, the former world number one said the day after being signed up by the Singapore franchise. The eight-times grand slam champion was named in Sunday's player draft for the new Asia-based event but...
  • 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...
  • Bopanna-Qureshi dump Bhupathi-Istomin in Dubai ATP event 27-02-2014 08:35 PM

    Dubai: Second seeds Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi survived a scare before diffusing the challenge of Mahesh Bhupathi and Denis Istomin in the quarter-finals of the ATP 500 Dubai Duty Free Championships, here on Thursday. The Indo-Pak Express came back from a set down to beat their unseeded but very...
  • Bhupathi, Istomin advance to quarter-finals of Dubai ATP event 26-02-2014 10:53 PM

    Dubai: Veteran Mahesh Bhupathi and his partner Denis Istomin erased a one set deficit to edge past Oliver Marach and Florin Mergea in their opening round of the Dubai Duty Free Championships, here on Wednesday. Bhupathi and Uzbekistan's Istomin defeated the Austrian-Romanian pair 4-6, 6-3, 16-14 in an hour and...
  • Nadal to earn $1 million a night in Bhupathi's IPL-style tennis league 26-02-2014 09:21 AM

    World No 1 Rafael Nadal is believed to have committed to the controversial new International Premier Tennis League developed by Indian doubles tennis player Mahesh Bhupathi. According to a report in The Telegraph, Nadal will become the highest-profile player involved in the launch of the competition at an auction among...
  • Shift focus from Leander and Mahesh to youngsters: Somdev 03-02-2014 01:33 PM

    Indore: With India's recent Davis Cup triumph against Chinese Taipei coming without the experience of Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi, the country's numero uno singles player Somdev Devvarman feels it is time that the focus shifts from the veteran duo to the youngsters. India thrashed Chinese Taipei 5-0 in the...
  • Bhupathi should get a farewell Davis Cup tie: Anand Amritraj 29-01-2014 06:09 PM

    Indore: India's new Davis Cup captain Anand Amritraj feels that veteran Mahesh Bhupathi, who is all set to retire this year, should get a farewell tie but made it clear that it was not in his hands to decide on the matter. Bhupathi has said that he will play a...
  • Good day for India's top players at Australian Open 18-01-2014 08:09 PM

    Melbourne: It was a good day for India's top players at the Melbourne Park except for veteran Mahesh Bhupathi, who in all probability played his last men's doubles match at the tournament. Leander Paes, Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza all won their matches in the doubles competition. But there was...
  • Yuki, Bhupathi advance; Divij ousted from Australian Open 15-01-2014 03:18 PM

    Melbourne: Yuki Bhambri and his New Zealand partner Michael Venus recorded a straight-set win on their Grand Slam debut but Divij Sharan's Australian Open campaign ended in the first round, here on Wednesday. The 21-year-old Yuki and his Kiwi partner defeated Spaniards Roberto Bautista Agut and Daniel Gimeno-Traver 6-2, 7-5...
  • Indian youngsters need to be physically strong: Tim Henman 09-01-2014 06:12 PM

    New Delhi: Tim Henman, one of the most successful players of England, says the present era is toughest in tennis but rued lack of courts that encourage serve and volley game, of which he was a great exponent. Henman, who retired in 2007, said it is a great challenge for...
  • Lara Dutta to ring in the New Year with family 30-12-2013 04:39 PM

    New Delhi: Actress Lara Dutta will ring in the New Year with her family, with whom she has taken off on a holiday. The actress took to Twitter to share her plans and she even wished all her fans a Happy New Year. "Taking off with the family for the...
  • Incredible to end year by winning Australian Open wild card: Yuki 24-11-2013 05:59 PM

    New Delhi: For young Yuki Bhambri, it was a 'Mission Accomplished' after he earned a wild card to play in Australian Open men's doubles event, joining the list of illustrious names, who have represented the country in Grand Slam events. Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupathi, Rohan Bopanna, Somdev Devvarman and Sania...
  • Somdev, Bhupathi knocked out of China Open 01-10-2013 07:05 PM

    Beijing: Somdev Devvarman put up a valiant fight before going down to world number 31 Fernando Verdasco while Mahesh Bhupathi yet again stumbled in the doubles first round as the two Indians bowed out of the ATP China Open, here Tuesday. The 97th-ranked Somdev saved as many as nine break...
  • Somdev qualifies for China Open, faces Verdasco 30-09-2013 10:28 AM

    Beijing: Somdev Devvarman recorded yet another come-from-behind victory as he defeated higher-ranked Italian Paolo Lorenzi to qualify for the ATP China Open singles event. Ranked 97, the Indian ace recorded a 3-6, 7-6(5), 6-3 win over his rival, who is placed 12 places above Somdev, in the second and final...
  • Bhupathi-Lidstedt suffer upset defeat; Somdev too bows out 24-09-2013 06:53 PM

    New Delhi: The top seeded pair of Mahesh Bhupathi and Robert Lindstedt made a shock first round exit from the Thailand Open while Somdev Devvarman crashed out of the Malaysian Open. The Indo-Sweden pair of Bhupathi and Lindstedt lost 6-2 3-6 8-10 to Daniel Gimeno-Traver of Spain and Paolo Lorenzi...
  • Ethics cannot be compromised, says Bhupathi 05-09-2013 11:09 PM

    New Delhi: Tennis star Mahesh Bhupathi on Thursday threw his weight behind a campaign, seeking good governance in Indian sports, saying that ethics in sport and sports administration are "non-negotiable". Olympic gold medallist shooter Abhinav Bindra and other athletes launched an online campaign to free IOA of corruption. IOC wants...
  • I have taken injury in my stride: Somdev 21-08-2013 04:09 PM

    New Delhi: When Somdev Devvarman was at the peak of his career in 2011, a shoulder injury put a brake on his ascendancy but the gritty Indian says he has taken the tough period in his stride and is now aiming to re-enter the top-100 by the end of this...
  • Paes, Bhupathi and Bopanna advance with contrasting victories 29-06-2013 09:53 PM

    London: Indian players enjoyed a fine outing at the Wimbledon with the seasoned trio of Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna winning their respective men's doubles matches to progress into the third round on Saturday. Fourth seeds Paes and his Czech partner Radek Stepanek sailed past Britain's Jamie Delgado...
  • Paes-Stepanek advance, Bhupathi-Hantuchova crash out at Wimbledon 28-06-2013 09:53 PM

    London: Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek had to work hard to beat Daniele Bracciali and Jonathan Erlich in the men's doubles first round even as Mahesh Bhupathi and Daniela Hantuchova bowed out of the mixed doubles event at the Wimbledon Championships on Friday. Fourth seeds Paes and Stepanek won the...
  • Paes-Stepanek seeded fourth at Wimbledon 19-06-2013 07:24 PM

    London: Veteran Indian tennis player Leander Paes, who turned 40 on June 17, has been seeded fourth with Czech partner Radek Stepanek in the men's doubles competition at Wimbledon which starts on Monday. Another veteran Mahesh Bhupathi with Austrian Julian Knowle has been seeded eighth while Rohan Bopanna, with Frenchman...
  • Bhupathi-Bopanna in semis of Aegon Championships 15-06-2013 08:37 AM

    London: Indian tennis pair Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna reached the semi-finals of the Aegon Championships men's doubles with a hard fought victory over fifth seeded British pair Colin Fleming and Jonathan Marray here on Friday. The third seeds edged the local pairing 7-6 (7/5), 4-6, 10-4 in an hour...
  • Bhupathi-Bopanna reach Aegon Championships quarters 13-06-2013 11:42 PM

    London: Indian tennis pair Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna entered the Aegon Championships men's doubles quarterfinals here Thursday. The third seeds got a walkover after French pair of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Nicolas Mahut decided to not take part in the second round doubles game after playing their respective singles matches...
  • Bhupathi-Bopanna crash out, Paes sails into 2nd round 29-05-2013 10:25 AM

    Paris: India witnessed a mixed outing in the men's doubles event of the French Open as Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna crashed out in the first round even as veteran Leander Paes and his Austrian partner Jurgen Melzer eased into the next stage, here. Seeded fourth, Bhupathi and Bopanna had...
  • IPTL is player, TV and spectator friendly: Bhupathi 26-05-2013 02:54 PM

    New Delhi: Indian tennis star Mahesh Bhupathi, who has launched his ambitious International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) with the backing of a galaxy of top stars, says his event would be TV, spectator and players friendly because of its unique model. Superstars such as Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Serena Williams,...
  • Mahesh Bhupathi unveils plan for IPL-style tennis league 25-05-2013 09:04 PM

    New Delhi: Indian tennis star Mahesh Bhupathi, who has launched his ambitious International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) with the backing of a galaxy of top stars, says his event would be TV, spectator and players friendly because of its unique model. Super stars such as Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Serena...
  • Bhupathi-Bopanna in semis, Sania-Bethanie bow out in Rome 18-05-2013 01:49 PM

    Rome: Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna reached the semi-finals of the Rome Masters after getting a walkover from rivals Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek even as Sania Mizra and Bethanie Mattek-Sands crashed out of the women's event, here. Berdych, who shocked world number one Novak Djokovic in the men's singles...
  • Bhupathi-Bopanna advance in Rome Masters 17-05-2013 05:19 PM

    Rome: Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna entered the quarter-finals of the Rome Masters but it was curtains for Leander Paes and his Austrian partner Jurgen Melzer, here. Sixth seed Indian combo of Bhupathi and Bopanna scored a 6-2 6-3 win over unseeded British team of Dominic Inglot and Jonathan Marray...
  • Would like to see Mahesh Bhupathi on screen: Lara Dutta 27-04-2013 05:32 PM

    New Delhi: Bollywood star Lara Dutta would like to see her tennis star husband Mahesh Bhupathi on the silver screen. "I would like to see Mahesh on the screen but I don't think he will ever come in front of the camera," said the former miss universe. Bhupathi married Lara...