Mahesh Bhupathi

  • Everything is on track, IPTL will pan out as planned: Mahesh Bhupathi 1 week ago

    New Delhi: There is no threat to the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL), veteran Indian star Mahesh Bhupathi said on Saturday, asserting that none of the team owners has pulled out and a multi-year deal was firmly in place with the country's biggest broadcaster for his ambitious event. Bhupathi woke up...
  • Sunil Gavaskar buys stake in Singapore IPTL franchise June 19, 2014

    London: A self-confessed tennis fan, former India cricket captain Sunil Gavaskar has bought stake in the Singapore franchise of veteran Mahesh Bhupathi's ambitious brainchild - the International Premier Tennis League. According to a report in The Daily Telegraph, Gavaskar was unveiled as one of the co-owners of the franchise ahead of...
  • Sania Mirza, Cara Black seeded fourth at Wimbledon June 18, 2014

    Sania Mirza and her partner Cara Black have been seeded fourth in the women's doubles event of the Wimbledon championships while Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek are seeded fifth in the men's doubles. Another Indian competing in the men's doubles is Rohan Bopanna, who is seeded eighth along with Pakistani partner...
  • 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...
  • Mahesh Bhupathi made London Olympics a real sad one for me: Leander Paes April 27, 2014

    New Delhi: He might be in seventh heaven after receiving the prestigious Padma Bhushan honour, but tennis ace Leander Paes is still rankled by the selection furore prior to the 2012 Olympics and holds Mahesh Bhupathi responsible for making the Games a "real sad" outing for him. The build-up to the...
  • Mahesh Bhupathi says he's available for Davis Cup tie against Serbia April 9, 2014

    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 same...
  • Mahesh Bhupathi crashes out of Sony Open March 23, 2014

    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 second...
  • IPTL a no-go if it clashes with Thanksgiving: Andre Agassi March 4, 2014

    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 said...
  • 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,...
  • Bopanna-Qureshi dump Bhupathi-Istomin in Dubai ATP event February 27, 2014

    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 experienced...
  • Bhupathi, Istomin advance to quarter-finals of Dubai ATP event February 26, 2014

    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 29...
  • Nadal to earn $1 million a night in Bhupathi's IPL-style tennis league February 26, 2014

    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 teams...
  • Shift focus from Leander and Mahesh to youngsters: Somdev February 3, 2014

    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 Asia/Oceania...
  • Bhupathi should get a farewell Davis Cup tie: Anand Amritraj January 29, 2014

    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 few...
  • Good day for India's top players at Australian Open January 18, 2014

    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 some...
  • Yuki, Bhupathi advance; Divij ousted from Australian Open January 15, 2014

    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 in...
  • Indian youngsters need to be physically strong: Tim Henman January 9, 2014

    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 players...
  • Lara Dutta to ring in the New Year with family December 30, 2013

    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 end of...
  • Incredible to end year by winning Australian Open wild card: Yuki November 24, 2013

    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 Mirza...
  • Somdev, Bhupathi knocked out of China Open October 1, 2013

    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 chances,...
  • Somdev qualifies for China Open, faces Verdasco September 30, 2013

    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 round...
  • Bhupathi-Lidstedt suffer upset defeat; Somdev too bows out September 24, 2013

    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 of...
  • Ethics cannot be compromised, says Bhupathi September 5, 2013

    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 Indian Olympic...
  • I have taken injury in my stride: Somdev August 21, 2013

    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 June 29, 2013

    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 and...
  • Paes-Stepanek advance, Bhupathi-Hantuchova crash out at Wimbledon June 28, 2013

    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 match,...
  • Paes-Stepanek seeded fourth at Wimbledon June 19, 2013

    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 Edouard...
  • Bhupathi-Bopanna in semis of Aegon Championships June 15, 2013

    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 and...
  • Bhupathi-Bopanna reach Aegon Championships quarters June 13, 2013

    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 on...
  • Bhupathi-Bopanna crash out, Paes sails into 2nd round May 29, 2013

    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 a...