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  • Shiv Kapur drops to tied 47th in Volvo China Open 15 hours 54 minutes ago

    Shanghai: Shiv Kapur, hit by a triple bogey and three other bogeys, dropped to tied 47th after carding a three-over 75 and in round three of the Volvo China Open on Saturday. Kapur, who was seventh after the first day, is now one-over 217 after a round that had three birdies,...
  • Kei Nishikori beats Martin Klizan to return to Barcelona Open final 17 hours 44 minutes ago

    Spain: Defending champion Kei Nishikori is back in the final of the Barcelona Open after beating Martin Klizan of Slovakia 6-1, 6-2 on Saturday. The top-seeded Japanese will face either third-seeded David Ferrer or Pablo Andujar in Sunday's final. Klizan had won their only previous match at last year's French Open, but...
  • Holder Alexander Levy in four-way tie for China Open lead 19 hours 53 minutes ago

    Shanghai: Defending champion Alexander Levy failed to capitalise on a super start to his third round and was forced to settle for a four-way share of the lead at the European Tour's China Open on Saturday. The Frenchman began the day as joint leader with compatriot Julien Quesne but burst out...
  • Nishikori, Ferrer advance to Barcelona Open semi-finals Yesterday

    Barcelona: Defending champion Kei Nishikori made his way into the Barcelona Open semifinals by holding off Roberto Bautista Agut 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 on Friday. Third-seeded David Ferrer also advanced by beating Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3, 7-6 (5) as he stayed on course for a fifth final appearance at the tournament. After the...
  • Shiv Kapur lets slip steady run with two closing bogeys in Volvo China Open Yesterday

    Shanghai: Indian golfer Shiv Kapur was left ruing his back-to-back bogeys in the final holes on back nine as he fall behind to tied 15th at the midway stage of the Volvo China Open on Friday. Kapur, who was going steady at two-under through 16 holes and was inside Top-10, finished...
  • Kei Nishikori beats Roberto Bautista Agut in 3 sets at Barcelona Open Yesterday

    Defending champion Kei Nishikori made his way into the semifinals of the Barcelona Open by holding off Roberto Bautista Agut 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 on Friday. After the top-seeded Nishikori won the first set easily, Bautista Agut rebounded in the second and got his first break. He then saved three break points...
  • Bopanna-Mergea ousted from Bucharest quarters Yesterday

    Bucharest: Indo-Romanian tennis pair of Rohan Bopanna and Florin Mergea were ousted from the men's doubles quarter-finals of the Romanian Open at the Arenele BNR. Second seeds Bopanna and Mergea went down 4-6, 6-7(6) to local wildcard pair Marius Copil and Adrian Ungur on Thursday. The winners proceeded to the semi-finals...
  • Julien Quesne takes 1-stroke lead at Volvo China Open Yesterday

    Shanghai: Julien Quesne shot a 5-under 67 Friday to take a one-stroke lead over defending champion Alexander Levy and Peter Uihlein after the second round at the Volvo China Open. The Frenchman, a two-time winner on the European Tour, had six birdies and one bogey for an 8-under 136 overall score. "We...
  • Rafael Nadal loses to Fognini in straight sets at Barcelona Open 2 days ago

    Barcelona: Rafael Nadal's clay-court woes mounted on Thursday at the Barcelona Open with another loss. The eight-time champion lost to Fabio Fognini 6-4, 7-6 (6) in the third round, a year after his 41-match winning streak ended in the quarterfinals. After losing the first set, Nadal appeared to have rebounded and...
  • Three golfers tied for lead after first round at Volvo China Open 2 days ago

    Shanghai: Most golfers at the Volvo China Open had trouble keeping their approach shots from flying off the firm greens at Tomson Golf Course on Thursday. For a trio of European Tour veterans playing some of their best golf at the moment, the difficult conditions didn't pose too much of a...
  • Kei Nishikori beats Santiago Giraldo to reach Barcelona Open quarter-final 2 days ago

    Barcelona: Defending champion Kei Nishikori eased past Santiago Giraldo of Colombia 6-2, 6-1 on Thursday to reach the quarter-finals of the Barcelona Open. Nishikori beat Giraldo last year in straight sets at the Real Club de Tenis Barcelona to win his first clay-court title, and the top-seeded Japanese had little trouble...
  • Leander Paes-Daniel Nestor crash out of Barcelona Open 3 days ago

    Barcelona: Leander Paes and his doubles partner Daniel Nestor crashed out of the Barcelona Open tennis tournament on Wednesday. The Indian-Canadian third seeded pair lost 5-7, 2-6 to Spaniards Tommy Robredo and David Marrero in a round of 16 match. ...
  • Rafael Nadal beats Nicolas Almagro, Marin Cilic loses in Barcelona Open 2nd round 3 days ago

    Spain: Rafael Nadal avenged last year's loss to Nicolas Almagro by beating his fellow Spaniard 6-3, 6-1 at the Barcelona Open on Wednesday, while U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic slumped to a second-round exit. The second-seeded Nadal, who lost last week to Novak Djokovic in the Monte Carlo semifinals, rebounded with...
  • Marin Cilic loses in straight sets to Victor Estrella at Barcelona Open 3 days ago

    Spain: U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic was eliminated in the second round of the Barcelona Open on Wednesday, losing to Victor Estrella of the Dominican Republic 6-4, 6-4. The 34-year-old Estrella broke Cilic four times on the red clay and finished off the ninth-ranked Croat by holding serve to love in...
  • Top-seeded Kei Nishikori eases past Teymuraz Gabashvili in Barcelona 4 days ago

    Top-seeded Kei Nishikori began the defense of his Barcelona Open title with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Teymuraz Gabashvili of Russia on Tuesday. Nicolas Almagro also advanced to the second round, where he will face eight-time winner Rafael Nadal, after opponent Paolo Lorenzi retired 10 minutes into the match with Almagro...
  • I am used to threat posed by Novak Djokovic, says Rafael Nadal 5 days ago

    Barcelona: A red hot Novak Djokovic is being tipped to end Rafa Nadal's stranglehold at Roland Garros in June but the Spaniard dismissed the threat as being no different to those he has faced before. The Serbian world number one has been an unstoppable force in recent weeks, winning 17 matches...
  • Tennis: Teliana Pereira wins Claro Open Colsanitas 6 days ago

    Bogota, Colombia: Brazil's Teliana Pereira won the Claro Open Colsanitas on Sunday to become the WTA Tour's first Brazilian winner in 27 years, beating fifth-seeded Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan 7-6 (2), 6-1. The 26-year-old Pereira is the first Brazilian woman to win on tour since Neige Dias in Barcelona in April...
  • Rafael Nadal to play new Stuttgart grass event April 16, 2015

    Berlin: World number five Rafael Nadal will begin his grasscourt campaign at the Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart after the event switched surfaces to green turf for the first time this year. The June 6-14 tournament replaces the former red clay event that ran until 2014 and will be staged the week...
  • Indian golfers Jyoti Randhawa, Arjun Atwal to play at Mauritius Open April 16, 2015

    Mauritius: Indian golfers Jyoti Randhawa and Arjun Atwal will lead the charge at the inaugural Mauritius Open which tees off at the Heritage Golf Club in Mauritius on May 7. to 10. Big-hitting Thai star Kiradech Aphibarnrat will also take part in the four-day tournament along with four other former Asian...
  • Sayantan Das best Indian in Dubai International Open chess April 15, 2015

    Dubai: International Master Sayantan Das finished on a high defeating Daniele Vocaturo of Italy in the ninth and final round and earned the distinction of being the best placed Indian in the Dubai International Open chess tournament. Despite his heroic performance that found him in the main prize list, Das, could...
  • French Open prize money goes up to 28 million euros April 14, 2015

    Paris: Prize money at the French Open will rise to 28 million euros ($29.5 million) this year, an increase of 3 million euros from last year. The men's and women's champions will receive 1.8 million euros ($1.9 million) each, 150,000 euros more than 2014, and losing finalists will receive 900,000 euros,...
  • Top seed Elina Svitolina wins opener at Claro Open April 14, 2015

    Bogota: Top-seeded Elina Svitolina of Ukraine won her opening match at the Claro Open Colsanitas on Monday, beating Louisa Chirico of the United States 6-2, 6-1 in less than an hour. Svitolina said she had prepared for the high altitude in Bogota by spending two weeks training there before the clay-court...
  • Chess: Sayantan Das beats Mihajlo Stojanovic in Dubai International Open April 13, 2015

    Dubai: International Master Sayantan Das closed in on his Grandmaster norm, defeating Serbian Mihajlo Stojanovic in the seventh round of Dubai International Open chess tournament at the Dubai Chess and Culture club. Das has now taken his tally to a very respectable five points out of a possible seven, and given...
  • Anna Karolina Schmiedlova claims first WTA title April 12, 2015

    Slovakia's Anna Karolina Schmiedlova claimed her first WTA title and deprived Camila Giorgi her own milestone with a 6-4 6-3 victory in the Katowice Open final on Sunday. Italian Giorgi had upset home favourite and top seed Agnieszka Radwanska in the semi-finals and was favourite for Sunday's showpiece but the third...
  • Project Maelstrom that aims to develop truly open Internet enters beta April 12, 2015

    New Delhi: What started off as a way to overhaul the way web content is published, accessed, and consumed across the Web has now entered its beta phase. Project Maelstrom is aimed at developing technology that is based on the core vision of a distributed web, similar to the way...
  • Japanes Kento Momota wins Singapore Open men's singles title April 12, 2015

    Singapore: Japanese Kento Momota was crowned champion in the $300,000 Singapore Open Superseries badminton men's singles event on Sunday, winning his first Superseries final. The Japanese World No.10 beat Hong Kong's Hu Yun (No. 13) 21-17, 16-21, 21-15 in a match that lasted almost 80 minutes at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. This...
  • Camila Giorgi beats Agnieszka Radwanska to reach Katowice Open final April 12, 2015

    Katowice: Camila Giorgi upset home favorite Agnieszka Radwanska 6-4, 6-2 Saturday in the semi-finals of the Katowice Open. Giorgi saved all three break points she faced and won the last five games of the match, clinching the victory with a forehand winner. The third-seeded Giorgi is looking for her first WTA title...
  • Parupalli Kashyap loses in Singapore Open semis April 11, 2015

    Singapore: Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap lost 22-20, 11-21, 14-21 to Hong Kong's Hu Yun in the $300,000 Singapore Open Superseries men's singles semi-finals on Saturday. World No.15 Kashyap lost in 58 minutes to Yun at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. With this win, World No.13 Yun took a 3-1 lead in career...
  • Tennis: Yuki Bhambri wins Karshi ITF Futures trophy April 11, 2015

    Karshi: Yuki Bhambri clinched the USD 15,000 ITF Futures tournament on Saturday with a straight-set win over Dzmitry Zhyrmont and ensured that he will get entry into the French Open qualifying event. The 22-year-old Yuki, seeded second, overcame his Belarusian third seed rival 6-2, 6-4 in the final and pocketed 27...
  • Shuttler Parupalli Kashyap enters Singapore Open semis April 10, 2015

    Singapore: Indian ace Parupalli Kashyap continued his impressive form, advancing to the semi-finals of Singapore Open Super Series badminton tournament but young H S Prannoy was left ruing his luck as a foot injury saw him concede his quarter-final match on Friday. Commonwealth Games champion Kashyap brushed aside France's Brice Leverdez...