TENNIS

  • Sania Mirza aims to be number one in doubles 47 minutes ago

    Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza on Saturday said she wants to reach No. 1 position in the world rankings before bidding adieu to the game. "I am six in the world and I would like to be number 1 before I retire," the tennis player replied to a query on her...
  • CTL: Hyderabad Aces beat Bangalore Raptors in 'super overtime' 9 hours 50 minutes ago

    Bengaluru: Hyderabad Aces dealt a big blow to Bangalore Raptors' chances of advancing to the final of the Champions Tennis League after the visitors registered a 25-22 win in a thrilling group match. Bangalore had a chance to win the tie in the deciding rubber, but Hyderabad's Mikhail Youzhny poured cold...
  • Rio 2016 one of my biggest dreams: Novak Djokovic 9 hours 57 minutes ago

    Rio de Janeiro: Serb Novak Djokovic has described the prospect of winning gold at the Rio 2016 Olympics as one of his "biggest dreams". The 27-year old finished top of the 2014 world rankings by clinching the ATP World Tour Final in London last week after 17-time Grand Slam champion Roger...
  • Davis Cup: Tsonga criticises French crowd for lack of support 11 hours 28 minutes ago

    Lille: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga rued the lack of support of his home crowd on Friday after losing to Stan Wawrinka in the opening singles match of the Davis Cup final between France and Switzerland. Despite the presence of a record crowd of 27,432 spectators in the stands of the Pierre Mauroy stadium,...
  • Beaten Roger Federer consoled by shaking 'ghost' off his back 11 hours 42 minutes ago

    Despite his defeat by Gael Monfils in Friday's second singles rubber of the Davis Cup final, Roger Federer found something to smile about as the Swiss got "a ghost" off his back. The 17-times grand slam champion, who lost 6-1 6-4 6-3 as France drew level 1-1 following Stan Wawrinka's opening...
  • Hyderabad lead Bangalore 15-11 after three matches in CTL 21 hours 39 minutes ago

    Impressive wins by Mark Philippoussis and Martina Hingis in their singles matches helped Hyderabad Aces take a 15-11 lead over Bangalore Raptors at the end of the third match in their Champions Tennis League group tie on Friday. Australian Mark Philippoussis beat Bangalore's Thomas Enquist 6-4 in the legend's singles before...
  • Stan Wawrinka gives Switzerland lead vs France in final 22 hours 13 minutes ago

    France: Stan Wawrinka gave Switzerland a 1-0 lead against France in the Davis Cup final by beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Friday. The Australian Open champion started strong, and overcame a second-set lapse by regaining control of the opening singles match with an aggressive display that paid off with a 6-1, 3-6,...
  • Punjab Marshalls register first win in CTL 22 hours 28 minutes ago

    Chandigarh: Punjab Marshalls registered their first win in the Champions Tennis League (CTL) on Friday, beating Delhi Dreams 29-18 at the CLTA Tennis Stadium. With this win, Punjab snapped Delhi's unbeaten run in the inaugural tournament. Punjab now have 69 points from three matches. Delhi top the northern group with 70 points...
  • India have a good tradition in tennis, says Venus Williams Yesterday

    Bengaluru: Seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams feels that the success of Vijay Amritraj, Leander Paes and Sania Mirza at the international stage proves that India have a "good tradition" in the sport. Citing examples of some of the great Indian tennis stars, Venus said she expects the tradition to continue...
  • CTL: Modern tennis hard-hitting but lacks variety, says Sergi Bruguera Yesterday

    New Delhi: Sergi Bruguera, a former World No.3 who twice triumphed at the French Open, feels tennis has changed nowadays and he misses "the variety that was there" during his playing days. "Nowadays the surfaces are pretty even. So the standard and nature of tennis is pretty much the same -...
  • CTL: Leander Paes-led Punjab Marshalls suffer second straight loss Yesterday

    Chandigarh: Mumbai Tennis Masters defeated Punjab Marshalls 27-21 in a group match of Champions Tennis League (CTL). The Marshalls had earlier lost their first match to Delhi Dreams. The Marshalls fell behind in the northern group as they lost to Mumbai on Thursday night. Delhi Dreams lead the group with 52 points while...
  • Leander Paes loses as Punjab Marshalls trail in CTL Yesterday

    Chandigarh: Playing his first singles match since 2008, Leander Paes produced an inspired show but went down fighting to former French Open champion Sergi Bruguera as his Wave Punjab Marshalls team trailed 0-2 against Mumbai Tennis Masters in the Champions Tennis League here on Thursday. Paes, who stepped in for an...
  • CTL: Bangalore Raptors ahead after three games against Pune Marathas Yesterday

    Bangalore: Impressive wins by Thomas Enqvist and the mixed doubles pair of Venus Williams and Feliciano Lopez helped Bangalore Raptors take a 15-12 lead over Pune Marathas in their Champions Tennis League tie here on Thursday. After losing the first two matches, Pune kept their hopes alive as Agnieszka Radwanka, currently...
  • IPTL: Mahesh Bhupathi unconcerned over Roger Federer's injury 2 days ago

    Singapore: The head of the new International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) shrugged off concerns over Roger Federer's fitness on Thursday as the Swiss star battles a back injury. Founder and managing director Mahesh Bhupathi said he had received reassurances from Federer's camp as the clock ticks down to the innovative tournament's...
  • Sania Mirza wants to win Grand Slam in women's doubles 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Not satisfied with winning the WTA Finals doubles crown with Zimbabwean Cara Black and a clutch of other prestigious titles this year, Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza on Thursday said she wants to clinch the women's doubles Grand Slam title before hanging up her tennis shoes. "I am definitely looking...
  • Roger Federer to face Monfils in Davis Cup final 2 days ago

    Despite his bad back, Roger Federer will face Gael Monfils on Friday in the second singles match when Switzerland faces France in the Davis Cup final. Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka will open the best-of-five series on clay against Jo-Wilfired Tsonga. Federer, a 17-time Grand Slam champion, was doubtful for the final...
  • I made her run: Alize Cornet on how she managed to beat Serena Williams 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Popular in the tennis circuit after taming Serena Williams thrice this year, Frenchwoman Alize Cornet says the key to conquering the world number one lies in countering her man-like serves with exhausting rallies. Serena, winner of 18 singles Grand Slam titles, lost only nine matches in the 2014 season...
  • Novak Djokovic to make Davis Cup return for Serbia 2 days ago

    Serbia's world number one Novak Djokovic will return to Davis Cup action after a season's absence when he leads his country against Croatia in the first round in March, he said on Wednesday. "Novak returns to the Serbia Davis Cup team for the first-round tie against Croatia from March 6-8," said...
  • IPTL: Excited to be in Roger Federer's team, says Sania Mirza 2 days ago

    Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza on Wednesday said she is excited to be part of same team as Swiss veteran Roger Federer in the upcoming International Premier Tennis League (IPTL). "I am really excited. It is great for tennis in India and Asia. I am really excited to play in same...
  • Injured Greg Rusedski pulls out of Punjab CTL team 3 days ago

    There seems to be no end to Punjab Marshalls woes in the inaugural Champions Tennis League (CTL) as Greg Rusedski has also pulled out of their side due to a foot injury. David Ferrer had also pulled out from the Punjab team before the start of the league while Philipp Kohlschreiber...
  • Bhindi Masala is Venus Williams' favourite food 3 days ago

    Many tennis lovers around the world are all well versed with the multiple Grand Slam winner Venus Williams' powerful baseline smashes, but many wouldn't know about her love for Indian food. It won't be a stretch to say that Venus does harbour a penchant for food after she revealed to tennis...
  • Recuperating Nadal targets Australian Open 3 days ago

    Madrid: Injured World No. 3 Rafael Nadal said on Wednesday that it is his goal to be fully fit for the 2015 Australian Open tennis tournament and competitive enough to challenge for a 15th Grand Slam title. Nadal missed the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) World Tour Finals in London after...
  • Roger Federer's back is key in Davis Cup final 3 days ago

    Roger Federer was at the top of his game in London last week, sweeping past opponents as if his age were not an issue. A back injury over the weekend changed everything, casting serious doubts over his chances of winning the Davis Cup, or even playing against France in the...
  • Nadal criticises Spain's female Davis Cup captain over sexism debate 3 days ago

    Barcelona: Rafael Nadal criticized Spain's female Davis Cup captain on Tuesday for feeding a "false and absurd" debate that started when his coach and uncle questioned whether a woman could coach in the men's game. The 14-time Grand Slam winner struck out at both captain Gala Leon and the Spanish tennis...
  • Delhi Dreams down Mumbai Tennis Masters to win second straight tie in CTL 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Delhi extended their impressive start to the inaugural Champions Tennis League (CTL), winning their second consecutive tie against Mumbai Tennis Masters 27-19 in a group encounter at the Delhi Lawn Tennis Association (DLTA) here on Tuesday. Delhi took an early lead as Juan Carlos Ferrero got the better of...
  • Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka play down London row 3 days ago

    With the Davis Cup final against France looming, Roger Federer and his Swiss team-mate Stanislas Wawrinka on Tuesday played down talk of an internal row, sparked by the pair's fiery clash at the ATP World Tour Finals last week. During their semi-final encounter in London, which Federer won 4-6, 7-5, 7-6(6)...
  • Roger Federer skips Davis Cup training with back problems 3 days ago

    France: Swiss Roger Federer's participation in the Davis Cup final against France was still hanging in the balance on Tuesday as the 17-times grand slam champion said he could not train because of back problems. Federer, however, was hopeful, although not exactly optimistic, he could be ready for Friday's first singles. "It's...
  • Pune Marathas beat Hyderabad Aces in CTL tie 3 days ago

    Hyderabad: Impressive wins by world number six Agnieszka Radwanska and seasoned Marcos Baghdatis paved the way for Pune Marathas's close 26-25 victory over Hyderabad Aces in the Champions Tennis League (CTL) at the L B Stadium here on Tuesday. In a format where the final result is decided on the basis...
  • Champions of Tennis: Game's legends on CNN-IBN 3 days ago

    The Champions Tennis League (CTL), a brainchild of Indian tennis legend Vijay Amritraj, got under way on November 17 in New Delhi. ...
  • Rafael Nadal to return to playing in January 4 days ago

    Madrid: Rafael Nadal says he will return to playing at the start of the year. The 14-time Grand Slam champion hasn't played since having his appendix removed this month, forcing him to miss the season-ending ATP finals. Nadal says "I will play in Abu Dhabi in January, and after that I will...