TENNIS

  • Andy Murray in Tour Finals, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer win 7 hours 35 minutes ago

    Andy Murray's recent resurgence continued when the Briton qualified for the ATP World Tour Finals by reaching the Paris Masters quarter-finals with a 6-3 6-3 win against Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov on Thursday. After dropping outside the world top 10 following his US Open quarter-final exit, Murray began a late push for...
  • My commitment for India should not be questioned: Leander Paes 17 hours 53 minutes ago

    A day after sports ministry made it clear that athletes who remain unavailable for national duty would not get financial aid from it, top tennis star Leander Paes said his commitment should not be questioned since he has given his all in the last 24 years while playing for India. The...
  • Andy Murray clinches ATP finals berth in Paris; Anderson upsets Wawrinka 18 hours 8 minutes ago

    Paris: Andy Murray extended his impressive run of form to reach the quarter-finals at the Paris Masters and book his place in the ATP Finals on Thursday. After missing last year's season-ending tournament following surgery on his back, the eight-seeded Scot pushed hard to qualify for the indoor event for the...
  • Minimum cost of ticket in IPTL is Rs 3240 Yesterday

    New Delhi: The minimum cost of the three-day ticket to watch top stars, including Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, in action during the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) has been fixed at Rs 3,240 while the most costly ones are available at Rs 49,680. The IPTL matches will be hosted at...
  • Roger Federer, Andy Murray advance at Paris Masters Yesterday

    Paris: Roger Federer was made to fight all the way by local favorite Jeremy Chardy before reaching the third round of the Paris Masters on Wednesday, while Andy Murray moved one match away from qualifying for the ATP Finals. The 17-time Grand Slam champion completed a 7-6 (5), 6-7 (5), 6-4...
  • Petra Kvitova, Angelique Kerber to play in Fed Cup final Yesterday

    Prague: Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova will lead the Czech Republic and Angelique Kerber will play for Germany in next week's Fed Cup final. Following an early exit from the WTA Finals, Kvitova has a chance to win the Fed Cup title for the third time in four years while Germany is...
  • Stanislas Wawrinka, Milos Raonic advance at Paris Masters Yesterday

    Paris: Stanislas Wawrinka won his first match in more than a month Wednesday and advanced to the third round of the Paris Masters. The third-seeded Wawrinka ended a three-match losing streak with a 6-4, 7-6 (6) win over 37th-ranked Dominic Thiem, the youngest player in the top 50. After consecutive losses in...
  • IPTL will take tennis to new regions: Andy Murray 2 days ago

    Dubai: Looking forward to his stint in the upcoming International Premier Tennis League, British number one Andy Murray says the event will take the sport to new regions. Murray will lead Manila Mavericks in Mahesh Bhupathi's league, starting November 28 in Philippines. "Attracting new fans to the sport is important and I'm...
  • Champions Tennis League announces Indian juniors 2 days ago

    Bangalore: The Vijay Amritraj backed Champions Tennis League (CTL), on Wednesday announced the draft of the Indian juniors into CTL's six city teams. CTL is at the forefront of promoting tennis at the grassroots level and being a part of CTL is a great opportunity for juniors to mingle with,...
  • Sania Mirza excited to be in Roger Federer's team in IPTL 2 days ago

    Hyderabad: On a high after winning the WTA Finals doubles crown and a clutch of prestigious titles this year, Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza says she is now bracing up for the International Premier Tennis League where she would in the same team as Swiss veteran Roger Federer. "I think it...
  • Andy Murray sets sights on 2015 majors 2 days ago

    A resurgent Andy Murray will play for a sixth straight week when he competes at the Paris Masters in a bid to finish the season in the top four and gain a better draw at the 2015 majors. The two-time Grand Slam champion, who plays Julien Benneteau in the second round...
  • Champion Novak Djokovic breezes through at Paris Masters 2 days ago

    World number one Novak Djokovic began his Paris Masters title defence with a routine 6-3 6-4 win over German Philipp Kohlschreiber in the second round on Tuesday. The top seed, who had a first-round bye, next faces 13th-seeded American John Isner or Frenchman Gael Monfils for a place in the...
  • Fernando Verdasco beats Gilles Simon to reach 3rd round in Paris 2 days ago

    Paris: Fernando Verdasco advanced to the third round of the Paris Masters by beating 15th-seeded Gilles Simon 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 Tuesday. Verdasco, a former top-10 player from Spain, broke Simon on match point when the Frenchman sent a forehand long. In the first round, Tommy Robredo of Spain beat Vasek Pospisil of...
  • Watch: Table Tennis world champion's celebration costs him $45K 2 days ago

    Beijing: China's world and Olympic table tennis champion Zhang Jike may face further action after being stripped of USD 45,000 in prize money for damaging advertising hoardings during over enthusiastic victory celebrations at a tournament in Germany. Reigning singles world champion Jike kicked an advertising hoarding next to the court, breaking...
  • Fabrice Santoro to be Indian team's coach in IPTL 2 days ago

    Dubai: Frenchman Fabrice Santoro will feature in the Roger Federer-led Indian 'Aces' in a dual role of player-cum-coach in the upcoming International Premier Tennis League (IPTL). Apart from Federer, former Serbian world number one Ana Ivanovic, legendary Pete Sampras, Gael Monfils and India's Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna form the Indian...
  • Djokovic vies to hold off Federer for No. 1 2 days ago

    Paris: Amid the joy of becoming a father, Novak Djokovic has to turn his attention back to tennis rather quickly as he tries to fend off Roger Federer for the year-end No. 1 ranking. Djokovic is defending his title at the Paris Masters this week, his first tournament since the birth...
  • International Premier Tennis League announces team coaches 2 days ago

    Dubai: Organisers of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) Tuesday announced the names of coaches for the four franchises of the tournament, based in Asian cities - Manila, Singapore, New Delhi and Dubai. Australians Joshua Eagle and David Macpherson were named coaches of the Singapore Slammers and the UAE Royals respectively,...
  • Sam Querrey beats 2012 runner-up Jerzy Janowicz at Paris Masters 2 days ago

    Paris: American qualifier Sam Querrey reached the second round of the Paris Masters by beating 2012 runner-up Jerzy Janowicz 6-7 (5), 6-2, 6-4 on Monday. Querrey had 17 aces to 12 for Janowicz, a 2013 Wimbledon semifinalist from Poland, and 46 winners to 32. Richard Gasquet of France, Philipp Kohlschreiber of...
  • After an amazing 2014, Sania Mirza targets number one spot 2 days ago

    Hyderabad: Having ended a successful year with victory in the WTA Tour Finals, Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza has set her sights on becoming the doubles world number one next season. "That's pretty amazing. People expect that much of me and wish so much for me. Like I said, I am...
  • I want to become world no. 1 in doubles: Sania Mirza 3 days ago

    "In 2010, I thought I was going to retire. And here I am in 2014, playing the best tennis of my life. Hopefully, I can get to my goal of becoming No. 1 next year," Sania said. ...
  • Andy Murray beats Tommy Robredo to win Valencia Open 4 days ago

    Andy Murray saved five match points before fighting back to beat Tommy Robredo 3-6, 7-6 (7), 7-6 (8) in a grueling Valencia Open final on Sunday. Last month, Murray also saved five match points against the Spaniard on his way to winning the final in Shenzhen, China. This time, he had...
  • Roger Federer beats David Goffin for 6th Swiss Indoors title 4 days ago

    Basel: Top-seeded Roger Federer won a sixth Swiss Indoors title on Sunday, comfortably defeating David Goffin of Belgium in straight sets to end a run of two successive final defeats at his hometown tournament. Federer took just 52 minutes to win 6-2, 6-2, delighting the partisan crowd as he inflicted what...
  • Serena Williams beats Simona Halep to win WTA Finals title 4 days ago

    The lead-up to Sunday's championship match at the WTA Finals suggested Serena Williams would face a major challenge to beat Simona Halep, but then, the No. 1-ranked player has made a career out of performing at her best when it matters most. She did it again in Singapore, dispatching Halep 6-3,...
  • Sania Mirza-Cara Black win doubles title at WTA Finals 5 days ago

    The India-Zimbabwe tennis pairing of Sania Mirza and Cara Black clinched the prestigious season-ending WTA Finals title on Sunday. The third seeds, playing their last tournament together, took exactly an hour to thrash second seeds Hsieh Su-wei (Chinese Taipei) and Peng Shuai (China) 6-1, 6-0 in the women's double final, being...
  • Andy Murray beats David Ferrer to reach Valencia Open final 5 days ago

    Valencia: Andy Murray beat top-seeded David Ferrer 6-4, 7-5 on Saturday to reach the final of the Valencia Open. The third-seeded Murray, who won the title in 2009, bettered Ferrer at his own ground game to win most of their long rallies on the indoor hard court. The Briton jumped to an...
  • Roger Federer beats Ivo Karlovic to reach Swiss Indoors final 5 days ago

    Basel: Top-seeded Roger Federer defeated big-serving Ivo Karlovic 7-6 (8), 3-6, 6-3 on Saturday to reach a ninth consecutive Swiss Indoors final and his 11th overall in his hometown of Basel. Federer, who is looking for his sixth Swiss Indoors title after finishing runner-up in the past two editions, will meet...
  • Sania Mirza-Cara Black record nervy win, enter WTA year-end finals 5 days ago

    Singapore: Sania Mirza and Cara Black showed nerves of steel as they saved three match points in the Super Tie Break against Kveta Peschke and Katarina Srebotnik to cruise into the summit clash of the WTA year-end finals on Saturday. The third-seeded Indo-Zimbabwean pair was trailing 6-9 but showed amazing resilience...
  • Halep thumps Radwanska to set up rematch with Serena at WTA Finals 5 days ago

    Simona Halep crushed Agnieszka Radwanska 6-2, 6-2 on Saturday to join Serena Williams in the championship decider at the WTA Finals. The pint-sized Romanian rebounded from her loss to Ana Ivanovic in the last group match on Friday to dominate Radwanska at Singapore's National Indoor Stadium. Halep broke Radwanska's serve five times...
  • Scott Hend pulls two clear of Anirban Lahiri at Macau Open 5 days ago

    Macau: Anirban Lahiri put himself into the lead pair for the final round of the Venetian Macau Open with a flawless four-under 67 on Saturday. Second-placed Lahiri is now 12-under for three rounds and just two shots behind defending champion Scott Hend of Australia, who also shot a 67 today in...
  • Serena Williams beats Caroline Wozniacki in three-set thriller to reach WTA final 6 days ago

    Serena Williams regained her composure after smashing her racquet and being on the brink of defeat to beat Caroline Wozniacki 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (6) on Saturday and reach the title match at the WTA Finals. The best of friends off the court, the pair slugged it out like two prizefighters for...